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Climbing Kilimanjaro (5895 m). Lemosho Crater Route

Climbing Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Peak (5895 m). Lemosho Crater Route, 9 (8) days

  • The cost of the full package of services - 1650 $

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  • Africa. Tanzania
  • Climbing Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Peak (5895 m)
  • Maximum height: 5895 m
  • Program Category: Mountaineering
  • The complexity of the program: basic (NOT REQUIRED PRELIMINARY PREPARATION!)
  • Duration: 9 (8) days
  • Season: September, December - February
  • First ascent:  Hans Meyer, Ludwig Purtscheller, 1889
  • Program cost: 1650 USD

The state of Tanzania (United Republic of Tanzania) is located in the eastern part of central Africa, washed by the Indian Ocean, in which there are a number of islands, including the archipelago of Zanzibar. The capital is Dodoma.

On the territory of Tanzania are: 15 National Parks, the highest mountain in Africa - Kilimanjaro (5895 m), the largest freshwater lake in Africa - Lake Victoria.

Kilimanjaro International Airport, located between the cities of Arusha and Moshi, approximately 50 km south-west from the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Kilimanjaro is the highest point in Africa (5895 m), an extinct stratovolcano located in northeastern Tanzania, near the cities of Arusha and Moshi. The highest point of the mountain is Uhuru peak (5895 m). The peak was first conquered by Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtsheller in 1889. There are two more peaks, also extinct volcanoes: Mawenzi (5149 m, the third highest peak in Africa after Uhuru and the mountains of Kenya) and Shira (3962 m). Climbing Kilimanjaro is carried out on such popular routes: Marangu, Lemosho, Machame, Rongai, Umbre, Shira, Mweka and new Northern Circuit Crater Route. The number of days for climbing, from 5 (normal) to 10 days. It depends on the state of the group, how much you are ready to go, distances from 5 to 12 km every day, time from 5 to 7 hours.

Mount Meru (4566 m), volcano - the second peak of Tanzania (after Kilimanjaro), is located in Arusha National Park, about 70 km south-west of Mount Kilimanjaro. Currently, the mountain consists of two peaks: the great Meru, which also bears the peak of Socialist  (4566 m) and the small Meru (3820 m). Climbing Mount Meru (4566 m) - good training and acclimatization before climbing Mount Kilimanjaro (5895 m).

Since we are in the equatorial climate zone, there are two seasons: wet (the rainy season reigns tentatively in April-May and November) and dry for the rest of the year. Accordingly, the ascents are held from January to mid-March, from mid-June to October and from mid-December to January.

Guides, Rangers

According to the rules of the park, in order to SAFETY, we are ALWAYS accompanied by an armed ranger !!! The team is led by a local certified English / French / German speaking guide.

Climbing Kilimanjaro (5895 m). Lemosho Crater Route
Article:
300
Country:
Tanzania
Tour type:
Climbing Kilimanjaro
Directions:
Lemosho crater route
Complexity:
Easy
Number of participants:
From 1 person
Duration:
9 days
Price:
1 650 USD
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Climbing Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Peak (5895 m). Lemosho Crater Route, 9 (8) days

About This Route

The Lemosho route is one of our preferred route due beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate. The Lemosho route located from the west that begins with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. Sometime the route is dusty due to many vehicles. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the lush rainforest to Shira Plateau. We recommend a minimum of 7 days to attempt this route but 8 days is preferable for better acclimatization and summit success. The Lemosho route joins the Machame route after Shira 2 Camp and then follows the same route through the southern circuit and descending at Mweka Gate.

Day 1: You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to Parkview In hotel/Kilimanjaro wonders Hotel or Weruweru River lodge in Moshi town, you will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. Gear which is missing can be rented on this day. Overnight at your arranged Hotel. Hotel is Bed & Breakfast basis.

Day 2: Lemosho Glades (2385m) to Big Tree Camp (2780m)

You will be picked up at your hotel at around 08:00am and transferred to the Lemosho route at Londorosi gate which is located at western side of Kilimanjaro. After the registration process you will still start our climb steadily through the forests of the Lemosho glades to reach Big Tree camp where you will be spending the night. 
Distance covered: 7km / 4.3mi / Approx. time taken: 4 hours / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 3: Big Tree Camp (2780m) to Shira 1 Camp (3500m)

Today you will trek across a plateau of grassy moorland and heather scattered with volcanic rock formations. Our destination for today is the Shira 1 Camp from where there are often views of Kibo Peak floating on the clouds. We gain a reasonable amount of altitude today and parts of the route are fairly steep. 
Distance covered: 8.5km / 5.3mi / Approx. time taken: 7 hours  / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

ATTENTION!!! For a 8 day tour, on this day, we have a longer trekking tour, we pass by the Shira 1 Camp (3500m) and go straight to Shira 2 Camp (3900m). (Today you will cover a lot of ground as you trek across a plateau of grassy moorland and heather scattered with volcanic rock formations. We will trek through Shira 1 Camp from where there are often views of Kibo Peak floating on the clouds as we head towards our destination which is Shira 2. We gain a reasonable amount of altitude as we head towards Shira 1 and parts of the route are fairly steep. As you proceed towards Shira 2 you will get the chance to view the Northern Ice fields from the western side of the mountain with some unusual views of Kibo. Our steady climb across the moorland of the Shira Plateau will help with acclimatization and we enjoy great panoramic views. Distance covered: 16.5km / Approx. time taken: 9 - 11 hours / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner )

 

Day 4: Shira 1 Camp (3500m) to Shira 2 Camp (3900m)

Today you will get the chance to view the Northern Ice fields from the western side of the mountain with some unusual views of Kibo. Our steady climb across the moorland of the Shira Plateau will help with acclimatization and we enjoy great panoramic views. Our destination today is the Shira 2 Camp. In the afternoon you will take an acclimatization walk then head back to camp for dinner and overnight. 
Distance covered: 8km / 5mi / Approx. time taken: 5 hours / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 5: Shira 2 Camp (3900m) to Barranco Camp (3960m)

Your trek starts with an ascent with far-reaching panoramic views, walking in to the climatic zone of the upland desert and on the lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach. You will reach the distinct pinnacle of the Lava Tower (4640 m), our high point for the day and a great place to enjoy your lunch. In the afternoon we make a steep descent to our camp for the night, located in the base of the Great Barranco Valley (3960 m), sheltered by towering cliffs but with extensive views of the plains below. 
Distance covered: 10km / 6.2mi  / Approx. time taken: 7 hrs / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 6: Barranco Camp (3960m) to Karanga Camp (3963m)

Our day starts by descending into the start of the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We then exit steeply, up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It’s a climb over rock, not technical but long and tiring. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga valley. From here we have a steep climb up from Karanga valley to our night’s camp at Karanga camp, set at 3963m. For those feeling strong we will go for a mid-afternoon acclimatization trek up to around 4200m before descending back to camp for the night. 
Distance covered: 5.5km / 3.4mi / Approx. time taken: 5 hours / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 7: Karanga Camp (3963) to Barafu Camp (4640m)

After a good night’s rest and breakfast, we set off on our walk to Barafu camp at 4640m. The climb will take us across desolate scree slopes with no vegetation around us at all. It’s a tough steep walk made more difficult by the altitude. On arriving at camp we eat and spend the afternoon resting as we prepare for a long night and day ahead. It is important to keep hydrated and warm. We have an early dinner and then try to get some sleep as we will be getting up at between 11pm and 12pm to start the climb to the summit. 
Distance covered: 3km / 1.9mi / Approx. time taken: 3 hours / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 8: Barafu Camp (4640m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) to Mweka Camp (3100m)

We start off at around midnight, and walk steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. We will be climbing scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. We should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m) as the first rays of the sun hit us. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround us and the views to jagged Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour’s walking takes us to the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). We begin our descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope and track back to Barafu Camp for breakfast, before finally heading down to Mweka Camp for a long well-earned rest. 
Distance covered: 16.4km / 9.6mi / Approx. time taken: 13hours – 15hours / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 9: Trek Mweka Camp (3100m) to Mweka Gate (1630m)

A gentle trek takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates, which you can hang up with pride! We are then met by our vehicles and return to the hotel in Moshi, where you can treat yourself to a welcome shower then celebrate with cold drinks. Overnight at your arranged Hotel 
Distance covered: 9.1km / 7.5miles / Approx. time taken: 6 hours / Hotel: Bed & Breakfast

Day 10, etc.: This day left for your next destination.  If you wish, for a fee, you will be additionally offered: climbing Kilimanjaro (5895 m) another route, climbing Mount Meru (4566 m), Safari tours from 2 to 10 days, rest on Zanzibar and other programs. Meals: Breakfast Included

Climbing Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Peak (5895 m). Lemosho Crater Route, 9 (8) days

For 9 days

Moshi - Lemosho Glades (2385m) - Big Tree Camp (2780m) - Shira 1 Camp (3500m) - Shira 2 Camp (3900m) - Barranco Camp (3960m) - Karanga Camp (3963m) - Barafu Camp (4640m) - UHURU PEAK (5895m) - Mweka Camp (3100m) - Mweka Gate (1630m) - Moshi

For 8 days

Moshi - Lemosho Glades (2385m) - Big Tree Camp (2780m) - Shira 2 Camp (3900m) - Barranco Camp (3960m) - Karanga Camp (3963m) - Barafu Camp (4640m) - UHURU PEAK (5895m) - Mweka Camp (3100m) - Mweka Gate (1630m) - Moshi

Climbing Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Peak (5895 m). Lemosho Crater Route, 9 (8)ndays

  • The cost of the full package of services - 1650$ *

*) ATTENTION!!!

  • The minimum cost is indicated for one participant as part of a combined group of 11 or more people, 8 - days tour
  • Prices for individual participants and groups:
 

8 days tour, USD

9 days tour, USD

1 person

1950

2440

2 - 4 persons

1820

2310

5 - 7 persons

1770

2270

8 -10 persons

1710

2210

11 + persons

1650

2160

  • Price quotations for climbing are given on terms of escorting the group by a local CERTIFIED GUIDE, ENGLISH LANGUAGE. (This is a MANDATORY condition of the National Parks of Tanzania). As a rule, this is not a problem for the participants of the ascent, since the participant has enough knowledge of English at the school level.

Included:

  • Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro International Airport.
  • Pre & Post Trek accommodation at Parkview Inn or Kilimanjaro wonders Hotel
  • Park fees, camping fees, rescue fees and 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged.
  • 4 Season mountain tents
  • Sleeping Mats
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Filtered water throughout the trek
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Portable flush toilet can be provided for free upon client’s request.

Not Included:

  • Flights
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Services
  • A doctor for the group
  • Tips to mountain crew

Tip on Mountain Kilimanjaro is recommended for group sharing as following:

  • Guide $15 – $20/guide/day
  • Cook $10 – $15/day
  • Porters $8 – $10/porter/day.

        

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