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Climbing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route

8-Days Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route Trekking

The 8-day Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route is one of the most scenic trails on the west of Kilimanjaro and it is a virtual climate expedition. The shallow mountain stream wanders peacefully through the Barranco Valley’s bottom amid the clouds. Frosting shields the valleys whilst the azure glaciers extravagantly scatter across the landscape of the ice fields. Immature trees flourish amongst the towering emerald canopies and the lush vegetation conceals the moist floors.

Climbing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route

Arusha and Kilimanjaro

Durations: 8 Days | Locations: 2

Kilimanjaro gear list

The 8-day Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route is one of the most scenic trails on the west of Kilimanjaro and it is a virtual climate expedition. The shallow mountain stream wanders peacefully through the Barranco Valley’s bottom amid the clouds. Frosting shields the valleys whilst the azure glaciers extravagantly scatter across the landscape of the ice fields. Immature trees flourish amongst the towering emerald canopies and the lush vegetation conceals the moist floors. Thick shadows cast down from the bright sun. Faint buffalo trails are carved into the smooth grounds of the Shira Plateau and milky white mist, clings to and enrobes everything it can. You will encounter the stunning sights of the Lava Tower and scramble up the impressive Barranco wall. There is a slight chance of spotting some magnificent wildlife along the leisurely trail. The 8-day Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route provides optimal conditions for acclimatisation which increases your chance of reaching the glorious summit.

Highlights

Day 1 | Moshi to Starting point (2,300m) to Mti Mkubwa (2,750m) Walking Time: 3 hours Distance: 7 km Altitude Gain: 450m

Day 2 | Mti Mkubwa (2,750m) to Shira Camp 1 (3,550m) Walking Time: 6-7 hours Distance: 10 km Altitude Gain: 800m

Day 3 | Shira Camp 1 (3,550m) to Shira Camp 2 (3,840m) Walking Time: 3-4hours Distance: 8km Altitude Gain: 290m

Day 4 | Shira Camp 2 (3,840m) to Barranco Camp (3,950m) via Lava Tower Walking Time: 6-7 hours Distance: 11km Altitude Gain: 110m

Day 5 | Barranco Camp (3,950m) to Karanga Camp (3,930m) Walking Time: 4 – 5 hours Distance: 5km Altitude Gain: 200m Altitude Loss: 220m

Day 6 | Karanga Camp (3,930m) to Barafu Camp (4,700m) Walking Time: 2- 4 hours Distance: 4km Altitude Gain: 770m

Day 7 | Barafu Camp (4,700m) to Summit (5,895m) (midnight start) descent to Mweka Camp (3,100m) Walking Time: 14 – 16 hours Distance: 19km Altitude Gain: 1195m

Day 8 | Mweka Camp (3,100m) to Mweka Gate (1,800m) to Moshi Walking Time: 4 – 5 hours Distance: 10km Altitude Loss: 1300m
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