7 Days Lemosho Route Trekking

Safari Overview

The 7 days Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route is one of 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 7 days Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route provides optimal conditions for acclimatisation which increases your chance of reaching the glorious summit.

7 Days Kilimanjaro

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

After enjoying an appetising meal at the hotel, you will embark on a bumpy three-hour drive from Moshi to the Londorossi Gate. We will travel amid the fascinating town of Boma N’gombe and the native people of Sanya Juu. Registration will be completed at the gate and then we will drive to the starting point of your trek at 2,350m. The trail journeys through the thick, untamed rainforest for the duration of the day. Adorable Bush Babies and curious Black and White Colobus Monkeys may peer down from the high trees. Mti Mkubwa Camp is our final destination for the day and the hike is fairly short.

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

The trail heads towards Shira Camp 1 and there is shift in scenery to the heather and moorland zone – an arid landscape sprinkled with contrasting silver fauna and flora as well as the enormous lobelias. Stunning views of Mount Meru engulfing the fiery sunset are present in the west and the gleaming Kibo Peak makes its presence known. The light clouds will begin to float around you as you cross several calming streams to get to the Shira Ridge (3,600m). We will proceed to Shira Camp 1 where a delicious meal awaits.

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

The moorland landscape remains with its dusty, rocky ground and low grasses and shrubs. The bright everlastings erupt from the ground and the concentric rings of leaves on the celestial lobelias are astonishing. The scenic views of the towering mountain are best observed from this area and the path is generally flat. A steaming hot lunch will be served at Shira Camp and after the short excursions for acclimatisation are complete, you will rest for the remainder of the day. In the evening the stars twinkle from the infinite arch of darkness. In areas they are sapphire balls and beautiful, shimmering in their heavenly finery. The ones on the outermost boundary, virtually outside the span of human comprehension, are like glinting pinpricks in a shroud of

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

Today the Lemosho route connects with the Machame route before approaching Lava Tower. The landscapes are magnificent and the trail begins with a gentle incline towards the beautiful sights Kibo Peak. The first milestone is a jagged ridge named the Shark’s Tooth (4,400m) and after crossing the mysterious shadow valleys we will come across the protruding Lava Tower (4,600m). Thousands of years ago enormous volcanos erupted and spluttered the remains of the once molten rocks. The gradual descent to the Barranco Camp features incredible views of the bleached Western Breach and the striking Barranco or ‘Breakfast’ Wall. This day follows the mountaineering principles of walking high and sleeping low, making it an ideal acclimation day.

Day 5 | Barranco Camp (3,950m) to Barafu Camp (4,700) Trekking Time: 6 – 7 hours / Distance: 9km / Altitude Gain: 750m

The day begins with a moderate trek up the Barranco Wall, it is steep but the climbing only requires your hands and feet for a short period of time (200m). Feelings of satisfaction will begin to emerge once you witness the beautiful landscape that includes the smoothed edges of Kibo peak and a vantage point of the frosted scenery. The trail begins to fluctuate as we cross various small streams and the Karanga River that excitedly hops over the rocks. We will stop at the Karanga Campsite for an appetising lunch (3,930m). An hour’s climb up a steep, granite lava ridge will lead us to the Barafu Camp. This signifies that you have conquered the South Circuit of the mountain and the views of the summit will shift. The infertile grounds at the Barafu Campsite tend to freeze over and the temperatures shift dramatically. A warm, hearty meal will be prepared and we suggest that you rest early as the midnight climb to the summit (1188m) is only a few hours away.

Day 6 | Barafu Camp (4,700m) to Summit (5895m) (Midnight start), descent to Mweka Camp (3100m) Trekking Time: 6 – 7 hours / Distance: 5km / Altitude Gain: 1195m

You will be awoken at 11:00pm to ensure that you have a light snack and a hot beverage before you embark on your 5km trek to the summit. Sixteen hours are needed to complete the trek, it goes without saying, this is the most taxing day on the 7 days Lemosho Route. The temperatures will dip to lows of up to -10°C. The trail along the stunning valley on the edge of scree fields will gradually increase. Stella’s Point (5,672m) is the first milestone and you will pass the glowing Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. Illuminating rays of orange, red and purple begin to burst from the sky as you reach the southern rim of Kibo (Marks an hour until the summit). Upon reaching Uhuru Peak (5,895m) you will attain an intangible reward, the heaven touching apex of the mountain drenched in a shroud of clouds and splotches of gleaming snow impale the lush floor. Across the horizon you will see the glaciers protruding like a row of thorns. Swaddled around them are necklaces of powdery snow, frosty ice fields and Mawenzi Peak. We will begin descending towards the Barafu Camp where we will have a short break before proceeding to the Mweka Camp (3,100m). The 9km trails features stunning views of the magnificent Kilimanjaro plains. The incline traverses down a rocky scree path through barren moorland and then you will enter the magnificent forest (4-5-hour hike). A tantalising meal will be served at the campsite and you will be able to snuggle in your sleeping bag.

Day 7 | Mweka Camp (3,100m) to Mweka Gate (1,800m) Trekking Time: 4 – 5 hours / Distance: 10km / Altitude Loss: 1300m

You will enjoy an appetizing breakfast before your descent to the Mweka Gate (1,300m). The stroll provides you with beautiful scenery. A Gold Summit Certificate will be awarded upon reaching the gate, a token to symbolize successfully tackling the 7-day Lemosho Route. From the tranquil Mweka Village, our driver will transport you to the airport from where you will link your flight back home. If you’ve chosen to continue on a safari – well, that’s another adventure and we’ll manage that for you as well!

All payments are in USD only ( the prices quoted are per person).

7 Days Lemosho Route Trekking

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7 Days Lemosho Route Trekking

1 Pax : $ 2409

2 Pax : $ 1967

3 Pax : $ 1825

4 Pax : $ 1750

5 Pax : $ 1697

$ 2409

$ 1967

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$ 1697

Embark on an exhilarating adventure with our seasoned guides as they reveal the natural wonders of Mount Meru. Let them lead you to experience the breathtaking landscapes and encounter the unique beauty of this iconic mountain. A warm invitation beckons you to explore the captivating heights of Mount Meru!

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5 January 2024
Tolle Tour, top Guide, persönlicher Service, schöne Unterkünfte - perfekte Safari Ich war 8 Tage mit diesem Jairos Adventure im Norden Tansanias unterwegs - Tarangire, Manyara, Lake Natron, Serengeti und Ngorongoro Krater. Vorabkontakt aufmerksam, realktionsschnell, kundenorientiert. Von der Abholung in JRO bis zur Verabschiedung war der Service exzellent und es bestanden echte Interesse am Wohlbefinden des Gast und seinen Bedürfnissen. Ezekiel war ein ausgezeichneter, aufmerksamer Guide, der mit Herz bei der Sache war und sich auch sehr bemühte gute Positionen fürs Fotografieren zu finden (ja, man kann hier auch als Fotograf buchen und happy werden). Das Preis/ Leistungsverhältnis war ausgezeichnet. Ich würde sagen, das beste das ich je auf einer Safari hatte und auch sonst - Guide und Unterkünfte - einfach sehr gut und fein ausgewählt. Ich würde jederzeit wieder hier buchen. Es war besser als bei deutlich teureren Safaris bislang.
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6 December 2023
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lotting B
27 November 2023
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28 October 2023
Unforgettable safari experience Jairos and Vienna are very responsible tour arrangers. They respond to emails quickly and they make efforts trying to meet our requirements. Food was good the whole time and they made sure we had fruits, water, and snacks every day. Our guide Ezekial was professional and very experienced. We felt safe and secured even when the road condition was rough when it rained. We learned a lot about animals from our guide and thanks for the knowledge! Thanks again for arranging us such an unforgettable trip. I’m already in love with this beautiful land and will be coming back.
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22 October 2023
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18 October 2023
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29 April 2023
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20 January 2023
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29 December 2022
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HAny A
11 December 2022
Amazing safari with Jairos Thanks Jairos for the great hospitality.. we had amazing time. The driver Ezekiel was super friendly and very knowledgeable. The car was very clean and equipped with binoculars. The hotels we stayed in were excellent with great plenty of food variety and very friendly staff.. overall, I very much recommend Jairos for an unforgettable safari experience

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