8 Days Lemosho Route
The Lemosho Route is an unspoilt, remote, little used and beautiful way up to the Shira Plateau. It can either be used to gain the Western Breach route or followed by the Kibo South Circuit to ascend by the easier Barafu Route.
The route is one of the few where groups may be accompanied on the first day by an armed ranger, as the forests around the Lemosho Glades are rich in buffalo, elephant and other big game animals.
Day by day Itinerary
East African safari Forest Camp 2780m
Morning drive to Kilimanjaro entrance gate with picnic lunches after registration formalities start climbing through the forest up to the forest camp a gentle walk of a few hours to stretch our legs in anticipation of the long climb ahead.
DINNER AND OVERNIGHT AT FOREST CAMP.
Shira 1 Camp 3500m
After breakfast, we start a slow walk to aid acclimatization through the forest and into the Hagenia zone, Where the vegetation begins for thin out as we approach the Shira Plateau. Shira is one of the three craters of the Kilimanjaro volcanic Massif, from our camp we have a great view of the Shira needless and Mount Meru.
DINNER AND OVERNIGHT AT SHIRA 1 CAMP.
east african safari Shira 2 Camp 3900m
After a spectacular sunrise that reveals the magnitude of the distant snow – capped crater, we slowly climb into the alpine heather zone approaching the Kibo massif from the west, to over camp. Today is a shorter walk allowing to further exploration of the Lobelias, Senecios and other endemic plants.
DINNER AND OVERNIGHT AT SHIRA 2 CAMP.
Lava Tower Camp 4640m
After breakfast morning walking on lava ridges, beneath the glaciers of Western Breach. After lunch at Lava tower campsite, walk of the rocky lower slopes of the western breach to reach the ruins of the old hut at Arrow Glacier.This afternoon is recommended for acclimatization.
DINNER AND OVERNIGHT AT LAVA TOWER CAMP.
Arrow Glacier Camp 4830m
Morning in order to aid acclimatization, we slow down the pace and walk a short distance to the base of the breach where we make our camp at Arrow Glacier, the afternoon in free for a short walk for acclimatization. As temperature drops, we are treated to one of the finest sunsets in Africa.
DINNER AND OVERNIGHT AT ARROW GLACIER CAMP.
Crater Camp 5730m
Another early start after a cold night and we face up to the imposting western Breach that loons above us. We take ascent route climbing slowly for six hours. our path sometimes covered in the famous snow of Kilimanjaro. As we reach the top of the wall we slowly traverse a crater before arriving at our special camp, for high her than any other on the Mountain. Here we rest up for the final push tomorrow.
DINNER AND OVERNIGHT AT CRATER CAMP.
Summit/ Mweka Camp
Thanks to our careful acclimatization and slow ascent to this final comp, we are closer to the summit than any of the other climbers and do not lave a gruelling final day with only a final two hour hike to the cater summit and a ten minute final stretch to Uhuru Summit 5895M arriving at the summit for sunrise.
After thrilling scree runs for two hrs we follow the Mweka descend, after we reach Mweka camp here we at celebrating our achievements the definitive moments of our life.
DINNER AND OVERNIGHT MWEKA CAMP 3080M.
After breakfast then continue to go down to Mweka gate 1630m were you sign your name and details and register – here successful climbers receiver their summit certificates. After transfer to Hotels for resting.