Lemosho Route

Lemosho Route up Mount Kilimanjaro :: Good Earth Tours & Safaris

Trip Summary: 7 days on the Mountain

Itinerary Details
Day 1 Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, transfer to accommodation in Arusha; Planet Lodge
Day 2 After breakfast, we drive to the Londorosi gate for a few minutes of registration and other formalities. The 4WD will take you further up to Lemosho Glades, after which you will walk for about 4 hours to Mti Mkubwa Campsite (9,200 ft) for dinner and overnight at the camp ~ B, L, D
Day 3 After breakfast, we leave for Shira Plateau (11,550 ft), walking through the moorland’s steepening track. Dinner and overnight at Shira I Camp ~ B, L, D
Day 4 Today we continue to hike across the high desert to Shira II Camp (12,220 ft), with significant acclimatization effect as we go up the mountain ~ B, L, D
Day 5 After breakfast, we leave for Barranco Camp (13,100 ft) and spend the night there ~ B, L, D
Day 6 After breakfast, we leave for Barafu Camp (14,910 ft). We pass through the last water drop at Karanga Valley on the way up. Overnight at Barafu Camp ~ B, L, D
Day 7 Wake up at midnight and after a small snack, ascend to Uhuru Peak through the Stella Point (18,640 ft). After reaching the summit, we will head down to Mweka Camp (10,100 ft) for dinner and overnight ~ B, L, D
Day 8 After breakfast, we head down to Mweka Gate with a lunch packet where a vehicle waiting will take you to Planet Lodge ~ B, L
Day 9 Transfer to the airport for your return flight ~ B
Route waypoints Time (approx)
Londorosi – Mti Mkubwa Campsite 3 – 4 hrs
Mti Mkubwa Campsite – Shira I Camp 5 – 6 hrs
Shira I Camp – Shira II Camp 4 – 6 hrs
Shira II Camp – Barranco Camp 6 – 7 hrs
Barranco Camp – Barafu Camp 6 – 7 hrs
Barafu Camp – Uhuru Peak 6 – 8 hrs
Mweka Camp – Mweka Gate 3 – 4 hrs

Item / Years 2016 2017
Prices (in USD) $ 2,535 $ 2,610
Cost for adding an extra day on trek $ 270 $ 270
Dates: every week except in April and May; some restrictions may apply

For guests who prefer to arrive a day earlier, we recommend a day trip to Arusha National Park for a game drive and hiking for the extra cost of $250/person, including the additional hotel night in Arusha.

Price Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfers from Kilimanjaro International Airport, as well as free shuttle transfer, Nairobi – Arusha – Nairobi, if flying to/from Nairobi.
  • Accommodation in mountain huts or mountain tents with mattresses; we use the highest quality of expedition tents by Eureka or Mountain Hardware.
  • Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All park fees, including mountain rescue fees, government taxes, and all applicable fees and taxes
  • Services of a professional leading guide who is medically trained, certified, licensed, and English speaking
  • Dining tent on the trek for meals
  • Services of English-speaking assistant guide(s), a skilled cook, and enough porters for a guest’s luggage, food, water, and dinning tent
  • Transport back and forth from your hotel and the mountain
  • Use of radios/phones to increase your safety

Price Excludes

  • Items of personal nature such as passport, visa, traveler’s insurance, medical evacuation insurance ($50 value)
  • Tips to guides and porters
  • International airfare (unless explicitly stated)
  • Medical equipment which can be rented well in advance for the following costs: $250/group for hyperbaric chamber, $210/group for an emergency oxygen cylinder and $140/group for a stretcher. Please note these prices include a porter to carry the equipment.
  • Portable toilets: If you are concerned about using public toilets, a portable toilet is available for an extra $110/person or $180/group. This service must be confirmed at the time of booking.

Note

  • The luggage that porters are allowed to carry is limited to 35 pounds (ie: 15 kgs)
  • Overweight or extra luggage will require an extra porter at a rate of $10/bag/day
  • You can leave extra luggage at your hotel in Arusha or at our office (do not leave any valuables like cash, jewelry, electronics, etc)

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