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Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Lemosho Route

Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Lemosho Route

Mountaineering·
Hiking
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Start: Moshi
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End: Moshi

Considered by many to be the most beautiful path up the western breach of the mountain.

Activity
LocationMt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Duration10 days
Start / EndMoshi / Moshi
Tour operatorG Adventures

Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Lemosho Route

Mountaineering·
Hiking·
10 days·G Adventures
Start: Moshi
·
End: Moshi

Description

Take the challenging and less-travelled Lemosho route, considered by many to be the most beautiful path up the western breach of the mountain, to the Shira Plateau. This adventure starts off with a few long days as you gain altitude, and has several days built in to help you acclimatize, improving your chances of making the summit. Enjoy the climb through magnificent forests and moorland, and e...

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Itinerary

Day 1Moshi
Arrive at any time.
Day 2Moshi/Mti Mkubwa Camp
Begin the Lemosho trail of Mt Kilimanjaro ending for the day at the Mti Mkubwa Campsite.
Day 3Mti Mkubwa Camp/Shira 1 Camp
Climb into the moorland over the Shira ridge and down to the plateau and the Shira 1 Camp.
Day 4Shira 1 Camp/Shira 2 Camp
Travel across the Shira plateau, with time for short acclimatization walks. Because the hiking time is only about 3 hours today, use the free time to take a number of short acclimatization walks around and above the Shira 2 Camp. This camp is more exposed than the previous night's camp. It may be windier and colder, with temperatures dropping to below freezing.
Day 5Shira 2 Camp/Barranco Camp
Climb through rocky scree to the Lava Tower. Descend into the Great Barranco Valley to acclimatize and camp.
Day 6Barranco Camp/Karanga Camp
Tackle the Great Barranco Wall up into the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley.
Day 7Karanga Camp/Barafu Camp
Trek through the alpine desert up to Barafu Camp. Prepare for the midnight start of the summit attempt. In preparation for the final ascent the same night, you will familiarize yourself with the terrain before dark, and prepare your equipment and thermal clothing for the summit attempt. Sleep may be difficult, but lie down after dinner to try and rest for the 1295m final ascent.
Day 8Barafu Camp/Mweka Camp
At midnight, begin the summit trek. Conquer the rim of the main crater, then cross the scree and snow to Uhuru Peak. Descend to Mweka Camp. This stretch is the longest, and the most mentally and physically challenging of the trek. But the feeling of conquering Kilimanjaro will stay with you forever.
Day 9Mweka Camp/Moshi
Continue descent through the forested, lower slopes to Moshi. Meet the mamas of the Moshi Women’s Cooperative, a G supported project, for a climbing ceremony. Arrive to Moshi in the afternoon. Time to relax, take a shower, and celebrate with a drink. Cheers to climbing Mt Kilimanjaro! Before dinner, you will be welcomed and congratulated on your climb by the mamas of the Moshi Women’s Cooperative, a project supported by G Adventures. They will present you with a gift and a certificate to remember all your efforts on the mountain.
Day 10Moshi
Depart at any time.

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Accommodation

Simple hotel (2 nts), full-service alpine camping (7 nts).

What's Included

Your G for Good Moment: Moshi Women's Cooperative Visit, Moshi. 8-day guided group trek up Mt Kilimanjaro's Lemosho Route with local guides, cooks and porters. Additional "acclimatization day" during ascent. All permits and fees. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners

What to Take

As you will be trekking up Africa’s highest mountain, you will be passing through a number of different climate zones, and should pack to prepare for a number of extremes – hot and sunny, cool, cloudy, and misty, fog, rain (your first day you will ascending through a section of rain forest), wind, and lastly snow and cold. You may experience one or all of these conditions in the same day on your t... Read more
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