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10 Day Lemosho Route-Women Trekking Experince

10 Day Lemosho Route-Women Trekking Experince

THE LEMOSHO ROUTE: is considered the most scenic trail on Kilimanjaro, granting panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. As one of the newer routes, Lemosho is a superb choice for your climb. It is our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low crowds, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate. Ultimate Kilimanjaro specializes in guiding on the Lemosho route. Most of our clients climb Kilimanjaro using this route and they consistently report that they loved it. Thus, Lemosho is highly recommended.

The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the rain forest to Shira Ridge. The Lemosho route crosses the entire Shira Plateau from west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike. Crowds are low until the route joins the Machame route near Lava Tower. Then the route traverses underneath Kilimanjaro’s Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Descent is made via the Mweka route.

DAY 01: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha.

Distance: 43 Km

Welcome to Tanzania.On arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport you’ll meet your safari guide/driver who will transfer you to Arusha city to Green Mountain Hotel for dinner and overnight. Our driver will display your name on an Mupana Tours signboard. These procedures ensure that you are picked up by the correct driver, rather than by some of the airport taxi drivers who are looking for business. You’ll get a chance for safari briefing or introduction before your dinner.

  • Meals: Dinner and Overnight
  • Professional English speaking guide

DAY 02: Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa

Elevation: 7,742 ft to 9,498 ft
Distance: 6 km/4 miles
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest

After tasty breakfast(07.00) in your hotel, you leave from Arusha town to Londorossi Gate, where you,ll complete entry formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho trailhead (another hour to reach the trailhead). Upon arrival at trailhead in time to have your picnic lunch, and then commence through undisturbed forest which winds to the first camp site. Elevation (ft) 7,800ft to 95,00ft (3-4 hours walking on 6km).

  • Meals:Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner
  • Overnight: Mti Mkubwa camp (95,00ft)
  • Professional English speaking guide

DAY 03: Mti Mkubwa to Shira 1 Camp

Elevation: 9,498 ft to 11,500 ft
Distance: 8 km/ 5miles
Hiking Time 5-6 hours
Habitat: Health

After eary breakfast, you’ll depart from forest camp to shira 1 camp. Keep moving out of the forest and into a savannah of tall grasses, heather, and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 camp. The view of Kibo from across the plateau is amazing. Elevation 9,500ft to 11,500ft while we have (5-6 walking hours in 8km).

  • Meals:Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner
  • Overnight: Shira 1 Camp (11,500ft)
  • Profesional English speaking guide

DAY 04: Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp

Elevation: 11,500 ft to 13,800 ft
Distance: 11 km/ 7 miles
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
Habitat: Heath

Your breakfast today is at the civilised hour of 08.00 . Time to explore the Shira Plateau for a full day. It is a gentle walk east on moorland meadows towards Shira 2 Camp. Then you’ll divert from the main trail to Moir Hut, a little used site on the base of Lent Hills. A variety of walks are available on Lent Hills making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Shira Plateau is one of the highest plateaus on earth. Dinner tonight will be 18.00.

  • Meals:Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner
  • Overnight: Shira 2 Camp (13,800ft)
  • Profesional English speaking guide

DAY 05 : Shira 2 Camp to Barranco Camp

Elevation: 13,800 ft to 15,190 ft
Distance: 7 km/4 miles
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert

After your breakfast, you’ll begin the day climbing up a ridge and then head southeast towards the Lava Tower – a 300 ft tall volcanic rock formation. You’ll descend down to Barranco Camp through the strange but beautiful Senecio Forest to an altitude of 13,000 ft. Although you begin and end the day at the same elevation, the time spent at higher altitude is very beneficial for acclimatization.

  • Meals:Breakfast-Picnic Lunch box and Dinner
  • Overnight: Barranco Camp (15,190ft)
  • Professional English speaking guide

DAY 06:Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Elevation: 13,044 ft to 13,106 ft
Distance: 5 km/3 miles
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert

After early breakfast today you’ll begin the day by descending into a ravine to the base of the Great Barranco Wall. Then you’ll start to climb the non-technical but steep, nearly 900 ft cliff. From the top of the Barranco Wall you’ll cross a series of hills and valleys until we descend sharply into Karanga Valley. One more steep climb up leads us to Karanga Camp. This is a shorter day meant for acclimatization. Rest in your camp for Dinner and Overnight.

  • Meals:Breakfast-Picnic Lunch box and Dinner
  • Overnight: Karanga Camp (13,106ft)
  • Professional English speaking guide

DAY 07:Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Elevation: 13,106 ft to 15,331 ft
Distance: 4 km/2 miles
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert

After breakfast you’ll leave Karanga where you’ll hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. Then you’ll continue up to the rocky section to Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the Southern Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest and enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are viewable from this position. Dinner and Overnight at Barafu Camp

  • Meals:Breakfast-Picnic Lunch box and Dinner
  • Overnight: Barafu Camp (15,331ft)
  • Professional English speaking guide

DAY 08:Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak

Elevation: 15,331 ft to 19,341 ft
Distance: 5 km/3 miles
Hiking Time: 7-8 hours
Habitat: Arctic

Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp

Elevation: 19,341 ft to 10,065 ft
Distance: 12 km/7 miles
Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest

Today early in the morning (around 01.00 Midnight), you’ll began begin to summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. The wind and cold at this elevation and time of day can be extreme. You’ll ascend in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent, but short, breaks. Near Stella Point (18,900 ft), you’ll be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see coming over Mawenzi Peak. Finally, you arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point as our target peak on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa.

DESCENT.

From the summit at Uhuru Peak, you’ll now start descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. The trail is very rocky and can be quite hard on the knees; trekking poles are helpful. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, you’ll enjoy your last dinner on the mountain and a well rest in the camp.

  • Meals:Breakfast-Picnic Lunch box and Dinner
  • Overnight: Mweka Camp (10,065ft)
  • Professional English speaking guide

DAY 09:Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate  to Arusha

Elevation: 10,065 ft to 5,380 ft
Distance: 10 km/6 miles
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest

After breakfast, complete the trek with a descent to Mweka Gate. Your last hike on Kilimanjaro is a beautiful one, passing through Kilimanjaro’s cloud forest. You’ll continue another hour to Mweka Village, watch your step during the descent as the trail can be slippery.Our vehicles will be waiting at the lower station of Mweka Gate to take you back to Arusha City to your hotel for hot shower.

  • Meals:Breakfast-Picnic Lunch box and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Green Mountain Hotel
  • Professional English speaking guide

DAY 10 :Departure to Kilimanjaro International Airport

After breakfast your  driver will transfer you to Kilimanjaro International Airport where you’ll board your flight back to your lovely country.

TOUR INCLUDES.

Mupana Tours – Transport:

Coaster Bus

Mupana Tours – Trip Crew:
* Mupana Tours mountain guide
* Mupana Tours mountain chef
* Mupana Tours mountain porters

Mupana Tours Treat

9 Breakfast, 8 Lunch & 7 Dinner
Treated Drinking Water

Accommodation:

2 night in Arusha, 8 nights on the Mountain

Park Entrance Fee:

Park Fee
Camp Fee

Camping Equipment:
* Sleeping Tents
* Dinning Tents
* Sleeping mattress
* Utensils
* Tables and chairs

Emergency Oxygen

Mupana Tours Trip Safety: AMREF Flying Doctor Insurance

Award:

Certificate of Achievement if you reach Gilman’s point(5681M), Stella point(5685M) or Uhuru point(5895M).

TOUR EXCLUDES.

Flight:
International Flights

Visa:
$100 per person for US Nationals and $50 per person for other Country Nationals

Drinks:
All type of soft and hard drinks

Personal items:
* Laundry
* Toiletries

Tips

  • Mountain guide: $15 US per day / per guide / per group.
  • Mountain Chef: $10 US per day / per group.
  • Mountain Porter: $8 US per day / per porter.

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