Mt Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mt Kilimanjaro Trek (Lemosho Route)

Region Tanzania
Days 10
Max Alitude 5895m
Grade Strenuous
Trip Summary 7 days on the Mountain
Join in Date: 21 Dec – 04 Jan 20
Best Season Jan, Feb & Sep (Best time to go) Jun-Aug, Oct and Dec (Still good to go)

The Lemosho Route is a very beautiful and unspoilt route and sightings of wild game in the forest section is possible. For those seeking a quiet route away from the crowds, the route is a superior option with excellent pro-acclimatization features of the Machame route, which it joins just before reaching Lava Tower.
Join us this 21 Dec – 04 Jan combine with Safari!

Day 01: Kilimanjaro International Airport to Arusha

Day 02: Drive Arusha – Lemosho Glades (2385m) – Big Tree Camp (2780m)

Day 03: Big Tree Camp (2780m) – Shira 1 Camp (3500m)

Day 04: Shira 1 Camp (3500m) – Shira 2 Camp (3900m)

Day 05: Shira 2 Camp (3900m) – Barranco Camp (3960m)

Day 06: Barranco Camp (3960m) – Karanga Camp (3963m)

Day 07: Karanga Camp (3963) – Barafu Camp (4640m)

Day 08: Barafu Camp (4640m) – UHURU PEAK (5895m) – Millennium Camp (3790m)

Day 09: Millennium Camp (3790m) – Mweka Gate (1630m) – Drive to Arusha

Day 10: Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport or extend for Safari

10 Days Mt Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route 

Day 1  Arrival (No meals)
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport.
You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to your hotel in Arusha town; you will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. Gear which is missing can be rented on this day. Overnight at Planet Lodge Bed & Breakfast

Day 2  Lemosho Glades (2385m) to Big Tree Camp (2780m) ~ (BLD)
You will be picked up at your hotel at around 08:00am and transfer to the Lemosho gate located on the western side of Kilimanjaro. After the registration process you will still start our climb steadily through the forests of the Lemosho glades to reach Big Tree camp where you will be spending the night.
Distance covered: 7km / 4.3mi
Approx. time taken: 4 hours

Day 3 Big Tree Camp (2780m) to Shira 1 Camp (3500m)  ~ (BLD)
Today you will trek across a plateau of grassy moorland and heather scattered with volcanic rock formations. Our destination for today is the Shira 1 Camp from where there are often views of Kibo Peak floating on the clouds. We gain a reasonable amount of altitude today and parts of the route are fairly steep.
Distance covered: 8.5km / 5.3mi
Approx. time taken: 7 hrs

Day 4  Shira 1 Camp (3500m) to Shira 2 Camp (3900m) ~ (BLD)
Today you will get the chance to view the Northern Ice fields from the western side of the mountain with some unusual views of Kibo. Our steady climb across the moorland of the Shira Plateau will help with acclimatization and we enjoy great panoramic views. Our destination today is the Shira 2 Camp. In the afternoon you will take an acclimatization walk then head back to camp for dinner and overnight.
Distance covered: 8km / 5mi
Approx. time taken: 5 hours

Day 5  Shira 2 Camp (3900m) to Barranco Camp (3960m) ~ (BLD)
Your trek starts with an ascent with far-reaching panoramic views, walking in to the climatic zone of the upland desert and on the lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach. You will reach the distinct pinnacle of the Lava Tower (4640 m), our high point for the day and a great place to enjoy your lunch. In the afternoon we make a steep descent to our camp for the night, located in the base of the Great Barranco Valley (3960 m), sheltered by towering cliffs but with extensive views of the plains below.
Distance covered: 10km / 6.2mi
Approx. time taken: 7 hrs

Day 6  Barranco Camp (3960m) to Karanga Camp (3963m) ~ (BLD)
Our day starts by descending into the start of the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We then exit steeply, up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It’s a climb over rock, not technical but long and tiring. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga valley. From here we have a steep climb up from Karanga valley to our night’s camp at Karanga camp, set at 3963m. For those feeling strong we will go for a acclimatization trek up to around 4200m before descending back to camp for the night.
Distance covered: 5.5km / 3.4mi
Approx. time taken: 5 hours

Day 7 Karanga Camp (3963) to Barafu Camp (4640m) ~ (BLD)
After a good night’s rest and breakfast, we set off on our walk to Barafu camp at 4640m. The climb will take us across desolate scree slopes with no vegetation around us at all. It’s a tough steep walk made more difficult by the altitude. On arriving at camp we eat and spend the afternoon resting as we prepare for a long night and day ahead. It is important to keep hydrated and warm. We have an early dinner and then try to get some sleep as we will be getting up at between 11pm and 12pm to start the climb to the summit.
Distance covered: 3km / 1.9mi
Approx. time taken: 3 hours

Day 8 Barafu Camp (4640m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) & down to Millennium Camp (3790m) ~ (BLD)
We start off at around midnight, and walk steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. We will be climbing scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. We should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m) as the first rays of the sun hit us. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround us and the views to jagged Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour’s walking takes us to the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). We begin our descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope and track back to Barafu Camp for breakfast, before finally heading down to Millennium Camp for a long well-earned rest.
Distance covered: 13.4km / 8.3mi
Approx. time taken: 12 – 15 hours

Day 9 Trek Millennium Camp (3790m) to Mweka Gate (1630m) – Arusha~ (BL)
A gentle trek takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates, which you can hang up with pride! We are then met by our vehicles and return to the hotel in Arusha where you can treat yourself to a welcome shower (and a cold beer or two!) before our big celebration. Overnight at the same Arusha Planet Lodge
Distance covered: 12.1km / 7.5mi
Approx. time taken: 6 hours

Day 10 Departure Kilimanjaro Airport ~ (B)
Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport or proceed onto a safari with us!

Tour Code: ATZ-KL_10 (Lemosho Route)

LAND Price per person in SGD:  

Join in Date 21 Dec 2019 – 04 Jan 2020: from $6,800 per person
Based on min 4 pax with Safari (Land cost only)

Customised Group: 10 Days Lemosho Trail (8 Days Trek + 2 Night Hotel)

Pax12-34-5
Standard522840283798
Superior574850084738
Luxury619851484508

Additional night in the mountain : from S$ 520
Price is subjected to changes without prior notice
Airfare: Bangkok-Nairobi-Bangkok – From S$ 1600 including taxes

A deposit of S$2000 per person is required upon confirmation and the balance must be paid in full 30 days prior to the departure date. Non-payment by required date may result in the cancellation of your booking and subjected to cancellation charges.

LAND Price includes

  • Airport transfer Kilimanjaro Airport – Arusha – Kilimanjaro Airport
  • Transport from the hotel to the mountain and back to the hotel
  • 2 Nights twin share at Arusha Planet Lodge Bed & Breakfast (Standard Package); 2 Nights share 4-star hotel Mount Meru or similar with Breakfast & Dinner (Superior Package); 2 Nights share 5-star Hotel Kibo Palace or similar with breakfast and dinner (Luxury)
  • Lodge accommodation includes storage facilities for excess luggage during hikes
  • Return transfers between the hotel to the start / finish point of a climb
  • All Kilimanjaro National Park gate fees, camping / hut fees and climbing permits.
  • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Rescue Team)
  • Chief guide carries a Pulse Ox meter, used to take blood-oxygen level readings; clients will be taken twice a day for superior and luxury package; & two-way handheld radios and mobile phone will be carried for superior and luxury package
  • Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summiting aid)
  • For use in emergencies only: Basic first aid kit (standard package); Complete first aid kit (superior and luxury package)
  • Qualified mountain guide, assistant guides, porters and cook
  • Staff are paid as per KINAPA guidelines (standard package); Higher (superior and luxury package)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain;
    Superior & luxury: Food of superior or premium quality and of a bigger variety on the mountain (compared to the Standard Package). Hot lunch is prepared at the lunch stop and served with table, chairs (and inside mess tent in case of bad weather), except on day 1 of the hike where climbers are provided with a packed lunch.
  • Porter to carry your duffel bag, with maximum weight of 15kg / 32 lbs, from one camp to the next camp
  • Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt
  • Superior & luxury package: Complimentary 3 litres of mineral water (per hiker) for the first day on your climb
  • Superior package: Drinking water treated with pure drops from night 1 onwards
  • Luxury package: 3 liters of purified water per person per day from night 1 onwards. Thermal flask with hot water given to each trekkers during summit night. One hot water bottle per hiker for their sleeping bag each night
  • Superior & luxury package: Optional complimentary daily face book updates
  • Superior & luxury package: Complimentary Flying doctors membership (Emergency Helicopter evacuation to Nairobi)
  • Complimentary Climbing Kilimanjaro rain cover for your daypack (Superior & luxury package) + Climbing Kilimanjaro cap/T-shirts (luxury package)
  • Luxury package: Private transfer per group between Kilimanjaro Airport and your hotel in a private vehicle with driver
  • Superior & Luxury Package: Option to have a private climb at no additional charge, irrespective of the group size!
  • Superior & Luxury Package: Private chemical toilet tent
  • Luxury package: Porter to carry your daypack during the summit attempt/personal porter
  • A comprehensive Climbing Kilimanjaro Travel Information pack
  • Briefing prior departure
  • 15% discount for travel gears at X-Boundaries before your travel

 

Price excludes

  • All airfares, Airport taxes and fuel surcharge
  • Return scheduled riverside bus shuttle: Nairobi-Arusha-Nairobi if arrival Nairobi Airport
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Tips to porters, guides and cook (recommended in USD, Cash)
  • Climbing gears (can be rented on arrival)
  • Standard Package: Flying doctors memberships (Helicopter evacuation to Nairobi), but could be done at own arrangement
  • Standard Package: Portable toilet – Private chemical toilet- Extra US$ 100 per trip. Kindly, let us know at the time you make a booking and not afterwards.
  • Travel Insurance (Compulsory)

Note:
– The pack that the porters carry is limited to 15kgs
– Overweight or extra luggage will require an extra porter at US$10/bag/day.
– You can leave extra luggage in Hotel in Arusha or at our local office (do not leave any valuables like cash, jewellery, electronics, etc)
– Private hikes guaranteed for 4 persons or more on standard package.
– Individual climbers additional fees would apply for private climb

5- DAYS ITINERARY – SERENGETI PARK/TARANGIRE/NGORONGORO /LAKE MANYARA
HIGHLIGHTS-This 5 days Tanzania discover safari will take you to the heart of Tanzania famous national park and explore fauna and flora found in these parks. All big five members as well as big cats are easily seen as we offer unlimited expeditions.

DAY 1 Arusha – Tarangire National Park Full Day Game Drives
Drives After breakfast drive to Tarangire national park which is famous for Elephants. Big cats like Lions, Leopard and Cheetah can be spotted into Tarangire park. You will have your packed lunch at the pick nick site over view Tarangire river that brings and lot of animals coming to drink water. Proceed with the game drives till evening and later head to your own choice standard of accommodation for diner and overnight
Distance- km 130
Travel time 2hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Accommodation type
Budget: Karatu Eileens Lodge
Midrange: Tarangire Simba Lodge
Luxury: Tarangire Sopa Lodge

DAY 2  Tarangire – Serengeti
After breakfast head toward the Serengeti plains through the pure land of the Masai known as the Eden garden as the Masai sharing the same habitat with wild animals. Proceed toward the Serengeti arrive in the afternoon for afternoon game drives and later evening overnight at your own choice standard of accommodation.
Distance- km 205
Travel time 3/4 hrs-
Game viewing at glance- 6-hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Accommodation type
Budget: Thorn tree tented camp
Midrange: Katikati tented camp
Luxury: Serengeti Serena Lodge; Luxury Lake Ndutu Luxury Tented Camp 

DAY 3 Full Day Game Drives in Serengeti
Today after breakfast we do early morning game drivesin this wonderful park, rising early to make the most of our time. Our guides will choose the best spotting locations watch a big pride of lions, be in the middle of the migration, sometimes surrounded by wildebeest as well as hippo’s pools, sometimes by zebras, which travel with the wildebeest. We journey from the wide-open plains to the kopjes: these volcanic rocky outcrops provide protection and shelter for a wide variety of animals and from the top we can look out across the vast grasslands. In the afternoon enjoy your packed lunch at the pick nick site or go back to your same standard of accommodation for late Lunch followed by relaxation enjoying sundowners and drinks.
Distance- none
Game viewing at glance- 9-12hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Accommodation type
Budget: Thorn tree tented camp
Midrange: Katikati tented camp
Luxury: Serengeti Serena Lodge; Luxury Lake Ndutu Luxury Tented Camp 

DAY 4 Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast head to Ngorongoro and descend 600 meters into the Ngorongoro floor exploring over 2500 species of fauna and flora found in the crater. The black rhinos, hippos and the pride of lions and much more are seen in the crater. Later Enjoy your packed lunch in the crater over view the hippo pool. After lunch continue with the game drives and later head out of the Ngorongoro crater towards to your own choice standard of accommodation for diner and overnight.
Distance km 80
Travel time 1.5hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Accommodation type
Budget: Eileen’s lodge
Midrange: Ngorongoro farm house 
Luxury: Serengeti Serena Lodge ;  Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge

DAY 5 Lake Manyara – ARUSHA
After breakfast depart to Lake Manyara park which is famous for its tree lions climbing also known as home of baboons, giraffe’s, elephants, hippos and much more. Enjoy your packed lunch in the park and later afternoon head out of the park heading towards Arusha town and overnight at Arusha planet lodge on bed and breakfast.
Distance Lake Manyara Kilimanjaro airport km 210
Game viewing at glance Lake Manyara Park- 6hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Included

Land price 5 Days Safari Per Person in SGD

Budget2,988
Midrange3,378
Luxury4,668

 

Price based on min 2 pax

Price includes

  • All parks entry fees, Conservations fees, all transits, all accommodations, 4wd top up roof land cruiser (charging system installed &. Fridge/unlimited), game drives, Driver guides allowances, Government taxes,1.5lt bottled pure drinking water per person per day, wipes/binocular; Complimentary – 1 bottle of red/white wine to be served during sundowner at the picnic site

Reviews

Andrew Wee

14-29 Aug 2019

“The climb was absolutely the best experience. We had wonderful guides, porters & cook who tried their utmost to cheer our spirits, feed us when our appetites were down and celebrate with us when we summited. It is an inspiration to see their unflagging good cheer despite their daily fight for survival (they are really poor!) & their determination to succeed in their own lives. They, due to their warm welcome & sincere interest, always made us feel as though we are not foreigners.”

  • there was always someone waiting with a sign (my name) waiting for me upon arrival at my destination……this really made me feel comfortable knowing where I was going to next….even when i was delayed  at NBO waiting for my backpack and then completing all the related forms for lost luggage.
  • since i arrive at NBO very early (6:30AM) and my luggage did not arrive with the plane, I was glad to spend the day in Nairobi taking a walking tour, otherwise i would not have know what to do next…..it was worth spending the day in NBO.
  • The local tours were well organized and accommodated my “slow” hiking and were constantly reinforcing the you can do it attitude…..which paid off even after my dyarea and vomiting (due to acclimatization)…..it worked as I made it to the peak!
  • the food cooked was delicious and abundant, Milo, tea, chocolate powder for hot drink, good coffee, fresh vegetables, crepes and french toast, and everything in between!
  • the porters were warm, helpful, encouraging, and their sincerity came from the heart, not just lessons of courtesy for how to treat the clients….
  • shuttle vans/buses were punctual and the porters made the trip to/from the mountain enjoyable with their conversation
  • the aid provided by Alpa and the various handouts and face-to-face meetings made making the arrangements a personal experience to remember!!
  • the accommodations in Arusha were first rate, clean, courteous, and attentive.
By Jorge

5 to 13 Feb 2013