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(Deluxe) Lemosho Route - Mount Kilimanjaro Climb

Tanzania

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This route is the least frequently used and also the longest route to the summit. After beautiful forests and moorlands it crosses the Shira Plateau to meet up with the Machame Route. The south circuit is then followed, offering superb views of the southern ice fields, past the Barranco Huts then onto Barafu and finally the summit. Descent is via the Mweka Route.

Accommodation is in tents which the porters will pitch for you. You will need a sleeping bag, warm clothes and walking poles. This is a steep, tough trek within the limits of a fit individual used to walking in mountain areas. The route can also be used to get onto the Western Breach for those who want to challenge themselves with an 'extreme' adventure. You are accompanied by an armed ranger on the first day, as the forests around the Lemosho Glades are rich in buffalo, elephant and other big game animals.

When climbing this route, the terrain passes from a tropical to an arctic climate in just a few days. The encircling rain forest ensures the fertility of the lower lying farms and is rich in birdlife. Above the rain forest lie the alpine meadows and beautiful moorland, offering many splendid views. Exotic plants such as giant lobelia and the fork-like groundsel can be seen. The latter blooming once every 50 - 70 years. After you leave the alpine meadows we enter the alpine desert and finally the snows of Kilimanjaro and the summit itself.

Arrival location:

Mount Kilimanjaro International Airport

Departure Location:

Mount Kilimanjaro International Airport

Included in your experience:

National Park gate fees

Return airport transfers plus transport from hotel to the mountain

One arrival and one departure night accommodation in a hotel

All overnight mountain fees

Certified, experienced, English-speaking guides for all routes

Salaries for all crew members

Rescue fees (as required by national park)

All meals on the mountain

Tents, foam sleeping pads, cooking equipment, and eating utensils

Pulse oximeter checks

Additional items dependent on style of travel selected.

Ground Transportation, Gift bag, Airport transfers, English Speaking Guide, Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Not included in your experience:

Tips for guides and porters

Sleeping bags and personal items

Personal expenses (visas, yellow fever certificate, airport taxes, Internet, etc.)

Required Equipment:

Mount Kilimanjaro Kit List

Clothing

- 1 - Waterproof Jacket, breathable with hood

- 1 - Insulated Jacket, synthetic or down

- 1 - Soft Jacket, fleece or soft-shell

- 2 - Long Sleeve Shirt, light-weight, moisture-wicking fabric

- 1 - Short Sleeve Shirt, light-weight, moisture-wicking fabric

- 1 - Waterproof Pants, breathable (side-zipper recommended)

- 2 - Hiking Pants (convertible to shorts recommended)

- 1 - Fleece Pants

- 1 - Shorts (optional)

- 1 - Long Underwear (moisture-wicking fabric recommended)

- 3 - Underwear, briefs (moisture-wicking fabric recommended)

- 2 - Sport Bra (women)

Footwear

- 1 - Hiking Boots, warm, waterproof, broken-in, with spare laces

- 1 - Gym Shoes, to wear at camp (optional)

- 3 - Socks, thick, wool or synthetic

- 3 - Sock Liners, tight, thin, synthetic, worn under socks to prevent blisters (optional)

- 1 - Gaiters, waterproof (optional)

Equipment

- 1 - Sleeping Bag, warm, four seasons

- 1 - Sleeping Bag Liner, for added warmth (optional)

- 1 - Sleeping Pad, self-inflating or closed-cell foam

- 1 - Trekking Poles (highly recommended)

- 1 - Head lamp, with extra batteries

- 1 - Duffel bag, for porters to carry your equipment

- 1 - Daypack, for you to carry your personal gear

Paperwork

- Trip Receipt

- Passport

- Visa (available at JRO)

- Yellow fever certificate

- Insurance Documents including emergency phone number

Headwear

- 1 - Brimmed Hat, for sun protection

- 1 - Knit Hat, for warmth

- 1 - Balaclava, for face coverage (optional)

- 1 - Bandana (optional)

Handwear

- 1 - Gloves, warm (waterproof recommended)

- 1 - Glove Liners, thin, synthetic, worn under gloves for added warmth (optional)

Accessories

- 1 - Sunglasses or Goggles

- 1 - Backpack Cover, waterproof (optional)

- 1 - Poncho, during rainy season (optional)

- 1 - Water Bottle (Nalgene, 32 oz. recommended)

- 1 - Water Bladder, Camelbak type (optional)

- 1 - Towel, lightweight, quick-dry (optional)

- 1 - Pee Bottle, to avoid leaving tent at night (highly recommended)

- Stuff Sacks or Plastic Bags, various sizes, to keep gear dry and separate

Other

- Toiletries

- Prescriptions

- Sunscreen

- Lip Balm

- Insect Repellent, containing DEET

- First Aid Kit

- Hand Sanitizer

- Toilet Paper

- Wet Wipes (recommended)

- Snacks, light-weight, high calorie, high energy (optional)

- Pencil and Notebook, miniature, for trip log (optional)

- Camera, with extra batteries (optional)

* Rental equipment is availabel, see 'Additional activities' for details
    None Available for this package
  • Day1
    On arrival you are personally met at the airport by one of our representatives and transferred to Onsea House hotel. In the afternoon there is a full briefing with the climbs manager and your guide.
    Onsea House Hotel
  • Day2
    Early in the morning after breakfast you will be briefed about the Mount Kilimanjaro with the guide before we depart for the After breakfast you are driven from your hotel to the edge of the National Park Forest. From here we walk through the undisturbed forest to the Mti Mkubwa campsite for dinner and overnight camping. With luck you will be able to see colobus monkeys and signs of elephants.
    Forrest Camp | Breakfast Included
  • Day3
    Take your time to walk through the forest which boasts plentiful game and bird life. You will pass through the mountain forest and hagenia zones. Dinner and overnight camping is at Shira campsite.
    Shira Camp | Breakfast Included
  • Day4
    After breakfast we hike up Lava Tower. The is in the alpine zone. The only plant life being the hardiest of grasses and lichen. Here you will have a spectacular view of our final ascent route up to the western breach.
    Shira Camp 2 | Breakfast Included
  • Day5
    With the western breach ascent route in view, we spend a few hours climbing to the base of the route where we make your camp near Arrow Glacier. There is an afternoon hike further up the route before relaxing back down at camp. This extra hike will help you acclimatize and improve your performance tomorrow.
    Barranco Camp | Breakfast Included
  • Day6
    A tough day sees you ascend the Barranco wall and then continue upwards via the imposing Lava Tower and accross the barren and rocky mountainside to reach Karanga camp. The plateau affords spectacular views down the mountain and the summit of Kilimanjaro is now clearly in full view.
    Karanga Camp | Breakfast Included
  • Day7 - 8
    Our final camp before the summit. We ascend slowly and steadily up to tis penultimate camp. All water has be brought here by hand by your porters as there is nowhere to gather water nearby. This camp is often windswept and subject to dramatic and rapid changes in weather. The presence of opportunistic crows adds to the sense of desolation and drama !
    Barafu Camp | Breakfast Included
  • Day8
    Today, you start your ascent to the summit early enough in the morning to reach the summit by 10 a.m. You descend via Barafu Huts and onwards down to Mweka camp for dinner and overnight camping. Be prepared for a long day of hiking today (approx 12 hours) as you climb to the summit and then descend via a faster route to camp back down on the lower slopes of the mountain. You'll be very glad of your walking poles as you descend on tired legs! • Elevation (ft): 15,300ft to 19,345ft (and down to 10,000ft) • Distance: 5 kms ascent / 12 kms descent • Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 3-4 hours descent • Habitat: Alpine desert
    The Summit and overnight at Mweka camp | Breakfast Included
  • Day9
    After an early and well-deserved breakfast, it is a short three hour scenic hike back to the park gate. At Meek gate you sign your name and details in a register. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Those climbers who reached Stella Point (5685m) are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. From the Mweka Gate you will continue down into the Mweka village, normally a muddy 3 km (1 hour) hike. In the Mweka village you will be served a delicious hot lunch. You now drive back to your hotel for a long overdue hot shower, dinner and celebrations!!
    Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate. Overnight Onsea house | Breakfast Included
  • Day10
    Departure day. If you would like to book additional nights please inform us as early as possible. We will arrange for you to be transferred to the airport or you may join a Kili Base Adventure safari and continue your holiday with us and visit the world famous game parks of Tanzania.
    Departure Day | Breakfast Included
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