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Lemosho Route (Standard Style) - 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

Ground Transportation, 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
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  • Day1
    On arrival you are personally met at the airport by one of our representatives and transferred to your chosen hotel in Arusha. In the afternoon there is a full briefing with the climbs manager and your guide.
    4 Star Hotel | Breakfast Included
  • 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
    With superb views from this exposed plateau, this campsite offers fantastic photo opportunities and some of your clearest views yet of the summit. Today is a steady climb but there's plenty of time to stop and enjoy the views along the way.
    Karanga Camp | Breakfast Included
  • Day7
    You will rise around 1.00am and after some tea and biscuits you shuffle off into the early morning darkness. You will probably encounter snow all the way on your 2-hour ascent to Uhuru Peak . Time spent on the summit will depend on the weather conditions. Do not stop here for too long, as it will be extremely difficult to start again due to cold and fatigue. Enjoy your accomplishment and a day to remember for the rest of your life. The walk to Barafu camp from the summit, takes about 3 hours. Here you will have a well earned but short rest, before heading down to Mweka camp (3100m). The route is not difficult and will take you down the rock and scree path into the moorland and eventually into the forest. The camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Dinner, and hot, washing water will be provided as well as drinking water.
    Barafu Camp and summit | Breakfast Included
  • Day8
    • 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 Following your ascent, it's a faster journey back down the mountain to camp on the lower slopes. You'll notice how much easier it is to breathe and the vegetation changes to become thicker and more lush as you descend.
    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 Mweka 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 Moshi or Arusha for a long over due hot shower, dinner and celebrations!! It takes about 3 to 4 hours to make the descent to the road. After your lunch you bid goodbye to your porters and are transferred to your hotel for a well earned hot shower. You spend the night here.
    4 star hotel | Breakfast Included
  • Day10
    Enjoy a leisurely breakfast. 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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