Lemosho route Outline daily hike plan is as follows:
DAY 01:-Arusha to Londorosi Park Gate (2250 m, 2 hours)
Drive from Moshi or Arusha to Londorosi Park Gate (2250 m, 2 hours). From here a forest track requiring a 4WD vehicle leads to Lemosho Glades (2100 m, 11 km, 45 minutes) and a possible campsite (park fees are not paid to camp here). Walk along forest trails to Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite, (2750 m, 3 hours).
DAY 02:- Trek to moorland zone.
The trail gradually steepens and enters the giant heather moorland zone. Several streams are crossed then it gains the Shira Ridge at about 3600 m and drops gently down to Shira 1 camp located by a stream on the Shira Plateau (3500 m, 5 hours). This campsite could be omitted.
DAY 03: – Trek to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows
A gentle walk across the plateau leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream (3850 m, 1.5 hours). A variety of walks are available on the Plateau making this an excellent acclimatization day.
DAY 04:- Trek to Lava Tower, descend to Barranco hut
Continue east towards Kibo passing the junction, then east towards the Lava Tower. Shortly after this, you descend to Barranco hut (3940 m, 4 hours).
DAY 05: – Trek to Barafu Hut
A short scramble to the top of the Great Barranco and then a traverse over scree and ridges to the Karanga Valley (4000 m, 3 hours), beneath the icefalls of the Heim, Kersten and Decken Glaciers. After climbing out of the Karanga Valley the trail ascends a ridge to the Barafu Hut, a bleak location with little vegetation at 4600 m, (3 hours walking).
DAY 06:- Trek to Uhuru Peak then Descend to the Barafu Hut
An early start for the ascent to the rim of the Kibo Crater between the Rebmann and Ratzel Glaciers, (4 hours); the last section before the rim can sometimes be snow-covered and an ice-axe or ski stick is useful for balance. From here a further hour leads to Uhuru Peak, from where there are often fine views of Meru to the west and the jagged peak of Mawenzi to the east. Descend to the Barafu Hut for a rest and lunch before continuing on down to camp at Mweka Hut in the giant heather zone on the forest edge. Those with energy on the summit may wish to descend to the Reutsh Crater and visit the dramatic ice pinnacles of the Eastern Icefields.
DAY 07:- Descent through beautiful forest to the Park gate
A 3-4 hour descent through beautiful forest brings you to the Park gate and your waiting transport.
Here are two price options: Group booking discount
- Join group = from 4 people or more…
- Private trek for you 2 only =
The prices include all services: Airport transfers from Kilimanjaro Airport, all park fees, salaries of guides/porters/cook, all meals on the mountain, and clean safe drinking water, accommodation equipment, and Government tax, certificate of climbing, first aid kit, AMREF FLYING DOCTOR AIR RESCUE INSURANCE, Ranges rescue and transfer to/from Arusha or Moshi.
Support equipment: We provide emergency Oxygen Bottle and Pulse Oximeter.
Services not included: Flight to Tanzania, Hotel in Moshi Entry VISA, Climbing gears (available for rent), tips to guides, porters, coordinator, and items of a personal nature.
Note: Hotel in Moshi on Arrival is not included so that you can have the chance to choose the best suitable option.
A – Moshi Leopard Hotel or Kilimanjaro Safari Hotel – 60 to 70 US $
B – Medium Class Tourist Hotel = Park View Hotel – 90 US $ on B/B (Double/Twin)
C- Sali Salnero Hotel or Pink Flamingo Hotel = Double room – 100 US $ Double/Twin room on B/B
D – Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel/Panama Garden Resort – 140 US $