Lemosho Route Via Western

Trek Duration

7 Days

Price per Person

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Best time to travel

all year round

Overview

Lemosho route is one of the newer routes on Mount Kilimanjaro. The route begins in the west and rather than simply intersecting Shira Plateau (like Machame), Lemosho crosses it from Shira Ridge to Shira Camp. Climbers encounter low traffic until the route joins the Machame route. Afterwards, Lemosho follows the same route through Lava Tower, Barranco and Barafu, known as the southern circuit.

The minimum number of days required for this route is six days, although eight days is ideal.

Lemosho is considered the most beautiful route on Kilimanjaro and grants panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. It is our favorite route because it offers a great balance of low traffic, scenic views and a high summit success rate. Thus, Lemosho comes highly recommended. Most of our clients use Lemosho.

Trek Route map

Full Itinerary

Day 1
After breakfast transfer from your hotel to National Park Forest edge. From here walk through the undisturbed forest to Mti Mkubwa camp site for dinner and overnight. By luck you will be able to see colobus monkeys and signs of elephants.

Day 2
Take your time to walk through the forest sporting some of plentiful game and bird life. You will pass through montane forest and hagenia zone. Dinner and overnight at Shira camp.

Day 3
After breakfast hike up Lava Tower – The first introduction to the alpine zone. The only plant life being the hardest of grasses and Lichen. Here you will be able to have a spectacular view of final ascent route up to Western breach.

Day 4
With the Western breach ascent route in view, spend a few hours climbing to the base of the route where you will make a camp near Arrow Glacier. An afternoon hike further up the route before relaxing in camp will help you acclimatize and improve your performance the next day.

Day 5
Wind your way up the Western Breach non – technical climbing route about six hours to the crater rim. Explore the inner crater and ash pit before to pitching the camp at the crater floor.

Day 6: Summit day

Start your ascent to the summit early enough in the morning to put on the Summit by 10 a.m. After Uhuru peak descend via Barafu Hut and on down to Mweka Hut camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 7
It takes about 3 to 4 hours to make the descent to the road head. After your lunch bid bye to your porters and transfer to Moshi/Arusha for dinner and overnight.

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INCLUSION AND EXCLUSION

The price includes:
  • Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents:
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
  • All Park fees
  • Rescue fees
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy nutritious food
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Crisis management and safety procedures
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
The price does not include:
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in Arusha
  • Tanzania Visa
  • Gratuity
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)

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KILIMANJARO TRAVEL INFO

  • Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents:
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
  • All Park fees
  • Rescue fees
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy nutritious food
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Crisis management and safety procedures
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters

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