Lemosho/Shira Route

Duration

8 Days

Activities

  • Hiking

Accommodation

  • Luxury Quarters – Moshi
  • Camping

Meals

    Vegan/ Vegetarian

  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast

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Lemosho Route

The 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.

Itinerary

No. of DaysDays Schedule
Day 01Drive from Moshi or Arusha to Londorossi Park Gate (2250m, 2 hours). From here a forest track requiring a 4WD vehicle leads to Lemosho Glades (2100m, 11km, 45 minutes) and a possible campsite (park fees are not paid to camp here). Walk along forest trails to Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite, (2750m, 3 hours).
Day 02The trail gradually steepens and enters the giant heather moorland zone. Several streams are crossed then it gains the Shira Ridge at about 3600m and drops gently down to Shira 1 camp located by a stream on the Shira Plateau (3500m, 5 hours). This campsite could be omitted.
Day 03A gentle walk across the plateau leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream (3850m, 1.5 hours). A variety of walks are available on the Plateau making this an excellent acclimatisation day.
Day 04Continue east towards Kibo passing the junction, then east towards the Lava Tower. Shortly after this, you descend to Barranco hut (3940m, 4 hours).
Day 05A short scramble to the top of the Great Barranco and then a traverse over scree and ridges to the Karanga Valley (4000m, 3 hours). Excellent views of the icefalls of the Heim, Kersten and Decken Glaciers. Day 6 & 7 Video
Day 06After climbing out of the Karanga Valley the trail ascends a ridge to the Barafu Hut, a bleak location with little vegetation at 4600m, (3 hours walking).
Day 07An 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. Video
Day 08A 3-4 hour descent through beautiful forest brings you to the Park gate and your waiting transport. Drive back to the hotel.

Inclusions

  • National Park gate fees
  • Transport from Moshi to starting point on mountain and return to Moshi
  • Hut or camping 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
  • Airport Pickup
  • Accommodation 1 day before and 1 day after the trek

Accommodation

In Moshi, your stay will be comfortable and luxurious. At the hotel you will be guided with all the in and about of the expedition. Trekking experience is authentically experienced through camping. We make sure to provide finest tents and facilities available during the trail. These supreme camps will provide you good height tents, clean beds and personal toilets. We ensure a cosy and pleasant accommodation.

Booking Information

Every client must send a deposit which is 200$ for kili climb and 100$ for safari in order to secure the booking while the balance will be finished in cash on arrival. however, the deposit is non refundable due to the any cancellation. and every client should consider that as a very strictly.

Food

Vegan food will be served

Departure dates

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Essential information

To increase your likelihood of getting that coveted photo of yourself on top of Uhuru Peak, here are seven tips that can help you reach your goal!

  • Choose a longer route. For the highest chance of success and the lowest risk of altitude sickness, choose a longer journey to the summit rather than a shorter one.
  • Hike ahead of time. Exercises such as running and weightlifting can help, but the bulk of training, if not all of your training, should be hiking. Focus on your cardiovascular fitness, leg strength and spend time improving your balance
  • Hydrate on the mountain. At high levels of altitude, you dehydrate much quicker. Dehydration can increase your chances of headaches, Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), overall fatigue, and even grouchiness, so drink plenty of water.
  • Pole, pole! Pole, pole is a phrase that you will often hear while climbing. In Swahili, it means slowly, gently, softly, quietly, be calm, or take it easy. When taking on a challenge, remember slow, and steady can mean the difference between successfully reaching the summit and turning back early. Take your time and enjoy the scenery.
  • Gear up. While ascending , it is of the utmost importance to make sure you have the right gear.
  • Bring mountain treats. When at altitude, people often lose their appetite. Even with the extreme levels of exertion, getting the calories in to keep you going can be a strangely challenging task. We encourage you to bring some of your favorite, high-calorie snacks to munch on for your climb.
  • Believe! A positive mental attitude can keep you going when fatigue and doubts arise.
  • MOST IMPORTANT – DON’T FORGET TO CELEBRATE YOUR SUMMIT!

Why us

We at Hiking Yaks, assure to offer absolute traits of supremacy when it comes to our customers. Maintaining this balance of the environment is very important for our travellers. Accordingly, we attempt to seek such idealism through our services.

  • Exceptional Guides
  • Fantastic Vegan Meals
  • All- Inclusive Trips
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