Price
$3,340 per person
Duration
9 Days/ 8 Nights
Destination
Tanzania
Travellers
2+

WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE! Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb Lemosho Route

Mount Kilimanjaro climb with the Lemosho Route tour. Lemosho route tour is our most recommended route to reach the roof of Africa. Let us help you plan!
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What's included

Destination
Departure Location
Starts at Kilimanjaro International Airport [JRO]
Return Location
Ends at Kilimanjaro International Airport [JRO]
Additional Information
Upgrades: Premium climbs or Private mountain guide Optional Extension: Extra Acclimatization Night is optional (Between Day 1 & Day 2) Tour Number: SVTM0701E
Price includes
  • 3 square meals daily. The menu includes different soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables; vegetarian options are available upon request
  • Accommodation prior to and after the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room)
  • Airport transfers
  • Camping/hut fees
  • Each participant will be provided with a porter (who can carry up to 15 kg of personal baggage)
  • First class or best available hotels in the area
  • Group equipment (dining tent, table, chairs, crockery and cutlery)
  • International certificates for a successful ascent
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permits
  • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees
  • Meeting the group at the National Park exit and transfer to the hotel
  • Modern The North Face VE-25 tents
  • Transfer to the trail head
  • Warm and comfortable sleeping pads (2 inches thick)
Price does not include
  • International flights
  • Lunch and dinner at the hotel (before and after the ascent)
  • Mountaineering and Flying Doctor insurance
  • Personal gear rentals
  • Portable toilet and shower (possible to hire at an additional cost)
  • Sleeping bags
  • Tips for the mountain crew
  • Visa arrangements
Additional Prices
Price listed: Per person sharing For single room supplement: Additional fee Price Ranges: For groups of 6 or more-$2,849.00 per person sharing

Lemosho Route

Mount Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro’s snow-capped peak is one of the most awe-inspiring sights in Africa. Straddling the Kenya/Tanzania border, the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro rises up to an impressive 5896 metres above sea level. It is one of the world’s highest volcanoes, the highest mountain on the African continent, and the highest free-standing mountain on earth; making it an international destination attracting trekkers and mountaineers from around the globe. Set within the Kilimanjaro National Park, Kilimanjaro emerges from the sprawling plains of Tanzania and boasts dense tropical rainforests, glacial ice fields, moorlands, and mystical moonscapes. Take on the colossal challenge of climbing this majestic mountain, explore the lush forested foothills, soak up the breathtaking views or take a wildlife safari and spot some of Africa’s diverse wildlife including: elephant, buffalo, leopard, duiker, eland, hyrax, blue monkeys and more.

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Day 1-

Mount Kilimanjaro

ARRIVAL

Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), where you will be met by your Safari Ventures representative and and transferred to your hotel. The hotel will provide all the essentials for a comfortable stay: cozy rooms, hot water, polite staff, a swimming pool, and Internet access. In the evening, there will be a briefing with by the climb representatives, who will share various information or you upcoming climb and ensure you are ready to embark on your adventure

Note:

Check-in starts at 2:00 PM.

Overnight Aishi Machame Hotel on bed and breakfast basis

Day 2-

Mount Kilimanjaro

HIGH-ALTITUDE DROP OFF DESTINATION AND TREKKING TO SHIRA 1 CAMP 

A guide and a mountain support crew will arrive at the hotel in the morning in order to meet you and hold another briefing, after which you will travel by vehicle (roughly 3–4 hours) to Kilimanjaro National Park's western entrance: Londorossi Gate (2,200 m). After the quick formality of acquiring climbing permits and registering with the search and rescue service, the group continues upwards towards their drop off point by off-road vehicles (reaching 3,500 meters). Here you can see stunning views of the Shira Plateau for the first time.

The route from your drop off point to your first high-altitude camp Shira 1 features a small gain in altitude and is not too physically challenging. Due to this, you will be able to properly begin the process of acclimatization. By the time you reach the camp, our professional mountain crew will prepare everything necessary, put tents and cook dinner for you.

This will be your first day at this altitude, so it is strongly recommended you heed the following instructions from this point on:

• Abstain from consuming alcohol and caffeine

• Drink over 4 liters of bottled water daily (little by little, frequently)

At night you may experience discomfort associated with acclimatization to the high altitude: because of a reduction in your waking breathing pattern, your body gets less oxygen than during the day. Taking altitude into account, pay attention to your own body and tell your guide if you start feeling any symptoms of altitude sickness.

Change in Elevation: Lemosho Glades (3,500 m) — Shira 1 Camp (3,505 m)

Hiking distance: 5 km

Hiking time: 1–2 hours

Day 3-

Mount Kilimanjaro

TREKKING FROM SHIRA 1 CAMP TO SHIRA 2 CAMP

Departing from Shira 1 Camp (3,505 m) and a light trekking towards the second high altitude camp: Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m). This trek is not difficult and you will be able to enjoy spectacular views of Africa and the unique flora of Kilimanjaro and the surrounding area. Shira 2 Camp is the best place on the trip to see Mount Meru (the fifth summit of Africa), weather permitting. When you arrive to camp you will have lunch, and after a two-hour rest everyone will complete an acclimatization hike towards Lava Tower Camp that features a 200-meter gain in altitude.  

Note:

The acclimatization hike is an easy trek with a slight gain in altitude done in order to speed up the acclimatization process. You should take the acclimatization hikes very seriously. They help increase your chances of successfully summiting Kilimanjaro and save you from the consequences of altitude sickness.  

Trekking from Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp:

Change in Elevation: Shira 1 Camp (3,505 m) — Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m)

Hiking distance: 7 km

Hiking time: 3–4 hours

Acclimatization hike

Change in Elevation: Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m) — Destination point en route to Lava Tower (4,110 m)

Hiking distance: 2 km

Hiking time: 1–2 hours

Day 4-

Mount Kilimanjaro

TREKKING FROM SHIRA 2 CAMP TO THE LAVA TOWER AND DESCENT TO BARRANCO CAMP

After breakfast you will leave Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m) and start your way to the key point of the route: Lava Tower (4,630 m). This section of the route has a lot of ascents and descents that end in a camp at over 4,600 meters. It might be difficult, and you may feel some discomfort, but in order to successfully acclimate to the altitude you have to spend at least 1–2 hours here, so this is where lunch will be.

Then you will descend to Barranco Camp (3,960 m). Here you can see the famous Barranco Wall, impressive in both its massive size and steepness! Next day you will be climbing it, but don't worry: it features a very simple hiking trail.

Change in Elevation: Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m) — Lava Tower (4,630 m) — Barranco Camp (3,960 m)

Hiking distance: 12 km

Hiking time: 6–8 hours

Day 5-

Mount Kilimanjaro

TREKKING FROM BARRANCO CAMP TO KARANGA CAMP

Early wakeup, breakfast and the start of summiting Barranco Wall (we recommend you leave the camp as early as possible to avoid crowds of the other groups). Hiking up the gorge wall is not difficult and only takes around an hour. After the climb you can have a rest and take photos in front of the Kibo volcano.

Then you start a more difficult hike to Karanga Camp, which features numerous ascents and descents during the route, but don't worry: our guides are experts at choosing an optimal pace for the group. After reaching the camp you will be offered warm lunch. After a couple of hours you will have to complete an acclimatization hike in the direction of Barafu Camp with a 200-meter gain in altitude, and then descent back down to the camp.

Trekking from Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp:

Change in Elevation: Barranco Camp (3,960 m) — Karanga Camp (4,035 m)

Hiking distance: 5 km

Hiking time: 4–5 hours

Acclimatization hike

Change in Elevation: Karanga Camp (4,035 m) — Destination point en route to Barafu Camp (4,270 m)

Hiking distance: 2.5 km

Hiking time: 1–2 hours

Day 6-

Mount Kilimanjaro

TREKKING FROM KARANGA CAMP TO BARAFU CAMP

In the morning after breakfast you begin your way to Barafu Summit Camp (4,640 m), the starting point for a night summiting Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). Our team will set up a camp for you ahead of time, including tents and sleeping bags, so you can relax. After regaining strength, you have to complete an acclimatization hike towards the intermediate Kosovo Summit Camp (4,800 m) and then back to Barafu Camp, where you will be served a hot dinner. It is better to spend the remainder of the day resting and sleeping before night summiting.

Trekking from Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp:

Change in Elevation: Karanga Camp (4,035 m) — Barafu Camp (4,640 m)

Hiking distance: 6 km

Hiking time: 4–5 hours

Acclimatization hike

Change in Elevation: Barafu Camp (4,640 m) — Kosovo Camp (4,800 m)

Hiking distance: 2 km

Hiking time: 1–2 hours

Day 7-

Mount Kilimanjaro

ASCENT TO UHURU PEAK AND DESCENT TO MILLENNIUM CAMP

Departure from Barafu Camp (4,640 m) at night and the start of summiting Kilimanjaro: Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). Technically the climb is relatively simple; however, the most challenging part is the high altitude. Each pair of climbers will get a personal guide for the entire ascent to monitor your physical and mental conditions. After your successful ascent to Uhuru Peak, you can descend to the nearest glacier if desired. Then you will return to Barafu Camp and after a 2-hour rest continue your descent to Millennium Camp (3,820 m).

Change in Elevation: Barafu Camp (4,640 m) — Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) — Millennium Camp (3,820 m)

Hiking distance: 15 km

Hiking time: 8–12 hours

Day 8-

Mount Kilimanjaro

DESCENT FROM MILLENNIUM CAMP TO MWEKA GATE

The camp is situated in a tropical rainforest. When you wake up, you will feel relief from the reduction of the height and the satisfaction of reaching the summit. After a warm breakfast, you will head for the park's exit: Mweka Gate (1,650 m). After your descent the whole group will gather to congratulate you, followed by offering you a chance to share your opinions on the climb in the guestbook. Lastly, we will present you with your commemorative certificates in our office and provide you a transfer back to the hotel.

Change in Elevation: Millennium Camp (3,820 m) — Mweka Gate (1,650 m)

Hiking distance: 12 km

Hiking time: 4–5 hours

Overnight Aishi Machame Hotel on bed and breakfast basis

Day 9-

End of Itinerary

DEPARTURE

Rest in the hotel and transfer to the airport for your departure flight or extend your trip on an exciting safari.

More about Tanzania

The name Tanzania conjures up images of wildebeest stampeding across vast savannah, rain forests teeming with monkeys and birdlife, and great plains brimming with legions of game. All of these natural wonders and more are on offer in this exceptionally diverse African nation. Visitors typically visit Tanzania to partake in at least one of the four well known Tanzanian tourist experiences: a relaxing seaside vacation on the picturesque island paradise of Zanzibar, an underwater tour of some of the world’s most renowned dive sites around the gorgeous Spice Islands, a safari adventure in some of Africa’s most impressive game reserves, or a hiking excursion around Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. Whichever of these incredible holidays you choose, you will undoubtedly be welcomed by some fabulously friendly and peaceful inhabitants who, despite being divided into 120 different ethnic groups and cultures, live in harmony with one another and provide some of the most wonderfully exotic local cuisine you could imagine. With all of this diversity on offer, the most difficult part of your Tanzanian holiday experience is likely to be deciding where to go!

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Lemosho Route- Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb Lemosho Route

Price
$3,340 per person
Duration
9 Days/ 8 Nights
Destination
Tanzania
Travellers
2+

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