Overview
Itinerary
Excursion
Equipment
Included
Overview
Starts at: Moshi
Ends at: Moshi
Country: Tanzania
Max Altitude: 5895 M
Airport: Kilimanjaro International Airport.
Activity: Sightseeing and High Altitude Trekking
Best Season: January to Mid-March, June, July, August, September, October & December.

Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route Overview


Lemosho route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west. It offers a chance to visit shira Plateau (Cathedral peak) and Shira Caldera. You will be having a pleasant hike while crossing from Shira Ridge to Shira 2 camp. You will have a very low traffic till you join with the Machame route and after that it would pass through the same way in the southern circuit through the Lava Tower, Barranco and Barafu.

 

The minimum days required for this route is 7 days, but 8 days is recommended as it will give more chance to acclimatize and achieve the summit. Since the route passes through the rainforests, crosses the stunning Shira Plateau and then joins with the Machame route to share its most enchanting view points in the southern circuit, it is considered as the most varied and the most beautiful route to the summit.

 

Lemosho has low crowds until it combines with Machame. Lemosho is highly recommended and it has an abundance of wildlife such as elephant, buffalo, eland and lion which come over to forage during dry season from Longido game controlled area. Because the starting point is far from Moshi, it is more expensive to climb this route due to the added transportation cost of getting hikers to the gate. A vehicle is used to bring hikers to the gate, where the trail begins in the montane rainforest. Lemosho trekkers have a longer distance to shield in the tropical rain forest ecosystem than other routes, and as a result hikers do not exit the rainforest until the end of day two.

This plan means that the Lemosho route is a longer route, usually taking 7 to 8 days to complete.

 

Itinerary Overview

  • Day 1: Kilimanjaro International Airport to Moshi
  • Day 2: Londorossi Gate and Starting Point to Mti Mkubwa
  • Day 3: Mti Mkubwa to Shira 2 Camp
  • Day 4: Shira 2 Camp to Moir Hut
  • Day 5: Moir Camp to Barranco Camp
  • Day 6: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
  • Day 7: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
  • Day 8: Barafu Camp to Crater Camp
  • Day 9: Crater Camp to Summit Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp
  • Day 10: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Moshi
  • Day 11: Departure to Kilimanjaro International Airport
Itinerary

Day 1: Kilimanjaro International Airport to Moshi

A Bujo Tours guide will meet your family at the airport and transfer you to your accommodation in Moshi town. For the remainder of the day you may wish to relax and enjoy a swim in the pool.

Day 2: Londorossi Gate and Starting Point to Mti Mkubwa

Pick up at the lodge and transfer to Lemosho gate to start your trek, trekking distance cover 7kms, trek duration`s 3 hours, and altitude gain 700m.

Day 3: Mti Mkubwa to Shira 2 Camp

Distance covers 14kms, Duration 7 to 8 hours, and altitude gain 1050m.

Day 4: Shira 2 Camp to Moir Hut

Distance covers 5kms, duration 3 to 4 hours, and altitude gain 400m.

Day 5: Moir Camp to Barranco Camp

Distance covers 5kms, duration 5 to 6 hours, and altitude gain 400m and down 600m.

Day 6: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Distance covers 6kms, duration 3 to 4 hours, and altitude gain 250m and down 250m.

Day 7: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Distance covers 4kms, duration 3 to 4 hours, and altitude gain 650m.

Day 8: Barafu Camp to Crater Camp

Distance covered 10kms, duration 10 to 12 hours and altitude gain 1000m.

Day 9: Crater Camp to Summit Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp

Distance to Uhuru Peak 1km, duration to Uhuru Peak 1hour and altitude gain to Uhuru Peak 295m reach 5895m, distance from Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp 15kms, duration from Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp 7 hours, altitude drop down from Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp 2445m

Day 10: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Moshi

Today distance covered during descend will be 13kms, duration 5 to 6 hours, descend 2160m to Mweka gate. Pick up at Mweka gate and transfer to your lodge in Moshi.

Day 11: Departure to Kilimanjaro International Airport

After breakfast, you may option to continue relax at the  lodge till mid afternoon whereby you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport to connect with your flight back home.

Excursion

Group Expeditions

The price per person for group expeditions are fixed based on a group size. However, we have optional arrangements for individual private and tailor-made preferences best suited for you, your family and friends.

See Group Booking Discount


SN GROUP SIZE PRICES
1 SOLO (1) Person US$ 2711
2 2 Peoples US$ 2418
3 3 Peoples US$ 2193
4 4 - 5 Peoples US$ 2148
5 6 - 8 Peoples US$ 2075
6 9 - 10 Peoples US$ 2036

Tailor Made Expeditions

Based on individual tour preference, Bujo tours welcomes ideas and all sorts of clients’ options for their expedition. Our consultation team will bring your ideas and options creating an unforgettable trip. For your Tailor booking requests, please Contact Us


 


Private Expeditions

We understand that some clients want their adventure expedition to be a private affair, so that it would enable them to spend some of their memorable moments with their near and dear ones at their own Schedule. Considering this, Bujo Tours organizes private journeys as well. For your private booking requests, please Contact Us

 

Equipment

Proper equipment is real extremely important to the success, comfort and safety of your trip.

Recommended clothing has four features;
Manages moisture
 – Wicks perspiration from your skin, use for the base layers.
Should be a durable – comfortable, insulating, breathable, soft fabrics are polarity wind, Gore-Tex wind stopper.
Windproof – waterproof and breathable like Gore-Tex or similar (outer layers)
Insulating material – should be down fill or synthetic-fill and fit cover all layers like, down, prim aloft and polar guard.

For sleeping:

3-4 season sleeping bag and silk liner(optional), on the mountain temperature can get down to zero degrees Fahrenheit (-18° C) at night, so bring a warm bag.
Sleeping pad, a closed cell form camping mattress is OK; an inflatable Thermo-Rest is more comfortable.

For the head and face:

  • Pile or a wool hat-Bring one that covers ears, a balaclava
  • Shade hat or cap and scarf to cover your neck
  • Dark sunglasses with strong UV protection (glacier glasses)
  • Sunscreen-30 SPF
  • Lip salve
  • Head torch(flashlight) with spare batteries

For the upper body:

  • T-shirts-Synthetics are the best approx 4.
  • Upper body layers-long sleeved thermal tops, a fleece/warm jumper (thick winter fleece) and a pile jacket.
  • Rain gear-Bring a good of Gore-tax or waterproof clothes.
  • Wind stopper (optional you can use rain gear)
  • Gloves for summit night (e.g. ski gloves with silk liner or down Mittens are ideal)
  • 25-35 liters day sack/rucksack with good waist strap to carry water, camera, snacks etc.

For the legs:

  • Quick dry hiking short.
  • Long underwear bottoms
  • Warm trousers/for the evening and summit day
  • Rain paints and wind paint as well.
  • Undergarment (enough for duration of the trek)

For the feet: 

  • Thin socks-Three pair of synthetic socks.
  • Thick socks-3/4 pairs of specialist trekking socks, one warm pair for summit day.
  • Hiking boot (one pair medium weight)
  • Gaiters-To keep dirt, scree and snow out of your boots.
  • Tennis shoes (to wear in the camp after a day of hiking)

For hydration:

  • Water bottles(minimum 2 liters) Camel back packs(with dust cup) Nalgene bottles, aluminum Sigg, Ideally one bottle should be able to contain hot liquids(optional)
  • Water treatment-Bring a water treatment. We will filtrate the water before you use.
  • Water flavoring (optional)

Additional Items:

  • Trekking poles
  • Camera/film or memory card, extra batteries
  • Casual clothes for traveling, spare day and celebration dinner.
  • Isotonic drink powder or tablets (optional)
  • Energy bars/chocolate/nuts or energy tablets
  • Plastic bags (to protect clothes from rain, for dirty washing, etc)
  • Sunglasses (spare)
  • Swiss army knife (optional)
  • Credit card (in case of emergencies) – let your credit card company know you are traveling to Tanzania
  • Money belt to be worn inside trousers or skirt
  • If you wear contact lenses it is advisable to also bring your glasses
  • Playing cards, reading material etc.

Health and Hygiene

  • High-factor sun cream (30SPF) and lip salve (mountain sun can be very strong)
  • Wet wipes
  • Antibacterial hand gel
  • Biodegradable nappy sacks (optional, but useful to store rubbish)
  • Personal toiletries (please only bring biodegradable products)
  • Earplugs (in case of snorers!)
  • Toilet paper (will be provided)
  • Lightweight trekking towel
  • Vaseline/talcum powder

Small Medical Kit

Although you will have a team Medically Trained Guide in your trip, it is advisable bring along a small personal medical kit.

  • Dimox (Accetomalozide) for altitude adjustment

Dexemethasone (Emergence medicine)

  • Antiseptic cream
  • Plasters (band-aids)
  • Lint wound dressing
  • Knee support
  • Crepe bandage
  • Safety pins
  • Pain killers (Paracetamol and ibuprofen)
  • Insect repellent
  • Deep heat ointment
  • Diareze/Imodium, Cipro and Pepto-Bismol
  • Oral rehydration salts
  • Compeed blister plasters (Moleskin)
  • Malaria tablets /Malaron

Note: Malaron, Dimox and Dexamethasone are prescription medicine we highly recommending you to discuss with your Doctor. We are not carrying this medicine in our First Aid Kit.
Hiring any additional clothing upon booking we will provide equipment hiring price list, upon arrival in Moshi we will check over any clothing/equipment you have.
COTTON clothing must be avoided, because its dries very slowly, choose wool or synthetic fabrics that wicks the sweat and moisture from your skin.

Mountain medication (A few drugs that help AMS)

Note: Malaron and Dimox are prescription medicine we highly recommending you to discuss with your Doctor. We are not carrying this medicine in our First Aid Kit

Included

Price includes;

  • Park fees, camping fees, Hut fees & rescue fees
  • Twice a day medical health checkup, monitoring with pulse-oximeter and stethoscope with basic first kit
  • Oxygen Cylinder
  • Orientation meeting in Moshi and gear check as well.
  • 18% Value Added Tax on tour fees & services
  • Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mat, camp chairs, camp tables, mess tent & cutlery for meals) and 3 Season mountain tents
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • Medically qualified mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • 3 Meals while on the mountain + evening tea with popcorn or peanuts.
  • Hot water for washing up daily and treated water for drink while climbing.
  • Pre & Post Trek accommodation in Moshi. Bed & Breakfast Basis with storage facilities for excess luggage during hikes.
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • 3-4 porters per climber, which includes porters to carry up to 30 lbs of your personal gear.
  • Kilimanjaro certificate for your successful summit attempt.

Price excludes;

  • Flights
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Services
  • Entry visa for Tanzania

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