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Lemosho route Via Crater Camp Trekking

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Moshi Tanzania

Kilimanjaro Mountain, Lemosho,Crater Camp

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9 Days

10 Days 9 Nights (Overall )
9 Days 8 Nights (On Mountain)

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Best time to travel

January to December

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The 9 Days Lemosho Trekking Is an alternative approach to Uhuru Peak for those wishing for a quieter expedition. This very successful itinerary allows the most time for acclimatization and therefore has the greatest summit success rate.
It is the same as the 7-night/8-day route but it has a longer, slower ascent with an extra night at Lava Tower.
This gives the body even more time to acclimatize to the altitude gradually– greatly increasing summit success rate and comfort.
The route has the added benefit of traveling across the Shira Plateau: a World Heritage Site and one of the Kilimanjaro wilderness areas.

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), Outstanding Tanzania Safari will arrange a private vehicle from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Moshi at Kiliwonders Hotel for an overnight stay.

We will gather in the evening for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check, we will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.
We stay at Kiliwonders Hotel, which is a beautiful hotel located on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro and is a perfect place to prepare you for a Kilimanjaro trekking adventure.
Dinner and overnight at Kiliwonders Hotel: Bed, Dinner, and Breakfast included.

◊Distance covered: 7km / 4.3mi
◊Approx. time taken: 4 hours
You will be picked up at your hotel at around 08:00 am and transferred to the Lemosho gate on the western side of Kilimanjaro. After the registration process, you will still climb steadily through the forests of the Lemosho glades to reach Big Tree camp where you will be spending the night.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

◊Distance covered: 8.5km / 5.3mi
◊Approx. time taken: 7 hrs
Today you will trek across a plateau of grassy moorland and heather scattered with volcanic rock formations. Our destination for today is the Shira 1 Camp from where there are often views of Kibo Peak floating on the clouds. We gain a reasonable amount of altitude today and parts of the route are fairly steep.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

◊Distance covered: 8km / 5mi
◊Approx. time taken: 5 hours
Today you will get the chance to view the Northern Ice fields from the western side of the mountain with some unusual views of Kibo. Our steady climb across the moorland of the Shira Plateau will help with acclimatization and we enjoy great panoramic views. Our destination today is the Shira 2 Camp. In the afternoon you will take an acclimatization walk then head back to camp for dinner and overnight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

◊Distance covered: 10km / 6.2mi
◊Approx. time taken: 7 hrs
Your trek starts with an ascent with far-reaching panoramic views, walking in to the climatic zone of the upland desert and on the lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach. You will reach the distinct pinnacle of the Lava Tower (4640 m), our high point for the day and a great place to enjoy your lunch. In the afternoon we make a steep descent to our camp for the night, located in the base of the Great Barranco Valley (3960 m), sheltered by towering cliffs but with extensive views of the plains below.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

◊Distance covered: 5.5km / 3.4mi
◊Approx. time taken: 5 hours
Our day starts by descending into the start of the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We then exit steeply, up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It’s a climb over rock, not technical but long and tiring. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga valley. From here we have a steep climb up from Karanga valley to our night’s camp at Karanga camp, set at 3963m. For those feeling strong we will go for a mid-afternoon acclimatization trek up to around 4200m before descending back to camp for the night.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

◊Distance covered: 3km / 1.9mi
◊Approx. time taken: 3 hours
After a good night’s rest and breakfast, we set off on our walk to Barafu camp at 4640m. The climb will take us across desolate scree slopes with no vegetation around us at all. It’s a tough steep walk made more difficult by the altitude. On arriving at camp we eat and spend the afternoon resting as we prepare for a long night and day ahead. It is important to keep hydrated and warm. We have an early dinner and then try to get some sleep as we will be getting up between 11 pm and 12 pm to start the climb to the summit.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

◊Distance covered: 10km / 6.6mi
◊Approx. time taken: 12 – 15 hours
We start off at around midnight and walk steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. We will be climbing scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. We should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m) as the first rays of the sun hit us. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround us and the views of the jagged Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour’s walking takes us to the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). We begin our descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope and track back to Barafu Camp for breakfast, before finally heading down to Mweka Camp for a long well-earned rest.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

◊Distance covered: 13.4km / 8.3mi
◊Approx. time taken: 6 hours
A gentle trek takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates, which you can hang up with pride! We are then met by our vehicles and return to the hotel in Moshi, where you can treat yourself to a welcome shower (and a cold beer or two!) before our big celebration.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch Included
Dinner and overnight at Kiliwonders Hotel: Bed, Dinner, and Breakfast included.

After saying bye to our team of guides then you need a private departure transfer which is included from Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your flight unless you have an option to have a short safari or any other option we will discuss.
The above climb can be undertaken for your own personal charity or group charity.



If you have extra time let us know we can arrange more activitie like Serengeti great wildebeest migration safari, Ngorongoro crater, Manyara and Tarangire safari, climbing the Highest mountain in Africa, The Kilimanjaro Mountan and cultural tour. Thank you for chosing Outstanding Tanzania Safari to take you around the beauty of Tanzania ‘’The land of Kilimanjaro, Serengeti and Zanzibar”. “Karibu Tena” “Welcome Again.”

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