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Ethical Kilimanjaro via Lemosho Route 8 Days

The Lemosho route is one of the newer routes on the mountain, and a superb choice for your climb. It is our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low traffic, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate. Most of our clients use this route and love it. The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the rain forest to Shira Ridge. Unlike the popular Machame route, which simply intersects the Shira Plateau, the Lemosho route crosses the entirety of the plain from west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike. An added bonus is that climbers will 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. Descent is made via the Mweka route.

  • OVERVIEW
  • ITINERARY
  • INCLUSION
  • PRICE
  • ETHICAL CLIMBS
  • Spend 2 nights at Moshi Town.
  • 8 Days Treks through the Kilimanjaro National Park via Lemosho Route.
  • A Panoramic view of Shira Plateau.
  • A fabulous view of the moorland.
  • A breathtaking view of Mawenzi peak.
DAY 1: ARRIVE AT KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport. You will be met by our guide at the Airport and transferred to the hotel in Moshi.

Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast basis
Accommodation: Panama Garden Resort
Room plan: Double Occupancy

DAY 2: LEMOSHO GATE – BIG TREE CAMP

The day begins with a long drive to Londrossi Park Gate (2100 m) for registration. Pass through village communities to the trailhead to start hiking on the route along a narrow forest path to reach Mti Mkubwa (Big Tree) campsite (2800 m).

Trekking Time: 2-3 hours 
Distance: 5 km 
Altitude Gain: 411 m.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Camping at Big Tree
Room plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share 1 tent)

DAY 3: BIG TREE CAMP - SHIRA HUT 1

Leaving the forest, the trail gets steeper as it enters the moorland zone towards the valley. A gentle grade walk takes you across the high altitude Shira Caldera past Shira Cave (views of Arrow glacier) at 3500 m and then gently downwards to Shira Hut 1 located near a stream on the Shira Plateau.

Trekking Time: 3 hours
Distance: 8 km
Altitude Gain: 719 m.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Camping at Shira Hut 1
Room plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share 1 tent)

DAY 4: SHIRA HUT 1 - SHIRA HUT 2

A gentle hike across the plateau within the moorland meadow takes you to Shira Hut 2 for the afternoon and overnight. Many hikes are available on the Plateau, making this a great day for acclimatization.

Trekking Time: 3 hours
Distance: 7 km
Altitude Gain: 321 m
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Camping at Shira 2
Room plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share 1 tent)

DAY 5: SHIRA HUT 2 - BARRANCO CAMP

Walking now on high moorland, the landscape changes the entire character of the trek. Traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach to reach Barranco camp (3900 m). The day has been spent at altitude (up to 4600 m), but you will have followed the mountaineering code of ‘walk high, sleep low’ to avoid altitude sickness by aiding your bodies in acclimatization.

Trekking Time: 6-7 hours
Distance: 10 km
Altitude Gain: 60 m
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Camping at Barranco Camp
Room plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share 1 tent)

DAY 6: BARRANCO CAMP- KARANGA VALLEY

Start the day by descending into the start of the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. Then exit steeply, up what has been termed the Breakfast Wall, which divides you from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It is a climb over rocks, although not technical. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, head towards the Karanga Valley (4000 m) for overnight.

Trekking Time: 4-6 hours
Distance: 5 km
Altitude Gain: 100 m
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Camping at Karanga Valley
Room plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share 1 tent)

DAY 7: KARANGA VALLEY - BARAFU CAMP

The day is characterized by a short hike on terrain formed by scree. Walk through arid land towards Barafu Camp (4600 m) where you have the entire afternoon to rest before ascending towards the summit.

Trekking Time: 2-4 hours
Distance: 4 km
Altitude Gain: 600 m.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Camping at Barafu Camp
Room plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share 1 tent)

 

DAY 8: BARAFU CAMP - UHURU PEAK - MILLENNIUM CAMP

We avoid walking too long in the heat of the sun today by starting around midnight, walking steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. You will be climbing scree for 5 to 6 hours but you gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. You should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5750 m) as the first rays of the sun emerge. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround you and the views to Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour’s walk takes you to your goal, the summit of Uhuru (5896 m), the highest point; Uhuru means freedom in Swahili. Trekking Time: 6-8 hours ⎟Distance: 7 km⎟Altitude Gain: 1296 m After a quick celebration and photos at the top, you will begin the descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope back to Barafu Camp for breakfast and a short rest before finally heading down to Millennium Camp (3000 m) for a well-earned rest. On the descent, you will have fabulous views of the plains and Mawenzi peak.

Trekking Time: 6-8 hours
Distance: 12 km
Altitude Loss: 2896 m
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Camping at Millennium Camp
Room plan: Double Occupancy (2 people will share 1 tent)

DAY 9: MILLENNIUM CAMP – MOSHI

A gentle trek takes you down through the rainforest to the Mweka Gate (1640 m), where park formalities will be completed, you will be met by our vehicles, and receive your certificate of ascent courtesy of the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority. Thereafter, drive back to Moshi where you can treat yourself to a well-earned shower and a cold beer or two.

Trekking Time: 4-5 hours
Distance: 10 km
Altitude Loss: 1360 m.
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch.
Accommodation: Panama Garden Resort Room plan: Double Occupancy

DAY 10: DEPARTURE DAY IN TANZANIA

We will transfer you from the hotel to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) where you will fly back home. If you will have more time you can extend your tour to wildlife safari in northern circuit to Serengeti , Ngorongoro, Tarangire, Manyara and Zanzibar, but additional cost will be required.

Meal Plan: Breakfast. 

THE PRICE INCLUDES
  • 2 ways transfer to and from Kilimanjaro airport.
  • Tanzania 18% VAT on tourism activities and park fees.
  • The Adequate and appropriate number of guides, porters, and cooks for your Trek.
  • Government taxes.
  • All park fees, camping fees, rescue fees, and team fees.
  • Transfers to and from the route gate(s) (2 transfers).
  • Sleeping mattress pad(s), dining tent(s), sleeping tent(s), and crew‟s equipment–Dining tent and sleeping tent for Kilimanjaro trek.
  • 2 nights in a hotel in Moshi on a Bed & Breakfast basis and Double Occupancy (1 night before trekking & 1 night after trekking).
  • 3 full fresh meals daily. We provide fresh food on the mountain in plentiful and well prepared by skilled professional cooker (we also
    consider your choice of food that you would prefer -Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian). Menu especially designed for climbers.
  • Hot drinks on the mountain and Hot water for washing will be provided every day on the mountain.
  • 3-4 liters of mineral (per Climber) provided daily during the climb.
  • Portable toilets for the trek with the tent for Kilimanjaro trek.
  • Emergency evacuation covers with Kilimanjaro SAR helicopter but the climber must have insurance which cover up to 6000 meters above the sea level.
  • Carbon Offset.
  • Hotel accommodation includes storage facilities for excess luggage during hikes.
  • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Rescue Team).
  • Chief guide carries a Pulse Ox meter, used to take blood-oxygen level readings of clients twice a day.
  • Forest fee.
  • Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summiting aid).
  • Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only).
  • Salaries for the mountain support crew, as per required by MINISTRY OF TOURISM AND NATURAL RESOURCES and KPAP.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain.
  • Porter to carry your duffel bag, with a maximum weight of 15kg / 32 lbs, from one camp to the next camp.
  • Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt.

THE PRICE NOT INCLUDES
  • Visa fee (50 US$ /100 US$ for American or Irish Passport holders – to be paid upon arrival).
  • Tips.
  • Drinks and beverages in Hotel.
  • Personal hiking/trekking gear – you could rent some of the gear in Tanzania.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Snacks, personal medicine, and water purifying tablets.
  • Meals and drinks not specified.
     
     
 COST OF ADDITIONAL SERVICES
  • Sleeping bag rental, Mountain Hardware Lamina, synthetic -30F, per trip $50.
  • Extra porter(Personal porter), for excess gear, costs $30 per day.
  • Trekking poles rental, telescopic, cost $20 per trip.
  • Single Supplement(Single Tent and Single Room) for the trip cost $250 per person.
  • Extra night at the hotel costs $120 for Double Occupancy, $90 for single occupancy  on the bed and breakfast basis.
  • One way Airport Transfer for those people who will not come with the group is $45 per person per one way.
TIPPING RECOMMENDATION
  • Guide - $15 to $20 per day.
  • Assistant Guide - $10 to $15 per day.
  • Cook - $10 to $15 per day.
  • Porters - $5 to $8 per day per porter.
ETHICAL CLIMB   2021/2022 PRICE  ON USD CURRENCY

NUMBER OF PEOPLE CLIMB TOGETHER

PRICE PER PERSON

1 Person Climb  Alone

$2950 per person

2-4  People Climb Together

$2850 per person

4-6  People Climb Together

$2750 per person

6-8  People Climb Together

$2650 per person

8-10  People Climb Together

$2550 per person

10 plus People Climb Together

$2450 per person

ETHICAL KILIMANJARO CLIMBS
We are doing ethical climbs and responsible Trekking; we believe the tourism the industry has an obligation and a great opportunity to protect the world‟s natural
habitats, cultural heritage sites, and communities. We actively promote environmental sustainability and social responsibility.
We are not doing cheap Climb, cheap climb means we are doing tourism while exploiting our Porters who are the ones who make Kilimanjaro trek possible for the vast majority of climbers, and who do all the heavy lifting. Fair and ethical treatment of our porters (crew) is one of the important priorities of Eco-Africa Climbing when we do climb. We are proud to be a Partner of the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP). Please contact (info@kiliporters.org) to confirm this.
KPAP raises public awareness regarding the proper treatment of porters on Kilimanjaro and assists climbing companies with implementing procedures that
ensure fair and ethical treatment of their porters. Every of our climb is audited by KPAP to ensure crewmembers are provided proper salaries, tips procedure, food, equipment and sleeping conditions.

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