The Lemosho Route stands out as a remarkably scenic trail for trekking Mount Kilimanjaro, known for its unparalleled beauty.
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ABOUT KILIMANJARO’S MACHAME ROUTE
This path traverses the entire Shira Plateau, offering a delightful and relatively flat hike from west to east. Compared to other routes, the Lemosho Route maintains lower levels of congestion until it merges with the Machame Route near Lava Tower. Although a relatively newer route, it presents distinct advantages that make it a compelling choice, especially for travellers with extra time to spare.
Embarking from the Londorossi Gate on the western flanks of Mount Kilimanjaro, the Lemosho Route guides adventurers through one of the more secluded sections of the mountain. Enveloped by a captivating rainforest, hikers may even catch glimpses of wildlife along the way. The forest teems with black and white colobus monkeys, blue monkeys, small lizards, and a diverse array of birds. Subsequently, the trail leads to the expansive Shira Plateau, where hikers can effortlessly traverse its west-to-east expanse on terrain that is both gentle and straightforward.
The initial stages of the Lemosho Route provide ample solitude, as this path sees significantly fewer trekkers compared to the Machame and Marangu routes. Consequently, this already exceptional trek becomes even more awe-inspiring, as there are moments when it feels like having the entire mountain to oneself. Eventually, as the Lemosho route merges with the Machame route, the foot traffic increases. Nevertheless, if seeking tranquillity during the initial phase of the climb, the Lemosho Route proves to be an excellent option.
While the Lemosho Route shares certain scenic spots, such as the Lava Tower and Barranco Wall, with the Machame Route, it boasts unique vistas of the surrounding landscapes during the early days. These views remain unparalleled and cannot be observed from any other part of the mountain. Travellers have the opportunity to wander through pristine rainforests and ascend to the breathtaking Shira Plateau, where panoramic vistas await above the treeline. Due to its remote nature and extended route, the Lemosho Route requires a few additional days for the trek. Most individuals spend around seven to eight days on this trail, leading to a considerably higher success rate in reaching the summit.
When embarking on the thrilling adventure of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho route, one can anticipate an awe-inspiring journey that spans over eight days. This meticulously crafted itinerary promises an unparalleled experience, characterized by breathtaking landscapes, diverse ecosystems, and a gradual ascent, ensuring ample time for acclimatization.
The Lemosho route offers trekkers the chance to immerse themselves in the untamed beauty of Kilimanjaro, with each day bringing new challenges and triumphs. From traversing lush rainforests and traversing the stunning Shira Plateau to conquering the challenging Barranco Wall and reaching the pinnacle of Uhuru Peak, climbers on the Lemosho route can expect an unforgettable adventure that will test their limits and reward them with unparalleled memories of their triumphant journey.
Day to Day Experience
Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, our representative will warmly welcome you and transfer you to your hotel in Arusha. You can take this day to rest and prepare for the exciting adventure that lies ahead.
From: Londorossi Gate (7,742 ft)
After breakfast, we will drive to the Lemosho Gate located at the western base of Mount Kilimanjaro. Once we complete the necessary registration formalities, we begin our ascent through the lush rainforest. The trail is alive with various species of flora and fauna, making it a delightful start to our trek. We continue hiking for several hours until we reach the Shira 2 Camp, where we will spend the night. As we gain altitude, the vegetation transitions into heathland, providing beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
Today, we embark on a challenging but rewarding trek. The trail leads us to the Lava Tower, a massive volcanic formation standing at an impressive elevation of 15,190 feet. This is a crucial acclimatization point that allows our bodies to adjust to the increasing altitude. After taking in the breathtaking views, we descend to the Barranco Camp, nestled in a picturesque valley. Along the way, we pass through the unique and scenic landscape of the alpine desert.
After breakfast, we face the famous Barranco Wall, a challenging rock scramble that requires careful navigation. As we conquer this obstacle, we are rewarded with stunning vistas of glaciers and the surrounding valleys. We then traverse the southern slopes of Kibo, the highest of Kilimanjaro’s volcanic cones, until we reach the Karanga Camp. Here, we enjoy a well-deserved rest and prepare for the next day’s ascent.
The path from Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp gradually ascends, taking us closer to our ultimate goal. As we hike, the landscape becomes increasingly barren and lunar-like, providing a surreal atmosphere. We arrive at Barafu Camp, situated on a rocky ridge, in the afternoon. This is the last camp before the summit attempt, and we take the rest of the day to rest and mentally prepare for the challenging climb ahead.
We start our ascent in the middle of the night, armed with headlamps and layers of warm clothing. The trek to Uhuru Peak, the highest point of Mount Kilimanjaro, is physically and mentally demanding but incredibly rewarding. We make our way up the steep slopes, navigating through scree and icy patches, until we reach the summit just before dawn. Standing on Uhuru Peak, we celebrate our achievement and soak in the awe-inspiring sunrise. After capturing memories and taking in the breathtaking views, we descend to the Millennium Camp for a well-deserved rest.
Our final descent takes us through the lush rainforest, a refreshing change from the barren landscapes of the higher altitudes. As we make our way down, we can reflect on our incredible journey and savour the sights and sounds of the vibrant flora and fauna. Upon reaching the Mweka Gate, we receive our summit certificates and bid farewell to our mountain crew. A vehicle will be waiting to transport us to Mweka Village, where we continue the journey back to our hotel in Moshi.
Today marks the end of our memorable adventure on Mount Kilimanjaro. After breakfast, we say our goodbyes and our team will transfer you to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure. You can depart with a sense of accomplishment and countless memories that will last a lifetime.
Please note that the itineraries are subject to change based on weather conditions, group pace, and the overall well-being of the trekkers. Our experienced guides will make any necessary adjustments to ensure your safety and enhance your trekking experience.
We understand the importance of comfortable and reliable transportation during your Kilimanjaro climbing tour. To ensure a seamless experience, we provide transportation services for various stages of your journey.
Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, our professional driver will be waiting to greet you. We offer transportation options depending on the size of your group. For smaller groups or individual travellers, we provide a Toyota Alphard, a spacious and comfortable vehicle ideal for airport transfers. For larger groups, we have a Safari Land Cruiser, which offers ample space for both passengers and luggage. Our experienced driver will safely transport you from the airport to your hotel in Arusha, whether it’s the Gran Melia Hotel Arusha or Mount Meru Hotel Arusha.
On the day of your trek, we will arrange transportation from your hotel in Arusha to the starting point of your chosen route. We utilize a private Coaster shuttle bus, which provides a comfortable and convenient mode of transport. The shuttle bus is spacious, allowing you to relax and prepare for the exciting adventure ahead. Our experienced driver will ensure a smooth journey as you head towards the base of Mount Kilimanjaro, ready to embark on your trekking expedition.
Upon completing your Kilimanjaro trek, we will arrange transportation from the mountain back to your hotel in Arusha. Our private Coaster shuttle bus will be waiting to pick you up and transfer you safely and comfortably. You can relax and reflect on your incredible achievement as our driver navigates the scenic routes back to your accommodation at either the Gran Melia Hotel Arusha or Mount Meru Hotel Arusha.
When it’s time to bid farewell to Tanzania, we will arrange transportation from your hotel to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure. For airport drop-off, we offer both the Toyota Alphard and Safari Land Cruiser, depending on the number of clients and their respective transportation needs. Our reliable driver will ensure that you reach the airport in a timely manner, allowing you to catch your flight with ease.
At Alkebulan Travels, we prioritize your comfort and safety throughout your Kilimanjaro climbing tour. Our well-maintained vehicles and experienced drivers will provide a smooth and enjoyable transportation experience, allowing you to focus on immersing yourself in the beauty of Tanzania’s landscapes and the thrill of conquering Mount Kilimanjaro.
The Lemosho Route is a scenic and less crowded route for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Here are some important things to know about the Lemosho Route:
Remember, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho Route is a challenging adventure. It is important to choose a reputable tour operator, listen to your body, and follow the guidance of your guides. With proper preparation, determination, and a positive mindset, you can have an unforgettable experience and stand atop the majestic Uhuru Peak.
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