Lemosho Route

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LEMOSHO ROUTE

Day 1

Arrive in Arusha

Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). We will arrange a private transfer from JRO to Arusha at Ilboru Safari Lodge, where the rest of the day is at leisure. We stay at Ilboru Safari Lodge, which is beautifully located on the slope of Mount Meru and is a perfect place to prepare for your adventure. We will gather in the hotel for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.
Day 2

Mti Mkubwa Camp (Full Board)

After breakfast at the hotel in Arusha, we drive approximately two hours through the rural countryside to the Londrossi Gate. For the necessary park registration formalities at the Londorossi National Park Gate, we drive through varied farmland with open views over the plains to reach the Lemosho road head. We start our ascent along the forest trail and camp at Lemosho Mti Mkubwa Camp. Londrossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,650 meters); three to four-hour walk.
Day 3

Shira Camp (Full Board)

Leaving the forest behind, the trail climbs steadily with wide views to reach the rim of the Shira Plateau. A full day trekking with slow and steady pace up to Shira Camp. Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira Camp (3,550 meters); six to seven-hour walk.
Day 4

Shira Hut (Full Board)

Today we follow an easy path to the summit of Shira Cathedral before reaching the next camp at Shira Hut. As this camp is quite exposed, it can be substantially colder than the previous night, with temperatures dropping to well below freezing. Shira Camp to Shira Hut (3,840 meters); three to five-hour walk.
Day 5

Barranco Valley (Full Board)

Today we walk on a gentle ascent and panoramic views. We traverse the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach. After hot lunch, we traverse the bottom of the Lava Tower (4,600 meters) we descend to the bottom of the Great Barranco Valley (3,900 meters). Shira Hut to Barranco Valley (3,900 meters); five to seven-hour walk.
Day 6

Karanga Camp (Full Board)

A steep climb up the eastern wall leads us just below the Heim Glacier, where we may have some spectacular views of Kilimanjaro. We then take a steep exit up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. The trail continues down into the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley, and finally we have a steep climb up to Karanga Camp.
Day 7

Barafu Camp (Full Board)

Today we take the Traverse Route that takes up the Barafu Ridge. We walk up quite slowly to the final camp before the last ascent day to the summit. The remainder of the day is spent relaxing in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night. Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp (4,600 meters); three to four-hour walk.
Day 8

Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp (Full Board)

Wake up before midnight in the cover of darkness. We begin a steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to the rim of the main crater, Stella Point, at 5,735 meters. We will rest there for few minutes to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling good can continue slowly to make the two-hour roundtrip from here along the crater rim to the main peak (5,895 meters), which is the highest point in Africa. After a few minutes to appreciate your accomplishment, we descend to Barafu amazingly fast. We stop at Barafu Camp for some refreshment, and then continue to descend to reach Mweka Camp. Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp (3,100 meters); 13 to 15-hour walk.
Day 9

Mweka Gate to Arusha (Full Board)

A gentle walk takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka Gate and successful climbers will receive their summit certificates. After lunch, we drive back to Arusha at Ilboru Safari Lodge. Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate; three to five-hour walk.
Day 10

Depart Arusha (None)

Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Private departure transfer is included. Trekking Kilimanjaro for Charity Challenge? The above climb can be undertaken for your own personal charity or group charity.

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