8 Days Lemosho Route
The 8 Days Lemosho Route is an exceptional trekking option for those looking to summit Mount Kilimanjaro. This route is known for its stunning scenery, remote wilderness, and incredible wildlife. The trek takes you through a variety of terrains, from lush rainforests to barren alpine deserts, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.
This itinerary with Sumbi Extra Miles Safari is designed to give you the best chance of reaching the summit while also allowing for proper acclimatization and rest. You’ll start the trek at the Lemosho Gate and spend the first few days hiking through the rainforest, gradually ascending to higher elevations. As the trek progresses, you’ll reach highland deserts and alpine zones, culminating in the final ascent to Uhuru Peak.
With comfortable campsites and expert guides and porters, the 8 Days Lemosho Route offers a challenging but rewarding adventure to summit one of the world’s greatest peaks. It’s a trek that requires a good level of fitness and mental strength, but the memories and sense of achievement will last a lifetime.
Day by Day Itinerary
You’ll arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport and be picked up by a representative from Sumbi Extra Miles Safari. You’ll be transferred to your hotel in Arusha/Moshi, where you’ll have a briefing with your guide and go through a gear check to ensure you have all the necessary equipment for the trek. The rest of the day is free to relax and prepare for the trek ahead.
After breakfast, you’ll be picked up from your hotel and driven to the Lemosho Gate to begin the trek. You’ll register with the park authorities and start hiking through the lush rainforest, taking in the sights and sounds of the wildlife around you. You’ll arrive at Mti Mkubwa Camp, located at 2,750 meters (9,020 feet), and spend the night there.
After breakfast, you’ll continue the trek through the rainforest, which gradually gives way to heathland and moorland. You’ll arrive at Shira 1 Camp, located at 3,505 meters (11,500 feet), and spend the night there.
After breakfast, you’ll trek through the highland desert and enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Meru and the Shira Plateau. You’ll arrive at Shira 2 Camp, located at 3,840 meters (12,600 feet), and spend the night there.
After breakfast, you’ll trek to Lava Tower, located at 4,630 meters (15,190 feet). This is a challenging part of the trek as you’ll gain significant altitude before descending to Barranco Camp, located at 3,976 meters (13,044 feet), where you’ll spend the night.
After breakfast, you’ll continue the trek through the Barranco Valley, with amazing views of the southern glacier of Kibo. You’ll arrive at Karanga Camp, located at 3,995 meters (13,106 feet), and spend the night there.
After breakfast, you’ll trek through the alpine desert and reach Barafu Camp, located at 4,673 meters (15,331 feet). You’ll have an early dinner and rest as much as possible before the early morning summit attempt.
You’ll wake up around midnight and begin the final ascent to the summit of Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. The trek is very challenging, with steep inclines and rocky terrain, and takes approximately 6-7 hours. You’ll reach the summit at sunrise and have time to take photos and enjoy the amazing view. You’ll then begin the descent back down to Mweka Camp, located at 3,100 meters (10,170 feet), where you’ll spend the night.
After breakfast, you’ll continue the descent through the rainforest until you reach Mweka Gate. You’ll receive your summit certificates and then transfer back to either Arusha or Moshi
End of 8 Days Lemosho Route
This 7 Days Rongai Route with 2 Nights Hotel itinerary with Sumbi Extra Miles Safari is designed to give you the best chance of reaching the summit while also allowing for proper acclimatization and rest. It’s a challenging trek that requires a good level of fitness, but it’s also incredibly rewarding and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
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