9 Days Lemosho Crater Route
The Lemosho Crater Kilimanjaro trek is an incredible 9-day adventure that takes you through some of the most scenic landscapes on the mountain. The route is one of the longest and most beautiful, and offers an opportunity to experience the stunning Lemosho Crater.
With Sumbi Extra Miles Safari, the trek includes expert guides and porters, comfortable campsites, and delicious meals, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience. The trek starts at the Lemosho Gate and takes you through a variety of terrains, from lush rainforests to barren alpine deserts. The highlight of the trek is reaching the Lemosho Crater, a stunning volcanic crater that provides breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.
The Lemosho Crater Kilimanjaro trek is a challenging but highly rewarding experience that offers a sense of accomplishment and memories that will last a lifetime. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that should not be missed by any trekking enthusiast.
Day by Day Itinerary
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met by a representative from Sumbi Extra Miles Safari and transferred to your hotel in Moshi. You will have a pre-trek briefing and equipment check with your guide, and then have the rest of the day to relax and prepare for the trek.
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the Lemosho Gate, where you’ll meet the rest of the trekking crew. 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 2,820 meters (9,252 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 to Shira 2 Camp, located at 3,850 meters (12,631 feet). This part of the trek offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
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 your hotel in Moshi.
End of 9 Days Lemosho Crater Route
The Lemosho Crater Route with Sumbi Extra Miles Safari is a challenging but highly rewarding trek that takes you through a variety of breathtaking landscapes, including lush rainforests and barren alpine deserts. With expert guides and comfortable camps
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