LEMOSHO ROUTE


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1Lemosho-RouteThe Lemosho route approaches Kilimanjaro from the west. Rather than simply intersecting Shira Plateau (like Machame), Lemosho crosses it from Shira Ridge to Shira 2 Camp, in a pleasant hike. Climbers 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.

Lemosho is considered the most beautiful route on Kilimanjaro, and grants panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. Thus, Lemosho is highly recommended.

 

 

Days 1
Arrive Moshi, Tanzania
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Kili Treks stuff member will meet you at Kilimanjaro International Airport upon arrival and transfer you to your lodge.

Overnight: Kaliwa Lodge.

Day 2

Relax, sort gear and Cultural tour or hiking in Arusha National Park

After a comprehensive climb briefing with your guide, come along for cultural tour or spend a full day exploring Arusha National Park. During your cultural your will visit stunning waterfalls, chagga blacksmiths and market. You will return to you lodge in the afternoon for the cosy rest ready for the next day. In the evening we will all gather at local place for to try local food.

Overnight: Kaliwa Lodge 

Day 3
Start Trek to Forest Camp

After a hearty breakfast you’ll head off to the Londorosi gate then Lemosho trail-head. At Lemosho trail-head you will meeting with your experts; porters and guides.  The walk to your first camp is at a leisurely pace through rain forest. You will likely hear the many exotic birds in the canopy above, and many see a rare black & white colobus monkeys swing from the canopy during the hike.Once at camp, you will be served a hot dinner.

Overnight: Forest Camp (9,200 ft. / 2,800 m)
Trekking time: 3-4 hours

Day 4
Forest Camp to Shira I Camp

After a warm cup of wakeup call and heartily breakfast, begin trekking out of the rain forest. The transition from rain forest to heath zone is a must see. The journey today will take you to the edge of Shira plateau. The clouds should clear for your first beautiful view of the summit; Uhuru Peak.

Overnight: Shira I Camp (11,500 ft. / 3,500M)
Trekking time: 5 – 7 hours

Day 5
Shira I Camp to Moir Camp

Trek through lush of heath and moorland then into expensive high Savannah desert before reach Moir hut in the alpine zone. For extra acclimatization one can walk around to the higher lands around the camp; views are superb. Lunch will be served at Fisher camp.

Overnight: Moir Camp (13,800 ft. / 4,200M)
Trekking time: 5-6 hours

Day 6
Moir Camp to Lava Tower (Acclimatization day)

This is an important day for acclimatization. The highest point will be Lava Tower where you will stop for lunch then hike back to Moir camp. You will spend two nights at Moir camp for proper acclimatization.

Overnight: Moir Camp (13,800 ft. / 4,200M)
Trekking time: 4-6 hours

Day 7
Moir Camp to Arrow Camp

After breakfast set off toward Lava tower. We will stop for a hot lunch then process “pole pole” up toward the breach wall. Dinner will be served earlier to allow an early rest for an early wake up, summit bid day.

Overnight: Arrow camp (16,100 ft. / 4,700M)
Trekking time: 4-5 hours

Days 8
Arrow Camp to Crater Camp/Summit

It will take between 5-7 hours to reach Uhuru peak. Upon reaching the crater rim, we’ll be treated to a stunning view of the Northern Ice fields, the Furtwangler Glacier, and Uhuru Peak itself. Another 30 minutes will take us to our camp, set in soft sands near the retreating vertical ice walls of the Furtwangler glacier. Rest and enjoy snacks and hot drinks in the mess tent, then opt to explore the strange lunar landscape of the inner crater, to include a visit to Reusch Crater, the ash pit, and the glaciers. One can walk down to the pit, all the way down to the last rim overlooking the pit.

Overnight: Crater Camp (18,850 ft. / 5,800 m)

Trekking time: 6-7 hours

Days 9
Crater camp to Uhuru Peak / High (millennium) Camp.

A short ascend will take us to Uhuru peak. Then we will descend to Barafu Camp whichis set on a small, exposed flat area on a ridge, acting a base camp for summit attempt. We will stop for snacks then carry on down to our final camp for the day.

Overnight: Millennium camp (12,500FT. /3,810M)
Trekking time: Barafu Camp to Uhuru peak 6-8 hours / 4-5 hours to Millennium camp

Days 10
Complete Trek / Returning home or continue with adventure

After a restful night’s sleep and after a heartily breakfast you will start to descend to the Mweka gate. Together, the crew sing local songs describing the folk lore around their Mystical Mountain and spiritual homeland. Reluctantly we say our goodbyes and board our vehicles that transport us to the airport for departure. This will be end of journey for those catching flight home. For those staying for safari or Zanzibar your vehicle will take you to the hotel where a shower and a real bed wait!

Overnight / Day Room: Kaliwa Lodge

Trekking time: 5-6 hours

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Days 1
Arrive Moshi, Tanzania

Kili Treks stuff member will meet you at Kilimanjaro International Airport upon arrival and transfer you to your lodge.
Overnight: Kaliwa Lodge. 

Day 2
Relax, sort gear and Cultural tour or hiking in Arusha National Park

After a comprehensive climb briefing with your guide, come along for cultural tour or spend a full day exploring Arusha National Park. During your cultural your will visit stunning waterfalls, chagga blacksmiths and market. You will return to you lodge in the afternoon for the cosy rest ready for the next day. In the evening we will all gather at local place for to try local food.

Overnight: Kaliwa Lodge 

Day 3
Start Trek to Forest Camp

After a hearty breakfast you’ll head off to the Londorosi gate then Lemosho trailhead. At Lemosho trailhead you will meeting with your experts; porters and guides.  The walk to your first camp is at a leisurely pace through rain forest. You will likely hear the many exotic birds in the canopy above, and many see a rare black & white colobus monkeys swing from the canopy during the hike.Once at camp, you will be served a hot dinner.

Overnight: Forest Camp (9,200 ft. / 2,800 m)
Trekking time: 3-4 hours

Day 4
Forest Camp to Shira I Camp

After a warm cup of wakeup call and heartily breakfast, begin trekking out of the rain forest. The transition from rain forest to heath zone is a must see. The journey today will take you to the edge of Shira plateau. The clouds should clear for your first beautiful view of the summit; Uhuru Peak.

Overnight: Shira I Camp (11,500 ft. / 3,500M)
Trekking time: 5 – 7 hours

Day 5
Shira I Camp to Moir Camp

Trek through lush of heath and moorland then into expensive high savannah desert before reach Moir hut in the alpine zone. For extra acclimatization one can walk around to the higher lands around the camp; views are superb. Lunch will be served at Fisher camp.

Overnight: Moir Camp (13,800 ft. / 4,200M)
Trekking time: 5-6 hours

Day 6
Moir Camp to Barranco Camp (Acclimatization day)

This is an important day for acclimatization. The highest point will be Lava Tower where you will stop for lunch. Your day will end into the Great Barranco Valley. Hike in this spectacular world of shining glaciers, towering cliffs, a farm land of giant scinecios and sloping valleys.

Overnight: Barranco Camp (12,850 ft. / 3,950M)
Trekking time: 4-6 hours

Day 7
Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp (Acclimatization day)

Acclimatization is very important and that’s why we decided to add another option. The day begins with a scramble up the steep ‘Breakfast Wall’, then traversing up and down the slopes and valleys which have carved their way into the mountain’s southern face. Kibo’s glaciers loom above to your left. The day ends when reach Karanga camp for a hot lunch with fellow trekkers.

Overnight: Karanga camp (13,100FT / 3,970M)
Trekking time: 3-4 hours

Days 8
Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Barafu Camp is set on a small, exposed flat area on a ridge, acting a base camp from which you will make your summit attempt at midnight. Temperatures decline and landscapes grow sparse as you hike a steady incline to Barafu Camp.

Overnight: Barafu Camp (15,200FT / 4,600M)

Trekking time: 3-4 hours

Days 9
Barafu camp to Uhuru Peak / High (millennium) Camp.

Dress up for a cold weather and pack very basic items in your pack that you will need on this particular day. After breakfast start trekking “pole pole” uphill on scree and rocks path to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. After about 6 hours of walking, you will come to the edge of the crater; Stella Point, at 18,900ft (5,795M) on the crater rim is the end of the steep track. It takes about 45min to Uhuru Peak from Stella point on a less steep uphill. The trek to Uhuru peak from Stella point involves lots of sightseeing; huge glaciers on the left and deep smooth crater on your right. After great momentous at the summit descend down back to Barafu. Then to Millennium Camp

Overnight: Millennium camp (12,500FT. /3,810M)
Trekking time: Barafu Camp to Uhuru peak 6-8 hours / 4-5 hours to Millennium camp

Days 10
Complete Trek / Returning home or continue with adventure

After a restful night’s sleep and after a heartily breakfast you will start to descend to the Mweka gate. Together, the crew sing local songs describing the folk lore around their Mystical Mountain and spiritual homeland. Reluctantly we say our goodbyes and board our vehicles that transport us to the airport for departure. This will be end of journey for those catching flight home. For those staying for safari or Zanzibar your vehicle will take you to the hotel where a shower and a real bed wait!

Overnight / Day Room: Kaliwa Lodge

Trekking time: 5-6 hours

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Days 1
 Arrive Moshi, Tanzania

Kili Treks stuff member will meet you at Kilimanjaro International Airport upon arrival and transfer you to your lodge.
Overnight: Kaliwa Lodge. 

Day 2
Relax, sort gear and Cultural tour or hiking in Arusha National Park

After a comprehensive climb briefing with your guide, come along for cultural tour or spend a full day exploring Arusha National Park. During your cultural your will visit stunning waterfalls, chagga blacksmiths and market. You will return to you lodge in the afternoon for the cosy rest ready for the next day. In the evening we will all gather at local place for to try local food.

Overnight: Kaliwa Lodge 

Day 3
Start Trek to Forest Camp

After a hearty breakfast you’ll head off to the Londorosi gate then Lemosho trailhead. At Lemosho trailhead you will meeting with your experts; porters and guides.  The walk to your first camp is at a leisurely pace through rain forest. You will likely hear the many exotic birds in the canopy above, and many see a rare black & white colobus monkeys swing from the canopy during the hike.Once at camp, you will be served a hot dinner.

Overnight: Forest Camp (9,200 ft. / 2,800 m)
Trekking time: 3-4 hours

Day 4
Forest Camp to Shira I Camp

After a warm cup of wakeup call and heartily breakfast, begin trekking out of the rainforest. The transition from rainforest to heath zone is a must see. The journey today will take you to the edge of Shira plateau. The clouds should clear for your first beautiful view of the summit; Uhuru Peak.

Overnight: Shira I Camp (11,500 ft. / 3,500M)
Trekking time: 5 – 7 hours

Day 5
Shira I Camp to Moir Camp

Trek through lush of heath and moorland then into expensive high savannah desert before reach Moir hut in the alpine zone. For extra acclimatization one can walk around to the higher lands around the camp; views are superb. Lunch will be served at Fisher camp.

Overnight: Moir Camp (13,800 ft. / 4,200M)
Trekking time: 5-6 hours

Day 6
Moir Camp to Barranco Camp (Acclimatization day)

This is an important day for acclimatization. The highest point will be Lava Tower where you will stop for lunch. Your day will end into the Great Barranco Valley. Hike in this spectacular world of shining glaciers, towering cliffs, a farm land of giant scinecios and sloping valleys.

Overnight: Barranco Camp (12,850 ft. / 3,950M)
Trekking time: 4-6 hours

Day 7
Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp (Acclimatization day)

Acclimatization is very important and that’s why we decided to add another option. The day begins with a scramble up the steep ‘Breakfast Wall’, then traversing up and down the slopes and valleys which have carved their way into the mountain’s southern face. Kibo’s glaciers loom above to your left. The day ends when reach Karanga camp for a hot lunch with fellow trekkers.

Overnight: Karanga camp (13,100FT / 3,970M)
Trekking time: 3-4 hours

Days 8
Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Barafu Camp is set on a small, exposed flat area on a ridge, acting a base camp from which you will make your summit attempt at midnight. Temperatures decline and landscapes grow sparse as you hike a steady incline to Barafu Camp.

Overnight: Barafu Camp (15,200FT / 4,600M)

Trekking time: 3-4 hours

Days 9
Barafu camp to Uhuru Peak / Crater Camp.

Dress up for a cold weather and pack very basic items in your pack that you will need on this particular day. After breakfast start trekking “pole pole” uphill on scree and rocks path to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. After about 6 hours of walking, you will come to the edge of the crater; Stella Point, at 18,900ft (5,795M) on the crater rim is the end of the steep track. It takes about 45min to Uhuru Peak from Stella point on a less steep uphill. The trek to Uhuru peak from Stella point involves lots of sightseeing; huge glaciers on the left and deep smooth crater on your right. After great momentous at the summit descend down to crater camp for rest and possible option excursion around crater camp.

Overnight: Crater camp (18,880 ft. / 5,755m) or Barafu camp
Trekking time: 6-7 hours

Days 10

Barafu / Crater Camp to Millennium.

It will be an easy walking out of the crater while enjoying sunrise behind Mwenzi peak; there’s stunning photo of shadow of night trekkers at Stella point with sunrise behind them. Stop at Barafu camp for a major break then continue down to Millennium camp for hot lunch and a good rest.

Overnight: Millennium Camp (12,500FT / 3,810M)

Trekking time: 4-6 hours

Days 11
Complete Trek / Returning home or continue with adventure

After a restful night’s sleep and after a heartily breakfast you will start to descend to the Mweka gate. Together, the crew sing local songs describing the folk lore around their Mystical Mountain and spiritual homeland. Reluctantly we say our goodbyes and board our vehicles that transport us to the airport for departure. This will be end of journey for those catching flight home. For those staying for safari or Zanzibar your vehicle will take you to the hotel where a shower and a real bed wait!

Overnight / Day Room: Kaliwa Lodge

Trekking time: 5-6 hours

 

The Lodge_breakfast #996FF0Kaliwa Lodge

Based at about 4300 feet above sea level. The lodge blends the simplistic elegance with perfect architectural designs, all combined to entice even the most seasoned traveler. After a strenuous Mount Kilimanjaro trekking, shower and nice quite relaxation will perfect your this happy end.

 

 

 

 

IMG_1198Mountain Camps

Due to the physical and mental challenge trekker undergo, a special accommodation is well deserved. Your mountain camps include all-weather tents, with customized ground-sheets and full-ground pads. Our spacious dinning tents with solar-lit, tables and chairs will make your delicious hot meal charming. Our well-trained camping crews will set up and brake down camps each day. For your convenient, you will have a private toilet tents and hot basins of water daily.

The food on our Kilimanjaro treks is exceptionally good. After full trekking days you will be saved a hot meals prepared by the camp’s chef.

Please inform us if you have any special dietary requirements.

 

Coffee LodgeArusha Coffee Lodge

From the industrious coffee pickers gathering in the harvest to the aromas of the morning brew emanating from the main Plantation House as breakfast is being prepared, Arusha Coffee Lodge is full of sensory experiences that revitalises the body and soul for the adventures and excitement that lie ahead.

 

 

 

 

Lemosho 8-days

In August 2015 our family joined Wilfred and his crew on the Lemosho Route for 8 days. It was an experience that nobody ever will forget. Thanks to the wonderful company, the excellent food (every day something different and always fresh) and the good and good planning all of us reached the summit in good shape. Of course we were lucky that we had good weather conditions, but without the excellent guidance some of us have given up. Asante sana Wilfred and crew!

(Jan 58 years, Angelien 55, Dennis 26, Tiza 20, Nick 22 and Francine 20 from Delft, The Netherlands.)

LEMOSHO 9 Days, Colin Nanka (USA)

Wilfred and your team, I can’t thank you enough for the experience you helped to provide on this trip. So far it has been the trip of a lifetime. I appreciate your patience and kindness through the tough times, it made all the difference.

LEMOSHO 9 Days, Stuart A. Harelik (Cape Coral, FL)

There is much more to climbing a mountain than just reaching the summit.
Reaching the summit is important, but you must be safe, have fun, and enjoy the journey, but most important, get a flavour of the culture, people, and country you are visiting. As a veteran of thirteen international expeditions, with some of the largest firms in the business, I can absolutely say that I have enjoyed my travels to Africa, and climbing with Wilfred, the most.
I have enjoyed it so much that I have returned four more times, via different routes, but always with the best in the business….. Wilfred Moshi…..the only Tanzanian to ever reach the summit of Everest!

LEMOSHO 9 Days, Dale Harelik, Las Vegas, NV

My Kili-Trek adventure was one of the most exciting and amazing adventures that I got to share with some of my family. I look forward to doing is again one day with my son!

LEMOSHO ROUTE 8 DAYS, Jolanta Wilmanska (Poland)

The info before trip has been adequate and accurate, as well as very helpful. All the element of organization has been perfectly prepared, including my joining the main group after climb.
Every single person of Kili-Treks is absolutely fantastic. They could not be more caring, supportive and well organized. The guides were very knowledgeable and provided precious information about the species, country, local customs and history.
The driving skills if the driver guides at the difficult terrain were phenomenal. As for the safari – the only thing we would not recommend to include in the future programs is the visit to the Masai Village. It seems we all have found it unnatural and not truly reflecting Masai culture…..
Other than that – I would wholeheartedly recommend safari trip to everybody considering a trip to Tanzania.

LEMOSHO ROUTE 8 DAYS, Kinga Baranowska (Poland)

Supporting crews were absolutely great. They provided incredible comfort and feeling of safety. They were caring, polite, with great sense of humour and energy Food was perfect – soups, pasta, fruits, all was better than anywhere else we had chance to eat in Tanzania.
All together – both Kili Treks and Safaris trip were phenomenal experience; and this is mostly thanks to your fantastic people. What a unique team of kind, most supportive and knowledgeable people.

LEMOSHO ROUTE 8 DAYS, Joanna Folwarska (Poland)

The service was very good. Porters and guides cared for us as they were very happy.
Yes I will definitely recommend Kili-Treks to friends and families.

LEMOSHO ROUTE 8 DAYS, Magdalena Misztal (Poland)

Everything was perfect, Wilfred, Thank you for everything I would not made it without you.

LEMOSHO ROUTE 8 DAYS, Jolanta Baszczeska (Poland)

The cooks were absolutely fantastic; both as far as quantity and quality were taken into consideration. They frequently were applauded for their job. I wish to stress one more time how wonderful all people who supported us in our climbing have been.
Without care and help of my person guardian angel Godlove, I would have never made it. Thank you very much.
A company headed by such a great boss must be a great company. Thank you Wilfred

LEMOSHO ROUTE 8 DAYS, Iza Smolokowska Hotelier, Hotel Rialto Warsaw

Our Kilimanjaro adventure was the most beautiful time I have ever spent with my friends. It was much more than mountain climbing. We all felt safe, well protected and looked after by our guide Wilfred. Wilfred himself and his entire team created a wonderful, unique atmosphere and their support and assistance made even the most difficult moments much easier. In the end even these most challenging moments will remain with us as fascinating memories.
I have reached 7 summits, worked with many teams and I can say with full confidence that if I were to climb Kilimanjaro ever again, I would definitely do it only with Wilfred and his Kili-Treks.


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