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Tour Overview

The 9-days Lemosho Crater Camp Route is better altitude acclimatization programme. Lemosho is perfect for climbers seeking a more private hiking experience. Although the route joins with the more popular Machame route on the third evening, the first three days on the mountain are relatively quiet with very few other trekking groups on the trail.
This journey starts off with a few long days as you go up, and has several days built in to help you acclimatize, improving your chances of summiting


Private transport from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi.
Private transport to Kilimanjaro International Airport ready to catch your flight back home.
Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate
Park entry fees,
Camping fees
Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees
18% VAT on tour fees & services
4 Season mountain tents
Double layered Sleeping Mats
Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters
3 hot meals daily while on the mountain
Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek
Hot water for washing
Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
Government taxes
Portable oxygen tanks & ox meter
Emergency first-aid kit
International flights (From/to home)
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
Tips (Tipping guideline • Guides: $20/day/guide • Cook: $15/day • Porter: $10/day/porter)
Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fee
Laundry (Available at hotel)
Private portable flash toilet with portable tent for rent $100 for the entire trip to be shared in a group.

Tour Plan

Pre day: Arriving in Tanzania All trekkers need to organize their own flight to Kilimanjaro international Airport [JRO]. From JRO you will be met by our staff and transferred to Moshi in the peaceful surrounds of our comfortable pre and post trek accommodation from where there are great views of the mountain. You can relax by the pool before your briefing with the Guides, who will provide the essential information for your trek to the roof of Africa. The Hotel we are using is between these 1. Parkview inn Hotel 2. Panama Garden resort 3. Weruweru River Lodge Day 1: Londorossi Gate to MtiMkubwa Elevation: 7,742 ft to 9,498 ft Distance: 6 km Hiking Time: 3-4 hours Habitat: Rain Forest -We depart Moshi for Londorossi Gate, which takes about 4 hours, where you will complete entry formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho trailhead. Upon arrival at trailhead, we begin hiking through undisturbed forest which winds to the first camp site. • Meals: Lunch & Dinner • Overnight: MtiMkubwa Camp Day 2: MtiMkubwa to Shira 1 Camp Elevation: 9,498 ft to 11,500 ft Distance: 8 km Hiking Time 5-6 hours Habitat: Health -We continue on the trail leading out of the rain forest and into a savannah of tall grasses, heather and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 Camp. Here we catch our first glimpse of Kibo across the plateau. • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner • Overnight: Shira 1 Camp Day 3: Shira 1 Camp to Moir Hut Elevation: 11,500 ft to 13,800 ft Distance: 11 km Hiking Time: 5-7 hours Habitat: Heath -We explore the Shira Plateau for a full day. It is a gentle walk east on moorland meadows towards Shira 2 Camp. Then we divert from the main trail to Moir Hut, a little used site on the base of Lent Hills. A variety of walks are available on Lent Hills making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Shira Plateau is one of the highest plateaus on earth. • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner • Overnight: Moir Hut Day 4: Moir Hut to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp Elevation: 13,800 ft to 15,190 ft Distance: 10 km Hiking Time: 6-7 hours -We begin the day climbing up a ridge and then head southeast towards the Lava Tower – a 300 ft tall volcanic rock formation. We descend down to Barranco Camp through the strange but beautiful Senecio Forest to an altitude of 13,000 ft. Although you begin and end the day at the same elevation, the time spent at higher altitude is very beneficial for acclimatization. • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner • Overnight: Barranco camp Day 5: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp Elevation: 13,044 ft to 13,106 ft Distance: 5 km Hiking Time: 4-5 hours Habitat: Alpine Desert -We begin the day by descending into a ravine to the base of the Great Barranco Wall. Then we climb the non-technical but steep, nearly 900 ft cliff. From the top of the Barranco Wall we cross a series of hills and valleys until we descend sharply into Karanga Valley. One more steep climb up leads us to Karanga Camp. This is a shorter day meant for acclimatization. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Overnight: Karanga Camp Day 6: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp Elevation: 13,106 ft to 15,331 ft Distance: 4 km Hiking Time: 4-5 hours Habitat: Alpine Desert -We leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the rocky section to Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the Southern Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest and enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are viewable from this position. • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner • Overnight: Barafu Camp Day 7: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak Elevation: 15,331 ft to 19,341 ft Distance: 5 km Hiking Time: 7-8 hours Habitat: Arctic Uhuru Peak to Crater Camp Elevation: 19,341 ft to 18,865 ft Distance: 1 km Hiking Time: 0.5-1 hours Habitat: Artic -During normal morning hours, we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. We ascend for several hours at a slow but steady pace while taking frequent, but short, breaks. The trail turns into heavy scree as we make the steep climb to the crater rim. At Stella Point (18,900 ft), we see the summit sign in the distance. We continue the around the crater rim until finally we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. We then descend a short distance to Crater Camp, where the rest of the staff will join us to set up camp. There is an option to hike to Retch Crater and the ash pit, or simply explore the areas around Furtwangler Glacier. Sleeping at this high altitude can be dangerous. Serious AMS can develop if adequate altitude acclimatization has not been achieved so the guides will monitor you very closely. • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner • Overnight: Crater Camp Day 8: Crater Camp to Mweka Camp Elevation: 18,865 ft to 10,065 ft Distance: 12 km Hiking Time: 4-6 hours Habitat: Artic -From Crater Camp, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. The trail is very rocky and can be quite hard on the knees; trekking poles are helpful. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep. • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner • Overnight: Mweka Camp Day 9: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate Elevation: 10,065 ft to 5,380 ft Distance: 10 km Hiking Time: 3-4 hours Habitat: Rain Forest -On our last day, we continue the descent to Mweka Gate and collect the summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. From the gate, we continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet us at Mweka Village to drive us back to the hotel in Moshi. Drive back to your hotel in Moshi. Hotel • Meal: Breakfast • Overnight: at Hotel

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Min Age 7 years