Peak Pursuits 3: Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb through Lemosho Route.
About this Odyssey Package.
Experience the remarkable ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro through the captivating Lemosho Route, on our 8-day ‘Peak Pursuits 3’ adventure package.
This expedition beckons those with a spirit of exploration and a yearning for personal triumph.
As you step onto the trail, you’ll traverse a tapestry of landscapes – from verdant rainforests echoing with wildlife to stark alpine deserts that evoke a sense of otherworldly beauty.
This journey is not just about reaching the summit; it’s about immersing yourself in the evolving landscapes, forging bonds with fellow climbers, and discovering your own wellspring of resilience.
Amidst breathtaking panoramas and shared moments of achievement, you’ll not only conquer Kilimanjaro’s peak but also find a deeper connection with yourself and the untamed allure of nature.
Join us for an expedition that promises not just a summit, but a profound adventure of the spirit.
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to Keys Annex Hotel for an overnight stay.
Depart right after breakfast in Moshi Keys Lodge to Londorossi entrance Gate, which takes about 4 hours, where you will complete entry formalities before the drive to Lemosho starting point (another hour to reach the (trailhead).
Upon arrival at trail head, your lunch will be served before commencing the hiking to big tree campsite through rain forest Dinner overnight.
Time: 3-4 Hrs.
Habitat: Rain Forest.
After breakfast proceed with your hiking trail leading out of the forest and into the savannah of tall grasses, heather Moorland, and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards.
As you ascend through the lush rolling hills and crossing several streams, you will reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 camp for dinner and overnight.
Right after leisure breakfast before exploring Shira plateau for a full day today it is a gentle walk east toward Kibo’s glacier peak, across the plateau which leads to Shira 2 Camp on moorland meadows by a stream.
You continue 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 is one of the highest plateaus on earth as recorded.
Time: 3-4 Hrs.
After breakfast depart for your daily activities from Shira Plateau, continue to the east up a ridge, via the junction between Baranco camp and Lava Tower.
Continue, direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the "Shark's Tooth."
Shortly after the tower, proceed to the second junction which leading to Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 4600ft, proceeds downhill to Barranco campsite at an altitude of 3,950ft.
Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization.
It will help your body get prepared for the summit day.
Time: 5-6 Hrs.
Habitat: Semi Desert.
Right after breakfast, depart from Barranco campsite continue on a steep ridge passing via Barranco Wall, to Karanga Valley Campsite hot lunch to save here on the arrival time.
After lunch proceed to the junction which connects with Mweka Trail.
Continue up to the Barafu Campsite where you have completed South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles in this area.
Earlier dinner will be served to allow enough time to rest, while you are preparing for the summit day.
The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position in a blue Sky Day, overnight at Barafu Camp 4660m asl.
Time: 2-3 Hrs.
Habitat: Alpine Desert.
Right mid night (midnight to 12:00Am), depart to the summit from base camp along Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers at your left side while accessing the summit.
Trail leads in a northwesterly direction and ascends through a heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim.
This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek.
At Stella Point (5747Mt), a short rest before being rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting).
From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit.
At Uhuru Peak, (5,895 Mt) you have reached the highest point of Mount Kilimanjaro -continent of
Faster hikers you may see the sunrise from the summit.
From the summit, descent continuing straight downhill Base Camp before completing your day at Mweka campsite, you will stop at the base camp
Barafu for short rest and Lunch before departing.
Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon during rainy season later in the evening, dinner overnight at mweka camp including well-earned sleep.
Distance: 6km summit and 9km to Mweka camp.
Time: 6-7 Hrs.
Your last breakfast on the mountain will be served earlier in the morning depending on your schedule late afternoon in this day normal breakfast takes place at 7:30am before your descent downhill to the Mweka Gate.
At lower elevations, it can be wet during rainy season so your trekking poles will help.
Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).
After arriving in the park gate, will proceed signing out before the drive to the hotel.
- Airport/Hotel Transfers.
- Accommodation, camping gear and meals.
- Transport in a safari 4 X 4 Vehicle.
- An English speaking driver/guide.
- Ambulance services.
- Entry fees.
- Visa & International Flights
- Drinks at hotels/lodges.
- Tipping and personal expenses.
- Items of personal nature.