Lemosho Route Climbing Guide

 

Lemosho Route Climbing Guide

Day 1 Kilimanjaro airport
Transfer to Fortune Mountain resort in Moshi for overnight.

Day 2: Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa
Drive from Moshi to Boma la Ng’ombe then turn to Londorossi Gate on the western side of Kilimanjaro. Continue driving to the Lemosho Glades; from there start trekking through the rain forest to Mti Mkubwa (Big Tree) Campsite. Overnight at Mti Mkubwa Campsite

Day 3: Shira Cave to Shira Hut 2
After breakfast at Shire Cave proceeds gently east across the Shira Plateau and the Shira Cathedral towards Shira Hut on the moorland meadow; It is an excellent place in this route for acclimatization, while gaining the altitude slowly. Overnight Camping at Shire Hut

Day 4: Shira Hut to Barranco Hut/Camp
From Shira Hut turn eastward and continue climbing towards the Barranco Hut through Lava Tower while getting great views of the spectacular Barranco Valley. Overnight stay at Barranco Hut

Day 5:Barranco Hut/Camp to Karanga Valley
after overcoming the volcanic rock barrier. The Great Barranco (locally known as breakfast)? Descends through scree and ridges to Karanga Valley and the rest. Overnight here

Day 6: Karanga Valley to Kibo Crater Floor
Start climbing early in the morning (normally 01:00 am) to reach the Kibo Crater rim at the Stella Point before sunrise. Then descent to the crater floor to Furtwangler Glacier for camping

Day 7: Kibo to the UHURU PEAK 5895
Ascending towards the peak between glaciers to UHURU PEAK at 5,896m the highest point in Africa; it is here that you can have that feeling I have Conquered Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain of Africa Then descend to Mweka Hut at the edge of the rainforest, for overnight camping, with a stopover at Barafu Hut for Lunch

Day 8: Mweka Hut to Mweka Gate

After breakfast, descend to Mweka gate, meet the waiting driver and drive back to the Fortune Mountain resort in Moshi for hot shower and dinner & overnight