Kilimanjaro joining group 8 days Lemosho route

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

  • 7 Days
  • Max People : 12
  • Type of Tour:sharing/group

Kilimanjaro joining group 8 days Lemosho route overview

Description of Lemosho route

The Lemosho Route is considered advantageous over other routes due to its lower traffic in the early days of the climb. While sharing some sections with the Machame Route, it offers unique views of the surrounding landscapes not visible from other parts of the mountain. The route’s remote nature and longer duration make it a more strenuous trek but also contribute to a higher success rate in reaching the summit. Most climbers spend 7 to 8 days on this trail, increasing their chances of summiting Kilimanjaro.

Kilimanjaro joining group 8 days lemosho route

The 8 days Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route Joining Group refers to a guided expedition up Mount Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho route that spans over eight days. This group tour allows individuals to join a shared climbing experience with other participants, typically ranging from 2 to 12 people sometimes up to 18, and aims to provide a shared adventure experience for individuals looking to conquer Africa’s highest peak. The itinerary is carefully planned to include acclimatization days and gradual ascent to increase the chances of successfully reaching the summit of Uhuru Peak.Africa life tour and safari we offer this 8 days kilimanjaro group via lemosho book now

The advantage of this 8 days lemosho route package is that it offers a longer duration for acclimatization and fitness improvement, making it more likely for climbers to achieve their goal of summiting Kilimanjaro. By joining a group, climbers can share costs, gain experience, make new friends, and receive motivation throughout the trek. The Lemosho Route is renowned for its scenic beauty as it crosses the Shira Plateau from west to east in a relatively flat hike.

The cost for joining the 8-day Mount Kilimanjaro group via the Lemosho route ranges from $1800 to $2400 USD per person. This price includes all park fees, meals, professional guides, porters, and rescue fees. The group size typically consists of 4-10 climbers but can accommodate up to 18 individuals to ensure personalized attention while fostering a shared climbing experience.

Machame route Kilimanjaro joining group 8 days Lemosho route : Itinerary

Day 0 : Arrival in Tanzania

As for preparation,you are advised to arrive atleast one day before the kilimanjaro climbing day.Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, Driver will take you to your overnight accommodation. Your head guide will meet you for briefing, a health checkup, gear check and arrange for you to hire any equipment you may need.

Day 1 : Day 1: Lemosho Glades (2,385m) to Big Tree Camp (2,780m)

Your journey on the Lemosho Route begins at the Londorossi Gate, where you will complete park formalities and meet your guides and porters. From there, you will drive to the Lemosho Glades trailhead and start your trek through the lush rainforest. The first day’s hike is relatively easy and serves as a good warm-up for the days ahead. You will gradually ascend through the forest, spotting various flora and fauna along the way. The trail can be muddy at times, so proper footwear is essential. After a few hours of hiking, you will reach Big Tree Camp, your campsite for the night.

Day 2 Big Tree Camp (2,780m) to Shira 1 Camp (3,505m)

Today’s trek takes you through the rainforest and then into the heath zone as you gain altitude. The trail steepens as you approach the Shira Plateau, offering stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance. You will notice a change in vegetation as you leave the forest behind and enter into more open terrain. Keep an eye out for unique plant species adapted to these higher altitudes. By mid-afternoon, you will arrive at Shira 1 Camp, located on a grassy knoll with expansive views of the surrounding landscape.

Day 3 :Shira 1 Camp (3,505m) to Moir Hut (4,200m)

Leaving Shira 1 Camp behind, you will ascend towards Moir Hut today. The trail leads you across the Shira Plateau, a vast expanse with sparse vegetation and rocky outcrops. As you hike further, you may start to feel the effects of altitude, so it’s important to maintain a steady pace and stay hydrated. The landscape becomes increasingly rugged as you approach Moir Hut, situated in a desolate but beautiful setting near a series of lava towers.

Day 4 Moir Hut (4,200m) to Lava Tower (4,600m) and descent to Barranco Camp (3,950m)

Today involves a challenging ascent to Lava Tower at 4,600 meters before descending to Barranco Camp at 3,950 meters for acclimatization purposes. The hike up to Lava Tower provides excellent acclimatization opportunities as you reach higher elevations before descending to sleep at a lower altitude. The scenery changes dramatically from barren alpine desert to lush moorland as you descend towards Barranco Camp nestled in a valley beneath the imposing Barranco Wall.

Day 5 Barranco Camp (3,950m) to Karanga Camp (4,035m)

The day starts with a scramble up the iconic Barranco Wall which is not technical but requires some handwork in sections. Once atop this obstacle, enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscape before continuing on towards Karanga Valley. The trail undulates through valleys and ridges offering glimpses of Kibo Peak in the distance. Karanga Camp is situated on a rocky ridge with breathtaking views of the valley below.

Day 6 : Karanga Camp (4,035m) to Barafu Camp (4,673m)

Today’s trek takes you closer to your ultimate goal as you ascend towards Barafu Camp - your base camp for summit night. The trail is steep and rocky in sections as it winds its way up through alpine desert terrain. As you gain elevation, take it slow and steady to conserve energy for the summit push ahead. Barafu Camp offers little shelter from the elements but provides stunning sunset views over Mawenzi Peak.

Day 7 :Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak (summit) to Millennium Camp

Today is the big day – summit day. You'll rise before dawn, don layers of warm clothing, and set out into the darkness with headlamps ablaze. The trail ascends steeply up the rocky slope, switchbacking its way towards Stella Point, the crater rim of Kilimanjaro. As you climb, the air grows thinner, and the temperature drops, but your determination propels you forward. By sunrise, you'll reach Stella Point, where you'll be rewarded with a breathtaking sunrise over the vast expanse of Africa below. From here, it's a final push to Uhuru Peak, the highest point on the continent at 5,895 meters (19,341 feet). With tears of joy and exhaustion, you'll celebrate your achievement before beginning the long descent back to Barafu Camp. After a brief rest and some hot soup, you'll continue down to Millennium Camp, where you'll spend the night under the stars, reliving the memories of your epic journey

Day 8 :Mweka Camp - Moshi

On the final day of your trek, you'll wake up to the familiar sounds of camp life and the smell of breakfast cooking over an open fire. After a leisurely meal and some final farewells to your guides and porters, you'll begin the descent through the lush rainforest towards Mweka Gate. The trail winds its way down the mountainside, passing through dense vegetation and moss-covered trees. With each step, you'll feel the air grow warmer and more humid, signaling your return to civilization. By midday, you'll reach Mweka Gate, where you'll sign out and receive certificates of achievement commemorating your ascent of Kilimanjaro. From here, you'll board your waiting vehicle and transfer back to your hotel in Moshi or Arusha, where hot showers and comfortable beds await. As you bid farewell to the mountain that has captured your heart, you'll carry with you memories that will last a lifetime

Price Includes

  • All taxes and VAT applicable
  • National Park Entrance fee
  • Transport
  • pre-tour briefing with the guide
  • Mountain guide and crew
  • Meals & accommodation

price excludes

  • Tips / gratuities
  • Beverages such as soft drinks, alcohol etc.
  • International flights
  • Insurance
  • Visas
  • Items of a personal nature

Advantages of Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro via Lemosho Route 8 Days Joining

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho Route in 8 days offers several advantages compared to other routes:

Scenic Beauty: The Lemosho Route is known for its stunning scenery, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes and diverse ecosystems. This route allows climbers to experience a variety of terrains, from lush rainforests to alpine deserts, enhancing the overall trekking experience.

Acclimatization: The longer duration of the 8-day Lemosho Route itinerary provides better acclimatization opportunities for climbers. Adequate acclimatization is crucial for reducing the risk of altitude sickness and increasing the chances of a successful summit attempt.

Less Crowded: The Lemosho Route is less crowded compared to some of the more popular routes like Marangu or Machame. With fewer climbers on the trail, trekkers can enjoy a more peaceful and secluded journey up the mountain, enhancing the sense of wilderness and adventure.

Higher Success Rate: Due to better acclimatization and fewer crowds, climbers taking the Lemosho Route over 8 days often have a higher success rate in reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. The gradual ascent and ample time for adjustment contribute to increased chances of successfully conquering Uhuru Peak.

Diverse Wildlife: The Lemosho Route passes through diverse ecological zones, increasing the chances of encountering unique wildlife along the way. From monkeys in the rainforest to high-altitude birds near the summit, this route offers opportunities for wildlife sightings that enrich the overall trekking experience.

Variety in Terrain: Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho Route exposes trekkers to a wide range of terrains and landscapes, making each day’s trek distinctive and engaging. The ever-changing scenery keeps climbers motivated and engaged throughout the journey.

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