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This is much more attractive and exciting wilderness route. To climb the mountain, the ascent and descent takes between five and nine days. The mountain can be climbed by any normally fit person, with the assistance of a guide and porters. The park has six hiking routes through the Kilimanjaro Forest Reserve: Marangu, Machame, Umbwe, Shira (Lemosho and Londorossi), Mweka and Rongai.

Tour Name:- Remote Kilimanjaro
Route:- Lemosho
Duration:- 9 days and 8 nights (7 days on the mountain)

Sample Itinerary

Day Time Itinerary Accomodation
1   Arrive Moshi
Upon arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Meet your climbing guide for briefing and final gear check. Overnight at the hotel.
Kilimanjaro Impala Hotel.
Bed&Breakfast
2 AM Moshi – Mti Mkubwa camp (9,020ft/2750m)
Drive to Londorossi Park Gate then on to the Lemosho glades to the trailhead at 6,890 ft/2100m. Walk through the forest to Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite for dinner and overnight stay.
Mti Mkubwa camp.
Fullboard
3  AM Mti Mkubwa – Shira plateau camp (11,480ft/3500m)
Trek across several streams in the heather zone of the mountain and cross the Shira Ridge on to the Shira Plateau where we camp for the night.
Shira plateau camp.
Fullboard
4  AM Shira plateau – Shira hut (12,470ft/3800m)
This day’s trek is a gentle one across the plateau to Shira Hut camp on moorland meadows zone. The afternoon can be used for walks on the plateau which helps climbers to acclimatize.
Shira hut. Fullboard
5 AM Kibo hut -Summit(19,340ft/5895m)- Horombo hut
Midnight trek to the summit via Gilman’s Point. After a short period of photo taking at Uhuru peak, descend to Kibo Hut for breakfast. Continue down to Horombo Hut for the day’s and night’s rest.
Horombo Hut.
Fullboard
6  AM Barranco camp – Barafu camp (15,090ft/4600m)
Across the Karanga Valley and ascend to Barafu campsite. Have dinner and take the day’s rest ready for the hike to the summit.
Note:
An extra day for acclimatization can be added by staying overnight at Karanga camp then proceed to Barafu camp the next day.
Barafu camp.
Fullboard
7 Midnight Barafu camp-Summit(19,340ft/5895m)-Mweka
Start at mid-night for the Summit (Uhuru peak) arriving at sunrise. Descend back to Barafu for breakfast then further down to Mweka Hut. Have lunch and spend the rest of the day relaxing.
Mweka hut. Fullboard
8 AM Mweka hut – Moshi
After Breakfast, descend to the park gate where a vehicle awaits to transfer you to the hotel in town.
Kilimanjaro Impala Hotel.
Bed&Breakfast
9   Depart Moshi
Depart Moshi for onward or catch flight back home.