Kili Expert - 9 Days Lemosho Route

Pick up from Arusha or Moshi drive to west Kilimanjaro to start climbing. The route is remote and unspoiled trek up to Shira Plateau to join the south circuit for Uhuru Peak ascent via Barafu to Mweka gate. The lower slopes are home to Elephants and other species of wildlife. This route is for camping only.

Day 1: Pick up
Pick up from Kilimanjaro International Airport / Jomo Kenyata Airport and drive to Arusha. Dinner and overnight at Arusha center Tourist Inn.

Day 2: Londrossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa
Pick up from Arusha Center Tourist Inn at 7.30am and drive to Londorossi Gate on the western side of Kilimanjaro. Continue driving to the Lemosho Glades, from there take your picnic lunch packets start trekking through the rain forest to Mti Mkubwa (Big Tree) Campsite (4-5 hours). Overnight at Mti Mkubwa Campsite

Day 3: Mti Mkubwa to Shira 1
After breakfast takes your lunch packets and continues ascending across the dense rain forest, climbing is gradually become steeper before reaching a wide moorland zone. Proceed toward Game & Marshall one valley for picnic lunch. Then cross a high altitude desert plateau shire calderas to Shira 1 .Dinner and overnight at Shira 1 (5-6 hours).

Day 4: Shira Cave to Shira camp
After breakfast takes your picnic lunch packets at shira Cave proceeds gently east across the shira plateau and the shira Cathedral towards Shira camp on the moorland meadow; it is an excellent place in this route for acclimatization, while gaining the altitude slowly (6 hours). Dinner and overnight at Shira Camp.

Day 5: Shira camp to Barranco camp
After breakfast take your lunch packets turns eastward and continues climbing towards the Barranco camp through lava Tower while getting great views of the spectacular Barranco camp (6 hours walk). Dinner and overnight at Baranco Camp

Day 6: Barranco 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, dinner and overnight at Karanga valley

Day 7: Karanga Valley to Barafu camp 4600m
After breakfast proceed to Barafu camp site (5 hours walk). Dinner and overnight at Barafu Camp.

Day 8: Barafu to Uhuru Peak
At 1.00am have a cup of coffee or Tea start your ascend to summit “UHURU PEAK” 5895m.After celebrate with your guide start the descent down to Barafu camp for breakfast, then proceed to Mweka camp cutting trough lowland grasses and scrub. Walking time for this day is around 8-10 hours up and down. Dinner and overnight at Mweka camp

Day 9: Mweka camp to Mweka gate - Arusha
After breakfasts proceed back down in to the forest, a beautiful walk again offering good bird watching opportunities, there are some good news points on route to the valley below. Continue down to Mweka Gate. Here you will meet our vehicle and drive you back to your Hotel in Arusha via Safari Express Adventure office.

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