Kilimanjaro ecotourism routes recommended for climbing trips

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Kilimanjaro ecotourism routes recommended for climbing trips

Lemosho is among the favorite Kilimanjaro routes due to its low traffic, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate. Decide to see beautiful ecotourism features in Mount Kilimanjaro by choosing the Lemosho route. Climbers begin from a hotel in Moshi and drive to West Kilimanjaro via Sanya Juu. Tourists arrive at Lemosho route for registration and they begin climbing through Londorosi gate. Kilimanjaro trekking 7 days Lemosho is recommended however 8 days Lemosho route adventure trip is recommended because has better acclimatization and offer top success rate.

For mountaineers who like to get ecotourism experience in Mount Kilimanjaro, Lemosho trail is recommended. Lemosho route 8 days travel deal is best recommended for photographic safaris on Mount Kilimanjaro. More Kilimanjaro routes suitable best ecotourism trekkings are Northern circuit 9 days and Rongai route Mawenzi Saddle.  For More photographic trips at Mount Kilimanjaro, Serengeti, etc contact Kilimanjaro Tanzanite Safaris DMC

Adventure Kilimanjaro trekking schedule on beautiful scenery trail Lemosho 7 days.

Lemosho route daily trekking plan is as follows:

DAY 01:- Drive from Moshi or Arusha to Londorosi Park Gate (2250 m, 2 hours). From here a forest track requiring a 4WD vehicle leads to Lemosho Glades (2100 m, 11 km, 45 minutes) and a possible campsite (park fees are not paid to camp here). Walk along forest trails to Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite, (2750 m, 3 hours).

DAY 02:- The trail gradually steepens and enters the giant heather moorland zone. Several streams are crossed then it gains the Shira Ridge at about 3600 m and drops gently down to Shira 1 camp located by a stream on the Shira Plateau (3500 m, 5 hours). This campsite could be omitted.

DAY 03: -A a gentle walk across the plateau leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream (3850 m, 1.5 hours). A variety of walks are available on the Plateau making this an excellent acclimatization day.

DAY 04:- Continue east towards Kibo passing the junction, then east towards the Lava Tower. Shortly after this, you descend to Barranco hut (3940 m, 4 hours).

If you choose Lemosho route 8 days, you will sleep at Karanga Camp for more time to acclimatize. This extra night at Karanga Camp is great for acclimatization

DAY 05: -A a short scramble to the top of the Great Barranco and then a traverse over scree and ridges to the Karanga Valley (4000 m, 3 hours), beneath the icefalls of the Heim, Kersten and Decken Glaciers. After climbing out of the Karanga Valley the trail ascends a ridge to the Barafu Hut, a bleak location with little vegetation at 4600 m, (3 hours walking). Have overnight at Barafu Camp – This is base camp to gain energy and here you sleep early.

DAY 06:-An early start for the ascent to the rim of the Kibo Crater between the Rebmann and Ratzel Glaciers, (4 hours); the last section before the rim can sometimes be snow-covered and an ice-ax or ski stick is useful for balance. From here a further hour leads to Uhuru Peak, from where there are often fine views of Meru to the west and the jagged peak of Mawenzi to the east. Descend to the Barafu Hut for a rest and lunch before continuing on down to camp at Mweka Hut in the giant heather zone on the forest edge. Those with energy on the summit may wish to descend to the Reutsh Crater and visit the dramatic ice pinnacles of the Eastern Icefields.

DAY 07:- A 3-4 hour descent through beautiful forest brings you to the Park gate and your waiting for transport.

Prices vary depending on purpose and number of people, usually educational programs, ecotourism members, and Travel Agents, DMC and students get a discount tour offers.

Lemosho route 8 days cost will be slightly high than 7 days travel packages

THE prices include all services:  Airport transfers from Kilimanjaro Airport, all park fees, salaries of guides/porters/cook, all meals on the mountain, and clean safe drinking water, accommodation equipment, and Government tax, certificate of climbing, first aid kit, AMREF FLYING DOCTOR AIR RESCUE INSURANCE, Ranges rescue and transfer to/from Arusha or Moshi. 


Support equipment: We provide emergency Oxygen Bottle, and Pulse Oximeter.


 Services not included: Flight to Tanzania, Hotel in Moshi Entry VISA, Climbing gears (available for rent), tips to guides, porters, coordinator and items of a personal nature.


Note: Hotel in Moshi on Arrival is not included so that you can have the chance to choose the best suitable option. We suggest eco-resorts and ecotourism Lodges in Moshi which are affordable, with best value services.

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