Climbing Kilimanjaro. Lemosho route
The Lemoshaw route is one of the new ascent routes to Kilimanjaro. It is also one of the longest to the top, so the proposed high-altitude casting up to 3500 m helps save several days of travel.
The route starts from the gate of Londorossi (2200 m), then the high-altitude launch to the Shira Plateau, which used to be the third peak of Kilimanjaro, before it collapsed, due to the strongest eruption and now the plateau rises to 4000 m. the mountains, to the camp of Shira 2 (3900 m), or a more comfortable route, 7 days in the mountains, leads to Shira 1 (3505 m), which allows for better acclimatization.
Then a steep ascent to the Lava Tower (4630 m) and descent into the Barranco Valley, one of the most beautiful places all the way. Further, the Lemosho route coincides with another ascent route – Machame.
You need to go because:
the ascent of Kilimanjaro is included in the program “7 highest peaks of the world”
3500 m high altitude saves days on the way to the top
the lack of crowds of climbers will make climbing more pleasant
the journey will take place with comfort, a team of experienced guides, cooks and porters will take care of this
wild gladiolus fields, black sheer cliffs and picturesque green meadows of the Shira Plateau
Thread route: Moshi – Lemosho glades (3500 m) – Shira 2 camp (3900 m) – Lava Tower (4630 m) – Barranko camp (3960 m) – Karanga camp (4035 m) – Barafu camp (4640 m) – Uhuru peak (5895 m) – Millennium Camp (3820 m) – Mweka Gate (1650 m) – Moshi
Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport
Arrivals at Kilimanjaro Airport. Transfer hotel to Moshi. The city is located in Tanzaniau, at the foot of Kilimanjaro. Here live Africans of the Chaga tribe, whose main occupation is the cultivation of coffee, maize and bananas. Meeting with a local guide.
Standard check-in time from 14.00
Day 2: Departure to the Lemosho glade (3500m). Go to Shira 2 camp (3900m)
Moving to the western entrance to Kilimanjaro National Park, Londorossi Gate (2200m). After obtaining permits and registration in the rescue service, then a high-altitude launch at up to 3,500 m, from here the transition to Shira 2 camp will begin, past dense thickets of heather and juniper and wild gladiolus fields. The Shira ridge is the lowest and at the same time the oldest of the three Kilimanjaro peaks. Between the ridge and the western slopes of Kibo there is a huge plateau of the Shire, it appeared after the strongest eruption and collapse of the dome of an ancient volcano about five hundred thousand years ago. In the Shira 2 camp, the escort team will prepare everything you need, set up tents and prepare dinner for the group.
Day 3: Ascent to the Lava Tower (4630m) and descent to the camp of Barranco (3960m)
Today we have to move to one of the key points of the Lava Tower route (4630m), a volcanic tower-shaped array, from where a beautiful view of Mount Meru opens. Lunch is organized at this place. Next, the descent to the camp Barranco, on the approach to which the helipad is located. The camp, studded with exotic bushes of senitions, is located right under the high black sheer wall of Barranco, which the locals call the “breakfast-bed”.
Day 4: Transfer to Karang camp (4035m)
After climbing the Barranco wall, there is an impressive panorama of Kibo peak, the highest peak of Kilimanjaro. Go to Karanga camp with a magnificent view of the plain. Here you are waiting for lunch and rest. After – acclimatization exit in the direction of the Barafu camp.
Day 5: Transfer to the Barafu assault camp (4640m)
Go to the assault camp Barafu, which is located among the huge stone boulders. From here you can see the second highest peak of Kilimanjaro, Mawenzi (5149m). After the ascent, there will be a small rest in the equipped camp, then it is necessary to make an acclimatization exit and go down to Barafa, where a hot dinner will be prepared. Preparing for the early exit to the assault of the summit.
Day 6: Climbing to the top of Kilimanjaro – Uhuru peak 5895 m. Descent to the Millennium camp (3820m)
At dawn, the Uhuru peak (5895m), the summit of Kilimanjaro, is the highest peak of the Black Continent, which is called the “crown of Tanzania”. Climbing is not a technical difficulty. Difficulty only in height and duration of the day of ascent – 7-10 hours. At dawn on the summit of Kilimanjaro, one can observe a stunning sight: in the first rays of the African sun, the glaciers on the dark brown rocky surface turn pink. Let you go back through the camp to Barafu, where a short rest will take place, after which you will continue to descend to the Millennium camp (3820 m).
Day 7: Descent from the Millennium Camp (3820 m) to the Mweka Gate (1650 m)
Camp Millennium is located in the rainforest at around 3820 m, on the descent the well-being will improve. After breakfast and descend to the exit from the National Park through the Mweka Gate (1650 m). Transfer to the hotel.
Day 8: Departure home
This is included
Transfer from / to Kilimanjaro Airport
Accommodation in a 3 * hotel before and after the ascent (breakfast included, accommodation in double rooms) – only 2 nights
Altitude entry to the beginning of the hiking route
Professional English speaking support team
Porter services (can carry up to 15 kg) for each of the participants
Permits and eco fees for the Kilimanjaro National Park for the period of ascent
Rescue Service Services of Kilimanjaro National Park
Three meals a day. The menu includes various soups, side dishes, several types of meat and fish, fresh fruits and vegetables, and vegetarian options are available on request.
Modern tents and group equipment (catering tent, table, chairs, dishes and cutlery) – 2-3 person accommodation in tents, depending on the number of participants
Warm and comfortable mattresses
First aid kit
Certificates of climbing
This is not included
flight to Tanzania (Kilimanjaro Airport, JRO)
visa fee – $ 50
personal equipment rental (if necessary)
lunch and dinner at the hotel (before and after climbing)
escort team tip $ 200 per person at the end of the climb
Good to know
Necessary clothes and shoes
high, mountain boots with a water-repellent membrane and a Vibram sole
trekking shoes for the first days of climbing
down jacket at -15 ° C (for assault)
storm jacket with a membrane – to protect against rain and wind
storm pants with a membrane – to protect against rain and wind
warm pants (-15 ° C)
thermal underwear for active sports
thermal gloves – 2 pairs
Mittens Warm Rain Cape
hat fleece Gaiters to protect against dust / snow
Balaclava – to protect against the wind during the storming of the peak
Cap / Panama – for sun protection
light pants for the first days of climbing
T-shirt, shirt with long sleeves – 2 pcs.
trekking socks – 3-4 pairs
warm socks for camp
running backpack (35-45 liters) for essentials
a trunk or a large backpack carried by a porter (80-120 liters)
sleeping bag (-15 ° C comfort)
headlamp, spare batteries
water flasks (2 liters minimum)
towel, soap, toothpaste, brush
personal first aid kit
Passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into the country
3 * hotel in Moshi, double occupancy with breakfast
on the route accommodation in tents for 2-3 people
three meals a day
The menu includes various soups, side dishes, several types of meat and fish, fresh fruits and vegetables
vegetarian food options available
You can drive to Tanzania all year round. The high and low seasons are governed by climatic features – the rainy season, of which there are two – the first and longest, comes from the end of March to May, the second rainy season – from late October to the first half of December.
Insurance and medicine
Each participant must have a medical insurance that corresponds to this type of travel – high altitude mountaineering
In general, stay in the territory of Tanzania is safe. But the Ministry of Health of Russia recommends vaccinating against yellow fever as a preventive measure for this disease. Vaccination must be made no later than 10 days before the date of entry into the country. After vaccination, an international certificate is issued, valid for 10 years. He is often checked by the sanitary services of Russian airports. Vaccinations can be done in Moscow at: ul. Trubnaya, house 19, p. If you wish, and in consultation with your doctor, you can make malaria prophylaxis with special antimalarial tablets.
A guide accompanying the group throughout the program ensures safety only if the rules and safety regulations of all participants are taken into account. Therefore, we recommend to fulfill its requirements. During the course of the program, especially in critical situations, participants must follow the instructions of the guide. All actions and decisions on the route during a situation that threatens the safety of participants are solely the responsibility of the guide accompanying the group. The guides carry with them the necessary group equipment, a mobile phone with the numbers of the district rescue services, as well as a first-aid kit for first aid. Security for us remains the main condition for fulfilling obligations to the client!