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Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route, 8 Days

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  • Low traffic route to Kilimanjaro
  • Enjoy the beautiful views as Lemosho is considered the most scenic route on Kilimanjaro
The Lemosho Route is perhaps the most scenic Kilimanjaro route, from the first day to the last. The trail begins north of Shira, also on the western side of the mountain. But unlike the Shira Route, where for the first day you walk on a wide 4 WD road, Lemosho is a narrow wilderness trail right from the beginning, passing through pristine and remote rainforest with good chances of seeing wildlife. It then crosses the Shira Plateau before joining the Machame Route near the Lava Tower.

Luckily, despite its growing popularity, especially for second time Kilimanjaro climbers, Lemosho sees a very low number of people and truly offers and incredible adventure on the highest peak in Africa, and the highest free standing mountain in the world.

Maasai Wanderings is looking very much forward to providing you with a climb of a lifetime. No previous mountaineering experience is required for this trip.
customer reviews about Maasai Wanderings
5.0 - Excellent Based on 7 reviews
Elizabeth's review for another Maasai Wanderings tour
5 - Excellent
“My whole experience from booking my trek to the actual trek its self was very professional with Maasai Wanderings. I knew I was in good hands when I my emails were responded to quickly and I was provided a list of answers to my enquires. The guides were very friendly and professional and had great English and were able to give my information on the landscape itself and also help encourage me every step of the way. I would not have made it to the top without their encouragement and singing! My tent and mattress were comfortable and the food was also great considering were climbing a mountain. Overall I would highly recommend climbing Kili with Maasai Wanderings. You can tell that the staff are happy and well looked after by the company as they are long standing team members. ”
Jonathan's review for another Maasai Wanderings tour
5 - Excellent
“I was part of a group of 3 hikers wishing to climb Kilimanjaro via the Machame route in 7 days. The experience was great and landscapes so amazing. In fact it was the second time I climbed Kilimanjaro. I wanted to renew this experience because the first time the weather conditions was very cloudy the three first days and also I was not completely satisfied of the company I chose at that time.

As such, I selected Maasai Wanderings for the good reviews I had and also because it is part of the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (you can have more details here: http://www.mountainexplorers.org/) that was a concern for me after my first experience. And what I can say is that I have not been disappointed, everything was perfect from the beginning to the end.

We were guided by Julius and his team that I recommend. He is a very nice guy, likable, always calm, encouraging you and giving all information required when you need it. He is adapting to you, and most of the time the first days, slowing you down to maximize a progressive acclimatization. I was interested by flowers and history of Kilimanjaro (snow cover, geology) and this guy is a big library.

Food was very good, varied and always in good quantity. It is surprising to see what the cooker is able to do in such conditions. There was a big mess tent where all meals were taken when it was not possible outside. The cooker is cooking just in front of you. The tent had also two extension rooms on each sides dedicated for staff (relaxing/sleeping). It was funny to see that despite of the altitude, the coldness etc. they were always happy, smiling, talking all time etc.

Everybody was dressed properly and adapted to the mountain conditions, even for the shoes. This is important to note because I have been very sad when I saw few other porters from other companies dressed just with a tee-shirt with holes everywhere or not descent shoes. When we reached the last camp (Barafu Hut) at around 13:00, one of the porter was sick and Julius, the guide, decided to escort him down to the gate quickly. He was back to Barafu Camp few hours before we left the camp to climb the final step and came with us! Everybody in the team successfully reached the top Uhuru Peak and of course everybody was very happy. Once again it has been an excellent trip and experience. I keep a lot of good memories.

For these reasons I recommend clearly Maasi Wanderings, for the quality of the guiding, the food, the tents, the team, all the equipments provided (and in good shape).”
Marc's review for another Maasai Wanderings tour
5 - Excellent
“After climbing the Shira Route with Maasai Wanderings many years ago, I recently returned with my wife to trek the Machame Route so she could experience this great adventure. We were not disappointed. From start to finish Maasai Wanderings were great to deal with and it was good to see the folks at Maasai Wanderings were as eager to please today as they were when I first traveled with them.”
3-4 hours Camping
Distance : 4.1 Km
We depart after an early breakfast for transfer to Lemosho Gate, an arduous three-hour journey through the colonial grazing lands between Mt Meru and Mt Kilimanjaro. This area is now inhabited by Maasai families and has spectacular scenery. We complete formal registrations at Londorossi Gate before continuing onto the trailhead. We enjoy a packed lunch as the team inspects and co-ordinates luggages and then set off on our hike.
5-6 hours Camping
Distance : 7.1 Km
We set out from camp this morning through magnificent forest areas to emerge onto Shira Plateau, the initial area where the volcanic activity of Kilimanjaro began. The scenery opens up to a more open savannah grassland and our view across to our goal on Kibo is superb. We will enjoy a packed lunch at a scenic point along the trail.
7-8 hours Camping
Distance : 8.8 Km
An excellent opportunity for acclimatization today as we make our way up and over into the Barranco area – facing a more challenging hike with volcanic matter underfoot. It is an exciting day, taking in spectacular views once again as we near our summit departure point.
4-5 hours Camping
Distance : 5 Km
Today’s hike takes us through some rugged and awesome terrain – especially after breakfast as we ascend the gruelling Wall of Barranco. As we reach the top, we are able to view over our footsteps so far, which is great motivation to continue on our trekking adventure. We enter Karanga Valley after lunch and set up camp away from the chilly winds that occur at this altitude.
3-4 hours Camping
Distance : 3.4 Km
Our departure from the sheltered cliffs of Karanga, we begin to reach the open volcanic flats towards Barafu. The landscape that now surrounds us is made up of lunar surrounds with the landscape beyond showing the peak of Kibo and above.
14-16 hours Camping
Distance : 17.6 Km
From midnight, we slowly make our way up the Crater wall and reach StellaPoint for a stunning sunrise over the African continent. We struggle at times catching our breath and with the volcanic scree underfoot but we are so close now and we look forward to reaching Uhuru. We are lucky enough to see the snows of Kilimanjaro, stunning glaciers and if we are lucky enough, an uninterrupted view across to Mt Meru and the surrounding plains. We only enjoy our triumph momentarily before we return down to Barafu and beyond to our last camp on Kilimanjaro.
2-3 hours
Distance : 8.8 Km
We enjoy a more leisurely morning and are able to take a final glimpse at Kibo peak before disappearing into the forest for our final descent the National Park gate at Mweka. We complete our signing out formalities and say good-bye to our team before embarking our awaiting vehicle for the return journey to Arusha.
what’s included
  • All transport - 4WD Land Rovers or safari vehicles
  • Accommodation as detailed - 3 person tents shared by two people when camping
  • Camping equipment (except sleeping bags and personal kit)
  • Services of guides and porters
  • All National Park entrance and camp site fees.
  • All food - breakfasts, packed lunches and evening meals
  • Donations and payments to local community project
what's excluded
  • International flights
  • Accommodation and airport transfers before & after the trek
  • Travel and personal accident insurance
  • Visa, passport, vaccinations, medicines
  • Tips
  • Expenditure on personal bar bills (including all additional drinks) drinks, souvenirs, personal items
  • Optional excursions/activities not detailed in itinerary
  • Any additional services requested
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 8 days
Tour Type Private Tour
Age Requirement 5 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English & tanzanian
Starts/Ends Arusha, Tanzania/ Arusha, Tanzania
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