8 DAYS - KILIMANJARO TREKKING

LEMOSHO ROUTE

The seven day Lemosho variation is preferred over the six day option because it breaks up day two into two days, providing better acclimatization and a more gradual ascent. On the seven day route, we walk from Forest Camp to Shira Camp 1 on day two, a reasonable altitude gain of 2,000 feet. Then on day three, we continue from Shira Camp 2 to the little used Moir Hut, at 13,800 feet. Overall the exposure to this altitude will help prepare the body for higher altitudes coming on the following days.

However, the trek from Barranco to Barafu, followed by the summit day are unchanged from the six day Lemosho variation. This schedule is still very tough, though the extra day on the mountain on the seven day route will help climbers deal with the exhausting itinerary better than those who opted for the six day route. However, this can be adopted to suit your preference. Total Duration: 8 days

 

Day 1 : Londorossi Gate to Forest Camp Elevation (ft): 7,800ft to 9,500ft

  • Itinerary steps: 1
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Day 2 : Forest Camp to Shira Camp 1 Elevation (ft): 9,500ft to 11,500ft

  • Itinerary steps: 1
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Day 3 : Shira Camp 1 to Shira 2 to Moir Hut Elevation (ft): 11,500ft to 13,800 ft

  • Itinerary steps: 1
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Day 4 : Moir Hut to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp Elevation (ft): 13,800ft to 13,000ft

  • Itinerary steps: 1
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Day 5 : Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp Elevation (ft): 13,000ft to 13,100ft

  • Itinerary steps: 1
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Day 6 : Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp Elevation (ft): 13,100ft to 15,300ft

  • Itinerary steps: 1
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Day 7 : Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut Elevation (ft): 15,300ft to 19,345ft (and down to 10,000ft)

  • Itinerary steps: 1
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Day 8 : Mweka Camp to Moshi Elevation (ft): 10,000ft to 5,400ft

  • Itinerary steps: 1
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