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Lemosho route on Mount Kilimanjaro

Come join our Open Charity Challenge on Kilimanjaro in October 2012 led by Alan Ward. This is a challenging walk to the summit of Kilimanjaro the highest mountain in Africa following the Lemosho route.

This trail starts from the west side of the mountain and traverses eastwards across the Shira Plateau and then continues underneath the impressive southern icefields to Barafu camp.

This route has a gentler gradient up to the highest camp compared to the other approaches on the mountain. However on summit day there is a steep walk up to Stella Point (5,735m) then along the crater rim up to the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro at Uhuru Peak (5,895m).

Our Lemosho trek is graded as a strenuous with several tough days including a long summit day taking at least fourteen hours. Being aerobically fit does not in itself help acclimatisation however it is worth training hard before departure, you will definitely not regret this on the summit day.

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Trip Details

  • Destination: Kilimanjaro
  • Holiday Type:
  • Duration: 9 days from Kilimanjaro Intl. Airport
  • Leadership: Western-Led
  • Minimum Group Size: 6 people
  • Cost: 2014 - £1,995 (US$3,195) including US$855 National Park fees
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What does this include

Price includes:

  • Kilimanjaro National Park fees of US$855 (£570 at exchange rate of 1.5)
  • All transfers including private airport collections
  • Twin share room at hotel in Marangu including breakfast and evening meal
  • Twin share tents while on trek
  • All trekking arrangements including western leader, local guide, porters and cook
  • Financial protection insurance with International Passenger Protection
  • Pre departure support and advice from The Mountain Company by email, phone or face to face meetings. After booking with us we will send our comprehensive "Kilimanjaro Trek Information"

Price excludes:

  • International flight to/from Kilimanjaro Intl (London from £600)
  • Travel & trekking insurance (eg. Snowcard from £43)
  • Tanzania visa at £38
  • Personal clothing & equipment
  • Tips (guidance on amounts included in Kilimanjaro pre departure information)
  • Other items not listed in "What is included"
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Trip Grade Strenuous

Trip Grade Strenuous

Suitability: a good choice for regular long distance hill walkers, very high level of fitness required. These trips may involve mountaineering and glacial travel.

1) Walking times: average 7 to 8 hours walking per day (with several longer days up to 12 hours) for up to 28 days with some rest days included.

2) Altitude: up to 5,500m.

3) Terrain: for some of the time following well-travelled trails although also likely to encounter rough and rocky conditions possibly with exposed sections. May involve steep ascent and descent over mountain passes that could be snow covered.

4) Remoteness: usually in more remote areas and likely to be a long distance from nearest road and facilities available in a city.

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Trip Dates

  • October 11th to 19th 2014
  • October 10th to 18th 2015

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival to Kilimanjaro International airport, transfer to hotel 
  • Day 2Drive to Londorossi (2,250m) then trek to Lemosho Forest camp 
  • Day 3Trek to Shira One camp (3,555m) 
  • Day 4Trek to Shira Two camp (3,800m) 
  • Day 5Trek to Barranco camp (3,900m) 
  • Day 6Trek to Karanga camp (4,000m) 
  • Day 7Trek to Barafu camp (4,600m) 
  • Day 8Climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro at Uhuru Peak (5,895m) then descend to Millenium camp (3,800m) 
  • Day 9Walk to Mweka park gate (1,650m) then drive back to the hotel. Evening transfer to Kilimanjaro International airport for your flight back home. 
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