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Price

£1425

What's Included
• Two nights bed and breakfast in Moshi, one night before and one night after the climb.
• Transfers to and from Kilimanjaro airport.
• Transfers from the bed and breakfast to the start point and return.
• Services of experienced and dedicated local guides, porters and cooks, supervised by Samson Lauwo.
• 3 meals a day and drinking water.
• All park fees including park rescue fees.
• Air Ambulance, emergency medical & air evacuation included with AMREF Flying Doctor.
• Quality camping equipment including professional mountain tents.

There is NO local payment payable on our Kilimanjaro treks.

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Countries Visited

Tanzania

Safari Overview

On this route we approach the mountain from the west by the lightly-used Lemosho trail. Experienced guides consider this ascent route to be both easier and more beautiful than any other trail and it retains a real sense of unspoilt wilderness, crossing the caldera of Shira volcano, before traversing beneath the southern ice fields of Kibo. Lemosho is a little-used approach route and there is time to enjoy the unspoilt wilderness, and the breathtaking scenery, on Shira Plateau before the convergence with other routes in the later stages of the trip. The final ascent to the summit is made along the Barafu route, often providing stunning views of Kibo.

Variations Available
  • 2 weeks in Kenya with Madventurer
  • Beach Stays on the Kenya Coast
  • Nairobi Day Trips
  • Scuba Diving, Zanzibar Island
  • Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater
  • Soft Power in Uganda
  • Zanzibar Island
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  • Itinerary

    Day 1

    There will be a thorough briefing in the morning, before we transfer by Landrover to Londorrossi gate, After completing the necessary registration formalities at Londorossi National Park gate, we drive through varied farmland with open views over the plains to reach the Lemosho road head. We often have our lunch in the glades before starting to walk. The climb begins from the attractive rain forest of Lemosho on a small path that winds through forest zone.

     

    It is an easy day of walking up a small path through beautiful and lush forest. This area has a variety of game, including buffalo. We camp at Mti Mkubwa, Big Tree Camp (2,650 m.). [2-3 hours walking]

    Day 2

    We soon leave the forest behind and enter the moorland zone of giant heather. The trail climbs steadily with wide views to reach the rim of the Shira Plateau. There is a tangible sense of wilderness, especially if afternoon mists come in! We camp in the centre of the plateau at Shira One (3,550 m.). [6-7 hours walking]

    Day 3

    A long day of gentle ascent and panoramic views, leaving the moorland plateau behind to walk on lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach. After lunch near the Lava Tower junction (4,550 m.) we descend to the bottom of the Great Barranco valley (3,900 m.), sheltered by towering cliffs and with extensive views of the plains far below. [6-8 hours walking]

    Day 4

    A steep climb up the Barranco Wall leads us to an undulating trail on the south-eastern flank of Kibo, with superb vistas of the southern ice fields. The terrain changes to scree, with pockets of lush vegetation in sheltered hollows, and there is only a short distance to our camp at Karanga (4,100 m.), the last water point on the approach to Barafu, in a narrow valley.

    There is plenty of time to rest, or for a short optional acclimatization walk in the afternoon up the valley above the camp. [4-5 hours walking]

    Day 5

    A short but steep climb out of Karanga, on compacted scree with wide views. We then climb steadily to reach the Barafu campsite (4,600 m.) The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent before an early night. [3-4 hours walking]

    Day 6

    We will start our ascent by torchlight at about 12 a.m. so that we can be up on the Crater rim by sunrise. The steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zigzags and a slow but steady pace will take us to Stella Point (5,735 m.) in about five or six hours.

    We will rest there for a short time to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling strong can make the two hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,896 m.), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area.

    The descent to Barafu is surprisingly fast, and after some refreshment, we continue to descend to reach our final campsite (3,100 m.) at the edge of Mweka Forest. [11-15 hours walking]

    Day 7

    A sustained descent through lovely forest with lush undergrowth takes us to the National Park gate at Mweka (1,650 m.); and on through coffee and banana farms to Mweka village. [4-6 hours walking]

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    Budgeting Summary

    7 day Lemosho Route Budget

    The costs to consider when trekking Kilimanjaro are:

    What's included

    Your Kilimanjaro trek price covers:

    At a glance what you get on the 7 day Lemosho trek:

    Two nights bed and breakfast in Moshi at Bristol Cottages, one night before and one night after the climb.
    Transfers to and from Kilimanjaro airport.
    Transfers from Bristol Cottages to start point and return.
    Services of experienced and dedicated local guides, porters and cooks, supervised by Samson Lauwo.
    3 meals a day and drinking water.
    All park fees including park rescue fees.
    Air Ambulance, emergency medical & air evacuation included with AMREF Flying Doctor.
    Quality camping equipment including Mountain Mess tent for meals essential for keeping out wind and cold. incl. Kelty and North Face Mountain tents.

    There is NO local payment on our Kilimanjaro treks

    Equipment available for hire. Contact us for further details.

    All transfers to and from Nairobi (either the airport or The Heron Hotel) to Moshi can be arranged.

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    Spending Money

    Spending money is very individual and will mainly depend on what you spend before and after
    your climb on meals, drinks and other personal needs, for example internet.

    There is not a lot to purchase once you head out except a map of the mountain, which can be bought
    at the Park Gate. A suggested budget would be £60 - £180

    It is important to realise too that tipping is expected for good service on the route and can work out between 250 - 300 USD including tips to your guide, cook and porters. Suggested amounts are: for the guide US$12-US$20 per day; cook US$10- $15 per day; porters US$7-US$30 for the trek

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    Visa

    Your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 - 9 months after your trip finishes. Ensure as well you have adequate pages in your passport for each country you visit. Up to 2 consecutive blank pages can be required. If you have dual nationality you can only use one passport for the entire trip, whilst bringing both is wise as a back up. More information can be found in the different country listings on the FCO website under entry requirements.

    Below is an estimation of current visa requirements and their costs. If your passport is not detailed below please dont hesitate to contact us for further details of your requirements.

    Visas for most passport holders including British, Australian, New Zealand, Irish, South African, German, French, Canadian and American passport holders can be arranged in Africa on route. This includes the Kenyan visa which for most passport holders can be easily arranged upon arrival in Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

    Visas can only be paid for in US Dollars cash.

    This information is given as a guide only. Visa requirements can change without prior notice. We recommended you also check your personal current visa requirements with the relevant embassies well in advance before you travel.
    VISA CHART Kenya Rwanda Uganda Tanzania Malawi Zambia Zimbabwe Botswana Namibia South Africa
    PASSPORT
    Australian $50 - - $50 - - - - - -
    New Zealand $50 - - $50 - - - - - -
    South Africa - - - - - - - - - -
    Canadian $50 - - $50 - - - - - -
    American $50 - - $100 - - - - - -
    British $50 - - $50 - - - - - -
    German $50 - - $50 - - - - - -
    Dutch $50 - - $50 - - - - - -
    Irish $50 - - $100 - - - - - -
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    Pre and post climb please click here.

    Remember you then need to budget for flights, insurance, vaccination costs and any equipment you might need such as a sleeping bag.

    Any queries? Call our office on +44 (0) 208 742 0226, email us at absaf@absoluteafrica.com or skype us on skypeabsoluteafrica

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    Before You Go

    7 day Lemosho Route

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    Climb Kilimanjaro (7 day Lemosho Route) - pre departure pack

    This information has been developed over 30 years of experience overlanding in Africa.

    It includes all you might need to know to prepare for this trip and more. We know many people love to plan their trip in detail and we hope you will find lots of "stuff" in here to help!

    We also send out personal updates about 6 weeks before departure to all participants heading out on each departure date. This includes final confirmations of pre safari transfers and accommodation and other details relating to your specific travel arrangements so you can check all is as you need.

    We recommend once booked on a 7 day Lemosho Route to trip that you periodically check back here as this information is regularly updated. It is also a good idea to keep an eye on the news area of this site.

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    Overlanding in Africa is a very different destination from your usual package holiday! You may find some information in this dossier different from what you expected. Whatever your question don't hesitate to ask. We are here to help so feel free to get back to us.

    We are more than happy to advise as to what is the best plan for your particular Africa travel needs.

    Give us a call, or skype or email. We look forward to planning your trip to Africa with you.

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