7 Days Lemosho Route | Trekking TOURS



7-Days Lemosho Route

The Machame Route is another popular trekking route to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. It is known for its scenic beauty and offers a more challenging and diverse terrain compared to the Marangu Route.

Full Tour Itinerary

Your trek begins at the Lemosho Gate, where you’ll complete the necessary registration procedures. The trail starts in the lush rainforest, and you’ll gradually ascend through the scenic terrain. After approximately 3-4 hours of trekking, you’ll reach the Big Tree Camp, where you’ll spend the night.

On the second day, you’ll continue through the rainforest, and as you gain altitude, the vegetation starts to change. The trail takes you through the heather and moorland zone, offering beautiful views of the surrounding landscape. The trek usually takes around 5-7 hours, and you’ll camp at Shira 1 Camp for the night.

From Shira 1 Camp, you’ll ascend to Shira 2 Camp, crossing the vast Shira Plateau. The terrain becomes more rugged and rocky as you approach the campsite. On this day, you’ll enjoy magnificent views of Mount Meru and the Shira Cathedral. The trek typically takes around 4-6 hours, and you’ll spend the night at Shira 2 Camp.

After breakfast, you’ll leave Shira 2 Camp and proceed towards the Barranco Valley. The trail offers stunning views of the Kibo Peak and the Great Barranco Wall. You’ll descend into the Barranco Valley and then climb up the Barranco Wall, a thrilling section of the trek. After conquering the wall, you’ll continue to Barranco Camp, where you’ll spend the night. The trek on this day usually takes around 6-8 hours.

On this day, you’ll continue your ascent through the alpine desert terrain. The trail takes you along the ridges and valleys, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding glaciers and peaks. After approximately 4-6 hours of trekking, you’ll reach Karanga Camp, where you’ll spend the night. This campsite serves as an excellent acclimatization point before the final push to the summit.

Your summit day begins in the early hours of the morning from Barafu Camp. You’ll start the challenging ascent to Uhuru Peak, the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro. The terrain is steep, rocky, and demanding, but the reward of reaching the summit is extraordinary. After enjoying the breathtaking views from Uhuru Peak, you’ll descend back to Barafu Camp. After a short rest, you’ll continue down to Mweka Camp, where you’ll spend the night.

On the final day of the trek, you’ll descend through the lush rainforest from Mweka Camp to the Mweka Gate. At the gate, you’ll receive your summit certificates, marking your successful climb to the “Roof of Africa.” From there, you’ll transfer back to your hotel for a well-deserved rest and celebration.

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Tour Includes & Excludes

Trekking Includes

> Meals while trekking Kilimanjaro (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

> Transport to park gate from Hotel and back to the Hotel
> Airport transfer (pick up and drop off at the airport)
> Professional, Friendly and experienced English speaking guides
> Porters, Professional > Mountain cook/chef
> All parks entrance fees, > Hut/Camping fees, rescue fees and government tax (VAT 18%)
> Accommodation (one night before and after trek)
> Camping Equipment’s (Tents, > Table, Chairs, Mattress)
> Salaries for Guide, cook and Porters
> Private toilet (Option to clients)
> Oxygen cylinder for emergency

Trekking Excludes

> Tips to the crew (Guides, cook and porters)
> International Air tickets
> Personal Insurance
> Climbing Gears
> Tanzania Visa
> Sleeping Bag
> Personal items for nature such as alcohol and beverage drinks


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