Lemosho Route Trekking Tour

8 days

Lemosho Route Trekking Tour
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The Lemosho Glades route, like the Machame route, is a camping-only option.  It traverses the mountain on arguably the most beautiful side for 8 days.


From the trailhead at Lemosho Glades, you will trek through the rainforest on trails that are overgrown in places with rich flora and fauna. This quiet route leads us up into the moorland zone of the Shira Plateau. The views from the plateau, across the mountain and to the plains below, are nothing short of spectacular.


Then, you will traverse the southwestern flank of Kilimanjaro, climbing as high as 4,500m, before contouring below the spectacular Western Breach, and descending to Baranco Camp to spend the night at 3,900m.


From here, the southern icefields come into view as we climb the Baranco Wall. This is a steep 300m climb that winds its way up a trail, without being exposed, nor precipitous. Eventually the trail levels off and the view of the Heim Glacier on the mountain’s south face comes into play!


The route continues eastwards underneath the Decken and Rebman Glaciers to Karanga Camp. This is where we consolidate our acclimatisation with a short day trek Barafu Camp, our springboard for the summit. The dawn ascent up Uhuru Peak – the highest point in Africa – will be the toughest day that most people have ever experienced.


On our final day of trekking, we descend to Mweka Gate.

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