Lemosho / Shira 8 Days

Kilimanjaro Climb Lemosho Shira – 8 days (TRIP OVERVIEW)​

The Lemosho route is an unspoilt, remote, little used and beautiful way up to the Shira Plateau. The route is one of the few where groups may be accompanied on the first day by an armed ranger, as the forests around the Lemosho Glades are inhabited by buffalo, elephant and other wildlife. The minimum duration for the Lemosho route is 6 days, however since the biggest cause of altitude sickness is going too high too fast and it affects every person differently irrespective of their age, fitness levels etc, do we strongly recommend hiking the route in 7 or even 8 days.
Kilimanjaro shira route,

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY​

Kilimanjaro international airport

Day 1

Arrive Arusha – stay overnight at Pamoja Expedition Lodge

Kilimanjaro national park, Londorosi gate with the agents

Day 2

Departs in the morning from Arusha to Londorossi village/gate. The trek winds up through the lush forest zone on to the lower slopes of the northern side, going to Shira Plateau.
Camp at Simba Cave

Day 3

Trek to Shira Hut walking through the fine open moorlands.
Camp at Shira Hut (3840m)

Day 4

from Shira to Moir Hut – A walk thru the open moorland.
Overnight at Moir Hut. (4200m)

Day 5

After a good night’s rest, this day is a challenging trek to Barranco; the route turns east into a semi desert and rocky landscape surrounding via Lava Tower. Barranco camp lies in a sheltered area below the spectacular cliffs of the Breach wall. The Breach wall, the dome of Uhuru and the edge of the Heim Glacier dominate the head of the valley.
Camp at Barranco Hut (3950m)

kilimanjaro karanga camp kibo

Day 6

Trek from Brancco to Karanga Valley – Overnight
Karanga Valley Hut (4100m)

Sunrise at the top of the Mountain Kilimanjaro

Day 7

Trek from Brancco to Karanga Valley – Overnight
Karanga Valley Hut (4100m)

Toilets and the drams for washing hands in Barafu routes

Day 8

In the morning trek to Barafu. Huge glaciers and cliffs can be seen which mark this part of the mountain. Here is the last water point.
Camp at Barafu Hut (4600m)

Tents and the strangers in craters at mount kilimanjaro

Day 9

At midnight the trek begins up to the final steep, scree section to reach Stella Point. Walk steadily up the ridge and around the crater to reach Uhuru peak at 5895m. From the summit the trek descends to overnight at
Mweka Hut/High Camp. (3100m)

Kilimanjaro tents while their having breakfast

Day 10

Covering the last section of the mountain, the trek continues down through the forests to the gate where your vehicle will be waiting to transport you back to Arusha – Overnight at
Arusha Outpost Lodge on Bed & Breakfast

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