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Scorpion Tours is a trekking and safari company based and operates in Tanzania. Specialists in luxury safaris, honeymoon, family holiday, Adventurous Tanzania Wildlife Safari, Mount Kilimanjaro climbing, Mount Meru trekking, beach holiday as well as beach excursions.

Our passionate and knowledgeable team are dedicated to tailor-making your perfect safari holiday. Our travel experts will design the ideal mountain trekking, beach holiday, cultural tours, honeymoon, luxury safari or family holiday based around your unique requirements. We cover all the established and emerging attractive destinations across Tanzania and the Indian Ocean Islands.

 

 

 

kilimanjaro lemosho

Not only is this the highest peak on the African continent; it is also the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, rising in breathtaking isolation from the surrounding coastal scrubland – elevation around 900 metres – to an imperious 5,895 metres (19,336 feet). Kilimanjaro is one of the world's most accessible high summits a beacon for visitors from around the world. Most climbers reach the crater rim with little more than a walking stick, proper clothing and determination. And those who reach Uhuru Point, the actual summit, or Gillman's Point on the lip of the crater, will have earned their climbing certificates.

Duration: 8 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route

Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), there will be a private transfer waiting at the airport to pick you to Keys Hotel in Moshi Town.

We stay at Keys Hotel, which is a beautiful Hotel located at Moshi Town and it's a perfect place to prepare you for adventure. We will gather in the evening for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.

Day 1  – Moshi – Londorossi Gate (2100m) – Forest camp (2750m)

Distance: 6 km
Hiking Time:3-4 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest

After eating breakfast at your hotel, your guide will brief you on the day. You will drive from Keys Hotel to Londorossi Park Gate (2100m). In the village near Londorossi where you will complete entry formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho trailhead (another hour to reach the trailhead). Upon arrival at trailhead, we eat lunch, then commence through undisturbed forest which winds to the first camp site.

Day 2 – Forest Camp (2750m) – Shira 1 Camp (3540m)

Hiking time: 5.5 hours

Habitat: Moorland

Distance: 8 km

We continue on the trail leading out of the forest and into a savannah of tall grasses, heather, and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 camp. The view of Kibo from across the plateau is amazing.

Day 3 – Shira 1 (3540m) – Shira 2 (3840m)- Moir Hut (4114)

Hiking time: 5-7 hours

Distance: Approximately 15 kilometers

Habitat: moorland

This spectacular camp we will be going to today is  located beneath the Northern Ice Fields of Kilimanjaro. It is a gentle walk east toward Kibo’s glaciered peak, across the plateau which leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream. Then we continue to Moir Hut, a little used site on the base of Lent Hills. A variety of walks are available on Lent Hills making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Shira is one of the highest plateaus on earth.

Day 4 – Moir Hut ( 4114)- Lava Tower ( 4600)-Barranco Camp (3950m)

Hiking time: 7 hours

Distance: Approximately 7 kilometers

Habitat: Semi Desert

From Moir hut, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth.” Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000ft. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 13,000ft. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

Day 5 – Barranco Camp (3950m) – Karanga Camp (4235m)

Hiking time: 4-5 hours
Distance: Approximately 5 kilometers
Habitat: Alpine desert

This is a short hiking day meant for acclimatization. After an early morning breakfast, it is now time to conquer the Great Barranco Wall! Although it may look intimating at first glance, hikers state that this Class 2 hike is usually much easier than they anticipated. At the top of the Wall, you will have a view of Heim Glacier and will be above the clouds. The trail then winds up and down in the Karanga Valley. You will spend the night at Karanga Camp (3950m) and enjoy dinner and washing at the site.

Day 6 – Karanga Camp (4235m) – Barafu Hut (4600)

Hiking time: 3-4 hours
Distance: Approximately 4 kilometers
Habitat: Alpine desert
 
After breakfast, you will begin your ascent. The trail intersects with the Mweka Route, which is the trail used to descend on the final two days. As you continue hiking for an hour, you will reach Barafu Hut. This is the last water stop for the porters because there is no accessible water at Barafu Camp (4550m). The word “barafu” in Swahili means “ice” and this camp is located on a rocky, exposed ridge. Tents will be exposed to wind and rocks so it is important for hikers to familiarize themselves with the campsite before dark. An early dinner will be served so hikers can rest before attempting the summit the same night. Your guide will brief you in detail on how to prepare for summit night. Get to sleep by 19:00!

Day 7 – summit attempt Barafu Camp (4600m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka (3100m)

Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak, 7-8 hours to descend to Mweka
Distance: Approximately 7 kilometers ascent and 23 kilometers descent
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit

Your guide will wake you around 23:30 for tea and biscuits. You will then begin your summit attempt. The route heads northwest and you will ascend over stone scree. During the ascent, many hikers feel that this is the most mentally and physically challenging part of the climb. In about 6 hours, you will reach Stella Point (5685m), located on the crater rim. After enjoying the magnificent sunrise, you will continue ascending for about 2 hours on a snow-covered trail to Uhuru Peak (5895m). Reaching the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro is a lifetime accomplishment! You will be able to spend a short time on the summit taking photographs and drinking tea before the descent to Barafu begins. The hike down to Barafu Camp takes about 3 hours.

At camp, you will rest and enjoy a hot lunch in the sun. After eating, you will continue descending down to Mweka Hut (3100m). The Mweka Trail will lead you through the scree and rocks to the moorland and eventually into the rain forest. Mweka Camp (3100m) is located in the upper rain forest, so fog and rain should be expected. You will have a dinner, wash, and rest soundly at camp.

Day 8 – Mweka Camp (3100m) – Mweka Gate (1980m)

Hiking time: 3 hours
Distance: Approximately 15 kilometers
Habitat: Forest

Following a well-deserved breakfast, your staff will have a big celebration full of dancing and singing. It is here on the mountain that you will present your tips to the guide, assistant guides, chef(s), and porters. After celebrating, you will descend for three hours back to Mweka Gate. The National Park requires all hikers to sign their names to receive certificates of completion. Hikers who reached Stella Point (5685m) receive green certificates. From here you will be transferred to Keys Hotel for dinner and overnight.

After saying bye to our team in operation then  you need a Private departure transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your flight ,unless you have an option to have Safari or any other option we will discuss.

 

The Price Includes

3 meals per day while trekking: Vegetarian/non-vegetarian.

8 days Kilimanjaro trek – Lemosho route.

7 nights accommodation in tents while trekking.

2 nights hotel accommodation bed & breakfast in Moshi before and after the climb.

All park entrance fees, and government levies.

Professional, Experienced english speaking mountain guide and assistant.

Porters – minimum of 3 per client.

First Aid Kit including Oxygen Kit.

Camping Equipments including sleeping tents, sleeping mats, dining tent, chairs and table.

Rescue fee

Clean and purified drinking water

 

The Price Excludes

Departure transfer to JRO
Air fares (International and local), airport taxes and fees
Laundry
Entry visas and vaccinations
Personal items
Tips and gratuities for guides, porters and cooks
Travel Insurance
Guide tips and any items of personal nature

 Number of people

 2-6

6-20

 Price Per Person    US$

 1,760

1,620

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