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Kilimanjaro Lemosho 7Bp
... is a non-technical seven night private trek along the Lemosho Trail
, which starts its ascent from the western side of Mount Kilimanjaro
in the northeast region of Tanzania
This variant of the classic seven night Lemosho 7Ap
trek uses an unusual route format in order to avoid traffic, but which rises too high too fast to be ideal for altitude acclimatisation and therefore has a modest summit success rate of just 82%.
We tend to most often refer to this routing when guests ask specifically for a competitive quotation, but once we have gone through the various pros and cons, we usually move on to a better alternative. It tends to take a very unusual set of circumstances for this to be the ideal trek.
Night 1 : Lemosho Forest
Night 2 : Shira One
Night 3 : Shira Two
Night 4 : Lava Tower
Night 5 : Karanga Valley
Night 6 : Barafu
Night 7 : Millennium
The route has the usual two days passing through the forest, the crossing of the Shira Plateau and then traversing under the Southern Icefields to summit via Barafu.
But the trek varies from the more common Lemosho 7Ag
by spending the fourth night at Lava Tower rather than the usual Barranco Valley. This facilitates a further two days of traffic avoidance by offsetting the time of the trail by several hours.
The problem is that Lava Tower is very high for a fourth night stop, which can create problems with altitude acclimatisation, which is the reason that this remains a relatively little used variant. For this reason the summit success drops to just 82%, with a large number of people dropping out at the start of day five after an uncomfortable night.Trek basicsWho can trekDegree of difficultyAltitude sicknessRoute selectionTrip planningTrek specificationsPreparation before departurePre-trek briefingPost-trek feedbackMountain factfile