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Kilimanjaro Lemosho 8Bp
... is a superb non-technical eight night private trek along the Lemosho Trail
on Mount Kilimanjaro
in the northeast region of Tanzania
This trek is arguably the best option on the mountain, having excellent altitude acclimatisation, an extraordinary summit success rate of 95% and excellent traffic avoidance.
We tend to recommend it most to trekkers who are looking for a private trek and have sufficient time and funds, as well as being very confident about their fitness and ability to cope with the rigours of camping out on the mountain.
Night 1 : Lemosho Forest
Night 2 : Shira One
Night 3 : Shira Two
Night 4 : Moir Hut
Night 5 : Lava Tower
Night 6 : Karanga Valley
Night 7 : Barafu
Night 8 : Millennium
The trail approaches from the southwest of the mountain, starting with two scenic days ascent through the forests, the crossing of the moorland of the Shira Plateau, a diversion to Moir Hut and the remote Lent Hills, the unusual campsite at Lava Tower and then the traverse below the Southern Icefields to summit from Barafu, before descending down the Mweka Trail.
The very high summit success numbers also reflect the seriousness with which trekkers on this route afford the mountain, their high levels of fitness and the fact that most of them take an ALTOX Personal Oxygen System.
We can operate this trek for private groups of any size, departing for the mountain on any day, subject to availability, but recommend starting out Mon/Tue to avoid coinciding with the weekend traffic on the last four nights.
The main downside is that potential for traffic, the route being shared for the last three nights with the busy Machame Trail.
The price range is USD 2800-4850 depending on the specification level and the number of trekkers.Trek basicsWho can trekDegree of difficultyAltitude sicknessRoute selectionTrip planningTrek specificationsPrice and availabilityPreparation before departurePre-trek briefingPost-trek feedbackMountain factfile