Kilimanjaro Lemosho 8Bp
is a non-technical eight 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 eight night Lemosho variant is arguably the ultimate non-technical route on the mountain. It combines the altitude acclimatisation and traffic avoidance advantages of our Shira 7Bg
trek, with the lower start elevation and scenic forest approach of the Lemosho 7Ag
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
It starts 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.
Altitude acclimatisation is excellent and summit success rates are extraordinarily, at around 96%. This number also reflects 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 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.
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 mid-week to avoid coinciding with the weekend traffic on the last four nights.
The main downside is the potential for traffic, the route being shared for the last three nights with the busy Machame Trail.
Also the trek is not presently offered as a group departure, so is only available for private itineraries and is therefore considerably more expensive than the seven night Shira 7Bp
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