7 DAYS | 6 NIGHTS DAKADO KILIMANJARO HIKING TOUR VIA LEMOSHO ROUTE
DAKADO TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:
Day 0: Kilimanjaro Airport – Moshi/ Arusha
Day 1: Moshi/ Arusha – Londorossi gate – Mti mkubwa (big tree camp)
Day 2: Mti Mkubwa – Shira 2 camp
Day 3: Shira 2 camp – Lava tower – Barranco camp
Day 4: Barranco camp – Karanga Camp
Day 5: Karanga camp - Barafu Camp
Day 6: Barafu camp – Uhuru Peak (summit point) – back to Barafu camp then to Mweka camp
Day 7: Mweka camp – Mweka gate – Back to Moshi
DAKADO TOUR OVERVIEW
The lesser-known Dakado Lemosho route begins on the western side of Mt Kilimanjaro. The first 2 days of the tour cross the thick rainforest belt which then changes into heath and moorland with many ferns and ericas along the way. The small trail sometimes has very steep passages and goes through diverse landscapes. On the third day, the trail joins the Machame route. Compared to the Marangu and the Rongai route, the Lemosho route is somehow challenging.
Then the route travers’s underneath Kilimanjaro's Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Descent is made via the Mweka route.
DAY 1: Lemosho Gate to Big Tree Gate
• Distance covered: 7km
• Time to be used: 4 hours
• Meals: Lunch and Dinner
• Accommodation: Big Tree Camp
Your Dakado Guide will pick up at your hotel around 08:00am and transferred you to Lemosho gate located on the western side of Kilimanjaro. After the registration process you will still start our climb steadily through the forests of the Lemosho glades to reach Big Tree camp where you will spend the Dakado night.