8 DAYS | 7 NIGHTS DAKADO KILIMANJARO HIKING TOUR VIA LEMOSHO ROUTE
Lemosho Dakado Route Eight (8) Days
The Lemosho route is considered the most scenic trail on Kilimanjaro, granting panoramic visitors on various sides of the mountain. As one of the newer routes, Lemosho is a superb choice for your climb. It is our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low crowds, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate. Most of our clients climb Kilimanjaro using this route and they consistently report that they loved it. Thus, Lemosho is highly recommended.
The lesser-known Lemosho route begins on the western side of Mt Kilimanjaro. The first 2 days of the Dakado 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 route joins the Machame Route and a long, but rewarding, road lies ahead until you reach the summit. The extra day on this 8-day trek gives you the opportunity to better acclimatize, thus increasing your chances of reaching the top. Overnights on the 8-day Lemosho Route will be in tents.
Then the route traverses 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 0: Kilimanjaro Airport – Moshi/ Arusha
Day 1: Moshi/ Arusha – Londorossi gate – Mti mkubwa (big tree camp)
Day 2: Mti Mkubwa – Shira 1 camp
Day 3: Shira 1 camp – Moir Hut
Day 4: Moir Hut – Lava tower – Barranco camp
Day 5: Barranco camp – Karanga Camp
Day 6: Karanga camp - Barafu Camp
Day 7: Barafu Camp – Uhuru Peak (summit point) – back to Barafu camp then to Mweka camp
Day 8: Mweka camp – Mweka gate – Back to Moshi
DAY 1: Londorossi Gate to Forest Camp
Full board at Forest camp Known as Big tree Camp, Tanzania Dakado Adventures driver will drive you from Moshi to Londorossi Gate, which takes about 4 hours where you will complete entry formalities and registration. Then Dakado drive to the Lemosho trailhead. When arrival at the trailhead, hikers eat lunch and then commence through undisturbed forest which winds to the first Big tree Camp campsite.
• Distance covered: 7km
• Climatic habitat: Rain Forest
• Time to be used: 4 hours
• Meals: Lunch and Dinner
• Shelter: Forest Camp
• Accommodation: Big Tree Camp