8 days Kilimanjaro hiking up via Lemosho route Ride down via Marangu route probably has a slight edge on the scenery in large part because the route up and down is different, The Bike trek is one of our product of trekking the Kilimanjaro Mountain, with climb up – ride down option you will hike via Lemosho up to the peak, then ride down from the peak to Horombo then ride down via Kilema route. Summit bound visitors will hike with the team up to the summit, on the last day visitors will ride down from Horombo via Kilema route (19km) and cyclists then meet their Hiking team at Marangu gate. But the challenge comes when client select this option will be required to pay the double fees which might be expensive compared to the normal bike trek tour days where you Hike/Ride up and ride down via Marangu Route
The lesser-known 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 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.
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) – Ride down to Horombo Hut
Day 8: Horombo Hut – Ride down to kilema Gate - Marangu gate – Back to Moshi
After breakfast you will be picked up at the lodge and taken to the Londorossi Gate at the height of 2,250 m. After the necessary registration has been completed, a bumpy drive will take you into the dense rainforest, from where your adventure commences. The moderately steep track makes its way through an unspoilt natural forest to the Big Tree Camp (2,780 m). You will be accompanied by an armed ranger for the first 2 days of your trek as wild game can be found in the area. You will spend the night in tents at Big Tree Camp.
•Elevation (ft): 7,800ft to 9,500ft
•Distance: 6 km
•Hiking Time:3-4 hours
•Habitat: Rain Forest
•Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
•Accommodation: Mti mkubwa Camp