The Lemosho Route
Approaching Kilimanjaro from the west, the trek is initially accompanied by an armed ranger through spectacular forest plantations, rich in buffalo, elephant and other big-game. From here, continue upwards via the Lemosho Glades. It is a great, slow route allowing for maximum acclimatisation before reaching the summit.
01 Transfer to your hotel. Evening briefing and equipment check.
02 Drive to Londorossi Park Gate. Walk through plantations, farmlands and plains, with the chance to see buffalo, roan and other antelope. 6-8 hours’ walking.
03 Trek across heathland, grassy moorland and the plateau’s rock formations with acclimatisation walks as well. 4-6 hours’ walking.
04 Explore volcanic rock formations of Shira Cathedral with great views of Kibo and Mount Meru. 4-8 hours’ walking.
05 Trek across the lava ridges with incredible views of the towering Heim and Kerstein glaciers. 5-7 hours’ walking.
06 Steep and adventurous morning trek on the south-eastern flank of Kibo. 6-8 hours’ walking.
07 Depart during the early hours for Stella Point, before the final trek to Gilman’s and Uhuru Peak. 11-15 hours’ walking.
08 A gentle descent through lush forest to the base of the park. 4-6 hours’ walking. Transfer to your hotel.
09 Morning transfer for your onward arrangements.