6-Day Lemosho Route
Rongai is the only route that begins on Kilimanjaro’s northern slope. Though hikers rarely visit this part of the mountain, it is just as interesting as the popular southern and western slopes. We recommend Rongai to anyone looking for a secluded hiking experience.
Rongai is also the only route that passes by Mawenzi, one of Kilimanjaro’s three volcanic cones and Africa’s third highest peak. The return route passes through Marangu, allowing you to see both sides of the mountain.
Although six- and seven-day programs are available, for a better acclimatization transition, a longer program is recommended.
Day by Day Itinerary for
6-Day Lemosho Route
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, after clearing with immigration, meet outside with your driver and transfer to the hotel located in Moshi town for overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel, pick up from the hotel at 10 am, and transfer to the starting point Lemosho via Londorossi Gate which is about a 2 to 3 hrs drive.
Lunch at Lendorosi gate while your driver processes your permit for the climb and will assist in making sure that all the luggage that the porters are carrying is weighed at the gate. Once the process is done you will be driven to Lemosho Starting point, to start your trek and you will walk for almost 3 to 4 hours through the main forest on a winding trail to Mti Mkubwa Camp (2750mts). You will enjoy a hot dinner and overnight stay at MTI MKUBWA CAMPSITE.
After Breakfast, you leave the forest to continue an ascending path crossing through the Heather and Moorland for almost 4 hours up to Shira 1 Camp (3500mts). You will have a hot dinner and overnight stay at SHIRA 1 CAMPSITE.
Early in the morning, you leave for Shira 2 Camp (3800mts), which is a 3 to 4-hour walk through grassy moorlands. You will have a hot dinner and overnight stay at SHIRA 2 CAMPSITE.
Breakfast at the camp drive out
You will leave for another 5 to 7-hour walk to Barranco Camp (3900mts). You will walk across a wide valley, climb a ridge crest, and across scree slopes. Tonight you will have dinner and an overnight stay at BARRANCO CAMPSITE.
You will leave Barranco Camp for Barafu Camp (4600mts), crossing the floor of the Great Barranco Wall to the last water point on this route – the Karanga River. A hot dinner and overnight stay will be had at BARAFU CAMPSITE.
This is the day you’ve been waiting for!
With an early start around 1a.m, you will leave Barafu Camp for the summit – Uhuru Peak – the highest point in Africa at 5896mts. This will be a 6 to 7-hour walk via Stella Point. You will arrive at a sunrise view over Kilimanjaro.
After a short rest and photographs, you will descend to Mweka Campsite (3000mts) after a 5 to 7-hour walk.
You will have a hot dinner and overnight stay at MWEKA CAMPSITE.
On your final day on the mountain, you’ll have an early breakfast and then descend 3 to 4 hours to the park gate at Mweka Wildlife College. A driver will transfer you to your base hotel in Moshi for dinner and an overnight stay.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport,
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