8 Days Lemosho Route Charity Tour

EMOSHO ROUTE

Overview

This is an attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro via Lemosho route. This route is most preferred due to its beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate. It starts from west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Landorosi Gate.  Lemosho route is a long route because it takes 7 or 8 days to complete. We have many years experience in delivering this challenge. Over the years hundreds of people have completed the event with us. We will be delighted to help you with yours, if you want to do this challenge but think that you might benefit in both doing adventure to Tanzania as well as supporting education to vulnerable children.

Depending with the amount donated 25% will be allocated to students needs and 75% will pay the costs required for the tour. The travel will include both group charity tour and solo traveler; all tours will be held throughout the year with consideration of best time (season) to travel and budget.

CHARITY INFORMATION

How to take part for Charity
To do this challenge for a charity there is a non-refundable registration fee, payable to Habari Foundation at the time of booking.  You can then choose between the two different options below:

Self-Funding
Pay a registration fee at the time of booking then the balance you can pay in cash after arrival to Tanzania. With the self-funding option, you personally cover the full cost of the challenge.  This option means that there is no minimum sponsorship target due, but we encourage you to raise as much money as you can for the charity.

Minimum Sponsorship Pledge
Pay a registration fee at the time of booking and confirm with your charity their minimum fundraising requirements for the balance.  This will typically be double the cost of the adventure, less the registration fee.  With the minimum sponsorship pledge option, you must submit 80% of your fundraising target to the charity 2 weeks before the departure date.

 ITINERAY

Arrive in Tanzania (Kilimanjaro International Airport)

After arrival to Tanzania you will have to spend some days / a day in Moshi, whereby first of all we start to visit our children in schools and their families as well. You can gather all informations about their life styles and sharing ideas as well. If you will be interested to do some volunteering work there will be appreciated also. Afterwards we can start a new challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and itinerary stated as follows:

Day 1: Lemosho Glades (2385 m) to Mti Mkubwa Camp (2980 m)

Approx. hiking time: 4 hours

Distance covered: 7 km

Habitat: Montane Forest

Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Your day starts early with a breakfast from the hotel, followed by a 2-hour drive from the hotel (910m) to Londorossi Park Gate (2100m). The guides and porters prepare and pack the supplies and your equipment at the park’s gate and registration. You will start trekking through the rainforest until completes this day by entering to our first camp where your tent is setup with your personal belongings inside. Overnight at Mti Mkubwa Camp(2980 m).

Day 2:  Mti Mkubwa Camp (2810m) – Shira II Camp (3900m)

Approx. hiking time: 7 hours

Distance covered: 12 km

Habitat: Heath and Moorland

Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Today is a long day because we will skip Shira I Camp and going directly to Shira II Camp. Around 7:00 am you will start to hike from Mti Mkubwa to the second camp through heath and Moorland zone, following the Shira ridge we enter vast high-altitude desert plateau where we get the first clear view of Mount Kilimanjaro. Overnight at Shira II Camp (3900 m).

 Day 3: Shira II Camp (3900m) to Barranco Camp (3900 m)

Approx. hiking time: 6 hours

Distance covered: 10 km

Habitat: alpine desert

Meal: breakfast and lunch included

The moorlands soon come to an end. The trek will take us into alpine desert up to lava tower (4600 m) before descending to Baranco Camp (3900 m). This descent to Barranco Camp takes about 3 hours and offers great opportunities to take some beautiful photos of the Western Breach and Barranco wall. The campsite is situated in a valley below the Barranco wall which should provide you a memorable sunset while waiting for dinner and overnight at Barranco Camp (3900 m)                 

Day 4: Barranco Camp(3900 m) to Karanga Camp (4000 m)

Approx. hiking time: 4 hours

Distance covered: 6 km

Habitat: alpine desert

Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner included

This is another favorite day whereby after breakfast you will leave the campsite, walk up the Baranco wall (4200 m) that ends up at the fort of the Hein glacier. It will take you 4 hours to reach at Karanga Camp (4000 m).

Day 5: Karanga Camp (4000 m) to Barafu Camp (4640m)

Approx. hiking time: 3 hours

Distance covered: 4 km

Habitat: alpine desert

Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner included

After breakfast you will start hiking to Barafu Camp (4640 m) on the way you will have a good view of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. After arriving at the campsite, we have lunch and a long rest waiting for long-night and day ahead. Dinner will be early and then try to get some sleep as we will be getting up around midnight to start climbing to the summit.

Day 6: Barafu Camp (4640 m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) then down to Mweka Camp (3100 m)

Approx. hiking time: 14 hours

Distance covered: 21 km

Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner included

We will wake up very early, at around 00:00, some light tea with cookies will be ready for you. We will climb scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance. The view is spectacular. We should be on the crater rim at Stella point (5756 m) as the first rays of the sun hit us. Then it will take us 1-hour form Stella point to Uhuru peak (5895 m) were you take some photos for a few minutes before we start descending to Barafu Camp for lunch and some rest, and then walk down to Mweka Camp (3100 m) for dinner and overnight.                  

Day 7: Mweka Camp (3100m) to Mweka Gate (1630m)

Approx. hiking time: 3 hours

Distance covered: 10 km

Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Walk down the Mweka montane forest to Mweka Gate for 3 hours, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates, which you can hang up with pride. The vehicle will be ready to drive you back to the hotel for warm shower at Moshi. It’s definitely time to celebrate!

END OF TOUR

RATES

Prices (quoted in USD/per person)

LEMOSHO ROUTE

GROUP SIZE

PRICE PER PERSON

1 person

$ 2,300/person

2-4 people

$ 1,900/person

5 & Above

$ 1,700/person

 Included in the price:

  • 25% Donation.
  • All accommodation
  • Environmental responsibility
  • National park fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees and services
  • All huts accommodations
  • Huts fees.
  • Transport
  • Rescue fees
  • All needs on the mountain (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Guides and porters’ accommodations and their entry fees on the mountain
  • Pulse oximeter
  • First aid kit
  • Emergence oxygen
  • Sleeping bags
  • Katady filtered water through the trek
  • Fair wages to guides and porters as approved by Kilimanjaro National Park authority

 Not included

  • Flights
  • Visa
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Items of personal nature

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