Dotcom Safaris Ltd is a privately owned company located in Moshi, Kilimanjaro Tanzania at the foothill of Mt. Kilimanjaro. It is a licensed class A company with the Government of Tanzania.

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7 Days Lemosho Route

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Price $2075 7 Days
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7 Days Lemosho Route

$2075 per person

Machame Route is an excellent route. It is scenic and well designed. Specifically, this means that the camps are at a slightly lower altitude than the day’s climb. This makes acclimatization easier. Lemosho Route merges with Machame Route partway into the climb. Machame Route is the most popular camping route on Mt Kilimanjaro.

Itinerary Summary

  • Day 1: Kilimanjaro International Airport to Moshi
  • Day 2: Machame Gate (1,800m) to Machame Camp (3,000m)
  • Day 3: Machame Camp (3,000m) to Shira Camp (3,800m)
  • Day 4: Shira Camp (3,800m) to Barranco Camp (3,950m)
  • Day 5: Barranco Camp (3,950m) to Karanga Camp (4,050m)
  • Day 6: Hike Karanga Camp (4,050m) to Barafu Camp (4,700m)
  • Day 7: Hike Barafu Camp (4,700 m) to Summit (5,895m), down to Mweka Camp (3,100m)
  • Day 8: Mweka Camp (3,100m) to Mweka Gate (1,640m)
  • Day 9 – Hotel to Kilimanjaro International Airport.
7 Days
13+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Moshi, Kilimanjaro - Tanzania
  • Departure Time
    08:00 AM
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Day 1: Kilimanjaro International Airport to Moshi
With prior arrangement, an airport pick-up to your hotel in Moshi Town is available from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). You will be warmly welcome at the airport by our driver, after loading the luggage into the vehicle you will make your way to your hotel. Our team will meet you later the day for a pre-climb briefing, your hiking equipment will then be thoroughly checked and you may be able to borrow any missing equipment necessary for the trek. We will also confirm you have bought the appropriate travel insurance. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
  • Drive: 45 minutes to one hour
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Day 2: Moshi to Machame gate to Machame Camp
The drive from Moshi to Machame Gate takes about an hour. The journey passes through the village of Machame, which is located on the lower slopes of Mountain. After completing the necessary registration formalities at Machame gate, we leave and walk through the dense rainforest on a winding trail up a ridge until we reach Machame Camp. Machame Gate to Machame Camp
  • Elevation: 5,380 to 9,350ft
  • Distance: 11km/7 miles
  • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
  • Habitat: Rainforest
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Day 3: Machame Camp to Shira 2 Camp
We soon leave the forest and continue on an ascending path up to a steep, rocky ridge. On the Shira Plateau (11,000ft), we pass through heather and open moorlands, then cross a large river gorge to Shira 2 Camp. From the camp, we take in the unforgettable views of Mt. Meru as she floats among the clouds. Machame Camp to Shira 2 Camp
  • Elevation: 9,350 to 12,500ft
  • Distance: 5km/3 miles
  • Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
  • Habitat: Heath
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Day 4: Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
A morning of sustained ascent and panoramic views brings us to lunch near Lava Tower (15,150ft) – a 300ft tall volcanic rock formation. The trail then descends to the bottom of Barranco Valley (13,000ft), where we stay in the spectacular Barranco Camp sheltered by towering cliffs and with extensive views of the plains far below. Although you begin and end the day at the same elevation, the time spent at higher altitude is very beneficial for acclimatization. Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower
  • Elevation: 12,500 to 15,190ft
  • Distance: 7km/4 miles
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
  • Elevation: 15,190 to 13,044ft
  • Distance: 3km/2 miles
  • Hiking Time: 2-3 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
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Day 5: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
We begin the day by descending into a ravine to the base of the Great Barranco Wall. Then we climb the non-technical but steep, near 900ft cliff. From the top of the Barranco Wall, we cross a series of hills and valleys until we descend sharply into Karanga Valley. One steeper climb up leads us to Karanga Camp, the last water point on the approach to the summit. This is a shorter day meant for acclimatization. Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
  • Elevation: 13,044 to 13, 106ft
  • Distance: 5km/3 miles
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
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Day 6: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
We leave Karanga and hit the junction that connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the rocky section to Barafu camp. At this point, you have completed the southern Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we camp, rest and enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are viewable from this position. Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
  • Elevation: 13, 106 to 15,331ft
  • Distance: 4km/2 miles
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
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Day 7: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp
Very early in the morning around midnight, we begin our push to the summit. This is mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. The wind and cold at this elevation and time of day can be extreme. We ascend in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent, but short breaks. At Stella point (18,652ft), you will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you ever like to see coming over Mawenzi Peak. Finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak, the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to Mweka Campsite, stopping at Barafu for lunch. The trail is very rocky and can be quite hard on the knees, trekking poles are helpful. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep. Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak
  • Elevation: 15,331 to 19,341ft
  • Distance: 5km/3 miles
  • Hiking Time: 7-8 hours
  • Habitat: Arctic
Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp
  • Elevation: 19,341 to 10,065ft
  • Distance: 12km/7 miles
  • Descending Time: 4-6 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest
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Day 8: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Moshi
On our last day, our route winds down to Mweka gate and collect the summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. A vehicle will meet us at Mweka gate and we continue through coffee and banana farms to Mweka village then drive to our office in Moshi. For those who will have conquered the summit will have their certificates stamped and then celebrate the anonymous victory of the trek while enjoying the last photos with your guide, having a few words with the management and collecting luggage for those who will have left behind what wasn’t necessary for the trek before we take you back to the hotel for a rest. Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
  • Elevation: 10,065 to 5,380ft
  • Distance: 10km/6 miles
  • Descending Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest
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Day 9: Hotel to Kilimanjaro International Airport.
After a good night rest and breakfast at the hotel, our transfer vehicle will be ready to pick you up and take you to Kilimanjaro International Airport to connect with your flight back home. But if you wish to extend your program and proceed with safari kindly let us know so that we can arrange it in advance.
  • Drive: 45 minutes to one hour

Price

We will send you a personalized quote with the exact price upon booking confirmation. Indeed, the price can vary according to availability, levels of services, period, number of participants, reservation deadline and many others.

Tour Price - Includes

  • 1-night hotel accommodation in Moshi on arrival and after the climb
  • Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate
  • Return airport transfers from/to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
  • Professional and experienced English speaking guides, porters, cook and water
  • All meals and drinking water during the climb
  • Full board accommodation at safari lodges as per itinerary
  • Mountain tents and mattress, oxygen bottles and oximeters for health checks
  • All Park fees, camping and rescue fees
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees
  • Government taxes
  • Emergency first-aid kit
  • Portable flush toilet with a toilet and tent
  • Mountain climbing certificates

Tour Price - Excludes

  1. International flights
  2. Lunch and dinner in Moshi before and after the climb
  3. Travel insurance
  4. Visa and passport fees
  5. Personal equipment such as sleeping bags, warm layers and wet weather gear
  6. Soda and alcoholic beverages
  7. Tips and gratuities for guide and lodge staff

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