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Elevations and Distances for Lemosho Route

This is an outline of elevations, distances and hiking times for the Lemosho route. All of these are estimates and have a small margin of error depending upon where you measure them from, your pace of travel, and the exact trails you choose to take.

Lemosho Route Details

Day 1: Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkumbwa (2650 m/8,692 ft)
Hike time: 3hrs
Elevation Change: + 650 M/+2132
Estimation distance: 10 km
Final Elevation: 2650 m/8694 ft

Day 2: Mti Mkubwa (2650 m/8,692 ft) to Shira One Camp (3609 m/11,841 ft.)
Hike time: 5 – 6 hrs
Elevation change: + 950 M/+3116
Estimation distance: 12 km
Final Elevation: 3609 m/11,841 ft

Day 3: Shira One Camp (3609 m/11,841 ft.) to Shira Two Camp (3849 m/12,628 ft.)
Hike time: 5 to 6 hrs
Elevation change: + 240 M/+787 ft
Elevation distance: 5 km
Final elevation: 3849 m/12,628 ft.

Day 4: Shira Two Camp (3849 m/12,628 ft.) to Barranco Hut (3948 m/12,956 ft.)
Hike time: 5 hrs
Elevation change: +100 M/+328 ft
Estimated distance: 6 km
Final elevation: 3948 m/12,956 ft.

Day 5: Barranco Hut (3948 m/12,956 ft.) to Karanga Valley (4190 m/13,743 ft.)
Hike time: 3.5 hrs
Elevation change: +240 m/+787 ft
Estimated distance: 4km
Maximum elevation: 4190 m/13,746 ft
Final elevation: 4000 m/13,123 ft

Day 6: Karanga Valley (3963 m/13,000 ft) to Barafu Hut (4,600 m/15,091 ft)
Hike time: 3.5 hrs
Elevation change: +600 m/+1968 ft
Estimated distance: 4km/2.5 miles
Final elevation: 4,600 m/15,091 ft

Day 7: Barafu Camp (4,600m/15,091 ft) to the Summit/Uhuru Peak (5896 m/19,343 ft) and then to Mweka Camp (3100 m/10,170 ft)
Summit time: 7 hrs
Elevation change: +1300 m/+4265 ft
Estimated distance: 5km/3.2 miles
Final elevation: 5896 m/19343 ft
Descent time: 5 hrs
Elevation change: -2800 m/-9186 ft
Estimated distance: 12km/7.5 miles
Final elevation: 3100 m, 10,170 ft

Day 8: Mweka Hut (3100 m/10,170 ft) to Mweka Gate (1828 m/6,000 ft) to Moshi Town
Descent time: 4 hrs
Elevation change: -1250 m/-4101 ft
Estimated distance: 10km/6.21
Final elevation: 1828 m/6000 ft

By Peter Baxter | Permalink | 1 comment | September 27th, 2005
Tags: Resources, Routes up Kilimanjaro
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By Francesca | January 24th, 2006

I think I’m wanna try this route the next time I go….


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