"Lemosho Route Day 1" Kilimanjaro National Park Things to Do Tip by hayward68

Kilimanjaro National Park Things to Do: 34 reviews and 76 photos

  Heading to Big Tree Camp
by hayward68
  • Heading to Big Tree Camp - Kilimanjaro National Park
      Heading to Big Tree Camp
    by hayward68
  • Big Tree Camp - Kilimanjaro National Park
      Big Tree Camp
    by hayward68

The route that we chose to do was a 9 day Lemosho trek which would include a night at Crater Camp. It's considered one of the most gentle routes and is quite scenic.
You begin your trek by signing in at Londorossi Gate (your guide will make sure you're signed in at the ranger stations) and then then you get back into your vehicle to head to Lemosho trail head. It was a really muddy drive at times and our vehicle couldn't make it fully up to the trail head so we had about an extra km trek added on at the beginning.
The packs are unloaded and sorted out between the porters and then you and your guide will head off to Mti Mkubwa (Big Tree Camp 8695 ft ). This took us about 3 hours and it was pretty much uphill all the way. We saw lots of monkeys in the trees and had to watch where we stepped as there was elephant poo on the trail, recent stuff which meant we'd just missed them. It's quite a lush, green area to walk through.
We arrived at the camp which seemed to be quite full and noisy. Our porters had passed us along the way and our tents were already setup for as when we arrived. We just had to wash up with hot water in a bowl provided by the porters and unwind before dinner.
This is probably the easiest day of the trek, day two takes a bit longer.

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  • Written Oct 19, 2011
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