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A must do! It is the ultimate hike for all abilities! Book with Kandoo, they exceeded every expectation!

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2 months ago

The ultimate hiking trail! Some of the highlights of the Lemosho route are the initial hike thru rain forest, the Shira Plateau and climbing the Barranco wall to the lava tower. The final climb to the summit began at 10;30pm. We reached Stella point at daybreak, and the summit about an hour later. Conditions were freezing cold with no shortage of ice and snow towards the summit which we reached on January 4th. Lots of loose scree on the descent- poles are a must. We booked with Kandoo and found them to be excellent. Guides, porters, tents, etc. were all top notch.

Note: App glitch missed the round trip segment from Kibo Huts to Uhuru Peak via Gilman’s Point and a segment of Kibo Huts to Horombo Huts.

Amazing adventure! I did the Lemosho route over 8 days with Climb Kili and submitted on Feb 10, 2020. Reaching the summit was one do the proudest moments of my life! We were pretty lucky with weather with minimal rain.. only a few rains during the week. The Summit climb conditions were extremely cold with very powerful winds bringing temp below -20F. I was told this was cold even for Kili, but the mountain is very unpredictable.

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3 months ago

Amazing experience! Definitely, once in a lifetime. I traveled with REI Adventures.

The lemosho route was no joke. Much longer but the views were far better than the other routes and the extra ups and downs were key to acclimatization. We had 14/15 make it to the top and down safely as opposed to the 40% average success rate on the mountain. We did it during the coldest time of the year which was beautiful and worth the extremely cold temperatures. I highly recommend this climb. You will remember it the rest of your life. My gps wouldn’t record the final day because my phone was too cold and I forgot to record a couple days because my solar charger didn’t charge well in the rain and heavy cloud cover but as you can see from my pictures we made it all the way up and down safely and the views were to die for.

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4 months ago

Haukkamäki

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4 months ago

A good leg stretching hike with a waterfall and great chances to see wildlife. Makes a good day hike after arriving in the area before going to the serious game parks, or gives you a nice one day warm-up before tackling Kilimanjaro or Meru on longer multi-day hikes. You will need to register at the entrance and take a ranger with you for a 20-40 dollar fee (which seems to vary on the day) but the price is more than worth it. On a clear day, there are views to Kilimanjaro from the top altitude. The trails in this area are great for extending the trip and making it longer or even camping for a night.

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6 months ago

We summited on October 12. We took 7 days to get there taking a slow and steady pace. I live in Texas barely above sea level so I trained over the summer by visiting Colorado, Oregon and SoCal to get some hiking at altitude every couple weeks. My hikes ranged from 10.5K ft to 14,439 ft summits, all around 5-6K ft of elevation gain per day hike. Outside of that I cycled and did the elliptical when I wasn’t on a mountain. It adequately prepared me for the physical aspect of Kilimanjaro. For the first 6 days I actually thought it was pretty easy compared to what I’d done over the summer. What the training cannot prepare you for is the mental aspect if you hit crazy weather, which we did on summit day. We joked it was like someone put us in a simulator and started pressing buttons: ridiculous cold (it was easily -15+ degrees with crazy windchill), strong winds, rain, snow, plus the regular hiking obstacles, with the kicker being you also have to hike it in the dark (we began the final trek at 11:45 p.m. and summited at sunrise). Our reservoirs froze, you didn’t want to remove any clothing to more easily access/open food/canisters or use the restroom, and at points each of us was questioning whether we would make it thru the weather. That said, all of that absolutely made the hike! Biggest mental challenge of my life and it made for some amazing group pics at the top. It definitely wasn’t the sunny Kilimanjaro like the pictures I’d seen but I wouldn’t have had it any other way. Such an amazing experience and I would do it again in a heartbeat!

Incredible experience. Very hard but worth while. I agree that only experienced hikers should attempt this route, but you don’t need to be superhuman. You do need endurance, however.

Summited on September 24, 2019. Used Thompson Safari as guide. It was a incredible journey with 7 days of ascent and 2 days descent. The Lemosho route seemed less crowded than what was reported from other routes. Did a daytime summit and witnessed the sunrise during the ascent without a crowd. It was magnificent. We were the only group at the summit, which was delightful. Would do it all again tomorrow.

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7 months ago

I summited with a group of 7 climbers on the morning of 6th October, 2019. we started from the Barafu camp at 11:00pm the night before. As soon as we started, we had freezing rain, blowing wind and snow. We arrived at Stella Point at 6:30am and to the Uhuru Peak 19341ft at 7:30am. We spent no more than 15 minutes, then hiked back to Millennium Camp. The hardest thing I've ever done.

Excellent hike, we got some snow and rain, but the summit was crystal clear lit by moonlight. I reached the summit at 5:45 as the sun came up. Epic hike and experience.

Did this with lead guide Athumani from Ian Taylor trekking, 10 in the group including Sheldon and Lucas, I was the oldest at 70, Lucas was the youngest at 25. You could see the difference. A good job I did lots of training.

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