8 Days Lemosho Route

Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania    

After arriving at the Kilimanjaro International Airport, you’ll be transferred to one of the hotels in Moshi town by our tour guide who will also brief you on your upcoming trek and do equipment check to ensure every necessary mountain gear has been covered. This day is set aside for renting any missing gear on this day.

  • Hotel: BB

​Note: Check-in starts at 2:00 PM.​

Day 2: Lemosho Glades (2385m) to Big Tree Camp (2780m)

You will be picked up at your hotel at around 08:00am and transferred to the Lemosho gate located on the western side of Kilimanjaro. After the registration process you will still start our climb steadily through the forests of the Lemosho glades to reach Big Tree camp where you will be spending the night.

  • Distance covered: 7km / 4.3mi
  • Approx. time taken: 4 hours
  • Meals: BLD

Day 3: Big Tree Camp (2780m) to Shira 1 Camp (3500m)

On the third day, we’ll trek across a plateau which is characterized by grassy moorland and heather scattered with volcanic rock formations. Our trekking will end today at Shira 1 Camp from where excellent view of Kibo Peak are on offer which can be seen floating above the clouds. There will be a reasonable gain in altitude as the route is fairly steep.

  • Distance covered: 8.5km / 5.3mi
  • Approx. time taken: 7 hrs
  • Meals: BLD

Day 4: Shira 1 Camp (3500m) to Shira 2 Camp (3900m)

On this day, you’ll be rewarded with mesmerizing views of the Northern Ice Fields from the western side of the mountain along with sightings of the Kibo volcano. The steady climb through the moorland will aid in acclimatization in the long run besides enjoying excellent panoramic views. We’ll stop after reaching Shira 2 Camp which is our destination for the day. An acclimatization walk around the camp will be conducted in the afternoon followed by dinner and rest.

  • Distance covered: 8km / 5mi
  • Approx. time taken: 5 hours
  • Meals: BLD

Day 5: Shira 2 Camp (3900m) to Barranco Camp (3960m)

Your trek starts with an ascent with far-reaching panoramic views, walking in to the climatic zone of the upland desert and on the lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach. You will reach our high point for the day, Lava Tower, which is located at an altitude of 4640 meters. It is a great place to enjoy your lunch. In the afternoon, we’ll be descending down to our camp at the base of the Great Barranco Valley at an altitude of 3,960 meters. It is sheltered by the towering cliffs and offers extensive vies of the plains down below.

  • Distance covered: 10km / 6.2mi
  • Approx. time taken: 7 hrs
  • Meals: BLD

Day 6: Barranco Camp (3960m) to Karanga Camp (3963m)

We’ll start the day by descending down to Great Barranco which is a huge ravine. We’ll then exit the Great Barranco Wall steeply and get divided from the south-eastern slopes of Kibo. The climb is over a rock, but not technical, rather long and tiring. We’ll pass underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers and head towards the Karanga Valley. From the valley, we’ll climb steeply to our night camp at Karanga set at an elevation of 3963 meters. For those feeling strong we will go for a mid-afternoon acclimatization trek up to around 4200m before descending back to camp for the night.

  • Distance covered: 5.5km / 3.4mi
  • Approx. time taken: 5 hours
  • Meals: BLD

Day 7: Karanga Camp (3963) to Barafu Camp (4640m)

After a good night’s rest and breakfast, we set off on our walk to Barafu camp at 4640m. We’ll have to climb across a desolated scree slopes which has no vegetation around at all. It’s going to be a tough steep walk and the high altitude increases the difficulty level. After arriving at the camp, we’ll have our lunch and spend the afternoon resting and preparing for the long night and the next day. It’s important that you keep yourself warm and hydrated. After having an early dinner, we’ll get some good sleep and have to wake up between 11pm and 12pm to resume our climb to the summit.

  • Distance covered: 3km / 1.9mi
  • Approx. time taken: 3 hours
  • Meals: BLD

Day 8: Barafu Camp (4640m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) & down to Millennium Camp (3790m)

The trekking will start at around midnight and we’ll walk steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. Going through heavy scree for 4 to 5 hours, we’ll gain incredible height over a short span of time. We’ll be making it to the Stella Point at 5,739 meters before the first ray of sun hits us. The view from the top is spectacular. The ice cliffs within the crater area surround us and the views of jagged Mawenzi peak and area beyond are simply breathtaking. Trekking for another one hour will get us to the summit of Uhuru Peak located at an elevation of 5,895 meters. After spending few hours at the peak, we’ll descend down to Stella Point and then further to Barafu Camp through heavy scree slopes and track. After having breakfast at Barafu, we’ll head down to Millennium Camp where you’ll have your well-earned sleep.

  • Distance covered: 13.4km / 8.3mi
  • Approx. time taken: 12 – 15 hours
  • Meals: BLD

Day 9: Trek Millennium Camp (3790m) to Mweka Gate (1630m)

A gentle trek through the rainforest will lead us to Mweka Gate which will mark the end of the Kilimanjaro trekking tour. You’ll complete the park formalities and receive your certificates which you can showcase with pride. Our guides will transfer you to your hotel at Moshi where you can enjoy a hot shower.

  • Distance covered: 12.1km / 7.5mi
  • Approx. time taken: 6 hours
  • Meals: BL

​Day 10: Departure 

  • After  breakfast.
  • Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for those returning home.

Note: Hotel check-out is at 10:00 AM. In case you need a late check-out because of an evening flight, there is the option to extend your hotel stay for an extra fee.

*Other add-ons along with safari and Zanzibar are available if you wish to further explore Tanzania.


Rates

1 Pax2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax +
$ 2,880$ 2,437$ 2,383$ 2,333$ 2,284$ 2,241

Safari Overview

DURATION

8 Days
  • The Lemosho Route is arguably one of the best routes on Mount Kilimanjaro. Before teh opening of Lemosho, there were only two main routes used for climbing Kilimanjaro, the Marangu (Coca Cola route), and Machame (Whiskey). But as tourism in Tanzania flourished, more trials were created to Africa’s highest peak and Lemosho is a relatively new route. It is preferred by both operators and tourists because of its remoteness, success rate, and all round beauty. It is said to increase the chances of making it to the summit and better enjoy the overall experience. The Lemosho route can be completed in as little as six days.
  • However, eight days and seven nights are recommended for better altitude acclimatization. The trek will begin at Londorossi Gate which is located in the western base of the mountain behind the lush, fertile rainforest. The route advances towards the Shira Plateau. Halfway around the mountain, the trail circles along the southern circuit and expose climbers to captivating views from all angles. The ascent to the summit is made from the east and descent is following the Mweka trail.

Mount Kilimanjaro

  • Elevation  5895m
  • Location Tanzania, Africa
  • Number of Climbers 25,000 Annually

Rates Includes

  • Private transport fees to and from Kilimanjaro Airport and your accommodation in Moshi.
  • Accommodation for 2 nights at a hotel in Moshi
  • Transportation to and from Kilimanjaro gate
  • Fees of mountain guides, cooks, and porters who are both professional and friendly
  • Hot meals three times a day on the mountain
  • Ample bottled water and filtered drinking water throughout the trek.
  •  Hot water for washing
  • Fair wages as decided by Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO) and Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  •  Government taxes
  •  Portable oxygen tanks & ox meter
  •  Emergency first-aid kit

Rates Excludes

  • Any lunch, dinner, and drinks ordered at your hotel before and after the climb
  • International Flights
  • Visa Fees
  • Vaccination
  • Laundry
  • Gear for your climb
  • A flush toilet which is portable is available at an extra charge of $70 for the entire trek.
  • Items of personal nature
  • Additional nights beyond the two standard hotel nights included
  • Tipping amount to the mountain crew (guides, porters, and helpers)

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