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7 Days Lemosho Route

Embark on a thrilling Kilimanjaro adventure as you begin your journey in Moshi, staying at the Hotel nestled on Kilimanjaro’s lower slopes, setting the stage for your climb. A pre-climb briefing and equipment check at 5:30 pm ensure all is in order, including mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance. The Lemosho Route unfolds as you drive to Londorossi Gate, gradually ascending through picturesque landscapes, leading to Mti Mkubwa Camp, with Lemosho Route’s allure. Trekking onward, you leave the forest behind, steadily climbing to Shira Camp, which sits perched on the rim of the Shira Plateau. The following days bring you to the magnificent Barranco Valley, Karanga Camp, and Barafu Camp, where your summit bid begins. Rising before midnight, you embark on a challenging journey to Uhuru Peak, Africa’s highest point, followed by a swift descent to Mweka Camp. The final days lead you through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where you’ll receive your summit certificates. Departing from Moshi, this 9-day adventure delivers a remarkable Kilimanjaro experience on the Lemosho Route.

Day1: Arrive in Moshi

Upon your arrival in Moshi, you’ll find accommodation at the Hotel, a charming establishment nestled on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, providing the perfect setting to prepare for your Kilimanjaro adventure. At 5:30 pm, we’ll convene for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check, ensuring that you have the required mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.

Day 2: Mti Mkubwa Camp (Full board)

After enjoying breakfast at the hotel in Arusha, we embark on a scenic two-hour drive through the picturesque rural countryside to reach the Londorossi Gate. Here, the necessary park registration formalities are conducted before we traverse varied farmland with open plains views to reach the Lemosho trailhead. We begin our ascent along a forest trail, eventually camping at Lemosho Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,650 m) on this 3-4 hour walking day.

Day 3: Shira Camp (Full board)

Leaving the forest behind, the trail steadily climbs with expansive views to reach the rim of the Shira Plateau. It’s a full day trek with a slow and steady pace, leading to Shira Camp (3,550 m) on the Lemosho Route, making it a 6-7 hour walking day.

Day 4: Barranco Valley (Full Board)

Today’s journey offers a gentle ascent with panoramic views, traversing the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing beneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach. After a hot lunch at the base of the Lava Tower (4,600 m), we descend to the bottom of the Great Barranco Valley (3,900 m), completing a 5-7 hour walking day.

Day 5: Karanga Camp (Full Board)

A steep climb up the eastern wall takes us below the Heim Glacier, offering spectacular views of Kilimanjaro. We then take a steep exit up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. The trail continues down into the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley, and finally, a steep climb takes us to Karanga Camp (4,000 m) on this 4-5 hour walking day.

Day 6: Barafu Camp (Full Board)

Today, we follow the Traverse Route up the Barafu Ridge, ascending slowly to the final camp before your summit day. The day’s remainder is spent in relaxation, preparing for the final ascent after an early night’s rest. Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp (4,600 m) involves 3-4 hours of walking.

Day 7: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp (Full Board)

You’ll awaken before midnight in the cover of darkness, commencing a steep climb over loose volcanic scree with well-graded zig-zags. A slow and steady pace will take us to the rim of the main crater, Stella Point (5,735 m). After a few minutes to savor the sunrise over Mawenzi, those who feel good can continue to the central peak (5,895 m), Africa’s highest point. Descending to Barafu Camp is remarkably fast, and we stop there for refreshment before continuing the descent to reach Mweka Camp (3,100 m). This day is a challenging 13-15 hours of walking.

Day 8: Mweka Gate to Moshi (Half Board)

A gentle descent through the rainforest takes us to the Mweka gate. Successful climbers will receive their summit certificates. After lunch, we drive back to Moshi for dinner and an overnight stay. Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate involves 3-5 hours of walking..

Day 9: Departure day

After bidding farewell to our dedicated team, you’ll require a private departure transfer from Moshi to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your flight unless you opt for a safari or another adventure we can discuss. This comprehensive 9-day journey offers an unforgettable Kilimanjaro experience through various landscapes and an ultimate summit attempt, providing a remarkable adventure on the Lemosho Route


  • Hotel the night before and the night after the climb. Bed and Breakfast.
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides
  • All Park fees
  • Rescue fees by vehicle
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • Porters and cooker
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Summit Emergency Oxygen


  • Tanzania Visa
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc
  • Meals before and after climb
  • Tips and gratuities for guides and porters (recommended to be 10 – 15% of climb costs)
  • Personal clothing and mountain equipment

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