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8 Days Lemosho Route


The Lemosho route is one of the newer routes on Mount Kilimanjaro. The route begins in the West and rather than simply intersecting Shira Plateau (like Machame), Lemosho crosses it from Shira Ridge to Shira Camp. Climbers encounter low traffic until the route joins the Machame route. Afterwards, Lemosho follows the same route through Lava Tower, Barranco and Barafu, known as the Southern circuit.

The minimum number of days required for this route is six days, although eight days is ideal.

Lemosho is considered the most beautiful route on Kilimanjaro and grants panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. It is our favorite route because it offers a great balance of low traffic, scenic views and a high summit success rate. Thus, Lemosho comes highly recommended. Most of our clients use Lemosho.


Day 1: Arrive day in Arusha at Kilimanjaro International Airport

Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). We will arrange a private transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) to Arusha where the rest of the day is at leisure.
We will gather in the hotel where you’ll have an overnight for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check.
We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance

A few short years ago this was a seldom used route. Now Lemosho 8 days has become our most requested itinerary. It is popular for good reason though since with 8 days the acclimatization is very good and it is a scenic route. We expect the Grand Traverse route to alleviate some of the crowd that this route has drawn.


Day 2: Hotel – Londorossi Gate (2360m) – Mti Mkubwa Camp (2810m)

Your day starts early with a breakfast from the hotel, followed by a briefing by your head guide and then a 2-hour drive from the hotel (910m) to Londorossi Park Gate (2360m). The guides and porters prepare and pack the supplies and your equipment at the park’s gate and registration. You start trekking through the Rain-Forest. You complete the day by entering to our first camp where your tent is setup with your personal belongings inside.
-Walking distance: 6km, 3-4hrs
all meals are included (breakfast not included in the budget package for this day).


Day 3: Mti Mkubwa Camp (2810m) – Shira 2 Camp (3505m)

You depart from Mti Mkubwa to the second camp through Heath and Moorland Zone, following the Shira ridge we enter vast high altitude desert plateau where the first view of Mount Kilimanjaro unfolds on the horizon.
Walking Distance: 8km, 6-8hrs
all meals are include


Day 4: Shira camp 2 (3505m)-Moir Camp(4160m)
The route now turns East into a semi desert and rocky landscape surrounding Lava Tower. We leave from Shira to Moir Camp which is nested near enormous beds of volcanic rock and surrounded by rocky hills and cliffs. At the arrival of Camp you enter your tent which is already set with your belongings inside.
-Walking Distance: 9 km, 6-8 hrs
all meals are included


Day 5: Moir Camp(4160m) – Barranco Camp(3950m)- Acclimatization Day

After spending a night at the Moir camp today we test our acclimatization with a trek to the base of Lava Tower at 4500m, following our rest we descent through Senecio Forest passing waterfalls that usher us into the Barranco Camp. The Camp is set in the shadow of the massive Barranco wall with easterly breezes often carrying misty clouds from the Barranco Valley.
-Walking distance: 5-7hrs, 7km
all meals are included


Day 6: Barranco Camp (3950m) – Karanga Camp (39950m)

Today’s task will be the 150m face of the Barranco Wall. Realization of how hard the porter’s works will be realized as this challenging scramble provides quite the balancing act for our crew. We arrive at the camp for a well-deserved dinner and overnight
-Walking distance: 3-5hrs, 5km
all meals are included


Day 7: Karanga Camp(3995m) – Barafu Camp(4600m)

After breakfast with picnic lunch en route, the morning trek is a slow and steady uphill hike as we enter the Arctic Zone, The temperatures becomes noticeably cooler, however excitement fills our camp as we take final preparations for the summit day ahead.
-Walking distance: 3-5hrs, 4km
all meals are included


Day 8: Summit attempts, Barafu Camp (4600m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka Camp (3100m)

Today we face our greatest challenge, and meet the most rewarding point. An early wakeup call for preparation and light breakfast before starting the summit around 01.00hrs. Spectacular view coupled with the sunrise will warm the soul and strengthen the spirit as the iconic Uhuru Peak is now on sight. After the elation of a well-earned summit, we descend back to Barafu Camp for a nice break and celebration before continuing to Mweka Camp
-Walking Distance: 12-14hrs, 21km
all meals are included


Day 9: Mweka Camp (3100m) – Mweka gate

Descend from Mweka camp to the park gate where you are transferred back to your hotel for a well-deserved shower.
-Walking Distance: 3-4hrs, 10km
Breakfast included. You will be back in Moshi before lunchtime.


Day 10: Moshi / Arusha

To Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) with private departure transfer included.


What's Included in The Price

Price Includes

Transfers to/ from the gate, park fees, hut/camping fees, rescue , 2 Nights Accommodation in Arusha/Moshi, fees, Meals, tea, coffee, guide, porters and tent.

Price Excludes

Tips, drinks, personal insurance, climbing gears, sleeping bags and all items of personal use.


Walking Boots, Training shoes, Water proof Jacket, Pants, Shirts, Trousers, Skirts, Socks, Gloves, Sun Hat, Balaclava / Woolen Hat, Gaiters, Thermal Underwear, Towel, Toiletries, Toilet Paper, Sun Glasses, Snow Goggles, Water Bottle, Walking Pole, Crampons, Torch / Flash light, Sun Cream/Sun block, lip salve, Whistle, Penknife, Day pack, Camera, Films, Emergency Foil Blanket, Four season Sleeping Bag, Heavy Duty plastic Bags, water Purification Kit and First Aid Kit.