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Climbing Kilimanjaro

Lemosho route

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The Lemosho Route stands among the seven primary paths for ascending Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, renowned for its scenic beauty and lower congestion, making it a favored choice for many climbers.

Distinguished by its diverse landscapes, the Lemosho Route commences in the rainforest, gradually ascending through moorland, alpine desert, and culminating at the summit. Offering panoramic vistas of the Shira Plateau and the Western Breach, this route captivates adventurers with its stunning scenery.

Typically spanning 7 to 8 days, the route facilitates adequate acclimatization, enhancing the likelihood of a successful summit. While recognized as challenging, its extended duration and gradual ascent contribute to its high success rate.

Commencing at the Londorossi Gate on the western side of Mount Kilimanjaro, trekkers embark on a journey through the rainforest to the initial campsite at Mti Mkubwa. The route proceeds through various campsites, including Shira 1, Shira 2, Barranco, Karanga, Barafu, culminating at Uhuru Peak, the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

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Day by Day Itinerary

After breakfast, drive to the Lemosho Gate, where you will complete the necessary registration formalities. Begin the trek through the lush rainforest, ascending gradually. Arrive at Mti Mkubwa Camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Leave the rainforest behind and enter the heath and moorland zone. Ascend gradually across rolling hills and pass the Shira Cathedral rock formation. Arrive at Shira 1 Camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Trek across the Shira Plateau, a vast expanse of high-altitude desert, offering stunning views of the surrounding peaks. Arrive at Moir Hut for dinner and overnight stay.

Climb up to Lava Tower (4,600 meters) for acclimatization before descending to Barranco Camp, located in the Barranco Valley. The descent helps with acclimatization and allows you to sleep at a lower altitude.

Tackle the Barranco Wall, an exhilarating climb that requires some scrambling. Traverse through several ridges and valleys before reaching Karanga Camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Climb up to Barafu Camp, located at an altitude of 4,600 meters. This is the final camp before the summit push. Rest, hydrate, and prepare for the challenging summit attempt.

Begin the ascent to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Peak, reaching the top just before sunrise. Enjoy the breathtaking views and take photos before descending to Mweka Camp, where you will spend the night and celebrate your achievement.

Descend through the beautiful rainforest to Mweka Gate. Collect your summit certificates and say goodbye to the guides and porters. Drive back to your hotel for a well-deserved rest.

Trekking Prices

Machame Route
1 Pax (Single)
2 Pax (Sharing)
3 pax (Sharing)
Single Suppl
7 Days Trek (9-day tour)
$ 2,710.00
$ 2,480.00
$60 Lodge / $ 120 Tent

Included in this Trek

  • Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain
  • sleeping tents:
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
  • All Park fees Airport transfers Rescue fees
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy nutritious food
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Oximeter
  • Medical Kit
  • Emergency oxygen
  • Crisis management and safety procedures
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
  • Portable toilet

Items not included

  • Flights
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips Personal spending monies for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance

Trekking Benefits


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