Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route

9 Days

9 Day Trek

Captivating scenic vistas, pristine wildlife, excellent acclimatization opportunities

Package Details

Featuring captivating scenic vistas, pristine wildlife, excellent acclimatization opportunities and low traffic of climbers, Lemosho is our personal first favorite for reaching the roof of Africa. After a 4-hour long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate you’ll find yourself on the western slope of Mt Kilimanjaro, from there the route will take you to the world-famous Shira Plateau. That’s where you’ll embark on your adventure through all climate zones – from alpine meadows to eternal ice. The climb is smooth and gradual, featuring the highest success rate of all routes on Kilimanjaro.


You will arrive latest 1pm, to begin the expedition. Destination airport is Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) where you will be greeted by our friendly ground staff and transferred for an overnight stay in Moshi in an exclusive setting. There will be a final gear inspection on arrival with the opportunity to procure any last minute items locally.
Abstain from consuming alcohol and caffeineDrink over 4 liters of bottled water daily (little by little, frequently) Most mountain climbers take Diamox in the morning, before they start their ascent, in order to reduce discomfort associated with altitude sickness. We recommend you consult your doctor prior to the trip in case of potential allergies. At night you may experience discomfort associated with acclimatization to the high altitude: because of a reduction in your waking breathing pattern, your body gets less oxygen than during the day. Taking altitude into account, you may therefore start feeling sick and have a headache. Pay attention to your own body and tell your guide if you start feeling any symptoms of altitude sickness. Altitude: 3,500m to 3,505m Hiking time: 1-2 hours Distance: 5Km Difficulty: Low Habitat: Meadows
After breakfast you will start trekking up to the second high-altitude camp, Shira 2 Camp . This trek is not difficult and you will be able to enjoy spectacular views of Africa and the unique flora of Kilimanjaro and the surrounding area. Shira 2 Camp is the best place on the trip to see Mount Meru, weather permitting. When you arrive to camp you will have lunch, and after a two-hour rest everyone will complete an acclimatization hike towards Lava Tower Camp that features a 200-meter gain in altitude. Altitude: 3,505m to 3,900m Hiking time: 3-4 hours Distance: 7Km Difficulty: Low Habitat: Moorland
After breakfast you will leave Shira Camp and start your way to the key point of the route: Lava Tower. This section of the route has a lot of ascents and descents that end in a camp at over 4,600 meters. It might be difficult, and you may feel some discomfort, but in order to successfully acclimate to the altitude you have to spend at least 1–2 hours here, so this is where lunch will be. Then you will descend to Barranco Camp. Here you can see the famous Barranco Wall, impressive in both its massive size and steepness! Next day you will be climbing it, but don't worry: it features a very simple hiking trail. Altitude: 3,900 m to 4,630m then descend to 3960m Hiking time: 6-8 hours Distance: 12Km Difficulty: Medium Habitat: Moorland
Early wakeup, breakfast and the start of summiting Barranco Wall . To avoid crowds on the narrow trail, we recommend leaving the camp as early as possible. Hiking up the gorge wall is not difficult and only takes around an hour. After the climb you can have a rest and take photos in front of the Kibo volcano. Then you start a more difficult hike to Karanga Camp, which features numerous ascents and descents during the route, but don't worry: our guides are experts at choosing an optimal pace for the group. After reaching the camp you will be offered warm lunch. After a couple of hours you will have to complete an acclimatization hike in the direction of Barafu Camp with a 200-meter gain in altitude, and then descent back down to the camp. It is better to spend the remainder of the day resting. Altitude: 3,960m to 4,035m Hiking time: 4-5 hours Distance: 5Km Difficulty: Medium Habitat: Moorland
In the morning after breakfast you begin your way to Barafu Summit Camp (4,640 m), the starting point for a night summiting Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). Our team will set up a camp for you ahead of time, including tents and sleeping bags, so you can relax. After regaining strength, you have to complete an acclimatization hike towards the intermediate Kosovo Summit Camp (4,800 m) and then back to Barafu Camp, where you will be served a hot dinner. It is better to spend the remainder of the day resting and sleeping before night summiting. Altitude: 4,035m to 4,640m Hiking time: 8-12 hours Distance: 6Km Difficulty: Medium Habitat: Arctic
Departure from Barafu Camp at night and the start of summiting Kilimanjaro: Uhuru Peak . Technically the climb is relatively simple; however, the most challenging part is the high altitude. Each pair of climbers will get a personal guide for the entire ascent to monitor your physical and mental conditions. After your successful ascent to Uhuru Peak, you can descend to the nearest glacier if desired. Then you will return to Barafu Camp and after a 2-hour rest continue your descent to Millennium Camp. Altitude: 4640m to 5895m and descend to 3820m Hiking time: 8-12 hours Distance: 15Km Difficulty: High Habitat: Arctic
The camp is situated in a tropical rainforest. When you wake up, you will feel relief from the reduction of the height and the satisfaction of reaching the summit. After a warm breakfast, you will head for the park's exit: Mweka Gate (1,640 m). After your descent the whole group will gather to congratulate you, followed by offering you a chance to share your opinions on the climb in the guestbook. Lastly, we will present you with your commemorative certificates in our office and provide you a transfer back to the hotel. Altitude: 3820m to 1640m Hiking time: 4-5 hours Distance: 12Km Difficulty: Low Habitat: Rain Forest
Depart from Tanzania - Expedition ends.


  • Transfers:
  • - Pick-up and drop-off at Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • - Transfer to the Park gate - entry gate to Kilimanjaro National Park
  • - Pick-up at the exit from Kilimanjaro National Park and transfer to the hotel
  • Entry Fees:
  • All park fees collected by the Kilimanjaro National Park ( conservation fees, camping fees, crew fees, vehicle fee, rescue fee and all other fees collected by the Tanzania National Parks Authority).
  • Accommodation-Shared:
  • - One night at 3* hotel before the expedition and one night after; The hotels have everything for your comfortable stay - caring staff, nice rooms, reliable Wi-Fi, restaurant and swimming pool
  • - Tented accommodation on Mount Kilimanjaro (modern, comfortable 4-Season tents)
  • Please note:
  • All accommodation is on sharing basis (i.e. you will be sharing with your travel companion a twin/double room in the hotel and a tent during the hike. If you travel alone, we will match you with a same-sex adventurer).
  • Meals:
  • - Breakfast in the hotel before and after the hike
  • - All meals on the hike. Our Kilimanjaro diet includes energy-rich and highly nutritious meals prepared by our professional high-altitude cooks.A typical diet on Kilimanjaro includes different soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables; vegetarian/gluten-free/halal options are available at no extra cost;
  • - All drinks on the hike (coffee, tea, hot chocolate and water)
  • Hiking & Safety Equipment:
  • - 4-inch (10-cm) thick and comfortable sleeping mats
  • - All group equipment (spacious and comfortable dining tent, camping table and chairs, crockery and cutlery)
  • - Oxygen cylinders and oximeters
  • - GPS-tracking service
  • - Complete medical kits
  • Climbing Crew:
  • - Professional guides, licensed by Kilimanjaro National Park. All our guides are the holder of Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness First Aid certifications. All our guides have 7+years of successful mountaineering experience
  • - Dedicated support crew (assistant guides, camp master, porters, cooks, etc.)


  • - Spending money for on mountain drinks, personal items and souvenirs for the full duration of the excursion
  • - Lunches and beverages off the mountain
  • - Hospitalisation, evacuation or medical costs
  • - COVID vaccinations and insurance
  • - Any costs outside the itinerary
  • - Any unforeseeable increase in Park permit and entrance fees, camping fees and/or any other associated park and government fees
  • - Tips for Tanzanian guides (a minimum of USD 300 per participant is required)
  • - All international flights

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Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route