8 Days Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route

PRICE: FROM $2,800


The Lemosho Route is often considered the most beautiful of all the trekking trails up Mount Kilimanjaro. It crosses the entire Shira Plateau from west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike. Crowds are low until the route joins the Machame route near Lava Tower.

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The tour starts from: Moshi Town/Arusha

The tour ends in: Moshi Town/Arusha

Tour Style: Private/Group trekking  

Departure day: Every day of the week

Optimal Season: Dry season

Best time to travel: January, February, June to October every year

The vehicle used on transfers: Shuttle bus for big groups of climbers and Min van 4WD for small groups 

Duration of the trekking: 8 days

Accommodation:  included in the tour cost.

Day 1: Arrive in Moshi town

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO), your driver guide will pick you up and drive you to Moshi or Arusha for your overnight at your booked hotel for resting and preparing for your Safari. We will gather in the evening for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.


Day 2: Acclimatization Day tour Kilasia Waterfalls Marangu

After breakfast at your hotel, your guide will pick you up for a waterfalls tour and come back to the hotel in the afternoon for lunch and relax at the hotel ready for trekking the next day.


Day 3: Mti Mkubwa Camp (Full board)

After breakfast at the hotel, we drive approximately 2 hours through the rural countryside to the Londrossi Gate. For the necessary park registration formalities at the Londorossi National Park gate, we drive through varied farmland with open views over the plains to reach the Lemosho road head. We start our ascent along the forest trail we camp at Lemosho Mti Mkubwa Camp. Londrossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,650 m); 3-4 hours walking.


Day 4: Shira Hut (Full board)

Today we follow an easy path to the summit of Shira Cathedral before reaching the next camp at Shira Hut. As this camp is quite exposed, it can be substantially colder than the previous night, with temperatures dropping to well below freezing. Shira Camp to Shira Hut (3,840 m): 3-5 hours walking.


Day 5: Shira Hut to Barranco Camp (Full board)

Following an early morning breakfast, you will leave the moorland environment and enter the semi-desert and rocky landscape. After 5 hours of walking east, you will have come face to face with the Lava Tower (4630m). Packed lunches are served at the Tower and hikers have the option of climbing the massive Lava Tower weather permitting. At this point of the hike, it is normal for hikers to start feeling the effects of the altitude including headaches and shortness of breath. Following lunch, you will descend from Lava Tower (4630m) to the Barranco Campsite (3950m). The 6800m descent gives hikers a huge advantage to allow their bodies to adjust to the conditions of high altitude. Drinking and washing water and dinner will be served as hikers view the sunsetting. Shira Hut to Barranco Valley (3,900 m.): 5-7 hours of walking.


Day: 6 Barranco Valley Barafu Hut (Full board)

A steep climb up the Barranco Wall leads us to an undulating trail on the southeastern flank of Kibo, with superb vistas of the Southern Icefields. The terrain changes to scree, with pockets of lush vegetation in sheltered hollows, and drops down into Karanga Valley where we take lunch. Afterwards, the trail follows an easy path on compacted scree with wide views that gains altitude unrelentingly to reach the Barafu campsite (4,600 m). The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night.
Barranco Valley to Barafu Hut (3,900 m.): 5-7 hours of walking.


Day 7: Summit down to Mweka Camp: Full Board.

We will start our ascent by torchlight at about 1 a.m. so that we can be up on the Crater rim by sunrise. The steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take us to Stella Point (5,735 m), in about five or six hours. We will rest there for a short time to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. The crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,896 m), passes close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent to Barafu is surprisingly fast, and after some refreshment, we continue to descend to reach our final campsite (3,100 m) Mweka. Approximately 9-10 hours of walking.


Day 8: Mweka Gate.

A sustained descent on a well-constructed path through a lovely tropical forest alive with birdsong and boasting lush undergrowth with considerable botanical interest. Our route winds down to the National Park gate at Mweka (1,650 m); and on through coffee and banana farms to Mweka village. The shower, the beer, and the swimming pool are tantalisingly close! 4-6 hours of walking

Departure Day

After saying bye to our team in operation then you need a private departure transfer which is included to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your flight back home.


Price Includes

  • Airport transfers to and from Kilimanjaro airport
  • Accommodations and meals as per itinerary
  • All national park entry fees
  • Inclusive service of a professional driver and guide
  • Food, drinking water
  • All game drives with four-wheel drive Toyota land cruisers open sides guarantee each person to have a window

  Not included:    

  • International airfare, 
  • Alcohol
  • All items of person nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa and visa fees
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Laundry will be an extra fee
  • Tip for your professional tour driver guide

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