8 Days Lemosho Route

The Lemosho route is one of our preferred routes due to its low traffic, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate.The Lemosho route joins the Machame route at Shira 2 Camp and then follows the same route through the southern circuit and descending at Mweka Gate. 

8 Days Lemosho Route
Day 1

Lemosho Starting Point to Mti Mkubwa

Elevation: 7,742 ft to 9,498 ft
meters(2100m to 2700m)
Distance: 6 km/4 miles
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest
We depart Moshi for Londorossi Gate, which takes about 4 hours, where you will complete entry formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho trailhead. Upon arrival at trailhead, we begin hiking through undisturbed forest which winds to the first camp site.
Day 2

Mti Mkubwa to Shira 1 Camp

Elevation: 9,498 ft to 11,500 ft
meters(2700m to 3600m)
Distance: 8 km/ 5miles
Hiking Time 5-6 hours
Habitat: Health
We continue on the trail leading out of the rain forest and into a savannah of tall grasses, heather and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 Camp. Here we catch our first glimpse of Kibo across the plateau.
Day 3

Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp

Elevation: 11,500 ft to 13,800 ft
meters(3600m to 3850m)
Distance: 11 km/ 7 miles
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
Habitat: Heath
We explore the Shira Plateau for a full day. It is a gentle walk east on moorland meadows towards Shira 2 Camp. Then we will have an option to sport and acclimatize at Shira Cathedral, a little used site on the base of Lent Hills. A variety of walks are available on Lent Hills making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Shira Plateau is one of the highest plateaus on earth.
Day 4

Shira 2 to Lava Tower

Elevation: 13,800 ft to 15,190 ft
meters(3850m to 4600m)
Distance: 7 km/4 miles
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
Elevation: 15,190 ft to 13,044 ft
meters(4600m to 3900m)
Distance: 3 km/2 miles
Hiking Time: 2-3 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
We begin the day climbing up a ridge and then head southeast towards the Lava Tower – a 300 ft tall volcanic rock formation. We descend down to Barranco Camp through the strange but beautiful Senecio Forest to an altitude of 13,000 ft. Although you begin and end the day at the same elevation, the time spent at higher altitude is very beneficial for acclimatization.
Day 5

Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Elevation: 13,044 ft to 13,106 ft
meters(3900m to 4000m)
Distance: 5 km/3 miles
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
We begin the day by descending into a ravine to the base of the Great Barranco Wall. Then we climb the non-technical but steep, nearly 900 ft cliff. From the top of the Barranco Wall we cross a series of hills and valleys until we descend sharply into Karanga Valley. One more steep climb up leads us to Karanga Camp. This is a shorter day meant for acclimatization.
Day 6

Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Elevation: 13,106 ft to 15,331 ft
meters(4000m to 4600m)
Distance: 4 km/2 miles
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert
We leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the rocky section to Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the Southern Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest and enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are viewable from this position.
Day 7

Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak

Elevation: 15,331 ft to 19,341 ft
meters(4600m to 5895m)
Distance: 5 km/3 miles
Hiking Time: 7-8 hours
Habitat: Arctic
Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp
Elevation: 19,341 ft to 10,065 ft
meters(5895m to 3000m)
Distance: 12 km/7 miles
Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest
Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. The wind and cold at this elevation and time of day can be extreme. We ascend in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent, but short, breaks. Near Stella Point (18,900 ft), you will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see coming over Mawenzi Peak. Finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa.
From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. The trail is very rocky and can be quite hard on the knees; trekking poles are helpful. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

Elevation: 10,065 ft to 5,380 ft
meters(3000m to 1650m)
Distance: 10 km/6 miles
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest
On our last day, we continue the descent to Mweka Gate and collect the summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. From the gate, we continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet us at Mweka Village to drive us back to the hotel in Moshi

Budget Price

  • 1 Pax $ 1928
  • 2 Pax $ 1877
  • 3 Pax $ 1828
  • 4 Pax $ 1775
  • 5 Pax +$ 1728

Medium Price

  • 1 Pax $ 2085
  • 2 Pax $ 2035
  • 3 Pax $ 1985
  • 4 Pax $ 1935
  • 5 Pax +$ 1885

Luxury Price

  • 1 Pax $ 3750
  • 2 Pax $ 3450
  • 3 Pax $ 3350
  • 4 Pax $ 3150
  • 5 Pax +$ 3000







Two ways Airport Transport

Transportation to & from Kilimanjaro gate

Two night hotel Accommodation

Entry Fees

Camping fees

Huts fees (Marangu Route Only)

Rescue fees

Three meals per days and drinking water while on Mountain (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner)

Fair Salary for the Porters, Cook and Guides

Sleeping Tents, Table and Chairs

4 inches - Quality sleeping mattress

2 Inches - Quality sleeping mattress

Purse Oximeter

Oxygen cylinder

Emergency First Aid Kit

Friendly and Professional Mountain team( Guides, Cook and Porters

Personal summit certificate stamped and signed by National park and your guide

Your hiking personal gear

Tips for the porters, Cook and Guide


International and Domestic flight

Travel Insurance

Laundry services

Lunch and Dinner while in Hotel


Hot water for washing

Hot shower while on trekking

Flexible portable bed and its comfortable mattress

Portable flushable toilet

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