8-days Kilimanjaro Trekking via Lemosho route

8 days kilimanjaro trekking

Kilimanjaro via Lemosho Route.

Major Attractions:Mt.Kilimanjaro,freestanding mountain in the world.

Mountain Guides Language: English,Germany,French.

Start From: Moshi.

Ending : Moshi.

Route Info: Hike to Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route : Lemosho route is traditionally one of the quieter and lesser-known routes on the mountain. It is also the newest and probably the most diverse in terms of the ecological systems and landscapes it passes through. The first two days of this route take you through lush rainforest before you emerge into heath and moorland then join the Machame Route on the third day. This narrow trail, which begins on the Western side of Kilimanjaro, has some very steep and undulating sections. Arriving day Kilimanjaro airport to Moshi

Day 0: Arrive in Tanzania

You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your hotel in Moshi town; you will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. The missing gear can be rented on this day.Meals: No Meals Included.

Day 1 Moshi To Londorossi Gate (2250m) To Big Tree Camp (2780m)

Distance: 8km/5miles,
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours,
Eleven: 7,742ft 9,498ft
Habitat: Rain Forest.

After breakfast you will make your way to the Londorossi gate which is about a 2 hour drive from gate. After finalizing all the registration papers you will continue another 15km on a bumpy road which will take you to the start point of this hiking deep in the rain forest. Today will be a shortest walk of the entire trek, about 3-3 hours, which gives you a small taste of what lies ahead in the coming days. The walk takes you through dense and unspoiled rainforest, which is very different from the scenery you will have in the next couple of days. Your destination for the day is the beautiful Big Tree Camp at 2780m.

Day 2 Big Tree Camp (2780m) To Shira Camp 1 (3500m)

Distance: 5km/3miles,
Hiking Time: 5-6hours,
Eleven: 9,498ft to 11,500ft or,
Habitat: Heath.

After breakfast you will follow a thin trail through the rainforest before leaving the green area behind heading into moorland. Erica and Lobelia plants will start to take over the landscape. Depending on the season you have hot lunch on the way or lunch packed/ lunch box. After about 4-5 hours you will reach Shira one camp where you will have your evening meal and overnight

Day 3: Shira one Camp (3500m) To Shira Camp 2 (3900m)

Distance: 8km/5miles,
Hiking Time: 6-8hours,
Eleven:11,500ft to 12,631ft
Vegetation: Heath

After breakfast you continue your hike which today will be less tiring than the day before. You will cross Shira Ridge which will allows you for great views of the Rift Valley and Mt Meru. The ever changing landscape will again surprise you with a different terrain, you will walk on ground where lava once flowed. You will also pass the big Senecien that can grow to more or less 9 meters in height. Shira two Camp here you will have hot lunch. This will be your destination for the night at (3900m).

Day 4: Shira Camp 2 (3900m) To Lava Tower (4640m) To Barranco Camp (3960m)

Distance: 10km/6miles,
Hiking Time: 6-8hours,
Eleven:12,500ft to 15,190ft to 13,044
Vegetation: Alpine Desert

After breakfast you will start your walk up to Lava Tower with a long ascent above the Shira Plateau. This day you will get a light lunch as we will provide a hot lunch at lava tower.You will climb quite a bit in altitude, roughly 740m. You will have a rest here before descending again. This is a so called acclimatizing day, where you will climb high but sleep low, giving you a good idea of how your body reacts to altitude. The landscape will once again change as you pass through the Barranco Valley with its big Senecas and smaller Lobelia plants. After a long 6 - 7 hours you will reach your beautiful camp for the night the Barranco Camp. The crew will be there waiting with a well deserve evening meal before settling in for the night.

Day 5 Barranco Camp (3960m) To Karanga Camp (4035m)

Distance: 5km/3miles,
Hiking Time: 4-5hours,
Eleven:13,044 ft – 13,106 ft
Vegetation: Alpine Desert

Straight after breakfast you will make your way up the famous Barranco Wall. This is most probably the steepest part of the entire route. Safety is very important to us so please follow the guideline of your guides who will get you to the top safely. You might have to use yours hands every now and then to get a better grip but rest assured there are no alpine climbing passages. Once at the top you will walk along the mountain ridge and if the weather allows you will have a great view of the southern glacier of Kibo as the Kibo summit. After 3 - 4 hours you will reach Karanga Camp for your overnight.

Day 6 Karanga Camp (4035m) To Barafu Camp (4640m)

Distance: 4km/2miles,
Hiking Time: 4-5hours,
Eleven:13,106 ft to 15,331 ft
Vegetation: Alpine Desert

After breakfast you will hike to Barafu Camp this will be your destination for today at (15,220 ft) 4640m. You should reach it in about 3 to 4 hours for the hot lunch .The scenery for today will be mostly afro-alpine dessert. Once at the camp you will have a filling early dinner before settling in for a good rest in preparation for tomorrow exciting climbing.

Day 7 Barafu Camp (4640m) To Uhuru Peak (5895m) - Mweka Camp (3080m)

Distance: 5km/3miles and 7km/4mile
Hiking Time: 6-8 hours and 2-4 hours
Eleven: 15,331 ft to 19,341ft and 12,434 ft
Vegetation: Arctic to Heath

Your day will begin at 00:00. After hot tea and biscuits you will start your 5-7 hours walk to Stella Point, the crater rim of Kilimanjaro. Here you will have a short rest if necessary before continuing another 1-2 hours to reach the highlight of the trip the Uhuru Peak (5895m). This is truly once in a lifetime experience as you stand at the top of Africa watching the sunrise light up the surrounding summits and landscape. After taking much needed pictures you will make your way down back to Barafu Camp for a 1-2 hours rest. Once everyone is well rested you will continue down to Mweka gate (3080m), an approx. 3 hours walk. The rest of the evening is yours to relax, you will have a nice evening meal and a good nights sleep.

Day 8 Mweka Camp (3080m) To Mweka Gate (1630m) To Moshi

Distance: 12km/7miles,
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours,
Eleven:12,434 ft – 5,380 ft
Vegetation: Rain forest

After breakfast, before starting your final stretch, you will enjoy a traditional farewell ceremony from the mountain guides. A 2 to 3 hours walk will take you through the rainforest back the Mweka Gate. Our driver will be there waiting for you and take you back to the Hotel. The rest of the day is you to freshen up, relax, and take in all the excitement of the last couple of days.


1 Person $2150
2-5 People $2020
6-8 People $1970
8+ People $1880

Tips is recommanded for a group sharing as follows:
Guide $20/guide/day
Cook $15/day
Porter $10/porter/day

Price Include

>>Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi.
>>2 nights of accommodation in Moshi.
>>Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate
>>Park entry fees,
>>Camping fees.
>>Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees.
>>18% VAT on tour fees & services
>>4 Season mountain tents
>>Double layered Sleeping Mats
>>Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters.
>>3 hot meals daily while on the mountain.
>>Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek.
>>Hot water for washing. >>Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
>>Government taxes
>>Portable oxygen tanks & ox meter
>>Emergency first-aid kit.

Price Exclude

>>Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after climb.
>>Travel insurance
>>Laundry (Available at hotel).
>>Personal items and toiletries.
>>Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain.


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