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Lemosho Route 8 days

The Lemosho Route is the most scenic trail on Kilimanjaro, offering panoramic vistas from multiple sides of the mountain.  Due to the ideal balance of limited trekkers, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate, this is our preferred route.  You will begin with a drive from Moshi to the Londorossi Gate, which approaches the mountain from the west.  The first two days of your trek you will cross the Shira Plateau from west to east, which is a relatively flat hike.  As you approach Lava Tower, this route joins the Machame route.  You will traverse underneath Kilimanjaro’s Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit and will begin your summit climb from the Barafu Camp.  The descent will be via the Mweka Route.

Day 1: Londorossi Gate (2360m) to MtiMkubwa Camp (2810m)

  • Walking distance: 6 km, 3-4 hours
  • All meals are included (breakfast this day not included in budget package)

After breakfast at your hotel, you will begin your adventure with a two-hour drive to the Londorossi Park Gate (2100m).  As the guides and porters prepare and pack the supplies, you will get registered into the park. Your trekking will begin through the rainforest and you will camp at 2810m for your first night’s camp.

Day 2: MtiMkubwa to Shira Camp 1

  • Distance: 8km
  • Hiking Time: 7 hours

Your trail will lead you out of the rain forest and into the moorland zone where you will walk through the savannah giant heather.  You will ascend through scenic hills and cross several streams to reach the Shira Ridge.  As you descend into the Shira 1 camp, your view of Kibo will be spectacular.

Day 3: Shira Camp 1 to Shira Camp 2

  • Distance: 6km
  • Hiking Time: 2 hours

You will enjoy a gentle walk along a stream and across the Shira Plateau on moorland meadows.  This will be an excellent acclimatization day with a variety of walks available along the plateau.  Shira is one of the highest plateaus on earth.

Day 4: Shira camp 2 (3505m) -Barranco camp(3950m)

  • Trekking time: 7 – 9 hours
  • All meals are included

As your route turns east, you will be in the semi-desert and rocky landscape that surrounds Lava Tower.  You will first head to Moir camp, which is nestled near enormous beds of volcanic rock and surrounded by rocky hills and cliffs.  To aid with your acclimatization, you will hike to the base of Lava Tower at 4500M.  Following a short rest, you will descend through the Senecio Forest passing beautiful waterfalls.  The Barranco Camp is set in the shadow of the massive Barranco Wall, with easterly breezes often carrying misty clouds from the Barranco Valley.

Day 5: Barranco Camp(3950m) – Karanga Camp(3995m)

  • Walking distance: 3-5hrs, 5km
  • All meals are included

Today’s challenge will be trekking the 150M face of the Barranco Wall.  As you scramble over this wall face, you will gain a great appreciation for the work performed by the porters each day, and will arrive at camp for a well-deserved dinner and rest.

Day 6: Karanga Camp(3995m) – Barafu Camp(4600m)

  • Walking distance: 3-5hrs, 4km
  • All meals are included

Your morning trek will be a slow and steady uphill hike as you enter into the Arctic Zone.  As the temperatures become cooler, the excitement will fill the camp as you make final preparations for the summit day ahead.

Day 7: Summit attempt, Barafu Camp (4600m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka Camp (3100m)

  • Walking Distance: 12-14hrs, 21km
  • All meals are included

This is the day for which you have prepared; your greatest trekking challenge and most rewarding moment.  You will receive an early wake up call for preparation and a light breakfast before beginning your summit trek at 0100 Hours.   Spectacular views coupled with the amazing sunrise will warm your soul and strengthen your spirit, as the iconic Uhuru Peak comes into view.  After your well-earned summit accomplishment, you will descend to Barafu Camp for a break and celebration before continuing to Mweka Camp.

Day 8: Mweka Camp(3100m)- Mweka gate

  • Walking Distance: 3-4hrs, 10km
  • Breakfast Included
  • Overnight accommodation included in Moshi

Your last trek will take you to the park gate.  Here you will receive your appropriate summit certificate.  You will then be driven back to your hotel in Moshi, where you can treat yourself to a welcome shower and celebrate with cold drinks.








8 -10 PEOPLE

11 & ABOVE



  • 2 nights of accommodation at the hotels
  • Both transport to and from the gate
  • Park entry fees
  • Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi.
  • Crater fees
  • Camping fees
  • Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • 4 Season mountain tents. Example EUREKA, MOUNTAIN HARD WEAR
  • 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 it is recommended by  Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO) and the government.
  • Government taxes
  • Portable oxygen tanks & ox meter
  • Emergency first-aid kit.

Not Included:

  • Travel insurance
  • International Flights
  • Laundry (Available at hotel)
  • Personal items and toiletries
  • Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain
We will reply to your inquiry as soon as possible. Thank you for considering Jambo Kili Tours as your Tanzania host.