Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro Climb
Lemosho Kilimanjaro climbing route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west. It is the most Kilimanjaro Scenic Route. By crossing from Shira Ridge to Shira 2 camp, the route offers a chance to visit the Shira Plateau and caldera. It is a pleasant hike and the hikers experience the low traffic with vast vistas of scenic views till it joins the Machame route.

After that both the Lemosho and the Machame together proceed further with the same track that passes through the Lava Tower, Barranco and Barafu, known as the southern circuit. The minimum days required to summit by the Lemosho route is the 7, but 8 days is recommended as it will give more chance to acclimatize and achieve the summit. Secondly the variations of landscapes Lemosho pass through makes it one of the most beautiful routes to the summit.

The rainforest in the beginning, the spectacular Shira plateau and then all those viewpoints it shares with the Machame route around the southern circuit make it one of the best route to proceed. Lemosho has low crowds until it combines with Machame. Lemosho is highly recommended and it has an abundance of wildlife such as elephant, buffalo, eland and lion which come over to forage during dry season from Longido game controlled area.

Because the starting point is far from Moshi, it is more expensive to climb this route due to the added transportation cost of getting hikers to the gate. A vehicle is used to bring hikers to the gate, where the trail begins in the montane rainforest. Lemosho trekkers have a longer distance to shield in the tropical rain forest ecosystem than other routes, and as a result hikers do not exit the rainforest until the end of day two.

This plan means that the Lemosho route is a longer route, usually taking 7 to 8 days to complete. It rarely takes 6 days!

Tour Includes
Kilimanjaro Airport Pickup and Drop – Off
2 Nights’ hotel accommodation in Moshi is included
All transfers to the mountain and back to your hotel in Moshi
Professional, experienced, mountain guides
Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
Oxygen Cylinder
Quality, waterproof, four seasons private mountain sleeping tents
Sleeping Mattress
All meals while on the mountain
Quality mess tents with table and chairs
Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
Clean purified drinking water
Kilimanjaro National Park Entrance fees
All Government taxes and levies including 18% VAT
Community Development Fund & Conservation Fund

Tour Excludes
International or Local Flights
Optional activities
Alcoholic and soft drinks
Passport and Visa fees
Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
Travel insurance
Travel Documents (Yellow Fever Certificate etc.)
Tip for your crew


Tour Plan

Day 1: Moshi to Londosori gate then to Mti Mkubwa camp
Lemosho being on the west of the Kilimanjaro, it takes an extra mile drive from Moshi town where you take a long drive of an approximate of 4hrs maximum to Londosori gate from Moshi town. Here the porters will be checked in and start the climb while you finish up the formalities and you will then start the hike to Mti Mkubwa camp. The hike will be of 2 to 3hrs a distance of 6 kilometers walking through a dense misty rainforest seeing some small wildlife especially the while and black colobus monkeys. Reach at the camp you will meet your porters have your camping and overnight stay. Time and distance: 2 to 3hrs hiking a distance of 6km Elevation: 2650 m/8695ft

Day 2: Mti Mkubwa camp to Shira camp
On your 2nd hiking day, you will be hiking through the moorland forest and valleys while enjoying the view of the Kibo peak and the valleys. The hike will be of 4 to 5hrs a distance of 8 kilometers from Mti Mkubwa camp to Shira camp. However, expect some steepness on your hike. You will overnight at Shira camp collecting together for the next day hike. Time and distance: 4 to 5hrs hiking a distance of 8km Walking through: Moorland and valleys

Day 3: Shira 1 to Shira Hut
On your 3rd hiking day, you will be having moderate hike across the Shira plate6 to 8hrs a distance of 8 kilometers where you will be walking through the Shira plateaus and to the Shira cathedral reaching the Shira hut while enjoying the scenery, Shira cathedral and the valleys. Walking through the Shira plateaus, there are more than one climbing divert option reaching the Shira hut, and this will be your guides option to choose one that suits you better. At the camp you will find the crews (Porters) have already made your tents for the camping and overnight. Time and distance: 6 to 8hrs hiking a distance of 8km Elevation: 3850 m/12630ft

Day 4: Shira Hut through lover tower to Baranco camp
This is the acclimatization day whereby you will be ascending from Shira hut to lover tower and descend to Baranco. It is an acclimatization day as you will be experiencing the high altitude up the lover tower then descends to Baranco. It is a steepness hike to lover tower then to Baranco (Climbing the Baranco wall) which will be a hike of 6 to 8hrs covering a distance of 9 Kilometers reaching the Baranco camp. Shira hut is the junction of Shira, Lemosho and Machame hence, you will meet climber from Machame too. Time and distance: 6 to 8hrs hiking a distance of 9km Elevation: 4640 m/15220 ft to 3986m/13070ft

Day 5: Baranco camp to Karanga camp
This is the adventurous day when climbing the Kilimanjaro via Machame route where ypu will be facing the climb of the Baranco wall. Considering the distance, it is a short climb because it is just a distance of 4 Kilometers, but considering the climbing challenges it will take 4 to 5hrs climbing through the Baranco wall and the alpine desert valleys where you will be enjoying the view of the Kibo peak which will be closer, the southern glaciers and the western bridge. Reaching the Karanga camp you will have your rest collecting some energy for your next day venture. Time and distance: hiking of 4 to 5hrs a distance of 4km Elevation: 13,000ft to 13,100ft

Day 6: Karanga camp to Barafu camp
The hike will begin after your breakfast; you will be hiking through the alpine desert enjoying the stunning view of the two Kilimanjaro cones of Kibo and Mawenzi. It will be a 4 to 5hrs hike a distance of 4 Kilometers. You will be walking hitting the junction that connects with the Mweka trail and head up to the Barafu camp where you will be complete the southern circuit of the Kilimanjaro Mountain. Here you will do the camping with an early sleep and meals read for the next day complete adventure which starts in the midnight. Time and distance: hiking of 4 to 5hrs a distance of 4km Elevation: 13,100ft to 15,300ft

Day 7: Summit Day then descend to Mweka camp
This is the lifetime memory day of reaching the highest point of Africa, “the roof of Africa” of the Kilimanjaro Mountain. The day will begin in the midnight where you will be leaving your tents and the porters as you will be accompanied by the guides and summit porter heading to the summit point. Heading up there, it is a physical and mentally challenging hike with and extreme cold and elevation. As you will start the hike nearly the midnight, you will have a dark hike as you will need your head-lump than ever, you will hike up to the Gilman’s point where you will be amazed with a stunning sunrise from the Mawenzi cone, then you will have a short walk and finally you are there “CONGRATULATIONS YOU HAVE REACHED THE HIGHEST PEAK IN FRICA, THE UHURU PEAK OK KILIMANJARO MOUNTAIN”  due to the weather you will not last long here you will take some photos at the sign post of the Uhuru point and starts your descend down through the Mweka route, where you will have a stop at the Barafu camp for your Lunch and trek down up to the Mweka camp for your overnight stay and dinner.  On descending down it is a very rocky trail and can be quite hard on the knees, trekking poles are helpful. Time and distance: hiking of 6 to 8hrs ascending and 5 to 6hrs descending a distance of 5km up and 13km down respectively. Elevation: 15,600ft to 19,341ft up and 19,341ft to 10,065 down

Day 8: Mweka camp to Mweka gate, then back to Moshi
Finally, you will be on your last day of your lifetime memory adventure, you will take your breakfast at your camp and starts your trek down up to Mweka gate, and you will be walking through wet and muddy forestry trail which requires your walking poles. At the gate you will meet our driver waiting for you where you will be picked and drive back to Moshi town for your next schedule. Time and distance: hiking of 3 to 4hrs a distance of 10km Elevation: 10,150ft to 5500ft



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