Lemosho Route – 8 Days

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While the Lemosho Route to Mount Kilimanjaro is longer than the other routes, it is quieter and gives hikers plenty of time to adjust. It also takes eight s to complete. The first ’s travel from Lemosho Gate takes you through a varied environment with a chance to encounter animals.

The use of a private vehicle to go to and from the mountain will be offered. Throughout the journey, mobile tent camps will be used; this will be a magnificent experience that will place you in the mountains.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), Arusha Airport, (ARK/HTAR), Moshi and Arusha
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
All Park fees. Entrance , Camping & Rescue Fees Wages for our Professional Mountain Crew
Quality Mountain camping equipment Pre and Post Accommodationin Moshi / Arusha
Airport Transfers. On Arrival and Depature Kilimanjaro Transfer. Before and After Climb
All meals While on the Mountain (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner ) Professional Mountain guide with W.F.R knowledge.
Flights Personal gear
Tips for guides, porters and cook Entry visa for Tanzania
Vaccinations Travel insurance
Dinner in the hotels before and after the climb Optional Tours & Activities

What is the success rate of the Lemosho route?

Because of its longer length profile, the Lemosho route has one of the highest summit success rates on the peak. There are no official data, but the average success rate for all operators is 97% for an 8- trek, 89% for a 7- trek, and 83% for a 6- trek.


Day 1: Arrival. 

When you arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), a representative of Kilimanjaro Ascent will be waiting to greet you and drive you to the hotel that is included in the tariff. The hotel offers all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay, including warm rooms, hot water, courteous service, a pool, and Internet connection. There will be a briefing with our management in the evening, and they will make sure you are prepared to start the ascent.

Be aware that check-in begins at 2:00 PM.


Day 2: Ascent From Lemosho gate to Mti Mkubwa / Big Tree Camp.

We leave Moshi/Arusha, which takes around 4 hours, after you have finished the entry procedures. At the trailhead, we stop for lunch before hiking through untamed forest to the first campsite.

  • Elevation (ft): 7,800ft to 9,500ft
  • Distance: 6 km
  • Hiking Time:3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest


Day 3: Ascent From Mti Mkubwa / Big Tree Camp to Shira 1 Camp.

We keep moving down the track that emerges from the woods and enters a savannah of high grasses, heather, and volcanic rock covered in lichen beards. We reach the Shira Ridge before descending gently to Shira 1 camp as we ascend through the verdant undulating hills and cross various streams. From over the plateau, there is a breathtaking view of Kibo.

  • Elevation (ft): 9,500ft to 11,500ft
  • Distance: 8 km
  • Hiking Time 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland


Day 4: Ascent From Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp.

We spend the entire exploring the Shira plateau. Shira 2 camp is located on moorland meadows near a stream and is reached after a leisurely stroll east toward Kibo’s glaciated peak over the plateau. We next proceed to Moir Hut, a remote location at the foot of Lent Hills. Lent Hills offers a wide range of treks, making this a fantastic chance to acclimate. One of the highest plateaus on earth is Shira.

  • Elevation (ft): 11,500ft to 13,800 ft
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-5 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland


Day 5: Ascent From Shira 2 Camp to Baranco Camp via Lover Tower

We proceed eastward from the Shira Plateau along a hill, past the intersection that leads to Kibo’s peak. As we go on, our course shifts to the south-east, in the direction of the “Shark’s Tooth” lava tower. We reach the second junction, which leads us to the Arrow Glacier at a height of 16,000 feet, shortly after passing the tower. Moving on, we descend to the Barranco Hut, which is 13,000 feet above sea level. We take a nap, eat dinner, and spend the night here. Despite the fact that you start and end the at the same altitude, this is crucial for acclimatization and will assist your body get ready for summit .

  • Elevation (ft): 12,800ft to 13,000ft
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
  • Habitat: Semi Desert


Day 6: Ascent From Baranco Camp to Karanga Camp.

After breakfast, we depart Barranco and make our way to the Karanga Valley campground via a narrow slope, passing the Barranco Wall. Acclimatization is the goal of this brief .

  • Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
  • Elevation (ft): 13,000 to 13,100ft
  • Distance: 5 km •Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert


Day 7: Ascent From Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

We depart Karanga after breakfast and arrive at the intersection with the Mweka Trail. We keep going up to Barafu Hut. You have now finished the South Circuit, which offers a variety of perspectives of the top. We set up camp here, take a nap, eat dinner, and get ready for the summit . From here, one can see Mawenzi and Kibo, the two summits.

  •  Elevation (ft): 13,100 to 15,300;
  • Distance: 4 km;
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 Hours


Day 8: Ascent from Barafu Camp to Summit then down to Mweka / Millennium Camp

We proceed to the peak between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers quite early in the morning (between midnight and two in the morning). 
You travel northwest and make your way over steep scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. 
The hardest part of the walk both physically and mentally is this section. 
You will take brief break at Stella Point (18,600 feet), where you will be rewarded with the most spectacular sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). 
On your hour-long journey to the summit from Stella Point, you might run into snow the entire way. 
You have arrived at Uhuru Peak, the highest peak on both Mount Kilimanjaro and the African continent. 
The sunrise can be seen from the peak by more rapid hikers.

We now begin our descent from the summit, going straight down to the Mweka Hut campsite while pausing at Barafu for lunch. Due to the loose gravel going down, gaiters and trekking poles are recommended. Due to its location in the upper forest, Mweka Camp may experience late-afternoon mist or rain. We have our final meal on the mountain later in the evening before a well-earned rest.

  • Elevation (ft): 15,300ft to 19,345ft (and down to
  • Distance: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent
  • Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent
  • Habitat: Arctic


Day 9: Descent from Mweka / Millennium Camp to Mweka gate.

We continue the descent to the Mweka Park Gate to pick up your summit certificates after breakfast. It could be muddy and damp at lower altitudes. Trekking poles and gaiters will be useful. Most likely, there will be enough to wear: shorts and t-shirts (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). You travel another hour to Mweka Village from the gate. You will be met by a car at the village of Mweka and driven back to your accommodation in Moshi / Arusha

  • Elevation (ft): 10,000ft to 5,400ft
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest


Day 10: Depature

You have a room to to prepare for your journey home or your upcoming excursions in East Africa by packing, getting ready, and so on.


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