7 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Through Lemosho Route

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7 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Through Lemosho Route

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This 7-day Kilimanjaro climb through Lemosho route is exciting with some wonderful scenes of the vegetation and other geographical features. You have one more to acclimatize yourself to make your body get used to high altitudes.


Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport and meet our experienced guide waiting for you. You will be welcomed with greetings, stories, and a brief and transferred to Moshi where you will stay overnight and dine at your lodge.

You leave your lodge in Moshi and drive for about 4 hours to the Londorossi Gate. After check-in with park officials, you will then drive to the Lemosho trailhead, which will take you another one hour. Before starting your hike, you will eat lunch and start your journey through rainforest until you reach the Forest Camp.
• Elevation: 7,800ft to 9,500ft
• Distance: 6 km
• Hiking time: 3-4 hours
• Habitat: Rainforest

You will ascend through the hills, streams, and reach the Shira Ridge and after that you hike down to Shira Camp 1. From this point, you will view the Kibo plateau and is very amazing.
• Elevation: 9,500ft to 11,500ft
• Distance: 8 km
• Hiking time: 5-6 hours
• Habitat: Moorland

After breakfast, you will hike through the Shira plateau for a full day. As you walk to east, you will pass the glaciered peak of Kibo. You will rest a little bit at Shira Camp 2 before hiking to the Moir Hut for a dinner and overnight.
• Elevation: 11,500ft to 13,800ft
• Distance: 14 km
• Hiking time: 5-7 hours
• Habitat: Moorland

After breakfast, you will continue hiking in the east direction and pass the junction to the peak of Kibo. You will then hike to the southeast towards the Lava Tower (Shark Tooth), from which you will come across with the Arrow Glacier (16,000ft). As you hike down, you will come to Barranco Hut (13,000ft) where you will rest, dine, and sleep overnight. This hike will end up in the same elevation as you started. This day’s hike is normally used for acclimatization.
• Elevation: 13,800ft to 13,000ft
• Distance: 7 km
• Hiking time: 4-6 hours
• Habitat: Semi-desert

After breakfast, you hike from Barranco through a steep ridge past Barranco Wall and reach to the Karanga Valley. You will then leave Karanga and pass the junction that joins with the Mweka Trail. At this point, you have passed the Southern Circuit. You will enjoy the views of two peaks, Mawenzi and Kibo from this position. You will then camp, rest, have an early dinner, and sleep early in preparation for the summit attempt.
Elevation: 13,000ft to 15,000ft
Distance: 9 km
Hiking time: 8-10 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert

The summit attempt will begin in the midnight (around 00:30 a.m.). Your mountain guide will wake you up and so you can make quick preparation for the summit attempt. You will start hiking to the summit at around 01:30 a.m. and you will hike past Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. As you hike to the northwest, you will ascend towards the Stella Point, which is the most challenging part of the hike and we hope you will persist. At Stella Point, you will take a short rest and then proceed with the hike to the summit. As the sun rises, you will be on Uhuru Peak. Congratulations! You are now standing on the Africa’s highest peak.
After enjoying the views of a sunrise at the summit, you will then start to descend down and stop at Barafu for a rest and lunch, then continue to Mweka Camp. As you descend, you need gaiters and trekking poles to maintain stability while walking downhill. At Mweka Camp, you will enjoy your last dinner on the mountain and overnight sleep.
• Elevation: 15,300ft to 19345ft and down to 10,000ft
• Distance: 5 km ascent/ 12 km descent
• Hiking time: 7-8 hours ascent & 4-6 hours descent
• Habitat: Arctic

After breakfast, you will finish up the last part of your descent. You will walk down to the Mweka Gate to receive your certificates for achieving to hike the Africa’s highest peak. Gaiters and trekking poles can be good idea here because it is sometimes muddy and slippery. You have another hour to hike to Mweka Village where you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel in Moshi.
• Elevation: 10,000ft to 5,400ft
• Distance: 10 km
• Hiking time: 3-4 hours
• Habitat: Rainforest
This is the end of hike. You can continue with other wildlife safaris to different parks or you can fly back home.

Route DescriptionHigh Or Low /Luxury Or BudgetEach Of 2 PaxEach Of 4 PaxEach Of 6 Pax
7 Days Lemosho Route$2183$2070$1800

The Cost Includes

  • 2 shared airport transfers - 1 on arrival and 1 on departure
  • Park fees, camping fees & rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • 3 Season mountain tents
  • -29 0C Extreme Limit Sleeping Bags
  • Double layered sleeping mats
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Katadyn filtered water throughout the trek
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Tree donation in support of our environmental conservation projects
  • Pre & Post Trek accommodations
  • Supplemental summit Oxygen & Pulse Oximeter
  • 1 portable flush toilet with a toilet tent for group sizes of 5 and above.
  • Complementary group transportation into Moshi town for shopping on the last day

The Cost Excludes

  • Visa
  • Tips to mountain crew – Recommended a minimum $150 per client
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Services
  • Tanzanian mountain doctor
  • Single Supplement Request from client
  • Travel Insurance (Recommended – Travel insurance with medical cover of 6,000m and above)
  • GPS Trackers

EXTRAS (to be arranged upon request)

  • Spending a night in the crater – $200 per person
  • Western breach approach without a night at the crater camp – $200 extra per person
  • Tanzanian mountain doctor – $300 per group per day
  • Extra supplemental oxygen – $120 per oxygen kit (with 2 cylinders)
  • Extra weight of clients’ luggage – $6 per extra kg
  • Extra porter on the mountain (this is if a client requests) – $15 per porter per day
  • Extra day on the Mountain $ 300
  • Mountain re-supply of delayed baggage/ any other forgotten items: $100 per porter
  • Extra airport transfer – $100 per vehicle one way
  • Last minute cancellation of client (within 3 days of the tour) – $300 cancellation fee per client


Clients are required to have a maximum of 15kg in their duffel bags. Due to the large increase in operational costs as a result of excess weight of clients’ luggage, we’ve had to resort to the following measures:

  • Extra weight of clients’ luggage – $6 per extra kg
  • Extra porter on the mountain (this is if a client requests) – $15 per porter per day

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