Incredible Scenery through Lemosho.

Mt Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho route

9 days

Up to
8 climbers

About this tour

Our itinerary provides full service with experienced guides, chef, and 4 porters per person. All of our staffs are treated ethically - we keep very close relationships together as a team to provide great service.
We believe "people" is the most important factor to make your ascent amazing and unforgettable. If you have any questions, we're more than happy to answer them!

Service details

Includes

  • Guide, assistant guide, 4 porters and a cook
  • Park fees, rescue fees, and camp fees
  • Tents and dining tables
  • 3 meals
  • Transport from the kilimanjaro airport to the hotel and back
  • Transport from the hotel to the machame gate and back
  • Hotel accommodation - 1 night before and 1 night after the tour (breakfast included)
  • Sleeping mats
  • Walking sticks
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Fair and ethical treatment of guides and porters

Does not include

  • Personal climbing gears
  • Sleeping bag
  • Visa fees
  • Airfares
  • Tips to the guides, porters and cook
  • Personal expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Optional tours (short safari after your climb etc)

Itinerary
You will meet the guide, get a briefing of the overall trip, check your gears and equipments, then have a good night sleep at Kili Cottages in Moshi town. We can pick you up from the Kilimanjaro Airport or Moshi Bus Station.

Day 1 - Arrival Day

Arrive in Moshi pickup at Kilimanjaro airport/altenative drive to Kili Cottages Moshi for briefing.overnight FB

Day 2 - Londorossi gate

- Distance: 6 km
- Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

We depart Moshi for Londorossi Gate、then drive to the Lemosho trailhead. Upon arrival at trailhead, we eat lunch, then trek through undisturbed forest which winds to the first camp site. Day 1 will be an easy hike..

Day 3 - Forest Camp -- Shira Camp 1

- Distance: 8 km
- Hiking Time: 5-6 hours

We continue on the trail leading out of the forest and into a savannah of tall grasses and volcanic rock draped. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 camp. The view of Kibo from across the plateau is amazing.

Day 4 - Shira Camp 1 -- Moir Hut

- Distance: 14 km
- Hiking Time: 5-7 hours

We explore the Shira plateau for a full day. It is a gentle walk east toward Kibo’s glaciered peak, across the plateau which leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream. Then we continue to Moir Hut, a little used site on the base of Lent Hills. A variety of walks are available on Lent Hills making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Shira is one of the highest plateaus on earth.

Day 5 - Moir Hut -- Lava Tower -- Barranco Camp

- Distance: 7 km
- Hiking Time: 4-6 hours

From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the "Shark's Tooth." Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000ft. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 13,000ft. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

Day 6 - Barranco Camp -- Karanga Camp

- Distance: 5.3km

After an early breakfast, we will start by climbing up Barranco Wall which gives us an altitude gain of 300m. We continue our trek for 5-6 hours, crossing ridges and valleys to Karanga Upper camp (4034m) where we wil

Day 7 - Karanga Camp -- Barafu Camp

- Distance: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent
- Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek.

At Stella Point (18,600 ft), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all they way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit.

From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

Day 8 - Barafu Camp -- Summit -- Mweka Hut

- Distance: 10 km
- Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).

From the gate, you continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to hotel in Moshi.

Day 9 - Mweka Camp to Moshi

- Distance: 10 km
- Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). From the gate, you continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to hotel in Moshi.


Our meeting point

Kilimanjaro Ariport or Moshi Bus Station or at your hotel. The hotel we offer is called "Kili Cottages" located in Moshi.

If you're coming from some place else, please contact us and we would like to help you out


Necessary gear
  • Baselayer top
  • Baselayer bottom
  • Midlayer top
  • Trekking pants
  • Light rainwear
  • Softshell jacket & pants
  • Hardshell jackett & pants
  • Down jacket
  • Trekking shoes
  • Heavy trekking boots
  • Mountaineering boots (suitable with crampons)
  • Backpack (30-40L)
  • Sunglasses
  • Goggles
  • Headlamp
  • Trekking pole
  • Light gloves
  • Heavy gloves
  • Gaiters
  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat
  • Watch
  • Sunscreen
  • First aid kit
  • Avalanche equipment set
  • Sleeping bag (bellow -25℃)

Cancellation policy

Since we understand that planning ahead isn't always easy, to provide you with the best experience, we offer free-cancellation up to one week before departure. No questions asked.

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