9-day Lemosho Route trek in Tanzania


9 Days/ 8 Nights

Tour Type

Lemosho Route


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Tour Overview

It is more remote and undoubtedly more beautiful as a newer route, but it is slightly longer and more expensive. It begins on the mountain’s western side at the Londorossi Gate, which is a longer drive from town, and was introduced as an alternative to the Shira route.

On day 3, it crosses the Shira Plateau to connect with the Machame Route at Lava Tower and then down towards Barranco Valley via the Southern Circuit. It is lucky to see a buffalo, elephant, or other game. This route has a higher summit success rate because it goes over a longer period of time for acclimatization. Thanks for booking with us in this 9-day Lemosho Route trek in Tanzania

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  • Meals while trekking Kilimanjaro (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Transport to park gate from Hotel and back to the Hotel.
  • Airport transfer (pick up and drop off at the airport!)
  • Professional, Friendly and experienced English speaking guides.
  • Porters, Professional Mountain Cook/chef
  • All parks entrance fees, Hut/Camping Fees, rescue fees and government tax (VAT 18%)
  • Accommodation (one night before and after trek)
  • Camping Equipment’s (Tents, Table, Chairs, Mattress)
  • Salaries for Guide, Cook and Porters
  • Private toilet (option to clients)
  • Oxygen cylinders for emergency use and Pulse oximeter
  • Tips to the crew (Guides, Cook and Porters)
  • International Air tickets
  •  Personal Insurance
  • Climbing Gears,
  • Tanzanian VISA
  • Sleeping Bags

Day by Day

Day 1:

Arrive day in Arusha at Kilimanjaro International Airport

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), you will meet with a private transfer to Arusha. Here, you can enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure, soaking in the local atmosphere and preparing for the adventure ahead.

Later, at the hotel, we will convene for an overnight stay. During this time, we will conduct a comprehensive pre-climb briefing and equipment check. Additionally, we will confirm that you have the necessary mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance, prioritizing your safety throughout the journey.

Day 2:

Hotel - Londorossi Gate (2360m) - MtiMkubwa Camp (2810m)

Your day starts early with a breakfast from the hotel, followed by a briefing by your head guide and then a 2-hour drive from the hotel (910m) to Londorossi Park Gate (2360m). The guides and porters prepare and pack the supplies and your equipment at the park’s gate and registration.

You start trekking through the rain-forest. You complete the day by entering to our first camp where your tent is setup with your personal belongings inside.
Walking distance: 6km, 3-4hrs
Meals include dinner and lunch except breakfast

Day 3:

MtiMkubwa Camp (2810m) - Shira 2 Camp (3505m)

You depart from MtiMkubwa to the second camp through heath and Moorland zone, following the Shira ridge we enter vast high altitude desert plateau where the first view of Mount Kilimanjaro unfolds one the horizon.

Walking Distance: 8km, 6-8hrs
Includes all meals

Day 4:

Shira camp 2 (3505m) -Barranco camp(3950m)

The route now turns east into a semi desert and rocky landscape surrounding Lava Tower. We leave from Shira to Moir camp which is nested near enormous beds of volcanic rock and surrounded by rocky hills and cliffs.

We test our acclimatization with a trek to the base of Lava tower at 4500m, following our rest we descent through senecio forest passing waterfalls that usher us into the Barranco camp. The camp is set in the shadow of the massive Barrancowall with easterly breezes often carrying misty clouds from the Barranco Valley.

Trekking time: 7 – 9 hrs
Includes all meals

Day 5 :

BarrancoCamp (3950m) - KarangaCamp (3995m)

Today’s task will be the 150m face of the Barranco wall. Realization of how hard the porter’s works will be realized as this challenging scramble provides quite the balancing act for our crew. We arrive at the camp for a well-deserved dinner and overnight

-Walking distance: 3-5hrs, 5km
Includes all meals

Day 6:

KarangaCamp (3995m) - BarafuCamp (4600m)

After breakfast with picnic lunch en route, the morning trek is slow and steady uphill hike as we enter the Arctic zone. The temperatures becomes noticeably cooler, however excitement fills our camp as we take final preparations for the summit day ahead.

-Walking distance: 3-5hrs, 4km
Includes all meals

Day 7:

Summit attempt, Barafu Camp (4600m) - Uhuru Peak (5895m) -Mweka Camp (3100m)

today we face our greatest challenge, and meet the most rewarding point. An early wakeup call for preparation and light breakfast before starting the summit around 01.00hrs. Spectacular view coupled with the sunrise will warm the soul and strengthen the spirit as the iconic Uhuru peak is now on sight.

After the elation of a well-earned summit, we descend back to Barafu camp for a nice break and celebration before continuing to Mweka camp

-Walking Distance: 12-14hrs, 21km
Includes all meals

Day 8:

MwekaCamp (3100m)- Mweka gate

Descend from Mweka camp to the park gate where you are transferred back to your hotel for a
Well-deserved shower.

-Walking Distance: 3-4hrs, 10km
Breakfast included, you will be back in Moshi by lunch time – overnight accommodation is included this night as part of the climb package.

Day 9:

Moshi / Arusha to Airport

Moshi / Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) with private departure transfer included.

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