8 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route


Tour Overview - 8 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route
The Lemosho route is usually one of the less popular and quieter routes on the mountain. It is also the newest and probably goes through the most different types of ecosystems and landscapes.
The first two days of this route take you through a lush rainforest. On the third day, you come out of the rainforest and into heath and moorland.
This narrow trail starts on the west side of Mount Kilimanjaro and has some very steep and bumpy parts. Hikers overnight in tents.

Day by day itinerary

You will meet our Mangokili Adventures driver at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), and he will take you to your hotel in Moshi town. There, you’ll meet your guide. He or she will ask you about your upcoming hike and check your gear to make sure you have everything you need for the mountain. On this day, you can rent the gear you forgot.Spend the night at the Lindrin lodge or the Park View hotel. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all included in the price.

Drive to Londorossi Park Gate after breakfast and a meeting (about a 2.5-hour drive). From here, you can get to Lemosho Glades by taking a forest road that only works for 4WD vehicles. Follow trails through the woods to get to the Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite.

— Height: 1830m/6000ft to 2650m/8700ft
— Distance: 6km/4mi
— Hiking Time: 2-3 hours
— Habitat: Montane Forest

After breakfast, we keep going as the trail gradually gets steeper and takes us into the area of giant heather moorland. After crossing a few streams, we go over the Shira Ridge and slowly go down to the Shira 1 camp, which is near a stream on the Shira Plateau.
— The altitude goes from 2650m/8700ft to 3500m/11,500ft.
— The distance is 8km/5mi.
— Time to walk: 4 to 5 hours
— Habitat: Moorland

After breakfast, you can take a gentle walk across the plateau to get to Shira 2 camp, which is in moorland meadows next to a stream. There are many different hikes on the Plateau, which makes this a great day to get used to the altitude.
— From 3500m/11,500ft to 3850m/12,600ft in altitude
— 8km/5mi in distance
— Time to walk: 4 to 5 hours
— Habitat: Moorland

From the Shira Plateau, we keep going east along a ridge, past a junction, and up to the top of Kibo. As we keep going, our direction changes to the south-east, towards the “Shark’s Tooth” Lava Tower, which is 4,650m (15,250ft) high. Shortly after the tower, we come to the second fork, which leads to the Arrow Glacier. Now, we keep going downhill toward the Barranco Camp. Even though you end the day at about the same height as when you started, this day is very important for getting used to the altitude and will help your body get ready for summit day.
— Height: 3850m/12,600ft to 4000m/13,000ft
— Distance: 8km/5mi
— Walking Time: 5–6 hours
— Habitat: Semi-desert

After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue along a steep ridge up the Barranco Wall to the Karanga Valley and the junction with the Mweka Trail.
— From 4000m/13,000ft to 4050m/13,250ft in altitude
— 5km/3mi in distance
— Time on Foot: 34 hours
— Habitat: Alpine Desert

We keep going toward the Barafu Camp. You have finished the South Circuit, which gives you a lot of different views of the summit. Here, we set up camp, rest, eat dinner, and get ready for the day we’ll reach the top.
— Height: 4050m/13,250ft to 4700m/15,350ft
— Distance: 4km/2mi
— Time to walk: 3–4 hours
— Habitat: Alpine Desert

We keep going to the top between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers between midnight and two in the morning. You head northwest and climb up through a lot of loose rock to get to Stella Point on the edge of the crater. This is the hardest part of the trek for both your mind and body. At Stella Point, you’ll take a short break and get to see the most beautiful sunrise you’re likely to ever see. Those who hike faster may be able to see the sunrise from the top. From Stella Point, it could snow all the way to the top, which is an hour away.
When you reach Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the whole continent of Africa!
From the top of the mountain, we head straight down to the Mweka Camp, stopping for lunch at Barafu. For the loose gravel on the way down, you might want gaiters and trekking poles. We get to Mweka Camp and spend our last night on the mountain having fun.
— Elevation: 4700m/15,350ft to 5895m/19,340ft and down to 3090m/10,150ft
— Distance: 5km/3mi up and 13km/8mi down
— Hiking Time: 5-7 hours up and 5-6 hours down
— Habitat: stone scree and ice-capped summit

Pricing for 8 Days Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route

12 - 45 - 78 & above

Price Includes:

  • Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi.
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Moshi in FULL BOARD (FB).
  •   Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate
  • Park entry fees,
  • Camping fees
  • Crater fee (if any)
  • Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • 4 Season mountain tents
  • Double layered Sleeping Mats 4 inches (10cm) thick
  • Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek
  • Hot water for washing
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Government taxes
  • Portable oxygen tanks
  • Ox meter
  • Emergency first-aid kit
  • Stethoscope
  • Portable flush toilet with a toilet and tent
  • Mountain climbing certificates

Price Excludes

  • Drinks at your hotel before and after the climb.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Flights
  • Laundry (Available at the hotel)
  • Personal items and toiletries
  • Tips for guides, porters and cook

What Our Clients Say About Us

Based on 21 reviews
Serina P
Excellent! We really enjoyed the safari, everything was well organized, it was wonderful.Dickson our guide was very professional, he did everything so that we could see as many animals as possible, it was a wonder every day.this Safari will remain an unforgettable memorythank you to the whole Mango Kili Adventuresi team
Moritz W
Kilimanjaro Hike and visit of Tarangire and Ngorongoro Nationalpark We spent around 10 days with Mangokili adventures doing both a hike up Kilimanjaro, along the Lemosho route and visiting Ngorongoro and Tarangire Nationalpark. The hike up Kilimanjaro was amazing and the support we received by the team in terms of service and kindness was great, we really loved it. Also the trips to the Nationalparks were great and very interesting.
Gian Luca Reiss
Very nice! We were a group of 3 friends who climbed the Kilimanjaro with the Lemosho-Route in 6 days (normally 7 days) and did a 2-day safari afterwards. From the point of interest to the actual engagement, every worry and question was taken care of by Mangokili Adventures. The organization worked out super well. We had 2 great guides, 11 great porters for the Kilimanjaro-hike and 1 great guide for the safari. Especially good for trips with a budget. We paid in total about 2.400 USD.Super content.
Christoph S
Einfach super Super Erlebnis.Wir hatten eine Tagestour und es war traumhaft. Immerwieder gerne.Alles war so wie geplant.Wie werden beim nächsten mal wieder buchen...
Todo perfecto Todo perfecto y organizado. Amabilidad, juventud, profesionalidad y seguridad. Erick no solo nos hizo de anfitrión sino que se convirtió en un compañero más.Eficaz solucionando problemas y llevando la organización de forma perfecta.
Ruben R
Amazing adventure Mangokili adventure is a great team... It's better say... they're an incredible team, all my group climbed the KILIMANJARO due to this amazing persons and after that we had three days in differents safaris. Marvelous
Herman F
Quite Adventurous! I have had an opportunity to travel with Mangokil Adventures company, they are real observe professionalism. I went with a friend and the founder Erick was very informative. He well organized our trip to our satisfaction. The Camping sites were awesome. He offered us a Mto wa Mbu free trip and was absolutely amazing. Seen a lot of artistic paints with millions meanings. This is the company I would definitely recommend anyone want to experience an adventurous life 🙂!Thank you Erick, you are the best!
Leo N
The tour was great with a very friendly guide and driver, the accommodation was outstanding The tour was great with a very friendly guide and driver, the accommodation was outstandingThe communication was great, always replied to our questions. The driver was good and even helped us spot animals on the safari while driving, the guide was easygoing and replied to any of our questions.The accommodation should be displayed as premium, we did not expect to arrive at a toilet inside the room, a bottle of water to brush your teeth, soap and clean towels provided, amazing food and chef, a lounge to chill and take beers/drinks. Pictures of the accommodation and food should be displayed as it was way more than we expected given the surroundings
Oyesiku E
Excellent trip with an excellent guide Excellent trip with an excellent guideWe received exactly what we have expected. Even more!Erick our guide was funny and supportive of all our wishes.We have seen everything whatever can be wished to be seen!
Anthony J
A passionate company providing a unique safari experience. A passionate company providing a unique safari experience.It has been my pleasure to follow and experience Mangokili Adventures. The commitment shown by Erick and staff to explore and experience the care for wildlife and entertain tourists from all over the world is to be commended. A credit to the safari team, for sharing their wildlife and history, through their endeavors to enrich our lives.