9 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Lemosho Route with Crater Overnight


Tour Overview - Kilimanjaro Climb Lemosho Route with Crater Overnight

About 9 days Kilimanjaro climb the Lemosho route with crater overnight
The Lemosho route is thought to be the most beautiful path on Mount Kilimanjaro because it offers views from all sides of the mountain. Lemosho is a great choice for your climb because it is one of the newer routes. It is our favorite route because it is not too crowded, has beautiful views, and has a high success rate for getting to the top. Most people who climb Kilimanjaro do it via the Lemosho route, which gets great reviews from those who have done it. We always tell our clients to take the Lemosho route. The climb starts at Londorossi Gate, which is 2360 meters above sea level. The way to get there is far to the west of the mountain. It then goes around Kilimanjaro to the south, passing through a beautiful rainforest where you can often see some of the most unique animals in the area. The path keeps going up to Shira Ridge, the third peak of the mountain.
About Kilimanjaro’s Crater Camp
Mount Kilimanjaro Crater Camp is not a route in and of itself. Instead, it is a challenging extension that can be added to any route. You have to spend the night in the crater’s bowl. A great experience that only a few of the most daring climbers get to have. How long it will take depends on the route. Camping at the crater is a bit pricey because the park charges extra for it and the crew is paid extra as well.

Day by day Itinerary

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

Around 8:00 a.m., you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the Lemosho gate on the western side of Kilimanjaro. After you’ve signed up, you’ll keep climbing steadily through the Lemosho glades’ forests until you reach Big Tree camp, where you’ll spend the night.
The distance walked was 7 km (4.3 mi), and it took about 4 hours.
• Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all included.

Today, you’ll walk across a grassy moorland and heather plateau with volcanic rock formations dotted around. Today, we’re going to the Shira 1 Camp, where we can often see Kibo Peak floating above the clouds. We gain a lot of height today, and some parts of the trail are pretty steep.
The distance covered is 8.5 km (5.3 miles), and it should take about 7 hours. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Today, you’ll be able to see the Northern Ice Fields from the west side of the mountain, which will give you some unique views of Kibo. Our slow climb across the moors of the Shira Plateau will help us get used to the altitude, and we’ll get to see some great views. The Shira 2 Camp is where we are going today. In the afternoon, you’ll go on a walk to help you get used to the altitude, and then you’ll head back to camp for dinner and the night.
• The distance traveled is 8 km/5 mi.
• It should take about 5 hours
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Your hike starts with a climb that gives you a wide view of the area. You’ll walk into the climate zone of the upland desert and along lava ridges under the glaciers of the Western Breach. You will reach the clear peak of the Lava Tower (4640 m), which is our day’s highest point and a great place to eat lunch. In the afternoon, we make a steep descent to our camp for the night, which is at the bottom of the Great Barranco Valley (3960 m), sheltered by tall cliffs but with a wide view of the plains below.
The distance covered was 10 km (6.2 mi), and it took about 7 hours. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner were served. Included

We start our day by going down into the Great Barranco, which is a big gorge. Then, we climb steeply up the Great Barranco Wall, which separates us from the southeast slopes of Kibo. It’s not hard, but it’s a long and tiring climb over rocks. We head toward the Karanga valley by going under the Heim and Kersten glaciers. From here, it’s a steep climb up from Karanga valley to our camp for the night at 3963m, Karanga camp. Those who feel strong will go on an acclimatization hike in the middle of the afternoon up to about 4200m, then back down to camp for the night.
The distance covered was about 5.5 km (3.4 mi), and it took about 5 hours.
• Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all included.

After a good night’s sleep and breakfast, we started walking to Barafu camp, which is at an altitude of 4640m. The climb will take us up bare scree slopes where there is no plant life. It’s a hard, steep walk that’s made even harder by the height. When we get to camp, we eat and rest for the afternoon to get ready for a long night and day. It’s important to stay warm and drink water. We eat dinner early and then try to get some sleep because we have to start the climb to the summit between 11pm and 12am.
• The distance traveled was 3 km/1.9 mi
• It should take about 3 hours
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Get up earlier than usual to start climbing the mountain. You’ll get to Uhuru Peak early in the afternoon, when there aren’t many people around. Crater Camp is on soft sands near the famous Furtwangler Glacier and is reached by a short descent. Crater Camp is not a route in and of itself. Instead, it is a difficult addition that can be added to any route. You have to spend the night in the crater’s bowl. A great experience that only a few of the most daring climbers get to have.
The distance covered was 3 km (1.9 mi), and it took about 5–6 hours and 1–2 hours to get to the Crater.
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

After an early breakfast in the morning, we start our descent by going back to Stella Point. From there, we go down a scree slope, pass Barafu Camp for a short break, and then head down to Millennium Camp for a long, well-deserved rest.
The distance covered is 13.4 km (8.3 mi), and the trip should take between 12 and 15 hours. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Today, you’ll walk through the rain forest to Mweka Gate, where you’ll finish the park’s paperwork and get a certificate you can be proud of. Then, our cars pick us up and take us back to your hotel in Moshi.
The distance covered is 12.1 km (7.5 mi), and the trip should take about 6 hours
Spend the night at Lindrin lodge or Park view hotel. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all included.

After the Kilimanjaro trek, you have the rest of the day to relax before your flight home. Depending on what time your flight leaves, you could go to Moshi town and buy some souvenirs before going to the airport. If you want to keep exploring Tanzania, you can add on safari, Zanzibar, and other things.

Pricing for Climb Lemosho Route with Crater Overnight

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
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
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
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
Christoph S
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Leo N
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