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8 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Lemosho Route

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Tour Overview

Kilimanjaro climbs 8 Days Lemosho route. The 8-day Lemosho variation is the ideal schedule for this route. On the 8 days Lemosho route, the trek from Barranco to Barafu is broken up into two days, allowing for a short day just prior to the summit attempt. This is important because summit day begins very early, around midnight, so climbers are sleep deprived going into the toughest day on the mountain. By having a short day beforehand, climbers can be better rested.


  • Extra day for acclimatisation
  • High summit success rate (over 95%)
  • Unique sights + Shira Plateau, The Barranco Wall & Lava Tower
  • Classic Adventure! Hiking & Camping
  • More quiet route for the most adventurous experience
  • Stunning view of Mount Kilimanjaro after crossing the rainforest zone
  • The descending follows the Mweka route via Mweka gate
  • Private Transportation to
    and from your selected
  • Airport pick up
  • Certified, experienced, English speaking
    mountain guides
  • Quality, waterproof, four-season mountain
    sleeping tents (on twin sharing basis)
  • All Kilimanjaro National Park Fees
  • Government Climbing Taxes
  • Camping fees (part of park fees)
  • Climbing permits
  • All hot Meals prepared by
    our cook while on Mountain
  • Guides, Porters and Cook Salaries
  • Fair and ethical treatment of Porters
  • Enough porters to carry
    your luggage
  • Personal Summit Certificate
    signed by the National
    Park and your Guide
  • Personal items and toiletries
  • Accommodation before
    & After trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
    such as sleepings bags,
    hiking boots, clothes,
    etc (available for renting)
  • Tips for guides, porters and cook
  • International airfares and
    departure taxes
  • All items of person nature
    such as telephone call,
    fax, email etc
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Visa and International flight
    tickets fees.


Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Lemosho Gate – Forest Camp

We will pick you up from your hotel and transport you to Lemosho gate for registration. After this formality, you will start the trek across undisturbed Montane forest decorated with Black and White Colobus Monkey to the camp where dinner and overnight will take place.

  • Elevation : 1,200m to 1,950 m to 2,850 m
  • Distance: 6km/4mi
  • Hiking Time : 3-4 hours
  • Habitat : Montane Forest to moorland and heath vegetation.
  • Meals:Lunch and Dinner Included.

DAY 2 : Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira 1 Campsite

This is an acclimatization trek because you will gain over 650m by starting walking across a beautiful valley outside Shira caldera rim (3600m). After few hours you will reach into Shira caldera. A high altitude desert, Shira is the one among the three peaks which erupted in Kilimanjaro ecosystem. The peak later collapsed and formed a crater which eventually became filled with the lava flow from Kibo peak. Its rim is eroded and blasted away by weather and volcanic action. Camp and overnight at the Shira 1 campsite..

  • Elevation : 3500m to 3800m
  • Distance : 7km.
  • Hiking Time : 5-6 hours
  • Habitat : Moorland and Rocky
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

DAY 3 : Shira 1 Campsite To Shira Two Campsite

This day you will trek to east across Shira plateau visiting (Cathedral peak 3850m) for acclimatization. Reaching at this peak you will find spectacular views of Mt. Meru and Kibo Peak. We then continue trekking to Shira two camp where we will stay for dinner and overnight place.

  • Elevation : 3500m to 3800m
  • Distance : 7km.
  • Hiking time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat : Moorland
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

DAY 4 : Shira Two Campsite To Barranco Campsite

This is long acclimatization day. You will have an early breakfast then trek east to a junction leading to Lava tower rock 4600m for acclimatization. Afterwards, you will descend down to Barranco campsite for dinner and overnight.

  • Elevation : 3800m to 3950m
  • Distance : 13km.
  • Hiking Time : 7-8 hours
  • Habitat : Moorland
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

DAY 5 : Barranco Campsite To Karanga Campsite

Today is short day of trekking. In the morning you will start climbing Barranco wall and reach 4200m for acclimatization and continue crossing ridges and valleys to Karanga campsite for hot lunch. After lunch you will have a bit of rest and get another acclimatization of trekking up the scree slopes towards the Southern ice field. You will then return to the camp for dinner and overnight.

  • Elevation : 3950m to 3900m
  • Distance : 6km.
  • Hiking Time : 4-5 hours
  • Habitat : Moorland
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

DAY 6 :Karanga Campsite To Barafu Campsite

Today the trek up to the Barafu ridge campsite is difficult because of altitude. The walk take few hours because of short distance but is steep which required a slow pace to avoid fatigue. You will walk across an alpine desert with strong, cold winds blowing down from Kibo peak and its glaciers. You will have an early dinner at 1700hrs then rest until midnight when we you commence your push for the summit.

  • Elevation : 3900m to 4620m
  • Distance : 8km.
  • Hiking Time : 3-4 hours
  • Habitat : Alpine Desert
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

DAY 7 : Barafu Hut Campsite To Uhuru Peak To Mweka Hut Campsite

Wake at midnight to a light breakfast and then prepare for your summit ascent. The goal is to climb before dawn so that you can reach Uhuru Peak shortly before or after sunrise. Departure for the summit is at 12:00AM. Switchback up steep scree or possibly snow, and reach Stella Point on the crater rim (5,861 m/18,640 ft) between 4 and 5 AM. At this point you will be having the views of the fabled crater and its icecaps facing you. Then after 1 hour of hiking along the Kibo crater rim near the celebrated snows takes you to Kilimanjaro true summit, Uhuru Peak here you will spend time for taking photo’s. After your summit activities, you will descend back to the Barafu Huts campsite, for lunch, rest, collect your gear, and continue down through moorland and heath zone to Mweka Huts campsite. Dinner and overnight at Mweka hut campsite.

  • Elevation : 4620m to 5895m to 3100m
  • Distance : 15km.
  • Hiking Time : 10 – 12 hours
  • Habitat : Desert and ice
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

DAY 8 : Mweka Hut Campsite To Mweka Gate

Today is your last day on the mountain. After breakfast, you will descend down to Mweka park gate walking across montane forest. This descent will take 3-4 hours. At the gate you will sign out and board the vehicle, ready for the transfer back to your hotel for your certificate presentation celebration.

  • Elevation : 3100m to 1700m
  • Distance : 9km.
  • Hiking Time : 3 – 4 hours
  • Habitat : Montane Forest
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Included.

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1 person

$ 2,145

2-4 people

$ 1,950

5-9 people

$ 1,800

10+ people

$ 1,700