7 days Kilimanjaro climb-Lemosho route

Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania


7 Days

Tour Type

7 - 9 Days

Group Size

10 persons




The Lemosho Route is one of the newer routes on Mt. Kilimanjaro starts on the western side of the mountain just beneath the Shira Route.

A pre-climb briefing will be arranged with one of our mountain guides to ensure that you have all the correct mountain climbing gear. We’ll also talk you through what will be expected during the climb and share all our best secrets for conquering the highest point of Africa!

Group departure dates

17th – 23rd December 23- 7 days lemosho route

8 days lemosho route

26th Oct- 2nd November 23,

3rd-10th December 2024

15th -22nd January 2024

2nd-9th February 2024

10th-17th March 2024






Park fees, camping fees & rescue fees
18% VAT on tour fees & services
4 Season Mountain tents
Double layered Sleeping Mats
Transportation to & from the mountain gate
Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
3 meals daily while on the mountain
Katadyn filtered water throughout the trek
Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO) & KPAP
2 ways group airport transfers - 1 on arrival and 1 on departure
Supplemental summit Oxygen & Pulse Oximeter
Complementary group transportation into Moshi town for shopping on the last day
Pre & Post Trek accommodation in Moshi,
International flights from home and back
Tips to mountain crew
Items of a personal nature
portable flush toilet with a toilet tent
Laundry Services
Tanzanian mountain doctor

Elevation Gain: 800 metres / 2,500 feet Hiking Time: Approximately 3 to 4 hours Habitat: Rainforest After breakfast, you’ll be picked up from your hostel/hotel and driven to Londrosi Gate (which is approximately 3 hours from Moshi). After registration,you will then drive a further 12km on a forest track that leads to the Lemosho starting point. From here you will enter the beautiful and undisturbed rainforest to begin your ascent up the mountain. This is by no means a difficult trek, but it will give you plenty of time to adjust and witness some of Tanzania’s wildlife. Sightings of Black and White Colobus monkeys and small antelopes are quite common, and you may even be lucky enough to spot buffalos and elephants too. After 3 to 4 hours of trekking, you will arrive at Mti Mkubwa Camp, also known as Big Tree Camp because of the large conifer trees that provide shade over the campsite.

Elevation Gain: 1000 metres / 3,400 feet Hiking Time: Approximately 7 to 8 hours Habitat: Moorland On the second day, you’ll rise early for breakfast and begin climbing a slightly steeper gradient through the moorland vegetation zone. Here you will start to get fantastic views of Kibo, the summit cone of Mt. Kilimanjaro, while continuing along a rocky ridge to Shira Plateau. Shira is actually a collapsed volcanic crater and was the first of Kilimanjaro’s three volcanic cones to expire. You will then continue to hike across the rocky ridge onto Shira Plateau, where you will be able to see the easterly side and the western breach with its dramatic glaciers.You are now on the west of Kibo Peak and it will take another short walk before reaching the Shira Two Campsite.

Elevation Gain: 710 metres / 2,300 feet Elevation Loss: 700 metres / 2,250 feet Hiking Time: Approximately 6 to 7 hours Habitat: Alpine desert The route now takes you into semi-desert and rocky landscapes surrounding Lava Tower, a 300ft high volcanic rock formation. You’ll then ascend the rocky scree path to Lava Tower for great panoramic views, before a steep descent into the Barranco Valley. You may find this trek a little tougher than the previous days as some hikers usually start to experience symptoms of altitude sickness. Although you will finish today’s climb at almost the same elevation as you started, this is very good practice for acclimatization and will help prepare your body for summit day. Barranco Camp lies below the imposing Barranco Wall in a beautiful, sheltered valley.

Elevation Gain: 145 meters / 456 feet Hiking Time: Approximately 4 to 5 hours Habitat: Alpine desert This will be a shorter day of hiking to allow for acclimatization. After breakfast, you will begin to ascend the Barranco Wall and hike glacial valleys – but don’t worry, it is easier than it looks! From the top of the wall, you will then cross a series of hills and valleys before descending into Karanga Valley. After one more steep climb, you’ll reach Karanga Camp where you will relax for the afternoon before dinner and an overnight rest.

Elevation Gain: 605 metres / 1,994 feet Hiking Time: Approximately 3 to 4 hours Habitat: Alpine desert After breakfast, you will leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects to the famous Mweka Trail.You will then continue along the rocky ridge for 1 to 2 hours before reaching Barafu Camp, which offers stunning views of Mt. Kilimanjaro’s summit from various angles. Your tents will be pitched along a narrow and rocky ridge with high winds. It’s therefore worth taking some time to familiarize yourself with your surroundings before it gets dark. Rest for the night at Barafu Camp and prepare for the upcoming hike to the summit.

Elevation Gain: 1,295 metres / 4,200 feet Elevation Loss: 2,785 metres / 9,100 feet Hiking time: 6 to 7 hours to Uhuru Peak; 7 to 8 hours to Mweka Camp Habitat: Arctic conditions This is where the going gets really tough! Just before midnight, you will venture into the night and begin your final ascent to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. Head northwest through the heavy stone scree following multiple switchbacks between Ratzel and Rebmann glaciers until you reach Stella Point (5,685m).This section is probably the most challenging part of the route, and will require great physical and mental effort. Continue to move slowly, always listening to your guide. After a short rest at Stella Point, you will hike along the crater rim for another hour before reaching your ultimate goal – Uhuru Peak! Congratulations! You have now made it to the “Roof of Africa”. Weather conditions on the summit will determine how long you will be able to spend there, but it is important to start your descent within good time to ensure you get enough rest back at Barafu Camp. After your rest, you’ll gather the rest of your belongings and descend to Mweka Hut (3,100m) where you’ll enjoy dinner and a well-earned sleep!

Elevation Loss: 1,280 metres / 4,220 feet Hiking time: Approximately 3 to 4 hours Habitat: Rainforest After eating breakfast, you will begin the easiest part of your adventure on Mount Kilimanjaro viaa scenic path through the forest to Mweka Gate. Successful hikers who made it to Stella Point and Uhuru Peak will be awarded their certificates at the gate. Then it’s time to drive back to your hotel to enjoy a shower, dinner and celebrations with a Kilimanjaro beer!


Accommodation Star Rating

2 Star

Travel Styles



When and where does the tour end?
Your tour will conclude in Arusha on Day 5 of the trip. Optional activies are; pre-breakfast game drive or visit to Maasai village tour planned for this day so you're supposed to plan early so that you can depart on time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to give yourself time to fully experience the wonders of this iconic city and take the PCR test.
When and where does the tour start?
Day 1 of this tour is arrivals and start of safari day, which gives you no chance to settle into your hotel and explore Arusha. The only planned activity for this day is an evening game drive. At meeting point, you will get to know your driver guides and fellow travellers. Please be aware that the meeting point / pick up time is subject to change until your final documents are released.
Do you arrange airport transfers?
Airport transfers are not included in the price of this tour, however you can book for an arrival transfer in advance. In this case our representative will be at the airport to greet you. To arrange this please contact our customer service team once you have a confirmed booking.
What is the age range?
This tour has an age range of 1-70 years old, this means children under the age of 12 are eligible to participate in this tour. However, if you are over 70 years please contact us as you may be eligible to join the tour if you fill out Thinkk Travels self-assessment form.
Are tips included?
Tips and gratitudes are not included in safari cost, they range from 10 to 20 USD per person per day given on the last day of the safari.

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Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

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