8 Days Lemosho Route


It is popular for good reason though since with 8 days the acclimatization is very good and it is a scenic route. We expect the Grand Traverse route to alleviate some of the crowd that this route has drawn.

Day 1: Hotel – Londorossi Gate (2360m) – Mti Mkubwa 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: Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 2: Mti Mkubwa Camp (2810m) – Shira 2 Camp (3505m)
You depart from Mti Mkubwa 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
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 3: Shira camp 2 (3505m) – Moir Camp(4160m)
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. At the arrival of camp you enter your tent which is already set with your belongings inside.
-Walking Distance: 9 km, 6-8 hrs.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 4: Moir Camp(4160m) – Barranco Camp (3950m)- Acclimatization Day
After spending a night at the Moir camp today 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 Barranco wall with easterly breezes often carrying misty clouds from the Barranco valley.
-Walking distance: 5-7hrs, 7km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 5: Barranco camp (3950m) – Karanga camp (39950m)
Today’s task will be the 150m face of the Barranco wall. Realization of how hard the porters’ 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
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 6: Karanga Camp(3995m) – Barafu Camp(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
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 7: SUMMIT DAY, 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
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 8: Mweka Camp (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
Meals: Breakfast included.

Services included: 

  • Kilimanjaro trekking according to the itinerary
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Mountain crew (cook & porters)
  • Overnight stays in mountain huts
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Drinking water, tea & coffee
  • All national park fees
  • Transfer from the hotel to the National park gate and back

Not included services:

  • Alcohol and soft drinks
  • Personal trekking equipment such as sleeping bags, hiking boots, clothes etc. (available for renting)
  • Flights
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Laundry Services

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