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Trekk Mount Kilimanjaro 9 DAYS LEMOSHO ROUTE

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The Lemosho route is one of our preferred routes due to its low traffic, beautiful scenery, and high summit success rate. The Lemosho route joins the Machame route at Shira 2 Camp and then follows the same route through the southern circuit and descending at Mweka Gate.


Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania
You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your hotel in Moshi town, you will meet our guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. Gear which is missing can be rented on this day.

Day 2: Lemosho Glades (2385m) to Big Tree Camp (2780m)
- Distance covered: 7km / 4.3mi
- Approx. time took: 4 hours
You will be picked up at your hotel at around 08:00 am and transferred to the Lemosho gate located on the western side of Kilimanjaro. After the registration process, you will still start your climb steadily through the forests of the Lemosho glades to reach Big Tree camp where you will be spending the night.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 3: Big Tree Camp (2780m) to Shira 1 Camp (3500m)
- Distance covered: 8.5km / 5.3mi
- Approx. time took: 7 hrs
Today you will trek across a plateau of grassy moorland and heather scattered with volcanic rock formations. Our destination for today is the Shira 1 Camp from where there are often views of Kibo Peak floating on the clouds. We gain a reasonable amount of altitude today and parts of the route are fairly steep.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 4:Shira 1 Camp (3500m) to Shira 2 Camp (3900m)
- Distance covered: 8km / 5mi
- Approx. time took: 5 hours
Today you will get the chance to view the Northern Ice fields from the western side of the mountain with some unusual views of Kibo. Our steady climb across the moorland of the Shira Plateau will help with acclimatization and we enjoy great panoramic views. Our destination today is the Shira 2 Camp. In the afternoon you will take an acclimatization walk then head back to camp for dinner and overnight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 5: Shira 2 Camp (3900m) to Barranco Camp (3960m)
- Distance covered: 10km / 6.2mi
- Approx. time took: 7 hrs
Your trek starts with an ascent with far-reaching panoramic views, walking into the climatic zone of the upland desert and on the lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach. You will reach the distinct pinnacle of the Lava Tower (4640 m), our high point for the day and a great place to enjoy your lunch. In the afternoon we make a steep descent to our camp for the night, located at the base of the Great Barranco Valley (3960 m), sheltered by towering cliffs but with extensive views of the plains below.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 6: Barranco Camp (3960m) to Karanga Camp (3963m)
- Distance covered: 5.5km / 3.4mi
- Approx. time took: 5 hours
Our day starts by descending into the start of the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We then exit steeply, up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It's a climb over rock, not technical but long and tiring. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head toward the Karanga valley. From here we have a steep climb up from Karanga valley to our night's camp at Karanga camp, set at 3963m. For those feeling strong, we will go for a mid-afternoon acclimatization trek up to around 4200m before descending back to camp for the night.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 7: Karanga Camp (3963) to Barafu Camp (4640m)
- Distance covered: 3km / 1.9mi
- Approx. time took: 3 hours
After a good night's rest and breakfast, we set off on our walk to Barafu camp at 4640m. The climb will take us across desolate scree slopes with no vegetation around us at all. It's a tough steep walk made more difficult by the altitude. On arriving at camp we eat and spend the afternoon resting as we prepare for a long night and day ahead. It is important to keep hydrated and warm. We have an early dinner and then try to get some sleep as we will be getting up between 11 pm and 12 pm to start the climb to the summit.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 8:Barafu Camp (4640m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) & down to Millennium Camp (3790m)
- Distance covered: 13.4km / 8.3mi
- Approx. time took: 12 - 15 hours
We start off at around midnight and walk steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. We will be climbing scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. We should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m) as the first rays of the sun hit us. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround us and the views of the jagged Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour's walking takes us to the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). We begin our descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope and track back to Barafu Camp for breakfast, before finally heading down to Millennium Camp for a long well-earned rest.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 9: Trek Millennium Camp (3790m) to Mweka Gate (1630m)
- Distance covered: 12.1km / 7.5mi
- Approx. time took: 6 hours
A gentle trek takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates, which you can hang up with pride! We are then met by our vehicles and return to the hotel in Moshi, where you can treat yourself to a welcome shower (and a cold beer or two!) before our big celebration.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch Included

*Safari and Zanzibar add-ons are available if you wish to continue exploring Tanzania


Park fees, camping fees & rescue fees- 18% VAT on tour fees & services- Professional mountain guides, cooks, and porters- 3 Season mountain tents- Double layered Sleeping Mats- Transportation to & from the mountain gate- Wages of professional mountain guides, cooks, and porters- Katadyn filtered water throughout the trek- 3 meals daily while on the mountain- Pre & Post Trek accommodation at the Weru Weru River Lodge (or alternative) on Bed & Breakfast Basis- Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park- Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)- Supplemental Oxygen & Pulse Oximeter- 2- way shared airport transfers (for private transfers it costs $20 extra per vehicle)- 10% discount on meals at selected restaurants in Moshi Town


- Local and International flights- Items of a personal nature- Laundry Services- Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is extra (US$150 per toilet + toilet tent)- A doctor for the group- Tips to mountain crew


Expedition Information
Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4
Fitness Level
Technical Level
Group Size
Kitonga Tours and Safaris
Kitonga Tours and Safaris
Neema craft, TZ, 51108
5,895 m / 19,340 ft
-3.06743 N°, 37.3556 E°