The Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route is a popular and scenic trekking option for adventurers seeking to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest peak in Africa. Spanning over a period of 8 days, this trek offers a thrilling and challenging journey through diverse landscapes, ranging from lush rainforests to alpine deserts. The route is renowned for its gradual ascent, allowing trekkers ample time to acclimatize, increasing the chances of a successful summit.

The Lemosho Route begins on the western side of the mountain, providing trekkers with breathtaking views and unique perspectives of the mountain’s glaciers and diverse flora and fauna. This less-traveled path offers a sense of serenity and remoteness compared to other popular routes, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a more authentic and less crowded experience.

Throughout the trek, climbers will encounter a variety of climatic zones, each with its distinct charm and challenges. As they ascend, they’ll witness the transformation of the landscape, from the dense rainforests at the lower altitudes to the vast expanse of the Shira Plateau and the rocky terrains at higher elevations.

The route is carefully designed to optimize acclimatization, and the pace is generally moderate to allow participants to adjust to the increasing altitude. Along the way, trekkers will be accompanied by experienced guides and a support team to ensure their safety and well-being.

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Budget Tour

Our affordable tour package encompasses both mountain huts and camping accommodations.

Private Tour

Your tour experience will be personalized exclusively for you, ensuring no sharing with other travelers.

Can start any day

Subject to availability, this tour is flexible and can commence on any day that suits your schedule.

Can be Customized

Your Unique Experience: Make Minor Adjustments to Accommodations and Destinations on this Tour.

Not for Solo Travelers

This exclusive tour is designed for groups and is not available for solo travelers.

Minimum age of 12 years

Feel free to make minor adjustments to the accommodations and destinations for this tour by sending your requests.






Mti Mkubwa

Economical Camping Near Mt. Kilimanjaro

Full Board Meals Provided


Lemosho Gate

Economical Camping Near Mt. Kilimanjaro

Full Board Meals Provided


Shira 1

Economical Camping Near Mt. Kilimanjaro

Full Board Meals Provided


Shira 2

Economical Camping Near Mt. Kilimanjaro

Full Board Meals Provided


Barranco Camp

Economical Camping Near Mt. Kilimanjaro

Full Board Meals Provided


Karanga Camp

Economical Camping Near Mt. Kilimanjaro

Full Board Meals Provided


Barafu Camp

Economical Camping Near Mt. Kilimanjaro

Full Board Meals Provided


Conclusion of Journey

(No accommodation)

Full Board Meals Provided

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Day 1: Arrival in Moshi

You arrive in Moshi, Tanzania, the starting point for your Mount Kilimanjaro trek. Here, you meet your trekking team and guides, go through a pre-trek briefing, and make final preparations for the journey ahead.

Day 2: Lemosho Gate to Mti Mkubwa (Big Tree Camp)

The trek begins at the Lemosho Gate, located at an altitude of 2,385 meters (7,825 feet). You hike through the lush and verdant rainforest, gradually gaining elevation. The day’s trek leads you to the Mti Mkubwa campsite at an altitude of 2,650 meters (8,694 feet).

Day 3: Mti Mkubwa to Shira 1 Camp
The trek continues through the enchanting rainforest as you gain more altitude. The route takes you to the Shira 1 campsite, situated at an altitude of 3,505 meters (11,500 feet). From here, you’ll enjoy expansive views of the Shira Plateau.
Day 4: Shira 1 to Shira 2 Camp
The day’s trek traverses the high-altitude desert of the Shira Plateau. You’ll make your way to the Shira 2 campsite, which sits at an altitude of 3,850 meters (12,631 feet). Consider an optional acclimatization hike to Shira Cathedral to aid in adjusting to the increasing altitude.
Day 5: Shira 2 to Barranco Camp

You’ll conquer the Barranco Wall, a thrilling and challenging climb. Descend into the scenic Barranco Valley, and eventually reach the Barranco Camp, located at an altitude of 3,960 meters (13,000 feet).

Day 6: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
The day’s trek involves ascending through the alpine desert landscape. You’ll make your way to the Karanga Camp, situated at an altitude of 4,035 meters (13,200 feet).
Day 7: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Continuing the ascent, you’ll trek to the Barafu Camp, the last campsite before the summit attempt. Barafu Camp is positioned at an altitude of 4,640 meters (15,223 feet). Rest and prepare for the challenging summit climb.

Day 8: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak (Summit) to Mweka Camp

This is the most critical and challenging day. You begin the summit attempt around midnight to reach the summit, Uhuru Peak, before sunrise. After conquering the summit at 5,895 meters (19,341 feet), you’ll descend back to Barafu Camp for a brief rest. Continue the descent to Mweka Camp, situated at an altitude of 3,100 meters (10,170 feet).

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  • Porterage
  • Rescue fee
  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Climbing gear
  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
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