8 Days Private Kilimanjaro Climb Lemosho Route
The Lemosho route is considered one of the easier routes on Kilimanjaro, as its longer itinerary allows for better acclimatization. However, hikers will still need to ascend the Barranco Wall and climb steeply on summit night.
The 8-day Lemosho climb gives one of the highest success rates, rather than trying to squeeze the climb into 7 days. The extra day allows for a shorter pre-summit day, meaning that you arrive at base camp by lunchtime, fuel up with food, and tuck up in your tent to rest for what will be a tough summit ascent starting at midnight.
Experienced and already acclimatised mountaineers may opt for the more difficult 7-day ascent along the Lemosho route.
No technical climbing is required, but a good level of fitness is recommended.
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Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- 7x Breakfast
- 7x Dinner
- 8x Lunch
- Accommodation included: 7 nights
- All Fees and Taxes
- Return transfers Kilimanjaro airport to Moshi and Moshi to Kilimanjaro airport
- Hotel the night before and the night after the climb, with breakfast included
- Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summit aid) and Basic first aid kit
- Qualified mountain guide, assistant guides, porters and cook + Their Wages
- Camping equipment (tents, camp chairs, tables & sleeping mattress)
- Fresh Water for drinking & Hot water for a wash daily
- Entry/Admission - Shira Camp One
- Entry/Admission - Moir Hut
- Entry/Admission - Lava Tower
- Entry/Admission - Karanga Camp
What's excluded :
- Visas & Flights
- Travel & Health Insurances (Yellow fiver vaccination is compulsory)
- Items of Personal Nature
- Personal hiking/trekking gear–you opt to rent the gears from equipment stores in Moshi
- Optional but highly recommended Portable toilet
- Personal medicine and water purifying tablets
- Meals & drinks not specified and snacks
Day 1: Moshi to – Londorossi Gate (2100m) – Forest camp (2750m)
Stop At: Lemosho Route, Lemosho Rte, Tanzania
Distance: 6 km
Hiking Time:3-4 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest
After eating breakfast at your hotel, your guide will brief you on the day. You will drive one and a half an hour from Moshi to Londorossi Park Gate (2100m). In the village near Londorossi where you will complete entry formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho trailhead (another hour to reach the trailhead). Upon arrival at trailhead, we eat lunch, then commence through undisturbed forest which winds to the first campsite.
Duration: 4 hours
Accommodation included: Overnight at Forest Camp
Day 2: Forest Camp (2750m) – Shira 1 Camp (3540m)
Stop At: Shira Camp One, Tanzania
Hiking time: 5.5 hours
Distance: 8 km
We continue on the trail leading out of the forest and into a savannah of tall grasses, heather, and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 camp. The view of Kibo from across the plateau is amazing.
Duration: 6 hours
Accommodation included: Overnight at Shira One Camp
Day 3: Shira 1 (3540m) – Shira 2 (3840m)- Moir Hut (4114m)
Stop At: Moir Hut, T K Lemosho Trail, Tanzania
Hiking time: 5-7 hours
Distance: Approximately 15 kilometres
This spectacular camp we will be going to today is located beneath the Northern Ice Fields of Kilimanjaro. It is a gentle walk east toward Kibo’s glaciered peak, across the plateau which leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream. Then we continue to Moir Hut, a little-used site on the base of Lent Hills. A variety of walks are available on Lent Hills making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Shira is one of the highest plateaus on earth.
Duration: 7 hours
Accommodation included: Overnight at Moir Hut
Day 4: Moir Hut ( 4114)- Lava Tower ( 4600)-Barranco Camp (3950m)
Stop At: Lava Tower, Tanzania
Hiking time: 7 hours
Distance: Approximately 7 kilometers
Habitat: Semi Desert
From Moir hut, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth.” Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000ft. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 13,000ft. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.
Duration: 7 hours
Accommodation included: overnight at Barranco Camp
Day 5: Barranco Camp (3950m) – Karanga Camp (4235m)
Stop At: Karanga Camp, Mweka Trail, Tanzania
Hiking time: 4-5 hours
Distance: Approximately 5 kilometres
Habitat: Alpine desert
This is a short hiking day meant for acclimatization. After early morning breakfast, it is now time to conquer the Great Barranco Wall! Although it may look intimating at first glance, hikers state that this Class 2 hike is usually much easier than they anticipated. At the top of the Wall, you will have a view of Heim Glacier and will be above the clouds. The trail then winds up and down in the Karanga Valley. You will spend the night at Karanga Camp (3950m) and enjoy dinner and washing at the site.
Duration: 5 hours
Accommodation included: Overnight at Karanga Camp
Day 6: Karanga Camp (4235m) – Barafu Hut (4600)
Stop At: Barafu Stella Trail, Tanzania
Hiking time: 3-4 hours
Distance: Approximately 4 kilometres
Habitat: Alpine desert
After breakfast, you will begin your ascent. The trail intersects with the Mweka Route, which is the trail used to descend on the final two days. As you continue hiking for an hour, you will reach Barafu Hut. This is the last water stop for the porters because there is no accessible water at Barafu Camp (4550m). The word “barafu” in Swahili means “ice” and this camp is located on a rocky, exposed ridge. Tents will be exposed to wind and rocks so it is important for hikers to familiarize themselves with the campsite before dark. An early dinner will be served so hikers can rest before attempting the summit the same night. Your guide will brief you in detail on how to prepare for summit night. Get to sleep by 19:00!
Duration: 4 hours
Accommodation included: Overnight at Barafu Camp
Day 7: Summit attempt Barafu Camp (4600m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka (3100m)
Stop At: Uhuru Peak, Tanzania
Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak, 7-8 hours to descend to Mweka
Distance: Approximately 7 kilometres ascent and 23 kilometres descent
Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
Your guide will wake you around 23:30 for tea and biscuits. You will then begin your summit attempt. The route heads northwest and you will ascend over stone scree. During the ascent, many hikers feel that this is the most mentally and physically challenging part of the climb. In about 6 hours, you will reach Stella Point (5685m), located on the crater rim. After enjoying the magnificent sunrise, you will continue ascending for about 2 hours on a snow-covered trail to Uhuru Peak (5895m). Reaching the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro is a lifetime accomplishment! You will be able to spend a short time on the summit taking photographs and drinking tea before the descent to Barafu begins. The hike down to Barafu Camp takes about 3 hours.
At camp, you will rest and enjoy a hot lunch in the sun. After eating, you will continue descending down to Mweka Hut (3100m). The Mweka Trail will lead you through the scree and rocks to the moorland and eventually into the rain forest. Mweka Camp (3100m) is located in the upper rain forest, so fog and rain should be expected. You will have dinner, wash, and rest soundly at camp.
Duration: 14 hours
No accommodation included on this day.
Day 8: Mweka Camp (3100m) – Mweka Gate (1980m)
Stop At: Mweka Trail, Tanzania
Hiking time: 3 hours
Distance: Approximately 15 kilometres
Following a well-deserved breakfast, your staff will have a big celebration full of dancing and singing. It is here on the mountain that you will present your tips to the guide, assistant guides, chef(s), and porters. After celebrating, you will descend for three hours back to Mweka Gate. The National Park requires all hikers to sign their names to receive certificates of completion. Hikers who reached Stella Point (5685m) receive green certificates and hikers who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. After receiving certificates, hikers will descend into the Mweka village for 1 hour (3 kilometres). You will be served a hot lunch then you will drive back to Moshi or Arusha for long overdue showers and more celebrations.
Duration: 3 hours
Accommodation included: Overnight at Your Hotel in Moshi or Arusha
Departure Point :Moshi Urban, Tanzania
Traveler pickup is offered
Our Airport Pick-up Team always have a paper with your name on it; kindly observe right after coming out to spot her/him/themAirports
- Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
- Julius Nyerere International Airport, Julius K. Nyerere Rd, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
- Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Departure Time :4/1/2020 - 10/22/2021
Monday - Sunday: 05:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.