Kilimanjaro Climb – Lemosho Route

The Lemosho route approaches the mountain from the west and is used by very few trekkers making it one of the secluded routes on Kilimanjaro. The first couple of days through the rain forest gives the climbers an extremely exciting experience with possibilities of seeing wildlife.

Lemosho is a difficult route, but the added days on the lower slopes of the mountain make this an ideal route for altitude acclimatization.

Lemosho is probably the most varied and most beautiful scenically as it ascends through the rainforest, crosses the spectacular Shira Plateau, and also visits the great Barranco wall and Lava Tower on the Machame route.

Trekkers confident of their fitness and enjoy camping out for long periods without fatigue, this route offers the greatest adventure variation thus the ideal choice for them. It is also recommended for those who value proper altitude acclimatization and looking for a lesser travelled route.

Day 1: Arrival/Gear check and Orientation
Day 2: Mti Mkubwa Camp
Day 3: Shira(1) Plateau Camp
Day 4: Shira 2 Camp
Day 5: Barranco camp
Day 6: Barafu camp
Day 7: Mweka hut
Day 8: Moshi
Day 9: Depart

Day 1: Arrive Moshi

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro airport you will be met by our representative for transfer to Moshi. Meet your climbing guide for briefing and final gear check. Stay overnight at the hotel in Moshi. BB. 

Day 2: Moshi – Mti Mkubwa camp (9,020ft/2750m)

08h00: After breakfast leave the hotel for the Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Londorossi Park Gate for entry registration, drive on to the Lemosho glades to the trailhead at 6,890 ft /2100m.

12h30: Have lunch at a picnic site at the trailhead.

14h00: Walk through the forest to Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite

19h00: Dinner and retire for the day at Mti Mkubwa campsite. 

Day 3: Mti Mkubwa – Shira (1) Plateau Camp (11,480ft/3500m)
08h00: Trek across several streams in the heather zone of the mountain and cross the Shira Ridge on to the Shira Plateau where we camp for the night.
12h30: Have packed lunch at a picnic site along the trail.

19h00: Dinner and retire for the day at Shira (1) Plateau Camp. 

Day 4: Shira Plateau – Shira hut (12,470ft/3800m)
08h00: This day’s trek is a gentle one across the plateau to Shira Hut camp on moorland meadows zone.

12h30: Have lunch at a Shira hut.

14h00: The afternoon can be used for walks on the plateau which helps climbers to acclimatize.

19h00: Dinner and overnight at Shira hut. 

Day 5: Shira hut – Barranco camp (12,960ft/3950m)
08h00: Head eastward to a junction where we continue to Lava Tower Campsite (14,760ft/4500m), then descend to Barranco camp thus allowing your body to adjust to altitude change.

12h30: Have packed lunch at a picnic site along the trail.

19h00: Dinner and overnight at Barranco camp.

Day 6: Barranco camp – Barafu camp (15,090ft/4600m)
08h00: After breakfast, hike across the Karanga Valley and ascend to Barafu campsite.
13h00: Picnic lunch along the trail.

17h00: Have dinner and take the day’s rest ready for the hike to the summit.

Day 7: Barafu camp-Summit (19,340ft/5895m)-Mweka camp (10,200ft/3,110m)

00h00: Have a cup of coffee/tea and start the midnight trek to the summit via Stella Point.

06h00: Reach the summit, Uhuru peak, have a short period of photo taking then descend to Barafu camp for breakfast/Brunch and a little rest.

12h00: Continue down to Mweka hut for the days and night’s rest.

Day 8: Mweka camp – Moshi
08h00: Walk down to the park gate then drive to the hotel in Moshi town for overnight.

Day 9: Moshi-Kilimanjaro/Departure

After breakfast at the hotel you will be picked for transfer to the Kilimanjaro airport for your departure flight home/further holiday destination

  • You will be guided and transported by our expert guides who speak fluent English and are very familiar with the Flora and Fauna, Culture and Geography of Tanzania.
  • Our mountain climbing guides are very knowledgeable on altitude related sickness and are experienced in handling victims of the same on the mountain.
  • MiGo African Safaris provides Gamow bags for climbers on request at a reasonable fee.
  • Kilimanjaro National Park Rescue team has VHS communication system to convey messages to all stations on the mountain.
  • Our guides use mobile phones to contact the offices throughout the climb.
  • Regular porters are hired to carry the clients’ climbing gear and other supplies.
  •  Personal porters to carry clients’ daypacks can be hired on request at an extra fee.
  • Chemical eco-friendly toilet provided as a complimentary service for groups of 4 persons and above.

Assistance

  • You will be guided and transported by our expert guides who speak fluent English and are very familiar with the Flora and Fauna, Culture and Geography of Tanzania.
  • Our mountain climbing guides are very knowledgeable on altitude related sickness and are experienced in handling victims of the same on the mountain.
  • MiGo African Safaris provides Gamow bags for climbers on request at a reason fee.
  • Kilimanjaro National Park Rescue team has VHS communication system to convey messages to all stations on the mountain.
  • Our guides use mobile phones to contact the offices throughout the climb.
  • Regular porters are hired to carry the clients’ climbing gear and other supplies.
  •  Personal porters to carry clients’ daypacks can be hired on request at an extra fee.
  • Chemical eco-friendly toilet provided as a complimentary service for groups of 4 persons and above.

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