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Per Person
  • 8 Days / 7 Night
  • Max People : 40
  • Kilimanjaro

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with our 8 day Lemosho Route trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. Traditionally one of the quieter and lesser-known routes, the Lemosho Route is the newest and offers stunning beauty and a diverse range of ecological systems and landscapes. The first two days take you through lush rainforest before emerging into heath and moorland, then joining the Machame Route on the third day. This route, starting on Kilimanjaro’s western side, features steep and undulating sections, ensuring a challenging yet rewarding experience. With overnight stays in tents, a gradual ascent, and ample time for acclimatization, the 8-day Lemosho Route maximizes your chances of reaching Uhuru Peak successfully.

Included and Excluded

  • Experienced, English-Speaking Guides Certified In First Aid And Mountain Rescue.
  • Friendly And Reliable Porters To Carry Your Gear And Supplies, Ensuring A Comfortable Trek.
  • Camping equipment – tents, sleeping mattress and camping furniture
  • Nutritious And Delicious Meals Prepared By Our Skilled Cooks, Including Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner.
  • Clean, Safe Drinking Water Provided Throughout The Trek.
  • All Kilimanjaro National Park Fees, Including Entrance, Hut, And Rescue Fees.
  • Transportation To And From Moshi To The Marangu Gate.
  • Oxygen Cylinders And Oxymeters For Emergency Use.
  • Comprehensive First Aid Kit For Minor Injuries And Illnesses.
  • A Certificate Of Achievement Upon Reaching Uhuru Peak.
  • Flights (International And Domestic)
  • Meals Not Indicated In The Itinerary
  • Alcoholic And Soft Drinks
  • Optional Activities
  • Tips
  • Personal Expenses, Visa Fees, Travel Insurance
  • Sleeping bag (can be rented, please ask us at the time of the booking)

Highlights of the Tour

  • Traverse through lush rainforests teeming with wildlife, expansive heathlands, and scenic moorlands as you ascend Kilimanjaro's western slopes.
  • Enjoy the serenity of the Lemosho Route, known for its quieter ambiance compared to other popular routes, offering a more secluded trekking experience.
  • Marvel at breathtaking vistas of Kilimanjaro's diverse landscapes, from the lush greenery of the lower slopes to the rugged alpine desert nearer to the summit.
  • Benefit from a well-paced itinerary that includes ample time for acclimatization, increasing your chances of successfully reaching Uhuru Peak.
  • Conquer steep and undulating sections, including the exhilarating Barranco Wall, adding a thrilling element to your trekking adventure.
  • Experience the thrill of camping under the starlit African skies, with overnight stays in comfortable tents strategically located along the route.
  • Receive guidance from experienced guides who provide insights into Kilimanjaro's natural history, ensuring a safe and educational trekking experience.
  • Encounter the local Chagga and Maasai communities, learning about their traditions and lifestyles during your journey.
  • Celebrate your achievement upon reaching Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa, and enjoy panoramic views that make the journey worthwhile.


Begin your journey with a drive from Moshi to the Londorossi Gate. After registration, start your trek through the lush rainforest, home to a variety of wildlife. The trail ascends gently to Mti Mkubwa Camp, where you’ll spend your first night on Kilimanjaro.

  • Distance: 6 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Rainforest

Leave the rainforest behind and enter the heath and moorland zone. The trail climbs steadily, offering breathtaking views of the Shira Plateau and Mount Meru in the distance. Arrive at Shira 1 Camp in the afternoon.

  • Distance: 8 km
  • Hiking Time: 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland

Continue across the Shira Plateau, a high-altitude desert with stunning vistas. This day’s trek is relatively short and easy, allowing time for acclimatization and exploration. Arrive at Shira 2 Camp with ample time to rest and enjoy the views.  

  • Distance: 7 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland

Today is crucial for acclimatization. Trek towards the Lava Tower (4,640m) for a challenging ascent before descending to Barranco Camp. This "climb high, sleep low" strategy helps your body adjust to the altitude. The day ends with stunning views of the Barranco Wall.

  • Distance: 10 km
  • Hiking Time: 7-8 hours
  • Habitat: Semi-desert

Conquer the Great Barranco Wall, a thrilling and rewarding climb. Traverse the ridges and valleys, passing through the alpine desert to reach Karanga Camp. Enjoy the breathtaking views and take the afternoon to rest and acclimatize.

  • Distance: 5 km
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

Continue your ascent towards Barafu Camp, the base camp for your summit attempt. The trail is tough but rewarding, with stunning views of the summit and surrounding glaciers. Arrive in the afternoon, rest, and prepare for the final ascent to Uhuru Peak.

  • Distance: 4 km
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

Begin your summit attempt around midnight. The trail to Stella Point is steep and challenging, but reaching the summit at Uhuru Peak (5,895m) is an unforgettable achievement. After celebrating, descend back to Barafu Camp for a short rest, then continue down to Mweka Camp for your final night on the mountain.

  • Distance: 17 km
  • Hiking Time: 10-14 hours
  • Habitat: Arctic to Moorland

Enjoy your final breakfast on Kilimanjaro before descending through the rainforest to Mweka Gate. Celebrate your achievement and receive your summit certificates. Transfer back to Moshi, where a well-deserved rest awaits.

  • Distance: 10 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Rainforest

Location Map

Frequently Asked & Question

The success rate of the 8-day Lemosho Route is generally high, with estimates ranging between 85% and 90%. This impressive success rate can be attributed to several key factors: Optimal Acclimatization: The 8-day itinerary allows for a gradual ascent with ample time for acclimatization. The "climb high, sleep low" strategy is effectively employed, giving trekkers time to adjust to the increasing altitude. Extended Duration: Compared to shorter routes, the extended duration of the Lemosho Route helps trekkers acclimatize better, reducing the likelihood of altitude sickness and increasing the chances of a successful summit. Scenic and Varied Terrain: The diverse and stunning landscapes along the Lemosho Route keep trekkers motivated and engaged, making the physical challenges more manageable. Experienced Guides: Trekkers benefit from the expertise of experienced guides who monitor health, provide encouragement, and manage the pace to ensure safety and success. Preparation: Trekkers on the Lemosho Route often come well-prepared physically and mentally, contributing to higher success rates. Overall, the 8-day Lemosho Route is an excellent choice for those aiming to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro, offering a well-balanced combination of challenge, beauty, and a high likelihood of success.

The Lemosho Route on Kilimanjaro is considered moderately challenging but is known for its high success rates and beautiful scenery. Here’s a detailed look at the factors contributing to the difficulty of the Lemosho Route: Factors Contributing to Difficulty: Length and Duration: The Lemosho Route typically takes 7 to 8 days to complete, covering approximately 70 kilometers (43 miles). The extended duration helps with acclimatization but requires sustained physical effort over multiple days. Altitude: Like all Kilimanjaro routes, the Lemosho Route reaches high altitudes, with the summit at Uhuru Peak standing at 5,895 meters (19,341 feet). The risk of altitude sickness is present, although the route’s design helps with acclimatization. Terrain: The terrain varies from dense rainforest and moorlands to rocky trails and alpine desert. Some sections, like the Barranco Wall, are steep and require careful navigation, adding to the challenge. Weather Conditions: Climbers face a range of weather conditions, from warm temperatures at lower elevations to freezing temperatures near the summit. The weather can be unpredictable, with potential for rain and snow. Physical Fitness: Trekkers need to be in good physical condition to handle the daily hikes, which range from 3 to 14 hours, depending on the day and the section of the route. Mental Resilience: The mental challenge of sustaining effort over several days, coupled with the physical demands and altitude, requires determination and mental strength. Why It's Manageable: Gradual Ascent: The Lemosho Route offers a gradual ascent, allowing trekkers more time to acclimatize and reducing the likelihood of severe altitude sickness. Support and Guidance: Trekkers are accompanied by experienced guides and porters who provide support, carry equipment, and ensure safety, making the journey more manageable. Rest Days: The itinerary includes rest and acclimatization days, giving climbers time to recover and adjust to the altitude. Scenic Beauty: The route's diverse and stunning landscapes provide motivation and distraction from the physical exertion, enhancing the overall experience. Overall Assessment: The Lemosho Route is moderately difficult, suitable for trekkers with a good level of fitness and some hiking experience. Its well-paced itinerary and beautiful scenery make it one of the more enjoyable routes on Kilimanjaro, offering a rewarding challenge with a high success rate.

The cost to climb the 8-day Lemosho Route on Mount Kilimanjaro varies depending on several factors, including the trekking company, the level of service, the time of year, and any additional services or equipment required. Here are some general guidelines on the costs involved: Average Cost Range: Budget Option: $2,000 - $2,500 per person Mid-Range Option: $2,500 - $3,500 per person Luxury Option: $3,500 - $5,000+ per person What’s Included in the Cost: Park Fees: Kilimanjaro National Park fees (including conservation, camping, and rescue fees) are significant and typically included in the package cost. Guides and Porters: Experienced guides, cooks, and porters who carry equipment and supplies, set up camps, and assist trekkers. Accommodation: Camping equipment and accommodation on the mountain (tents, sleeping mats) and usually a night in a hotel before and after the trek. Meals: All meals on the mountain, prepared by the trekking crew, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Transport: Transfers to and from Kilimanjaro National Park and the starting point of the trek. Drinking Water: Purified or treated water for drinking throughout the trek. Additional Costs to Consider: Flights: International flights to and from Tanzania (Kilimanjaro International Airport). Visa Fees: Tanzanian visa fees, which vary depending on nationality. Tips: Tips for guides, porters, and cooks, typically around 10-15% of the total trek cost. Personal Equipment: Hiking gear, clothing, and personal items (e.g., boots, jackets, sleeping bags). Travel Insurance: Comprehensive travel insurance that covers high-altitude trekking, medical emergencies, and evacuation. Vaccinations and Medications: Any required vaccinations and medications for travel to Tanzania. Summary: The cost of climbing the 8-day Lemosho Route can range from $2,000 to $5,000 or more per person, depending on the level of service and inclusions. Budget options offer basic services, while mid-range and luxury options provide more comfort and additional amenities. It's essential to choose a reputable trekking company to ensure safety, quality service, and a successful trek.

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