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THE LEMOSHO ROUTE: is considered the most scenic trail on Kilimanjaro, granting panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. As one of the newer routes, Lemosho is a superb choice for your climb. It is our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low crowds, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate. Most of our clients climb Kilimanjaro using this route and they consistently report that they loved it. The Lemosho route crosses the entire Shira Plateau from west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike. Crowds are low until the route joins the Machame route near Lava Tower. Then the route traverses underneath Kilimanjaro’s Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Descent is made via the Mweka route. Thus, Lemosho is highly recommended.


Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport – Arusha:

Welcome to Tanzania. On arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport you’ll meet your company arranged driver who will transfer you to Arusha city to Green Mountain Hotel for dinner and overnight. Our driver will display your name on Mupana Tours signboard. These procedures ensure that you are picked up by the correct driver, rather than by some of the airport taxi drivers who are looking for business. You’ll get a chance for Mountain trekking briefing/introduction before your dinner.

  • Meals: Dinner and Overnight (HB)
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 01: Londorossi Gate to Forest Camp

Elevation: 7,742 ft to 9,498 ft

After tasty breakfast (07.00) in your hotel, you leave from Arusha town to Londorossi Gate, where you’ll complete entry formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho trailhead (another hour to reach the trailhead). Upon arrival at trailhead in time to have your picnic lunch, and then commence through undisturbed forest which winds to the first camp site. Elevation (ft) 7,800ft to 95,00ft (3-4 hours walking on 6km).

  • Meals: Breakfast – Lunch and Dinner (FB)
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 02: Forest Camp to Shira 1 Camp

Elevation: 9,498 ft to 11,500 ft

After early breakfast, you’ll depart from forest camp to shira 1 camp. Keep moving out of the forest and into a Savannah of tall grasses, heather, and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As you keep ascending through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, you’ll reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 camp. The view of Kibo from across the plateau is amazing. Elevation 9,500ft to 11,500ft while we have (5-6 walking hours in 8km).

  • Meals: Breakfast – Lunch and Dinner (FB)
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 03:  Shira 1 Camp to Moir Hut

Elevation: 11,500 ft to 13,800 ft, 

Crossing the Shira Plateau – one of the highest plateaus on Earth – is one of the most scenic parts of this trip during your 3-4 hour hike across moorland meadows to the lunch point. After lunch you ascend to Moir camp, arriving in the mid afternoon. If you have the energy, a hike in the late afternoon is possible in the surrounding Lent Hills, which makes this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Dinner and overnight relaxation at Moir Hut.

  • Meals: Breakfast – Lunch and Dinner (FB)
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 04: Moir Hut to Barranco Camp

Elevation:13,800 ft to 15,223 ft (Lava Tower), down to 13,044 ft,

From Moir you traverse the slopes of Kibo. Here relatively little flora or fauna can survive the extreme temperature ranges and conditions that typify this zone. Lunch is normally taken close to a volcanic rock formation known as the Lava Tower. If you feel very strong there is an optional ascent of the 300-foot-tall Lava Tower before descending down to Barranco camp in the afternoon, passing through the strange yet beautiful ‘Garden of the Senecios’ (giant groundsel) which also features many giant lobelias. The Barranco Valley is one of the prettiest areas of the entire trail. Dinner and overnight relaxation at Barranco Camp.

  • Meals: Breakfast – Lunch and Dinner (FB)
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 05: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp.

Elevation: 13,044 ft to 13,123 ft

You now have a relatively short day to reach Karanga Camp, after conquering the intimidating Barranco Wall. Be prepared to use all four limbs as you traverse the wall to the top of the Karanga Valley. From here, follow a path that sojourns through many inclines and declines to Karanga Camp, arriving in the late afternoon. Our selection of Karanga Camp is strategic – significant time at altitude is essential for safe acclimatization. Sunsets here are particularly spectacular with views of the southern glacial valleys and ice fields towering over 3000 feet above you. Dinner and overnight relaxation at Karanga Camp.

  • Meals: Breakfast – Lunch and Dinner (FB)
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 06: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp.

Elevation: 13,123 ft to 12,467 ft

Today is another half day ascending to Barafu Camp. Once again lunch is taken in this high camp, allowing plenty of time to relax before the summit bid. Desolate alpine desert and, at times, strong winds rip over this camp, yet in the evenings splendid views of Mawenzi peak are the norm. A relatively early dinner is taken before resting for the evening. Dinner and overnight relaxation at Barafu Camp.

  • Meals: Breakfast – Lunch and Dinner (FB)
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 07: Barafu Camp to the Summit (Uhuru Peak) to Mweka Camp.

Elevation:12,467 ft to 5,380 ft

Depart just before midnight for the final summit bid. Patience and persistence is the name of game to reach the summit, and this is the coldest, windiest section of your adventure. Most likely by dawn, as the first rays of light start to appear across the Tanzanian landscape, you arrive near the rim at Stella Point, at an altitude of 18,652ft. Here, you are rewarded with the most glorious sunrise you are ever likely to see, appearing over Mawenzi Peak. Ascending via Stella Point affords a relatively short final section to Uhuru Peak, the Roof of Africa! Take as many pictures as you can! After a short celebration at the summit, begin the ebullient trek down. Go slowly and enjoy the wonderful rainforest scenery as you head towards Mweka Camp, arriving before dusk. With every step the air has more and more oxygen so although your legs will be jelly your heart will be light. Dinner and overnight relaxation at Barafu Camp.

  • Meals: Breakfast – Lunch and Dinner (FB)
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 08: Mweka Camp to Arusha.

After breakfast you descend once again through montane forest and at around midday, after saying farewell to your crew. Your last hike on Kilimanjaro is a beautiful one, passing through Kilimanjaro’s cloud forest. You’ll continue another hour to Mweka gate,

Our vehicles will be waiting at the lower station of Mweka Gate to take you back to Arusha City to your hotel for hot shower. It is time for celebration!

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Trekking Price Included and Excluded

What’s Included:-

  • Airport transfer to and from
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Meals: Breakfast – Lunch & Dinner
  • Arusha accommodation before and after trekking
  • Accommodation during Mt. trekking
  • Trip Crew: Guide – Porters & Chef
  • Emergence oxygen
  • Gate transfer
  • Mineral water
  • Park fees
  • Award: Certificate of Achievement

What’s Excluded:-

  • Flight
  • Personal items: Laundry & Toiletries
  • Visa: $100 per person for US Nationals and $50 per person for other Country Nationals
  • Personal hire gear such as trekking poles, sleeping bags, etc.
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Tips
    • Mountain guide: $15 US per day / per guide / per group.
    • Mountain Chef: $10 US per day / per group.
    • Mountain Porter: $8 US per day / per porter/per group
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Things To Pack:

For Mount Kilimanjaro trekking you can use our ultimate Kilimanjaro packing mentioned list as a guide for what to bring along while you’re hiking to the Roof of Africa. We’ve packed this Kilimanjaro Packing List with our trail tested favorites and recommendations, plus lots of useful info on the best gear for adventuring in all of Kilimanjaro conditions during trekking moments.

Insulated Jacket

This will keep you warm as you reach higher elevations when the temperature drops and will be especially important on summit night. When layering, this jacket will go over your medium layers but under your outer layer jacket. An insulated jacket will give you an extra layer of warmth when you need it most. If you tend to get cold fast you might want a thicker insulated jacket. You know your body best, but we can’t emphasize enough how cold it can get.

Outer Layer Jacket

A breathable, water and wind proof jacket with a hood that you can wear comfortably over all your layers. This is a must-have at higher altitudes and to layer on in the case of rain.

Trekking Poles.

These are MANDATORY, and a life (and knee) saver on tricky terrain. Make sure they are collapsible, for easy stashing, and simple to adjust for up and downhill.

Sunscreen and Lipscreen.

This is a must have for being in the strong mountain sun all day! Bring a new, full tube with an SPF rating of 30+.

Sunscreen and Lipscreen.

This is a must have for being in the strong mountain sun all day! Bring a new, full tube with an SPF rating of 30+.

Pair of Hiking Boots

The most important thing you’ll bring! Make sure they are Gore-Tex, have ankle support, and that you’ve broken them in well.

Pair of Camping Boots.

Comfy, closed toed, easy to slip on shoes are great to have for camp, and going to the bathroom at night. Last thing you want to do is put your boots back on after a long day of hiking.

Water Bladder

Staying hydrated is so important while hiking at high altitudes! We highly recommend getting a 3 L water bladder with an insulated tube and cap. It’s the easiest way to carry and drink water while trekking.

Camera and Extra Batteries.

There are so many amazing photo ops! We highly recommend bringing a camera that is compact and durable. These days most smartphones have great cameras, and we’ve found DSLRs can be cumbersome while trekking, so think twice before bringing anything too fancy. Remember to always pack your electronics in waterproof bags or cases.

Insect Repellent.

One of the challenges of going on safari are the insects. We recommend bringing a good one with no bad smell to apply each day to help prevent insect bites.

Pair of Gloves

Bring a mid-weight lightly insulated pair, and one more serious thermal, insulated outer pair with removable liners for summit night. If your hands tend to get extra cold, you might want to opt for mittens which will keep your hands warmer.

Pair of Hiking Pants.

You’ll want a few pairs of pants to last you the entire trek. Bring at least one pair of shorts or capris for the hotter days in the rainforest, and a few pairs of long pants or leggings to layer on as it gets colder.

Polarized Sunglasses

You have to protect your eyes from the fierce equatorial sun! Make sure they are UV-blocking and polarized

Water Bottle.

Bring a 1 L wide mouth, BPA free plastic Nalgene water bottle. You’ll want this on summit night when your water bladder might freeze.


Don’t forget the travel essentials like travel sized deodorant, sun screen, lotion, hair ties, hair brush, face wipes, tampons, contact solution, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, masks, and ear plugs etc.

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