Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Lemosho Route

10 days,Moshi to Moshi

Take in all the stunning scenery that Africa's highest mountain has to offer, Summit to Uhuru peak at sunrise via Stella Point, Camp along the way.

Take the challenging and less-travelled Lemosho route up to the highest peak in Africa, considered by many to be the most beautiful path up the western breach of the mountain to the Shira Plateau. This adventure starts off with a few long days as you gain altitude, and has several days built in to help you acclimatize, improving your chances of making the summit. Enjoy the climb through magnificent forests and moorland, and emerge into high alpine deserts as you enjoy spectacular views along the way to the summit.

What's Included

  • Guided climb up Mt Kilimanjaro with local guides and porters. Additional "acclimatization day" during ascent. Unlike some operators, we include the cost of your trekking permit in your tour price to help you work out the total cost of your trip.
  • 9 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 7 Dinners. (Allow USD40-50 for meals and drinks not included.)
  • Simple hotel (2 nts), full-service alpine camping (7 nts).
  • Private minibus, trekking by foot.
  • Certified mountain guide, local representative, cook, porters.
  • Small group experience; Max 12, avg 10

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Day 1 Arrive Moshi

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa Camp (1B,1L,1D)

Begin the Lemosho trail of Mt Kilimanjaro to the Mti Mkubwa Campsite.

Day 3 Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira 1 Camp (1B,1L,1D)

Climb into the moorland, over the Shira ridge and down to the plateau Shira 1 Camp.

Day 4 Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp (1B,1L,1D)

Traverse the Shira plateau, with time for short acclimatization walks.

Day 5 Shira 2 Camp to Barranco Camp (1B,1L,1D)

Climb through rocky scree to the Lava Tower. Descend into the Great Barranco Valley to acclimatize and camp.

Day 6 Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp (1B,1L,1D)

We tackle the Great Barranco Wall up into the alpine desert of Karanga Valley.

Day 7 Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp (1B,1L,1D)

Trek through alpine desert up to Barafu Camp. Prepare for the midnight start of the summit attempt.

Day 8 Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp (1B,1L,1D)

At midnight, begin the summit trek. Conquer the rim of the main crater, then cross the scree and snow to Uhuru Peak. Descend to Mweka Hut.

Day 9 Descent - Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Moshi (1B,1L)

Descend the slopes to Mweka Gate and receive a summit certificate. Continue to Mweka village, then Moshi.

Day 10 Depart Moshi (B)

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