Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Lemosho Route

10 days,Moshi to Moshi

Marvel at the stunning scenery from Africa's highest mountain, camp along the trail, summit to Uhuru peak at sunrise.

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
  • All permits and fees
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 9 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 7 Dinners. (Allow USD40-50 for meals and drinks not included.)
  • Private minibus, trekking by foot.
  • Certified mountain guide, local representative, cook, porters.
  • Small group experience; Max 12, avg 10
  • Simple hotel (2 nts), full-service alpine camping (7 nts).
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Day 1Moshi

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Moshi/Mti Mkubwa Camp(1B, 1L, 1D)

Begin the Lemosho trail of Mt Kilimanjaro ending for the day at the Mti Mkubwa Campsite.

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

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

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

Travel across the Shira plateau, with time for short acclimatization walks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Day 8Barafu Camp/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 9Mweka Camp/Moshi(1B, 1L)

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

Day 10Moshi(1B)

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