Tour overview

8 day mount kilimanjaro climbing lemosho route

Eight Day Itinerary – Lemosho Route  2021

8 Day Mt Kilimanjaro Trek on Lemoso Route visiting Moshi . 1st Camp . Shira . Moir Hut . Barranco . Karanga . Barafu . Mweka . Moshi 8 days/7 nights


  • Mentioned transfers in Moshi.
  • Full board during the Mount Kilimanjaro Trek ( includes breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Bottled water during the Trek.
  • Services of porters during the trek.
  • Services of guides during the trek.
  • Accommodation in Camps during the trek.
  • Mount Kilimanjaro Park fees.
  • Mount Kilimanjaro Mountaineering fees.
  • The transfers Moshi/ Kilimanjaro Gate/ Moshi
  • Services of a cook during the Mount Kilimanjaro Trek.
  • Services of a cook during the Mount Kilimanjaro Trek.

Not Included

  • Tanzania visas.
  • Mount Kilimanjaro trekking equipment.
  • Tips to our staff.
  • Items not mentioned as included.

Day 1

You have the morning link up in Moshi City, Tanzania with our Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking team. You are biefed about the forthcoming adventure and they check if your trekking gear is in order. You are picked up and transferred to the Londorossi Gate ( 2100 metres) of Mount Kilimanjaro. You are registered by the Park authorities for the trek. You are driven further to the Lemoso trailhead and commence your Mount Kilimanjaro here. Take a 4 hour trek for 6 kilometres through the Rain Forest. Arrival at the Mti Mkubwa Campsite (2750 metres). Dinner and overnight at the Campsite. Full board

Day 2

Breakfast. Take the 8 kilomtres, 6 hours trek through the rain forest, the Savannah of tall grasses, heather and volcanic rocks draped in lichen beards. Trek on to Shira Ridge and drop gently to Shira 1 Camp (3,500 metres). Here you catch a glimpse of Kibo Peak across the Plateau. Overnight at Shira 1 Camp. Full board

Day 3

Breakfast. Take the 7 hour trek covering 11 kilometres, through Heath habitat. You explore the Shira Plateau; one of the highest Plateaus in the planet, for the most of today. It is a gentle walk East on moorland meadows towards Shira 2 Camp (3800 metres). We divert to Moir Hut Camp, a little used area on the base of Lent Hills. A variety of walks are available here offering a good acclimatization opportunity. Overnight at Moir Hut. Full board

Day 4

Breakfast. You begin the day climbing a ridge and head South East to the Lava Tower, a huge volcanic rock tower formation. The trek today totals 7 kilometre trek that takes 5 hours. Move on through Senecio Forest and onto the Barranco Camp (3950 metres), here you have dinner and overnight. Full board

Day 5

You begin today by descending the ravine into the base of the great Barranco Wall. You climb to the top of the Barranco Wall and cross a series of hills and valleys, until you descend sharply into the Karanga Valley. One more steeper climb leads you to the Karanga Camp ( 4040 metres). The trek today is for 5 kilometres and runs for 5 hours. This shorter treking day is meant for acclimatization. Overnight at Karanga Camp. Full board

Day 6

We depart Karanga through the junction that connects with the Mweka Trail. You continue through rocky section to Barafu Camp. The habitat here is Alpine Desert and you cover 4 kilometres during 5 hours. Here, you have completed the Southern circuit, which offers you the views of Kilimanjaro Summit from many different angles. 2 Peaks, Mawenzi and Kibo are viewable from here. Rest early in preparation for the Summit ascent tomorrow. Overnight at Barafu Camp (4,645 metres). Full board

Day 7

Take the mid-night trek to the Summit of Africa, Uhuru Peak ( 5895 metres). You cover a distance of 17 kilometres and trek for 14 hours. The habitat at this section is Alpine. The wind and cold here is challenging. You take short regular breaks as you trek. Around Stellar Point (5739 metres) you view sunrise coming from the direction of Mawenzi Peak (5149 metres). Finally you reach the Summit of Africa, Uhuru Peak and take some photos. Commence the descent via Barafu Camp for lunch. This trail is very rocky and hard on knees, trekking poles are helpful. Trek on to Mweka Camp ( 3,100 metres) on tropical rainforest habitat. Overnight at the Camp. Full board

Day 8

Breakfast. You trek for 4 hours today for 10 kilometres. You continue the trek to Mweka Gate( 1640 metres) and collect your trek certificates. Trek for another one hour to Mweka Village where your transfer vehicle you meet you for the transfer to Moshi Town or to the Airport. Breakfast and lunch