Tour overview

8 Days Mt Kilimanjaro Climb 2024/2025 on Lemosho Route visiting Moshi.
1st Camp. Shira. Moir Hut. Barranco. Karanga. Barafu. Mweka. Moshi 7 nights

8-day Mount Kilimanjaro climbing Lemosho route 2024/2025

Lemosho Route 8 days Itinerary, Prices & Dates

8-day Lemosho route to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro Climb

Lemosho Route

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 Kilimanjaro 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.

Ultimate Kilimanjaro® specializes in guiding on the Lemosho route. Most of our clients climb Kilimanjaro using this route and they consistently report that they loved it. Thus, Lemosho is highly recommended.

Lemosho Route 8 Days Itinerary, Prices & Dates

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with our 8-Day Lemosho Route Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Tours

8-day private camping trekking tour + 2 nights’ hotel stay

The Lemosho route is traditionally one of the quieter and lesser-known routes on the mountain. It’s also the newest and probably the most diverse in terms of the ecological systems and landscapes it passes through. The first two days of this route take you through lush rainforest before you emerge into heath and moorland then join the Machame Route on the third day. This narrow trail, which begins on the Western side of Kilimanjaro, has some very steep and undulating sections. Hikers overnight in tents.

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Mount Kilimanjaro Luxury Climbing 8 Days Lemosho Route

8-day Lemosho route to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro Climb

This 8-day luxury guided trek to the summit of Kilimanjaro follows the Lemosho Route, widely considered the best hiking trail on the mountain.

8-day Lemosho route to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

8-day ascent of the highest mountain in Africa. Climb Mount Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho route, while enjoying phenomenal views of the rainforests and Serengeti that surrounds its slopes. Watch the sun rise from the summit before descending the mighty peak.

Eight Day Itinerary – Lemosho Route 2024

Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route 2024

Lemosho Route on Mount Kilimanjaro

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro via The Lemosho Route

As a newer route, it is more remote and arguably more beautiful, but a bit longer and slightly more expensive. It starts on the Western side of the mountain at the Londorossi Gate which is a further drive from town and was introduced as an alternative to the Shira route.

After beautiful forests and moorlands, it crosses the Shira Plateau on day 3 to connect with the Machame Route at Lava Tower and down towards Barranco Valley via the Southern Circuit. You may be lucky enough to see buffalo, elephant and other game. Because this route can be done over a longer period of time for acclimatization, it has a higher success rate of summit.

Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route


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Mount Kilimanjaro Climb Lemosho Route 2024/2025

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Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route

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Lemosho Route: The Lemosho Route is our favourite Kilimanjaro climbing route. Why wouldn’t the Lemosho be our favourite route? It is most definitely the most scenic and diverse one, it has one of the newer and thus fresher trails and it is perfect for acclimatization. Acclimatization is the word you see over and over again when researching the climbing routes on Mount Kilimanjaro. When you have found the Lemosho Route, there’s no need to worry too much about acclimatization anymore.

The Lemosho route avoids the crowds on the early part of the Machame route and over 8 days, you have a fantastic journey and a great chance of summiting successfully.

The climb begins at Londorossi Gate, at an altitude of 2360 metres, with an approach far to the west of the mountain. It passes through majestic rainforest where some of the region’s most unique wildlife can often be seen. The route continues up to the mountain’s third summit at Shira Ridge.

We offer an 8-day Kilimanjaro climb using the Lemosho route. Both offer good acclimatization and wonderful views en-route. This route has a beautiful approach through the forest on the first day through the Lemosho Glades from the west before joining the Machame trail at the Shira Plateau and contouring around the dramatic southern flank of the mountain via Barranco Camp, Karanga Camp and then on to Barafu camp for the summit push. The descent is via Millennium Camp and through Mweka Gate.


  • 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: Moshi City- Mti Mkubwa Campsite

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: Mti Mkubwa- Shira One Camp

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: Shira one - Shira two Camp- Moir Hut

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: Moir Hut- Barranco Camp

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: Barranco Camp- Karanga Camp

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: Karanga Camp- Barafu Camp

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: Barafu Camp- Stellar Point- Uhuru Peak- Mweka Camp

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: Mweka Camp- Kilimanjaro Airport

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