All our tours depart from the town of Moshi
The Lemosho route is one of the newer routes on Mount Kilimanjaro. The route begins in the west and rather than simply intersecting Shira Plateau (like Machame), Lemosho crosses it from Shira Ridge to Shira Camp. Climbers encounter low traffic until the route joins the Machame route. Afterwards, Lemosho follows the same route through Lava Tower, Barranco and Barafu, known as the southern circuit. The trail begins north of Shira, also on the western side of the mountain. But unlike the Shira Route, where for the first day you walk on a wide 4 WD road, Lemosho is a narrow wilderness trail right from the beginning, passing through pristine and remote rainforest with good chances of seeing wildlife.
Day 1: Moshi – Londross Gate
We will pick you up from your hotel in Moshi at 0800 and drive to the Londross Gate to obtain permits and clearance. Today you will trek to Forest Camp where you will have dinner and overnight (3-4 hours of trekking). (2,650 M).
Day 2: Forest Camp – Shira 1 Camp
Trek from Forest Camp to Shira 1 Camp, 4-5 hours of trekking, where you will have dinner and overnight. 3,610 M).
Day 3: Shira 1 Camp – Shira 2 Camp
Today you have a 3-4 hour trek from Shira 1 to Shira 2 Camp where you will have dinner and overnight. (3,840 M).
Day 4: Shira 2 Camp – Barranco Camp
From Shira 2 Camp, trek about 6 hours to Barranco Camp (3,950 M) for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Barranco Camp – Karanga Valley
Trek from Baranco Camp starting at about 8:30 AM to Karanga Valley,( 4,100 M, about 13,450 Ft.). You will arrive about 11:30 AM.
Day 6: Karanga Valley – Barafu Camp
Today you will trek from Karanga Valley to Barafu Camp. You will have dinner and overnight at Barafu (4,550 M).
Day 7: Uhuru Peak Summit
You will rise shortly after midnight to begin your final ascent to the top of Kilimanjaro. You should reach the summit by sunrise after about 4 hours and then descend to Mweka Camp 3,100 M (4 hours) for dinner and overnight.
Day 8: Mweka Gate – Moshi
Today it will be about 3-4 hours to reach the Mweka Gate where you can pick up your Summit Certificate before returning to Moshi.
- Return transport between Moshi & Mount Kilimanjaro
- Use of our professional Mountain Guides/Porters
- Accommodation in Mountain Huts/Tents where applicable
- Three meals a day while on the mountain
- All park entrance fees and taxes
- All your climbing gears
- Personal insurance
- Personal spending money
- Tips for guides, porters and cooks