Lemosho Route

8 Days

7 Nights 

Route Overview

The 8 day Lemosho variation is the ideal schedule for this route. On the 8 day Lemosho route, the trek from Barranco to Barafu is broken up into two days, allowing for a short day just prior to the summit attempt. This is important because summit day begins very early, around midnight, so climbers are sleep deprived going into the toughest day on the mountain. By having a short day beforehand, climbers can be better rested

    1. Elevation: 7,800ft to 9,500ft
    2. Hiking time: 3-4 hours
    3. Distance: 6 Kilometer
    4. Habitat: Rain Forest
    1. Elevation:9,500ft to 11,500ft
    2. Hiking time: 5-6 hours
    3. Distance: 8 Kilometer
    4. Habitat: Moorland
    1. Elevation: 11,500ft to 13,800 ft
    2. Hiking time: 5-7 hours
    3. Distance:14 km
    4. Habitat: Moorland
    1. Elevation: 13,800ft to 13,000ft
    2. Hiking time: 4-6 hours
    3. Distance: 7 Km
    4. Habitat: Semi Desert
    1. Elevation: 13,000ft to 13,100ft
    2. Hiking time: 4-5 hours
    3. Distance: 5 km
    4. Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • After breakfast, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.

    1. Elevation: 13,100ft to 15,300ft
    2. Hiking time: 4 -5 hours
    3. Distance: 4 km
    4. Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

  • After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). From the gate, you continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to hotel in Moshi/Arusha

  • Full briefing before you trip
    Park fees
    Camping fees
    Camping equipment
    Rescue fees
    Food (3 meals per day)
    Salaries (guide, cooks, porters)
    Transport to and from the mountain for yourselves and the crew
    Lunch box for the first day
    Crew park fees
    Administration fee
    Certificates of achievement
    Sleeping tent, mess tent ,camping chairs and table
    Airport transfer 2 ways Complimentary

  • International flights
    Visas
    Travel insurance
    Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic beverages
    Additional personal equipment
    Gratuities
    Additional activities for after the climb e.g. safaris, waterfall visit, massage etc