Lemosho Route

9 Days

8 Nights 

Route Overview:

The Lemosho route approaches Kilimanjaro from the west. Rather than simply intersecting Shira Plateau (like Machame), Lemosho crosses it from Shira Ridge to Shira 2 Camp, in a pleasant hike. 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. There are several options to complete the trek over (7, 8, or 9 days) based on your experience.

  1. High success rate. Good for acclimatization
  2. Remote and spectacular, dramatic gorges and views of west Kilimanjaro
  3. Converges with Machame on day 4 at Baranco
  4. Shira offers higher start point compared to Lemosho and poorer acclimatisation
  5. Fully catered camping only
  • On arrival you are personally met by one of our representatives and transferred to Moshi to a well appointed hotel. In the afternoon there is a full briefing with the climbs Manager and your guide.

  • From our hotel we set out in vehicles to the starting point of our Kilimanjaro climb, the Lemosho trail. Here you meet the rest of your crew and set of at a leisurely pace into afromontane forest. Lunch is taken on trail and camp is reached mid afternoon. Overnight Forest Camp (breakfast- lunch – dinner)

  • Overnight Shira 1 Camp (breakfast- lunch – dinner)

  • Overnight Shira 2 Camp (breakfast- lunch – dinner)

  • Overnight Lava Tower Camp (breakfast- lunch – dinner)

  • Overnight Karanga Camp (breakfast- lunch – dinner)

  • Overnight Barafu Camp (breakfast- lunch – dinner)

  • Overnight Crater Camp (breakfast- lunch – dinner)

  • Overnight Mweka Camp (breakfast- lunch – dinner)

  • After breakfast you descend once again through montane forest and around mid day after saying farewell to your crew, you are picked up and transfer back to your hotel for a well deserved shower! 

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