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The Lemosho route is one of the best routes for acclimatisation. The route is less used and a beautiful way up to the Shira Plateau.

The additional 7th day will give your body more time to acclimatise, reducing the effects of altitude sickness and giving you more time to rest before attempting the summit.

This route approaches the mountain from the west and is known for passing through several different ecological zones. It’s widely considered as one of the more beautiful routes to the summit.

$1800 per person

Pay only a 10% non-refundable deposit.
Group of 5 or more, contact us for a group discount.

- Altitude Sickness & First Aid Kit
- Kilimanjaro National Park Entry Fees
- Camping Fees
- KINAPA Rescue Fees
- Crew (Guides, Cook and Porters)
- Food and Drinking Water
- Camping Equipment (Tents, Sleeping Mats, etc)
- Transport Park Entry Gate (to/from the Airport or Hotel in Moshi)
- VAT and other taxes






Pre-trek Briefing

You should be planning to arrive at least one day before the start of the trek. On this day we will do a pre-trek briefing, review your equipment and rent any equipment needed.


Londorossi Park Gate 2,360 m to Mti Mkubwa Camp 2,785m

After breakfast, we drive to the Londorossi Park Gate (about a 3-hour drive). From here a forest track requiring a 4WD vehicle leads to the Lemosho Glades. We’ll walk (2-3 hours) along forest trails to the Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite.


Mkubwa Camp 2,785m to Shira Camp 2 3,847m

We continue as the trail gradually steepens and enters the giant heather moorland zone. After several streams are crossed we continue over the Shira Ridge past Shira Camp 1 and on to Shira Camp 2. (6-7 hours)


Shira Camp 2 3,847m to Barranco Camp 3,900m (via Lava Tower 4,600m)

Our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower. After, we go down to the Barranco Camp. Although you end the day around the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatisation (4-6 hours).


Barranco Camp 3,900m to Karanga Camp 3,995m (via Barranco Wall 4,200m)

We begin our climb up the Barranco wall. If the day is clear there are spectacular views of Kibo to your left and Mount Meru to your right. The time needed for this climb is roughly 3-4 hours.


Karanga Camp 3,995m to Barafu Camp 4,673m

In this morning we will climb steadily to Barafu camp which is located on the ridge below the summit cone. The walk will take around 3-4 hours allowing us to arrive at the camp in time, to rest before the summit attempt.


Barafu Camp 4,673m to Uhuru Peak 5,895m (and down to Mweka Camp 3,100m)

Around midnight we will begin the final ascent to the summit, Uhuru Peak (6 to 8 hours). After the summit, we will descend back to base camp (Barafu, 2 hours) for a short rest followed by lunch and the descent to Mweka camp (4 hours).


Mweka Camp 3,100m to Mweka Gate 1,800m

Descending to the gate through the forest will be 2 to 3 hours Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate. Here you’ll get your certificate and we will wait for transport back to your hotel.


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