Kilimanjaro Climb (7 Days) Lemosho Route

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7 Days/ 6 Nights
Availability : All Year Around
Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
Min Age : 12+

With a high success rate, incredible scenery and low traffic from trekkers, Lemosho route which approaches Kilimanjaro from the western side offers the best trek to the roof of Africa. You can use up to eight days to climb which is highly recommended for the best acclimatization experience but others will use six days for which you need to be experienced with mountains.

You will arrive at the Londorossi gate which is the starting point and trek towards the lush forest until you arrive at the first camp which is Mti Mkubwa. During your trek, you will be able to witness different wild animals like Buffalo and colobus monkey which are very common to spot before arriving Shira Plateau where you will join to Machame route.

At Shizi Safaris we highly recommend this route and it is the route that most of the climber will wish to attempt since it is with beautiful scenery and offer the high success rate due to the number of days you will take to the highest point in Africa.


Tour Highlights:


❖ Tour starts: Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

❖ Tour Ends: Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

❖ 7 Days guided up to Mt. Kilimanjaro via Lemosho route with Guides, Cooks and Porters.

❖ Transport includes between destination and to/from included activities.

❖ 2 Nights Accommodation before and after Kilimanjaro climb in Moshi

❖ 3 meals per day during mountain climbing.

❖ Perfect for small groups, couples and family

❖ Physical rating – Challenging

❖ Age requirement – 12+

❖ Service Level – Standard

❖ Travel Style – Active



Tour Itinerary

Arrival Day

Once arrived at Kilimanjaro International airport (JRO), our driver-guide will pick you up from the airport arrival gate and then drive you to the Hotel in Moshi town. Once in the Hotel, our Kilimanjaro mountain guide will meet and pre-briefing you about your upcoming trek adventure as well as check if you have all the necessary mountain gears, unless you do not have some of the equipment then you can rent before starting the trek.



Day 1

Moshi to Londorossi Gate to Big Tree Camp


After breakfast in your hotel around 10 a.m, the driver will be there to pick you up together with the rest of the crew and drive to Lendorosi gate which is the gate for registration, here you will undergo some government registration procedure then you will have time to take your lunch box before starting your trekking adventure. On the way from Lendorosi gate to Lemosho gate where is the starting point of your hiking, you will be able to spot different animals especially colobus monkey then you will start your trail through the lush forest until arriving at Big tree Camp camp where you will rest and get ready for your dinner.

Londorossi Gate to Big tree camp
Elevation: 2385m to 2780m
Distance covered: 7 km
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest


Day 2

Big Tree Camp to Shira Camp 2


We will walk for about 8 km through the rain forest then to the savannah and rocky scenery while cross different water stream before walk down to Shira camp 1 where you will arrive and get ready for the lunch, at Shira ridge you will have the best view of Kibo while enjoying the environment and keep socializing with your crew and later you will proceed with your hiking to Shira Camp 2 where you will spend your overnight.

Mti Mkubwa to Shira Camp 2

Elevation: 2780m to 3900m
Distance covered: 7 km
Hiking Time 4-5 hours
Habitat: Heath


Day 3

Shira 2 Camp to Barranco Camp


Today will trek through the moorland vegetation before trekking the zone of giant heather and reach Shira Plateau which is one of the longest plateau on earth, after a short trek to the Lava Tower (4640m) where you will have your lunch then later you will trek down and arrive at Barranco Camp (3960m) for the overnight while witnessing the best plain views.

Shira 2 Camp to Barranco Camp

Elevation: 3900m to 3960m
Distance covered: 10 km
Hiking Time: 7 hours
Habitat: Heath


Day 4

Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp


After finish with your breakfast today we will have another adventure through the Barranco breach wall which is not that hard as you may think but long and tiring then later we will trek down to the Karanga valley (3963m) where we will rest and socialize and then later have dinner before getting back to your tent for the overnight.

Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Elevation: 3960m to 3963m
Distance: 5.5 km
Hiking Time: 5 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert


Day 5

Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp


After finish with your breakfast, you will start following a path, which follows a gully. This path will take you up the ridge to the west until you reach the Barafu camp (4664m), this will be another relatively short but difficult 3 km walk path marked by cairns and you need to take it slowly. Once arrived at the Barafu camp which can be extremely cold then you will have your early dinner and then go for a pre-summit sleep in the night which you can start around 11 to 12 am.

Karanga Camp to Barafu

Elevation: 3963m to 4640m
Distance: 3 km
Hiking Time: 3 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert


Day 6

Barafu Camp to UHURU PEAK then down to Millenium Camp


Most people find it difficult to sleep at Barafu Camp, so as you have to start out for the summit very early around 1 am to get to it just before sunrise, it is a good idea to stay awake the evening before but only if you can, otherwise you can always take pre-summit sleep. The mist and cloud close in and obscures the views by 8 am and sometimes earlier. The route over the snow to the summit it sometimes likes a technicolour dream if it has not snowed recently. do not attempt to get to the top quickly since ”slowly, slowly” which means “pole pole” in Swahili is our slogan for summit Kilimanjaro. Expert to take five to six hours from Barafu to Uhuru peak d Today is our summit day, The highest point on Africa, once at Uhuru peak where you will be amazed by the breathtaking views and incredible sunrise if the weather permits then later you will descend down after having a short time at the peak and reach Mweka camp where we will get our lunch and then rest.

Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak then Uhuru Peak to Millenium Camp

Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak
Elevation: 15,331 ft to 19,341 ft
Distance: 5 km/3 miles
Hiking Time: 7-8 hours
Habitat: Arctic

Uhuru Peak to Millenium Camp
Elevation: 19,341 ft to 10,065 ft
Distance: 12 km/7 miles
Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest


Day 7

Millennium Camp to Mweka Gate and then to Moshi


After breakfast in the morning then we will descend down to Mweka gate and once arrived you will be presented with the certificates and say goodbye to your porters and guides then your driver will be there to drive you back to the hotel in Moshi or to the airport ready for your flight back home.

Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

Elevation: 10,065 ft to 5,380 ft
Distance: 10 km/6 miles
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest



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Tour Includes:

✔ Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

✔ Accommodation in Moshi, before and after trekking Kilimanjaro

✔ Kilimanjaro park fees, Rescue fees, camping/hut fees

✔ Government Tax, 18% VAT on Tours Fees

✔ Hot water for washing

✔ Local and Friendly Certified English-speaking mountain guides

✔ Porters to carry luggage from one camp to another with a maximum weight of 20kg

✔ 3 hot meals per day during a trekking

✔ Transport to/from the hotel to the Gate

✔ Double layered Sleeping Mats

✔ 4 Season Mountain Tents

✔ Emergency First Aid Kit

✔ Treated & filtered drinking water during your trek except on the first day which we provide mineral water

✔ Guide, assistant guides, cook and porters Fair wages as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA) and Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)



Tour Excludes:

✘ Travel Insurance

✘ A portable flush toilet can be hired at an extra cost $70 for the whole trek

✘ Meals outside the regular tour itinerary (Lunch and dinner at your Hotel in Moshi)

✘ International visa for Tanzania

✘ International Airfares and Airport taxes

✘ Tips for guides and porters and cook

Tipping guide per group per day, not per climber. 

Guides: US$20 per day

Cook: US$15 per day

Porter: US$10 per day




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