Mount Kilimanjaro – Lemosho Route

Mount Kilimanjaro – Lemosho Route




Mount Kilimanjaro – Lemosho Route



The Lemosho Route is one of the most beautiful trail to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa Continent and also one of the World Seven Summit. In the beginning, all climbers to Mount Kilimanjaro were using the 2 main trail   – the Marangu (Coca Cola) route and the Machame (Whiskey) route.



Lemosho Route



Mount Kilimanjaro becomes a tourist attraction and climbing location for many people around the world especially with their Safari attached to all Trekking Packages. So to avoid the environmental impact due to large groups of climbers, Kilimanjaro park authority created more trails to African’s highest peak to distribute climbers to more areas of the park. The routes were thoughtfully designed to improve acclimatisation for the climbers by incorporating longer distances, longer times on the mountain and shorter elevation gains and Lemosho Route is a good example as the success rate for reaching the summit on this route is high. 


Lemosho offers beautiful landscape and a joyful journey. We offer a 7Days (6 nights) on the mountain for a better altitude acclimatisation and maximum chances of reaching the summit. Some operators organised the Lemosho Route  as little as six days (five nights) on the mountain. But its dangerous and climbers can go into Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). To avoid AMS, we recommend a package for 7Days (6 Nights) and we also offer a more relaxed itinerary with extra dayson the mountain  called “Self Development Program” suitable for Executive and Managers. 




Beautiful Morning Sunrise



Kilimanjaro Package – Lemosho Route : 9 Days 8 Nights (7 Days on Trek)







Day 1 :   Direct arrival at Mountain Inn. Overnight at Mountain Inn, Moshi (Dinner)


Day 2:    Start climb at Lemosho Glades (2100m) through the forest zone.  Overnight at Mti Mkubwa Camp (2780m)     (B / L / D)


Day 3 :   Continue through the forest, stteply climbing into the heather & moorland zone, crossing the Shira Ridge & descending

                into the Shira  Plateau. Overnight at Shira Two Camp (3500m)     (B / L / D)


Day 4 :   A slow paced hike across the Shira Plateau. Overnight at Shira Two Camp (3900m)      (B / L / D)


Day 5 :   Continue trekking east past the junction for Oehler ridge & then south- east towards Lava Tower.  Overnight at Baranco

                Camp (3960m)   ( B / L / D )


Day 6 :   Enter alpine desert zone & climb up the sleep Barranco Wall. Overnight  at Barafu Camp (4650m).


Day 7 :   Around mid-night, to summit to Stella Point (5740m) & to Uhuru Peak  (5895m) . Descend via Barafu Campsite & then  

                into the heather  moorland. overnight at Mweka Camp (3080m) (B / L / D)


Day 8 :  Descent through forest zone of the mountain to Mweka Gate (1680). Transfer to Moshi. Overnight at Mountain Inn,

               Moshi (B / D)


Day 9 :  Check-out Free & easy (Breakfast)




Mount Kilimanjaro summit in winter season





  • 2 nights’ accommodation at Mountain Inn on half board basis (sharing)
  • Kilimanjaro National Park (KINAPA) conservation fees (entry fees)
  • Kilimanjaro National Park compulsory rescue fees
  • Kilimanjaro National Park camping fees
  • KINAPA trained & certified English speaking guide/s
  • KINAPA trained & certified porters
  • KINAPA trained & certified cook / chef, utensils, cutlery, crockery etc
  • All meals on the mountain on full board basis
  • Camping chairs, tables, dining tent
  • Four or three season light dome tent per two passenger sharing
  • 1 transfer from Moshi to Nalemuru Park Gate per group
  • 1 transfer from Nalemuru Park Gate to Moshi per group
  • Safe & luggage storage at Mountain Inn while on trek
  • Boiled drinking water on trek (from first camp onwards)
  • Basic first aid kit per group





  • Tips / gratuities.
  • Flight (will advise in due course – go by group).
  • Transfer to / from airport.
  • Additional transfers from park gates to Moshi.
  • Extra night’s accommodation at Mountain Inn.
  • Personal mountain equipment such as sleeping bag, walking poles etc.
  • Specialized equipment such as Oxygen cylinders, portable toilets etc.
  • Helicopter Rescue (Available at GEC).
  • Flying Doctors Emergency Evacuation membership.
  • Beverages such as soft drinks, alcohol etc. and water on first day of trek.
  • Items of personal nature.
  • Additional day for acclimatisation.



Mount Kili covered by snow along trail