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8 Days Lemosho route Mt.Kilimanjaro trekking



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Naick Abswai

Kilisa Tours & Safaris

We are local owned company specialize for Mount kilimanjaro trekking and Safaris in East Africa

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8 Days Lemosho route Mt.Kilimanjaro trekking

The Lemosho route is one of our preferred routes due to its low traffic, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate. The Lemosho route starts off from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the lush rainforest to Shira Plateau 8 days is preferable for better acclimatization and summit success. The Lemosho route joins the Machame route just after Shira 2 Camp and then follows the same route through the southern circuit and descending at Mweka Gate.


Londorossi Gate– Forest Camp

Distance: 6 km Hiking Time:3-4 hours Habitat: Rain Forest After eating breakfast at your hotel, your guide will brief you on the day. You wil drive from Moshi town to Londorossi Park Gate (2100m). In the village near Londorossi where you will complete entry formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho trailhead (another hour to reach the trailhead). Upon arrival at trailhead, we eat lunch, then commence through undisturbed forest which winds to the first camp site. Read more

Forest Campsite

Forest camp (2750m) to shira

Hiking time: 5.5 hours Habitat: Moorland Distance: 8 km We continue on the trail leading out of the forest and into a savannah of tall grasses, heather, and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 camp. The view of Kibo from across the plateau is amazing. Read more

Shira camp

Shira 1(3540m) to shira 2(38

Hiking time: 5-7 hours Distance: Approximately 15 kilometers Habitat: moorland This spectacular camp we will be going to today is located beneath the Northern Ice Fields of Kilimanjaro. It is a gentle walk east toward Kibo’s glaciered peak, across the plateau which leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream. Then we continue to Moir Hut, a little used site on the base of Lent Hills. A variety of walks are available on Lent Hills making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Shira is one of the highest plateaus on earth Read more


Moir hut-Lava Tower-Baranco

Hiking time: 7 hours Distance: Approximately 7 kilometers Habitat: Semi Desert From Moir hut, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth.” Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000ft. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 13,000ft. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day. Read more

Barranco campsite

Barannco camp(3950m) to Kara

Hiking time: 4-5 hours Distance: Approximately 5 kilometers Habitat: Alpine desert This is a short hiking day meant for acclimatization. After an early morning breakfast, it is now time to conquer the Great Barranco Wall! Although it may look intimating at first glance, hikers state that this Class 2 hike is usually much easier than they anticipated. At the top of the Wall, you will have a view of Heim Glacier and will be above the clouds. The trail then winds up and down in the Karanga Valley. You will spend the night at Karanga Camp (3950m) and enjoy dinner and washing at the site. Read more


Karanga Camp(4235m) to Baraf

Hiking time: 3-4 hours Distance: Approximately 4 kilometers Habitat: Alpine desert After breakfast, you will begin your ascent. The trail intersects with the Mweka Route, which is the trail used to descend on the final two days. As you continue hiking for an hour, you will reach Barafu Hut. This is the last water stop for the porters because there is no accessible water at Barafu Camp (4550m). The word “barafu” in Swahili means “ice” and this camp is located on a rocky, exposed ridge. Tents will be exposed to wind and rocks so it is important for hikers to familiarize themselves with the campsite before dark. An early dinner will be served so hikers can rest before attempting the summit the same night. Your guide will brief you in detail on how to prepare for summit night. Get to sleep by 19:00! Read more


Barafu camp(4600m) -Uhuru pe

Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak, 7-8 hours to descend to Mweka Distance: Approximately 7 kilometers ascent and 23 kilometers descent Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit Your guide will wake you around 23:30 for tea and biscuits. You will then begin your summit attempt. The route heads northwest and you will ascend over stone scree. During the ascent, many hikers feel that this is the most mentally and physically challenging part of the climb. In about 6 hours, you will reach Stella Point (5685m), located on the crater rim. After enjoying the magnificent sunrise, you will continue ascending for about 2 hours on a snow-covered trail to Uhuru Peak (5895m). Reaching the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro is a lifetime accomplishment! You will be able to spend a short time on the summit taking photographs and drinking tea before the descent to Barafu begins. The hike down to Barafu Camp takes about 3 hours. At camp, you will rest and enjoy a hot lunch in the sun. After eating, you will continue descending down to Mweka Hut (3100m). The Mweka Trail will lead you through the scree and rocks to the moorland and eventually into the rain forest. Mweka Camp (3100m) is located in the upper rain forest, so fog and rain should be expected. You will have a dinner, wash, and rest soundly at camp. Read more


Mweka camp (3100m)-Mweka gate (1980m)

Hiking time: 3 hours Distance: Approximately 15 kilometers Habitat: Forest Following a well-deserved breakfast, your staff will have a big celebration full of dancing and singing. It is here on the mountain that you will present your tips to the guide, assistant guides, chef(s), and porters. After celebrating, you will descend for three hours back to Mweka Gate. The National Park requires all hikers to sign their names to receive certificates of completion. Hikers who reached Stella Point (5685m) receive green certificates and hikers who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. After receiving certificates, hikers will descend into the Mweka village for 1 hour (3 kilometers). You will be served a hot lunch then you will drive back to Moshi for long overdue showers and more celebrations. Read more


Day in trip
Day 1
Location Forest Camp
Hotel Camp
Day 2
Location Shira 1 Camp
Hotel Camp
Day 3
Location Moir Hut
Hotel Hut
Day 4
Location Barranco Camp
Hotel Camp
Day 5
Location Karanga Camp
Hotel Camp
Day 6
Location Barafu Hut
Hotel Hut
Day 7
Location Mweka Camp
Hotel Camp
Day 8
Location Keys Hotel
Hotel Hotel


Package includes

  • Portable Toilet tent
  • 2 Night of accommodation, a day before trek and a day after trek
  • Transportation to and from your selected route
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Quality, Waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tent
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
  • All Tanzanian National Park Fees
  • Government Climbing Taxes
  • Climbing permits
  • All hot Meals prepared by our cook while on Mountain
  • Guides, Porters Cook Salaries
  • Fair and ethical treatment of Porters
  • Enough porters to carry your luggage
  • Safety Equipment:
  • o Emergency Oxygen
  • o Pulse Oximeter
  • Hot drinks at every meal
  • Emergency rescue fees
  • Personal Summit Certificate signed by the National Park and your Guide

Package excludes

  • Personal items and toiletries
  • Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain
  • Tipping on Kilimanjaro from the trekking group (not per climber):
  • Guides: $15/day/guide
  • Cook: $10/day
  • Porter: $8/day/porter
  • N/B: Our Guides, cooks and Porters are always satisfied with your thanks giving (tip) you have and not beyond your ability.


4 Reviews

Julie, United States

Much thanks to Kilisa Tours & Safaris team for being helpful to us every thing was perfect, pick up and drop off from Moshi, We most have fantastic time in Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater and I can recommend them

Davis, United States

Me and my two Colleagues have recently returned from Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing via Lemosho route 8 Days arranged by KILISA TOURS & SAFARIS. It was really hard but manageable what required is to be papered and well equipped that you can make it to the top. The food was superb prepared by our cook Peter in every camp site, Our Guides and Porter they are really supportive and like a family through the 8 Days and do a great job to make sure we reach to the summit and make us feel like we exceed our expectation All in all it was a memorable experience and I highly recommend KILISA TOURS & SAFARIS. Thanks Read more

Pat Pollard, United States

The Kilisa team was excellent and very happy to us, Jackson who was a chief guide and his assistant Andrew reminded us to drink water every time also our cooker prepared fresh and delicious meals every day and the porter who used to carry our luggage they were very happy too. Generally this team is very professional and I can recommend Kilisa Tours & Safaris for anyone who plan for Kilimanjaro Trekking Read more



Endrew Mshuza

Mountain Guide

Hillary Chrispine

Safari Guide.


Mountain Guide

Ridhiwani Mohamedi

Assistant Director

We are local owned company specialize for Mount kilimanjaro trekking and Safaris in East Africa

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