8 Days
Tour Type
Group Size
30 People
Tour Guide
05 People

8 Days Lemosho Route

Tour Highlights

  • The 8-day Lemosho route is an excellent choice for climbers seeking an immersive and successful journey up Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • The longer duration of the 8-day Lemosho route allows for an extended stay at the Shira Plateau.
  • This expansive high-altitude plateau offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and provides an opportunity to rest and acclimatize in a picturesque setting.
  • Embarking on the 8-day Lemosho route offers a comprehensive and unforgettable experience on Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • From the peacefulness of the trail to the ever-changing landscapes and the increased summit success rate, this extended itinerary allows you to fully immerse yourself in the majesty of Africa's highest peak.
Destination Tanzania
Route Lemosho
Arrival Moshi
Departure Moshi
  • Airport transfers- (Return)
  • Hotel (Budget)- can be upgraded by paying extra
  • All park entry fees
  • All hut fees
  • All the camping equipment except personal gear, available for rent or bring from home
  • Rescue fees
  • Emergency Oxygen cylinder
  • Ox-miter machine
  • Transport to/from the mountain gates
  • Guide, chef and porters salaries
  • Guides, chef and porters
  • Meals( 3 times per day)
  • Cook and kitchen utensils
  • English speaking guide (certified as a Wilderness First Responder & Emergency Medicine Adult and CHild CPR)
  • Tips (Gratuity) to guide and porters
  • Elevation: 7,742 ft to 9,498 ft
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Hiking Time: 3 hours
  • Habitat: Montane Forest

After early breakfast and briefing from your guide, drive about 2 hours all the way from your Lodge to Londorossi Park Gate. After registering at the gate, you will enter a forest track requiring a 4WD vehicle leads to Lemosho Gate. Your crew will have everything set up for you, while you are relaxed and enjoying the outdoors.

  • Elevation: 9,498 ft to 11,500 ft
  • Distance: 9 km
  • Hiking Time: 6-7 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland

After an early breakfast you will climb to the top of the forest and then to the gentler gradient through the moorland zone across the Shira ridge. Have your lunch and some rests then continue your hike to gently drop down to Shira 1 situated by the stream on the Shira Plateau. The climbing crew will provide you with a tasty meal and you will then have plenty of time to sit back and relax.

  • Elevation: 11,500 ft to 12,615 ftt
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-5 hours
  • Habitat: Semi Desert

Today’s hike will take you across the Shira plateau leading to Shira 2 Camp on moorland meadows by a stream. About midday you will arrive at your camp, and later you will go for a walk as it is advised for an excellent acclimatization while on the mountain. Later on, you should return to the camp for dinner and overnight stay.

  • Elevation: 12,615 ft to 12,990 ft
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland

After your breakfast, start hiking on the gravel roads with almost no vegetation to the Lava tower camp. There Lemosho route and Machame route unite. After a lunchbreak at Lava tower camp, you go on to Barranco camp where you will spend the night. Enjoy the remarkable sunset whilst waiting for your dinner.

  • Elevation: 12,990 ft to 13,250 ft
  • Distance: 5 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

After breakfast, the day starts with the infamous Barranco wall. The Barranco wall is a 257m high steep wall that needs to be conquered with a bit of courage and hopefully a head for heights. Then it’s always uphil downhill to karanga camp. Depending on whether you have planned an additional acclimatization day, you will spend the night here or you will continue to Barafu camp. The Barafu camp is also called the Base camp.

  • Elevation: 13,250ft to 15,350ft
  • Distance: 4 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

Today’s hike might be difficult as we head to Barafu ridge Camp because of the altitude. Keep low paces as you will be walk across an alpine desert with strong, cold winds blowing down from Kibo peak and its glaciers. Rest, enjoy dinner and overnight at Barafu ridge camp. From this point both Kibo and Mawenzi peak can be seen clearly.

  • Elevation: 15,350ft to 19,340ft to 10,150ft
  • Distance: 20 km
  • Hiking Time: 12 hours
  • Habitat: Arctic

At around midnight our crew will wake you up to some light tea and biscuits and will make a move into the night. In the light of the headlamps, you climb the steep slope on serpentine up to Stella point. From there it’s about 45 minutes to the long-awaited Uhuru peak. Start descending to Barafu camp for brunch and some rest then walk down to Mweka camp for dinner and overnight stay.

  • Elevation: 10,150ft to 5500ft
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Rainforest

After an early and well-prepared breakfast, descend back to the park gate, where those climbers who reached stella point will be issued with green certificate and those who made to the top Uhuru peak will be issued with gold certificate. Then after board the already waiting vehicle and drive back to you lodge an overnight.

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