- 7 Days from$1900 p/p in USD
- DeparturesYear Round
Guided, Large Group, Small Group
Lemosho is considered the most beautiful route on Kilimanjaro with panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. It’s our favorite route because it offers a great balance of low traffic, scenic views and a high summit success rate. This route comes highly recommended and most of our clients choose it. The Lemosho route is one of the newer routes on Mount Kilimanjaro. Beginning in the west and rather than simply intersecting Shira Plateau (like Machame), Lemosho crosses it from Shira Ridge to Shira Camp. Climbers encounter low traffic until the route joins the Machame route. Afterwards, Lemosho follows the same route through Lava Tower, Barranco and Barafu, known as the southern circuit. The minimum number of days required for this route is six days, although eight days is ideal.
- Safari types:Camping Safari, Mountain Safari, Trekking Safari
- You will visit:Kilimanjaro National Park
- Activities:Trekking, Hiking
- Getting around:4x4 Safari Vehicle
- Start/end:Start/end in Moshi
Price Per Person – USD
From USD 1,900 per person
- Professional, English-speaking Wilderness First Responder & CPR certified guide
- Mountain crew (cook & porters)
- Pre & post accommodation (2 nights B&B)
- Airport & gate transfers
- Drinking water & all meals
- All national park &
hut fees, crew permits & VAT
- Fair & sustainable salary crew wages
- Complimentary oxygen cylinder
- Portable private toilet and porter
- Quality imported equipment
- Flights & visas
- Energy food & beverages, alcoholic and soft drinks
- Personal hire gear such as trekking poles, sleeping bags etc.
- Gamow bag
- Tips for porters and mountain crew
- Additional lodge nights if early descent from the mountain ($100 per room)
- Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
- Travel & medical insurance
Day by Day Overview
Departing from Moshi, a 45-minute drive will take you through welcoming mountainside villages to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate. We will patiently wait for our permits to be issued while watching the hustle and bustle of operations as many crews prepare for the journey ahead. Enjoy the beautiful rainforest scenery and windy trails while your guide tells you about the local flora and fauna and natural wildlife. At these lower elevations, the trail can be muddy and quite slippery. We highly recommend gaiters and trekking poles here.
Elevation: 2389m / 7838ft to 2785m / 9137ft
Altitude gained: 396m
After a good night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast, we emerge from the rain forest and continue on an ascending path, we leave the forest behind now, the trail climbs steadily with wide views to reach the rim of the Shira Plateau. Temperatures begin to drop.
Elevation: 2785m / 9137ft to 3895m / 12,779ft
Altitude gained: 1110m
Although you end the day around the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization. From Shira Plateau we continue east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the Kibo peak before we then continue south east towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth” (elev. 4650m / 15,250ft). Shortly after the tower, we come to a second junction, which leads to the Arrow Glacier. We then continue to descend to overnight at Barranco Camp.
Elevation: 3895m / 12,779ft to 3986m / 13,077ft
Altitude gained: 91m
After breakfast, we continue on a steep ridge up to the adventurous Barranco Wall to the Karanga Valley and the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. This is one of the most impressive days to see the power, agility and strength of your crew zip over this wall with what appears such ease. Overnight at Karanga Camp.
Elevation: 3986m / 13,077ft to 4034m / 13,253ft
Altitude gained: 48m
We continue up towards Barafu Camp and once reached you have now completed the South Circuit, which offers a variety of breathtaking views of the summit from many different angles. An early dinner and rest as we prepare for summit night. Overnight at Barafu Camp.
Elevation: 4034m / 13,253ft to 4662m / 15,295ft
Altitude gained: 628m
Excitement is building as morning comes with an early start between midnight and 2 am. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. We continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers trying to stay warm and focused on the amazing sense of accomplishment that lies ahead. With a switchback motion in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. You will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise during your short rest here. Faster hikers may view the sunrise from the summit. From here on your remaining one hour ascent to Uhuru Peak, you are likely to encounter snow all the way.
Congratulations, one step at a time you have now reached Uhuru Peak the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the entire continent of Africa! After photos, celebrations and maybe a few tears of joy we take a few moments to enjoy this incredible accomplishment. We start our steep descent down to Mweka Camp, stopping at Barafu for lunch and a very brief rest. We strongly recommend gaiters and trekking poles for uncooperative loose gravel and volcano ash terrain. Well-deserved rest awaits you to enjoy your last evening on the mountain. Overnight Mweka Camp.
Elevation: 4662m / 15,295ft to 5895m / 19,341ft
Altitude gained: 1233m
Descent to 3090m / 10,150ft
Altitude lost: 2789m
After breakfast and a heartfelt ceremony of appreciation and team bonding with your crew, it’s time to say goodbye. We continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. As the weather is drastically warmer, the terrain is wet, muddy and steep and we highly recommend Gaiters and trekking poles. From the gate, a vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 30 minutes). Enjoy a long overdue hot shower, dinner and celebrations!!
Elevation: 3106m / 10,190ft to 1633m / 5358ft
Altitude lost: 1473m
Overnight Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel 4 stars B&B. before being transferred to your journey home, safari or a relaxing trip to Zanzibar.