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Kilimanjaro Trekking Mate

  • Tanzania



Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Budget, Camping

Tour Overview

Lemosho Route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, offering a chance to visit Shira Plateau (Cathedral Peak) and Shira Caldera. Lemosho Route crosses from Shira Ridge to Shira 2 Camp in a pleasant hike. Climbers encounter low traffic until the route joins the Machame Route. Afterwards, Lemosho follows the same route as Machame Route through Lava Tower, Barranco and Barafu, known as the southern circuit. The minimum days required for this route is 7 days, but 8 days is recommended as it will give more chance to acclimatize and achieve the summit. Like Machame, this is a scenically spectacular and varied route. Lemosho is highly recommended and it has an abundance of wildlife such as elephant, buffalo, eland and lion which come over to forage during dry season from Longido game-controlled area.

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General Information

  • Safari types:
    Mountain Safari, Trekking Safari
  • You will visit:
    Kilimanjaro National Park
  • Wildlife:
    Birds, Colobus Monkey
  • Activities:
  • Getting around:
    Transfer Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Kilimanjaro Airport or Moshi
  • Minimum age:

Price Per Person – USD

High Season – from USD 2,000 per person
Low Season – from USD 1,850 per person

What's Included

  • Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO )
  • Two nights’ B&B accommodation in Moshi – one before climb, one after climb
  • Transfer to the trail head and after the climb
  • Professional mountain crew (all guides have Wilderness First Responder & Wilderness First Aid)
  • Four season, 3 person mountain tents, double occupancy, foam sleeping pad
  • 3 meals a day on the mountain (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Guides, chef and porters salaries
  • First aid kit, bottled oxygen, for emergency rescue only and pulse oximeters
  • Kilimanjaro National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permits and VAT 18%
  • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees
  • Camping/hut fees

What's Excluded

  • Airline tickets (international and domestic flights)
  • Visa fee
  • Lunch, dinner & drinks at the hotel
  • Personal mountain gear (sleeping bag, trekking poles etc)
  • Tips for the mountain crew
  • Mountaineering insurance


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  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Kilimanjaro Trekking Mate‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
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Day by Day Overview

We will pick you up from your hotel and transport you to Londorosi National Park gate for registration. After completing the necessary formalities we drive through varied farmland with open views over the plains to reach the Lemosho trail head. We often have our lunch in the glades before starting to walk. It is an easy day of walking up a small path through the beautiful and lush forest.

Elevation: 1,200 m to 1,950 m to 2,850 m
Distance: 9 km/starting point to Big Tree Campsite
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Montane forest

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This is an acclimatization trek because you will gain over 650 m by starting walking across a beautiful valley outside Shira caldera rim (3,600 m). After few hours you will reach Shira caldera. A high-altitude desert, Shira is the one among the three peaks which erupted in Kilimanjaro ecosystem. The peak later collapsed and formed a crater which eventually became filled with the lava flow from Kibo peak. Its rim is eroded and blasted away by weather and volcanic action. Camp and overnight at 3,500 m elevation at the Shira One Campsite.

Elevation(m): 2,850 m to 3,500 m
Distance: 13 km
Hiking time: 6-7 hours
Habitat: Moorland and heather land

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This day you will trek east across Shira plateau visiting Cathedral Peak (3,850 m) for acclimatization. Reaching this peak you will find spectacular views of Mt. Meru and Kibo Peak. We then continue trekking to Shira Two Camp where we will stay for dinner and overnight.

Elevation: 3,500 m to 3,800 m
Distance: 7 km
Hiking time: 4-5 hours
Habitat: Moorland and rocky

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This is a long acclimatization day. You will have an early breakfast then trek east to a junction leading to Lava Tower rock 4,600 m for acclimatization. Afterwards, you will descend down to Barranco Campsite for dinner and overnight.

Elevation: 3,800m to 3,950m
Distance: 13 km
Hiking time: 6-7 hours
Habitat: Moorland

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Today is short day of trekking. In the morning you will start climbing Barranco wall and reach 4,200 m for acclimatization and continue crossing ridges and valleys to Karanga Campsite for hot lunch. After lunch you will have a bit of rest and get another acclimatization of trekking up the scree slopes towards the southern ice field. You will then return to the camp for dinner and overnight.

Elevation: 3,950 m to 3,90 m
Distance: 6 km
Hiking time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Moorland

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Today the trek up to the Barafu Ridge Campsite is difficult due to the altitude. The walk take a few hours, although it’s a short distance it’s steep which requires a slow pace to avoid fatigue. You will walk across an alpine desert with strong, cold winds blowing down from Kibo peak and its glaciers. You will have an early dinner at 1700 hrs then rest until midnight when we you commence your push for the summit.

Elevation: 3,900 m to 4,620 m
Distance: 8 km
Hiking time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Alpine desert

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Wake at midnight to a light breakfast and then prepare for your summit ascent. The goal is to climb before dawn so that you can reach Uhuru Peak shortly before or after sunrise. Departure for the summit is at 12:00 am, switch back up steep scree or possibly snow, and reach Stella Point on the crater rim (5,861 m/18,640 ft) between 4 and 5 am. At this point you will see the views of the fabled crater and its icecaps facing you. After one hour of hiking along the Kibo crater rim near the celebrated snows takes you to Kilimanjaro true summit, Uhuru Peak. Here you will spend time taking photos. After your summit activities, descend back to the Barafu Hut Campsite for lunch, rest and collect your gear, then continue down through moorland and heath zone to Mweka Hut Campsite. Dinner and overnight at Mweka Hut Campsite.

Elevation: 4,620 m to 5,895 m to 3,100 m
Distance: 15 km
Hiking time: 10 – 12 hours
Habitat: Desert and ice

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Today is your last day on the mountain. After breakfast, you will descend down to Mweka Park gate walking across montane forest,which takes 3-4 hours. At the gate you will sign out and board the vehicle, ready for the transfer back to your hotel.

Elevation: 3,100 m to 1,700 m
Distance: 9 km
Descending time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Montane forest

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