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    $2420 p/p in USD
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Gemuka Adventures

  • Tanzania



Tour Type

Tour Type


Safari Standard

Safari Standard


Tour Overview

The Lemosho Route is the longest route and less used, perfect for those seeking a slower climb with stunning surroundings. On your way up you will pass through a green rainforest, where you may see wild buffalo and elephant, a rim of a volcano with views of the Kibo peak, rocky trails overlooking Mawenzi and Uhuru peaks, finally arriving at Uhuru Peak in time for sunrise.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Mountain Safari, Trekking Safari
  • Activities:
    Walking Safari
  • Getting around:
    Transfer Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO)


  • We can connect Kilimanjaro with a holiday to Zanzibar or safari to Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Manyara and Tarangire National Parks.
  • Add-on options can be arranged by our office, even at the last minute.


From USD 2,420 per person

From USD 480 single supplement


  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Gemuka Adventures
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Gemuka Adventures‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

After breakfast, we pick you up from the hotel and drive in our 4×4 to Londorossi gate. We will start hiking through the rainforest towards Kibo. While ascending toward Mti Mkumbwa (big tree) Camp we can spot some wild buffalo and elephants. Here, we will have dinner and overnight.

  • Altitude: 2.650m
  • Hiking time: 4 hours

After an early breakfast we start hiking through the rainforest towards the moorland zone. We will take a break for lunch in a valley just outside of Shira Crater. Then we will cross the Shira Caldera, a rarely visited high altitude desert plateau. In the afternoon we will enjoy the first views of Kibo, the lesser summit of Kilimanjaro. We will have dinner and overnight at Shira 1 campsite.

  • Altitude: 3610m
  • Hiking time: 6-7 hours

Today we continue east, crossing the Shira Plateau looking at the geological features of Shira cathedral and Shira needle. We will keep ascending slowly to Shira 2 Camp for dinner and overnight.

  • Altitude: 3840m
  • Hiking time: 4-5 hours

Acclimatization day. After breakfast we leave the moorlands behind us and enter the alpine zone – a barren moonscape of semi desert with very poor vegetation. Our trekking has a level of difficulty as we continue through rocky trails towards the Western Breach. On our way we will cross a molten rock formation called ‘Lava Tower’. We will take the necessary time to get familiarized with the high altitude, and we start descending through Baranco Valley crossing the Giant Lobellia and Scenecio. We will overnight on the Baranco Camp and enjoy the beautiful view of Kibo above us.

  • Altitude: 3950m
  • Hiking time: 7-8 hours

We start our climb to the Barranco Cliff. This climbing has a small level of difficulty. From here we continue towards the Karanga Camp. We will have a break for lunch and to rest and in the afternoon we will walk around Karanga Valley where Giant Lobellia and Scenecio grow. We return to the camp for dinner and overnight.

  • Altitude: 3963m
  • Hiking time: 3-4 hours

Today we are heading towards the Barafu Camp. The view while we are climbing on the moraine path is spectacular, enjoying fine views of the Mawenzi to the right and Kibo Peak overhead. The surrounding nature here, is mostly a mineral environment with few lichens and mosses. We will have a break for lunch and we will continue our climb towards Barafu in the afternoon. We will have a good rest tonight as tomorrow we have the most challenging and exciting climb of the Uhuru peak.

  • Altitude: 4600m
  • Hiking time: 4-5 hours

We will wake up at around midnight and after a light breakfast; we start our ascent to Uhuru Peak. This early start improves the chances of reaching Uhuru Peak in time for sunrise. On our way up we pass by the Redman glaciers, and after 6 hours of climbing we will reach the edge of the crater between Stella point and Hans Meyer point. Only one hour of climbing left and we will find ourselves on Uhuru Peak at 5895 m on ‘the roof of Africa’. We ll enjoy the sunrise view and then we will start descending. We will be back at Barafu Camp by noon to rest and enjoy a hot lunch and then we will continue our descent to Mweka Camp for overnight.

  • Altitude: 5896m – 3100m
  • Hiking time: 13 hours

Our descent will be through a beautiful alpine forest towards Mweka Gate. There, a certificate attesting your success in climbing Mount Kilimanjaro will be awarded to you. Our car will be waiting to take you back to your hotel in Arusha or Moshi and reward you with a celebration dinner.

  • Altitude: 1980m
  • Hiking time: 3-4 hours
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