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8-day Lemosho route to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Join a certified mountain guide for this unforgettable 8-day ascent of the highest mountain in Africa. Climb Mount Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho route, while enjoying phenomenal views of the rainforests and serengeti that surrounds its slopes. Watch the sun rise from the summit before descending the mighty peak.

Mountain RangeEast African Mountains
Duration8 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate and Group

Highlights

  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of Mount Kilimanjaro from the Lemosho route.

  • Conquer one of the Seven Summits of the world.

  • See the sunrise from the summit of Africa.

Description

Rising up 5,895 meters in elevation, Mount Kilimanjaro towers over the surrounding serengeti. Heading up the Lemosho route to the summit of Africa is one of the best ways to see this iconic peak.

Over the course of our 8 days together, we will make a scenic approach to the foot of the mountain, spending our first two days hiking through thick rainforest until we reach one of the world’s highest plateaus.

From here, we will cross the elevated moorlands, getting a chance to see some of Africa’s most iconic wildlife as we go.

Finally, we will reach the foot of the mountain and spend the next three days traversing the steep and loose scree slopes until we are within striking distance of the summit.

The penultimate day is summit day and easily the highlight of the entire trip. After getting a pre-dawn start, we will hike up to the top of Africa just in time to see the sun rise,  providing some absolutely brilliant panoramic views of Tanzania and Kenya.

After taking in our fill of the top, we will start to hike back down, descending all the way to the edge of the rainforest, before hiking out of the park and returning to the airport the following day.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this once-in-a-lifetime 8-day trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho route!

If you like the look of this trip, but were looking for something just a little bit different, then we think you may also enjoy our 8-day ascent of Mount Kenya via the Sirimon-Chogoria route!

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Meeting point

Arusha Airport

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Itinerary

Day 1: Airport to Mti Mkubwa

After meeting up at the airport, we will drive to the Londrossi Gate and enter the park. Once we reach the trailhead, we will hike through the rainforest at the foot of the mountain until we reach Mti Mkubwa, where we will camp.

Elevation: 7,742 ft to 9,498 ft
Distance: 6 km/4 miles
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

Day 2: Mti Mkubwa to Shira 1 Camp

We will continue hiking through the rainforest until we reach the elevated Shira Plateau. From here, we will continue to hike through rolling hills and heather of the plateau until we reach the Shira Ridge and make a brief descent to Shira 1 Camp.

Elevation: 9,498 ft to 11,500 ft
Distance: 8 km/ 5miles
Hiking Time 5-6 hours

Day 3: Shira 1 Camp to Moir Hut

We will spend the day exploring the Shira Plateau, gradually climbing up to the Moir Hut and taking the time to acclimatize.

Elevation: 11,500 ft to 13,800 ft
Distance: 11 km/ 7 miles
Hiking Time: 5-7 hours

Day 4: Moir Hut - Barranco Camp

We will hike up out of the moorlands and onto the volcanic slopes of Kilimanjaro. As we climb rather steeply, we will pass Lava Tower, before hiking down into the Barranco Camp.

Elevation: 15,190 ft to 13,044 ft
Distance: 3 km/2 miles
Hiking Time: 2-3 hours

Day 5: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

We will start the day by descending into a nearby ravine and walking along the base of the Great Barranco Wall. From here, we will make a steep ascent up to a ridge line before descending down into the Karanaga Valley, where we will camp for the night.

Elevation: 13,044 ft to 13,106 ft
Distance: 5 km/3 miles
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

Day 6: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

We will start the day by hiking up to the Mweka Trail and continue up a rocky section until we reach Barafu Hut, which offers some spectacular views of Kilimanjaro’s summit. We’ll spend the rest of the day resting before summit day.

Elevation: 13,106 ft to 15,331 ft
Distance: 4 km/2 miles
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

Day 7: Summit day

Getting a pre-dawn start, we will continue to steeply ascend until we reach the very summit of Kilimanjaro, just in time to see the sunrise. After exploring the top for a bit and enjoying its phenomenal views, we will begin hiking back down the mountain until we reach Mweka Camp at the top of the rain forest.

Elevation: 15,331 ft to 19,341 ft to 10,065 ft
Distance: 17 km/9 miles
Hiking Time: 11-14 hours

Day 8: Departure

We will hike out of the park and transfer back to the airport in Arusha.

Elevation: 10,065 ft to 5,380 ft
Distance: 10 km/6 miles
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours


Equipment you will need to bring

Sunglasses

Backpack

Water bottle

Other gear: Hiking boots


About the guide

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Claudious Tours and Safaris is an East Africa based firm offering Mountain climbing tours and services in East Africa including Mount Kenya climbing safaris, Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking, Mount Elgon walking tours and Mount Rwenzori Trekking. Climbing Africa Mountains offers you an experience of a lifetime. We provide you with Africa Mountain Climbing Safari Packages accompanied by experienced mountain guides, cooks and potters: ensuring that you have safe and adventurous hikes up to some of the highest and most challenging mountains in Africa which includes Mount Kenya, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Mount Rwenzori in Uganda and Mount Elgon. These hikes offer an opportunity to sample some of the most exciting Mountain climbing safaris in Africa. We design mountain packages for solo travelers, small and large groups looking at trekking in Africa.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1887 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Permit and entrance fees

• Personal porters

• Clean, drinkable water during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

• Camping equipment: Tents, Sleeping bag, Sleeping pad, Cooking utensils

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• Please note this price is for the low season.


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