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Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho route (7 or 8 days)

Join a certified mountain guide for this scenic, exciting and unique 7-day trekking experience up to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho route. Enjoy incredible views of the massif, rainforest and serengeti en route to Africa's highest point.

Mountain RangeEast African Mountains
Duration7 days
Offer period
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • Enjoy the stunning scenery on and around Mount Kilimanjaro.

  • Get the chance to see iconic African wildlife during the approach.

  • Climb to the top of one of the world's Seven Summits.


Rising to an impressive 5,895 meters (19,341 feet), Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in all of Africa and the easiest of the world’s Seven Summits to climb.

Summiting this behemoth via the Lemosho route is one of the best ways to take in all of the massif’s incredible natural beauty and get the chance to see iconic African wildlife as well.

The adventure begins after we pick you up from Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to Moshi. At the hotel, we will go over the plan for the rest of the trip.

The real fun begins the next day, when we transfer to Kilimanjaro National Park and begin ascending through a lush tropical rainforest. As we go, we’ll have the chance to see some of Africa’s iconic wildlife.

Over the course of the following week, we will continue making our way along the Southern Circuit, enjoying some of the best views available of Mount Kilimanjaro, before ascending the peak via the western flank.

The highlight of the trip is summit day, when we will get a pre-dawn start and head up to the summit, climbing between two glaciers and enjoying a phenomenal sunrise over East Africa en route.

The views from the top are phenomenal and will leave you yearning to explore the rest of the region.

The adventure begins to wind down after we descend from the summit and make our way back to Moshi. As you go, you’ll already be planning your next adventure here.

(Please note that we also offer an eight day variation of this trip, which starts from Mti Mkubwa and allows us the chance to see even more of this incredible country.)

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

If you like the look of this trip, but wanted to take a bit more time to explore this incredible part of the world, then we think you may also enjoy our 9-day ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro via the Northern Circuit Route!


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Meeting point

Kilimanjaro International Airport




Day 1: Kilimanjaro Airport to Moshi

One of our representatives will pick you up from Kilimanjaro International Airport and we will transfer to the hotel in Moshi. In the evening, we will go over our plans for the trip.

Day 2: Moshi to Mkubwa Camp (2,780m/9,121ft)

In the morning, we will drive to the Londrossi Gate and register to enter the park. From here, we will drive through a tropical rainforest and get dropped off at the trailhead. From here, we will hike on to the first camp.

Day 3: Mkubwa camp to Shira Camp 2 (3,900m/12,795ft)

We will begin the day by hiking through more of the rainforest, before the landscape changes into moorlands and heath. We will continue hiking through this dramatic landscape, enjoying unbeatable views of Mt Meru and the Rift Valley, until we arrive at Shira Camp 2.

Day 4: Shira Camp 2 to Lava Tower (4,640m/15,223ft) to Barranco Camp (3,960m/12,992ft)

We will start the day by hiking up to the Lava Tower, before descending into the Barranco Valley to Barranco Camp, which is perhaps the most beautiful on Kilimanjaro.

Day 5: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp (4,035m/13,238ft)

We will have a relatively short day, hiking over a steep ridge and heading on to the Karanga Valley, where we will stay at the Karanga Camp. The afternoon will be free to relax and prepare for our upcoming summit night.

Day 6: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp (4,640m/15,223ft)

We will spend the day, hiking up to Barafu Camo, enjoying some stunning views of Kilimanjaro as we go.

Day 7: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak (5,895m/19,340ft) to Mweka Camp (3,080m/10,104ft)

Starting at between midnight and 2 am, we will begin heading to the summit of Uhuru Peak (the tallest on the massif), hiking between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. We will continue climbing until we reach Stella Point (this is the hardest part of the whole trek), where we will enjoy a phenomenal sunrise before continuing to the summit.

After enjoying the top for a bit, we will begin to descend, making our way all the way down to Mweka Camp.

Day 8: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate (1,630m/5,347ft) to Moshi

We will spend a leisurely day descending back to the trailhead and transferring out of the park and back to Moshi.

Day 9: Departure

We will take you from Moshi to Kilimanjaro Airport.

Equipment you will need to bring



Water bottle

About the guide

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We are an experienced Tour Operator company, offering high-quality service and unique mountain trekking, safaris and beach holidays in Tanzania.

All our treks to the mountain are led by highly trained and qualified guides, registered with the Kilimanjaro National Parks Board. Each of our guides has been selected over years, based on experience, safety record and through feedback from previous clients. Over the years they have made a major contribution to our proud success rate of 96%+.

The guides are all fluent in English, have been trained in first aid and hold a valid license to climb all routes on Kilimanjaro. In case of an emergency they will help you to come down via the evacuation tracks to the nearest gate. All our guides, like many Tanzanians for that matter, have a good sense of humour and will help make your trip the experience of a life time.

Our Kilimanjaro guides are organized in the Kilimanjaro Guides Association (KGA). Each guide is in charge of his team consisting of assistant guides, cook(s) and porters.

Get in touch with us and we will help you create your dream holiday in East Africa!

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