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Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro via Lemosho Route (6 days)

Join one of our certified mountain guides to get to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro via the amazing Lemosho Route in Tanzania.

Mountain RangeEast African Mountains
Duration6 days
Offer period
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate and Group


  • Get to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro via the beautiful Lemosho Route.

  • The route offers low traffic, amazing scenery and a high summit success rate.

  • Witness incredible views from the top of the mountain.


It is not every day you get to climb a peak as iconic as Mount Kilimanjaro(5,895m), the highest peak of Africa. So, come join us on this unforgettable journey where we’ll take you to the top via the beautiful Lemosho Route to have an incredible time on this 6-day trek.

Often preferred over other routes because of its low traffic, breathtaking scenic beauty, and a high summit success rate, the Lemosho route is definitely a wise choice.

The route begins from the west, after taking a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From here, after registration, we’ll begin the trek. The first two days will be spent traversing a green rainforest to get to Shira Plateau.

Later, the trail joins the Machame route at Shira 2 Camp to get to the peak, offering stunning views all along. The top offers a humbling experience and exceptional views of the neighboring peaks.

We’ll descend via the Mweka route, ending the incredible trip at Mweka Gate.

Though this journey can be completed in 6- days, we recommend extending the trip by a day or two for better acclimatization and summit success. Rest if you have a fit body and a fair dose of enthusiasm, you should be just fine!

So, don’t hesitate to book your tickets to climb this iconic peak in Africa with us. You will have an incredible time. You can also hike to the top via the amazing Marangu Route.

We also offer longer Marangu route programs. Please find the prices for 7-day and 8-day Lemosho route ascent programs detailed below.





Day 0: Arrival in Tanzania

Upon arrival, we’ll pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your beautiful Park View Inn Hotel in Moshi.

You’ll spend the day relaxing by the pool.

Day 1: Moshi – Londorossi Gate (2100m) – Mti Mkubwa camp (2750m)

After breakfast, your guide will brief you. We will drive two hours from Arusha (1400m) to Londorossi Park Gate (2100m). In the village near Londorossi Gate, you will receive a packed lunch and can buy mineral water for the hike. Then, the final 45 minutes of the drive leading up to the gate will be on a bumpy forest track requiring 4WD vehicles. After registration, you’ll begin a 3-hour hike through the rain forest. Be on the lookout for Colobus monkeys! Along the way, you will stop for an afternoon lunch break and arrive at Mti Mkubwa (“Big Tree”) Campsite (2750m) by evening. At nighttime, mountain temperatures may drop to freezing so be prepared!

Hiking time: 3 hours

Habitat: Mountain forest

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Mti Mkubwa Camp (2750m) – Shira 2 Camp (3840m)

After breakfast, you will begin ascending into the heather moorland zone. Crossing many streams you’ll head towards a plateau that leads to Shira 2 Camp (3840m). At the campsite, you will be next to a stream and have a spectacular view of the Western Breach and its glaciers in the East.

Hiking time: 6.5 hours

Habitat: Moorland

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Shira (3840m) – Lava Tower (4630m) – Barranco Camp (3950m)

Following an early morning breakfast, you will head from moorland to semi-desert and rocky landscape. After 5 hours of walking east, you will come face to face with the Lava Tower (4630m). Packed lunches will be served here and hikers also have an option of climbing the massive Lava Tower if weather permits. At this point of the hike, it is normal for hikers to start feeling the effects from the altitude including headaches and shortness of breath.

Next, we’ll move towards the Barranco Campsite (3950m). The descent takes around 2 hours. It is located in a valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Wall (“Breakfast Wall”). Drinking and washing water and dinner will be served as hikers view the sun setting.

Hiking time: 7 hours

Distance: Approximately 15 kilometers

Habitat: Semi Desert

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Barranco Camp (3950m) – Barafu Camp (4550m)

After early breakfast, it is now time to conquer the Great Barranco Wall! From the top of the Wall, you will have a view of Heim Glacier. The trail then winds up and down in the Karanga Valley and intersects with the Mweka Route, which is the trail used to descend on the final two days. As you continue hiking for an hour, you will reach Barafu Hut. This is the last water stop for the porters because there is no accessible water at Barafu Camp (4550m). Tents will be exposed to wind and rocks so it is important for hikers to familiarize themselves with the campsite before dark. An early dinner will be served so hikers can rest before attempting the summit the same night. Your guide will brief you in detail on how to prepare for summit night. Get to sleep by 19:00!

Hiking time: 7 hours

Distance: Approximately 13 kilometers

Habitat: Alpine Desert

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Summit Attempt Barafu camp (4550m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka (3100m)

Your guide will wake you around 23:30 for tea and biscuits. You will then begin your summit attempt. The route heads northwest and you will ascend over stone scree. This is the most mentally and physically challenging part of the climb. In about 6 hours, you will reach Stella Point (5685m), located on the crater rim. After enjoying a magnificent sunrise, you will continue ascending for about 2 hours on a snow-covered trail to Uhuru Peak (5895m). Reaching the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro is a lifetime accomplishment! You will be able to spend a short time on the summit taking photographs and drinking tea before descending to Barafu. The hike down to Barafu Camp takes about 3 hours.

After lunch, you’ll continue towards Mweka Hut (3100m).  Mweka Camp (3100m) is located in the upper rain forest, so fog and rain should be expected. here, you’ll have a warm dinner and take rest.

Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak, 7-8 hours to descend to Mweka

Distance: Approximately 7 kilometers ascent and 23 kilometers descent

Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit

Day 6: Mweka camp (3100m) – Mweka Gate (1980m)

Following a well-deserved breakfast, your staff will have a big celebration of dancing and singing. Thereafter, you will descend for three hours to get to Mweka Gate. The National Park requires all hikers to sign their names to receive certificates of completion. Hikers who reached Stella Point (5685m) receive green certificates and hikers who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. Next, you’ll descend to the Mweka village for 1 hour (3 kilometers). You will be served a hot lunch then we will drive you back to Moshi at Hotel for long overdue showers and more celebrations.

Hiking time: 3 hours

Distance: Approximately 15 kilometers

Habitat: Forest

Meals: Breakfast

About the guide

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Kilisa Tours & Safaris is the Tanzanian local owned company that made up of professionals who are well organized for Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking, Mount Meru trekking and wildlife safaris in Northern circuit. Giving customized and unprecedented services to our customers with the goal that they generally treasure their visit to Africa and Tanzania specifically for being an exemplary tour provider and emerge as the most satisfactory safari experience facilitator.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 2104 each

Group of 2

USD 2104 each

Group of 3

USD 2052 each

Group of 4

USD 2052 each

Group of 5

USD 2000 each

Group of 6

USD 2000 each

Group of 7

USD 2000 each

Group of 8

USD 2000 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

- Clean, drinkable water during the trip

- Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

Includes: Rescue fees, Taxes, Meals during the trek, Hot water for washing, Portable oxygen tanks & ox meter, Emergency first-aid kit.

Not Included:

Meals at your hotel before and after the climb, Travel Insurance, Flights, Laundry, Tips. * Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is available for an extra cost of $ 70 for the entire trek.

Prices for larger groups on the 6-day program are: 9-12 PEOPLE $1890 PER PERSON; 12 & MORE $1840 PER PERSON.

7-day Lemosho route climb prices are: 1-2 PEOPLE $2160 PER PERSON; 3-4 PEOPLE $2110 PER PERSON; 5-8 PEOPLE $2060 PER PERSON; 9-12 PEOPLE $2010 PER PERSON; 12& MORE PEOPLE $1960 PER PERSON.

8-day Lemosho route climb prices are: 1-2 PEOPLE $2280 PER PERSON; 3-4 PEOPLE $2230 PER PERSON; 5-8 PEOPLE $2180 PER PERSON; 9-12 PEOPLE $2130 PER PERSON; 12& MORE $2080 PER PERSON.

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