Mount Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho Route, 10 days with an American guide

Join a certified mountain guide for this 10 day trip to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the iconic seven summit and natural wonder of the world! You will follow the beautiful Lemosho Route, beginning from the rainforest!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

10 days

Mountain Range

East African Mountains

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Aug

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
  • Climb a seven summit that's also considered a natural wonder of the world

  • Take in awe-inspiring views above the clouds from the highest point in Africa

  • Follow the Lemosho Route, a longer route that allows for better acclimatization

  • Professional guides who focus on customer experience and safety

 

Come experience the breathtaking majesty of one of the seven summits and natural wonders of the world – Mt. Kilimanjaro – as we journey to the summit of tallest mountain in Africa during this 10 day adventure!

Rising to an impressive 19,344 ft (5,896 m), the dormant volcano Mt. Kilimanjaro is an iconic mountain that needs no introduction. Climbing to its summit is a life-goal for many, as it is a tough climb that is nevertheless accessible to those with a strong level of fitness. Plus, a journey to the mountain involves experiencing the unique landscape and climactic zones of the area, as you trek through rainforest, to cloud forest, to high altitude desert and alpine landscapes all the way to the volcano’s crater rim.

During this trip, we will follow the Lemosho Route. This is one of the most picturesque routes used to ascend the mountain, as we begin the trek in the verdant rainforest around the Londorossi Gate. It’s also a bit longer than some of the other routes, allowing climbers more time to acclimatize which ultimately results in a higher success rate. During the first half of the climb, before joining the Machame Route at Barranco Camp, we will also have a bit more flexibility to choose the camps we stay in based on how crowded they are. In general, the first half of this climb before joining with the Machame is among the less crowded of all routes. We will descend via the Marangu route, allowing you to experience a different angle of the mountain. Refer to the day-by-day section below for more specific details regarding the route and campsites we will use.

We strive to provide a high level of customer experience and safety standards to all our  Kilimanjaro climbs. Your American guide will work with amazing local guides,trained in wilderness and high altitude safety, and porters. We provide high quality tents and sleeping pads for your climb, as well as separate commode and dining tents. We prepare delicious hot meals using hygienic standards and fresh ingredients. We can accommodate allergies or dietary restrictions (gluten free, lactose intolerant, kosher, halal, or other) with prior notice.

This is a challenging climb at incredibly high altitudes that requires extensive training in order to build the appropriate fitness level. We recommend that you complete strenuous hikes with significant elevation gains, as well as regular strength training sessions. We can help provide you with a training plan as part of our pre-trip assistance.

Book now for the incredible opportunity to stand on one of the world’s most iconic summits – Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa, ascending through the breathtaking scenery of the Lemosho Route!

Check out our other exciting adventures around the world:Mount Kilimanjaro, 9 days on the Machame Route with an American guideStok Kangri, India, 10 Day Guided Ascent, or Annapurna Massif, Nepal, 18 Day Guided Hiking Tour!

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
3795 USD

Group of 2
3795 USD

Group of 3
3795 USD

Group of 4
3795 USD

Group of 5
3795 USD

Group of 6
3795 USD

Group of 7
3795 USD

Group of 8
3795 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transport during the trip
  • Permit and entrance fees
  • Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 Price per person for joining group. Includes: Accommodation in Moshi before/after ascent, group transport to/from trailhead, national park fees including camping fee and rescue fee, Professional guides, porters, camping equipment including tent and sleeping pad, meals on the mountain, bottled oxygen for emergency use, pre-trip planning and assistance. Not included: Airfare, visa fees, lunches or dinners in Moshi, personal gear or equipment.
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Arrival in Tanzania

    Arrival in Tanzania. We will meet you at the Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) for your transfer to the lodge. Meet the other members of your group during the trip briefing and gear check.

  • Day 2Londorossi Gate to Big Tree Camp

    We drive to the Londorossi Gate (7,742 ft/2,360 m). After completing registration and paperwork with the national park authorities, anothe 30-45 minute drive takes us to the trailhead. From there, we trek through a lovely rainforest landscape, filled with lush green vegetation, to our first campsite – Big Tree Camp (9,137 ft/2,785 m).

    Distance: 4.8 km

    Altitude gain: 1,395 ft/425 m

  • Day 3Shira 1 Campsite

    Today we exit the rainforest and cross into the moors, where we will have incredible views over the surrounding Shira Plateau as we walk east toward Shira Camp (11,496 ft/3,504 m).

    Distance: 7.9 km

    Elevation gain: 2,359 ft/719 m

  • Day 4Moir Hut

    We trek to the southeast today as we continue our tough ascent through the moor. Kibo (the mountain’s volcanic peak) looms above us, beckoning us onward. Finally, we reach Moir Hut (13,651 ft/4,161 m), where we stop for the night at a higher altitude.

    Distance: 9.4 km

    Elevation gain: 2,155 ft/657 m

  • Day 5Barranco Camp

    From Moir Hut, we climb the lava tower reaching a high point of 15,200 ft (4,633 m). From this high point, where we join with the Machame Route, we follow the trail down the valley to the Barranco Camp (13,080 ft/3,986 m) situated with the mountain’s alpine terrain. Sleeping at a lower point will help us acclimatize.

    Distance: 7km

    Elevation gain: 1,550 ft/473m

  • Day 6Karanga Camp

    We begin the day by scrambling over Barranco Wall. From there, it’s an easy walk down to Karanga Camp (13,230 ft/4,034 m), where we spend a leisurely afternoon.

    Distance: 5km

    Elevation gain: 150 ft/46 m

  • Day 7Kosovo Camp

    We should be fully acclimatized by this point in the trek. We head to Barafu Camp for lunch, then continue onward to Kosovo Camp (15,950 ft/4,863 m), where we spend the night. This camp is far less crowded and closer to the summit, making the following day’s push that much shorter. Early night before our long summit day.

    Distance: 5km

    Elevation gain: 2,720 ft/829 m

  • Day 8Summit!!!

    We rise a little after midnight to begin our final ascent. Around sunrise, we reach Stell Point, which is a short distance away from the summit at Uhuru Peak (19,344 ft/5,896 m), where we celebrate our accomplishment and take in the scenery from the top of Africa. We then descend back to Kosovo Camp in time for lunch, and continue to Millennium Camp where we spend the night.

    Distance: 7km ascending Summit, 10 descending km to Millennium Camp

    Elevation gain: 3,290 ft/1,003 m to summit

    Elevation loss: 6,840 ft/2,085 m from summit

  • Day 9Mweka Gate to Moshi

    We continue making our way down the mountain, eventually arriving at Mweka Gate (5,900 ft/1,800 m). From there, vehicle transfer back to our hotel in Moshi, where we rest and relax and enjoy the amenities of the lodge.

  • Day 10Departure

    End of services – depart for the Kilimanjaro Airport and your flight home, or continue on to other adventures in Tanzania.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Kilimanjaro International Airport

Accommodation

Stella Maris Lodge (or equivalent, pending availability) in Moshi, camping or lodges (as described in the itinerary) on the mountain. High quality tents and sleeping pads will be provided.

 

About the Guide

 
 

At Miyar Adventures, we know that every trip is as much about discovering yourself as it is about discovering the world. Miyar was founded because of our passion for climbing - a passion we will strive to share with you whether you join us for a trip close to home or in a remote corner of the Himalayas.

We strive to be your trusted companion as you chase your life-long dreams. We believe it is our duty to ensure that you are safe and that you have fun every time you climb with us.

We want to make climbing accessible to all adventure-seekers, regardless of their age and climbing background. And when we go climbing with seasoned climbers, we make sure they have enough of a challenge.

 
 

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