The Lemosho Route 7 Days
Lemosho Route 7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro
The Lemosho Route 7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro starts in Moshi and approaches the mountain through forest and moorland from the west, crossing the caldera of Shira volcano and exploring the rock formations of the plateau, before traversing beneath the Southern ice fields of Kibo.
The final ascent to Uhuru Peak is via Barafu Route, where you will be witness to stunning views of Kibo in the sharp light of morning and early evening. This route and itinerary for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro gives you plenty of time to acclimatize. This route will also give you the opportunity to witness the unusual view of the Montane Forest on Kilimanjaro.
Lemosho Route is a little-used approach route and there is time to enjoy the un-spoilt wilderness and the breathtaking scenery of Shira Plateau before converging with the other Kilimanjaro routes in the later stages of the trip. The adventure returns finally back to Moshi.
After completing the Lemosho Route 7 Days you will have the choice of booking an incredible Safari of the National Parks of Tanzania, checking out the culture with some of our short tours or taking a well earned rest on the island of Zanzibar.
Kilimanjaro Bound will take care of you and your party and organise everything you need for the trip of a lifetime.
- High summit success rate. Good for acclimatization, especially on the longer itineraries
- Remote and spectacular, dramatic gorges and views of west Kilimanjaro
- Converges with Machame on day 4 at Baranco
- Shira offers higher start point compared to Lemosho and poorer acclimatisation
- Fully catered camping only
The Lemosho route approaches Kilimanjaro from the west. Rather than simply intersecting Shira Plateau (like Machame), Lemosho crosses it from Shira Ridge to Shira 2 Camp, in a pleasant hike. Climbers encounter low traffic until the route joins the Machame route. Afterwards, Lemosho follows the same route through Lava Tower, Barranco and Barafu, known as the southern circuit. There are several options to complete the trek over 6, 7, or 8 days based on experience.
Day 1: Kilimanjaro International Airport.
Our company representative shall be waiting at the Kilimanjaro International Airport for your arrival. Upon meeting him, he shall transfer you to your hotel in Moshi for an overnight stay of relaxation and dinner.
Our guides have a great sense of humor and are knowledgeable about Kilimanjaro and the Lemosho Route 7 Days that you will be taking. You can ask any question that you want.
Day 2: Moshi to Londorossi Gate and later to Mti Mkubwa Camp. (Hiking Time: 6-8 hours / Altitude 2830 m).
Early in the morning after breakfast, you shall be driven to the Londorossi Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Gate which is situated in the western part of the park for checkup and start your Kilimanjaro climbing using the Lemosho Route. Here you shall meet all the team members who are going to accompany you during your climb of Mount Kilimanjaro.
The journey starts by walking through the farmland and different vegetation and later continues to the shrub forests to reach Mti Mkubwa Camp (2830 m) where you will stay and enjoy dinner.
Day 3: Mti Mkubwa – Shira 1 Camp. (Hiking Time: 5-6 hours / Altitude: 3610 m).
During this day, you shall trek through the rain forest and continue to the moorlands before settling at Shira Camp 1. This is relatively a tasking day as you start ascending through the alpine moorlands.
Day 4: Moir Hut Camp. (Hiking Time: 4-8 hours / Altitude: 4200 m).
Early in the morning after breakfast and enough relaxation, you take a steady climb to reach the Moir Hut Camp at 4200 m. This is a strenuous experience however after reaching the Moir Hut Camp you shall have a wonderful relaxing evening and night enjoying the breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro and the incredible scenery.
Day 5: Moir Hut Camp – Barranco Camp. (Hiking Time: 4-5 hours / Altitude: 3900 m).
After a relaxing evening, you shall wake up to another climbing challenge, reaching Barranco Camp. With panoramic views of moorland plateaus behind, you shall climb until you reach Lava Tower (4550 m). Once you arrive you will relax and refresh a bit before continuing to the bottom of the great Barranco Valley (3900 m), the valley is surrounded by towering cliffs and breathtaking. You will then spend the night at Barranco Camp.
Day 6: Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp. (Hiking Time: 4-6 hours / Altitude: 4600 m).
Get ready for another wonderful walk. Wake up early in the morning, take some water and start climbing from Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp. Initially, you shall descend until you reach Karanga; this is a less strenuous distance. At Karanga, you shall have lunch and start moving steeply until arriving at Barafu Camp. If all goes well you shall arrive before evening and spend the rest of the day relaxing to prepare for the summit walk to Uhuru Peak.
Day 7: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak (5895 m) and then to Mweka Camp (3100 m).
(Hiking Time: Varies / Altitude: 5895 m).
Make all the due preparation to ensure that you are ready to climb to the summit. Climbing to the summit starts early in the morning at around 1 am. Make sure that the headlights are working so well. At 12 am, after a snack breakfast, you shall move to up to the scree that covers the steep slopes of Kibo until you reach the crater rim. You shall hike up to the Stella point which is 5739 m. At this point, you shall see a signpost with a message indicating that you have arrived at Stella point. You can stay here for a while enjoying the sunrise over Mountain and surrounding landscapes. Stopping at the Stella point is good enough however, with the ultimate goal set on the summit, you shall continue for another 2 hours to reach the summit. At the summit, you shall spend a few hours enjoying the landscape, taking photos before descending to Mweka Camp.
Day 8: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate and on to Moshi.
Early in the morning, you shall move to Mweka Gate, receive your climbing certificate, say goodbye to your team and later travel back to Moshi. Upon arrival in Moshi, you shall check into your hotel and contemplate the wonderful experience you have just had.
Day 9: Travel to Kilimanjaro International Airport.
Early in the morning after breakfast, you shall drive to Kilimanjaro International Airport to catch a flight back home.
You can always extend this tour (Lemosho Route [7 Days]) to include other wildlife and beach safaris with our company, Kilimanjaro Bound.
Important Information About Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
- Accommodations the night before and the night after the trek two nights in Moshi
- Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents
- Professional, experienced, mountain guides
- All Park fees
- Entry fees, Rescue fees, camping fees or hut fees
- All meals while on the Mountain
- Arrival and Departure transfers
- Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
- Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
- Transport to the gate on starting day and after the trek
- Clean, purified drinking water
- Private, portable chemical flush toilets
- Fair and ethical treatment of porters
- Portable Summit Emergency Oxygen
- Kilimanjaro National park certificate for successful summit attempt
- Flying Doctor Service
- Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
- Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
- Meals not listed above
- Optional Tours (short safari before or after your climb, marangu village day tour, day trip to lake challa, etc)
- Tips and any items of personal nature
- Health requirements (Yellow Fever – only compulsory if you travel to Tanzania via a Yellow Fever infected country, Meningitis & Hepatitis A remains optional, but comes recommended)
our customers love us
“Fantastic experience! Really well looked after by our porters and our guides Leonard and Aggrey.”
“On summit day, our guides ended up carrying our day bags and motivated us, to make sure we would make it. Can only recommend these guys!”
“Leonard and Aggrey were so knowledgable about everything, that they even made the walking feel easy!! It’s definitely safe to say I would have never reached the summit without the help of my team, I would recommend these guys to anyone, every day of the week.”
“Aggrey & William are real professionals and heroes in guiding us to the top.”