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Lemosho Route 8 Days

Lemosho Route 8 Days - Climbing Kilimanjaro

This wonderful tour via the Lemosho Route 8 Days will enable you climb up to Uhuru Peak, the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Climbing to the summit is a wonderful experience and it is one of the most remarkable achievements that will bring joy to anyone who thinks about it.

With our exceptional team of experts who are here to give you the best tips and advice along the way. Although climbing to summit of Kilimanjaro is extremely challenging, if you do it with Kilimanjaro Bound it will seem easy. We have made hundreds of successful summit attempts and we are waiting for you to book with us. 

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After completing the Lemosho Route 8 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.

About Lemosho Route and Kilimanjaro (Wikipedia)

  • 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.

Itinerary for Lemosho Route 8 Days

Day 1: Kilimanjaro International Airport.

A Kilimanjaro Bound representative shall be waiting at the Kilimanjaro International Airport for your arrival. Upon meeting him, he shall transfer you to your hotel in Moshi to enjoy dinner and relax for the evening and rest overnight.

All of our guides have years of experience and knowledge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and Lemosho Route 8 Days, plus a great sense of humour. Feel free to ask them any questions at all.

Day 2:  Moshi to Londorossi Gate – Mti Mkubwa Camp. (Hiking Time: 5-7 hours / Altitude: 2830 m)

Early in the morning, after breakfast, you shall be driven to the Londorossi Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Gate that is situated in the Western part of the park and start your Mount Kilimanjaro climbing experience using Lemosho Route.

Here you shall meet all the team members from Kilimanjaro Bound who are going to accompany and take care of  you during your climb to the summit. The journey starts by walking through the farmland and different vegetation, and later continues to the shrub forest to reach Mti Mkubwa Camp for well earned dinner and much needed overnight rest.

Day 3: Mti Mkubwa – Shira 1 Camp. (Hiking Time: 5-7 hours / Altitude: 3610 m)

During this day, you shall trek through the rain forests and continue to the moorlands before settling at Shira Camp 1. This is relatively a taxing day as you start ascending through the alpine moorlands to reach Shira 1 Camp. You shall retire at Shira 1 Camp with a real sense of motivation to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Day 4: Shira 2 Hut Camp. (Hiking Time: 4-5 hours / Altitude: 3750 m).

To help acclimatization, you shall take this short and relaxing trek from Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp. During this day, we shall walk to summit of Shira 1 Cathedral and enjoy the wonderful views.

Day 5: Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower and later to Barranco Camp. (Hiking Time: 6-8 hours / Altitude: 3984 m)

Get ready for this wonderful day, which is full of ascents and descents. This day is challenging and for the first time climbers, they shall start to feel the effects of altitude. For the first part of the hike, you shall hike from Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower. At the Lava Tower, you will have time to relax, have lunch and continue to Barranco Camp. There are wonderful photo-taking opportunities as you watch the sunset whilst relaxing at the camp.

Day 6: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp.

Get ready for another wonderful walk up the Barranco Wall. After breakfast we start climbing from Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp. This day is a bit more relaxing and it offers a simple and steady acclimatization process.

Day 7: Karanga Camp to  Barafu Camp. (Altitude: 4600 m).

After breakfast at Karanga Camp,you will start moving steeply up to Barafu Camp. You shall arrive before before lunch time and spend the rest of the day relaxing to prepare for the final trek to Uhuru Peak, the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Day 8: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak (5895 m) and then to Mweka Camp (3100 m).

We will make sure that you have completed all the due preparation to be ready to climb to the summit. Climbing to the summit starts early in the morning at around 1 am, so make sure that all torches and head lamps are working well. At midnight, 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 the 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 Uhuru Peak. At the summit, you shall spend a few hours enjoying the landscape, taking photos before starting the descent to Mweka Camp.

Day 9: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate and then transfer to Moshi.

Early in the morning, you shall move to Mweka Gate, receive your climbing certificate, say goodbye to your team and we will transfer you back to Moshi.

Upon arrival in Moshi, you shall check in to your hotel and have time to sit back, relax and think about the incredible experience you have jus had.

Day 10: Travel to Kilimanjaro International Airport

Early in the morning after breakfast, you will be driven to Kilimanjaro International Airport to catch a flight back home.

You can always extend this tour to include other wildlife and beach safaris with our company, Kilimanjaro Bound.

Important Information About
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Price Includes

  • 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

Price Excludes

  • 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)

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Latest Reviews

“Fantastic experience! Really well looked after by our porters and our guides Leonard and Aggrey.”


K Kelly

“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!”


Annika Reeh

“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.”


Jess A

“Aggrey & William are real professionals and heroes in guiding us to the top.”


Angela Soenarijo

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