6 Nights Lemosho Route

Trip Overview & Highlight

7 Days Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro | Lemosho Route Trekking

Embark on an epic adventure with our Summit Serenity: Lemosho route 7 days Trek, meticulously crafted for those seeking the pinnacle of Kilimanjaro experiences. Traverse the legendary Lemosho Route for 8 awe-inspiring days, immersing yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Tanzania’s iconic landscapes.

Designed for optimal acclimatization, our route seamlessly integrates with the Machame Route at Shira 2 Camp, ensuring a harmonious ascent to the summit. With each step, you’ll find yourself embraced by the rhythm of nature, as verdant forests give way to vast alpine vistas.

Begin your journey with a scenic 4-hour drive from Moshi town to the trailhead, setting the stage for the adventure of a lifetime. Along the way, our expert guides will illuminate the path ahead, sharing their wealth of knowledge and ensuring your safety and comfort throughout the expedition.

Discover the serenity of the summit as you stand atop Africa’s highest peak, gazing out over the vast expanse below. Every moment of this extraordinary trek is infused with the spirit of exploration, offering a profound connection to the wonders of the natural world.

Embark on the Summit Serenity: 8 days Lemosho Trek and unlock the boundless beauty of Kilimanjaro, where every step brings you closer to the summit and your sense of triumph. Join us on this unforgettable journey and let the mountain move you in ways you never thought possible.


Kilimanjaro Climbing Route Highlight:

  • Day 1: Drive to Kilimanjaro Londorossi Gate, Hike to Mti Mkubwa Camp
  • Day 2: Hike Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira 2 Camp
  • Day 3: Hike Shira 2 Camp to Barranco Camp
  • Day 4: Hike Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
  • Day 5: Hike Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
  • Day 6: Hike Barafu Camp to Summit, down to Mweka Camp
  • Day 7: Hike Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate, drive to Moshi or Arusha city



  • All accommodations per itinerary
  • All meals per itinerary
  • All tours and entrance fees per itinerary
  • Round-trip Kilimanjaro Airport transfers (shared)
  • National Park gate fees
  • Certified, experienced, English-speaking guides for all routes
  • Salaries for all crew members
  • Rescue fees (as required by the national park)
  • Tents, foam sleeping pads, cooking equipment, and eating utensils
  • Oximeters
  • Emergency Oxygen (2L canister)

  • International and domestic flights
  • Meals not listed
  • Beverages and alcohol
  • Tips for guides, drivers, hotel staff
  • Optional tours
  • Single room supplement
  • Personal expenses (visas, airport taxes, Internet, etc.)
  • Tips for guides, porters, and cooks (budget $450-650/person)
  • Sleeping bags and personal gear
  • $50 for a single tent
  • Low season discount in April/May

Tour Plan

Day 1: Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Londorossi Gate, Hike to Mti Mkubwa Camp

After breakfast and briefing, drive to Londorossi Park Gate (about a 2.5-hour drive). From here a forest track requiring a 4WD vehicle leads to Lemosho Glades. Walk along forest trails to Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite.

-- Elevation: 1830m/6000ft to 2650m/8700ft
-- Distance: 6km/4mi
-- Hiking Time: 2-3 hours
-- Habitat: Montane Forest

Meals included: Lunch, Dinner
Budget Accommodations: Mti Mkubwa Camp

Day 2: Hike Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira 2 Camp

After breakfast, we continue as the trail gradually steepens and enters the giant heather moorland zone. After several streams are crossed we continue over the Shira Ridge past the Shira 1 camp and on to the Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream.

-- Elevation: 2650m/8700ft to 3850m/12,600ft
-- Distance: 16km/10mi
-- Hiking Time: 7-8 hours
-- Habitat: Moorland

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Budget Accommodations: Shira 2 Camp

Day 3: Hike Shira 2 Camp to Barranco Camp

From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the southeast towards the Lava Tower, called the "Shark's Tooth" (elev 4650m/15,250ft). Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which goes to the Arrow Glacier. We now continue down to the Barranco Camp. Although you end the day around the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

-- Elevation: 3850m/12,600ft to 4000m/13,000ft
-- Distance: 8km/5mi
-- Walking Time: 5-6 hours
-- Habitat: Semi-desert

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Budget Accommodations: Barranco Camp

Day 4: Hike Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge up the Barranco Wall to the Karanga Valley and the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail.

-- Elevation: 4000m/13,000ft to 4050m/13,250ft
-- Distance: 5km/3mi
-- Hiking Time: 34 hours
-- Habitat: Alpine Desert

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Budget Accommodations: Karanga Valley Camp

Day 5: Hike Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

We continue up to the Barafu Camp. You have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day.

-- Elevation: 4050m/13,250ft to 4700m/15,350ft
-- Distance: 4km/2mi
-- Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
-- Habitat: Alpine Desert

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Budget Accommodations: Barafu Camp

Day 6: Hike Barafu Camp to Summit, down to Mweka Camp

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek.

At Stella Point, you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see. Faster hikers may view the sunrise from the summit. From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. Once at Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa!

From the summit we begin our descent by continuing straight down to the Mweka Camp, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You may want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. We arrive at Mweka Camp and enjoy our last evening on the mountain.

-- Elevation: 4700m/15,350ft to 5895m/19,340ft
-- Down to 3090m/10,150ft
-- Distance: 5km/3mi up / 13km/8mi down
-- Hiking Time: 5-7 hours up / 5-6 hours down
-- Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Budget Accommodations: Mweka Camp

Day 7: Hike Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate, drive to Moshi town or Arusha city

After breakfast we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and T-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). From the gate, continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 30 minutes). Don't forget to tip your guides and porters.

-- Elevation: 3090m/10,150ft to 1680m/5500ft
-- Distance: 10km/6mi
-- Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
-- Habitat: Forest

Meals included: Breakfast
Mid-Range Accommodations: Hotel or Lodge

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