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The minimum duration for the Lemosho route is 6 days, however we strongly recommend hiking the route in 7 days. The additional 7th day will give your body more time to acclimatize, reducing the effects of altitude sickness and give you more time to rest before attempting the summit.

The Destination

Day 0Pre-trek Briefing

  • We will pick you from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Arusha/Moshi Hotel.

  • Pre-trek briefing at your Arusha/ Moshi hotel.You should be planning to arrive at least one day before the start of the trek. Today we will spend in having a pre-trek briefing. We will also review your equipment and rent any equipment which is needed.

Day 1Hotel to Mti Mkubwa Camp



  • After breakfast and briefing, drive to Londorossi Park Gate (about a 3-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

Day 2Mti 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

Day 3 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 South East 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.

Day 4Barranco 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

Day 5Karanga 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

Day 6Barafu Camp to Summit 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.

Day 7Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Hotel


  • 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).


  • G Africa Expedition vehicle will be waiting for you at Mweka gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (around 60 minutes).


  • Elevation: 3090m/10,150ft to 1680m/5500ft

Price for joining a Group

USD 1669 per person

Available Discounts

Available discounts for Lemosho - 7 days

Children between 5 years and 15 years old
Code: 5TO15

USD 760 per person

Expatriates/Residents living in Tanzania

USD 315 per person

East African Citizens
Code: EAC

USD 950 per person



Prices for a Private Trek

Please find below the prices for organizing a private trek. The prices are based on your group size.

Solo Trekker

USD 1907 per person

Group of 2

USD 1867 per person

Group of 3

USD 1782per person

Group of 4

USD 1731 per person

Group of 5

USD 1686 per person

Group of 6

USD 1689 per person

Group of 7

USD 1666 per person

Group of 8

USD 1655 per person

Group of 9

USD 1647 per person

Group of 10 and above

USD 1647 per person

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