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Lemosho day 9

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The Lemosho Route is an unspoiled, remote, little-used, and beautiful way up to the Shira Plateau. Above the plateau, you approach Kilimanjaro's great western Breach, then follow the south circuit to reach the easier Barafu Route. This is one of the few routes where an armed ranger accompanies our groups, since there are still animals in the forest around the Lemosho Glades.

The Destination

Day 1 - Kilimanjaro Airport to Moshi


  • Pick up from Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to Moshi town which is known as the gateway to Kilimanjaro. Meet your guide and review your equipment in the evening in preparation for the trek the following day.

Day 2 - Mti Mkubwa Camp

  • Morning drive to reach Londorossi Gate the starting point for the climb. Another few hours of formalities with the park rangers at the gate and you will be on the trail. The trail goes through the lowland forests where you're likely to spot the different creatures which are fairly common

Day 3 - Shira 2


The first part of the days trek is fairly steep as you climb up out of the jungle and into the moorland ecosystem. You will first reach Shira Ridge before the trail continues slightly downhill across the broad expanse of the Shira Plateau to Shira 1 Camp for rest and lunch

Day 4 - Barranco Camp
  • Leaving Shira early in the morning you climb towards the main peak Kibo, with the western glaciers clearly visible across the rugged high-altitude desert of volcanic rocks and boulders. The trail ascends to the Lava Tower site (15000 feet / 4600m) before descending back down into Barranco Valley.

Day 5 - Karanga Camp

  • (13,066 feet/3,983 m), 5 km/3 miles (4 to 5 hours)
    Today consists of a challenging climb up the steep Barranco wall (some scrambling but not technically difficult), easily one of the highlights of the trek.

Day 6 - Barafu High Camp

  1. Today we make our final push to Base Camp, and we see our longer early days paying off on this day. Arriving to Barafu at lunch time allows us to spend the day resting our legs and preparing for the big push to the roof of Africa. After a hearty dinner you will retire to your tents for a little shut eye before we begin our climb at midnight.
Day 7 - Uhuru Peak Altitude

  • The day starts at midnight with the final push to the summit. It's a cold and grueling six hour hike to summit rim up a steep slope. Going down you will head back to Barafu Hut for a short nap and snacks before continuing down to Mweka camp.

Day 8 - Mweka Campsite to Moshi

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 From Mweka campsite it is a 4 to 5 hours descent through the forest to Mweka gate to collect certificates and meet the vehicle. Return to Moshi for the night and to have a final farewell dinner with your guides.

Day 9 - Moshi

After breakfast, according to your flight time we will drop you at the airport or assist you in catching the shuttle to Nairobi. End of our services.


$2,599 per person

What's Included?

  • 9 day adventure, 7 of which include 3 meals a day

  • 2 nights of accommodation in Moshi, breakfast included

  • Airport Pickup from Kilimanjaro Airport

  • All Ground Transfers

  • Accommodation while trekking*

  • Private Toilet Tent*

  • National Park Entry Fees

  • Fully-licensed, English/ German-speaking guide

  • Porter service on the trek

  • First aid kit

  • Trip completion certificate

  • Farewell Dinner

What’s not included in this tour

  • Tanzania Visa

  • Hotel

  • Personal trekking equipment such as sleeping bags, hiking boots, clothes, etc (available for renting)

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Travel insurance

  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)

  • Meals not listed in the itinerary

  • Liquors, beers and bottled beverages

  • Surcharge for online payment of balance (5%)

  • Visa fee (50 US$ /100 US$ for American or Irish Passport holders – to be paid upon arrival)

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