7 Days Lemosho Route

Upon your arrival you will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) with our representative and transferred to your hotel in Moshi/Arusha town; you will meet a company guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do the equipment final check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear.

Dinner and overnight.


Day 1

Londorossi Gate (2385m) To Mti Mkubwa (2780m)

Drive from Moshi or Arusha to  Londorossi Gate, where we will complete entry formalities. From here a forest track requires one hour drive to Lemosho Glades. After lunch, we will walk along forest trails to Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite.

Route highlights:

  • Distance: 11 km
  • Hiking Time: 3 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included.

Day 2

Mti Mkubwa (2780m) To Shira Camp 2 (3900m)

We will follow a trail that leads out of the forest and into a savannah  giant heather moorland zone. Our ascend through scenic rolling hills, we will cross several streams to reach the Shira plateau Ridge before ascending to Shira 2 camp. We will trek through Shira 1 Camp from where there are often views of Kibo Peak floating on the clouds as we head towards our destination which is Shira 2, here we will have short break for lunch and continue heading to Shira camp 2 for more relaxation and overnight. The view of Kibo from the plateau is spectacular.

Route Highlights:

  • Distance: 8km
  • Hiking Time: 7 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included.

Day 3

Shira Camp 2 (3900m) To Lava Tower (4640m) To Barranco (3960m)

Although you will end the day around the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization. From Shira Plateau we continue east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the Kibo peak before we then continue, South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth” (elevation 4650m). Shortly after the tower, we come to a second junction, which leads to the Arrow Glacier. We then continue to descend to overnight at Barranco Camp.

Route Highlights

  • Distance: 10 km
  • Hiking Time: 6-7 hours
  • Habitat: Semi-desert
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included.

Day 4

Barranco Camp (3960) To Karanga Camp (4034m)

From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east towards the peak of Kibo and pass that junction. Here our path goes east, towards the Lava Tower, also called the Shark’s Tooth. Shortly after passing the Lava Tower, we meet the second junction that brings us to the Arrow Glacier. From here we continue down to the Barranco Hut, where we will rest, have dinner, and overnight. Despite the fact that we did not change elevation from the point where we started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for the summit.

Route highlights:

  • Distance: 7km
  • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
  • Habitat: Semi Desert
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included.

Day 5

Karanga Camp (3963m) To Barafu Camp (4640m)

After breakfast, we leave Karanga and cross the junction that connects with the Mweka Trail, used for descending from the mountain later. From here we continue up to the Barafu Camp. Here we will rest, have dinner and prepare for the summit day. From Barafu you can enjoy the view of two volcanic cones Mawenzi and Kibo peaks,  and that view is quite spectacular and you should not miss it.

Route Highlights:

  • Distance: 4km
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be provided.

Day 6

Barafu Camp (4640m) To Summit Uhuru Peak (5895m), To Millennium Camp (3790m)

An early start for the ascent to the rim of the Kibo Crater between the Rebmann and Ratzel Glaciers. The last section before the rim can sometimes be snow-covered and an ice-axe or ski stick is useful for balance we highly recommend wearing gaiters as well.  At the rim, we will reach Stella point (5739m), from where we have a further hour to Uhuru Peak (5895m). After a short stop for taking photos, celebrations, and maybe a few tears of joy we take a few moments to enjoy this incredible accomplishment achievement. Later on, we descend to the Barafu Hut for a short rest and lunch before continuing on past the Millenium camp for a long well-earned rest.

Route Highlights:

  • Distance: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent
  • Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent
  • Habitat: Arctic
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner is available

Day 7

Millennium Camp (3790m) To Mweka Gate (1630m), To Moshi/arusha

After breakfast at the millennium camp, we continue the descent down to the Mweka park gate to receive your summit certificates. A gentle trek takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka gate, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates, which you can hang up with celebrations.  You will meet a company driver at the gate waiting to drive you back to Moshi town.  A vehicle will take you to the village shop for gifts for an hour before driving you back to the hotel in Moshi.

Route Highlights:

  • Distance: 10 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included.

Depart Tanzania

Today is left free to wind down after the trek before your flight back home. Depending on flight times you could go and explore Moshi town before heading to the airport.

Addons: You can combine your trip to Tanzania with an option for a wildlife safari or a beach vacation in Zanzibar but the price for wildlife safaris and beach holidays is charged differently from trekking costs.

Meal plan: Breakfast or lunch is Included 


Price includes

  • Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Arusha.
  • Nights of accommodation in Moshi/Arusha.
  • Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate
  • Park entry fees,
  • Camping fees
  • Rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • 4 Season Mountain tents
  • Double-layered Sleeping Mats
  • Friendly and professional mountain guides, cooks, and porters
  • 3 hot meals daily while drinking mountain, hot drinks, and snacks
  • Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek
  • Hot water for washing
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA),
  • Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (TLTO And TATO)
  • Government taxes
  • Portable oxygen tanks & oximeter
  • Emergency first-aid kit
  • Portable flush toilet for a group of four people if you are less than 4 you will pay extra 95$

Price Exclusive

  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Laundry (Available at the hotel)
  • Personal items and toiletries
  • Surcharge for online payment of balance (5%)
  • Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain