Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route Trek: 8-Day Itinerary

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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Trek difficulty Moderate
  • Starts Arusha, Tanzania
  • Ends Arusha, Tanzania
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  • Lemosho Route
  • Trek to the very top of the Roof of Africa
  • Stunning mountain views and highaltitude scenery
Despite being one of the newest routes to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, the Lemosho Route has quickly become one of the most popular routes for travelers visiting this African wonder. The lower number of trekkers, stunning scenery and higher success rate to reaching the very top makes it a traveler favorite, and most trekkers taking this route fall in love with it. What makes it even more unique is that unlike the more popular Machame Route, this route crosses the majestic Shira Plateau via a flat and easy hike .

The Lemosho route can be done in as little as six days (five nights) on the mountain. However, it is ideally tackled over eight days (seven nights) for a better altitude acclimatization schedule. The trek begins at Londorossi Gate, located in the western base of mountain, within its lush, fertile rainforest. The route heads across the Shira Plateau, before circling along the southern circuit halfway around the mountain, exposing the climber to great views from all angles. The approach to the summit is made from the east, and the descent follows the Mweka trail. With eight days (seven nights) on the mountain, your chances of reaching the “Roof of Africa” are very high, around 90%.

The Lemosho route is approximately 70 km/ 42 miles from gate to gate. It is designed for physically fit people with some hiking experience. There are several variations to the 8-day Lemosho climb regarding starting and finishing points, altitude, distance and hiking time. However, ours is considered to be the ideal Lemosho route variation.
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 13 reviews
  • Kylie
  • From UK
  • On Oct 30 2017
5 - Excellent
Kylie's review for another Simba Adventures Ltd tour
“My husband and I recently returned from a eight days safari in Tanzania, the wildlife was really exciting. We saw many animals in the nature. This was one of the best experiences we ever had. Everything was organised perfectly. Accommodation was superb and the game drives were exceptional. A special mention to our guide for being amazing. He was very friendly, but at the same time he also allowed us plenty of time to ourselves. I really suggest to you to do this.”
  • Sarah
  • From Sweden
  • On Mar 24 2018
5 - Excellent
Sarah's review for another Simba Adventures Ltd tour
“My boyfriend and I recently returned from an amazing safari organized by great company Simba Adventures. We are so happy to share our fabulous experience to people who looking for great safari experience in Tanzania. We took a 2 day safari covered Tarangire National park and Ngorongoro crater hence we did not have much time doing a long trip. But we saw plenty of animals including all the big five. Our driver was very professional with eagle eye in spotting a distance animals, very kind and knowledgeable. Many thanks to Ally Simba who arranged our tour, he was fast in responding our emails during planning our tour. We will recommend Simba Adventures to anyone.”
  • Fatima
  • From Canada
  • On Aug 12 2017
5 - Excellent
Fatima's review for another Simba Adventures Ltd tour
“Really enjoyed our time on this safari. Wonderful guide and cook, very caring. They accommodated dietary needs and were very patient with everyone in the group. The safari was beyond amazing. Absolutely loved it.”
  • Day 1: Day 1: Mti Mkubwa
  • Day 2: Day 2: Shira One Camp
  • Day 3: Day 3: Shira Two Camp
  • Day 4: Day 4: Barranco Camp
  • Day 5: Day 5: Karanga Valley
  • Day 6: Day 6: Barafu Camp
  • Day 7: Day 7: Final Ascent: Mkewa Camp
  • Day 8: Day 8: Arusha
  • Transport to the gate and back
  • All meals to the mountain
  • Professional guide and porters
  • All the required camping materials
  • Park fees
  • Camping fees
  • Rescue fees
  • Visa entry
  • Tipping
  • Climbing gears
  • Personal use of nature
  • Airport transfers
  • Hotel accommodation in Arusha before/after the tour
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10% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.


A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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