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7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Lemosho Route

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  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking or credit card fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • Considered to be the most beautiful route on Kilimanjaro
  • High success rate of making it to the summit
  • Low traffic route on Kilimanjaro
The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the rainforest to Shira Ridge.

The Lemosho Route is considered to be the most beautiful route on Kilimanjaro. Lemosho Route is our favorite route because it offers a great balance of low traffic, scenic views and a high summit success rate, over 80%.

Unlike the popular Machame route, which simply intersects the Shira Plateau, the Lemosho route crosses the entirety of the plain from west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike. It also offers great acclimatization as it takes more days to climb.
Day 1 Moshi to starting poin to Mti Mkubwa Camp 3 to 4 hours Camping

You will be picked up from your accommodation in Moshi around 8:00am and drive 3-4hrs to Lodorosi gate, 2200meters above the sea level.

Sign up at the gate (please ensure you have your passport number at hand). It will take approximately 1 hour at the gate to weigh luggage and food, organizing the crew, park fees payment and signing in. After that we will drive back to the starting point (2380meters) for one hour.

You will have lunch before you start your climb (lunch boxes and water will be provided). After lunch you will start your trekking to mti mkubwa (big tree) campsite (2800meters)

•Elevation 2380meters to 2780meters
•Distance: 6 km
•Hiking Time:3-4 hours
•Habitat: Rain Forest

Day 2 Big tree Camp to Shira 1 camp 5 to 6 hours Camping

After breakfast around 8am the trekking will continue on the trail leading out of the forest and into a savannah of tall grasses ,heather and moorland. You will trek through the hills and after crossing several streams, you will reach the Shira ridge before dropping down to Shira 1 camp.

The view of Kibo across the plateau is spectacular.

•Elevation 2780meters to 3500meters
•Distance: 8 km
•Hiking Time 5-6 hours
•Habitat: Moorland

Day 3 Shira Camp 1 to Shira camp 2 3 to 4 hours Camping

After breakfast you will begin your trek to Shira 2 campsite.

You will explore the Shira plateau for a full day. It is an easy walk toward Kibo’s snow-covered peak from the east across the plateau which leads to Shira 2 campsite.

You will have a hot lunch at the camp. Llater in the afternoon, you will have acclimatization walk which will help you to get used to the altitude.

•Elevation 3500meters to 3900meters
•Distance: 7 km
•Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
•Habitat: Moorland

Day 4 Shira Camp 2 to Lava Tower To Barranco campsite 6 to 7 hours

After breakfast you will begin your trek to Barranco campsite via Lava Tower (4600meters), called the Shark’s tooth.

You will have lunch at the Lover tower and spend time here so that you can get used to the altitude. You will continue down to Barranco campsite at altitude of 3950meters where you will have dinner and overnight.

Although you will end the day at the same elevation as you started, this day it is very important for acclimatization and it will keep your body ready for summit day.

•Elevation 3900meters to 4600meters to 3950meters
•Distance: 10km
•Hiking Time: 6-7 hours
•Habitat: Semi Desert

Day 5 Barranco Campsite To Barafu Campsite 6 to 7 hours Camping

After breakfast you will begin your trek on a steep ridge passing Barranco wall to Karanga Valley campsite where you will have a picnic lunch. After lunch you will leave Karanga and continue the trekking to Barafu hut. At Barafu hut you will have a good view of the summit from different angles, rest, prepare for the summit and dinner will be served early. Also you will have a good view of two peaks - Kibo and Mawenzi.

•Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
•Elevation 3950meters to 4600meters
•Distance: 10km
•Hiking Time: 6 - 7 hours
•Habitat: Alpine Desert

Day 6 Barafu camp to Uhuru peak to Mweka campsite 13 hours Camping

You will begin your trekking to the summit very early in the morning (midnight - 12:30am). The trail zigzags up through heavy scree towards Stella Point at the crater rim.

This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella point you will have a rest for a hot drink (tea) to warm up your body while enjoying the magnificent sunrise. From Stella Point you may encounter snow but this depends on the season. It is an hour long ascent to the summit, Uhuru peak - the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and in Africa.

After the summit you will start trekking down to Mweka campsite but you will stop at Barafu to have lunch and a short rest. After resting you will continue trekking down to Mweka campsite which is situated in a forest.

Last dinner and overnight at the campsite.

•Elevation 4600meters to 5895meters (and down to 3100meters)
•Distance: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent
•Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent
•Habitat: Arctic

Day 7 Mweka Campsite to Mweka Gate 3 to 4 hours Hotel

After breakfast, you will start to trek down to Mweka Gate to receive your summit certificates.

At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. A vehicle will be waiting at the gate to take you to your accommodation in Moshi.

•Elevation 3100meters to 1800meters
•Distance: 10 km
•Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
•Habitat: Rain Forest

what’s included
  • Park fees, camping fees, rescue fees
  • Camping equipment: 3-season vaude tents, tables, chairs and sleeping mats
  • Transport to and from the gates
  • Three meals daily while on the mountain
  • Certified English-speaking guides
  • Recommended salaries for porters and guides
  • Two nights accommodation in Moshi {Pre and post climbing accommodation
  • Pick up from Kilimanjaro airport
what’s excluded
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Mountain climbing equipment and clothes (but they available for rent)
  • Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport
  • Alcohol
  • Portable manual flush toilet is extra
  • Gamov Bag is extra
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 7 days
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Trek difficulty Medium
Maximum altitude 5895 meters
meeting/Start point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Moshi, Tanzania
customer reviews
5.0 - Excellent Based on 1 review
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5 - Excellent
“We Planned for many years to come to Africa and Climb Kilimanjaro, It was a good choice to go with Bless Africa Tours and Safaris, we had best time climbing kili with Danny and Lodrick and all the team of Bless Africa tours. Before our climb Godbless was very professional,he answers all of our questions in time ad explain everything about our climb,and makes us feel comfortable about the climb,he provided a great customer support it was beyond our expectation. Lodrick and Danny takes a very good care of us on the mountain, they were very knowledgeable and very professional,we were checked every morning and evening to make sure our heartbeat and oxygen in the blood was normal, they had their own first aid and oximeter.

The porters were friendly and carry all of our items, John the chef prepares excellent food and he was very talented. I have come home with many memories thanks to this company. I highly recommend Lemosho route and Bless Africa tours if your looking for the best company to climb Kilimanjaro and and explore Tanzania.”
Cancellation Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
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