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  • Enjoy the beautiful views as Lemosho is considered the most scenic route on Kilimanjaro
  • Experience the solitude and low traffic on this route to Kilimanjaro
  • You have a higher probability of making it to the summit on this route
The Lemosho route is one of the newer routes on the mountain, and a superb choice for your climb. It is our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low traffic, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate. Most of our clients use this route and love it.

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.

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. An added bonus is that climbers will encounter low traffic until the route joins the Machame route. Afterwards, Lemosho follows the same route through Lava Tower, Barranco and Barafu, known as the southern circuit. Descent is made via the Mweka route.

Please refer to the itinerary section for more details.
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5.0 - Excellent Based on 1 review
Amazing Experience!
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5 - Excellent
“Our private trek tour hiking Lemosho route for 8 days with Migration Venture Africa was the best choice we could have made as beginners. Our guide was very friendly, patient, uplifting, funny, very supportive and helpful he gave us the time we needed and we could not have made it to the summit without his support. Thanks again to our guide Mushi! The porters were amazing too. We had delicious foods during the whole trip and basically everything was well arranged.
Even though it was very tough for us, we felt like the queens of Mount Kilimanjaro because of the great service.
Trekking on Mount Kilimanjaro was an Amazing experience!
I would Definitely recommend Migration Venture Africa for other Climbers”
3 hours Camping
In the morning our professional driver will pick you at the hotel and taken to the Londorossi Gate (2,250 m), an approximate 2½ hour drive away. After registration by the Government authorities (Kilimanjaro National Park officers) you will be driven up to a bumpy track that will take you into the dense rainforest to the drop-off point where your trek begins. You will follow a moderately steep track, which leads you through an amazing and unspoilt natural forest to Mkubwa Camp (2,800 m). This camp is about 2½ hours away and it’s your destination for today. As this region is also home to wild game, you will be accompanied by an armed ranger during the first 2 days of your trek
Meals
  • Lunch & Dinner
5 hours Camping
In this day trek will starts on a small trail that passes through the rainforest. As you climb, the forest gradually thins out and the landscape changes into heath and moorland where plants like Erica and lobelia start to dominate the landscape. You will cross the Shira Ridge and after 4 to 5 hours of trekking, you will reach the Shira Camp 1. Here you will stop for a lunch, relax a bit and enjoy the fantastic views of Mt Meru and the Rift Valley. For the last part of the climb, you will climb another 400 m in altitude. The landscape will change again and at Shira Camp 2(approximately 4 hours). Shira camp 2 is the final destination for this day and you will spend your evening and night there.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4 hours Camping
This day you will climb approximately 740 m but you will spend the night at an elevation only slightly higher than the previous night. This will allow your body to cope with the climatic change, as a height of over 4,600 m will be reached before descending again. The trek begins with a long ascent above the Shira Plateau in the direction of the Lava Tower (4,640 m). The climb passes through the wide Barranco Valley wich have lobelia and giant senecio plants. After 6 to 7 hours’ walking, you will arrive at the Barranco Camp – perhaps the most beautiful camp on Kilimanjaro.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6 hours Camping
This day you will climb approximately 740 m but you will spend the night at an elevation only slightly higher than the previous night. This will allow your body to cope with the climatic change, as a height of over 4,600 m will be reached before descending again. The trek begins with a long ascent above the Shira Plateau in the direction of the Lava Tower (4,640 m). The climb passes through the wide Barranco Valley wich have lobelia and giant senecio plants. After 6 to 7 hours’ walking, you will arrive at the Barranco Camp – perhaps the most beautiful camp on Kilimanjaro.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4 hours Camping
After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite. Then, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. Karanga camp is situated at an altitude of 4,640 m and will be reached in about 3 to 4 hours. In the afternoon you can relax and stretch your legs in preparation of the upcoming summit night.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4 hours Camping
In this day we continue up to the Barafu Hut. At this point, 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. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
12 hours Camping
Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a north-westerly 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 (18,600 ft), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit.

After a short break and taking photos, you will return to Barafu Camp just before midday where the rest of the crew will be waiting for you. You will have a warm lunch and rest for about 1 to 2 hours before you make our way down to the Mweka Camp (3,080 m) about 3 hours away.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4 hours Camping
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). From the gate, you continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to hotel in Moshi.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
what’s included
  • Full briefing before your trip
  • All fees: park, crew park, camping, administration and rescue
  • Water
  • Food - 3 meals a day while on the mountain (lunch box on the first day)
  • Guide, cooks, porters plus their salaries
  • Airport transfer - 2 way (complimentary)
  • Transport to and from the mountain for yourselves and the crew
  • All camping equipment like sleeping tent, mess tent, camping chairs and table
  • Certificate of achievement
what's excluded
  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Additional personal equipment
  • Additional activities for after the climb e.g. safaris, waterfall visit, massage etc
  • Gratuities (we recommend 15-20%)
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 8 days
Tour Type Private Tour
Minimum Participants 2 people
Age Requirement 10 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Trek difficulty Hard
Maximum altitude 5895 meters
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Moshi, Tanzania
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