Kilimanjaro - Lemosho route

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5 Based on 5 Reviews
  • duration 10 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5-79 yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Maximum altitude 5895 meters
  • Trek difficulty Moderate
  • Tour Code BM-250
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  • Operated in English, Tanzanian
  • Starts Moshi, Tanzania
  • Ends Moshi, Tanzania
  • Considered to be the most beautiful route on Kilimanjaro
  • Low traffic route on Kilimanjaro
The Lemosho route on Mt Kilimanjaro goes parallel to the lower part of the Shira Route. The trail on the Lemosho Route is unspoiled, secluded, and a very 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 will accompany us as there are still animals in the forest around the Lemosho Glades.

The Lemosho route will take 9 days in total. The route is the most scenic on the lower part as it goes directly through a rainforest area with wild life. Later on this route merges with the popular Machame route.

You can bring around 15 kgs of luggage for the trip. The porters will carry most of the 15 kgs, and you will yourself carry a small day-pack. As soon as you book with us, we will brief you further on which luggage and trekking clothes to bring.

At Zara Tours we are looking very much forward to take you on a climb of a lifetime for Mt. Kilimanjaro.
  • Day 1: Arrival day
  • Day 2: Trek from Moshi (915m) to Mkubwa Camp (2,750m)
  • Day 3: Trek from Mkubwa to Shira Camp1 (3,500m)
  • Day 4: Trek from Shira Camp 1 to Shira Camp 2 (3,840m)
  • Day 5: Shira Camp 2 (3,840m) to Barranco Camp (3,950m)
  • Day 6: Barranco Camp (3,950m) to Karanga Camp (4,200m)
  • Day 7: Trek from Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp (4,550m)
  • Day 8: Uhuru Peak (5,895m) the Summit day
  • Day 9: Mweka Gate to Moshi
  • Day 10: Departure Day
  • Certified, experienced, English-speaking guide
  • National Park gate Fees.
  • Transport from Moshi to starting point on mountain and return to Moshi.
  • Hut/camping fees and tents
  • Porters’ Salaries
  • Rescue fees ( required by the national Park)
  • All Meals on the mountain.
  • Two nights’ accommodation in Moshi bed and breakfast, double or triple occupancy
  • Tents foam sleeping pads, cooking equipment’s and eating utensils.
  • Oximeters are available upon request.
  • Tips for Guides and porters
  • Mountain equipment (eg sleeping bags)
  • Some equipment is available for rent. (ask for price list)
  • Lunches and dinners at the Springlands Hotel.
5 - Excellent
Based on 5 reviews
  • Melinda Becker
  • From Switzerland
  • On Apr 06 2022
5 - Excellent
I highly recommend Zara Tours
We booked our Kilimanjro trek on the Lemosho route through Zara Tours for a couple of reasons. To start with their cost very competitive in comparison to similar established companies of such repute. The reservation staff were... Read more
  • Melrose Andersson
  • From England
  • On Mar 02 2022
5 - Excellent
Great Organized team
It's no surprise that Zara Tours is top rated in Kilimanjaro trekking, my husband and I can confirm that they are absolutely the best!Booking was smooth and straight forward, including payments. Everything very transparent... Read more
  • Lawrence
  • On Dec 05 2020
5 - Excellent
Kilimanjaro Adventure with the BEST from Zara Tours
Zara Tours recently organized a perfect trek with John Chitanda leading the best team with another guide, porters and a cook. The trek was not easy however we had great support from crew, very good equipment and an amazing cook... Read more
  • Tineka Van Houten
  • From New Zealand
  • On Nov 05 2019
5 - Excellent
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • When is the great wildebeest migration?

    The great wildebeest migration starts anytime between late April and early June. And if you are interested in seeing the grand spectacle of wildebeest crossing the Grumeti or Mara Rivers, you should plan your trip around late July or early August. However, it is important to note that the timing of herd movements can vary.

  • Is Tanzania a family-friendly safari destination?

    Tanzania is an excellent safari destination for families. The country has one of the most diverse wildlife populations in Africa, and there are countries with action-packed game drives that your children might enjoy. Furthermore, many of the destinations are quite affordable for family safari holidays. The only caveat is that Tanzania falls under Africa's malaria belt. Thus, traveling with children under six years of age is not recommended. Many safaris have age restrictions due to safety concerns.

  • Do I need a visa and passport to travel to Tanzania?

    You must present a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the date of visa issuance to gain entry into Tanzania. The immigration officers would also require you to present a roundtrip ticket and show proof that you have enough money to cover the duration of your stay.

  • What is the best month to visit Tanzania?

    The peak tourist season in Tanzania is from June to September, and any of these months would be suitable to enjoy all the beauty on offer. You can read our article on the best time to visit Tanzania to learn more about what each season offers.

  • What are Tanzania's best birding spots?

    With more than 1,000 avian species, Tanzania is one of the best countries in the world for bird watching. Mount Kilimanjaro, Ruaha National Park, Serengeti National Park, and Ngorongoro Conservation Area all promise an unforgettable bird-watching experience.

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