Lemosho Route For 8 Days


The 8-days Lemosho Route climbing is well recommendable for anyone planning to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. This route provides the perfect balance of challenge and adventure while allowing enough time for acclimatization. With stunning views and a diverse range of landscapes, this route is truly the best choice for anyone with unlimited time for Kilimanjaro climbing.

8 Days Lemosho Route - Itinerary

Day 1: Airport Pick Up and Hotel Drop off
Precious Safaris welcomes you to Tanzania!
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, one of our professional drivers will meet you and then transfer to your hotel in Arusha.
Accommodation: Green Mountain Hotel
We can switch your accommodation according to your needs, preferences, and budget.

Day 2: Leave Arusha to Lemosho Gate to Mti Mkubwa Camp
Meet with your climbing team at the hotel and drive to Machame Gate. The Lemosho gate is located at the western base of the mountain. On arrival at the park gate, your guide will help with all necessary registration formalities while the porters sort out the luggage. We will get our lunch at the gate before starting our Kilimanjaro expedition. We hike through the lush rainforest, where we can see exotic moss, different flowers, and black and white colobus monkeys. When we arrive at the camp, we will provide you with hot water for washing. Today enjoy your first dinner on the mountain. Welcome to Kilimanjaro, and welcome to Precious Safaris!
Accommodation: Mti Mkubwa Camp
Vegetation Zone: Montane Forest
Elevation: 2650 amsl
Hiking time: 4 hours
Hiking distance: 7 km

Day 3: Check out Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira 1 Camp
Our hiking starts after our first breakfast on the mountain.
Ascend through the lush rolling hills and crosses several streams and Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to the Shira 1 camp for a hot lunch. Take a short walk before dinner time.
Accommodation: Shira 1 Camp
Vegetation Zone: Moorland
Elevation: 3610 amsl
Hiking time and distance from Mti Mkubwa to Shira 1 Camp 4 hrs 7 km

Day 4: Check out Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 camp
After a heavy breakfast, we leave Shira 1 to Shira 2 camp. Today we cross between Moorland and Heathland. We explore the beautiful nature and view of the Shira plateau.
Accommodation: Shira 2 Camp
Vegetation Zone: Moorland
Elevation: 3850 amsl
Distance from Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp: 4 hrs, 10 km

Day 5: Leave Shira 2 to Barranco Camp.
We check out Shira to Baranco Camp through the Lava Tower after breakfast. We will arrive at the junction connecting the climbers from the other side of the Machame route. We head to Lava Tower 4600 amsl, the highest point for today. After a hot lunch at the lava tower, descend to Barranco camp for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Barranco Camp
Vegetation Zone: Moorland
Elevation: 3900 amsl
Hiking time and distance from Shira 2 Camp to lava tower: 4 hours, 7 km
Hiking time and distance from lava tower to Barranco camp: 2 hours, 3 km

Day 6: Climb Barranco Wall to Karanga Camp
Today we climb the Barranco wall. We begin our climb by crossing the river. The trail is very narrow and steep, expect traffic. Cross a famous part of the Barranco Wall, where you hug and kiss Rock to step on the other side. The walking poles are not necessary in this section. Your professional guides are always there to assist you.
Within an hour, arrive at the top of the Barranco wall for fantastic photos.
Short break and descend to the last water point (Karanga River), where we climb the last steep section of the day. We will have our hot lunch at Karanga Camp.
Accommodation: Karanga Camp
Vegetation Zone: Alpine Desert
Elevation: 3995 amsl
Hiking time: 4 hours
Hiking distance: 6 km

Day 7: Leave Karanga to Barafu Camp
The next camp is not far, and the trail is less steep today.
We will arrive at Barafu camp earlier for a hot lunch so that you spend the rest hours of the day relaxing. Unlike other days, expect an earlier dinner. Get yourself enough resting time to energize for a summit night.
Accommodation: Barafu Camp
Vegetation Zone: Alpine Desert
Elevation: 4673 amsl
Hiking time: 4 hours
Hiking distance: 4 km

Day 8: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp
Today is a great day! a day that you have been waiting for so long. You will wake up around 11 pm to prepare for the summit. After a light breakfast, we start our summit adventure around midnight. Your head guide will lead the way. He will set a good pace that will make you comfortable. Make sure you listen and follow the advice of your professional guides to reach Uhuru Peak safely and comfortably.
We will get a short tea break at Stella Point at 5756 m. After one more hiking hour, we will reach Uhuru Peak at 5895m. Spend your time at Uhuru Peak enjoying a view and taking photos before descending to the base camp for breakfast and lunch.
After lunch, leave Barafu to Mweka Camp, where we spend our last night on Kilimanjaro.
Hiking time and distance from Barafu Camp to Stella Point: 6 hrs 4 km
Hiking time and distance from Stella Point to Uhuru Peak: 1 hrs 1 km
Descending time and distance from Uhuru to Barafu Camp: 3 hrs 5km
Descending time and distance from Barafu Camp to Mweka Camp: 4 hours and 7.5km
Accommodation: Mweka Camp
Vegetation Zone: Moorland
Elevation: 3100 amsl

Day 9: Mweka Camp to Arusha
After our last breakfast on the mountain, we leave Mweka Camp, descending about 3 hours to Mweka Gate. On arrival at the gate, we check out, collect certificates and drive back to your hotel in Arusha for a shower and celebrations.
Descending time: 3 hours, 10km
Driving time to Arusha: 2 hours
Accommodation: Green Mountain Hotel

Day 10: Departure
Before airport time, we can arrange a day tour to Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Ilkiding'a Cultural Tour, or Napuru Waterfalls.
We will arrange your Airport transfer according to your flight time.
Thank you for Choosing Precious Safaris, we hope to see you again in our beautiful land!


Tanzania accepts US dollars only for all payments.

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– Airport pick up and drop off
– 2 nights hotel accommodation in Arusha (Bed and Breakfast)
– Lunch box and drinking water
– Transfer from the hotel to Lemosho Gate
– Pick up from Mweka Gate to the hotel
– Conservation fees
– Camping fees, Forest fees, Rescue fees
– Enough food for all days on the mountain (Three meals per day)
– Quality Tents, Sleeping mats, Comfortable Chairs, and Tables
– Wages for Porters, Cooks and Guides
– Mountain Climbing Certificate
– First Aid Kit
– Pulse Oximeter and Oxygen Cylinder
– Flying Doctors evacuation cover


– Passport and Visa
– Mountaineering Insurance( cover up to 6000m is recommended)
– Lunch and dinner at the Hotel
– Domestic and International flights
– Optional tours not mentioned in the itinerary
– Extra night at the Hotel
– Hiking Gear (available on rental)
– Laundry services
– Items of personal nature
– Tips

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