7-Day Mount Kilimanjaro on Lemosho Route
7-Day Mount Kilimanjaro on Lemosho Route

7-Day Mount Kilimanjaro on Lemosho Route

9 days

Mount Kilimanjaro vista views Tanzania hiking Lemosho route trail

Trek the scenic Lemosho route up Mount Kilimanjaro

Looking to conquer a mountain? Look no further than the 7-Day Mount Kilimanjaro on Lemosho Route tour! This guided hiking tour takes the Lemosho Route to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. Your expert guides, porters, and cooks will help you along the way by providing all the support you need to summit the tallest mountain in Africa.

The Lemosho route is considered one of the most scenic approaches to Kilimanjaro’s summit. You’ll discover everything from the wildlife in the lower rainforest to the sweeping views at Shira Plateau. You’ll have the opportunity to see and climb the Lava Tower and the imposing Barranco Wall, as well as enjoy views of the peak from all angles by completing the South Circuit. This is a demanding route, but it gives you enough time to acclimatize, which will increase your chances of reaching the summit of Uhuru Peak. Embark on the 7-Day Mount Kilimanjaro on Lemosho Route- the summit awaits!

Highlights of the 7-Day Mount Kilimanjaro on Lemosho Route

Take in all the extraordinary views along your path and from scenic campsites.
Enjoy trekking with fewer people as you take a more remote route up the mountain.
Discover the diverse wildlife on the lower slopes of your trail.
Challenge yourself with a pre-dawn hike before your final ascent to the summit.

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9 days
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7-Day Mount Kilimanjaro on Lemosho Route

7-Day Mount Kilimanjaro on Lemosho Route Itinerary

Day 1 Pre-trek briefing

Your pre-trek briefing will be the day prior to your trek, so after your arrival in Moshi and transfer to your hotel, you’ll meet with your guide for the briefing. This briefing will include an assessment of your equipment, and any additional gear you require can be rented locally.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Moshi
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 2 Drive to Londorossi Park Gate and start hiking

Your tour starts with a drive from your hotel in Moshi to Londorossi Park Gate. When you arrive at the little wooden village, you’ll have some registration formalities to complete before proceeding. Your hike begins in the beautiful Lemosho Glade, which is inhabited by buffalo and elephants. There is a chance that an armed ranger may accompany you on the first part of your hike in case any of the larger wildlife has been spotted in the area. You’ll follow the forested track up to Mti Mkubwa Campsite.
Overnight Location: Camping on Mount Kilimanjaro (2,650m / 8,694’)
Distance: 2 to 3 hours, 6 km, 820m of elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 Trek out of the forest and up Shira Ridge

Today should be a beautiful day as you trek out of the forest and up to the dramatic Shira Ridge. Enjoy the expansive scenery as you walk through the moorland heather through the valley and across several streams to Shira 2 Camp.
Overnight Location: Camping on Mount Kilimanjaro (3,810m / 12,500’)
Distance: 7 to 8 hours, 16 km, 1200m of elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Adjust to the altitude, hike to the Lava Tower and Barranco Camp

As you trek out of the Shira Plateau you’ll begin experiencing even higher altitudes. Tonight, you’ll be using the hike high and sleep low strategy to get acclimatized to the elevation. You’ll also have a chance to see the Lave Tower, which is a “shark tooth” shaped rock outcropping on your route.
Overnight Location: Camping in Mount Kilimanjaro (3,900m / 12,795’)
Distance: 5 to 6 hours, 8 km, 90m of elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 Climb the Barranco Wall and trek through Karanga Valley

It’s you against the wall today as you challenge yourself to climb over the infamous Barranco Wall. It’s a very steep climb to the top, but you’ll enjoy the view! As you descend into the Karanga Valley, prepare for one more steep hike up to Karanga Camp before you can rest for the night.
Overnight Location: Camping on Mount Kilimanjaro (3,995m / 13,160’)
Distance: 3 to 4 hours, 5 km, 95m of elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 Hike to Barafu Camp

By the end of this morning, you’ll have completed the South Circuit route. This means you’ve been able to see views of the summit from nearly all the angles. When you arrive at camp there will be an early dinner so that you can squeeze in as many hours of sleep as you can before your midnight wake-up call.
Overnight Location: Camping in Mount Kilimanjaro (4,673m / 15,331’)
Distance: 3 to 4 hours, 4 km, 650m of elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7 Final hike to Stella Point and Uhuru Peak

Sometime after midnight, you’ll begin your push to the summit! The trail that leads you past Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers and up to Stella Point is steep with heavy scree that makes the footing difficult, so take your time. Your challenging morning will be rewarded with a spectacular sunrise while you rest at Stella Point. From here, it’s about an hour up the snowy track to the top of Uhuru Peak. Celebrate at the summit for a few moments as you take in the sights from Africa’s highest point!

There is still a long day ahead on the trail as you begin your descent down to Mweka Camp, which is at a much more comfortable elevation.
Overnight Location: Camping on Mount Kilimanjaro (3100m / 10,170’)
Distance: 10 to 13 hours, 16 km, 1195m of ascent and 2795m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8 Hike to Mweka Gate and return to Moshi

Share your summit stories as you hike back down into the rainforest. Keep your eyes open for monkeys as you walk down to Mweka Gate and receive your summit certificate. A driver will be waiting there for you to take you back to your hotel in Moshi. Well done!
Overnight Location: Hotel in Moshi
Distance: 3 to 4 hours, 10 km, 1410m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 Departure day

Today is the day when you say goodbye to Moshi and depart after the transfer to the Kilimanjaro International Airport.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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7-Day Mount Kilimanjaro on Lemosho Route Price and Dates

Pricing for this guided tour of Mount Kilimanjaro depends on whether you choose to join an existing group on a specific date or if you prefer a custom tour for your group only.

The best time to travel to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro is December-March and June-October when the weather is at its driest.

Private Guided 7-Day Mount Kilimanjaro on Lemosho Route Tour

Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person:

  • Single Travellers: $2,180 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 2: $1,919 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 3: $1,847 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 4: $1,819 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 5: $1,830 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 6-7: $1,810 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 8+: $1,799 USD per person

Join a Group Tour on the 7-Day Mount Kilimanjaro on Lemosho Route Tour

Make new friends and join a group climbing Mount Kilimanjaro! You can also inquire with your preferred dates to create the group and let others join in. Prices below are per person:

Jun 12, 2021
Jun 20, 2021
From Moshi, Tanzania
To Moshi, Tanzania
USD$1,907
9 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Jun 19, 2021
Jun 27, 2021
From Moshi, Tanzania
To Moshi, Tanzania
USD$1,907
9 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Jul 10, 2021
Jul 18, 2021
From Moshi, Tanzania
To Moshi, Tanzania
USD$1,907
9 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Aug 14, 2021
Aug 22, 2021
From Moshi, Tanzania
To Moshi, Tanzania
USD$1,907
9 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Aug 22, 2021
Aug 30, 2021
From Moshi, Tanzania
To Moshi, Tanzania
USD$1,907
9 days / 5+ Spaces Left
Sep 16, 2021
Sep 24, 2021
From Moshi, Tanzania
To Moshi, Tanzania
USD$1,907
9 days / 5+ Spaces Left

Accommodation on the 7-Day Mount Kilimanjaro on Lemosho Route Tour

All the included accommodations are camping tents at designated camps along the trail. Tents are good quality and waterproof with a sleeping mattress. The provided tents are double occupancy. Private tents and private toilets can be rented at an additional cost. Small group mess tents with tables and chairs are provided as well.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement to have a single room while in the hotels (please enquire about the pricing). You can also pay a supplement of $5 USD per day to have a private tent.

Hotels on Standard Tour

K's Lodge in Moshi

This beautiful lodge near Moshi is a perfect spot to relax before and after your adventure to Kilimanjaro. Cozy rooms, nice area and all the amenities needed to guarantee comfortable stay!

Night 2

Mti Mkubwa Camp

Nestled in the trees of the forest, “Big Tree” camp will be your first home on the mountain. After only a day on the trail, you're already at 2780m!

Night 3

Shira 2 camp

Across the Plateau from Shira 1 Camp, enjoy another night taking in the beautiful views of the Kilimanjaro Valley.

Night 4

Barranco Camp

Barranco Camp is set in a rocky valley. Hopefully the view of the Barranco Wall in the distance will help motivate you for the upcoming journey.

Night 5

Karanga Camp

Set high just above the beautiful Karanga Valley, this site is a great place to explore or relax at the end of another long day on the trail.

Night 6

Barafu Camp

Tonight, you’re sleeping at over 4,600m above sea level with the summit in sight.

Night 7

Mweka Camp

You’ll enjoy an abundance of fresh air at the much lower altitude Mweka Camp, where you’ll celebrate your climb with fellow campers.

K's Lodge in Moshi

This beautiful lodge near Moshi is a perfect spot to relax before and after your adventure to Kilimanjaro. Cozy rooms, nice area and all the amenities needed to guarantee comfortable stay!

What’s Included in the 7-Day Mount Kilimanjaro on Lemosho Route Tour?

Meals

8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners, and purified drinking water are included.

Accommodations

Tented accommodations for 6 nights are included, as well as 2 nights in hotel before and after the trek.

Transportation during the Tour

This tour includes all the airport transfers and the transfers between Moshi and the trailhead before and after the tour.

Also Included

  • Experienced mountain guides
  • Porter and cook
  • Park fees
  • Quality four-season tents (based on twin share)
  • Sleeping mattress
  • Emergency oxygen cylinder
  • Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Conservation, camping and rescue fees
  • VAT (18% charged by the government)

Not included

  • Visas if required
  • Flights to and from Tanzania
  • Personal equipment such as sleeping bags, trekking poles, etc. (rental options are available)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic beverages

Optional Extras

  • Extra nights in Arusha or Moshi
  • Private toilet rental added to your gear: $100 USD
  • Additional equipment rentals (available locally)

Frequently Asked Questions about 7-Day Mount Kilimanjaro on Lemosho Route

Monkey Adventures is an East African (Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda) operator offering Safari Tours, Kilimanjaro climbs, and Gorilla tracking (Uganda). They have offices in Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda. The company offers Kilimanjaro climbs over different routes with a duration of 5 days to 9 days and all their departures are guaranteed. You can opt for a group joining trek (depending on if there is a group on that day) or a private trek just for your group.

Monkey Adventures is proud to share that the Tanzania National Parks Authority, Government of Tanzania recently presented them with the "Best Tour Operator" award for 2018/2019 and the company has also been recognized as the Travellers' Choice Winner - 2020 by Tripadvisor. In the past, Monkey Adventures have also won the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2018 and 2019.

Monkey Adventures guides hold certifications such as Kilimanjaro Guide Licence, Wilderness First Aid Responder, Tourism College Certificates, Kilimanjaro search and rescue, High altitude Medicine Skills Acquisition Program for Mountain Guide, and more.

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 5 / 5. The Lemosho route is very strenuous with some steep sections and difficult footing. The length of the tour allows for you to acclimatize, but the side effects from the elevation can be challenging. You don’t require any technical climbing skills for this route, but you should be a fit hiker.

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