8-Day Mount Kilimanjaro on Lemosho Route

8-Day Mount Kilimanjaro on Lemosho Route

8-Day Mount Kilimanjaro on Lemosho Route

Prices

From $2,025USD

Difficulty

Guided

Camping, Hotel

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Highlights

Hike through the amazing scenery on Lemosho route to summit Mount Kilimanjaro

Discover the diverse landscapes and climate zones of the mountain.

Spot monkeys and many types of birds that live in the rainforest.

Camp under the stars with scenic views along your route.

Experience a magnificent sunrise from Stella Point before you reach the summit.

Ready to climb the highest mountain in Africa? This tour takes you on a guided trek up Mount Kilimanjaro on the Lemosho route. You won’t have to worry about finding your way, making your meals or carrying your tent with the help of experienced guides, porters and a cook. They’ll provide all the support you need so you can focus on getting to the summit.

Taking this route gives you a perfect amount of time to become acclimated to the high elevation. It also is one of the most scenic routes on the mountain. You’ll see the famous Kilimanjaro sights, such as Shira Plateau, the Lava Tower and Barranco Wall. You’ll also enjoy that the beginning of your trek will be more secluded before you join some of the busier camps as you get closer to the summit. This is a demanding trail, but a gorgeous way to climb Africa’s tallest mountain. It’s time to take on the 8-Day Mount Kilimanjaro on Lemosho Route tour!

8-Day Mount Kilimanjaro on Lemosho Route Itinerary

Day 1 Pre-trek briefing

After your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Moshi and transfer to your hotel, you’ll meet with a representative for a trek briefing and equipment assessment. This will also give you ample time to look after any additional equipment rental you may want.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Moshi
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Arrive at Londorossi Park Gate

You’ll be picked up from your Moshi hotel for the drive to Londrossi Park Gate. This little wooden village is where you’ll begin your trek. Columbus monkeys are common along the beginning of your trail through the rainforest. There are sometimes larger wildlife residents in the area, so you may be accompanied by an armed ranger in case there are buffalo or elephants nearby. Your first camp Mti Mkubwa is on the edge of the forest, so there could be wildlife sightings here as well.

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 Hike Shira Ridge to Shira Plateau

As the rainforest fades into moorland you’ll experience sweeping views, especially as you climb up the dramatic Shira Ridge. You’ll trek through the heather and across some streams before arriving at Shira 1 Camp in the meadow.

Overnight Location
Camping on Mount Kilimanjaro (3,500m / 11,482’)
Distance
4 to 5 hours, 8 km, 850m of elevation gain
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Cross the plateau to explore or relax at Shira 2 Camp

You’ll have plenty of time today to cross the plateau to Shira 2 camp. From here you’ll be able to explore the area or take in the views and relax at camp. This rest day will help you acclimate to the altitude before you continue higher.

Overnight Location
Camping on Mount Kilimanjaro (3,810m / 12,500’)
Distance
4 to 5 hours, 8 km, 310m of elevation gain
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 Visit the Lava Tower and trek to Barranco Camp

You will be hiking out of the valley and up to the Lava Tower today. This volcanic rock outcropping is shaped like a shark’s tooth, and you have the choice to scramble up it. Today you’ll be climbing to a higher altitude before descending again to camp for the night at Barranco Camp.

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 6 Conquer the Barranco Wall and hike to Karanga Camp

Today you’ll be hiking up the imposing Barranco Wall. This will be good practice for the challenging ascent to the summit. From the top, you’ll have views clear into the Karanga Valley, which you’ll be trekking across before camping 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 7 Short trek to Barafu to prepare for summit day

As you hike through the alpine desert this morning, you’ll have completed the South Circuit of the peak and seen it from many different angles. You won’t have a lot of ground to cover before you arrive at Barafu Camp for an early dinner. Head to bed early in preparation for tomorrow’s long day.

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 8 Midnight hike and reach the top of Uhuru Peak

It will still be dark out when your trek begins around midnight. You’ll have to dig deep through this challenging section of heavy scree and steep ascent. After you cross between Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers you’ll begin climbing up to Stella Pont. Here you’ll have a break to take in a magnificent sunrise before you attempt the summit. It’s about another hour through snow to reach the peak.

Congratulations! You’ve reached the highest point in Africa, and the views will be incredible. Take a moment to celebrate your success before beginning the trek back down. You still have a long day ahead of you, as you’ll have to hike down to a safer altitude before you can camp for the night at Mweka Camp.

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 9 Hike to Mweka Gate and return to Moshi

You’ll appreciate the warmer temperature and how much easier it is to breathe as you descend back into the rainforest. Upon your arrival at Mweka Gate, you’ll receive your summit certificate, and your driver will meet you to take you back to Moshi.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Moshi
Distance
3 to 4 hours, 10 km, 1410m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 10 Goodbye!

Today, after a good night’s sleep, you’ll head to the airport for your departure flight. Goodbye, Kilimanjaro!

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

8-Day Mount Kilimanjaro on Lemosho Route Price and Dates

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

Prices below are per person:

  • Guided group of 2: $2,175USD per person
  • Guided group of 3: $2,095USD per person
  • Guided group of 4-6: $2,025USD per person
  • Guided group of 7: on request

Join a Group Tour on the 8-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:

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Accommodation on the 8-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 as additional gear. Small group mess tents with tables and chairs are provided as well. You’ll also spend one night before and after the tour in a quiet, cozy hotel in Moshi.

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 $25USD per day to have a private tent.

Lindrin 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 1 Camp

After cresting the dramatic Shira Ridge, you’ll see why people rave about the views from the plateau where you’ll find Shira Camp.

Night 4

Shira 2 camp

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

Night 5

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 6

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 7

Barafu Camp

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

Night 8

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.

Lindrin 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!

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the 8-Day Mount Kilimanjaro on Lemosho Route Tour?

Meals

9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners, and purified drinking water are included.

Accommodations

Tented accommodations for 7 nights are included. 2 accommodations before and after the tour in Moshi are included too.

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 bag, 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 Moshi or Arusha
  • Private toilet rental added to your gear: $125USD
  • Additional equipment rentals (available locally)

Frequenty Asked Questions about 8-Day Mount Kilimanjaro on Lemosho Route

How hard is the 8-Day Mount Kilimanjaro on Lemosho Route tour?

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 an extra day to acclimatize, but the side effects from the elevation can still be challenging. You don’t require any technical climbing skills for this route but you should be a fit hiker to embark on this tour.

What makes the 8-Day Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route different than other routes?

This is one of the most scenic routes up Mount Kilimanjaro, and portions of the trail are much quieter than the most popular routes. Although it’s not the easiest route, it does enjoy a high percentage of summit success rate.

Is there first aid available on the 8-Day Mount Kilimanjaro on Lemosho Route tour?

Yes, the experienced and professional guides are all trained in first aid as well as in the use of personal protective equipment.

Are equipment rentals included?

A tent, sleeping pad and mess tent are all included. You’ll need to provide your own personal trekking equipment such as sleeping bag, hiking boots, and trekking poles. You will have the opportunity to rent anything you are missing locally the day before your departure.

Do I need a visa to travel to Tanzania?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the 8-Day Mount Kilimanjaro on Lemosho Route tour?

9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 7 dinners are included. Clean drinking water will also be provided.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover hiking at high altitudes. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Moshi to start this tour?

Fly to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).

Is the 8-Day Mount Kilimanjaro on Lemosho Route tour in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English-speaking.

Where does the 8-Day Mount Kilimanjaro on Lemosho Route tour end?

The tour ends with a transfer to the Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Tanzania?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Tanzania?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Tanzania for this tour?

The best time to travel to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro is during the warmest and driest times of the year, which tend to be December-March and June-October.

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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Prices

From $2,025USD

Difficulty

Guided

Camping, Hotel

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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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 an extra day to acclimatize, but the side effects from the elevation can still be challenging. You don’t require any technical climbing skills for this route but you should be a fit hiker to embark on this tour.

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