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Mount Kilimanjaro on Lemosho Route (slower pace)

10 days

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Spend 10 exciting days trekking Africa's highest mountain at your own pace

This 8-day guided trek follows the Lemosho Route to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Enjoy more time to acclimatize on this spectacular trek, more time to enjoy the amazing scenery and have a higher success rate to see the summit.

This spectacular Tanzanian trek will start from the western side of Mount Kilimanjaro, beginning from Londorossi Gate. After that you will have the chance to explore the rainforests before ascending onto the mountain slopes and the environment becomes pretty much moon-like. Join us for this great guided African adventure!

Highlights of the Mount Kilimanjaro on Lemosho Route (slower pace)

Climb one of the most scenic and least busy routes on Mount Kilimanjaro
Traverse the wild heath and moorlands of Shira Plateau.
Enjoy the marvelous 360-degree views from the roof of Africa at 5895m!
Experience wild camping in magnificent, scenic locations.

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Mount Kilimanjaro on Lemosho Route (slower pace) Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Tanzania

Your guided Kilimanjaro trek starts today! Get picked up from the Kilimanjaro International Airport and return to Moshi town, where you will check-in to your hotel. You will also meet your guide today and be briefed on the 7-day Lemosho route, meet other guests and check your gear to make sure you are ready. Anything that you might be missing, can be rented here on this day.
Accommodation: Panama Garden Resort
Distance: None
Meals: No Meals Included

Day 2 Transfer to Lemosho Gate (2,100m) and trek to Big Tree Camp (2,780m)

Start your trek up Kilimanjaro with a transfer to the Lemosho Gate on the western side of Mount Kilimanjaro. Complete park formalities and start the trek through the forests of the Lemosho Glades. You will soon reach the Big Tree Camp, where you will be spending the night.
Accommodation: Big Tree Camp
Distance: 7km, 600m, 4 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 Big Tree Camp (2,780m) to Shira 1 Camp (3,500m)

Today’s trek along the Lemosho Route takes you to Shira 1 Camp. The route crosses a plateau of grassy moorland and heather scattered with volcanic rock formations. Along the way you will have great views of Kibo Peak floating on the clouds. You will gain a significant amount of altitude today and parts of the route are quite steep.
Accommodation: Shira 1 Camp
Distance: 8.5 km, 935m, 7 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 Shira 1 Camp (3,500m) to Shira 2 Camp (3,960m)

Today you move from Shira 1 to Shira 2 camp. You will get a chance to view the Northern Icefields and get some unusual views of Kibo. The trek will cross the moorland of the Shira Platea. As it’s a shorter day, in the afternoon you will take an acclimatization walk and head back to Shira 2 camp for dinner.
Accommodation: Shira 2 Camp
Distance: 8 km, 400m, 5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 Shira 2 Camp (3,900m) to Barranco Camp (3,960m)

Today is another great day for acclimatization, as you will gain a lot of elevation, but sleep at roughly the same elevation. You should have panoramic views as you gain elevation and enter the upland desert and then on lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach. You will reach Lava Tower at 4,640m, the highpoint for the day, before a steep descent into the Great Barranco Valley, where you will sleep at Barranco Camp. You will reach a high point of 4,600m on today’s trek, so you will be feeling the altitude, though by sleeping low it will help your body to get used to the altitude.
Accommodation: Barranco Camp
Distance: 10km, 665m, 7 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 Barranco Camp (3,960m) to Karanga Camp (3,963m)

Start today’s walk by descending into the Great Barranco ravine, after which you come up on a steep path known as the Great Barranco Wall. This part of the Lemosho route involves some tiring, but not overly technical terrain. You will pass under the Kersten and Heim glaciers and head towards the Karanga Valley, the last stop for fresh water before the summit. You will stay at the Karanga Camp, however for those feeling strong there will be a mid-afternoon acclimatization trek up to around 4,200m before descending back to the camp for the night.
Accommodation: Karanga Camp
Distance: 5.5km, 350m, 5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 Karanga Camp (3,963m) to Barafu Camp (4,640m)

Today’s trek is short, only 3km to nearby Barafu camp, which is at 4,640m. Though only 3km, it is also 625m of elevation gain, so it’s a steep trek today. You will cross barren scree slopes that will leave you tired, as at this altitude ascending is very tough. You’ll arrive in camp early, and enjoy a rest and a lot of eating, as tomorrow the main ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro begins.
Accommodation: Barafu Camp
Distance: 3km, 625m, 3 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 Barafu Camp (4,640m) to Uhuru Peak (5,895m) & down to Millennium Camp (3,790m)

Today you should summit Mount Kilimanjaro. You will start trekking at around midnight in order to arrive at the crater rim around sunrise. The route will head steeply up towards the summit glaciers. Expect to climb for 4-5 hours on a steady and steep path. If all goes well, you will arrive at Stella Point (5,739 m) on the crater rim with the first rays of sunlight. The views from within the crater are spectacular. It will take one more hour to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro - Uhuru Peak (5,895m). Return from the summit of Kilimanjaro back past Stella Point all the way to Barafu Camp for a well-earned. Later in the day continue down to Millennium Camp.
Accommodation: Millennium Camp
Distance: 13.4km, 1,250m Up, 2,000m down , 12-15 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 Millennium Camp (3,790m) to Mweka Gate (1,630m)

This is the last trekking day on this guided tour on the Lemosho route to the summit of Kilimanjaro. Today is a gentle day compared to yesterday, as your walk down through a rainforest to Mweka Gate, where you exit the park. Meet the vehicles and return to the hotel in Moshi, where you will enjoy a shower and probably a cold beer or two, before a big celebration.
Accommodation: Panama Garden Resort
Distance: 12.1km, 2,100m down, 6 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10 Departure

Today it’s all up to you and what time your flight leaves. If you have time, you can explore the town of Moshi and find some souvenirs to commemorate your summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Consider sparing an hour of your time to help our environmental conservation efforts by planting a tree in the Kilimanjaro region.
Accommodation: None, departure day
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Dates and Prices of Mount Kilimanjaro on Lemosho Route (slower pace) trek

This hiking tour in Tanzania can be run either as a custom tour for your group only, or you can join a group for a fixed departure. This tour is typically run from June to October and December to March, however, it can be run April, May, and November.

Prices of Private Guided Mount Kilimanjaro on Lemosho Route (slower pace) trek

Pricing is based on the number of guests on your trip. Prices are based on number of guests:

  • 2-4 Guests: $2,350 USD per guest
  • 4-9 Guests: $2,350 USD per guest
  • 10+ Guests: $2,150 USD per guest

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Accommodation on Mount Kilimanjaro on Lemosho Route (slower pace) Tour

This accommodations on this trekking tour of Mount Kilimanjaro on the Lemosho route are in tents while on Mount Kilimanjaro and in a private room in a lodge while in Moshi. In some cases, accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $150 USD to have a private room as a solo travelers. In some cases, there may be other solo travelers, and we can match you with participants of the same sex.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Panama Garden Resort ★★★

This beautiful hotel has everything you need to make your stay in Moshi comfortable: the resort has a beautiful garden area with swimming pool, bar, BBQ corner and free WiFi.

Night 2

Big Tree Camp

Big Tree Camp is a well-organized camp just outside the tropical forest area at 3,000m. There are views of the peak. There are splendid sunset views on Mount Meru.

Night 3

Shira Camp

After cresting the dramatic Shira Ridge, you'll see why people rave about the views from the plateau. This is 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

Millennium Camp

Your final campsite on the mountain. At a much more comfortable lower altitude, you'll see the trees are starting to appear again.

Panama Garden Resort ★★★

This beautiful hotel has everything you need to make your stay in Moshi comfortable: the resort has a beautiful garden area with swimming pool, bar, BBQ corner and free WiFi.

What’s included in the Mount Kilimanjaro on Lemosho Route (slower pace) Tour?

Meals

9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners

Accommodations

Accommodations for 9 nights along the tour

Transportation during the Tour

2-way shared airport transfers between Moshi and Kilimanjaro International Airport

Also Included

  • 2-way shared airport transfers to Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters for the Mount Meru Trek
  • Park fees, camping fees & rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • Accommodation in tents on the Lemosho Route. Pre & Post Trek accommodation at the Weru Weru River Lodge (or alternative) on Bed & Breakfast Basis
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Gear, such as double layered sleeping mats and 3-season mountain tents
  • Katadyn filtered water throughout the trek
  • Tree donation in support of our environmental conservation projects
  • Supplemental Oxygen and pulse Oximeter

Not included

  • Tips – see FAQ for guidelines per group.
  • Air Travel to Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Any meals or drinks not specified in the itinerary
  • Laundry Services & Items of personal nature.

Optional Extras

  • Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent: $150 USD
  • Sleeping bag rental - $20 USD
  • Extra porter - $15 USD per day
  • Transfers:
    • Moshi to Arusha - $60 USD per vehicle (one way)
    • Moshi to Nairobi - $200 USD per vehicle (one way)

Optional Tours

  • Materuni + Coffee Tour Day trip - $60 USD per person
  • Rundugai Hot water springs Day Trip - $40 USD per person
  • Cycling day trip - $60 USD
  • Cultural Day Trip - $50 USD
  • 2 Days Safari – $680 USD per person. This safari is suitable for trekkers after Kilimanjaro, and the price includes meals, transport, park fees and accommodation. National Parks that are visited are Tarangire National Park & Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Frequently Asked Questions about Mount Kilimanjaro on Lemosho Route (slower pace)

Ahsante tours is a family-run tour operator based in Moshi. They aim to provide exceptional treks and game drives at fair prices. They’ve been leading guests in Africa for over 20 years.

Ahsante provides each client with family-like service, keeping the values of care, trust, respect, and commitment at the centre of their operations.

They are committed to ensuring each guest has the best adventure possible.

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 5 / 5 due to the elevation and very long summit day.

Local Guide

Julius, Ahsante Tours
Julius
Moshi, Tanzania

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