8 Days Lemosho Route

Route Description

The Lemosho route is one of the newer routes on Mount Kilimanjaro. The route begins in the west and rather than simply intersecting Shira Plateau (like Machame), Lemosho crosses it from Shira Ridge to Shira Camp. Climbers encounter low traffic until the route joins the Machame route. Afterwards, Lemosho follows the same route through Lava Tower, Barranco and Barafu, known as the southern circuit. The trail begins north of Shira, also on the western side of the mountain. But unlike the Shira Route, where for the first day you walk on a wide 4 WD road, Lemosho is a narrow wilderness trail right from the beginning, passing through pristine and remote rainforest with good chances of seeing wildlife.

Day By Day Itinerary

We will pick you up from your hotel in Moshi at
0800 and drive to the Londross Gate to obtain permits and clearance After
registration and clearance, begin your trek trek to Forest Camp where you will
have dinner and overnight (3-4 hours of trekking). (2,650 M). Meal Plan: {L, D}

Trek from Forest Camp to Shira 1 Camp, 4-5 hours of
trekking, where you will have dinner and overnight. 3,610 M). Meal Plan: {B, L,

Elevation Gain and Loss: 880 meters, 2,900 feet.
Today you have a 3-4 hour trek from Shira 1 to Shira 2 Camp where you will have
dinner and overnight. (3,840M). Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

From Shira 2 Camps, trek about 6 hours to Barranco

Camp (3,950 M) for dinner and overnight. Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
■ Elevation (ft): 13,100ft to 15,300ft
■ Distance: 4 km
■ Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
■ Habitat: Alpine Desert

Today you will trek from Barranco to Barafu Camp.
You will have dinner and overnight at Barafu (4,550 M). Meal Plan: {B, L, D}

You will rise shortly after midnight to begin your final ascent to the top of Kilimanjaro. You should reach the summit by sunrise after about 4 hours and then descend to Mweka Camp 3,100 M (4 hours) for dinner and overnight. Meal Plan: {B, L, D}.

Today it will be about 3-4 hours to reach the Mweka Gate where you receive your Summit

Certificate and drive back to Moshi and your hotel. Meal Plan: {B, L}