Kilimanjaro Lemosho route 7 Days

Description for Kilimanjaro Lemosho route 7 Days

The Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route is often considered to be the best route for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Not long ago, there were only two major ways to climb Kilimanjaro.

The Coca-Cola (Marangu) and Whiskey (Machame) routes. The Kilimanjaro park authority, on the other hand, constructed additional routes to Africa’s highest peak as Tanzania’s tourist industry expanded.

Profess it because of its beauty, remoteness, and high success rate.

Kilimanjaro Lemosho route 7 Days

Day by Day Itinerary


You will be met at the Kilimanjaro international airport and taken to your accommodation in Moshi town, where you will meet your guide who will educate you on your forthcoming trip and do an equipment check to ensure you have all of the required mountain gear.

On this day, you may hire the missing equipment.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are all Included



Pick up from the lodge and transport to the Lemosho gate, where your journey will begin. Leave Moshi early in the morning towards Londorossi village, where the gate is situated.

The beginning of the 2100m walk goes up through the lush forest zone up to the northern side’s lower slopes, leading to Shira Plateau. 4 to 5 hours at Mti Mkubwa (2650m).

  • Distance traveled: 7km 
  • Time spent: 4hrs
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are all Included


DAY 2: BIG TREE (2780M) TO SHIRA CAMP 2 (3900M)

As you walk over a plateau of green moorland and heather dotted with volcanic rock formations, you’ll cover a lot of distance today. As we walk towards our goal, Shira 2, we will pass through Shira 1 Camp, where there are frequent vistas of Kibo Peak floating in the clouds.

As we approach Shira 1, we gain a significant amount of height, and sections of the path are very steep.

As you approach Shira 2, you’ll have the opportunity to see the Northern Ice Fields from the western side of the mountain, as well as some unique Kibo vistas. Our gradual ascent over the Shira Plateau’s moorland will aid acclimatization, and we’ll be treated to spectacular panoramic vistas.

  • Distance traveled: 16.5km 
  • Time spent:  11hrs
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are all Included



Your journey begins with a steep climb with far-reaching panoramic vistas, taking you into the upland desert climatic zone and over lava ridges under the Western Breach glaciers. You’ll reach the Lava Tower’s unique peak (4640 m), our day’s high point and a wonderful spot to have your lunch.

We descend steeply in the afternoon to our overnight camp in the Great Barranco Valley (3960 m), protected by high cliffs yet with expansive views of the plains below.

  • Distance traveled: 10km 
  • Time spent: 7hrs
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are all Included



Our day begins with a descent into the Great Barranco, a massive valley. We next ascend the Great Barranco Wall, which separates us from Kibo’s southeastern slopes. It’s a rock climb that’s not technically difficult but is lengthy and exhausting.

We continue towards the Karanga valley, passing under the Heim and Kersten glaciers. From here, we have a hard trek up from Karanga valley to Karanga camp, which is located at 3963 meters. We’ll have a mid-afternoon acclimatization hike up to approximately 4200m for those who feel up to it before returning to camp for the night.

  • Distance traveled: 5.5km 
  • Time spent: 5hrs
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are all Included



We started our hike to Barafu camp at 4640m after a nice night’s sleep and breakfast. We’ll be climbing over barren scree hills with no vegetation in sight. The altitude adds to the difficulty of the uphill trek.

We eat and relax when we get at camp in the afternoon as we prepare for a long night and day ahead. It’s critical to stay hydrated and warm. We have a late supper and then attempt to sleep since we’ll be up between 11 and 12 a.m. to begin the trek to the top.

  • Distance traveled: 3km
  •  Time spent: 3hrs
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are all Included


Around midnight, we set out on a hard ascent to the top glaciers. We’ll be climbing scree for 4 to 5 hours, but we’ll gain a lot of height in a short amount of time. The vistas are breathtaking.

As the first rays of the light reach the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m), we should be there. The views to the craggy Mawenzi peak and beyond are magnificent, and we are surrounded by spectacular ice cliffs inside the crater.

After another hour of trekking, we arrive at Uhuru Peak, the highest point on the mountain (5895m). We start our descent by returning to Stella Point, then descending on the scree slope and trail down to Barafu Camp for breakfast, before eventually arriving in Millennium Camp for a well-deserved rest.

  • Distance traveled: 13.4km 
  • Time spent: 15hrs
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are all Included



A pleasant walk through the jungle leads us to Mweka Gate, where we complete park procedures and get certificates to proudly display! After that, we’ll be greeted by our cars and taken back to the hotel in Moshi, where you may have a nice welcome shower.

  • Distance traveled: 12.1km 
  • Time spent: 6hrs
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are all Included


After the hike, you’ll have the rest of the day free to relax before your trip home. Depending on flight schedules, you may want to go sightseeing around Moshi and pick up some souvenirs before going to the airport.

*If you want to continue exploring Tanzania, safaris, Zanzibar, and other add-ons are available.

  • Breakfast is included in the price.

Prices For Kilimanjaro Lemosho route 7 Days

Route name1 Person2-4 People5-7 People8-10 People11 & Above
Kilimanjaro Lemosho route 7 Days$ 2,000/Person$ 1,850/Person$ 1,800/Person$ 1,700/Person1,650/Person

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