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The Lemosho route is one of the newer routes on the mountain, and a superb choice for your climb.
It is our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low traffic, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate.
The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the rainforest to Shira Ridge.

Unlike the popular Machame route, which simply intersects the Shira Plateau, the Lemosho route crosses the entirety of the plain from west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike. An added bonus is that climbers will 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. Descent is made via the Mweka route.
The minimum number of days required for this route is six days, although eight days is best.
Lemosho is considered the most scenic route on Kilimanjaro, and grants panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. Thus, Lemosho is highly recommended.

DAY 1: NAIROBI – ARUSHA
Travel to Arusha aboard morning shuttle bus –via Namanga border for immigratiom into Arusha for overnight at hotel booke d on bed and breakfast.

DAY 2: LONDOROSSI GATE/LEMOSHO TRAIL HEAD - BIG TREE CAMP (MTI MKUBWA) (2650 M/8695 FT)
Walking distance: 6 km/3.7 miles
Walking time: 2-3 hours
Altitude gain: 550 m/1795 ft

DAY 3: BIG TREE CAMP - SHIRA I (3480 M/11420 FT)
Walking distance: 8 km/5 miles
Walking time: 4-5 hours
Altitude gain: 830 m/2725 ft

DAY 4: SHIRA I - SHIRA HUTS (3850 M/12630 FT) VIA SHIRA CATHEDRAL
Walking distance: 11 km/6.8 miles
Walking time: 6-8 hours
Altitude gain: 370 m/1210 ft

DAY 5: SHIRA HUTS - VIA LAVA TOWER (4640 M/15220 FT) - BARRANCO HUTS (3985 M/13070 FT)
Walking distance: 9 km/5.6 miles
Walking time: 6-8 hours
Altitude gain: 135 m/440 ft (790 m/2590 ft to Lava Tower)

DAY 6: BARRANCO HUTS - KARANGA CAMP (4040 M/13255 FT)
Walking distance: 5.5 km/3.5 miles
Walking time: 4-5 hours
Altitude gain: 55 m/185 ft

DAY 7: KARANGA CAMP - BARAFU HUTS (4680 M/15360 FT)
Walking distance: 3.5 km/ 2.2 miles
Walking time: 4-5 hours
Altitude gain: 640 m/2105 ft

DAY 8: SUMMIT ATTEMPT VIA STELLA POINT (5752 M/18871 FT) TO UHURU PEAK (5895 M/19340 FT) AND DESCENT TO MILLENIUM CAMP (3820 M/12530 FT) (OR TO MWEKA HUT)
Walking distance: 5 km/3 miles ascent + 10 km/6.2 miles descent
Walking time: 5-6 hrs + 1-2 hours up, 5-6 hours down (the overall walking time may vary from 10 - 16 hours)
Altitude gain: 1072 m/ 3511 ft (Stella Point) or 1215 m/3980 ft (Uhuru Peak)
Descent: 2075 m/6810 ft

DAY 9: MILLENIUM CAMP - LEMOSHO GATE – ARUSHA
Walking distance: 20 km/12.5 miles
Walking time: 5 hours
Descent: 1990 m/6530 ft

INCLUDED

  • Transport to & from the mountain ex Nairobi (Shuttle Bus)
  • Accommodation at Arusha Center Inn Hotel BB (2nights)
  • Porters, Guide & Cooks Fee
  • Three meals a day whilst on the mountain
  • All hut & camping fees
  • All park entry fees
  • Certificate of achievement

NOT INCLUDED

  • Tipping to the guide & porters, cooks
  • Personal climbing gear - clothing’s & rucksack
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Beverages & mineral water
  • Items of personal nature.
  • Visa

MOUNTAIN GEAR CHECK-LIST

  • A Racksack For Your Equipments - To Be Carried By Porters
  • Sleeping Bag [Mountain Type], Day Pack – For Your Personal Items
  • Hiking, Climbing Boots ,Camp Shoes, Trainers Not Sandals

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