Lemosho route
Climb Kilimanjaro on the Lemosho Route

Lemosho route - Kilimanjaro - 7/8 days

Lemosho route is a very pleasant one where wildlife is often spotted in the forest. This is one of the quietest uphill trails to Kilimanjaro. 

It is not recommended to attempt this route during the rainy season as its starting point is hard to access at this time. This route is not as popular as the Machame or the Marangu routes, but it is a good alternative to consider for those more leisurely climbers who enjoy reaching the summit as much as every step on the way. The different landscapes are another benefit of this route.   Along the way one can enjoy the attractive forests on the western side of the massif, the Shira Plateau and the scenic journey along the south side of the mountain from the Lava Tower and Barranco Camp.

Accommodation will be provided in tents. Like the Machame Route, this one also descends using the Mweka Route. From Shira 1, the itinerary is the same as Machame except for an extra day at Karanga Camp, which makes acclimatization much easier and shortens distances to Barafu Camp. This allows us to face the summit day more refreshed and with a greater prospect of success.

  • Day 1: Moshi-Londorossi Gate (2.000m) – Mti Mkubwa (2.650m)
  • Day 2: Mti Mkubwa – Shira 1 Camp (3.610m)
  • Day 3: Shira 1 Camp – Shira 2 Camp (3.850m)
  • Day 4: Shira 2 Camp – Lawa Tower (4.650m) – Barranco Camp (3.950m)
  • Day 5: Barranco Camp – Karanga Camp (4.000m)
  • Day 6: Karanga Camp – Barafu Camp (4.600m)
  • Day 7: Barafu Camp – Uhuru Peak (5.895m) – Mweka Camp (3.100m)
  • Day 8: Mweka Camp – Mweka Gate (1.980m) – Moshi
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  • When to go: The best time to climb Kilimanjaro from the climatological point of view is during the warmest and driest months (January, February and September). June, July and August are also good months, although the weather may be more variable. On the other hand, one must bear in mind that it is at this time is when we find more mountaineers. Machame usually presents an intermediate influx situation, specifically during those periods of higher attendance.
  • Climate: One of the main reasons for not successfully completing the ascent of Kilimanjaro is the so-called "altitude sickness" that may occur in some people when climbing heights 3,500m above sea level, without allowing time to your body to adapt. To prevent the possible effects of altitude, we recommend that hikers extend their trip by an extra day. This acclimatization day is invested in taking several walks up and down, thereby accustoming the body to height. Another possibility for a good acclimatization is to do the Mont Meru climb (4,566m) before climbing Kilimanjaro.
  • Luggage: It should be noted that porters carry 15 Kg at the most. In case of excess baggage, another porter must be hired, which means an extra cost for the client. This usually happens on very special cases, the extra baggage not necessary for the ascension can be left in the hotel. List of recommended materials to be necessary to be taken on the ascent. Click here for the full list of clothing, equipment and essential documentation.

It includes:

  • Transportation from the airport or hotel
  • Entrance fee to the Kilimanjaro National Park according to the length of the route
  • Professional English or Spanish speaking guide
  • Porters and cook
  • Three daily meals and water
  • Tents and mats
  • Oxygen bottle and pulse oximeter for the group


  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Does not include travel insurance
  • Visa or visa fees
  • Gratuities (approximately 10% of the price)


  • Accommodation in Moshi

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