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Overview of mountain Kilimanjaro hiking lemosho route

The lemosho route is considered the most scenic trail on Kilimanjaro, granting panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. As one of the newer routes, Lemosho is a superb choice for your climb. It is our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low crowds, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate. Most of clients that do mountain Kilimanjaro hiking using lemosho route and their feedback to this route is excellent. We highly recommend Lemosho route to our clients. The climb begins at Londorossi Gate at an altitude of 2360 meters, with an approach far to the west of the mountain. It then circles around Kilimanjaro to the south, passing through majestic rainforest where some of the region’s most unique wildlife can often be seen. The route continues up to the mountain’s third summit at Shira Ridge.


You will be picked up by mond safaris representatives at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your hotel in Moshi town; you will meet your guide who will brief you on your 8 Days mountain Kilimanjaro hiking tour and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. The missing gear can be rented on this day.
Meals Plan: All meals



climbing Kilimanjaro	You will be picked up by mond safaris driver at your hotel at around 08:00am and transferred to the Lemosho gate located on the western side of Kilimanjaro. After the registration process you will still start our climb steadily through the forests of the Lemosho glades to reach Big Tree camp where you will be spending the night.
Distance covered: 7km / 4.3mi
Approx. time taken: 4 hours
Meals Plan: All meals

DAY 3: BIG TREE CAMP (2780) TO SHIRA 2 CAMP (3900)

Today you will cover a lot of ground as you trek across a plateau of grassy moorland and heather
scattered with volcanic rock formations. We will trek through Shira 1 Camp from where there are often views of Kibo Peak floating on the clouds as we head towards our destination which is Shira 2.. We gain a reasonable amount of altitude as we head towards Shira 1 and parts of the route are fairly steep. As you proceed towards Shira 2 you will get the chance to view the Northern Ice fields from the western side of the mountain with some unusual views of Kibo. Our steady climb across the moorland of the Shira Plateau will help with acclimatization and we enjoy great panoramic views.
Distance covered: 16.5km / 10.3mi
Approx. time taken: 9 – 11 hrs
Meals: All meals

DAY 4: SHIRA 2 CAMP (3900m) TO BARACCO CAMP (3960m)

Your trek starts with an ascent with far-reaching panoramic views, walking in to the climatic zone of the upland desert and on the lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach. You will reach the distinct pinnacle of the Lava Tower (4640 m), our high point for the day and a great place to enjoy your lunch. In the afternoon we make a steep descent to our camp for the night, located in the base of the Great Barranco Valley (3960 m), sheltered by towering cliffs but with extensive views of the plains below.
Distance covered: 10km / 6.2mi
Approx. time taken: 7 hrs
Meals Plan: All meals


Kilimanjaro climbAfter a good night’s rest and breakfast, we set off on our walk to Barafu camp at 4640m. The climb will take us across desolate scree slopes with no vegetation around us at all. It’s a tough steep walk made more difficult by the altitude. On arriving at camp we eat and spend the afternoon resting as we prepare for a long night and day ahead. It is important to keep hydrated and warm. We have an early dinner and then try to get some sleep as we will be getting up at between 11pm and 12pm to start the climb to the summit.
Distance covered: 3km / 1.9mi
Approx. time taken: 3 hours
Meals: All meals


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We start off at around midnight, and walk steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. We will be climbing scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. We should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m) as the first rays of the sun hit us. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround us and the views to jagged Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour’s walking takes us to the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). We begin our descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on scree slope and track back to Barafu Camp for breakfast, before finally heading down to Millennium Camp for a long well-earned rest.
Distance covered: 13.4km / 8.3mi
Approx. time taken: 12 – 15 hours
Meals: All meals


A gentle trek takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates, which you can hang up with pride! You will then meet mond safaris driver/ guide and return to the hotel in Moshi, where you can treat yourself to a hot welcome shower.
Distance covered: 12.1km / 7.5mi
Approx. time taken: 6 hours
Meals: All meals


This will be your last day of your 8 days mountain Kilimanjaro hiking lemosho route , You will be dropped at the airport .


What is included in this climb Kilimanjaro package

-Private transport to and from Kilimanjaro International Airport
-2 nights of accommodation in Moshi with all meals. {weru weru river lodge or Parkview hotel}
-Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate
-Park entry fees,
-Camping fees
-Crater fee (if any)
-Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees
-18% VAT on tour fees & services
-4 Season mountain tents
-Double layered Sleeping Mats 4 inches (10cm) thick
-Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters
-3 meals daily while on the mountain
13. Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek
-Hot water for washing
– Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
-Government taxes
-Portable oxygen tanks
-Ox meter
-Emergency first-aid kit
-Portable flush toilet with a toilet and tent
-Mountain climbing certificates

What is Excluded in this trip of climbing Kilimanjaro

-Drinks at your hotel before and after climb.
-Travel insurance
-Laundry (Available at hotel)
-Personal items and toiletries
-Tips for guides, porters and cook
-Travel insurance

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