kilimanjaro mountain climbing
The lemosho route is known for its caves.
Kilimanjaro climbing lemosho route
itinerary Lemosho route
Arusha (1400m) – Londorossi Gate (2100m) – Mti Mkubwa camp (2750m) 5 hrs
You will drive two hours from Arusha (1400m) to Londorossi Park Gate (2100m). In the village near Londorossi Gate, you will receive a packed lunch and can buy mineral water for the hike. Then the final 45 minutes of the drive leading up to the gate will be on a bumpy forest track requiring 4WD vehicles.
Mti Mkubwa Camp (2750m) – Shira 2 Camp (3840m) 6 hrs
You will cross many streams and walk over a plateau that leads to Shira 2 Camp (3840m). At this campsite, you will be next to a stream and have a spectacular view of the Western Breach and its glaciers in the East.
Shira (3840m) – Lava Tower (4630m) – Barranco Camp (3950m) 4 hrs
After 5 hours of walking east, you will be come face to face with the Lava Tower (4630m). Packed lunches are served at the Tower and hikers have the option of climbing the massive Lava Tower weather permitting.
Barranco Camp (3950m) – Barafu Camp (4550m) 8hrs
At the top of the Wall, you will have a view of Heim Glacier and will be above the clouds. The trail then winds up and down in the Karanga Valley and intersects with the Mweka Route, which is the trail used to descend on the final two days.
Summit Attempt Barafu camp (4550m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka (3100m) 13 hrs
Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak, 7-8 hours to descend to Mweka Distance: Approximately 7 kilometers ascent and 23 kilometers descent
Mweka camp (3100m) – Mweka Gate (1980m) 6hrs
The National Park requires all hikers to sign their names to receive certificates of completion. Hikers who reached Stella Point (5685m) receive green certificates and hikers who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates.
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 minimum number of days required for this route is six days, although eight days is ideal.
Lemosho is considered the most beautiful route on Kilimanjaro and grants panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. It is our favorite route because it offers a great balance of low traffic, scenic views and a high summit success rate. Thus, Lemosho comes highly recommended. Most of our clients use Lemosho.
Lemosho Route 6 days Rates including VAT:
|1 person $2,229|
Per person for 2 people $1982
Per person for 3 people $1870
Per person for 4 people $1758
Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents
Professional, experienced, mountain guides
All Park fees
All meals while on the Mountain
Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
Large portions of fresh, healthy nutritious food
Clean, purified drinking water
Crisis management and safety procedures
Fair and ethical treatment of porters
Items not included:
Accommodation in Arusha
Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
Meals not listed above