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Lemosho Route: Unveil Your 7-Day Kilimanjaro trekking


per person
  • 7 Days / 6 Night
  • Group : 4+
  • Tanzania

Embark on a thrilling 7-day Kilimanjaro hiking adventure via the Lemosho Route, promising an unforgettable journey filled with exploration and excitement. Traverse diverse landscapes, from lush rainforests to rocky paths, and immerse yourself in the majestic beauty of Africa's highest peak.

Experience the thrill of reaching new heights as you explore scenic alpine meadows and take in breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro's iconic summits. Whether you're an experienced climber or a novice adventurer, this expedition is designed to create lasting memories and help you achieve your summit goals.

Guided by experienced professionals and following a well-planned itinerary, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in Tanzania's rich culture and natural wonders while embarking on this iconic Kilimanjaro trek. Get ready for an exhilarating journey filled with camaraderie, stunning views, and a deep sense of accomplishment.

Highlights of the 7-Day Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro Hiking Adventure

  • Ascend Africa's tallest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, under the guidance of seasoned mountaineers.
  • Traverse diverse landscapes, from lush rainforests to vast alpine deserts, along the captivating Lemosho Route.
  • Reach the exhilarating summit of Uhuru Peak at 5,895 meters above sea level and relish your remarkable accomplishment.
  • Stay in cozy mountain huts and enjoy delectable meals prepared by our expert culinary team during your trek.
  • Engage with local communities along the route, embracing their warm hospitality and cultural richness.
  • Capture awe-inspiring views of glaciers, volcanic formations, and panoramic African vistas throughout your journey.
  • Contribute to sustainable tourism practices, supporting environmental conservation and community well-being.


If you've chosen the optional airport transfers, our team will arrange to pick you up either from Kilimanjaro Airport or Arusha Airport and transfer you to your hotel in Moshi.

Once you've settled in, we'll schedule a pre-trek briefing at your hotel in Moshi. It's recommended to arrive at least one day before the trek begins to ensure you're well-rested and prepared. During the briefing, we'll discuss the itinerary in detail, review your equipment, and provide any necessary rentals to ensure you have everything needed for a successful trek

  • Meals On your own
  • AccommodationHotel/lordge in Moshi

Begin your 7-Day Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro Hiking Adventure, starting from Lemosho Gate and reaching Big Tree Camp on day one. Traverse lush rainforests, spotting diverse wildlife and captivating flora. Gain altitude gradually, acclimatizing to the journey ahead. At Big Tree Camp, savor a well-prepared meal amidst nature's embrace. Prepare for the exciting days ahead as you explore Kilimanjaro's stunning landscapes.

  • Elevation Gain: 1830m/6000ft to 2650m/8700ft
  • Distance Covered: 6km/4mi
  • Estimated Trekking Time: 2-3 hours
  • Habitat Type: Montane Forest
  • Meals Provided: Lunch and Dinner

Ascend through the heath and moorland zones, enjoying panoramic views of Kilimanjaro. Reach Shira 1 Camp for dinner and overnight stay.

  • Elevation Gain: 2650m/8700ft to 3850m/12,600ft
  • Distance Covered: 16km/10mi
  • Hiking Time: 7-8 hours
  • Habitat Type: Moorland
  • Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Continue your ascent through the scenic Shira Plateau, witnessing dramatic landscapes and unique flora. Arrive at Shira 2 Camp for rest and acclimatization.

  • Elevation Gain: 3850m/12,600ft to 4000m/13,000ft
  • Distance Covered: 8km/5mi
  • Walking Time: 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Semi-desert
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Depart from Barranco Camp, taking in stunning mountain views as you hike through varied landscapes and rocky trails. Traverse picturesque valleys on your way to Karanga Camp, situated at 3,995 meters. Enjoy a revitalizing lunch break and rest amidst the high-altitude environment, preparing yourself for the exhilarating ascent to Barafu Camp. It's a day filled with adventure and serenity, offering a unique experience of Kilimanjaro's diverse terrain and breathtaking scenery.

  • Elevation Gain: From 3850m/12,600ft to 4000m/13,000ft
  • Distance Covered: 8km/5mi
  • Walking Time: 5-6 hours
  • Habitat Type: Semi-desert
  • Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Begin the day with a trek to Barafu Camp (4,673 meters), the base camp for the summit attempt, ascending through alpine desert terrain with spectacular views. Arrive at Barafu Camp in the afternoon to rest, hydrate, and prepare for the summit push. Enjoy an early dinner and settle in for an overnight stay at Barafu Camp, readying yourself for the challenging but rewarding summit climb.

  • Elevation Gain: From 4000m/13,000ft to 4700m/15,350ft
  • Distance Covered: 9km/5mi
  • Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
  • Habitat Type: Alpine Desert
  • Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Begin your summit attempt by ascending to Stella Point early in the morning, followed by the final push to Uhuru Peak, Africa's highest point at 5,895 meters. After conquering the summit, descend to Barafu Camp for a brief rest before continuing down to Mweka Camp for the night

  • Elevation Gain: From 4700m/15,350ft to 5895m/19,340ft (ascent), Descending to 3090m/10,150ft
  • Distance Covered: 5km/3mi ascent, 13km/8mi descent
  • Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent, 5-6 hours descent
  • Habitat Type: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
  • Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

On Day 7, begin your descent from Mweka Camp, winding through the lush rainforest and taking a moment to appreciate your successful summit climb. As you reach Mweka Gate at 1,640 meters, collect your well-deserved summit certificates, marking the culmination of your Kilimanjaro adventure. Afterward, head back to Moshi for a joyful celebration and some well-deserved relaxation, cherishing the memories of your remarkable journey.

  • Elevation Loss: From 3090m/10,150ft to 1680m/5500ft
  • Distance Covered: 10km/6mi
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat Type: Forest
  • Meals Provided: Breakfast

Included and Excluded

  • Experienced guide with safety certifications.
  • Accommodations with breakfast before and after trek.
  • Hassle-free airport transfers.
  • Nutritious meals throughout the trek.
  • Complimentary drinking water and full-board meals.
  • All-inclusive fees and permits.
  • Fair wages for mountain crew.
  • Portable private toilet and porter services.
  • Flights to and from the trek starting point.
  • Visa fees.
  • Travel or Medical Insurance is mandatory and recommended; please seek recommendations.
  • Medications.
  • Tips and gratuities for the porters and mountain crew (20% industry standard recommended).
  • Personal expenses for souvenirs or other purchases.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The 7-day Mount Kilimanjaro hike via the Lemosho route is considered moderately challenging. It requires a good level of physical fitness and preparation due to varying terrain and altitude changes.

The best time to hike Mount Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho route is during the dry seasons, which are typically from late June to early October and from late December to early March. These periods offer the most stable weather conditions for hiking.

Essential gear and equipment for the 7-day Mount Kilimanjaro hike via the Lemosho route include proper hiking boots, layered clothing for varying temperatures, a sleeping bag suitable for cold conditions, trekking poles, a headlamp, and a daypack for essentials.

Yes, altitude sickness is a concern during the hike. It's essential to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and listen to your guide's instructions. Consider medications like acetazolamide (Diamox) if recommended by your healthcare provider.

Accommodation options during the hike typically include tents at designated campsites. Some tours may offer upgraded options like mountain huts or lodges at higher altitudes.

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