8 Days Lemosho Route

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Lemosho Route
Route Overview

8 days Lemosho route is planned to give you an extra day of acclimatization this route can be completed in both 7 and 6 days but choosing less than 8 days on this route will reduce the chance of successful Summiting.

Form Moshi or Arusha the Dubu Adventures Kilimanjaro team will drive you for 4 to 5 hrs to Londorossi gate which is the main gate for registration on this route.

Route Highlights
  • The total length of this route from base to summit is 70km/42miles.
  • Less crowded.
  • Descending can be in different routes I.e, Mweka route.
  • You will pass by the Lava tower, Barranco wall, and Shira plateau.
  • 90% summit success rate.

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Day to Day Itinerary

$2200p/p Onwards

2 people :$1950
3pp. :$ 1900
4pp: $1870
5pp: $1840
7pp: $1800

Drive from your hotel to Londorossi gate for formalities, then drive to Lemosho trail and start a day hike to the first campsite.


Camping at Mti Mkubwa Camp

Elevation: 2,460m/7,742feet to 2,895m/9,498feet

Distance: 6 km/4 miles

Hiking time: 3-4 hrs

Habitat: Rainforest

Today we proceed on the trail leaving the rainforest and dive into savannah vegetation of tall grasses, heather, and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 Camp.


Camping at Shira 1 Camp

Elevation: 2,895m/9,498feet to 3,505m/11,500feet

Distance: 8 km/5 miles

Hiking time: 5-6 hrs

Habitat: Heath

Today, we will spend the full day exploring the Shira Plateau, one of the highest plateaus on earth. We will keep hiking until we reach shira 2 camp then divert from the main trail to Moir hut.


Moir hut

Elevation: 3,505m/11,500feet to 4,206m/13,800feet

Distance: 11 km/7 miles

Hiking time: 5-7 hrs

Habitat: Heath

Today we begin the day by climbing up a ridge and head southeast towards the Lava Tower – a 300 feet tall volcanic rock formation. We descend down to Barranco Camp through the strange but beautiful Senecio Forest to an altitude of 13,000 ft. Although you begin and end the day at the same elevation, the time spent at higher altitude is important for acclimatization.


Camping at Barranco Camp

Elevation: 4,206m/13,800feet to 4,629m/15,190feet

Distance: 7 km/4 miles

Hiking time: 4-5 hrs

Habitat: Alpine desert

Lava tower to Barranco wall

Elevation: 4,629m/15,190feet to 3,963m/13,044feet

Distance: 3 km/2 miles

Hiking time: 2-3 hrs

Habitat: Alpine desert

We begin the day by descending into a ravine to the base of the Great Barranco Wall. We will then climb the non-technical but steep, nearly 900ft, cliff.

From the top of the Barranco Wall, we cross a series of hills and valleys until we descend sharply into Karanga Valley. One more steep climb up leads us to Karanga Camp. This shorter day will prepare us for higher elevation at the summit.


Camping at Karanga Camp

Elevation: 3,963m/13,044feet to 3,994m/3,106feet

Distance: 5 km/3 miles

Hiking time: 4-5 hrs

Habitat: Alpine desert

We leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up the rocky section to Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the Southern Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, and enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are visible from this position.


Camping at Barafu Camp

Elevation: 3,994m/3,106feet to 4,672m/15,331feet

Distance: 4 km/2 miles

Hiking time: 4-5 hrs

Habitat: Alpine desert

Today during midnight time we will begin our ascent to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging part of the trek. At this elevation and time of day, the wind and cold can be extreme. We ascend in the darkness for several hours while taking frequent but short breaks. Near Stella Point (18,900ft), you will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see coming over Mawenzi Peak.

Finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak— the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro 5895 meters  and the continent of Africa. Here, you can take a moment to reflect on your tremendous accomplishment. You’ll obviously have the opportunity to take a few pictures from the ‘Rooftop of Africa’ to memorialize this special moment.

From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut campsite, stopping at Barafu for lunch.


Camping at Mweka Camp

Elevation: 4,672m/15,331feet to 5,895m/19,341feet

Distance: 5 km/3 miles

Hiking time: 7-8 hrs

Habitat: Arctic

Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp

Elevation: 5,895m/19,341feet to 3,067m/10,065feet

Distance: 12 km/7 miles

Hiking time: 4-6 hrs

Habitat: Rainforest

Our last day, we continue the descent to Mweka gate where our Dubu Adventures representative will be waiting to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel for a deep shower and a well earned long rest.

Elevation: 3,067m/10,065feet to 1,639m/5,380feet

Distance: 10 km/6 miles

Hiking time: 3-4 hrs

Habitat: Rainforest

Safari Tour includes the following:

  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks(As specified in the day-by-day section)

Not included in the  tour:

  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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