8 Days Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro Trek


Day 1: Lemosho Gate to Mti Mkumbwa (2,650 m/8,692 ft)

  • Hike time: 3hrs
  • Elevation Change: + 650 M/+2,132
  • Estimation distance: 10 km
  • Final Elevation: 2,650 m/8,694 ft

After a 1 1/2-hour drive from Moshi check in is at the Lemosho Gate. Day 1 is fairly easy with a 3/4-hour climb to Miti Mkubwa Camp.

Day 2: Mti Mkubwa (2,650 m/8,692 ft) to Shira One Camp (3,609 m/11,841 ft.)

  • Hike time: 5 – 6 hrs
  • Elevation change: + 950 M/+3116
  • Estimation distance: 12 km
  • Final Elevation: 3609 m/11,841 ft

A few hours walk will see the end of the forest and the beginning of a climb through heather forest to the edge of the Shira Caldera. Destination is the scenic Shira One Camp

Day 3: Shira One Camp (3,609 m/11,841 ft.) to Shira Two Camp (3,849 m/12,628 ft.)

  • Hike time: 5 – 6 hrs
  • Elevation change: + 240 M/+787 ft
  • Elevation distance: 5 km
  • Final elevation: 3849 m/12,628 ft.

Today is spent on a gentle hike across the Shira Plateau with possible side trips to Shira Cathedral. Camp is at the first high camp of Shira Two.

NOTE: From Shira Two Camp the trail links with Machame Route.

Day 4: Shira Two Camp (3,849 m/12,628 ft.) to Barranco Hut (3,948 m/12,956 ft.)

  • Hike time: 5 hrs
  • Elevation change: +100 M/+328 ft
  • Estimated distance: 6 km
  • Final elevation: 3948 m/12,956 ft.

The real work of climbing Kilimanjaro begins here. Today the main feature is a slow climb to Lava Camp followed by a descent to the beautiful Barranco Camp. This is the Climb-High-Sleep-Low principal of altitude adjustment.

Day 5: Barranco Hut (3,900 m/12,800 ft) to Karanga Valley (3,963 m/13,000 ft)

  • Hike time: 3.5 hrs
  • Elevation change: +100 m/+328 ft
  • Estimated distance: 4km/2.5 miles
  • Final elevation: 3,963 m/13,000 ft

After a climb of the Great Barranco Wall we continue around the southern circuit train until we reach another scenic location of Karanga Camp.

Day 6: Karanga Valley (3,963 m/13,000 ft) to Barafu Hut (4,600 m/15,091 ft)

  • Hike time: 3.5 hrs
  • Elevation change: +600 m/+1,968 ft
  • Estimated distance: 4km/2.5 miles
  • Final elevation: 4,600 m/15,091 ft

The trail from Karanga to Barafu reaches the bleak high desert of Kilimanjaro. Barafu Camp is a basic camp geared towards the business of reaching the summit.

Day 7: Barafu Camp (4,600m/15,091 ft) to The Summit (5,896 m/19,343 ft) and then to Mweka Camp (3,100 m/10,170 ft)

  • Summit time: 7 hrs
  • Elevation change: +1,300 m/+4,265 ft
  • Estimated distance: 5km/3.2 miles
  • Final elevation: 5,896 m/19,343 ft
  • Descent time: 5 hrs
  • Elevation change: -2,800 m/-9,186 ft
  • Estimated distance: 12km/7.5 miles
  • Final elevation: 3,100 m, 10,170 ft

This is a midnight ‘Alpine Summit’ to make sure we reach the summit by dawn, in time to return to Mweka Camp for the sake of improved

Day 8: Mweka Hut (3,100 m/10,170 ft) to Mweka Gate (1,828 m/6,000 ft)

  • Descent time: 4 hrs
  • Elevation change: -1,250 m/-4,101 ft
  • Estimated distance: 10km/6.21
  • Final elevation: 1,828 m/6,000 ft

Today is a short walk towards Mweka Gate and pickup. It is a short day with arrival at the Gate at about 12:00 noon. checkout and return to Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel in Moshi town.

US$2095 / Person

Minimum 2 Pax


  • 2 Airport Transfers, from JRO Kilimanjaro Airport to Moshi when you arrive, then transfer back to the Airport for your flight home.
  • 2 nights Hotel Lodging at Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel on Bed and Breakfast basis, Double or Triple Occupancy.
  • 3 Delicious meals a day, boiled and filtered drinking water while on the mountain.
  • All park entrance, camping and rescue fees
  • Warm water for washing to be provided every morning and evening.
  • Oxygen Cylinder - only for emergency
  • English Speaking Guides (Wilderness First Responder certified), cook and porters
  • Staff salaries and fees.
  • Transport to/from national park gates.
  • First aid kit and pulse oximeter.
  • Emergency telephone between the guides and our office in Moshi town.
  • 3 litres of bottled drinking water to be provided on the first day your hike, on the mountain porters will fetch water from the streams to be boiled and filtered for you.


  • Prices do not include sleeping bags
  • Gratuities
  • Soda/alcohol unless otherwise noted
  • Health insurance
  • Visa fees
  • International airfare
  • Laundry
  • All Meals and drinks in Moshi town


  • Cancellation before 1 month: full refund of advance paid
  • Before 15 days: 75% refund
  • Before 7 days: 50% refund
  • Less than 7 days: no refund