Summit of Kilimanjaro

Summit of Kilimanjaro

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Summit of Kilimanjaro 9 days Lemosho route is taken into account of the foremost scenic trail on Summit of Kilimanjaro granting panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain together of the newer routes.

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All about the Summit of Kilimanjaro.

Summit of Kilimanjaro 9 days Lemosho route is taken into account of the foremost scenic trail on Summit of Kilimanjaro granting panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain together of the newer routes.

Summit of Kilimanjaro on Lemosho could even be an impressive choice for your climb. it’s our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low crowds, beautiful scenery, and a high summit success rate.

East Africa Travel Company® focuses on guiding on the Lemosho route. Most of our clients climb Kilimanjaro using this route which they consistently report that they loved it. Thus, Lemosho is extremely recommended.

The Lemosho route is approximately 70 km/ 42 miles from the gate to the gate. it’s designed for physically fit people with some hiking experience.

The Lemosho route crosses the entire Shira Plateau from west to east during a pleasing, relatively flat hike. Crowds are low until the route joins the Machame route near Lava Tower.

Then the route traverses underneath Kilimanjaro’s Southern geological formation on a path mentioned because of the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu.

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Summit of Kilimanjaro 9 Days Lemosho Route is an unspoiled, remote, little-used, and pleasant way the utmost amount due to the Shira plateau.

The direction is one of the few where companies could even be accompanied on a primary day through an armed ranger because the forests across the Lemosho Glades are inhabited by means of buffalo, elephant, and different wildlife.

High summit success rate. Good for acclimatization, especially on the longer itineraries
Remote and spectacular, dramatic gorges and views of West Kilimanjaro
Converges with Machame on day 4 at Barranco.

But as Tanzania’s tourism industry flourished, the Kilimanjaro park authority created more trails to African’s highest peak to distribute climbers to more areas of the park.

This reduced bottlenecks at certain points and also made for a more pleasant experience by limiting crowds. Additionally, these latter trails were more thoughtfully designed to reinforce acclimatization for the climber by incorporating longer distances, longer times on the mountain, and shorter elevation gains. Lemosho, a relatively new route, falls into this category.


The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

The climb cost includes 

  • Transfers:
    • Pick-up and drop-off at Kilimanjaro International Airport;
    • Transfer to the trailhead – entry gate to Kilimanjaro National Park;
    • Pick-up at the exit from Kilimanjaro park and transfer to the hotel;

    Entry fees:

    • All park fees collected by the Kilimanjaro park ( conservation fees, camping fees, crew fees, vehicle fees, rescue fees, and everyone other fees collected by the Tanzania National Parks Authority).


    • One night at 3* hotel (Aishi Machame Hotel or Altezza Lodge) before the expedition and one night after; The hotels have everything for your comfortable stay – caring staff, nice rooms, reliable Wi-Fi, restaurant and swimming pool);
    • Tented accommodation on Kilimanjaro (modern, comfortable 4-Season tents North Face VE-25 or  Kilimanjaro Tents).

    Please note:
    All accommodation is on a sharing basis (i.e. you’ll be sharing together with your travel companion a twin/double room within the hotel and a tent during the hike. If you travel alone, we’ll match you with a same-sex adventurer).


    • Breakfast within the hotel before and after the hike;
    • All meals on the hike. Our Kilimanjaro diet includes energy-rich and highly nutritious meals prepared by our professional high-altitude cooks. A typical diet on Kilimanjaro includes different soups, garnishes, several sorts of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables; vegetarian/gluten-free/halal options are available at no extra cost;
    • All drinks on the hike (coffee, tea, cocoa, and water).
    • Hiking and safety equipment
    • 2-inch (10-cm) thick and cozy sleeping mats;
    • All group equipment (spacious and cozy dining tent, camping table and chairs, crockery and cutlery);
    • Oxygen cylinders and oximeters;
    • GPS-tracking service;
    • Complete medical kits.

    Climbing crew:

    • Professional guides, licensed by Kilimanjaro park. All our guides are the holder of Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness care certifications. All our guides have 7+years of successful mountaineering experience;
    • Dedicated support crew (assistant guides, camp master, porters, cooks, etc.).
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • The climb cost excludes:
    • Airline tickets;
    • Visa fee;
    • Lunch and dinner at the hotel (before and after the ascent);
    • Personal gear rentals;
    • Tips for the mountain crew (200–250 USD per person);
    • Mountaineering insurance.
  1. Day 1 Arrival transfers from KIA-Hotel

    We will pick you up from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Kilimanjaro hotel for overnight

  2. Day 2 Rest Day

    We recommend at least one rest day before starting your trek and try to sleep because of different time zones, our guide he will give the briefing and check your trekking gears to make sure you have everything needed.

  3. Day 3 Drive to Kilimanjaro park Londorossi Gate, Hike to Mti Mkubwa Camp

    After breakfast and briefing, drive to Londorossi Park Gate (about a 3-hour drive). From here a forest track requiring a 4WD vehicle results in Lemosho Glades. Walk along forest trails to Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite.

    • Elevation: 1830m/6000ft to 2650m/8700ft
    • Distance: 6km/4mi
    • Hiking Time: 2-3 hours
    • Habitat: Montane Forest
    • Meals: LD
    • Budget Lodging: Mti Mkubwa Camp

  4. Day 4 Hike Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira 1 Camp

    After breakfast, we continue because the trail gradually steepens and enters the enormous heather moorland zone. After several streams are crossed we continue over the Shira Ridge past the Shira 1 camp and on to the Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream.

    • Elevation: 2650m/8700ft to 3850m/12,600ft
    • Distance: 16km/10mi
    • Hiking Time: 7-8 hours
    • Habitat: Moorland
    • Meals: BLD
    • Budget Lodging: Shira 2 Camp

  5. Day 5 Shira 1 Camp to Moir Hut

    We explore the Shira Plateau for a full day. It is a gentle walk east on moorland meadows towards Shira 2 Camp.

    Then we divert from the main trail to Moir Hut, a little-used site on the base of Lent Hills. A variety of walks are available on Lent Hills making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Shira Plateau is one of the highest plateaus on earth.

    •Elevation: 11,500 ft to 13,800 ft
    •Distance: 11 km/7 miles
    •Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
    •Habitat: Heath

  6. Day 6 Moir Hut to Lava Tower and then Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

    We begin the day climbing up a ridge and then head southeast towards the Lava Tower – a 300 ft 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 very beneficial for acclimatization
    (Moir Hut to Lava Tower)
    Elevation: 13,800 ft to 15,190 ft
    •Distance: 7 km/4 miles
    •Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
    •Habitat: Alpine Desert
    (Lava Tower to Barranco Camp)
    •Elevation: 15,190 ft to 13,044 ft
    •Distance: 3 km/2 miles
    •Hiking Time: 2-3 hours
    •Habitat: Alpine Desert

  7. Day 7 Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

    We begin the day by descending into a ravine to the base of the Great Barranco Wall. Then we climb the non-technical but steep, nearly 900 ft 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 is a shorter day meant for acclimatization.

    Elevation: 13,044 ft to 13,106 ft
    •Distance: 5 km/3 miles
    •Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
    •Habitat: Alpine Desert

  8. Day 8 Hike Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

    We continue up to the Barafu Camp. you’ve got completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many various angles.

    Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and steel oneself against the summit day.

    Elevation: 4050m/13,250ft to 4700m/15,350ft
    • Distance: 4km/2mi
    • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
    • Habitat: Alpine Desert
    • Meals: BLD
    • Budget Lodging: Barafu Camp

  9. Day 9 Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak and then Uhuru Peak to Crater Camp

    During normal morning hours, we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek.

    We ascend for several hours at a slow but steady pace while taking frequent, but short, breaks. The trail turns into heavy scree as we make the steep climb to the crater rim. At Stella Point (18,900 ft), we see the summit sign in the distance.

    We continue around the crater rim until finally, we arrive at Uhuru Peak- the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa.

    We then descend a short distance to Crater Camp, where the rest of the staff will join us to set up camp.

    There is an option to hike to Reutsch Crater and the ash pit, or simply explore the areas around Furtwangler Glacier. Sleeping at this high altitude can be dangerous
    (Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak)
    •Elevation: 15,331 ft to 19,341 ft
    •Distance: 5 km/3 miles
    •Hiking Time: 7-8 hours
    •Habitat: Arctic
    (Uhuru Peak to Crater Camp)
    •Elevation: 19,341 ft to 18,865 ft
    •Distance: 1 km/.6 miles
    •Hiking Time: 0.5-1 hours
    •Habitat: Artic

  10. Day 10 Crater Camp to Mweka Camp

    From Crater Camp, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch.

    The trail is very rocky and can be quite hard on the knees; trekking poles are helpful. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.
    Elevation: 18,865 ft to 10,065 ft
    •Distance: 12 km/7 miles
    •Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
    •Habitat: Artic

  11. Day 11 Hike Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate, drive to Moshi

    After breakfast, we continue the descent right down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates.

    At lower elevations, it is often wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and T-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).

    From the gate, continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at the Mweka gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (about 30 minutes).

    Elevation: 3090m/10,150ft to 1680m/5500ft
    Distance: 10km/6mi
    Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
    Habitat: Forest
    Meals: B

  12. Day 11 Departure transfers

    Pick up from the hotel and transfer to KIA to say bye and welcome again.

    End of tour 
Hotels, Tea Houses and Lodges

Karibu means welcome in Kiswahili. Kilimanjaro Crane Hotel is a medium size hotel in the quite and secluded location of Moshi town in Northern Tanzania.

This magnificent hotel is situated along Station Road Kaunda Street opposite Nakumat Supermarket. We are sure that you will be making the right choice when you decide to stay with us.

We offer the best services in Moshi, for business as well as for pleasure. The hotel is situated about one kilometer from the town center.

Kilimanjaro Crane Hotel is only 40 minutes drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA)

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
Kilimanjaro Crane Hotel Includeskilimanjaro-crane-hotel

Bed & Breakfast





Kilimanjaro Crane Hotel Excludeskilimanjaro-crane-hotel-excludes

Lunch, Dinner, Drinks





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