Welcome to the gateway of unparalleled adventure – the 7-day Kilimanjaro Climb via Lemosho Route. This 7-day Kilimanjaro Climb Via the Untamed Wilderness Lemosho Route, exploration unveils the beauty of Kilimanjaro’s wild side, promising an extraordinary ascent through diverse landscapes, ancient trails, and breathtaking vistas. Through this iconic route, where every step is a stride toward the roof of Africa, Afromasai Eastern Safaris we delve into the nature of this Iconic beauty Lemosho Route.

With its majestic peaks piercing the sky at 19,341 feet, this endeavor is not for the faint-hearted. Embarking on a mountaineering adventure like scaling Mount Kilimanjaro through the Lemosho route is an experience of a lifetime. As you conquer the summit, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views, a sense of accomplishment, and memories to cherish forever.

Understand The Untamed Beuty Lemosho Route in 7-Day Kilimanjaro Climb

Delving into the depths of Kilimanjaro’s breathtaking landscapes, the Lemosho route offers intrepid climbers a unique and immersive experience. Renowned for its natural beauty, solitude, and remarkable acclimatization opportunities, this trail presents a thrilling challenge for adventurers seeking to conquer Africa’s highest peak. Explore its mesmerizing features and discover why it stands out as a preferred choice among climbers.

Lemosho Route Map
Lemosho Route Map

As you ascend along the Lemosho route, you’ll witness the pure allure of Kilimanjaro’s diverse landscape. From lush rainforests teeming with exotic flora and fauna to rugged moorlands and lunar-like plateaus, each step unveils a new facet of Mother Nature’s splendor. Let’s explore these captivating environments and understand the significance of each ecological zone.

Wildlife Encounters

Beyond its magnificent scenery, Kilimanjaro shelters a remarkable array of wildlife. While ascending the Lemosho route, you may have the extraordinary opportunity to spot indigenous species such as the Colobus monkey or the elusive leopard. Trekkers should be attentive to the subtleties of the natural surroundings for a chance to witness the fauna that inhabits these high-altitude regions.

In addition, Afromasai Eastern Safaris also offers Kilimanjaro Climb via Lemosho Route in 8 days or in 9 days depending on the weather conditions. We encourage our visitors to choose Longer days to increase the chances of successful summiting. This 7-day Kilimanjaro via Lemosho Route begins in the thick, fertile rainforest until we reach the wildflowers and shrubs of the healthy ecosystem. Approaching from the west, we cross one of the most beautiful areas on Kilimanjaro, the vast Shira Plateau, before traversing the mountain along the southern circuit. The Lemosho route is for those with previous backpacking experience.


Day 1: Arrival

You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your hotel in Moshi town. Meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. Missing gear can be rented on this day.

  • Overnight at Park View Inn Lodge(or alternative).
  • Meals: No Meals Included.

Day 2: Lemosho Glades to Big Tree Camp

You will be picked up at your hotel at around 08:00 a.m. and transferred to the Lemosho gate located on the western side of Kilimanjaro. After the registration process, you will still start your climb steadily through the forests of the Lemosho Glades to reach Big Tree camp where you will be spending the night.

  • Distance covered:7km / 4.3mi
  • time took:4 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner Included.

Day 3: Big Tree Camp to Shira 2 Camp

Today you will cover a lot of ground as you trek across a plateau of grassy moorland and heather scattered with volcanic rock formations. We will trek through Shira 1 Camp from where there are often views of Kibo Peak floating on the clouds as we head towards our destination which is Shira 2. We gain a reasonable amount of altitude as we head towards Shira 1 and parts of the route are fairly steep. As you proceed towards Shira 2 you will get the chance to view the Northern Ice fields from the western side of the mountain with some unusual views of Kibo. Our steady climb across the moorland of the Shira Plateau will help with acclimatization and we enjoy great panoramic views.

  • Distance covered: 5km / 10.3mi
  • time taken:9 – 11 hrs
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner Included.

Your trek starts with an ascent with far-reaching panoramic views, walking into the climatic zone of the upland desert and on the lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach. You will reach the distinct pinnacle of the Lava Tower (4640 m), our high point for the day and a great place to enjoy your lunch. In the afternoon we make a steep descent to our camp for the night, located at the base of the Great Barranco Valley (3960 m), sheltered by towering cliffs but with extensive views of the plains below.

  • Distance covered:10km / 6.2mi
  • time taken:7 hrs
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner Included.

Day 5: Baranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Our day starts by descending into the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We then exit steeply, up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It’s a climb over rock, not technical, but long and tiring. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga Valley, which is our last stop for fresh water before the summit. From here we have a steep climb up from Karanga valley to our night’s camp at Karanga camp, set at 3963m. For those feeling strong, we will go for a mid-afternoon acclimatization trek up to around 4200m before descending back to camp for the night.

  • Distance covered:5km / 3.4mi
  • time taken:5 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner Included.

Day 6: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

After a good night’s rest and breakfast, we set off on our walk to Barafu camp at 4640m. The climb will take us across desolate scree slopes with no vegetation around us at all. It’s a tough steep walk made more difficult by the altitude. On arriving at camp we eat and spend the afternoon resting as we prepare for a long night and day ahead. It is important to keep hydrated and warm. We have an early dinner and then try to get some sleep as we will be getting up between 11 pm and 12 pm to start the climb to the summit.

  • Distance covered:3km / 1.9mi
  • time taken:3 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner Included.

Day 7: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak and Down to Millennium Camp

We start off at around midnight and walk steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. We will be climbing scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. We should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m) as the first rays of the sun hit us. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround us and the views to the jagged Mawenzi peak and beyond are breathtaking. Another hour’s walking takes us to the summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m). We begin our descent by returning to Stella Point and then descending on a steep slope and track back to Barafu Camp for breakfast, before finally heading down to Millennium Camp for a long well-earned rest.

  • Distance covered:4km / 8.3mi
  • time taken: 12 – 15 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner Included.

Day 8: Trek to Millennium Camp to Mweka Gate

A gentle trek takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates, which you can hang up with pride. We are then met by our vehicles and return to the hotel in Moshi, where you can treat yourself to a welcome shower (and a cold beer or two!) before our big celebration.

  • Overnight at the Park View Inn Lodge (or alternative)
  • Distance covered: 1km / 7.5mi
  • time taken:6 hours

Day 9: Departure

The day is left free to wind down after the trek before your flight home. Depending on flight times you could go and explore Moshi town and grab some souvenirs before heading to the airport. We also welcome you to spare an hour of your day to plant a tree, as part of our environmental conservation efforts in the Kilimanjaro region. Safari and Zanzibar add-ons are available if you wish to continue exploring Tanzania

  • Meals: Breakfast Included.

The Price Includes 

  • Hotel lodging the night before and the night after the climb (dinner and breakfast included) (double occupancy).
  • Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents:
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
  • Two nights hotel in Arusha
  • All Park fees
  • Rescue fees
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • 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:
  • Private, portable chemical flush toilets:
  • Crisis management and safety procedures:
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters:
  • Walking Poles:
  • Sleeping Mattress:

The Price Does not Include 

  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
  •  Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
  • Tips and any items of a personal nature.
  • Flying Doctor Service
  • Summit Emergency Oxygen:
  • Pulse Oximeters:
Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Lemosho Route
Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Lemosho Route
Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Lemosho Route
Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Lemosho Route
Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Lemosho Route

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