8 Days Lemosho Route Trekking

The Lemosho Route is renowned for its scenic beauty and gradual ascent, offering trekkers breathtaking views of Kilimanjaro’s diverse landscapes and wildlife while providing excellent acclimatization opportunities.


Duration : 8 Days

Pickup/ Drop Off : Kilimanjaro International Airport

Destination : Mount Kilimanjaro

Activity : Trekking



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Day 1: Arusha to Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa Camp

The journey commences with an early morning departure from Arusha, embarking on a scenic drive to Londorossi Gate. Upon arrival, trekkers complete park formalities before commencing their trek through the lush rainforest. The trail meanders through towering trees and diverse flora, offering glimpses of wildlife along the way. The day’s trek concludes at Mti Mkubwa Camp, situated at an altitude of 2,650 meters, where adventurers settle in for their first night under the stars.

Day 2: Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira 1 Camp

After a hearty breakfast, trekkers resume their journey, bidding farewell to the rainforest as they ascend into the heath and moorland zone. The landscape gradually transitions, revealing panoramic views of the expansive Shira Plateau. Trekking across this vast expanse, adventurers reach Shira 1 Camp (3,505 meters), where they are greeted by breathtaking vistas and the promise of the days ahead.

Day 3: Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp

Continuing their trek across the Shira Plateau, trekkers soak in the stunning vistas of Kilimanjaro’s rugged terrain. The day’s journey unfolds amidst the vastness of the alpine desert, offering ample opportunities for reflection and camaraderie. As the sun sets, adventurers arrive at Shira 2 Camp (3,810 meters), nestled near the base of Lava Tower, where they rest and recharge for the challenges that lie ahead.

Day 4: Shira 2 Camp to Barranco Camp

Today’s trek takes trekkers through diverse landscapes, beginning with a hike to Lava Tower (4,600 meters) for acclimatization. Descending from this imposing landmark, adventurers traverse the rocky terrain of Barranco Wall, a thrilling and unforgettable experience. Arriving at Barranco Camp (3,960 meters), nestled in the picturesque Barranco Valley, trekkers settle in for the night, surrounded by towering cliffs and sweeping vistas.

Day 5: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

The day begins with a challenging ascent up the Barranco Wall, a highlight of the trek known for its exhilarating scramble. As trekkers conquer this rocky obstacle, they are rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Continuing through the Karanga Valley, adventurers marvel at the sight of glaciers glistening in the distance. The day’s journey culminates at Karanga Camp (4,035 meters), where trekkers rest and prepare for the final push to the summit.

Day 6: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Today’s trek unfolds amidst the stark beauty of the alpine desert terrain as trekkers ascend towards Barafu Camp. With each step, the towering peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi draw closer, a constant reminder of the magnitude of the challenge ahead. Arriving at Barafu Camp (4,600 meters), the final basecamp before the summit attempt, adventurers rest and refuel, mentally preparing for the arduous ascent that awaits.

Day 7: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp

In the predawn hours, trekkers embark on the summit push, following the steep and challenging trail to Stella Point. As the sun rises, illuminating the snowy slopes of Kilimanjaro, adventurers press on towards Uhuru Peak (5,895 meters), the highest point in Africa. Arriving at the summit, trekkers are greeted by breathtaking vistas and a profound sense of accomplishment. Descending back to Barafu Camp for a brief rest and breakfast, adventurers continue their journey to Mweka Camp (3,100 meters), where they spend the night, reflecting on their remarkable achievement.

Day 8: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Arusha

The final day of the trek sees trekkers descending through the lush rainforest, the air filled with a sense of accomplishment and nostalgia. Arriving at Mweka Gate, adventurers complete park formalities and receive well-deserved summit certificates, a tangible symbol of their journey. Boarding vehicles waiting to transfer them back to Arusha, trekkers bid farewell to Kilimanjaro, carrying with them memories of camaraderie, resilience, and the indomitable spirit of adventure.

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