A less popular route offers the chance to embrace the phenomenal natural surroundings.
Trek along snowlined paths to reach the summit of Africas highest peak.
Witness a potentially incredible sunrise from 5896m altitude at Stella Point.
The Lemosho Route avoids the crowds which can be found on the early part of the Machame route and over 8 days, you have a fantastic journey and a great chance of summiting successfully.
The climb begins at Londorossi Gate, at an altitude of 2360 metres, with an approach far to the west of the mountain. It passes through majestic rainforest where some of the region’s most unique wildlife can often be seen. The route continues up to the mountain’s third summit at Shira Ridge. From there you will cross the famed Shira plateau and see the awe inspiring Shira Cathedral before reaching Shira camp on the main Machame route on day three. This allows a few days of quiet climbing overlooking some amazing terrain before taking the more heavily travelled route to the summit.
After reaching the summit, you will descend by the Mweka trail, rather than retracing your steps along the ascent route. The Lemosho Route is a good eight day hike for those who have not trekked much at high altitudes, with an effective extra day’s acclimatisation, giving a better success rate. Experienced and already acclimatised mountaineers may opt for the more difficult 7 day ascent along the Lemosho route.
Noted for offering sublime jungle hiking for the initial part of the trek, enjoy a diverse range of scenery on this route.
Potentially the route with the best summit success due to the acclimatisation process.
Take the path less trodden to experience the wild tranquility of the Lemosho.
Kilimanjaro International Airport - KIA (JRO)
Kilimanjaro Airport Road
Arrival in Tanzania. Private transfers will be arranged from the airport to the hotel. Representatives will meet participants at the hotel for pre-climb briefings.
Take a 4x4 transfer to the Londorossi Park Gate to register. Start the ascent, climbing the forest trail to Mti Mkubwa.
Continue eastward across the Shira Plateau, with exceptional views of the Shira Cathedral. Cross moorland meadows to reach Shira 1 Camp at 3500m to overnight.
Leaving behind the forest, as the trail steepens as it unfolds through the moorland zone. A gentle day of hiking across the Shira Caldera to Moir hut to overnight. Camp overnight at 4200m.
Climbing up to the base of Lava Tower at an altitude of 4600m, is a great acclimatisation exercise. The toughest day so far, a great test against the altitude. After lunch, descend to Barranco Camp, taking around two hours, with superb viewpoints and photo opportunities.
A shorter day on foot, scrambling to the top of the Great Barranco Wall. Traverse scree slopes to the Karanga Valley beneath the icefalls of Heim, Kersten and Decken glaciers.
Leave Karanga camp to join the Mweka descent trail, continue ascending to Barafu camp. At camp there's time to rest, take dinner and prepare for the summit day.
Starting at 2330, to take tea and biscuits in preparation for the climb, start climbing the scree slopes between the Rebman and Ratzel to arrive at Stella Point in time for sunrise at 5732m. Time to appreciate the views, before pushing on to the summit. It's approximately an hour on foot to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Peak at 5985m. From the summit, descend to Mweka camp side via Barafu for lunch. Later on, enjoy a last meal on the mountain with the group.
Final day trekking, descending to Mweka Gate to collect a well-earned summit certificate. Transfer to the hotel.
Airport transfer to the airport to start the journey home.
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Had an amazing trip hiking the Lemosho route. The guides and porters are incredible with their knowledge and skills. Highly recommend this company! | Zame
We've just returned from the Lemosho climb to Kilimanjaro, an 8 day climb, led brilliantly by Filbert, along with Dismus, Mashek & Godfried. They did a great job of looking after all 10 of us on the trek, although we all had differing abilities. We all had a wonderful trek, full of laughter! The whole of the porter team were absolutely supportive & awesome too! | Katrina
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