Mt. Kilimanjaro Trekking 8 Days Lemosho Route With Crater Camp

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8 Days Lemosho Route with Crater Camp.

Lemosho route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west. You can have the scope to visit the Shira Plateau and Shira Caldera, if you are travelling in this route. The route crosses from Shira Ridge to Shira 2 camp and after this it joins with the same route. Till joining the Machame, the visitors would enjoy the low traffic, but the vast vistas of the scenic beauty would make you excited. After this both Lemosho and the Machame would pass through Lava Tower, Barranco and Barafu sharing some of the best view points of the southern circuit.

The minimum days for the summiting is 7 days, but 8 days is recommended as it will give more chance to acclimatize and achieve the summit. but 8 days is recommended as it will give more chance to acclimatize and achieve the summit. As Lemosho passes through some of the most spectacular landscapes like the rain forest at the beginning, the spectacular Shira Plateau and together with Machame it shows some of the best view points of the Southern Circuit, it is considered to be one of the scenically most beautiful routes to the summit of Kilimanjaro.

Lemosho has low crowds until it combines with Machame. Lemosho is highly recommended and it has an abundance of wildlife such as elephant, buffalo, eland and lion which come over to forage during dry season from Longido game controlled area. Because the starting point is far from Moshi, it is more expensive to climb this route due to the added transportation cost of getting hikers to the gate. A vehicle is used to bring hikers to the gate, where the trail begins in the montane rainforest.

Lemosho trekkers have a longer distance to shield in the tropical rain forest ecosystem than other routes, and as a result hikers do not exit the rainforest until the end of day two. This plan means that the Lemosho route is a longer route, usually taking 7 to 8 days to complete.

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Visas: Visas are required for all visitors
Price includes
  • All Government taxes and levies including 18% VAT.
  • All meals while on the mountain
  • All transfers to the mountain and back to your Moshi hotel
  • Community Development Fund
  • Conservation Fund
  • Fair Wages
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Kilimanjaro Certificates after Trek
  • Kilimanjaro National Park Entrance fees
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
  • Medical insurance and emergency insurance
  • Quality mess tents with table and chairs
  • Quality, waterproof, four seasons private mountain sleeping tents
  • Unlimited bottled water
Price does not include
  • Laundry Services
  • Other International flights
  • Personal Expenditure
  • Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
  • Tips to Mountain Crew
  • Visa arrangements
  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9
  • Day 10
Day 1

Kilimanjaro International Airport to Moshi

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met and welcomed by your driver who will pick you up and transfer to your designated lodge in Moshi town for overnight.
Day 2

Londorossi Gate and Starting Point to Mti Mkubwa

Leave in the morning from Moshi to Londorossi village were gate is located. The start of trail 2100m trek winds up through the lush forest zone on to the lower slopes of the northern side, going to Shira Plateau. Overnight at Mti Mkubwa 2650m, 4 to 5 hours.

Day 3

Mti Mkubwa to Shira 2 Camp

Trek to Shira 2 Hut walking through the fine open moorlands. Overnight at Shira 2 Hut, 3480m 6 to 7 hours

Day 4

Shira 2 Camp to Barranco Camp

A long trek to Barranco. There is a good sheltered area below the cliffs of the Breach wall, where the camping is done. The beach wall, the some of Uhuru and the Heim Glacier create a spectacular view that make it a favorable spot for an overnight stay. The journey takes 6-7 hours from Shira 2 to Barranco Camp.In the morning trek to Barafu. Huge glaciers and cliffs can be seen which mark this part of the mountain. Here is the last water point.

Day 5

Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

This is an acclimatization day. The trek continues from Barranco to Karanga valley. Overnight at Karanga camp, 3930m, 3 to 4 hours.

Day 6

Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

In the morning of day 6 you start trekking to Barafu. The grand sights of the huge glaciers and the cliffs would give you a very pleasant view. And remember, that, this is the last point of getting water Overnight Barafu Camp, 4600m, 3 hours.

Day 7

Barafu Camp to Crater Camp (Furtwangler Glacier)

In the morning trek to Crater Camp beautify scenery of Ash pit, after lunch your guides take you to walk around the Ash pit. Overnight Furtwangler Glacier.

Day 8

Crater Camp to Uhuru Peak (Summit) to Mweka Camp

At midnight the trek instigates up to the final steep walk gradually up the ridge and around the crater to reach Uhuru peak at 5895m. From the summit the trek descends to overnight at Mweka Camp (3100m).

Day 9

Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Moshi

Covering the last section of the mountain, the trek continues down through the forests to the gate where your vehicle will be waiting to transport you back to Moshi

Day 10

Departure to Kilimanjaro International Airport

Today, you may option to relax at the lodge or choose to extend your holiday by continue with safari but if not our driver will transfer you to the Airport to connect with your flight back home.

More about Mt Kilimanjaro


Kilimanjaro. The name itself is a mystery wreathed in clouds. It might mean Mountain of Light, Mountain of Greatness or Mountain of Caravans. Or it might not. The local people, the Wachagga, don’t even have a name for the whole massif, only Kipoo (now known as Kibo) for the familiar snowy peak that stands imperious, overseer of the continent, and the summit of Africa.   Kilimanjaro, by any name, is a metaphor for the compelling beauty of East Africa. When you see it, you understand why. Not only is this the highest peak on the African continent; it is also the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, rising in breathtaking isolation from the surrounding coastal scrubland – elevation around 900 metres – to an imperious 5,895 metres (19,336 feet).   Kilimanjaro is one of the world’s most accessible high summits, a beacon for visitors from around the world. Most climbers reach the crater rim with little more than a walking stick, proper clothing and determination. And those who reach Uhuru Point, the actual summit, or Gillman’s Point on the lip of the crater, will have earned their climbing certificates. And their memories.   But there is so much more to Kili than her summit. The ascent of the slopes is a virtual climatic world tour, from the tropics to the Arctic. Even before you cross the national park boundary (at the 2,700m contour), the cultivated foot slopes give way to lush montane forest, inhabited by elusive elephant, leopard, buffalo, the endangered Abbot’s duiker, and other small antelope and primates. Higher still lies the moorland zone, where a cover of giant heather is studded with otherworldly giant lobelias.   Above 4,000m, a surreal alpine desert supports little life other than a few hardy mosses and lichen. Then, finally, the last vestigial vegetation gives way to a winter wonderland of ice and snow – and the magnificent beauty of the roof of the continent.

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8 Days Lemosho Route With Crater Camp

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