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Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and one of the world's seven summits. The lemosho route is known as the most scenic of the Kilimanjaro routes and is a great option for those who would like to spend more time on the mountain admiring its beautiful landscapes. Participants should have a good physical condition.

This tour is offered by Simba Paka Safaris.

Departure Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Accommodation
  • Transport
  • Guiding fee
  • Drinking water
  • Meals


Day 1 : londorossi gate – forest camp

You depart moshi for londorossi gate which takes about 4 hours wher you will complete entry formalities . drive to the lemosho trailhead. Upon arrival at trailhead, have lunch then commence through undisturbed forest which winds to the first camp site. Distance 6km

Day 2 : forest camp – shira camp 1

You continue on the trail leading out of the forest and into a savannah of tall grasses and volcanic rock drapped with liuchen beards. You reach the shira ridge before dropping gently down to shira 1 camp.
Distance of 8km

Day 3 : shira camp 1 – shira 2 – moir hut

Explore the shira plateau for a full day. It’s a gentle walk east towars kibos glaciered peakaccross the plateau which leads to shira 2 camp. Continue to moir hut a little used site on the base of lent hills. This is where acclimatization is done.
Distance of 14km

Day 4 : moir hut – lava tower – barranco camp

From the shira plateau, you continue to the east towards the peak of kibo. As you continue your direction changes to the south east towards the lava tower. After the tower you come to the second junction which brings you up to the arrow glacier. You now continue down to the barranco hut for resting and overnight.
Distance of 7km

Day 5 : barranco camp – karanga camp

After breakfast you leave barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the barranco wallto kranga valley campsite. This is a short day meant foe acclimatization.
Distance of 4km

Day 6 : karanga camp – barafu camp

After breakfast you leave karanga and hit the junction that connects with the mweka trail. You continue up to the barafu hut and at this point you will have completed the south circuit which offers views of the summit from different angles. Enjoy your dinner and prepare for the summit day . the kibo and mawezi peaks are to be seen from this position.
Distance of 4km

Day 7 : barafu camp – summit – mweka

Very early in the morning (midnight) you depart to the summit between the rebmann and ratzel glacier . ascend to stella point on the crater rim. It’s the most mentally and physical challenging portion. From stella point you will encounter snow as you ascend to the summit. From the summit you now descend to mweka camp .
Distance of km ascent and 12 km descent.

Day 8 : mweka camp – moshi

After breakfast, you continue to descend to mweka gate to receive your summit certificates. From the gate you will be transferred to your hotel in moshi.
Distance of 10km.



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