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Mount Kilimanjaro trekking on Lemosho Route

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Tour Duration: 10 Days and 09 Nights
Max People : 20

Mt. Kilimanjaro trekking on Lemosho Route

Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain on the African continent and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Mt. Kilimanjaro has three volcanic cones, Mawenzi, Shira and Kibo. Mawenzi and Shira are extinct but Kibo, the highest peak, is dormant and could erupt again.

The Lemosho Route is considered to be the most scenically beautiful of all the routes. The route takes trekkers from the west side of the mountain through lush rainforest before joining up with the Lemosho Route to cross the spectacular Shira Plateau.


Tour Overview:

Mountain Kilimanjaro climb Lemosho Route

See all of the major highlights of Tanzania! Climb Mountain Kilimanjaro (the roof of Africa). The very spectacular scenic that approaches Kilimanjaro from the west. A 4×4 vehicle transports us through a rich, lush rainforest until we arrive at the ridge of the Shira Plateau, where our expedition begins.

Key Information:
  • Daily departure for this trip / tour
  • 10 days / 9 nights Mt. Kilimanjaro trekking and Arusha town
  • Destinations; Mt. Kilimanjaro trekking on Lemosho route and Arusha town
  • Private Mt. Kilimanjaro trekking team (porters and Mt. Kilimanjaro trekking head guides)
  • Lunch on the mountain
  • Payments accepted: Bank transfer/credit card/Revolut/PayPal/Bitcoin/USDT
  • Explore Mt. Kilimanjaro trekking and magnificent views of Uhuru Peak
  • Delicious Meal while on trekking (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Professional serGratuities for Kilimanjaro Team or safari guides
  • vices from our experienced Mt. Kilimanjaro trekking team.
  • Chances to see rare flowers in tropical weather e.g. Protea flowers.
  • Sunrise on the roof of Africa (Mt. Kilimanjaro Uhuru Peak)
  • Magnificent Views of Uhuru Peak
  • Sunrise over Mawenzi Peak

Departure & Return Location

Trip starts from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and ends at Kilimanjaro International Airport


Up on your request

Kilimanjaro Package Includes

  • Airport transfer
  • Shared Kilimanjaro Climb/Lemosho Route
  • Full board during climb including mineral/drinking water
  • Professional well experienced Kilimanjaro Team with English-speaking guide
  • Mountain guide, porters and cook
  • Mountain accommodation Huts, mattresses, – Pls bring your own sleeping bag)
  • All wildlife reserve entry fees, rescue fees, Climbing Certificates
  • Overnights at mountain campsites

Kilimanjaro Package Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Travel insurance & Visa fee
  • Gratuities for Kilimanjaro Team or safari guides
  • Sleeping bag hire (rental fee 20 USD per person)
  • All expenses not in Includes section of this price terms
  • Laundry
  • All items and expenditures of a personal nature

Standard Option

  • 1 person US$3,030-
  • 2 people sharing / per person US$2,658.
  • 3 people sharing / per person US$2,532.
  • 4 people sharing / per person US$2,454.
  • 5 people sharing / per person US$2,395.
  • 6 people sharing / per person US$2,346.

Comfort Option

  • 1 person US$3,150.
  • 2 people sharing / per person US$2,802.
  • 3 people sharing / per person US$2,676.
  • 4 people sharing / per person US$2,598.
  • 5 people sharing / per person US$2,539.
  • 6 people sharing / per person US$2,490.

Luxury Option

  • 1 person US$3,390.
  • 2 people sharing / per person US$3,042
  • 3 people sharing / per person US$2,916.
  • 4 people sharing / per person US$2,837.
  • 5 people sharing / per person US$2,779.
  • 6 people sharing / per person US$2,730.

Contacts us to begin your lifetime safaris in Tanzania.


DAY 1: ARRIVAL at Kilimanjaro International Airport – Arusha

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), your driver guide will meet you and drive to your hotel in Arusha town there you will be meet by our Kilimanjaro expert, who will provide you with a trekking briefing.

Enjoy great views of Mountain Kilimanjaro’s snow-capped Uhuru Peak; while you settle in over dinner have a good rest.

Standard Accommodation: The African Tulip Hotel , (meals on bed and breakfast basis)

Comfort Accommodation: Four Points by Sheraton, (meals on bed and breakfast basis)

Luxury Accommodation: Gran Melia, (meals on bed and breakfast basis)

DAY 2: Arusha – Londorossi National Park gate – Lemosho Big Tree Camp

To the Mountain

After breakfast you’ll head to Londorossi National Park gate.

After completing the necessary registration formalities at Londorossi National Park gate, we drive through varied farmland with open views over the plains to reach the Lemosho road head. The last section of the road is of poor quality and difficult to drive after rain, sometimes we start walking a kilometer or two below the road head. We often have our lunch at the road head before starting to walk. It is an easy day of walking up a small path through beautiful and lush forest. (2,650 m); 3-4 hours walking

Standard Accommodation: tent at Lemosho Big Tree Camp all meals included.

DAY 3: Lemosho Big Tree Camp – Shira One (3,550 m); 5-6 hours walking.

Magnificent Views of Uhuru Peak

Today’s segment of the ascent will continue across beautiful heathland and afro-alpine moorland with magnificent views of Kilimanjaro Peak.

We soon leave the forest behind and enter the moorland zone of giant heather. The trail climbs steadily with wide views to reach the rim of the Shira Plateau. There is a tangible sense of wilderness, especially if afternoon mists come in! We camp in the center of the plateau at “Shira One.

Standard Accommodation: tent at center of the plateau at “Shira One, all meals included.


DAY 4: Shira One – Shira Hut (3,840 m); 3-5 hours walking.

Drawing nearer the peak, the trek becomes a bit more strenuous. We walk to the summit of Shira Cathedral before reaching the next camp at Shira Hut. This campsite has stunning views, close to the glaciated dome of Kibo and the jagged rim of Shira Plateau. The views from here of Mt. Meru floating on the clouds are simply unforgettable.

 Standard Accommodation: tent at Shira Hut all meals included.


Day 5:Shira Hut – Great Barranco valley (3,900 m); 6-8 hours walking

A morning of gentle ascent and panoramic views, leaving the moorland plateau behind to walk on lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach. After lunch near the Lava Tower junction (4,550 m) we descend to the bottom of the Great Barranco valley sheltered by towering cliffs and with extensive views of the plains far below near our campsite at Barranco valley.

 Standard tent accommodation: tent at Barranco camp all meals included.


Day 6:Barranco valley – Karanga campsite (4,000 m); 4-5 hours walking

The Equatorial Anomaly

A steep climb up the Barranco Wall leads us to an undulating trail on the south-eastern flank of Kibo, with superb vistas of the Southern Ice fields. The terrain changes to scree, with pockets of vegetation in sheltered hollows, and there is only a short distance to our camp at Karanga (4,000 m), the last water point on the way to the summit.

 Standard tent accommodation: tent at Karanga campsite all meals included.

Day 7:Karanga campsite – Barafu campsite (4,600 m); 3-4 hours walking

We follow an easy path on compacted scree with wide views that gains altitude unrelentingly to reach the Barafu campsite (4,600 m) for lunch. There is a short acclimatization walk to the plateau at the bottom of the South-East valley (4,800 m). The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night.

Standard Accommodation: tent at Barafu campsite all meals included.

Day 8:Barafu campsite – Uhuru Peak – Mweka forest camp – (3100 m); 13-15 hours walking

You will start our ascent by torchlight at about 1 a.m. so that we can be up on the Crater rim by sunrise. The steep climb over loose volcanic scree has some well-graded zing-sags and a slow but steady pace will take us to Stella Point (5,735 m), in about five or six hours. We will rest there for a short time to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling strong can make the two hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak (5,896 m), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent to Barafu is surprisingly fast, and after some refreshment, we continue to descend to reach our final Mweka forest camp.

Standard Accommodation: tent at Mweka forest camp all meals included.

Day 9:Mweka Camp, Kilimanjaro – Mweka Gate – Arusha Town


Back to the Bottom


This morning you’ll make the final descent to the park gate, a walk of about 2 to 3 hours. After bidding farewell to the guide and porters, you’ll head back to Arusha for the night.


Standard Accommodation: The African Tulip Hotel, (meals on bed and breakfast basis)

Comfort Accommodation: Four Points by Sheraton, (meals on bed and breakfast basis)

Luxury Accommodation: Gran Melia, (meals on bed and breakfast basis)

Day 10Arusha – Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

You Can Leave Africa, but Africa Will Never Leave You!


Depending on your International flight, you will drive to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your international flight. 


Farewell and we’ll see you again in Tanzania!

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Lorenz Weissenberger

Group Traveller

I did the tour with 3 friends. It was a total of 10 days. It was indescribable. Our guide is a great guy, you can tell that he has been doing this job for years. He was able to show us all the animals. Lions, rhinos, hippos, giraffes, even the rare cheetahs and leopards. If you have never been on safari, you should not miss this experience. We felt very comfortable the whole time. The lodges including service, equipment and service were also first class. Hence 5 stars.

December 7, 2021

Tanya Rey

Solo Traveller

We have enjoyed our safari with SafariBaseTanzania so much that we are already thinking of going back. Everything has been very great, he has explained details of the nature of the place, the culture, everything that makes Africa unique. We have appreciated the local food as well as the entire lodging experience. It is an unmissable expedition, thank you for taking care of us in all the details, for the laughs and the good times.

December 7, 2021

Julian Villinger

Couple Traveller

I did the tour with my wife. It was a total of 8 days. It was indescribable. Asura our guide was just perfect, no wonder with 20 years of professional experience. We all saw lions, rhinos, hippos, giraffes, and leopards. We recommend everyone to go on a safari tour, the experience was fantastic, the accommodations and the service were perfect. There are 5 stars for that.

December 7, 2021
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