Lemosho - 8 days
Lemosho - 8 days
Lemosho - 8 days
Lemosho - 8 days
Lemosho - 8 days
Lemosho - 8 days
Lemosho - 8 days
Lemosho - 8 days
Lemosho - 8 days

Lemosho - 8 days

starting from USD 1810 price per person for joining a group

  • Duration 8 days, 7 nights
  • Group Size Small to Medium
    Usually 2 to 9
Overview of the Lemosho - 8 days route

Lemosho route is one of the best routes for acclimatization. The route is less used and a beautiful way up to the Shira Plateau.

The route is one of the few where groups may be accompanied on the first day by an armed ranger, as the forests around the Lemosho Glades are inhabited by buffalo, elephant and other wildlife.

The minimum duration for the Lemosho route is 6 days, however we strongly recommend hiking the route in 7 days. The additional 7th day will give your body more time to acclimatize, reducing the effects of altitude sickness and give you more time to rest before attempting the summit.

Price for joining a Group Please find below the prices for joining a group trek. In group treks, every trekker pays the same price.

USD 1810 per person

Available Discounts Available discounts for Lemosho - 8 days
Children between 5 years and 15 years old
Code: 5TO15
USD 800 per person
Expatriates/Residents living in Tanzania
USD 280 per person
East African Citizens
Code: EAC
USD 1000 per person
Whats included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • All transfers to the mountain and back to your Moshi hotel
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides
  • Guides, Porters, Cook salaries and park fees
  • Quality, waterproof, four-season mountain sleeping tents (on twin sharing basis)
  • Sleeping Mattress
  • Emergency Oxygen Cylinder
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Conservation fees (part of park fees)
  • Camping or Hut fees (part of park fees)
  • Rescue fees (part of park fees)
  • VAT (18% charged by the Government)
  • Surcharge for online payment of deposit (5%)
Whats not included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Tanzania Visa
  • Hotel (available as an optional addon)
  • Transfers (available as an optional addon)
  • Personal trekking equipment such as sleepings bags, hiking boots, clothes, etc (available for renting)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Liquors, beers and bottled beverages
  • Surcharge for online payment of balance (5%)
Hotels We offer the following hotel options
Lindrin Lodge (Single Room) USD 46 per night
Lindrin Lodge (Double Room) USD 61 per night
Lindrin Lodge (Triple Room) USD 98 per night
Keys Hotel (Single Room) USD 69 per night
Keys Hotel (Double Room) USD 94 per night
Keys Hotel (Triple Room) USD 122 per night
Parkview Inn (Single Room) USD 81 per night
Parkview Inn (Double Room) USD 91 per night
Parkview Inn (Triple Room) USD 170 per night
Kilimanjaro Wonders (Single Room) USD 140 per night
Kilimanjaro Wonders (Double Room) USD 160 per night

Please note that if any hotel is booked out or is otherwise unavailable, we will book you in an alternate equivalent hotel.

If you are booking a hotel directly, please do check with us before booking, to make sure we can meet you and pick you up from the hotel.

Gear We offer the following addons to your gear
Private Toilet USD 100
Private Tent USD 5 per day
Transfers We offer the following transfer options
Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) to Moshi (one way) USD 40 per vehicle
Moshi to Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) (one way) USD 40 per vehicle
Arusha to Moshi (one way) USD 80 per vehicle
Moshi to Arusha (one way) USD 80 per vehicle
  1. Day 0 Pre-trek Briefing

    If you have opted for the optional airport transfers, we will pick you up from Kilimanjaro Airport or Arusha airport and transfer you to your hotel in Moshi.

    Pre-trek briefing at your Moshi hotel. You should be planning to arrive atleast one day before the start of the trek. Today we will spend in having a pre-trek briefing. We will also review your equipment and rent any equipment which is needed.

  2. Day 1 Hotel to Mti Mkubwa Camp

    After breakfast and briefing, drive to Londorossi Park Gate (about a 3-hour drive). From here a forest track requiring a 4WD vehicle leads to Lemosho Glades. Walk along forest trails to Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite.

    • Elevation: 1830m/6000ft to 2650m/8700ft
    • Distance: 6km/4mi
    • Hiking Time: 2-3 hours
    • Habitat: Montane Forest
    • Meals: Lunch and Dinner
  3. Day 2 Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira 1 Camp

    After breakfast, we continue as the trail gradually steepens and enters the giant heather moorland zone. After several streams are crossed we continue over the Shira Ridge then gently downwards to Shira 1 camp located by a stream on the Shira Plateau.

    • Elevation: 2650m/8700ft to 3500m/11,500ft
    • Distance: 8km/5mi
    • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
    • Habitat: Moorland
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  4. Day 3 Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp

    After breakfast, a gentle hike across the plateau leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream. A variety of hikes are available on the Plateau, making this an excellent acclimatization day.

    • Elevation: 3500m/11,500ft to 3850m/12,600ft
    • Distance: 8km/5mi
    • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
    • Habitat: Moorland
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  5. Day 4 Shira 2 Camp to Barranco Camp

    From the Shira Plateau we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth” (elev 4650m/15,250ft). Shortly after the tower we come to the second junction which goes to the Arrow Glacier. We now continue down to the Barranco Camp. Although you end the day around the same elevation as when you began, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

    • Elevation: 3850m/12,600ft to 4000m/13,000ft
    • Distance: 8km/5mi
    • Walking Time: 5-6 hours
    • Habitat: Semi-desert
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  6. Day 5 Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

    After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge up the Barranco Wall to the Karanga Valley and the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail.

    • Elevation: 4000m/13,000ft to 4050m/13,250ft
    • Distance: 5km/3mi
    • Climbing Time: 3-4 hours
    • Habitat: Alpine Desert
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  7. Day 6 Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

    We continue up to the Barafu Camp. You have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day.

    • Elevation: 4050m/13,250ft to 4700m/15,350ft
    • Distance: 4km/2mi
    • Climbing Time: 3-4 hours
    • Habitat: Alpine Desert
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  8. Day 7 Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp

    Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see. Faster hikers may view the sunrise from the summit.

    From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. Once at Uhuru Peak you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa!

    From the summit we begin our descent by continuing straight down to the Mweka Camp, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You may want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. We arrive at Mweka Camp and enjoy our last evening on the mountain.

    • Elevation: 4700m/15,350ft to 5895m/19,340ft
    • Down to 3090m/10,150ft
    • Distance: 5km/3mi up / 13km/8mi down
    • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours up / 5-6 hours down
    • Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  9. Day 8 Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate to Hotel

    After breakfast we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).

    Monkey Adventures vehicle will be waiting for you at Mweka gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi (around 60 minutes).

    • Elevation: 3090m/10,150ft to 1680m/5500ft
    • Distance: 10km/6mi
    • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
    • Habitat: Forest
    • Meals: Breakfast

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Prices for a Private Trek Please find below the prices for organising a private trek. The prices are based on your group size.
Solo Trekker USD 2120 per person
Group of 2 USD 1931 per person
Group of 3 USD 1860 per person
Group of 4 USD 1848 per person
Group of 5 USD 1840 per person
Group of 6 USD 1835 per person
Group of 7 USD 1831 per person
Group of 8 USD 1828 per person
Group of 9 USD 1816 per person
Group of 10 and above USD 1814 per person