10-Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Via Lemosho Route

10 Days  Kilimanjaro Climbing Via Lemosho Route

10-Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Via Lemosho Route

Trip Introduction

This Kilimanjaro Climb via Lemosho route for 10 days, ( 8 days) on the mountain, is a very special itinerary designed for those wishing to make the ascent to the summit in the daylight hours as well as with sun rise. You can spend a night in Kibo crater, trek to the top of the inner Reusch crater and cross the Shira Plateau. It takes you through magnificent scenery with views of the Great Rift Valley, Mt Meru and Longido. Some wildlife can be seen. The route is more scenic.

Itinerary Summary


Day 1: Arrival

Overnight at: Panama Garden Resort

Day 2: Drive to Londorossi Park Gate (2,385m or 7825 ft) and climbing to Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,700 meters or 8858 ft)

Overnight at: Mti Mkubwa Camp

Day 3: Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira Camp 1 (3,500 m or 11483 feet)

Overnight at: Shira Camp 1

Day 4: Shira Camp 1 to Shira Camp 2 (3,840 meters or 12,598 feet)

Overnight at: Shira 2 Camp

Day 5: Shira Camp 2 to Barranco Camp (3,950 meters or 12959 feet)

Overnight at: Barranco Camp

Day 6: Barranco Camp to Karanga Valley Camp (3,995 meters 13,106 feet)

Overnight at: Karanga Camp

Day 7: Karanga Valley to Barafu Camp (4,550 meters or 14928 feet

Overnight at: Barafu Camp

Day 8: Climbing to Uhuru Peak (5,895 meters or 19,341 feet

Overnight at: Mweka Camp

Day 9: Descend to Mweka Gate (4,600)

Overnight at: Panama Garden Resort – Moshi

Day 10: Departure Day

Overnight at: NIL

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10-Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Via Lemosho Route

Day 1: Arrival

Arrive in Tanzania via Kilimanjaro International airport (JRO) Lindo Travel staff will pick you up and transfer to Moshi town where you will spend the first night at Panama Garden Resort, it will depend with the traffic jam but it is about 45 minutes driving From Kilimanjaro international airport to Moshi.


Dinner & Overnight at: Panama Garden Resort

Day 2: Drive to Londorossi Park Gate (2,385m or 7825 ft) and climbing to Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,700 meters or 8858 ft)

You will depart Moshi and drive to Londorossi Gate, which takes about 4 hours, where you will complete entry formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho trailhead (another hour to reach the trailhead). Upon arrival at a trailhead, we eat lunch and then commence through an undisturbed forest which winds to the first campsite.

Londorossi Gate to Forest Camp

Distance: 6 km

Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

Habitat: Rain Forest

Accommodation: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Dinner & Overnight at: Mti Mkubwa Camp

Day 3: Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira Camp 1 (3,500 m or 11483 feet)

On this day you will continue on the trail leading out of the forest and into a savannah of tall grasses, heather, and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 camp. The view of Kibo from across the plateau is amazing.

Forest Camp to Shira Camp 1

Distance: 8 km

Hiking Time 5-6 hours

Habitat: Moorland

Accommodation: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Dinner & Overnight at: Shira Camp 1

Day 4: Shira Camp 1 to Shira Camp 2 (3,840 meters or 12,598 feet)

Explore the Shira plateau for a full day. It is a gentle walk east toward Kibo’s glacier peak, across the plateau which leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland. Then continue to Moir Hut, a little-used site on the base of Lent Hills. A variety of walks are available on Lent Hills making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Shira is one of the highest plateaus on earth.

Shira Camp 1 to Shira 2 to Moir Hut

Distance: 14 km

Hiking Time: 5-7 hours

Habitat: Moorland

Accommodation: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Dinner & Overnight at: Shira 2 Camp

Day 5: Shira Camp 2 to Barranco Camp (3,950 meters or 12959 feet)

From the Shira Plateau, you will continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As you continue, your direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the "Shark's Tooth." Shortly after the tower, you reach the second junction which brings you up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000ft. Then continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 13,000ft. Here you will rest, enjoy dinner and overnight. Although it will be the end of your day, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

Moir Hut to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

Distance: 7 km

Hiking Time: 4-6 hours

Habitat: Semi-Desert

Accommodation: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Dinner & Overnight at: Barranco Camp

Day 6: Barranco Camp to Karanga Valley Camp (3,995 meters 13,106 feet)

After breakfast, you will leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite. This is a short day meant for acclimatization.

Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Distance: 5km

Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

Habitat: Alpine Desert

Accommodation: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Dinner & Overnight at: Karanga Camp

Day 7: Karanga Valley to Barafu Camp (4,550 meters or 14928 feet

After breakfast, you will leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. You continue up to the Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here you will rest, enjoy dinner and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.

Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Distance: 4 km

Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

Habitat: Alpine Desert

Accommodation: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Dinner & Overnight at: Barafu Camp

Day 8: Climbing to Uhuru Peak (5,895 meters or 19,341 feet

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), you will continue your 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 (18,600 ft), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From the summit, you will continue to descent straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.

Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut

Distance: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent

Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent

Habitat: Arctic

Accommodation: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Dinner & Overnight at: Mweka Camp

Day 9: Descend to Mweka Gate (4,600)

Descent to Mweka gate and transfer to your hotel for summit certificate. Hiking hours 3-4 hours. Distance 4 Km or 2 miles


Dinner & Overnight at: Panama Garden Resort – Moshi

Day 10: Departure Day

After breakfast, you will be picked up and transferred to the airport for your flight back home.


Dinner & Overnight at: NIL

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