8 Days 7 Nights Lemosho Route
Tour Type
Adventure Tour
Group Size
1- 10 People
Tour Guide
2 People
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Hike Kilimanjaro: Unleash the Thrill of Summit Success with 7 Power Steps

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Hike Kilimanjaro: Embark on an epic journey as we unveil the secrets to conquering Kilimanjaro. Read our guide on Hike Kilimanjaro: Unleash the Thrill of Summit Success with 7 Power Steps for an unforgettable adventure.


Discover the exhilaration of scaling Kilimanjaro with our comprehensive guide. Uncover key strategies and insights in Hike Kilimanjaro: Unleash the Thrill of Summit Success with 7 Power Steps.

7 Power Steps to Summit Success

Unveiling the Majestic Peaks

Soaring above the clouds, Kilimanjaro’s peaks beckon. Dive into the allure of these majestic summits and prepare for an awe-inspiring journey.

Mastering Altitude Challenges

Conquer altitude challenges with our expert tips. Learn how to acclimatize effectively and make every step towards the summit count.

Essential Gear Checklist

Gear up for success! Explore our checklist for essential gear, ensuring you’re well-prepared for the demanding terrain of Kilimanjaro.

Navigating Challenging Terrains

From dense forests to barren landscapes, navigate Kilimanjaro’s diverse terrains. Gain insights into tackling every type of ground with confidence.

Mental Resilience: The Key to Summit Glory

Unlock the power of mental resilience. Delve into strategies to stay focused, motivated, and conquer the mental hurdles on your journey.

Celebrating Summit Victories

Bask in the glory of summit success. Discover the euphoria that awaits as you stand triumphantly atop Kilimanjaro’s peaks.

Sustainable Trekking Practices

Explore eco-friendly trekking practices. Learn how to contribute to Kilimanjaro’s preservation while embarking on this life-changing adventure.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is Kilimanjaro suitable for beginners?

A: While challenging, Kilimanjaro welcomes climbers of various skill levels. Adequate preparation and the right mindset are key.

Q: What’s the best time to hike Kilimanjaro?

A: The dry seasons of January to March and June to October are ideal for a Kilimanjaro trek.

Q: Are porters necessary for the trek?

A: Porters are recommended to ease the physical strain, allowing trekkers to fully enjoy the experience.

Q: How do I acclimatize to high altitudes?

A: Gradual ascent, hydration, and rest are essential for effective acclimatization.

Q: Can I trek Kilimanjaro independently?

A: While it’s possible, guided treks enhance safety and provide valuable expertise.

Q: What permits are required for Kilimanjaro?

A: Trekkers need permits from the Tanzanian National Parks Authority. Ensure proper documentation before embarking.

Q: What is the best route for Kilimanjaro?

A: The Lemosho Route is highly recommended for its scenic beauty and gradual acclimatization.

Q: How physically demanding is the trek?

A: Kilimanjaro treks vary in difficulty. Adequate physical fitness preparation is crucial for a successful ascent.

Q: Are there age restrictions for climbing Kilimanjaro?

A: While there isn’t a strict age limit, climbers should be in good health, and individuals under 10 or over 75 are advised to consult with a doctor.


Embark on your Kilimanjaro journey equipped with knowledge, resilience, and a passion for adventure. Hike Kilimanjaro: Unleash the Thrill of Summit Success with 7 Power Steps is your key to an unforgettable expedition.

Destination Mt Kilimanjaro
Arrival Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
Departure Time Yes Require
Included Park entry fees; Camping fees; Transportation to and from the Kilimanjaro gate;  Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees 18%; VAT on tour fees; services 4-season mountain tents; Friendly and professional mountain guides; cooks;  and porters 3; hot meals daily while on the mountain; Enough treated and filtered drinking water throughout the trek; Hot water for washing; Fair wages for the mountain crew; Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO) Government taxes;  Oximeter; Sleeping mattress; Quality mess tents with tables and chairs Emergency first-aid kit; Visa – MasterCard 3.5%
Excluded Airfare; Tips for porters, Guides, Cooks, and Assistant Guide; Flights; Tranfer from Arusha to Kilimanjaro; Tips to the mountain staff; Items considered to be non-essential, such as alcohol, beverages, cigarettes, snacks, etc.
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On the first day of your 8-day Lemosho Route adventure, you'll be heading to the Londorossi Park Gate after breakfast. This journey takes approximately three hours. From there, a forest track accessible only to 4WD vehicles leads you to the Lemosho Glades. The trek officially begins as you traverse forest trails to reach the Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite.
  • Elevation: 1,830m/6,000ft to 2,650m/8,700ft
  • Distance: 6km/4mi
  • Hiking Time: 2-3 hours
  • Habitat: Montane Forest
  • Meals: LD
  • Budget Lodging: Mti Mkubwa Camp
Day two of your 8-Day Lemosho Route adventure sees you moving from Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira 1 Camp. After breakfast, the trail gradually steepens as you enter the giant heather moorland zone. Several streams will be crossed before you continue over the Shira Ridge and gently descend to Shira 1 camp, located by a stream on the Shira Plateau.
  • Elevation: 2,650m/8,700ft to 3,500m/11,500ft
  • Distance: 8km/5mi
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland
  • Meals: BLD
  • Budget Lodging: Shira 1 Camp
Day three brings you from Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp. Following breakfast, a gentle hike across the plateau leads you to Shira 2 camp, situated on moorland meadows by a stream. The Shira Plateau offers various hiking options, making this day ideal for acclimatization.
  • Elevation: 3,500m/11,500ft to 3,850m/12,600ft
  • Distance: 8km/5mi
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland
  • Meals: BLD
  • Budget Lodging: Shira 2 Camp
Day four of your 8-Day Lemosho Route adventure is marked by a move from Shira 2 Camp to Barranco Camp. Departing from the Shira Plateau, you continue east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. Afterward, your direction changes to the southeast, leading you to the Lava Tower, known as the "Shark's Tooth" (elevation 4,650m/15,250ft). Shortly after the tower, you reach the second junction heading to the Arrow Glacier. From there, the journey continues down to the Barranco Camp. Although you end the day at approximately the same elevation as you started, this day is crucial for acclimatization and prepares your body for summit day.
  • Elevation: 3,850m/12,600ft to 4,000m/13,000ft
  • Distance: 8km/5mi
  • Walking Time: 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Semi-desert
  • Meals: BLD
  • Budget Lodging: Barranco Camp
On the fifth day of your 8-day Lemosho Route trek, you'll leave Barranco Camp and ascend a steep ridge known as the Barranco Wall, leading to the Karanga Valley and the junction that connects with the Mweka Trail.
  • Elevation: 4,000m/13,000ft to 4,050m/13,250ft
  • Distance: 5km/3mi
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Meals: BLD
  • Budget Lodging: Karanga Valley Camp
Day six of your 8-Day Lemosho Route adventure sees you continuing to Barafu Camp. By now, you've completed the South Circuit, offering diverse views of the summit from various angles. Here, you make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the upcoming summit day.
  • Elevation: 4,050m/13,250ft to 4,700m/15,350ft
  • Distance: 4km/2mi
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Budget Lodging: Barafu Camp
  • Meals: BLD
Day seven marks the pinnacle of your 8-Day Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro trek. In the early hours (midnight to 2 a.m.), you'll continue toward the summit, located between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. Heading northwest, you ascend through heavy scree toward Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging part of the trek. At Stella Point, you'll pause for a short rest and witness one of the most magnificent sunrises you're ever likely to see. Faster hikers may even catch the sunrise from the summit. From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way during your one-hour ascent to Uhuru Peak, the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the entire African continent. The descent begins from the summit, leading straight down to the Mweka Camp, with a lunch stop at Barafu Camp. For the loose gravel descent, gaiters and trekking poles are recommended. Upon reaching Mweka Camp, you'll enjoy your last evening on the mountain.
  • Elevation: 4,700m/15,350ft to 5,895m/19,340ft (summit) and
    • Down to 3,090m/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: BLD
    • Budget Lodging: Mweka Camp
Your journey culminates on day nine as you descend to the Mweka Park Gate. At lower elevations, you may encounter wet and muddy terrain, so gaiters and trekking poles can be beneficial. Shorts and t-shirts are typically sufficient attire (keep rain gear and warmer clothing readily available). A vehicle will be waiting at Mweka Gate to transport you back to your hotel in Moshi, a journey of about 30 minutes. This day offers flexibility, as you can choose to spend the night at your hotel (with an airport transfer the following day) or head directly to Kilimanjaro Airport for your departure. Alternatively, you can opt for additional adventures in Tanzania!
    • Elevation: 3,090m/10,150ft to 1,680m/5,500ft
    • Distance: 10km/6mi
    • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
    • Habitat: Forest
    • Meals: B

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