10 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trek Lemosho Route

We offer eight days climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro using the Lemosho route, for good acclimatization and wonderful views enroute.

This route has a beautiful approach through the forest on the first day through the Lemosho Glades from the west before joining the Machame trail at the Shira Plateau and contouring around the dramatic southern flank of the mountain via Barranco Camp, Karanga Camp and then Barafu Camp for the summit push. The descent is via Millennium Camp and through Mweka Gate. The 8 Days reason has a particularly good summit success rate; the extra day makes a difference to how you feel and there are three nights sleeping at the same altitude.



Days Summary

  • Day 1: arrival in Tanzania on your custom dates.
  • Day 2: resting, hydrating and briefing, with time to pick up rental items and buy any snacks in town.
  • Day 3: Moshi to Londorossi Gate and Hike to Big Tree Camp.
  • Day 4: Big Tree Camp to Shira Camp (the second highest)
  • Day 5: Shira Camp to Barranco Camp
  • Day 6: Barranco Camp to Karanga Valley Camp
  • Day 7: Karanga Valley Camp to Barafu Camp
  • Day 8: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak and descend down to Mweka Camp.
  • Day 9: descend to Mweka Gate and transfer back to Hotel.
  • Day 10: Departure Day or the start of any safari.


Day 1: Arrive at Moshi 

  • Elevation: 900m
  • Time : N/A

Arrive into Moshi. This is the first date for the Kilimanjaro climb, relax and overnight stay in hotel.

Day 2: Moshi Briefing.

  • Elevation: 900m
  • Time: N/A

Briefing Day in Moshi Town, meet the BEYOND ALPINE TREKKERS staffs and have time for hiring equipment’s or relaxing by the pool or in the hotel.

Day 3: Londorossi Gate.

  • Elevation: 900m-2385m-2780m
  • Time: 3hrs

We leave the hotel and drive to Londorossi Gate (2385m) which can take 3hrsand if there has been a lot of rain the last section is on foot due to poor roads. Meet the team of porters , guides etc. and upward to Big Tree Camp (2700m) 3hrs through the forest.

Day 4: Shira Plateau 1.

  • Elevation: 2780m-3500m
  • Time: 4hrs

We make our way further through the forest then out onto open heath land reaching camp at Shira Plateau 1.

Day 5: Shira Plateau 2.

  • Elevation: 3500-3840m
  • Time: 3hrs

Relatively a short day from Shira Plateau 1 to Shira Plateau 2 but a good day in terms of rest if you have any fitness concerns, or you are new to mountaineering.

Day 6: Shira Camp to Barranco Camp.

  • Elevation: 3840-3950m
  • Time: 7hrs

Traversing two Valleys skirting the base of the summit massif. High desert environment with amazing rock formations, quite exposed to the weather, dropping into the Barranco Valley Breach. This day ascends a maximum of 700 meters but the net height gain is only about 100 meters.

Day 7: Barranco Camp to Karanga Valley.

  • Elevation: 3940m-3950m
  • Time: 5hrs

Starting with a scramble over the Barranco wall and over a further two Valleys to get to this open campsite with great views of the Heim Glacier. Another up and down day but no net gain in height which is all good for acclimatization.

Day 8: Karanga Valley to Barafu Camp.

  • Elevation: 3950m-4550m
  • Time:       4-5hrs

Heading upwards towards the open rock and colder temperatures. Barafu means ‘ICE’ in Swahili and the camping is amongst the rocks.
Early night.

Day 9: Summit Day

  • Elevation:5985m-2800m
  • Time: 7hrs up, 6hrs down

Night time ascent on rock and scree, snow and ice. To the crater rim and the summit. Expect cold temperatures with wind-chill. The final slope the crater rim and Stella point has loose the scree and is very slow. From Stella Point it is a further 45 minutes up the escarpment to the summit of Uhuru. Descend in sunlight to Barafu for early lunch, and then walk down to millennium Camp, normally arriving mid-afternoon.

Day 10: Millennium to Mweka Gate.

  • Elevation: 2800m-900m
  • Time :  4-6hrs

Descent through the lush forest to Mweka Gate where you sign out and pick up the summit certificate. Legs will be very tired! Meet our driver at the gate for transport back to the hotel, arriving normally at about 2pm. The gate is where tips are handed out and you say kwaheri (good bye) to the mountain staff, but it can still be done at the hotel. A hot shower and an afternoon relaxing.


$2850 P/P. Minimum 2Pax

Price and booking enquiries.

Note: the cost of this trek will vary depending on the number of the persons traveling as well as the dates of travel.
Please indicate preferred date of travel, number of adults and number and ages of children if any.

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Quotation price Includes:
  • Pick up from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to the Airport.
  • Three or Two night accommodation in Moshi hotel B&B.
  • All government fees (Entry fees, Camping fees , Rescue fees, Crew fees and forest fees).
  • Guide and Porter wages.
  • Food three meals a day while you’re on the mountain.
  • Oxygen bottle
  • (Equipment) Tent, table, chair, mattress, mess tent, private toilet etc.
Not included are:
  • Personal Gear like sleeping bag, walking stick, cameras etc.
  • Tips for the crew.
  • Flight ticket
  • Visa

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