Trekking Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route

Small Group Holiday



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Africa's highest mountain is yours for the climbing. Hike through rain forest, alpine meadows and high-altitude deserts to the peak and see why this is called the Roof of Africa. The Lemosho Route allows for good acclimatization and has some fine forest walking. This is one of the least trekked routes and you get to savour the immense wilderness of the Shira Plateau, with stunning views of the glaciers on the crater rim.

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On foot, transfers to/from trailhead by vehicle


2 nights comfortable hotels with en suite facilities, 7 nights full-service camping

Months of Operation

January, February, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December


DAY 1 Join Arusha
DAY 2 To the mountain, start trek to Lemosho Forest (2650m)
DAY 3 Hike Shira Plateau to Shira One (3550m)
DAY 4 Summit Shira Cathedral, to Shira Hut (3840m)
DAY 5 Descend Great Barranco Valley Camp (3900m)
DAY 6 Cross Barranco Wall to Karanga (4000m)
DAY 7 Climb to Barafu Camp (4600m), optional to S.E. Valley (4800m)
DAY 8 To Uhuru Peak (5895m), to Millennium Camp (3800m)
DAY 9 Descend to Mweka Gate; to Arusha
DAY 10 Finish Arusha


All breakfasts, 8 lunches and 9 dinners
All accommodation
All transport and listed activities
Tour leader throughout
Kilimanjaro Park Fee
Camping gear
Full porterage throughout

Sample tour.  Itinerary, accommodation, transportation, inclusions and prices are correct at the time of publication but may change without prior notice.  Please inquire.

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