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Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route

Discover Kilimanjaro's breathtaking vistas on the Lemosho Route, known for its scenic beauty, high success rate, and immersive climbing experience.

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3990
14650

Embark on an ascent of Kilimanjaro via the captivating Lemosho Route. Traverse diverse landscapes, from lush rainforests to alpine meadows, ascending to the majestic Uhuru Peak. The Lemosho Route promises an exclusive and awe-inspiring adventure, where every step unveils the pristine grandeur of Kilimanjaro.

 

At Summit Expeditions, we specialize in crafting unparalleled climbing experiences, and the Lemosho Route is no exception. With a remarkable 99% summit success rate across all routes, we invite you to join us on this extraordinary journey. Conquer Kilimanjaro's iconic peak via the Lemosho Route, where the wild beauty of the mountain awaits those ready to embrace the challenge and magnificence of Africa's highest summit.

TRIP ACTIVITY

Expedition

ACTIVITY RATING

Tough

SKILL RATING

No Experience

DURATION

10 Days

DESTINATION

Tanzania

GROUP SIZE

12

Tour Highlights

Experience the ultimate thrill of reaching Africa's highest summit
Traverse diverse landscapes from rainforests to alpine meadows
Experience the less-traveled and secluded Lemosho Route

Itinerary

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you’ll be greeted by our friendly team and transferred to a comfortable lodge in the vibrant town of Moshi. Nestled at the base of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, Moshi offers a serene environment to relax and acclimatize. In the evening, you’ll attend a comprehensive pre-trek briefing where you’ll meet your experienced guides and fellow trekkers. This session is crucial for ensuring you’re fully equipped and mentally prepared for the adventure that lies ahead.
Your journey begins with a scenic drive to the Londorossi Gate, where you’ll complete the necessary registration formalities. Embark on your trek through the lush montane rainforest, which is home to an array of wildlife, including playful monkeys and exotic birds. The trail to Mkubwa Camp (2,650m) covers approximately 6 km and takes around 3-4 hours to complete. As you settle into camp, immerse yourself in the tranquility of the forest and anticipate the exciting days ahead.
Awake to the sounds of the forest and set off towards Shira 1 Camp (3,610m). Today’s hike spans 8 km and takes about 4-6 hours, leading you out of the forest and into the heath and moorland zone. The vegetation becomes sparser, and the landscape opens up to reveal breathtaking views of the Shira Plateau. This ancient caldera offers a unique geological landscape and is a perfect spot for acclimatization. Rest at Shira 1 Camp, where the skies are often clear, providing a spectacular stargazing experience.
Continue your exploration of the Shira Plateau as you trek from Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp (3,850m). This relatively short and leisurely hike covers about 5 km and takes 3-5 hours. The gentle incline allows for further acclimatization and offers opportunities to observe the plateau’s unique flora, such as the giant lobelias and senecios. Shira 2 Camp provides panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, including the towering peaks of Kilimanjaro.
Today’s journey takes you from Shira 2 Camp to Barranco Camp (3,960m), covering approximately 10 km over 6-8 hours. You’ll ascend to the Lava Tower (4,630m) for acclimatization before descending into the Great Barranco Valley. This day is crucial for acclimatization as you climb high and sleep low. The Barranco Camp is set in a beautiful valley below the imposing Barranco Wall, with Kibo’s glaciers gleaming above. The camp is known for its stunning sunsets and the unique flora that adorns the valley.
Start your day with the exhilarating climb up the Barranco Wall, a challenging but rewarding part of the trek. Once at the top, you’ll be treated to spectacular views of the mountain and the valleys below. Continue to Karanga Camp (3,995m), a journey of about 5 km that takes 4-5 hours. This section of the trek involves undulating terrain, providing a good test for your legs and lungs. Karanga Camp is situated in a scenic location with views of the southern glaciers and the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Today, you’ll make the strategic ascent from Karanga Camp to Kosovo Camp (4,800m), bypassing the busier Barafu Camp. This short trek of approximately 3 km takes about 2-3 hours and positions you advantageously for the summit attempt. Kosovo Camp, with its higher altitude, offers a shorter and more rested climb to the summit. The camp is less crowded, providing a tranquil atmosphere for mental preparation and rest before the final push to the summit.
Your summit day commences in the early hours of the morning, as you embark on the final ascent to Uhuru Peak (5,895m) under the starlit sky. The climb from Kosovo Camp, though demanding, is made more manageable by its shorter distance compared to other routes. Layered in warm clothing, you’ll navigate the switchbacks and traverse the rocky paths, guided by the glow of your headlamp and the encouragement of your guides. As you approach Stella Point, the horizon begins to brighten, heralding the arrival of dawn. The final stretch to the summit is a mixture of excitement and determination. Reaching Uhuru Peak, the roof of Africa, is a moment of pure elation. The panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, bathed in the soft light of sunrise, are simply breathtaking. Take time to embrace this achievement, capture photos, and reflect on the journey that brought you to this pinnacle. After the celebrations, you’ll begin the descent back to Kosovo Camp for a short rest and to gather your belongings. The journey continues down to Mweka Camp (3,080m), a descent that is both exhilarating and challenging. The loose gravel and steep slopes require careful navigation, but the sense of accomplishment fuels your steps. Mweka Camp, nestled in the forest, offers a tranquil setting for your final night on the mountain. Here, you can share stories of the summit experience with your fellow trekkers and enjoy a well-deserved rest, reflecting on the incredible adventure you’ve undertaken.
The final leg of your trek takes you from Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate, a descent of approximately 10 km that takes 3-4 hours. As you leave the alpine desert and re-enter the forest, the air becomes richer, and the landscape lusher. At the gate, you’ll receive your hard-earned summit certificates before being transferred back to Moshi. Celebrate your incredible achievement with your fellow trekkers and reflect on the unforgettable journey you’ve completed.
After a restful night and a hearty breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure flight. As you bid farewell to the majestic Kilimanjaro, you’ll carry with you memories of the challenges overcome, the friendships formed, and the beauty of Tanzania that will last a lifetime.

Tour Package Details

What’s Included?

Not Included

  • Summit Expeditions team liaison pre-trek.
  • Qualified and experienced English-speaking mountain guides during the trek.
  • Support team, including chef(s) providing fresh meals and personal porters for duffel bags.
  • Special permit to stay at Kosovo Camp pre-summit.
  • Full board expedition with three meals daily, including a celebration dinner post-summit.
  • Unlimited filtered water, hot drinks (tea, coffee, and hot chocolate) throughout the trek.
  • Private team toilet tents at all camps.
  • Premium hotel/lodge in Moshi pre/post trek.
  • Individual all weather tents during the trek.
  • Transfers to/from the airport.
  • All road transport within the itinerary.
  • All entrance fees and trekking permits.
  • First aid equipment for mountain emergencies.
  • Comprehensive pre-trip support to ensure readiness for the trek.
  • Training advice to prepare for the physical challenge of Mt Kilimanjaro.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED IN THIS TRIP

  • Airfare to Kilimanjaro Airport.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Purchase or rental of personal gear.
  • Tips for porters (budget $300).
  • Drinks and snacks not included in the package.
  • General spending money.

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SKILL RATING

No Experience

Perfect for beginners, these trips require no prior experience in the specific activity. Whether it’s trekking, safaris, or cultural explorations, these adventures cater to those seeking a first-time, accessible introduction to the chosen activity. For example, a beginner-level trek might involve well-maintained trails with moderate elevation gain, ensuring participants with no prior trekking experience can comfortably enjoy the journey.

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Geared towards participants with a basic understanding of the chosen activity, these trips may involve moderate physical challenges or elements that benefit from some prior knowledge. For instance, a basic-level rock climbing expedition might include climbs with straightforward routes, where participants are expected to have a foundational grasp of climbing techniques. This level is designed for individuals who have dabbled in the activity or have some relevant skills.

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Tailored for those with intermediate skills, these trips demand a more substantial level of expertise in the chosen activity. Whether it’s backcountry trekking, wildlife tracking, or kayaking, participants are expected to possess a solid understanding of the fundamentals. An example could be an intermediate-level mountaineering expedition that involves more challenging terrain, requiring participants to have experience with ice and snow conditions and advanced navigation skills.

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Reserved for seasoned adventurers with advanced skills, these trips involve highly technical aspects of the chosen activity. This might include technical climbing, advanced diving, or specialized wildlife tracking. For instance, a highly technical climbing expedition could require participants to navigate complex routes, use advanced gear, and possess a comprehensive understanding of the specific challenges associated with the climb. Participants at this level are expected to have a high degree of proficiency and experience in the activity.

TOUR OPERATOR

Summit Expeditions

Every aspect, from pre-booking to saying farewell at the airport after the trip, is managed by us. This ensures a seamless and high-quality adventure experience. Our dedicated team is with you every step of the way, providing support and guidance throughout your journey. We meticulously plan each detail to offer you a hassle-free and unforgettable adventure, tailored to your preferences and needs.

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In collaboration with other respected entities, these tours offer a unique blend of expertise and local knowledge. You’ll benefit from the best of both worlds, with our team working closely alongside our partners to deliver exceptional adventures. Together, we ensure that every detail is taken care of, guaranteeing an unforgettable experience. Our collaborative approach allows us to offer diverse and enriching adventures that showcase the best of each partner’s expertise and local insights.

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We carefully select and collaborate with partners who share our commitment to excellence, ensuring that your experience is nothing short of exceptional. Our partners excel in providing outstanding trip management and logistics, maintaining our high standards of quality and service. While the tour is managed by our trusted local partners, we still provide the same incredible and 5-star support pre-trip. Rest assured, your adventure is in good hands from start to finish. 

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While local partners and specialists may be involved, it’s the Explorers Club that takes the lead in every aspect of the journey. Explore the world with fellow Club members and embark on extraordinary expeditions.

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Our collaborative tours are a blend of expertise and passion. The Explorers partner with various entities, including other travel operators, local experts, community groups, and influencers, to bring you
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These tours offer a mix of Explorers Club members and non-members, uniting diverse perspectives for unforgettable experiences. Expect well-coordinated, shared journeys that combine the best of both worlds.

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For trips that offer a deep dive into specific regions, our trusted local partners take the lead. These adventures are exclusively managed by our carefully selected local experts, renowned for their professionalism and in-depth knowledge of the area.

While the tour may include both Explorers Club members and non-members, you can trust that every aspect of the journey is handled by seasoned local professionals, ensuring an authentic and immersive experience.

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