Climb Kilimanjaro
Lemosho Route

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10 day adventure
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The Lemosho is one of our favourite routes up Kilimanjaro as it has varied and beautiful scenery and isn't too crowded. It also has a high summit success rate because of its excellent acclimatisation profile. The path ascends the western slope of the mountain, then takes you south of the peak to approach it from the east. You descend the southeastern slope. All in all, the Lemosho is a great route for climbing to the 'roof of Africa'!

Highlights

Varied and beautiful scenery

Varied and beautiful scenery

The Lemosho route is one of the best routes for seeing as much of the mountain as possible.

Great acclimatisation

Great acclimatisation

The summit success rate of the Lemosho is high as the trail lets your body acclimatise well to the increases in elevation.

An uncrowded route

An uncrowded route

The route isn't as crowded as some of the others, which many like. This also increases your chances of spotting wildlife.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 | Arrival day

    Arrival day

    We meet you at Kilimanjaro International Airport and take you to the lodge where you can meet your team and relax before your big adventure starts! The lead guide gives everyone a briefing tonight about the upcoming trek.

  • Day 2 | Hike through rainforest

    Hike through rainforest

    At Londorossi Park Gate you're entered into Kilimanjaro National Park’s records. You're then driven for another hour to Lemosho Gate (2,100 m) and the trailhead. From here it’s a three-hour hike up to Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,895 m), also known as Big Tree Camp. This is your first night sleeping under the stars in tents!

  • Day 3 | Walk through moorland

    Walk through moorland

    After an early breakfast, you climb out of the rainforest and into the heather and moorland zone. You cross many streams en route to Shira 1 Camp (3,505 m). Today and tomorrow offer some of the best scenery of the trek. You walk for five to six hours today.

  • Day 4 | Traverse Shira Plateau

    Traverse Shira Plateau

    Today you continue along the Shira Plateau, which offers a fantastic view of the Western Breach, a gap in the Kibo crater that was formed by lava flow, and glaciers. You can look forward to seeing giant lobelias, senecios and giant groundsels. You overnight at Moir Hut (4,206 m). All in all, you hike for six to seven hours today.

  • Day 5 | Lunch at Lava Tower

    Lunch at Lava Tower

    After breakfast you climb up to Lava Tower (4,630 m), an impressive rock formation. This is where you enjoy lunch. Next, everyone descends a little to Barranco Camp (3,967 m), which sits at the base of the famous Barranco Wall. This means you 'climb high, sleep low' today, which is great for acclimatisation. Hiking time today is six to nine hours.

  • Day 6 | Climb Barranco Wall

    Climb Barranco Wall

    After an early breakfast, it’s time to conquer Barranco Wall, a steep wall of rock. Although it looks intimidating, trekkers usually say it turns out to be easier than they expected. At the top of the wall you're above the clouds and enjoy superb views of the southern ice fields and summit. The trail winds up and down until Karanga Camp (3,995 m). Today's hike lasts four to five hours.

  • Day 7 | Hike through alpine desert

    Hike through alpine desert

    It’s getting real! You’re now very close to the summit and have some amazing views of the mountain during your ascent of three hours to Barafu Camp (4,600 m). You go to bed early tonight as tomorrow’s summit hike starts in at midnight. This is partly to enjoy the sunrise from up high, and partly because of the long hours of trekking required.

  • Day 8 | Summit day!

    Summit day!

    It's the big push! Today’s trek consists of two parts: a pre-dawn climb to Uhuru Peak of six to eight hours, followed by another six to eight hours of hiking for the descent to Mweka Camp (3,068 m). This is the moment to dig deep mentally and physically. Picture yourself standing at the tippy-top of Africa next to the Uhuru Peak sign (5,895 m), all that hard work rewarded!

  • Day 9 | Last day on the mountain

    Last day on the mountain

    Today you do the last bit of hiking (three hours) down through the beautiful rainforest to the foot of the mountain and Mweka Gate (1,640 m), where your driver is waiting for you. Achievement of a lifetime: check! Time to celebrate with the tipping ceremony, then enjoy cold beers and laughs, and finally take a well-earned sleep in a soft, comfy bed!

  • Day 10 | Departure day

    Departure day

    Today we say goodbye to Kilimanjaro. If you're leaving Tanzania or heading to Zanzibar, we drive you to the airport. Or if you're joining us for a safari, we head west together to see the Big Five and more!

Meet our Local Leaders

Robert Sichalwe

Robert Sichalwe

Robert is a highly experienced Kilimanjaro lead trek guide. He's been leading treks with Follow Alice for years, and we know our climbers are in great hands with Robert as the expedition leader. He's also a great guy who will soon become your friend and an integral part of your Kilimanjaro memories!

Chris Sichalwe

Chris Sichalwe

Chris started working on Kilimanjaro in 1999 and has since made it to the summit over 300 times. He's the founding father of Follow Alice Tanzania and loves taking people to the roof of Africa! He's the steady and competent hand you need, but also a great storyteller who adds so much to every trip!

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