9 Days Lemosho Route

Tour Overview

The Lemosho route is lesser known.It begins on the western side of Kilimanjaro. Walking through the rainforest for the first two days the vegetation changes to heath and moorland with many ferns and ericas along the way. The narrow trail sometimes has some very steep sections and is scenically diverse. On the third day, the trail joins the Machame route. Hikers overnight in tents.

Tour summary

Tour itinerary

day 0: Arrival day

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) a team member from John adventures will be waiting to meet you and transfer you to Moshi for a recover from your journey.Overnight in Moshi/Arusha. Welocme to Tanzania “Karibu Tanzania”.

day 1: Moshi to Londorossi Gate- Mti Mkubwa

After breakfast, our guide will pick you from the hotel/lodge. Then, We depart Moshi for Londorossi Gate, which takes about 4 hours, where you will complete entry formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho trailhead. Upon arrival at trailhead, we begin hiking through undisturbed forest which winds to the first camp site.

day 2: Mti Mkubwa to Shira I Camp

We continue on the trail leading out of the rain forest and into a savannah of tall grasses, heather and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 Camp.

day 3: Shira 1 to Moir Hut

Crossing the Shira Plateau – one of the highest plateaus on Earth – is one of the most scenic parts of this trip during your 3-4 hour hike across moorland meadows to the lunch point. After lunch you ascend to Moir camp, arriving in the mid afternoon. If you have the energy, a hike in the late afternoon is possible in the surrounding Lent Hills, which makes this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Overnight at Moir Hut.

day 4:Moir Hut Camp to Barranco Camp

From Moir you traverse the slopes of Kibo. Here relatively little flora or fauna can survive the extreme temperature ranges and conditions that typify this zone. Lunch is normally taken close to a volcanic rock formation known as the Lava Tower. If you feel very strong there is an optional ascent of the 300-foot-tall Lava Tower before descending down to Barranco camp in the afternoon.The Barranco Valley is one of the prettiest areas of the entire trail. Overnight at Barranco Camp.

day 5:Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

You now have a relatively short day to reach Karanga Camp, after conquering the intimidating Barranco Wall. Be prepared to use all four limbs as you traverse the wall to the top of the Karanga Valley. From here, follow a path that sojourns through many inclines and declines to Karanga Camp, arriving in the late afternoon. Our selection of Karanga Camp is strategic – significant time at altitude is essential for safe acclimatization. Sunsets here are particularly spectacular with views of the southern glacial valleys and ice fields towering over 3000 feet above you. Overnight at Karanga Camp.

day 6:Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Today is another half day ascending to Barafu Camp. Once again lunch is taken in this high camp, allowing plenty of time to relax before the summit bid. Desolate alpine desert and, at times, strong winds rip over this camp, yet in the evenings splendid views of Mawenzi peak are the norm. A relatively early dinner is taken before resting for the evening. Overnight at Barafu Camp.

Day 7:Barafu to the Summit to barafu

Depart just before midnight for the final summit bid. Patience and persistence is the name of game to reach the summit, and this is the coldest, windiest section of your adventure. Most likely by dawn, as the first rays of light start to appear across the Tanzanian landscape, you arrive near the rim at Stella Point, at an altitude of 18,652ft. Here, you are rewarded with the most glorious sunrise you are ever likely to see, appearing over Mawenzi Peak.

day 8: barafu to mweka camp

Ascending via Stella Point affords a relatively short final section to Uhuru Peak, the Roof of Africa! Go slowly and enjoy the wonderful rainforest scenery as you head towards Mweka Camp, arriving before dusk. overnight at mweka camp.

day 9:Mweka camp to mweka gate/moshi

After breakfast you descend once again through montane forest and at around midday, after saying farewell to your crew, you are picked up and transferred back to your hotel for a well-deserved shower and a celebratory dinner!


⦁ Proffessional Mountain Guide
⦁ All Park Fees
⦁ All government Taxes
⦁ Meals according to the itinerary
⦁ Gate transfer
⦁ Crew wages
⦁ Environment fees
⦁ Accomodation
⦁ Porters & cook


⦁ Flights
⦁ Alcoholic
⦁ Visa
⦁ Tips for your crew
⦁ Travel insurance
⦁ Personal items i.e. binoculors, Camera

Hi am John Need help or got questions?