7 Days Lemosho route

The Lemosho Route provides ample time for acclimatization, increasing your chances of reaching the Uhuru Peak, the highest point of Kilimanjaro.

7 Day Lemosho Route

Is an exhilarating trek to Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. This challenging yet rewarding journey showcases diverse landscapes, from lush rainforests to panoramic vistas. With ample acclimatization time and experienced guides, you’ll have a memorable adventure, culminating in reaching the iconic Uhuru Peak.

Starting at the Lemosho Gate, located on the western side of the mountain, the route gradually ascends through lush rainforests, where you’ll encounter a rich variety of flora and fauna during 7 Day Lemosho Route . As you ascend  further, the vegetation transitions to heath and moorland, offering stunning panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and mountains.

Full Tour Itinerary

7 Day Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route Itinerary

Discover the awe-inspiring 7 Day Lemosho Route, a challenging yet rewarding path to the summit of Kilimanjaro. Uncover the details of this journey, tips for success, and the exhilarating experience that awaits.
When it comes to conquering the majestic Kilimanjaro, the 7 Day Lemosho Route stands as an exceptional choice for adventurers seeking both a challenging ascent and a breathtaking journey. As you lace up your hiking boots and prepare for this epic adventure, let's delve into the ins and outs of the 7 Day Lemosho Route, uncovering its unique features, challenges, and the unforgettable experiences that await you.

Day 0: Kilimanjaro  /Arusha Airport – Transfer to Arusha

Our pick up driver will be at  Kilimanjaro Airport/ Arusha airport in Tanzania taken to the hotel in Arusha we booked for you.  You will them rest of the day will be free.. There will be a pre-departure briefing on what can be expected over the next days and a gear check at the hotel before tour start. BB included.

Day 1: Arusha – Lemosho Gate (2385 m) – Big Tree Camp (2780 m)

Up and away. You will drive to Lemosho Gate where you will be registered by the national park authorities. A moderately steep path leads to the Big Tree Camp (2780 m). Look out for monkeys and interesting birds along the way. The tents will be already set up and hot tea and washing water will be waiting. Meals included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 2 : Big Tree Camp (2780 m) – Shira Camp 2 (3900 m)

Today’s long trek starts on a small trail which continues through the trees and gradually ascends to reach the Shira plateau. Enjoy the views of the mountain and plains below. The path continues to cross the Shira Ridge (ca. 3600 m) and you will stop for lunch at the Shira Camp 1 after another few hours. The last section (approximately 3 hrs), you will climb another 250 meters in altitude and pass the surreal Senecia-plants growing to over 8m in height. Reaching the camp after the long day, you will relax with coffee and tea and be nourished with a 3-course meal tonight. As the sun sets you might see the summit glowing in the afternoon sun. Meals included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 3: Shira Camp 2 (3900 m) – Lava Tower (4640 m) – Barranco Camp (3960 m)

You will gain 700m in altitude but descend to sleep at Barranco – 60 m higher than last night’s camp. This will help with acclimatisation as you will go up to 4600 m before descending again. Today begins with a long uphill in the direction of the Lava Tower Hut (4640m) and you will notice how the landscape changes to a rocky alpine desert. Later, the path descends again to the Barranco Valley with its giant Senecias and Lobelias. After six to seven hours you should arrive at the most beautiful camp on the mountain – the Barranco Camp. Meals included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 4:  Barranco Camp (3960 m) – Karanga Camp (4035 m)

Today will start with the daunting Barranco Wall. Soon you will realize it looks worse than it actually is, but there are tricky sections where you will need to hold on tight. Admire the views from the top.

The rest of the route follows along the mountain ridge into the Karanga valley and out.
You reach Karanga Camp after lunch and you will have fantastic views of the southern glacier of Kibo as well as of the Kibo summit. Meals included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 5: Karanga Camp (4035 m) – Barafu Camp (4640 m)

A few hours hiking through desolate and rocky moon-like landscape lies ahead. It will be a relatively easy day leading steadily uphill. The goal for today is the Barafu campsite on a narrow ridge in full view of Mawenzi peak. You will walk along a trail that passes through the afro-alpine dessert until you reach your destination for today –Barafu Camp at 4640 m. Use the rest of the day to relax and pack your daypack for tonight’s summit attempt. Supper will be served early; drink and eat enough if you can and try to sleep. You will be woken up around midnight to start your walk to the summit. Meals included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 6: Barafu Camp (4640 m) – Uhuru Peak (5895 m) – Mweka Camp (3080 m)

It is dark and cold as you set off just after midnight. You will climb the frozen volcanic dust by headlamp going towards Stella Point on the crater rim – about six hours. The sun should be rising when you arrive here. Just an hour or two more and you will be standing on the highest point of the crater: Uhuru peak. On top of the world! Take a short break for pictures and celebratory hugs before you tackle the steep and dusty descent. By now the volcanic ash will have thawed… You will stop for a short tea break at Barafu and then continue downhill for about three hours to Mweka camp (3080 m). This is your overnight stop. Refuel by drinking lots of fluids and have a good helping at supper time. Meals included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 7 Mweka Camp (3080 m) – Mweka Gate (1630 m) – Arusha

A traditional farewell ceremony from the porters begins the day. After about three hours of comfortably descending through the greenness of the forest, you should reach Mweka gate where the driver will be waiting. Back at the hotel, a hot shower, cold drinks, a debrief and your certificate of achievement are waiting. Well done!

Note: After relaxing in the hotel, you can extend your trip to Serengeti National Park or Ngorongoro crater depending on the time you have. TripAdvisor Reviews. 

Inclusions 7 Day Lemosho Route
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation – pick up and drop off included
  • Camping equipment ( tent, sleeping bags, mattress, hiking poles, gaters, mess table and chairs)
  • All food breakfast, lunch and dinner all day while your on mountain.
  • Daily drinking water
  • Daily meals
  • Mount Kilimanjaro guided trekking
  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • Porterage
  • Pre and post-program accommodation for 2 nights
  • Rescue fees
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
Exclusions 7 Day Lemosho Route
  • International flights
  • Internal flight
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Tips (from 10 USD  per person per day for a porter
  • Tips (from 15 USD per person per day for mountain guide
  • Mountain Equipment's
What to bring 7 Day Lemosho Route
  • Clothes.
  • A warm sweater as the nights can be chilly at high altitudes.
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Mountain shoes
  • Toilet paper
  • Bath towels

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