lemosho route


This is a beautiful way up to the Shira Plateau, and an unspoiled route that allows you to experience the southwest and south sides of the mountain since you go up one way and down another. The standards route takes 7 days on the mountain and sometimes extended to 8 days with a stay at Karanga Valley.

Day 1:

Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport/Alternative Airport pick up and transferred to the Hotel in Moshi for overnight Dinner and breakfast.

Day 2:

After breakfast and a briefing from your guide, drive from Moshi or Arusha to Londorossi Park Gate 1.5 hours. From here a forest track requiring a four-wheel driving vehicle leads to Lemosho Glades and a possible campsite. Walk along beautiful forest trails to Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite, 3hour).

Day 3:

The the trail gradually steepens and enters the giant heather moorland zone then crosses the Shira Ridge at about 3600m to drop gently down to Shira 1 camp located by the stream on the Shira plateau (3500m, 5hours).

Day 4:

A gentle walk across the plateau leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream (3850m, 1.5 hours). A variety of walks are available on the plateau making this an excellent acclimatization day.

Day 5:

The moorlands soon come to an end and the rocky path leads amongst outcrops to the Lava tower (this is optional if one not taking western breach) where there are good campsites (4600m, 5 hours) then continue to Barranco hut (3900m, 2hours).

Day 6:

After breakfast we leave Barranco ridge, walk up the Barranco wall that ends up at the foot of the Heim glacier. Passing the Barranco wall Walk along to Karanga valley (4 hours). Continue to the Barafu hut which is located at an altitude of (4550 m) here, we make camp, rest enjoy dinner, and overnight. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo is seen from this position. Wake up early take some light tea with cookies and start trekking to the summit, the Uhuru peak. Spend some time at the summit. Start descending to Barafu hut for luch and some rest then walk down to Mweka hut for diiner and overnight

Day 7:

After breakfast walk down the Mweka Montane forest to the Mweka gate, the board the already waiting vehicle and drive back to the Hotel in Moshi.

  • 2 night hotel accommodation in Moshi. First night includes breakfast and last night include dinner & breakfast
  • Group transport to and from Moshi to the trail head
  • Kilimanjaro national park permits, camping/hut fees, tent, rescue fees (required by the national park)
  • Expert guide, assistant guides, cook and potters salaries
  • First aid kit for emergency only
  • Sleeping pad, foam, 1.5inches stick
  • Mess tent, tables, chairs, lanterns
  • Fresh, nutritious meals on the mountain
  • Guides, porters, waiter, cook accommodation and entry fees on the mountain
  • Airfare, visa fees, and travel insurance
  • Lunch and dinner at hotel
  • Meals and drinks not specified
  • Personal gear and equipment’s for climb. Some are available for rent
  • Car supplement USD 145 for client who go through Lemosho|Rongai|Shira routes
  • Tips
  • Emergency oxygen
  • Extra activities (waterfall tour, cultural village visit)
  • Additional night beyond the two standards hotel night included












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