Lemosho Route – 9 Days Mount Climb

9 Days
  • Full Board
  • Guided
  • Kilimanjaro
  • Available


The Lemosho Route, spanning 9 days, presents a distinctive approach to Mount Kilimanjarofrom the western side, weaving through lush forests and expansive moorlands. This journeyventures across the Shira volcano’s caldera, explores the intriguing rock formations of theplateau, and culminates in a passage beneath the Southern Ice Fields of Kibo.

Our final ascent unfolds along the Barafu Route, offering awe-inspiring views of Kibo bathedin the sharp morning and early evening light. The meticulously planned Lemosho Route 9Days itinerary prioritizes optimal acclimatization, affording a unique perspective ofKilimanjaro’s mountainous forests.

The less-traveled Lemosho Route allows ample time to revel in the pristine wilderness andbreathtaking vistas of the Shira Plateau before converging with other routes in the laterstages of the expedition. Serengeti Clarity ensures comprehensive support, commencingwith your pickup from Kilimanjaro International Airport upon arrival in Tanzania. Ourcommitment extends beyond the Kilimanjaro experience, preparing you for a seamlessreturn home or the continuation of your Tanzanian adventure.

For inquiries regarding the Lemosho Route 9 Days itinerary or any other aspect, feel free tocontact us online, and we’ll promptly respond. Upon completing the 9-day journey, youhave the option to extend your adventure with an unforgettable safari through Tanzania’sNational Parks, explore local culture with our short tours, or indulge in well-deservedrelaxation on the enchanting island of Zanzibar.


Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), a private transfer will be waiting to take you to your hotel in Moshi. This provides you with the opportunity to unwind and enjoy your first night in Moshi, Tanzania.
Your Serengeti Clarity tour guide will meet you at the hotel for a Mount Kilimanjaro
climbing briefing and equipment check. We’ll also verify that you have the required medical coverage and travel insurance.

After breakfast, we’ll transfer to Londrossi National Park Gate, complete the necessary registration, and embark on our journey to Mount Kilimanjaro. The trail leads through varied farmland with open views, and we often have lunch in the glades before starting our walk. The day’s easy trek takes us through beautiful and lush forests, offering glimpses of buffalo. We camp at Lemosho Forest Camp (2650 m).

Leaving the forest behind, we enter the moorland zone of giant heather after breakfast. The trail climbs steadily with wide views, reaching the rim of the Shira Plateau. There’s a palpable sense of wilderness as we camp at “Shira One” (3550 m) in the center of the plateau.

A steady day of trekking aids acclimatization and allows time to explore the volcanic rock formations of Shira Plateau. We walk to the summit of Shira Cathedral before reaching Shira Hut (3840 m), offering stunning views of Kibo and Mount Meru floating on the clouds.

Explore beneath the Northern Ice Fields for an unusual view of Kibo. The day’s excursion can be a steady climb to the ridge above Moir Hut (4200 m) or a more strenuous walk to the summit of the Lent Hills (4700 m). Enjoy a peaceful campsite for a second night.

Ascend through panoramic views, leaving the Moorland Plateau for the Lava Ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach. The terrain changes to scree, and after lunch near the Lava Tower junction (4550 m), we descend to the bottom of the Great Barranco Valley (3900 m).

A steep climb up the Barranco Wall leads to an undulating trail on the South-Eastern flank of Kibo, with superb vistas of the Southern Ice Fields. Camp at Karanga (4100 m), the last water point, and spend the afternoon resting or exploring the valley for acclimatization.

A short but steep climb out of Karanga Camp, an easy path on compacted scree with wide views, leads to the Barafu Campsite (4650 m). Spend the day resting in preparation for the final ascent.

Start the ascent around 8 am, reaching Stella Point on the crater floor. Descend to the
Crater Camp beside Furtongla Glacier (5650 m).

Summit day! Ascend to Uhuru Peak, and after a photo opportunity, descend to Barafu Camp for lunch. Continue down to Mweka Camp, reflecting on the week’s experiences.

After breakfast, descend to Mweka Gate for a final feast and certificate presentation. Bid farewell to the mountain team and transfer back to the hotel. Shower, relax, and rest.

Late checkout at the lodge allows for relaxation before your flight home or optional
excursions. If flying back, your driver will meet you for the transfer to the airport.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Accommodations the night before and the night after the trek two nights in Moshi
  • Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides
  • All Park fees
  • Entry fees, Rescue fees, camping fees or hut fees
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Transport to the gate on starting day and after the trek
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Private, portable chemical flush toilets
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
  • Portable Summit Emergency Oxygen
  • Kilimanjaro National park certificate for successful summit attempt
  • Flying Doctor Service

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional Tours (short safari before or after your climb, marangu village day tour, day trip to lake challa, etc)
  • Tips and any items of personal nature
  • Health requirements (Yellow Fever – only compulsory if you travel to Tanzania via a Yellow Fever infected country, Meningitis & Hepatitis A remains optional, but comes recommended)

    13% Off
    From $3000 $2600
    / Adult
    • Full Board
    • Guided
    • Kilimanjaro
    • Available