8 Days Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route Climbing Itinerary

8 Days Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route Climbing Itinerary: Experience the Adventure of a Lifetime with Lyimo Expeditions!

Welcome to the adventure of a lifetime! At Lyimo Expeditions, we are thrilled to present our 8 Days Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route Climbing Itinerary – a journey that promises exhilarating landscapes, unforgettable experiences, and the true spirit of adventure in Tanzania. If you’re dreaming of standing on the roof of Africa, then this is your perfect opportunity. Let’s dive into the details of this remarkable journey!

Day 1: Arrival in Moshi

Welcome to Tanzania!

Your adventure begins as you land at Kilimanjaro International Airport, where our friendly Lyimo Expeditions team will warmly welcome you. After a short transfer to your hotel in Moshi, the gateway town to Kilimanjaro, you’ll have some time to relax and acclimate to your new surroundings.

Evening Briefing

In the evening, join us for a comprehensive briefing session where our experienced guides will walk you through the itinerary, safety protocols, and the exciting journey ahead. This is the perfect time to ask any last-minute questions and ensure you’re fully prepared for the climb.

Day 2: Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa Camp

Altitude: 2,100m to 2,650m | Distance: 6km | Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

Rise and shine! After a hearty breakfast, we embark on a scenic drive to Londorossi Gate, the starting point of the Lemosho Route. Here, we complete the necessary registration formalities before beginning our trek through the lush rainforest. Keep your eyes peeled for the vibrant flora and fauna that call this area home.

Arriving at Mti Mkubwa Camp

Our first day’s hike is relatively short and gentle, allowing us to ease into the journey. By mid-afternoon, we reach Mti Mkubwa Camp, nestled amid towering trees. After setting up camp, enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by our talented chefs. Rest well, for the adventure has just begun!

Day 3: Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira 1 Camp

Altitude: 2,650m to 3,500m | Distance: 8km | Hiking Time: 5-6 hours

Today, we leave the rainforest behind as the landscape transitions to moorland. The trail climbs steadily, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the lush valleys below.

Shira Plateau

As we ascend to the Shira Plateau, the vastness and beauty of this unique environment unfold before us. By late afternoon, we arrive at Shira 1 Camp, where we’ll set up camp and enjoy another delightful meal. Gather around the campfire and share stories with fellow adventurers as the stars light up the African sky.

Day 4: Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp

Altitude: 3,500m to 3,850m | Distance: 7km | Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

Our journey continues across the Shira Plateau, with a relatively short hike to Shira 2 Camp. The day’s trek offers stunning views of the surrounding landscapes, including the iconic Kibo Peak, which will soon be within our reach.


At Shira 2 Camp, we take a well-deserved break and focus on acclimatization. Our guides will lead a short acclimatization hike to help your body adjust to the increasing altitude. Proper acclimatization is essential for a successful summit attempt.

Day 5: Shira 2 Camp to Barranco Camp via Lava Tower

Altitude: 3,850m to 4,600m (Lava Tower) to 3,900m (Barranco Camp) | Distance: 10km | Hiking Time: 7-8 hours

Today is a crucial day for acclimatization as we make our way to the Lava Tower. This challenging stretch takes us to an altitude of 4,600 meters, providing a taste of the thin air we’ll encounter higher up the mountain.

Descending to Barranco Camp

After a rewarding lunch at the Lava Tower, we descend to Barranco Camp, nestled in a picturesque valley. This descent allows our bodies to adjust to the altitude changes, improving our chances of a successful summit. Barranco Camp, surrounded by towering cliffs and unique plant life, is a sight to behold.

Day 6: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Altitude: 3,900m to 4,035m | Distance: 6km | Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

The highlight of today’s trek is the famous Barranco Wall, a steep but manageable scramble that rewards us with stunning views of the surrounding landscapes. Conquer the wall, and you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment like no other!

Karanga Valley

After the Barranco Wall, our journey continues through the Karanga Valley. The unique terrain, dotted with giant senecio plants, adds an otherworldly charm to our trek. By early afternoon, we reach Karanga Camp, where we’ll relax, rehydrate, and prepare for the final ascent.

Day 7: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Altitude: 4,035m to 4,640m | Distance: 4km | Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

Today’s hike takes us to Barafu Camp, our staging ground for the summit attempt. The trail is steep and challenging, but the excitement of reaching the summit fuels our determination.

Preparing for the Summit

Arriving at Barafu Camp, we take the afternoon to rest, hydrate, and mentally prepare for the final push to Uhuru Peak. As the sun sets, we’ll enjoy an early dinner before getting some much-needed rest. The summit attempt begins around midnight!

Day 8: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp

Altitude: 4,640m to 5,895m (Uhuru Peak) to 3,100m (Mweka Camp) | Distance: 17km | Hiking Time: 10-14 hours

The moment we’ve all been waiting for is here! In the pre-dawn hours, we begin our ascent to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. The climb is physically demanding and mentally challenging, but the reward is beyond words.

Reaching the Summit

As the first rays of sunlight break over the horizon, you’ll stand triumphantly at Uhuru Peak, 5,895 meters above sea level. The sense of accomplishment and the breathtaking views make every step worthwhile. Take your time to savor this extraordinary moment – you’ve made it to the top of Africa!

Descent to Mweka Camp

After celebrating at the summit, we begin our descent to Mweka Camp. The journey down offers a different perspective of the mountain and allows you to reflect on your incredible achievement. By late afternoon, we reach Mweka Camp, where a well-deserved rest awaits.

Day 9: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

Altitude: 3,100m to 1,640m | Distance: 10km | Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

Our final day on the mountain takes us through the lush rainforest once again as we descend to Mweka Gate. Here, you’ll receive your summit certificates – a tangible reminder of your remarkable journey.

Farewell Celebration

Back at the hotel in Moshi, we celebrate your achievement with a farewell dinner. Share your stories, relive the highlights, and bask in the camaraderie of your fellow climbers. The memories and friendships forged during this adventure will last a lifetime.

Why Choose Lyimo Expeditions for Your Kilimanjaro Adventure?

At Lyimo Expeditions, we take pride in offering exceptional experiences that go beyond the ordinary. Here’s why you should choose us for your Kilimanjaro climb:

1. Expert Guides and Support Team

Our experienced guides are passionate about Kilimanjaro and dedicated to your safety and success. With their local knowledge, you’ll gain insights into the mountain’s history, geology, and culture.

2. Premium Equipment and Comfort

We provide top-notch camping equipment, comfortable sleeping arrangements, and delicious, nutritious meals. Our focus on quality ensures you can fully enjoy the journey.

3. Emphasis on Safety

Your safety is our top priority. We conduct regular health checks, monitor altitude sickness symptoms, and have emergency protocols in place to address any situation.

4. Sustainable Tourism

We are committed to preserving the natural beauty of Kilimanjaro and supporting local communities. By choosing Lyimo Expeditions, you contribute to sustainable tourism practices.

5. Personalized Service

We believe in creating personalized experiences tailored to your preferences. Whether you’re a seasoned climber or a first-time adventurer, we ensure your journey is unforgettable.

Book Your Tanzania Tours and Safaris with Lyimo Expeditions!

Embark on a journey of a lifetime with Lyimo Expeditions! Don’t miss the chance to conquer Kilimanjaro’s Lemosho Route, explore the stunning landscapes, and create memories that will stay with you forever. For more information and to book your Tanzania tours and safaris, reach out to us:

Email: info@lyimoexpeditionskilimanjaro.com
Phone: +255718442953

Join us on this incredible adventure and let Lyimo Expeditions be your trusted companion in experiencing the magic of Tanzania. The roof of Africa awaits – are you ready to take the first step?

Book now and start your journey with Lyimo Expeditions today! 🏔️✨

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