Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route Overview

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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $4,060
      CAD $4,320
      AUD $4,490
      EUR €3,125
      GBP £2,685
      NZD $5,320
      ZAR R40,870
      CHF FR3,850
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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Trek up to the summit of Africa's highest peak, Tanzania's Mt Kilimanjaro, via the Lemosho route

Views of Mawenzi, vast, ice-filled valleys, rolling deserts - it's no wonder Lemosho is considered the most scenic route to Mount Kilimanjaro. Another bonus is lower volumes of foot traffic and higher rates of summit success, making it the preferred route for climbers with varying degrees of expertise.

  • Wander through the Lemosho Glades
  • Tramp across the Shira Plateau
  • Witness a magical sunset from Barranco Hut
  • Follow the crater rim around to Uhuru Peak

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Moshi, Tanzania
  • Finish:

    Moshi, Tanzania
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 16
  • Meals:

    9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Accommodation:

  • Transport:

  • Notes:

    1. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking, or at a minimum 15 days prior to travel. 2. A single supplement is available on this trip. Please ask your booking agent for more information. 3. This trip is run by our experienced sister company Peregrine Adventures. Your group is therefore likely to be a mixture of Intrepid passengers and other like-minded international travellers.

  • Total price from

    USD $4,060
    CAD $4,320
    AUD $4,490
    EUR €3,125
    GBP £2,685
    NZD $5,320
    ZAR R40,870
    CHF FR3,850
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $406
    CAD $432
    AUD $449
    EUR €312
    GBP £268
    NZD $532
    ZAR R4,087
    CHF FR385
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Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route Summary

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Day 1 Moshi

Situated on the lower slopes of Kilimanjaro, Moshi is a small but vibrant Tanzanian town.

Day 2 Mti Mkubwa Camp

Take a scenic drive from Marangu to Lemosho Glades. From the trailhead, stroll through beautiful forests uphill towards the camp, situated at 2,800 m.

Day 3 Shira 1 Camp

Embark on a short hike through the forest before emerging into the moorlands. Beautiful and rugged, this rolling path will lead to a camp by the stream. This is the Shira One campsite, situated at 3,500 m.

Day 4 Shira 2 Camp

Journey uphill to reach the Shira Two hut at 3,800 m. If you’re up for a little more hiking in the afternoon, climb to Shira Cathedral or Shira Needle, otherwise rest your legs and enjoy a cup of tea with a scenic view. If venturing to the centre of an extinct volcano sounds alluring, there are options to hike to Cope Place too.

Day 5 Barranco Camp

Tackle the steep ascent directly towards Mount Kibo, where the highest point of the day will be around the 4,600 m mark. Despite the challenging uphill terrain, the beautiful surrounding forests and spectacular scenic ridge along the way are awe-inspiring. After an exhausting walking day, spend the night at a Barranco camp on the valley floor.

Day 6 Karanga Valley

Make the short yet sharp climb up the famed Barranco Wall, which leads to an undulating trail on the south-eastern flank of Kibo. This area provides superb vistas of the southern ice fields, so have a camera handy. Spend the night in a campsite directly overlooking the glaciers and take in the spectacular views.

Day 7 Barafu Camp

Climb out of the Varranco Valley on your way past the Barranco wall. Another day of legging it uphill will be richly rewarded with more glacial views and scenic mountain vistas.

Day 8 Uhuru Peak

Wake early and enjoy a warm cup of tea before embarking on the most challenging and, in turn, rewarding portion of the trek. Hike to Stella Point, 5,750 m, then continue on to Uhuru Peak. This is the highest summit on Kibo’s crater rim and offers incredible views as the sun breaks over the morning sky. With hearts racing from the climb, the impossibly beautiful scenery and the sheer sense of achievement, descend back down to camp. After a leisurely breakfast, undertake a little trek to the next camping spot, Millennium Camp.

Days 9-10 Moshi

Complete this incredible journey with a stroll to the Mweka Gate before indulging in a hot shower and a soft bed at the hotel in Moshi.
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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $4,060
      CAD $4,320
      AUD $4,490
      EUR €3,125
      GBP £2,685
      NZD $5,320
      ZAR R40,870
      CHF FR3,850
      *
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    • Walking
    • Comfort
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