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Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro's 7 Days Lemosho Route

Embark on a breathtaking adventure and conquer the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro with our 7 Days Lemosho Route. This popular route offers the perfect balance between challenge and reward, ensuring an unforgettable climbing experience.

7 days / 6 Nights

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro's Lemosho Route in 7 Days

7 Days Lemosho Route Overview

Are you ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime? Look no further than Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro's 7 Days Lemosho Route. This incredible journey will challenge and reward you in ways you never thought possible. With its stunning landscapes and unique features, this route is the ultimate choice for climbers seeking an unforgettable experience.

The 7 Days Lemosho Route is renowned for its longer acclimatization period, allowing climbers to adjust gradually to the altitude. By giving your body time to adapt, you significantly increase your chances of reaching Uhuru Peak, the highest point on Kilimanjaro. And trust us, the view from the top is absolutely breathtaking.

Starting in the lush rainforests of the Lemosho Glades, you'll be surrounded by nature's tranquility. Keep your eyes peeled for glimpses of exotic wildlife as you make your way through this verdant paradise. As the route progresses, you'll traverse heath and moorland zones, granting you awe-inspiring vistas of the Shira Plateau and the Western Breach.

One of the greatest advantages of choosing the 7 Days Lemosho Route is the extended duration. This extra time allows for better acclimatization and minimizes the risk of altitude sickness. It also means more opportunities to immerse yourself in Kilimanjaro's unique flora and fauna, capturing memories that will last a lifetime.

Escape the crowds by opting for this more remote and less crowded route. Unlike popular alternatives like Machame or Marangu, the 7 Days Lemosho Route offers a quieter and more peaceful journey. Imagine unwinding at campsites nestled in serene surroundings after a fulfilling day of trekking.

Rest assured that this route has a remarkable success rate in reaching Uhuru Peak. The longer duration and gradual ascent provide ample time for acclimatization, increasing your chances of summiting Kilimanjaro successfully. However, it's vital to be physically fit and mentally prepared for the challenges that lie ahead.

In conclusion, Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro's 7 Days Lemosho Route is an opportunity of a lifetime. With its longer duration, scenic landscapes, and less crowded path, this route offers a unique and rewarding adventure. Prepare yourself for the climb of a lifetime, one that will test your limits and reward you with unforgettable memories. Are you up for the challenge?

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Itinerary for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro's 7 Days Lemosho Route

Embark on a life-changing adventure with our 7 Days Lemosho Route Itinerary for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. This carefully crafted itinerary offers the ultimate Kilimanjaro climbing experience, allowing you to conquer the majestic peak while immersing yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Tanzania's landscape.

Day by day, you'll traverse the iconic Lemosho Route, known for its stunning scenery and gradual acclimatization. As you ascend through lush rainforests, traverse moorlands, and cross vast alpine deserts, you'll be captivated by the ever-changing landscapes that surround you.



Lemosho Gate to Mti Mkubwa

Distance covered : 7km / 4.3mi,
Approx. time taken :
4 hours,
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included.

Today afer breakfast, we drive from Moshi town to Lemosho gate (2,385m/7,825ft), then hike to Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,820m/9,252ft). upon your arrival at the Lemosho Gate in the west, you will register and begin your climb. You will hike through the rainforest to Mti Mkubwa, your first campsite for overight.



Mti Mkubwa to Shira 1 to Shira 2

Distance covered : 17km / 10.3mi,
Approx. time taken : 11 hrs,
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included.

you start hiking in the morning from Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,820m/9,252ft) to Shira Camp 1 (3,505m/11,500ft) and finally to Shira Camp 2 (3,810m/12,500ft). It takes approximately 10-11 hours to complete the today's entire climb. The toay's trek will take you through the heather and moorland zones.You will reach Shira 1 campsite in the afternoon where you will have hot lunch and continue to climb up towards the Shira Cathedral and Shira Plateau. You will have stunning views of the Kibo peak and the Western Breach. You will reach the Shira 2 campsite in the evening for dinner and overnight



Shira 2 to Barranco

Distance covered : 10km / 6.2mi,
Approx. time taken :
6 hours.
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

After breakfast, you will hike from Shira Camp 2 (3,810m/12,500ft). You cross the junction which connects the Lemosho Route and Machame Route at Shira Cave trail then head to Barranco Camp (3,960m/12,992ft) This trek takes you through the Lava Tower, which is at an altitude of 4,640 meters. You will then descend to Barranco Camp located in the base of the Great Barranco Valley, where you will spend the night.



Barranco to Karanga

Distance covered : 5km / 3.4mi,
Approx. time taken : 4 hours,
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Include.

Today hike 5km from Barranco Campsite (3,960m/12,992ft) to Karanga Campsite (3,995m/13,106ft) for overnight. This climb will take 4 hours to complete. To get at karanga camp, you will climb the Barranco Wall and continue through the Karanga Valley which will lead you up the Karanga campsite in the afternoon.



Karanga to Barafu

Distance covered : 4km / 1.9mi,
Approx. time taken : 4 hours,
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Hike for 4km from Karanga Camp (3,995m/13,106ft),crossing the Mweka trail to Barafu Camp (4,673m/15,331ft). This hike will take 4 hours to complete. The today's climb starts in the morning with 4 hours of demanding walking to Barafu, the final campsite before the summit. Here you will rest and prepare for the summit attempt in the midnight around 12:30pm.



Summit Day - Barafu to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp.

Distance covered : 14km / 8.3mi,
Approx. time taken : 16 hours,
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included.

Hike from Barafu Camp (4,673m/15,331ft) to Uhuru Peak (5,895m/19,341ft), then descend to Mweka Camp. This hike will take 16 hours to complete. You will start your summit attempt in the midnight and reach the summit at sunrise. You will climb up to Stella Point and then on to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa at 5,895 meters. After taking in the breathtaking views from the summit, you will descend back to Barafu for a short rest and then continue down to Mweka campsite for the night.



Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

Distance covered : 13km / 7.5mi,
Approx. time taken : 7 hours,
Meals : Breakfast & Lunch Included.

After breakfast, you will continue your descent through the rainforest, from Mweka Camp (3,100m/10,171ft) to the Mweka Gate. You will receive your summit certificates and then be transferred back to your hotel in Moshi for a well-deserved rest.

7 Days Lemosho Route Addons


Our 7-day Lemosho route package by default include Kilimanjaro White House Hotel for 2 nights (1 night before and 1 night after climbing Mount Kilimanjaro) to meet the needs for budget travellers, However if you want another hotel you can upgrade at extra cost from the following hotel options;

  • Lindrin Lodge (Single Room) - USD 55 per night

  • Lindrin Lodge (Double Room) - USD 70 per night

  • Lindrin Lodge (Triple Room) - USD 105 per night

  • Keys Hotel (Single Room) - USD 67 per night

  • Keys Hotel (Double Room) - USD 90 per night

  • Keys Hotel (Triple Room) - USD 120 per night

  • Parkview Inn (Single Room) - USD 81 per night

  • Parkview Inn (Double Room) - USD 110 per night

  • Parkview Inn (Triple Room) - USD 190 per night

  • Panama Garden Resort (Single Room)-USD 70 per night

  • Panama Garden Resort (Double Room)-USD 90 per night

  • Panama Garden Resort (Triple Room)-USD 120 per night

  • Kilimanjaro Wonders (Single Room) - USD 130 per night

  • Kilimanjaro Wonders (Double Room) - USD 150 per night

Note: if any hotel is booked out or is otherwise unavailable, we will book you in an alternate equivalent hotel.
If you are booking a hotel directly, please do check with us before booking, to make sure we can meet you and pick you up from the hotel.

7 Days Lemosho Route-Inclusions

  • 2-way Airport transfers

  • 2-nights Hotel accommmodation in Moshi town

  • All transfers to the Lemosho Gate and back to your Moshi hotel

  • Professional, first aid qualified and experienced mountain guides

  • Medical check up and Monitoring, 2-times per day

  • Guides, Porters, Cook salaries and park fees

  • Accommodation in quality four season waterproof tents

  • Sleeping Mattress

  • Emergency Oxygen Cylinder

  • All meals while on the Mountain

  • Quality Mess tent with table and chairs

  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food

  • Clean, purified drinking water

  • Conservation fees (part of park fees)

  • Camping ut fees (part of park fees)

  • Rescue fees (part of park fees)

  • VAT (18% charged by the Government)

  • Kilimanjaro summit certificate

7 Days Lemosho Route-Exclusions

  • Tanzania Visa

  • International and domestic flights

  • Personal trekking equipment such as sleepings bags, hiking boots, clothes, etc (available for renting)

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Travel insurance

  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)

  • Meals not listed in the itinerary

  • Liquors, beers and bottled beverages

  • Surcharge for online payment of advance and balance (5% on each payment)

7 Days Lemosho Route Payment Terms

Deposit Payment

  • Deposit is 20% of the total booking amount.

  • Deposit can be paid either via a bank transfer or an online card payment.t

  • A 5% fee is applicable on all card payments (payment gateway charges), this is non-refundable.

  • We offer bank accounts in 10 different currencies for bank transfer.

  • Once you make the advance payment you will receive a booking confirmation.

Balance Payment

  • Balance can be paid via bank transfer, online card payment, or with cash.

  • Bank payment can be done 15 days prior to the tour date (recommended 30 days prior).

  • Card Payment can be done 1 day prior to the tour date (recommended 7 days prior).

  • A 5% fee is applicable on all card payments (payment gateway charge), this is non-refundable.

  • Cash can be paid on arrival (USD printed in or after the year 2009).

7 Days Lemosho Route Cancellation Policy

8 days and above departure

  • No cancellation fees.

0 to 7 days before departure

  • 50% of the total tour price will be charged as cancellation fees.

  • Trek can be postponed to any new date without any extra cost at any point in time.

  • The 5% surcharge paid for either or both advance and balance payments is non-refundable in case of cancellation of the trek.

7 Days Lemosho Route Supplements

  • Off-season supplement for 7 days Lemosho route = USD 90

Note : Charged for solo trekkers to start a new departure in the month of March, April, May and November. Does not apply if you join an existing group. Does not apply if others trekkers also join your new group

7 Days Lemosho Route Discounts

Available discounts for Lemosho route - 7 days

  • Children between 5 years and 15 years old

  • Code: 5TO15 - USD 350 per person

  • Expatriates/Residents living in Tanzania

  • Code: RESTAN - USD 210 per person

  • East African Citizens

  • Code: EAC - USD 820 per person

7 Days Lemosho Route Price for Private Trek

Please find below the prices for organizing a 7-day Lemosho route private trek. The price varies depending on the number of trekkers in the group while the level of service remains constant.

  • Solo Trekker - USD 1960 per person

  • Group of 2 - USD 1742 per person

  • Group of 3 - USD 1710 per person

  • Group of 4 - USD 1705 per person

  • Group of 5 - USD 1700 per person

  • Group of 6 - USD 1695 per person

  • Group of 7 - USD 1690 per person

  • Group of 8 - USD 1685 per person

  • Group of 9 - USD 1680 per person

  • Group of 10 and above - USD 1675 per person

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