Climb Kilimanjaro Lemosho 9-Day Route

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11 Days
Availability : July 2022 - Dec 2023
Min Age : 6+
Tour Details

The Lemosho route crosses the entire Shira Plateau from west to east in a pleasant, it is approximately 70 km/ 42 miles from gate to gate. relatively flat hike. Crowds are low until the route joins the Machame route near Lava Tower. Then the route traverse’s underneath Kilimanjaro’s Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Access to the trail begins with a long drive from Moshi or Arusha to Londorossi Gate. This can take three to four hours. Londorossi Gate is located in the western base of mountain. Descent is made via the Mweka route.

The Lemosho route is considered the most scenic trail on Kilimanjaro, granting panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. As one of the newer routes, Lemosho is a superb choice for your climb. It is our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low crowds, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate. Inquisitive Africa specialises in guiding on the Lemosho route. Most of our clients climb Kilimanjaro using this route and they constantly report that they loved it. Thus, Lemosho is highly recommended. 

The Lemosho route can be done in as little as six days (five nights) on the mountain. However, it is ideally tackled over eight days (seven nights) for a better altitude acclimatization schedule. With eight days (seven nights) on the mountain, your chances of reaching the top are very high, around 90%. Lemosho is preferred by reputable operators due to its beauty, remoteness and success rate. In short, it maximizes the chances that a climber will reach the summit, and enjoy the experience overall.

 Mt Kilimanjaro Lemosho 9-day Route – Northern Tanzania

– 9 days Adventure in Mt. Kilimanjaro -Tanzania
– Experience all climatic zone of the earth as you reach the roof top of Africa
– Combination of climbing, comfort & classic Adventure

Tour price in US Dollars per person Sharing a Twin Room (Valid through 2023)

Number of Pax


Travelling with 1 Pax

US $ 3404

Travelling with 2  Pax

US $ 3041

Travelling with 3 Pax

US $ 2957

Traveling with 4 Pax

US $ 2836

Travelling with 5 Pax

US $ 2792

Travelling with 6 Pax

US $ 2776

Travelling with 7 Pax

US $ 2735

Travelling with 8 Pax

US $ 2720

Travelling with 9 Pax

US $ 2712

Travelling with 10+ Pax

US $ 2698

Single Room Supplement

US $ 70

 The above pricing is intended to serve as a guide. Pricing may vary based on changes or customizations made to the itinerary. Pricing assumes 2 guests sharing a room.

Arrival & Departure Location:

Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)



Welcome to Kilimanjaro! On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) you will be met by our airport rep/driver who will transfer you to Chanya Lodge for your overnight stay. Located in Moshi, the hotel offers the ideal location from which to start your adventure. Strategically located at a base and the best view of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Freshen up after your journey to Tanzania and unwind in the lush gardens before enjoying a delicious meal. Enjoying the remarkable view of Mount Kilimanjaro by just walking in the tropical garden. Get an early night’s rest before your trip itinerary kicks off in the morning! Overnight at Chanya Lodge or similar (with breakfast included) BB


Altitude: 2,200 m – 2,780 m
Hiking distance: 7 km
Hiking time: 5 hours
After breakfast, drive to the Londorosi Park Gate. The drive is about 5 hours. The drive through the Shira plateau is one of the best opportunities to see big game on Kilimanjaro. Walk up to Mti Mkubwa camp. Arrive at the campsite, set up camp, and enjoy dinner.


Altitude: 2,780 m – 3,500 m
Hiking distance: 5 km
Hiking time: 4–5 hours
Wake to breakfast, and begins the short hike from Mti Mkubwa to Shira camp. This is usually takes no more than 5 hours, but this rest is required for adequate acclimatization. The west face of Kibo volcano (usually referred as Kilimanjaro) looms above the campsite. Have lunch, set up camp, rest or take a day hike. This hike traverses the lower moorland where large shrubs and wildflowers dominate 5 the landscape.


Altitude: 3,500m – 3,840 m
Hiking distance: 5 km
Hiking time: 5–6 hours
Wake to breakfast, break camp, and begin a short hike to Shira Camp 2. This makes it a perfect acclimatization day.


Altitude: 3,840 m – 3,960 m
Hiking distance: 11 km
Hiking time: 7–8 hours
The route now turns east into a semi desert and rocky landscape surrounding Lava Tower, where you reach an altitude of 4630m after about a 5 hours walk. Lunch is served in a designated area before ascending the rocky scree path to Lava Tower (4630m). Definitely the toughest day so far. It is normally around this point, where for the first time, some climbers will start to feel symptoms of breathlessness, irritability and headaches. After lunch, you descent again by almost 680m to the Barranco camping area and after reaching the high altitude of 4600m at Lava Tower, the true acclimatisation benefit of this day becomes clear. This descent to Barranco camp takes about 2 hours and offers great opportunities to take some beautiful photographs of the Western Breach and Breach Wall. The camp is situated in a valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Wall, which should provide you with a memorable sunset while you wait for the preparation of your dinner and overnight at Barranco Camp.


Altitude: 3,960 m – 4,035 m
Hiking distance: 5 km
Hiking time: 5 hours
After breakfast we leave Barranco camp, hiking up Barranco Wall which takes about an hour. Continue to Karanga Camp with numerous ascents and descents. Enjoy an afternoon acclimatization hike.


Acclimatization Day:
After breakfast enjoy a acclimatization hike toward Barafu Camp. Later return to Karanga Camp for dinner & overnight. This offers you excellent acclimatization offering you even higher chances of reaching the summit.


Altitude: 4,035 m – 4,640 m
Hiking distance: 5 km
Hiking time: 5 hours
Totally exposed to the ever-present gales the tents are pitched on a narrow, stony, and dangerous ridge. Make sure that you familiarise yourself with the terrain before dark to avoid any accidents. The summit is now a further 1345m up and you will make the final ascent the same night. Prepare your equipment, ski stick and thermal clothing for your summit attempt. This should include the replacement of your headlamp and camera batteries and make sure you have a spare set available as well. To prevent freezing it will be wise to carry your water in a thermal flask. Go to bed at round about 19h00 and try to get some precious rest and sleep for not more than 5-hours.


Altitude: 4,640 m – 5, 895 m – 3,090 m
Hiking distance: 17 km
Hiking time: 15+ hours
You will rise around 23h30, and after some tea and biscuits you shuffle off into the night. You will head in a north-westerly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This 6-hour walk to Stella point is for many climbers, mentally and physically the most challenging on the route. At Stella Point (5685m) you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you will normally encounter snow all the way on your 2-hour ascent to Uhuru Peak. The time you will spend on the summit will depend on the weather conditions. Do not stop here for too long, as it will be extremely difficult to start again due to cold and fatigue. Enjoy your accomplishment and a day to remember for the rest of your life. The walk back to Barafu from the summit takes about 3 hours. Here you will have a well-earned but short rest and collect the rest of your gear, before heading down to Mweka Camp for dinner and overnight.


Altitude: 3,090 m – 1,650 m
Hiking distance: 10 km
Hiking time: 4-5 hours
After Breakfast, From the Mweka Gate, you will continue down into the Mweka village, normally a muddy and long hour walk. In the Mweka village drive to Kili-wonders Hotel and you will be served a delicious hot lunch and a long overdue hot shower. Overnight at Chanya Lodge. It is recommended and tips are highly appreciated at the end of their trip. Tips can be given to the guide at your Hotel in Moshi. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Those climbers who reached Stella Point (5685m) are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates.


Departure: After breakfast, you will say your goodbyes to the team at your lodge, making your way to Kilimanjaro International Airport where your adventure ends. While the memories will last forever, we do hope you will return one day to retrace the steps of the adventure you just completed with us. We wish you a safe and enjoyable trip to your next destination.


• All climbing & Safari rates quoted are based on a per person rate.

• Two nights’ accommodation at the Chanya Lodge in Moshi (before and after the climb)
o First night includes breakfast
o Last night includes dinner and breakfast
• Return transportation from Moshi to/from the starting/finishing point on the mountain
• Qualified guides with mountain crew
• Return Airport transfers Kilimanjaro international Airport (JRO)
• All park and entrance fees
• Tents and sleeping mattresses/ on the Mountain.
• Rescue fees
• Pulse oximeters
• First aid kit
• Guides, porters, cook, waiter salaries
• Boiled water on the mountain
• Cutlery / Crockery / Eating utensils
• Mess tent (for dining) / Mini camping chairs / Tables / Candles
• All meals on the mountain (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
• Guides, porters, waiter, cook accommodation and entry fees on the mountain
• Current Government taxes and levies
• 24-Hour support from our office in Tanzania.

• Internal or International flights
• Single rooms supplement at Chanya Lodge (except on the 1-person rate)
• Guides, Porters, Cook & Waiters tips
• Gears for your climb
• Additional nights beyond the standard hotel nights included
• Entry Visas to Tanzania
• Emergency oxygen
• Travel and health insurance
• Gratuities to your guide, hotel staff and porters
• Meals, drinks and excursions not described in the itinerary
• Any other items of a personal nature, laundry, telephone and postage
• Additional nights beyond the two standard hotel nights included

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