7 DAYS KILIMANJARO LEMOSHO ROUTE

TRIP OVERVIEW

Embark on an awe-inspiring 8-day journey to conquer the pinnacle of Africa – Mount Kilimanjaro. The adventure commences at the Lemosho trailhead on the Western side of the mountain, guiding you through its most breathtaking landscapes. Converging with the Machame route beyond Shira Camp on Day 4, the ascent continues to Barafu Camp before the final push to the summit through Stella Point. The descent follows the Mweka route, offering a comprehensive and unforgettable Kilimanjaro experience.

LEMOSHO-7-DAYS
Day 1: Kilimanjaro Forest

Starting Elevation: 6,890 feet / 2100 meters
Ending Elevation: 8,695 feet / 2650 meters
Distance: 4 miles / 7 km
Time: 4-6 hours
Climate Zone: Afromontane Forest

After a hearty breakfast, depart for Kilimanjaro National Park. Upon arriving at the Lemosho Trail, commence your hike through the lush Afromontane forest, encountering steep sections along the way. A picnic lunch en route prepares you for the hike to Forest Camp, your accommodation for the night.

Starting Elevation: 8,695 feet / 2650 meters
Ending Elevation: 12,632 feet / 3850 meters
Distance: 11 miles / 17 km
Time: 10-12 hours
Climate Zone: Heath

Embark on an ascent through Podocarpus and Juniper Forest, emerging onto the expansive Shira Plateau. Your guide sets a steady pace as you acclimatize to the higher altitudes. Lunch at Shira 1 Camp sustains you for the trek to Shira 2 Camp, where you’ll spend the night.

Starting Elevation: 12,632 feet / 3850 meters
Ending Elevation: 12,796 feet / 3900 meters
Distance: 6 miles / 10 km
Time: 6-7 hours
Climate Zone: Alpine Desert

Traverse Kibo’s slopes and enter the alpine desert. The “walk high, sleep low” strategy takes you to Lava Tower for lunch before descending to Barranco Camp. This acclimatization day enhances your readiness for the summit.

Starting Elevation: 12,796 feet / 3900 meters
Ending Elevation: 13,108 feet / 3995 meters
Distance: 3 miles / 5 km
Time: 4-5 hours
Climate Zone: Alpine Desert

Ascend Barranco Wall, known for its giant groundsels, and journey through glacial valleys to Karanga Camp. A shorter hiking day allows time for relaxation and preparation for the summit attempt.

Starting Elevation: 13,108 feet / 3995 meters
Ending Elevation: 15,332 feet / 4673 meters
Distance: 2.5 miles / 4 km
Time: 4-5 hours
Climate Zone: Alpine Desert

Ascend to Barafu Camp, a desolate alpine desert with glimpses of Mawenzi. Rest and dine early in anticipation of the summit bid.

Starting Elevation: 15,332 feet / 4673 meters
Ending Elevation: 10,171 feet / 3100 meters
Distance: 11 miles / 18 km
Time: 14-16 hours
Climate Zones: Alpine Desert, Arctic, Heath

Embark on the final summit push before dawn, ascending via Stella Point to reach Uhuru Peak, the Roof of Africa. Following the descent to base camp, hike to Mweka Camp for your last night on the mountain.

Starting Elevation: 10,171 feet / 3100 meters
Ending Elevation: 5,381 feet / 1640 meters
Distance: 6 miles / 10 km
Time: 3-4 hours
Climate Zone: Afromontane Forest

Descend through the Afromontane forest and bid farewell to the mountain crew. After a refreshing shower at your lodge, a Summits Africa Representative congratulates you and addresses any queries about your onward journey.

This extraordinary expedition will leave you with cherished memories of conquering Kilimanjaro’s majestic heights.

Tour Includes

  • Park fees, (entry fee camping/hut fees & rescue fees crew fees)
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • Three health and fresh meals
  • Professional and experienced mountain Guide
  • Professional and experienced cooks
  • Transportation to & from the airport
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gates
  • Enough number of porters for your luggage, food, water, and camping equipment
  • Food, shelters, and fair wages for the porters, cooks, and guides
  • Camping gears (sleeping tents, dining tents, tables, chairs, and cooking gear)
  • Radio and cell phone communication that help us to stay in contact within and outside the group therefore we can respond almost instantaneously to whatever issue that may arise
  • We provide our guides with professional first aids kits and pulse oximeters for daily updates of acclimatization progress
  • Assistance with climbing permit procedure

Tour Excludes

  • Personal porters
  • All international and domestic flights
  • Tourist Visas
  • Medical and Travel insurance
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Mountain trekking gears e.g. walking poles (available for hire upon request)
  • Sleeping Bag (available for hire upon request)
  • A portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is extra (US$200 per toilet + toilet tent)
  • Others; Extra expenses as food or drinks separate from those described in the itinerary, satellite phone calls, transference fees, and other services not specified as included.
  • Any other alterations to our itineraries
  • Emergency Oxygen

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Zoe K
Zoe K
2022-10-31
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Kilimanjaro Lemosho route TTC were amazing throughout my trek to the Kilimanjaro summit in October 2022. Everything was organised so well but the really exceptional aspect was the team of local support staff and guide. AJ, Paul, Isaya, Joseph, Pascal, Renata and the 30 other fantastic people that carried, cooked, camped and cared for us. Absolutely loved every second, a trip of a lifetime, thank you 🙏
Henry S
Henry S
2022-10-31
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Once in a lifetime experience I climbed Kilimanjaro with the Tanzanian Travel Company (booked through Charity Challenge UK) in October 2022. Everything was superbly coordinated by TTC, who arranged everything from porters, transport, food, tents- pretty much everything we needed to get to the summit! All of the staff from the guides and porters were very friendly and their knowledge was unrivalled. Special mentions to our lead guide, Richard, who's advice was invaluable and the other guides and porters David, Eric and Joseph (there are too many to mention). Would definitely book again with TTC in the future.
Nicola D
Nicola D
2022-10-24
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Excellent experience I just got back from climbing My Kilimanjaro on a trip organised by Charity Challenge in the UK. All the ground arrangements in Tanzania were done through Tanzania Travel Company and I would highly recommend. Staff were all excellent, knowledgeable and friendly. It was a great trip and I’m considering organising a holiday for the family with TTC in the future.
MbaleSaint
MbaleSaint
2022-08-26
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Great company with excellent staff Climbed Kilimanjaro with the Tanzanian Travel Company at the end if July and the whole experience was superb. The guides, porters, cook, doctor & toilet man were unfailingly encouraging, helpful, cheerful and really seemed to enjoy their work. I would thoroughly recommend them.
PDatlen
PDatlen
2022-08-09
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An adventure you won't forget! The whole experience from start to finish was awesome and I most certainly won't forget it. From the hotel to the staff and porters who made our trek possible, the food was tasty and plentiful, we all felt like part of the team and very well looked after.I definitely recommend doing the Lemosho Route for a greater chance of acclimatisation. The summit night was by far the hardest part but well worth the effort (even I got emotional). I would urge everybody looking to climb Kilimanjaro to definitely train for a good 4-5 months before attempting this challenge, it will only enhance the mammoth achievement.
Rod
Rod
2022-08-04
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Fantastic time climbing Kilimanjaro thanks to TTC! I recently completed a climb of Kilimanjaro with a small group of 7, managed on behalf of Charity Challenge by Tanzania Travel Company. We had a fantastic (if gruelling) experience, and I cannot praise TTC highly enough. From the MD Sam and our chief guide Richard, through to every guide and porter who accompanied us (not forgetting Pius, our doctor), everyone combined the highest standards of professionalism with warmth and friendliness, and a genuine concern for both our well-being and our success in getting to the summit. Highly recommended.
Billy B
Billy B
2022-07-19
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Amazing family experience Excellent safari! Incredibly friendly and accommodating! I was having some difficulty finding a well priced thorough safari and was given a number by a family friend who highly recommended this safari company. As Tanzanians it’s rare for us to be able to see a safari but Samuel helped guide us through a plan for a truly unforgettable experience. We hide an amazingly well educated guide and driver Kamau who went out of his way to get us some truly amazing shots. At one point we were literally 2-3 meters away from 3 young male lions, I was in shock at what Kamau could point out. Food provided was excellent Tanzanian cuisine. My little brothers(8 yr)first safari and he had a fantastic time Highly recommend as a Tanzanian.
Suzie D
Suzie D
2022-07-15
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Professional, organised, outstanding Tanzania travel company are a great company, incredibly professional and organised a comprehensive and well planned trip to Kilimanjaro. The communication and attention to detail were outstanding and I would highly recommend this company to any group heading to Tanzania. Suzie, International Mountain Leader (BAIML), Women with Altitude co-ordinator.
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lisaappelbaum
2022-03-18
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Excellent experience with TTC! Setting out to climb Mt Kilimanjaro was quite a challenge and the team at TTC made it a safe and enjoyable trip! They did an excellent job guiding us through each day of the climb. I also had the opportunity to go on a safari afterwards with a guide named Livingston and he did an absolutely fantastic job getting us close to the animals and knowing the best spots in the game drives. Highly recommend this incredible travel group!
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