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Lemosho Route 8 days – Kilimanjaro Trekking

Overview

Explore the exhilarating Lemosho Route 7 days trek, a captivating journey to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. This scenic route offers a blend of diverse landscapes, starting from lush rainforests and progressing through moorlands, alpine deserts, and glaciated peaks. Perfect for acclimatization, the Lemosho Route 7 days allows trekkers to gradually ascend while soaking in breathtaking vistas and encountering unique flora and fauna. Guided by experienced professionals, this adventure ensures a challenging yet rewarding experience, culminating in the unforgettable achievement of reaching Uhuru Peak. Ideal for those seeking both adventure and natural beauty, the Lemosho Route 7 days promises an unforgettable Kilimanjaro experience.

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Itinerary

Arrival Day: Kilimanjaro International Airport to Arusha/Moshi
Kilimanjaro International Airport

Welcome to your adventure with Williamson Adventures! Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, our friendly representative will be there to greet you. You’ll be transferred to your hotel in Arusha/Moshi, which is situated at an elevation of 890m/2,920ft.

Once settled in, you’ll meet with your guide for a comprehensive climb briefing. This session will cover the upcoming trek, ensuring you are well-prepared and informed. After the briefing, we’ll conduct an equipment check to make sure you have everything needed for a successful and safe climb. Any missing gear can be rented or purchased at our Store.

The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore Moshi, relax, and prepare for the adventure ahead. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at your hotel, where you can rest and acclimate to the local climate.

  • Distance: 4.8 km / 3 mi
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Rainforest
  • Elevation: 2389m/7838ft to 2785m/9137ft
  • Altitude Gained: 396m

Departing from Moshi, a 3-hour drive will take you through charming mountainside villages to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate. Here, we will wait patiently for our permits to be issued, taking in the bustling activity as numerous crews prepare for their journeys. Enjoy the stunning rainforest scenery and winding trails as your guide shares insights about the local flora, fauna, and wildlife. At these lower elevations, the trail can be muddy and quite slippery, so we highly recommend using gaiters and trekking poles.
  • Distance: 7.9 km / 5 mi
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland
  • Elevation: 2785m/9137ft to 3504m/11,496ft
  • Altitude Gained: 719m

After breakfast, the trail ascends through the rainforest and transitions to moorland. The path steadily climbs, offering wide views as you approach the Shira Plateau, where temperatures begin to drop.
  • Distance: 6.9 km / 4.3 mi
  • Duration: 5-7 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland
  • Elevation: 3504m/11,496ft to 3895m/12,779ft
  • Altitude Gained: 391m

This day involves exploring the Shira Plateau with a gentle walk east towards Kibo’s peak. The route crosses moorland meadows, leading to Shira 2 Camp by a stream, then continues to Moir Hut at the base of Lent Hills, an excellent area for acclimatization.
  • Distance: 10.1 km / 6.3 mi
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • Habitat: Semi Desert
  • Elevation: 3895m/12,779ft to 3986m/13,077ft
  • Altitude Gained: 91m

This day is crucial for acclimatization despite ending at a similar elevation. The trail ascends to the Lava Tower (4650m/15,250ft), a notable rock formation. After reaching the tower, the path descends to Barranco Camp.
  • Distance: 5.2 km / 3 mi
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Elevation: 3986m/13,077ft to 4034m/13,235ft
  • Altitude Gained: 48m

The day begins with a steep climb up the Barranco Wall, followed by a descent into the Karanga Valley. The route then meets the Mweka Trail. This segment showcases the crew’s skill and agility as they navigate the challenging terrain.

  • Distance: 3.3 km / 2 mi
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Elevation: 4034m/13,235ft to 4662m/15,295ft
  • Altitude Gained: 628m

The trail continues up to Barafu Camp, completing the South Circuit. This camp offers various perspectives of the summit. An early dinner and rest prepare you for the summit attempt.
  • Distance Up: 4.86 km / 3 mi
  • Duration Up: 5-7 hours
  • Distance Down: 13 km / 8 mi
  • Duration Down: 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Glaciers, Snow-Capped Summit
  • Elevation Up: 4662m/15,295ft to 5895m/19,341ft
  • Altitude Gained: 1233m
  • Descent to: 3106m/10,190ft
  • Altitude Lost: 2789m

Starting between midnight and 2 a.m., the final ascent involves climbing between glaciers to Stella Point, followed by a push to Uhuru Peak, the highest point on Kilimanjaro. After celebrating, you’ll descend to Barafu for a brief rest, then continue to Mweka Camp.
  • Distance: 9.1 km / 6 mi
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Rainforest
  • Elevation: 3106m/10,190ft to 1633m/5358ft
  • Altitude Lost: 1473m


The final descent takes you through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where you’ll receive your summit certificates. A vehicle will then transport you back to Arusha/Moshi for a well-deserved shower, dinner, and celebration.

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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.
  • 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).

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.

Supplements

  • Solo Supplement = USD 40
    Charged for solo trekkers throughout the year.
  • Off-season supplement = USD 120
    Charged for solo trekkers looking to start a new departure in March, April, May, and November. Does not apply if you join an existing group. Does not apply if other trekkers also join your new group.

$ 2070

Starting from $ 2070 per Person Sharing

Private Trek

Solo Trekker
$ 2420 USD*
2 Persons
$ 2191 USD*
4 Persons
$ 2108 USD*
6 Persons
$ 2070 USD*
8 Persons
$ 2063 USD*
10+ Persons
$ 2049 USD*

Available Discounts

  • Children between 5 years and 15 years old
    Code: CHILDKILI10 – USD 800 per person
  • Expatriates/Residents living in Tanzania
    Code: EXPATKILI10 – USD 280 per person
  • East African Citizens
    Code: EACKILI10 – USD 1000 per person

ADDONS

HOTELS

Enhance your Kilimanjaro adventure with our comfortable addon hotels. Perfect for pre and post-climbing accommodation, offering relaxation, modern amenities, and seamless transitions for an unforgettable journey.

GEAR

Enhance your Kilimanjaro adventure with our addon gear options. Ensure you’re fully equipped with high-quality trekking gear, including jackets, boots, poles, and more, for a safe and comfortable climb.

TRANSFERS

Make your Kilimanjaro adventure seamless with our addon transfer options. Enjoy hassle-free airport transfers to and from your hotel, ensuring comfort, safety, and convenience at the start and end of your journey
 
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HOTELS

LODGE
SINGLE ROOM
DOUBLE ROOM
TRIPLE ROOM
Lindrin Lodge
$ 55
$ 70
$ 105
Keys Hotel
$ 69
$ 94
$ 122
Park View Inn
$ 81
$ 91
$ 170
Kiliwonders Hotel
$ 140
$ 160

Kili Luxury Camp

$ 140
$ 160

Please note that 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.

GEAR

GEAR
PRICE
Private Toilet
$ 150
Thicker sleeping mattress
$ 10 per Mattress
Thermarest
$ 15

Our packages by default include a foam sleeping mattress of 2 inch thickness, if you want a thicker alternative you can opt a 4 inch foam mattress with above mentioned extra cost.

All Equipments Subject to Availability

TRANSFERS

ROUTE OPTIONS
PRICE
Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) to Moshi (one way)
$ 50
Moshi to Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) (one way)
$ 50
Arusha to Moshi (one way)
$ 100
Moshi to Arusha (one way)
$ 100

Our packages by default include a foam sleeping mattress of 2 inch thickness, if you want a thicker alternative you can opt a 4 inch foam mattress with above mentioned extra cost.

All Equipments Subject to Availability