8 Days 7 Nights
Tour Type
Adventure Tour
Group Size
1- 10 People
Tour Guide
2 People
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Hike Kilimanjaro: East Africa Travel Company – Your Ultimate Adventure

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Hike Kilimanjaro: East Africa Travel Company – Your Ultimate Adventure

Hike Kilimanjaro: Embark on an unforgettable journey with Hike Kilimanjaro: East Africa Travel Company. Discover expert guidance, breathtaking landscapes, and the thrill of conquering Kilimanjaro.


Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Hike Kilimanjaro with East Africa Travel Company, and you’ll experience the magic of Africa’s tallest mountain like never before. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll take you through every aspect of this incredible journey, ensuring you’re fully prepared for the challenge ahead.

Table of Contents

  • The Kilimanjaro Experience
  • Choosing Your Route
  • Preparing for the Ascent
    • Physical Fitness and Training
    • Packing Essentials
  • The Journey Begins
    • Day 1: Arrival in Moshi
    • Day 2: Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa Camp
  • Exploring the Shira Plateau
    • Day 3: Into the Heart of Shira
    • Day 4: Acclimatization at Shira Camp
  • Challenges and Triumphs
    • Day 5: Climbing Lava Tower
    • Day 6: Conquering Barranco Wall
  • Reaching for the Summit
    • Day 7: The Final Push to Uhuru Peak
    • Day 8: Descending to Mweka Gate
  • Expert Guidance Every Step of the Way
    • Experienced Guides
    • Nutritionist-Approved Meals
    • Dedicated Porters
    • Safety Measures
  • FAQs – Your Questions Answered
    • Is Kilimanjaro suitable for beginners?
    • When is the best time to trek Kilimanjaro?
    • What is the age limit for the trek?
    • How do I deal with high altitudes?
    • What happens in case of an emergency?
    • Can I customize my trek?
  • Conclusion

The Kilimanjaro Experience

An Introduction to Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro, standing at a staggering 19,341 feet (5,895 meters), is the tallest mountain in Africa and a dream destination for adventurers worldwide. Its snow-capped peaks and diverse landscapes make it a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an iconic trekking destination.

Why Choose Hike Kilimanjaro: East Africa Travel Company

Hike Kilimanjaro: East Africa Travel Company is your trusted companion on this journey. With years of experience and a team of dedicated experts, we ensure your safety, comfort, and unforgettable memories.

Choosing Your Route

Lemosho Route: The Ultimate Adventure

The Lemosho Route, known for its pristine wilderness and breathtaking scenery, offers a challenging yet rewarding trek. It’s the route less traveled, providing a sense of exclusivity.

Machame Route: A Popular Choice

The Machame Route, often referred to as the “Whiskey Route,” is a favorite among trekkers. It offers stunning vistas and a diverse range of ecosystems.

Marangu Route: The Coca-Cola Route

The Marangu Route, nicknamed the “Coca-Cola Route” due to its popularity, is known for its simplicity. It’s a great option for those seeking a less strenuous trek.

Preparing for the Ascent

Physical Fitness and Training

Physical preparation is key to a successful Kilimanjaro trek. Engage in regular exercise, including cardio, strength training, and hiking, to build endurance.

Packing Essentials

Packing wisely is crucial. From clothing and gear to essentials like sunscreen and a refillable water bottle, ensure you have everything you need for the journey.

Expert Guidance Every Step of the Way

Experienced Guides

Our experienced mountain guides are your companions on this adventure. They possess in-depth knowledge of Kilimanjaro and are trained to ensure your safety and enjoyment.

Nutritionist-Approved Meals

Proper nutrition is vital during the trek. Our meals are carefully planned to provide you with the energy needed for the journey. We cater to dietary preferences and restrictions.

Dedicated Porters

Our dedicated porters handle the heavy lifting, allowing you to focus on the trek. They carry equipment, set up camps, and ensure your comfort throughout the journey.

Safety Measures

Your safety is our top priority. We provide safety equipment, conduct regular health checks, and have contingency plans in place to address any emergencies.

FAQs – Your Questions Answered

Is Kilimanjaro suitable for beginners?

Absolutely! While Kilimanjaro is a challenging trek, it doesn’t require technical climbing skills. With proper preparation and determination, beginners can conquer it.

When is the best time to trek Kilimanjaro?

The best time for a Kilimanjaro trek is during the dry seasons: January to March and June to October. These months offer the most favorable weather conditions.

What is the age limit for the trek?

There is no strict age limit, but trekkers should be in good physical condition. We recommend discussing any health concerns with your healthcare provider.

How do I deal with high altitudes?

Proper acclimatization, staying hydrated, and following the guidance of our experienced guides are key to dealing with high altitudes.

What happens in case of an emergency?

We have well-established emergency protocols in place, including communication with rescue teams. Your safety is our priority, and we’re prepared for any situation.

Can I customize my trek?

Yes, we offer customized trekking experiences. Whether you prefer a private trek or have specific preferences, we can tailor the journey to your needs.


Embarking on an 8-day Lemosho Route trek with us is an adventure of a lifetime. From the moment you arrive to the triumphant summiting of Uhuru Peak, every step of the journey is filled with wonder. Join us on this extraordinary adventure, and let Kilimanjaro’s majesty leave an indelible mark on your soul.

Don’t miss this opportunity to discover the world from the rooftop of Africa. Start planning your adventure today with the 8-Day Lemosho Route and make memories that will last a lifetime.

1 PAX 2 PAX 3 PAX  4 – PAX
$ 2,330 $ 2,200 $ 2,070 $ 1,950
Destination Mt Kilimanjaro
Arrival Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
Departure Time Yes Require
Included 2 nights’ accommodation in Moshi; Private transport to and from Kilimanjaro International Airport; Park entry fees; Camping fees; Transportation to and from the Kilimanjaro gate;  Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees 18%; VAT on tour fees; services 4-season mountain tents; Friendly and professional mountain guides; cooks;  and porters 3; hot meals daily while on the mountain; Enough treated and filtered drinking water throughout the trek; Hot water for washing; Fair wages for the mountain crew; Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO) Government taxes;  Oximeter; Sleeping mattress; Quality mess tents with tables and chairs Emergency first-aid kit; Visa – MasterCard 3.5%
Excluded Airfare; Tips for porters, Guides, Cooks, and Assistant Guide; Flights; Tips to the mountain staff; Meals other than breakfast while in Arusha or Moshi; Additional nights beyond the two standard hotel nights included; Hotel upgrade costs if you decide to request an alternative hotel to the standard; Items considered to be non-essential, such as alcohol, beverages, cigarettes, snacks, etc.
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Your adventure begins as you touch down at Kilimanjaro International Airport. Our team will be there to greet you and ensure a smooth transition to your pre-arranged hotel in Moshi. Here, you'll meet your guide, who will provide an informative briefing about your upcoming trek. An equipment check will ensure you have all the necessary gear, and any missing items can be rented.
  • Driving distance: 55 km/miles
  • Driving Time: 1 hour
  • Habitat: Cultivated zone
  • Accommodation: Bed and Breakfast

On the first day of your 8-day Lemosho Route adventure, you'll be heading to the Londorossi Park Gate after breakfast. This journey takes approximately three hours. From there, a forest track accessible only to 4WD vehicles leads you to the Lemosho Glades. The trek officially begins as you traverse forest trails to reach the Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite.
  • Elevation: 1,830m/6,000ft to 2,650m/8,700ft
  • Distance: 6km/4mi
  • Hiking Time: 2-3 hours
  • Habitat: Montane Forest
  • Meals: LD
  • Budget Lodging: Mti Mkubwa Camp
Day two of your 8-Day Lemosho Route adventure sees you moving from Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira 1 Camp. After breakfast, the trail gradually steepens as you enter the giant heather moorland zone. Several streams will be crossed before you continue over the Shira Ridge and gently descend to Shira 1 camp, located by a stream on the Shira Plateau.
  • Elevation: 2,650m/8,700ft to 3,500m/11,500ft
  • Distance: 8km/5mi
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland
  • Meals: BLD
  • Budget Lodging: Shira 1 Camp
Day three brings you from Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp. Following breakfast, a gentle hike across the plateau leads you to Shira 2 camp, situated on moorland meadows by a stream. The Shira Plateau offers various hiking options, making this day ideal for acclimatization.
  • Elevation: 3,500m/11,500ft to 3,850m/12,600ft
  • Distance: 8km/5mi
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Moorland
  • Meals: BLD
  • Budget Lodging: Shira 2 Camp
Day four of your 8-Day Lemosho Route adventure is marked by a move from Shira 2 Camp to Barranco Camp. Departing from the Shira Plateau, you continue east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. Afterward, your direction changes to the southeast, leading you to the Lava Tower, known as the "Shark's Tooth" (elevation 4,650m/15,250ft). Shortly after the tower, you reach the second junction heading to the Arrow Glacier. From there, the journey continues down to the Barranco Camp. Although you end the day at approximately the same elevation as you started, this day is crucial for acclimatization and prepares your body for summit day.
  • Elevation: 3,850m/12,600ft to 4,000m/13,000ft
  • Distance: 8km/5mi
  • Walking Time: 5-6 hours
  • Habitat: Semi-desert
  • Meals: BLD
  • Budget Lodging: Barranco Camp
On the fifth day of your 8-day Lemosho Route trek, you'll leave Barranco Camp and ascend a steep ridge known as the Barranco Wall, leading to the Karanga Valley and the junction that connects with the Mweka Trail.
  • Elevation: 4,000m/13,000ft to 4,050m/13,250ft
  • Distance: 5km/3mi
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Meals: BLD
  • Budget Lodging: Karanga Valley Camp
Day six of your 8-Day Lemosho Route adventure sees you continuing to Barafu Camp. By now, you've completed the South Circuit, offering diverse views of the summit from various angles. Here, you make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the upcoming summit day.
  • Elevation: 4,050m/13,250ft to 4,700m/15,350ft
  • Distance: 4km/2mi
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert
  • Budget Lodging: Barafu Camp
  • Meals: BLD
Day seven marks the pinnacle of your 8-Day Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro trek. In the early hours (midnight to 2 a.m.), you'll continue toward the summit, located between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. Heading northwest, you ascend through heavy scree toward Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging part of the trek. At Stella Point, you'll pause for a short rest and witness one of the most magnificent sunrises you're ever likely to see. Faster hikers may even catch the sunrise from the summit. From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way during your one-hour ascent to Uhuru Peak, the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the entire African continent. The descent begins from the summit, leading straight down to the Mweka Camp, with a lunch stop at Barafu Camp. For the loose gravel descent, gaiters and trekking poles are recommended. Upon reaching Mweka Camp, you'll enjoy your last evening on the mountain.
  • Elevation: 4,700m/15,350ft to 5,895m/19,340ft (summit) and
    • Down to 3,090m/10,150ft
    • Distance: 5km/3mi up / 13km/8mi down
    • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours up / 5-6 hours down
    • Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit
    • Meals: BLD
    • Budget Lodging: Mweka Camp
Your journey culminates on day nine as you descend to the Mweka Park Gate. At lower elevations, you may encounter wet and muddy terrain, so gaiters and trekking poles can be beneficial. Shorts and t-shirts are typically sufficient attire (keep rain gear and warmer clothing readily available). A vehicle will be waiting at Mweka Gate to transport you back to your hotel in Moshi, a journey of about 30 minutes. This day offers flexibility, as you can choose to spend the night at your hotel (with an airport transfer the following day) or head directly to Kilimanjaro Airport for your departure. Alternatively, you can opt for additional adventures in Tanzania!
    • Elevation: 3,090m/10,150ft to 1,680m/5,500ft
    • Distance: 10km/6mi
    • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
    • Habitat: Forest
    • Meals: B

Your 8-Day Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro trek comes to a close on day ten as you depart from Moshi. Whether you're heading home or embarking on more adventures in Tanzania, your experiences on Kilimanjaro will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark on your memory. Embark on this extraordinary journey to the rooftop of Africa and make memories that will last a lifetime. The 8-Day Lemosho Route offers a unique opportunity to witness the majesty of Kilimanjaro and challenge yourself in the most spectacular way. Don't let this adventure slip away—start planning your 8-Day Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro trek today!

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