9 Days 8 Nights
Tour Type
Adventure Tour
Group Size
1- 10 People
Tour Guide
2 People
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 Hike to Kilimanjaro: East Africa Travel Company

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 Hike to Kilimanjaro: Are you ready for the journey of a lifetime? If you’re an adventure seeker with a passion for trekking, the Hike to Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route offered by East Africa Travel Company is your ticket to exploring one of the most beautiful and scenic routes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll take you through the breathtaking landscapes, the unique features of the Lemosho Route, and everything you need to know to embark on this epic adventure.

Discover the Lemosho Route

The Path Less Traveled

The Lemosho Route is renowned for being less crowded than other routes, making it an ideal choice for those who want to savor the unspoiled wilderness of Mount Kilimanjaro. You won’t have to jostle for space as you take in the awe-inspiring views of the Shira Plateau and the Western Breach. This is your opportunity to experience nature at its purest.

Ecosystem Diversity

The 9-day trek through the Lemosho Route exposes you to a variety of ecosystems. You’ll start your journey in the lush rainforests, where the air is thick with moisture and the foliage is alive with wildlife. As you ascend, you’ll transition to heath and alpine desert zones, each with its own unique charm and challenges.

Better Acclimatization, Higher Success

One of the secrets behind the Lemosho Route’s popularity is its high success rate. With an average success rate of 90% for the 8-day trek and 85% for the 7-day trek, climbers have a better chance of reaching the summit. This is partly due to the longer length profile of the route, allowing for improved acclimatization and more rest days. Your safety and well-being are paramount on this journey.

Camping at Crater Camp

A highlight of the Lemosho Route is the opportunity to camp at Crater Camp, situated near the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Imagine waking up to the sight of the sun rising over the African plains, painting the landscape with breathtaking hues. It’s an experience like no other and a memory you’ll treasure forever.

Your Journey Begins

Now that you’re acquainted with the Lemosho Route’s unique features, it’s time to prepare for your adventure with East Africa Travel Company. Here’s what to expect when you embark on your hike to Kilimanjaro:

  1. Professional guides: You’ll be in the capable hands of experienced guides who know every twist and turn of the Lemosho Route. They’ll ensure your safety and provide insights into the flora, fauna, and geology of the region.
  2. Safety First: Your well-being is the top priority. The trek is designed to allow for proper acclimatization, reducing the risk of altitude sickness. You’ll also have access to emergency equipment and evacuation procedures.
  3. Nutritious Cuisine: During your trek, you’ll enjoy delicious and nutritious meals prepared by our skilled chefs. We understand that nourishing your body is essential for a successful climb.
  4. Trekking Gear: Don’t worry about lugging heavy equipment. East Africa Travel Company provides quality trekking gear, ensuring you’re comfortable and safe throughout your journey.
  5. Porter Support: Our dedicated porters will carry your luggage, leaving you free to focus on the stunning scenery and the path ahead.
  6. Cultural Experiences: Engage with the local communities and learn about their customs and traditions. It’s a chance to connect with the people who call this majestic region home.

FAQs: Your Burning Questions Answered

Q: What is the best time to embark on the Lemosho Route?

A: The best time is during the dry seasons, either from January to March or from June to October. These periods offer the most stable weather conditions.

Q: Is prior trekking experience necessary?

A: While prior trekking experience is helpful, it’s not mandatory. The Lemosho Route caters to both beginners and experienced trekkers.

Q: Are there age restrictions for this trek?

A: Yes, participants must be at least 10 years old to join the trek.

Q: What should I pack for the trek?

A: We provide a comprehensive packing list, including essentials like warm clothing, sturdy boots, and a good-quality sleeping bag.

Q: How can I book my adventure with East Africa Travel Company?

A: Booking is easy. Visit our website or get in touch with our team, and we’ll guide you through the process.

Q: Is the Lemosho Route safe?

A: Yes, the Lemosho Route is considered one of the safest routes up Kilimanjaro, thanks to its gradual ascent and acclimatization profile.

In Conclusion

Your adventure to Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho Route with East Africa Travel Company promises stunning scenery, a high success rate, and unique camping experiences. It’s an opportunity to challenge yourself and immerse in the natural beauty of Africa’s highest peak. So, pack your bags, lace up your boots, and get ready for the journey of a lifetime. Kilimanjaro awaits.

1 PAX 2 PAX 3 PAX  4 – PAX
$ 1,920 $ 1,860 Per Person $ 1,740 Per Person $ 1,715 Per Person
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.
Hike to Kilimanjaro


Arrive in Tanzania and settle in for your adventure.
After breakfast and a briefing, embark on a 3-hour drive to Londorossi Park Gate. Drive through forest tracks to Lemosho Glades and hike through Montane Forest to Mti Mkubwa Camp. Elevation: 1830m/6000ft to 2650m/8700ft Distance: 6km/4mi Hiking Time: 2-3 hours Habitat: Montane Forest Meals: Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Mti Mkubwa Camp.
Continue your trek as the trail steepens, entering the giant heather moorland zone. Cross streams and head to Shira 2 Camp on moorland meadows. Elevation: 2650m/8700ft to 3850m/12,600ft Distance: 16km/10mi Hiking Time: 7-8 hours Habitat: Moorland Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Accommodation: Shira 2 Camp.
Trek eastward up a ridge from the Shira Plateau. Pass the junction to the peak of Kibo and head towards the Lava Tower. Descend to Barranco Camp for acclimatization. Elevation: 3850m/12,600ft to 4000m/13,000ft Distance: 8km/5mi Walking Time: 5-6 hours Habitat: Semi-desert Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Accommodation: Barranco Camp.
Conquer the Barranco Wall, then proceed to the Karanga Valley and the Mweka Trail junction. Arrive at Karanga Valley Camp. Elevation: 4000m/13,000ft to 4050m/13,250ft Distance: 5km/3mi Hiking Time: 3-4 hours Habitat: Alpine Desert Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Accommodation: Karanga Valley Camp.
Continue to Barafu Camp, completing the South Circuit. Enjoy the views and prepare for the summit push. Elevation: 4050m/13,250ft to 4700m/15,350ft Distance: 4km/2mi Hiking Time: 3-4 hours Habitat: Alpine Desert Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Accommodation: Barafu Camp.
Start your summit ascent in the early morning, reaching Stella Point and Uhuru Peak. Descend to Mweka Camp via Barafu for lunch, taking in the breathtaking scenery. Elevation: 4700m/15,350ft to 5895m/19,340ft (Summit), down to 3090m/10,150ft (Mweka Camp) 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: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Accommodation: Mweka Camp.
Descend through the forest zone to Mweka Park Gate. Receive your summit certificates. Continue to Mweka Village and drive back to your hotel in Moshi. Celebrate your achievement with your trekking crew. Elevation: 3090m/10,150ft to 1680m/5500ft Distance: 10km/6mi Hiking Time: 3-4 hours Habitat: Forest Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Moshi.
Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for departure or extend your stay for other adventures in Tanzania. This itinerary offers a comprehensive and safe experience for your Mount Kilimanjaro climb via the Lemosho Route. Proper acclimatization and careful pacing ensure your success in reaching the summit.
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