Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route (8 Days)

Please see price guide for a list of our upcoming Lemosho fixed departures. For private climb rates, please contact us.

Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route (8 Days)

OPEN GROUPS AVAILABLE | 8-day Kilimanjaro climb via Lemosho route. A western approach through Lemosho rainforest, across Shira Plateau, and up Barafu route to Uhuru Point, the summit of Kilimanjaro. Descend via Mweka Route.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive Arusha (1 night, Moivaro Lodge)

    On arrival at the airport, you will be met by our driver/guide and transferred to Moivaro Lodge for one night (half-board)

  2. Day 2: Start the 8-day Lemosho Route climb

    The itinerary below gives an eight day climb via Shira Plateau, the southern flank, Barranco Wall and Barafu route. The descent is via the new wilderness Mweka Route.

  3. Day 3: To Shira Caldera

    The day begins with a tough trek involving a height gain of over 600m, taking us to a lunch stop in a beautiful valley just outside the Shira Crater at around 3,050m.

  4. Day 4: To Shira Huts

    Today’s is a comparatively easy trek, intended to help acclimatisation. Leaving camp this morning, we trek east across Shira Plateau before detouring to the top of Shira Cathedral (3,860m) – a high ridge with spectacular views.

  5. Day 5: To Barranco Camp

    A superb day’s trek that takes us to the southern flank, then down the spectacularly scenic Barranco Valley to our camp at 3,900m, Barranco Huts.

  6. Day 6: To Karanga Valley Camp

    Early morning climb up Barranco Wall (4,270m), with 800ft. of steep climbing and 400ft. of easy ascent, to admire the views of Meru and the plains far below.

  7. Day 7: To Barafu Ridge Camp

    Today we take the traverse route to reach Barafu Ridge Camp (4,680m), progressing at a slow but steady pace on account of the altitude.

  8. Day 8: Kilimanjaro Summit Climb

    Rise at midnight to commence the trek up the scree slopes between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers to Stella Point (5,735m), on the rim of the crater.

  9. Day 9: To the Gate via Mweka. Overnight Moivaro Lodge

    Walk down across the Alpine moorland and through the forested foothills to Mweka Gate (1,650m) for a picnic lunch, presentation of certificates and group photo.

  10. Day 10: Departure

    The morning is at leisure at Moivaro Lodge.

Price guide

Price applicable to our open group departures, which depart at fixed dates throughout the year - see available departure dates below. For private departures, please see our rates chart.

10 days from £2772pp

  • Date: 16/06/2024 - 25/06/2024

    Pricing: 10 days from £2,772pp

  • Date: 15/07/2024 - 24/07/2024

    Pricing: 10 days from £2,772pp

  • Date: 13/08/2024 - 22/08/2024

    Pricing: 10 days from £2,772pp

  • Date: 03/09/2024 - 12/09/2024

    Pricing: 10 days from £2,772pp

  • Date: 12/09/2024 - 21/09/2024

    Pricing: 10 days from £2,772pp

  • Date: 09/10/2024 - 18/10/2024

    Pricing: 10 days from £2,772pp

  • Date: 24/12/2024 - 02/01/2025

    Pricing: 10 days from £2,772pp


10 days from £2772pp

On to the next summit!

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A successful Kilimanjaro climb

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