8 Days 7 Nights
Tour Type
Kilimanjaro climbing
Kilimanjaro National park

Best 8 days Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro climbing/trekking 2024

The 8 days Lemosho route is considered the most scenic trail on Kilimanjaro, granting panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. As one of the newerroutes, Lemosho is a superb choice for your climb. It is our preferred route due to itsideal balance of low crowds. beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate. Most of our clients climb Kilimanjaro using this route and they consistently, report that theyloved it. thus highly recommended route is Lemosho.The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west. beginning with a long drivefrom Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the rain forest to Shira Ridge. The Lemosho route crosses the entire ShiraPlateau ,from west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike. Crowds are low until theroute joins the Machame route near Lava Tower. Then the route traverses underneathKilimanjaro’s Southern, Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit beforesummiting from Barafu. Descent is made via the Mweka route.

The best 8 days Lemosho route Kilimanjaro climbing price

The best and most affordable price for the 8-days Lemosho route kilimanjaro climbing is from $1800 to $3500 per climber that enables you to successful summit 19,341 feet Kilimanjaro and descend back through the Mweka trail. These 8 days Lemosho route prices and costs on Kilimanjaro climbing are paid in USD Dollars, Pounds, Euros, and in Tanzania Shillings. The price vary depending on accommodations before and after the climb, number of people in a group, and climbing services offered.

The best 8-days Lemosho route success rate

The best successful Kilimanjaro summit rate of the 8 days Lemosho route is from 93% to 95% reaching at 5,895-meter Africa’s peak and descending back. This higher summit success rate of the 8-day Lemosho route is due to enough acclimatization time that enables climbers adapt to higher altitude increasing the summit success rates. The 8 days Kilimanjaro Lemosho route is favorable to solo hikers, group joining hikers, and families with children.

Destination Lemosho, Kilimanjaro.
  •  Guide, Porters
  • Park Fees, Tax
  • Gate transfer
  • Crew wages
  • Environment fees
  • During the climb you will be camping throughout you climb!
  • Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners
  • Drinking water
  • Cook

  • Flights
  • Tipping the crew
  • Visas


The best full detailed itinenary for the best 8-day Lemosho route kilimanjaro climbing : Day 1: Londorossi Gate (7,800 ft) to Forest Camp (9,500ft) | 3-4 hours | 6 km; Day 2: Forest Camp (9,500 ft) to Shira Camp 1 (11,500 ft) | 5-6 hours | 8 km; Day 3: Shira Camp 1 (11,500 ft) to Moir Camp (13,800 ft) | 5-7 hours | 14 km; Day 4: Moir Camp (13,800 ft) to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp (13,000 ft) | 4-6 hours | 7 km; Day 5: Barranco Camp (13,000 ft) to Karanga Camp (13,100 ft) | 4-5 hours | 5 km; Day 6: Karanga Camp (13,100 ft) to Barafu Camp (15,300 ft) | 4-5 hours | 4 km; Day 7: Barafu Camp (15,300 ft) to Summit (19,341 ft) to Mweka Camp (10,000 ft) | 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent | 5 km ascent / 12 km descent; Day 8: Mweka Camp (10,000 ft) to Mweka Gate (5,400 ft) | 3-4 hours | 10 km.

The adventure begins at the Londorossi Gate, where you will complete the necessary registration and permits. From there, you'll embark on a trek through the lush rainforest, surrounded by rich flora and the sounds of nature. The first day's destination is the Forest Camp, where you'll set up camp for the night and rest before the ascent.
After breakfast, you'll continue your journey, leaving the rainforest behind and entering the heathland. The trail gradually climbs uphill, offering glimpses of the stunning Shira Plateau in the distance. You'll reach Shira Camp 1, situated on a ridge, where you'll spend the night and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes.
Today's trek takes you to Moir Camp, located in the alpine desert. As you ascend, the vegetation becomes sparser, and the terrain becomes more rugged. Along the way, you'll be treated to impressive views of the glaciers and the Western Breach. Moir Camp, nestled at the base of Lent Hills, offers a peaceful setting for overnight camping.
you'll journey towards Lava Tower, a prominent volcanic formation at an elevation of approximately 4,630 meters (15,190 feet). This section serves as a crucial acclimatization opportunity before descending to Barranco Camp, located in the Great Barranco Valley. The descent allows your body to adapt to the altitude changes, and you'll spend the night at Barranco Camp.
The next day, you'll tackle the Barranco Wall, a challenging but exhilarating part of the journey. Climbing this natural obstacle will reward you with stunning views of the Karanga Valley and the surrounding landscapes. Continuing onwards, you'll reach Karanga Camp, nestled on a rocky ridge, where you'll rest and prepare for the next phase of the ascent.
After breakfast, you'll head to Barafu Camp, located at an altitude of about 4,640 meters (15,300 feet). The landscape transitions to an arctic desert, characterized by rocky and barren terrain. Barafu Camp is the final base camp before the summit push, and you'll spend the afternoon resting and mentally preparing for the challenging summit day ahead.
The summit day begins in the early hours of the morning, usually around midnight. Equipped with headlamps, you'll start the steep ascent towards Uhuru Peak, the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro. The journey is physically demanding but incredibly rewarding. As you reach the summit, you'll be greeted by the breathtaking sunrise and a sense of triumph. After celebrating and taking in the remarkable views, you'll descend to Mweka Camp for a well-deserved rest.
The final day of the trek involves descending from Mweka Camp through the lush rainforest. The trail leads to Mweka Gate, where you'll receive your summit certificates and bid farewell to your guides and porters. From there, transportation will be arranged to take you back to your hotel, marking the end of an unforgettable Kilimanjaro climbing experience via the scenic Lemosho route.

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