Kilimanjaro Tours typical itinerary for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho Route can be seen below.

Prices for this climb can be found on our Tour Prices page.


Day 1 – Arrive at Mountain Inn in time for an early evening pre-climb briefing on the trek.
Dinner and overnight.

Day 2 – Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate at Londorossi for the first section of the climb through the lush forest taking 3-4 hours to reach the campsite Mti Mkubwa (Big Tree) at 9,170ft/2779m.

Day 3 – Continue through the forest on to the Shira Plateau to reach Shira campsite at 11500ft/3700m for overnight camp taking 5-6 hours. Overnight Shira One camp

Day 4 – After breakfast continue hike east across the Shira Plateau past the Shira Cathedral towards Shira Two camp at 12200ft/3935m –  this allows people to acclimatize slowly to the altitude. The views of the plateau are nothing less than spectacular. Overnight Shira Two camp

Day 5 – Heading eastwards, continue ascending through the dry landscape before reaching Barranco campsite at 13000ft/3900m for overnight camp, taking 5-7 hours. Overnight Barranco camp

Day 6 – The path climbs steeply out of the Barranco Valley, crosses the Karanga Valley, then turns north to reach Barafu campsite at 15500ft/4600m for overnight camp. Overnight Barafu camp

Day 7 – A long day and an early start to reach the crater rim at Stella Point in time for sunrise. Continue on to Uhuru Peak at 19340ft/5896m the highest point in Africa. Descend to Mweka campsite at 10000ft/3000m for overnight camp, taking 6-8 hours ascent and 5-7 hours descent. Overnight Mweka camp

Day 8 – Descend through the forest to the park gate at Mweka Wildlife College taking 3-4 hours to be met and transferred back to Mountain Inn for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 9 – Breakfast at Mountain Inn – End of tour.

Optional Safari Tours with Kilimanjaro Tours

These are available, or a trip to Zanzibar can be added on by simply calling Kilimanjaro Tours.

If you would like more information, or have any questions, please contact or call Kilimanjaro Tours on 0800 081 9014

The Lemosho route is one of the newer routes on Mount Kilimanjaro, and a superb choice for your climb.

It is our preferred route to the summit of Kilimanjaro due to its ideal balance of low traffic, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate.

The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the rainforest to Shira Ridge.

Unlike the popular Machame route, which simply intersects the Shira Plateau, the Lemosho route crosses the entirety of the plain from west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike. An added bonus is that climbers of Kilimanjaro will encounter low traffic until the route joins the Machame route. Afterwards, Lemosho follows the same route through Lava Tower, Barranco and Barafu, known as the southern circuit. Descent of Mount Kilimanjaro is made via the Mweka route.