The 8-day Lemosho route Kilimanjaro climbing package is a comprehensive climbing experience that takes you through the various landscapes of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. This package is designed to offer a challenging yet rewarding climbing experience, making it perfect for those seeking an adventurous trek. The tour includes guided treks, overnight stays in camps, and all meals during the climb.

The 8-day Lemosho route Kilimanjaro climbing tour package

Overview of the 8-Day Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro Climbing Package

Our comprehensive 8-day Kilimanjaro adventure commences with an invigorating hike from the Lemosho gate to the Mti Mkubwa camp. Over the ensuing days, you will journey through various scenic camps such as Shira 1, Shira 2, Barranco, and Karanga, each presenting distinct terrains and invigorating challenges. These camps offer a unique opportunity to experience the diverse ecological zones of Kilimanjaro, from lush rainforests to alpine deserts. On the seventh day, the exhilarating ascent to Uhuru Peak, the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, is achieved. The expedition concludes with a descent to Mweka camp and finally to the Mweka gate, leaving you with indelible memories of an extraordinary climbing escapade.

Our 8-day Lemosho route Kilimanjaro climbing package is meticulously designed to enhance your experience, ensuring safety, comfort, and a higher success rate of reaching the summit. This route is renowned for its picturesque landscapes and lower crowd density compared to other routes, making it an ideal choice for both seasoned climbers and adventurous novices. The longer itinerary allows for better acclimatization, which is crucial for conquering Africa's highest peak.

Package Inclusions:

  • Professional mountain guides, porters, and cooks: Our team of experienced guides and support staff are dedicated to your safety and comfort, ensuring you have the best possible experience.
  • All meals during the trek: Enjoy nutritious and delicious meals prepared by our skilled cooks, keeping you energized throughout the climb.
  • Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, etc.): High-quality camping gear is provided, including spacious tents and comfortable sleeping mats.
  • Park fees and rescue fees: All necessary permits and fees are covered, ensuring a hassle-free adventure.
  • Transportation to and from the mountain: Convenient transfers from Moshi or Arusha to the trailhead and back.

Package Exclusions:

  • Flights to and from Tanzania: International airfare is not included.
  • Accommodation before and after the trek: Hotel stays prior to and following the climb are not part of the package.
  • Personal climbing gear (sleeping bags, clothing, etc.): Participants are responsible for their own personal gear.
  • Tips for guides, porters, and cooks: Gratuities are appreciated and customary, rewarding the hard work of the support team.
  • Travel insurance: It is strongly recommended to have comprehensive travel insurance that covers high-altitude trekking and emergency evacuation.

Itinerary of the 8-Day Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro Climbing Package

Day 1: Lemosho Gate to Mti Mkubwa Camp

Your adventure begins with a drive from Moshi or Arusha to the Lemosho gate. From here, embark on a hike through the verdant rainforest to the Mti Mkubwa camp, covering approximately 7 km in about 4-5 hours. The camp sits at an elevation of 2,650 meters. This initial trek offers the chance to spot wildlife and enjoy the lush surroundings.

Day 2: Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira 1 Camp

On the second day, trek from Mti Mkubwa camp to Shira 1 camp, traversing about 8 km over 5-6 hours. The route offers stunning vistas of the Shira Plateau as you move through picturesque moorland. Shira 1 camp is located at 3,500 meters, providing breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes and a clear night sky for stargazing.

Day 3: Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp

The journey continues from Shira 1 camp to Shira 2 camp on the third day. This 8 km trek takes approximately 3-4 hours and provides panoramic views of the Shira Plateau and Mount Meru. Shira 2 camp is situated at an altitude of 3,810 meters. This day includes gentle trekking, allowing your body to acclimatize to the increasing altitude.

Day 4: Shira 2 Camp to Barranco Camp

On the fourth day, trek from Shira 2 camp to Barranco camp, covering 10 km in 6-7 hours. Traverse the alpine desert landscape, with sights of the Lava Tower and the Western Breach. Barranco camp is positioned at 3,976 meters. This segment involves significant elevation changes, aiding in acclimatization.

Day 5: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

The fifth day entails a hike from Barranco camp to Karanga camp, spanning approximately 5 km over 4-5 hours. The trail includes the formidable Barranco Wall, rewarding climbers with breathtaking views of Kibo's southern glacier. Karanga camp is at an altitude of 4,000 meters. Conquering the Barranco Wall is a thrilling highlight of the trek.

Day 6: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

On the sixth day, trek from Karanga camp to Barafu camp, covering around 4 km in 3-4 hours. The route navigates through the alpine desert, offering views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. Barafu camp is located at 4,600 meters. This day prepares you for the final ascent, with an early dinner and rest before the summit push.

Day 7: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak to Mweka Camp

Summit day! Trek from Barafu camp to Uhuru Peak, Kilimanjaro's highest point. The 5 km ascent takes about 7-8 hours. Starting around midnight, you'll trek under a starlit sky, reaching the summit at sunrise. After savoring your summit success, descend to Mweka camp, covering approximately 12 km in 5-6 hours. Mweka camp is situated at 3,100 meters. The descent offers a different perspective of the mountain's diverse ecosystems.

Day 8: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate and Return to Moshi/Arusha

The final day involves a descent from Mweka camp to Mweka gate, spanning about 10 km in 3-4 hours. Upon reaching the gate, you'll be driven back to Moshi or Arusha, concluding your remarkable climbing journey. Celebrate your achievement with a certificate and relive the incredible memories of your Kilimanjaro adventure.

Join Us for an Unforgettable Experience

We invite you to undertake this exhilarating journey with our 8-day Lemosho route Kilimanjaro climbing package. This expedition promises a challenging yet immensely rewarding adventure, filled with awe-inspiring landscapes and unforgettable moments. Join us and create lifelong memories on this remarkable ascent, as you conquer Africa's tallest mountain with our experienced team by your side. Your adventure of a lifetime awaits!