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8 Day Kili, Lemosho Trek



This is your chance to trek Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain at 5,895 meters. This 8 Day Kilimanjaro, Lemosho Trek allows your to get off the beaten track in the first two days and away from the crowded trails. You might even spot some wildlife at the foot of the mountain as your ascend higher. Our expert guides will help you achieve your goal in reaching Uhuru, the summit of the tallest mountain in Africa. Pack your bags, put your trekking boots on and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime?

Get ready for this bucket list trekking adventure. People from across the globe including many inexperienced climbers choose to climb this majestic mountain.

Located in Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s tallest mountain at about 5,895 meters (19,340 feet). It is the largest free-standing mountain rise in the world, meaning it is not part of a mountain range.

Kilimanjaro has become a popular hiking spot for locals and tourists. Because mountaineering gear and experience is not needed to reach the peak, tens of thousands of climbers ascend the mountain each year. . The climb is still dangerous, however, because of the risk of altitude sickness—a condition climbers experience if they ascend too quickly, which can be deadly if not treated right away. This is why our guests choose the 8 Day, Lemosho route over others.

The Lemosho Route is a very beautiful and unspoilt route that still enjoys sighting of wild game along the forest section. For those seeking a quiet route away from the crowds it clearly a superior option for the first two days of movement. Thereafter however, the route is precisely the same as the Machame Route.

The start point of the Lemosho Route is particularly inaccessible during the wet season and climbers should be prepared to walk the final 2-5 kilometres of the road following heavy rains. The journey time to reach the start point is quite long and joined to the possibility of not reaching the end of the road by vehicle head torches may well be needed to reach Forest Camp on day 1.

Put your trekking boots on, pack your bags and get ready for the adventure of your lifetime.

From U$D 3380 per person
*Rate based 2 people sharing

Arusha, Kilimanjaro National Park

(8 day’s per person sharing)


  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Accommodation Mobile Tented Camp
  • All park fees & taxes
  • AMREF Evacuation Insurance
  • Transfers to/from Arusha


  • International Air flights
  • Visas
  • Personal Insurance
  • Porter Tips
  • Laundry Services

Note: Malaria precautions should be taken; Yellow Fever vaccination required if transferring through a South African border.

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Tour Plan

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Day 1 Arusha to Lemosho Start Point & Forest Camp

You will be collected at 0730 from your hotel.

Your driver will transfer you 111 km to Londorossi Gate where we complete registration formalities.

Following registration we continue a further 12km by vehicle to the route’s start point. This final drive can take anywhere between 45 - 90 minutes depending on road conditions.

When the road is in poor condition it is sometimes not safe or even possible for the vehicle to reach all the way to the road head. In this event there will be some 180 additional metres of vertical ascent to trek and 1.9km required to reach the start point.

From Lemosho Start Point (2424m) to Forest Camp (2821m) the distance is 5.4km, over 400m of elevation gain. You are advised to stop regularly today and to move quietly in the hope of sighting wildlife near to the trail. Sightings of small antelope are virtually unique to the Lemosho route.

Accommodation: Mobile Tents
Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2 Forest Camp to Shira 1 Camp (3508m)

Trek from Forest Camp (2821m) to Shira 1 Camp (3508m) on western edge of Shira Plateau. It is normal to experience mild headaches on this day which should be alleviated with paracetamol. Those choosing to take Diamox should begin their course this morning with half a tablet (125mg) in the morning and the other half with supper in the evening. The distance to Shira1 Camp is 7.7km.

Optional afternoon acclimatisation ascent of Shira Ridge 3959m (Kilimanjaro’s 3rd volcanic summit) for arguably the best views of Kibo (clear weather permitting).

Descend to sleep lower at Shira 1 Camp 3508m for overnight.

Accommodation: Mobile Tents
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 3 Shira 1 Camp to Moir Hut (4166m)

Trek from Shira 1 Camp (3508m) to Moir Hut (4166m) across Shira Plateau before rising along the flank of a re-entrant. Height gain 658m. Distance = 9.4km.

Sunset acclimatisation into the Lent Group of outcrops above Moir Hut before dinner. Ordinarily we aim to reach 4305m on the ridge, however, if you are feeling strong and experiencing no symptoms of headache or nausea, please express your wish to your guide to proceed higher. Altitude gained on this acclimatisation excursion is critical to making comfortable and safe progress over the next two days, and is one of the peculiar advantages of this route.

Accommodation: Mobile Tents
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 4 Moir Hut to Pofu Camp (3998m)

Continue clockwise trek around the northern flanks of Kilimanjaro from Pofu Camp (3998m) to 3rd Caves Camp (3971m). Distance = 6.7km. In the afternoon you have the option of taking in an excursion to the Saddle, at the discretion of the guide.

Accommodation: Mobile Tents
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 5 Pofu Camp to 3rd Caves Camp (3971m)

Continue clockwise trek around the northern flanks of Kilimanjaro from Pofu Camp (3998m) to 3rd Caves Camp (3971m). Distance = 6.7km. In the afternoon you have the option of taking in an excursion to the Saddle, at the discretion of the guide.

Accommodation: Mobile Tents
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 6 3rd Caves Camp to School Hut (4722m)

After gently traversing the northern slopes of Kilimanjaro yesterday, today we trek upwards from 3rd Caves Camp (3971m) to School Hut (4722m) - a shorter distance than the previous 2 days, but a very respectable 751m of height gain.

Accommodation:Mobile Tents
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 7 School Hut to Uhuru Peak (5895m) to Millennium Camp (3820m) or Mweka Camp (3090m)

Avoiding the energy-sapping loose scree slopes above Kibo Hut, we ascend from School Hut (4722m) via Hans Meyer Cave (5243m) and Gilman’s Point (5708m), to Uhuru Peak (5895m).

For the quietest summit assault on Kilimanjaro we recommend the summit bid to begin at 0400  - 0500, however for a greater likelihood of clear summit views or for a dawn summit, we quit camp at around 2330 – 0100. The guide will determine the start time according to his perception of the group’s pace.

You will inevitably feel like giving up and going to sleep. This is normal and can be overcome with perseverance.

The summit

On the summit your guide will advise how much time you can spend there in consideration of your condition, your timings, and the weather. The brain does not function very intelligently at this altitude so please remember to take many photographs in all directions of you getting to the highest point of Africa and for achieving what for many will have been the most difficult feat of endurance in their lives.

The descent: Uhuru Peak to Millennium Camp (3820m) or Mweka Camp (3090m)

From the summit you will turn around and descend to Stella Point. When you reach Stella Point your guide may opt to switch left onto the loose scree, a departure from the ridge up which climbers assaulting from Barafu ascend. On arrival at Barafu you would usually have time to rest an hour or so before continuing the descent after some refreshments.

From Barafu you will usually descend to Mweka Camp (3090m) for overnight. If your guide judges that a shorter day will benefit you and preserve sore knees and ankles, he may decide to stop short at Millennium Camp (3820m) instead.

Distances on summit day: School Hut to Summit via Gillman’s Point: 5.4km Summit to Barafu: 4.5km

Barafu to Mweka Camp: 6.3km Total = 16.2km

Day 8 Millennium Camp or Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate (1641m)

This morning we descend from Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate (1641m) where we sign the summit register.

After signing we descend a further 15 minutes on foot to Mweka Village to meet our transport, as the park authorities prefer groups’ vehicles to avoid congesting the area immediately beside Mweka Gate as this is an important thoroughfare for casualty evacuations and is served by a single track road.

Transfer from the gate back to your Arusha hotel. You should return back to Arusha sometime between 2 and 5pm, depending on your descent pace. Distance from Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate is 8.5km.

  • Trek Africa’s highest mountain
  • First 2 days, away from the crowds
  • Expert guides & porters
  • All meals included
  • Park fees & taxes
  • All transfers