Kilimanjaro Trekking via Lemosho Route 7 / 8 days

A lesser-travelled route with breathtaking views. Particularly enjoyed by nature lovers

Do you want to go on a route to the summit of Kilimanjaro, which is only used by a few mountain hikers and still has a very original charm? Then the Lemosho route is probably the right choice for you. The first few days travel on secluded paths through lush rainforest, heath and moorland. From the Barranco Camp the tour is then identical to the Machame route. The tour is roughly level of challenge as the Machame route and requires a good physical condition and surefootedness. Due to its height profile, it also offers good conditions for acclimatization. The percentage of summit successes is the same as on the Machame route and higher than on the Marangu route.

We recommend the Lemosho route as a 7 day tour. This tour fully applies the rule “Pole Pole” (slowly, slowly) and an additional acclimatization day is an advantage for the successful ascent.


  1. A very scenic and natural route 
  2. Ascent via the Lemosho route and descent via the Mweka route 
  3. Climbing passage in the Barranco Wall 
  4. Route profile offers very good conditions for acclimatization 
  5. Total distance about 74 km

Single accommodation is not possible on this tour, as the overnight stays take place in mountain huts with multiple occupancy. 

Kilimanjaro Trekking via Lemosho Route 7 / 8 days

Day 1

Transfer from the hotel to Londorossi Gate (2250m) – Big Tree Camp (2780m)

After breakfast and a briefing (including a check of your equipment), we drive to Londorossi Gate, which is about 80 kilometers away. The journey takes about 2 hours and leads partly over bumpy slopes. After the formalities at the gate have been completed, the trail leads through lush rainforest where you can spot black and … Continue reading Transfer from the hotel to Londorossi Gate (2250m) – Big Tree Camp (2780m)

Day 2

Big Tree Camp (2780m) – Shira Camp 1 (3500m)

After breakfast you will soon leave the dense rainforest, and pass through heathland, the landscape starts to become more barren and is marked by lobelias. It travels up to the mountain ridge that leads to the Shira Plateau. You will be rewarded with a great view of Kibo and Mount Meru. You then cross some … Continue reading Big Tree Camp (2780m) – Shira Camp 1 (3500m)

Day 3

Shira Camp 1 (3500m) – Shira Camp 2 (3900m)

Today you leave the heathland as the path leads up through an open moorland landscape. Upon reaching the Shira Plateau, you can again enjoy the great view of the Kibo. At Shira Camp 2, where you will stay overnight, there is a warm lunch. Afterwards you can take a short excursion with your guide for better acclimatization.  Breakfast; … Continue reading Shira Camp 1 (3500m) – Shira Camp 2 (3900m)

Day 4

Shira Camp 2 (3900m) – Barranco Camp (3960m)

Today’s stage contributes very well to good acclimatisation. You will pass huge boulders on your way to the Lava Tower (4600m), which you will reach approximately at the “half-time” of today’s trek. Afterwards it descends to the foot of the Kibo peak down into the Barranco valley to the camp. Enjoy the magnificent view of … Continue reading Shira Camp 2 (3900m) – Barranco Camp (3960m)

Day 5

Barranco Camp (3960m) – Karanga Camp (4035m)

Today’s trek is somewhat shorter, so we can start a little later and enjoy the sun. First it travels through the Barranco Wall, where there is some light climbing where you must also use your hands to help. After you have reached the upper end, you can take a deep breath and once again enjoy … Continue reading Barranco Camp (3960m) – Karanga Camp (4035m)

Day 6

Karanga Camp (4035m) – Barafu Camp (4640m)

Today you can start your day a bit more relaxed. During the gentle climb, you will have great views into the Karanga valley and soon you will also see the Rebmann Glacier. After crossing a last valley, the trail goes over the Lava Ridge and up steeply to your today’s destination, the Barafu Camp. The … Continue reading Karanga Camp (4035m) – Barafu Camp (4640m)


Please arrive by 9:15 AM for a prompt departure at 9:30 AM.

Departure Time:

Approximately 9:30 PM.

Dress Code:

Casual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat and warm jacket.


Not Included: