Mount Kilimanjaro Climb – Lemosho Route

The Lemosho Route is the most scenic and unspoilt of all the Kilimanjaro options traversing beautiful forests and moorlands. This trip includes eight days of trekking, two days longer than our standard trips providing you with more time to acclimatise to the altitude and therefore a better chance of reaching the summit. 


Day 1.Depart Nairobi by Boarding Riverside shuttle bus or Davanu shuttle bus at 8am either in Nairobi airport or hotel in Nairobi then drive through Namanga border /Arusha Arriving at Moshi at 3.30 pm.or attival at Kilimanjaro airport and transfer to moshi hotel.Ovenight Keys hotel bed and breakfast.


Day 2: Mt Kilimanjaro Tanzania Africa - Londorossi Gate/Lemosho trail head - Big Tree Camp (Mti Mkubwa) (2650 m/8695 ft)

Walking distance: 6 km/3.7 miles

Walking time: 2-3 hours

Altitude gain: 550 m/1795 ft


Day 3 - Big Tree Camp - Shira I (3480 m/11420 ft)

Walking distance: 8 km/5 miles

Walking time: 4-5 hours

Altitude gain: 830 m/2725 ft


Day 4 - Shira I - Shira Huts (3850 m/12630 ft) via Shira Cathedral -large spur of rock which juts up at the edge of the Shira plateau

climbing Lemosho routeWalking distance: 11 km/6.8 miles

Walking time: 6-8 hours

Altitude gain: 370 m/1210 ft


Day 5 - Shira Huts - via Lava Tower (4640 m/15220 ft) - Barranco Huts (3985 m/13070 ft)

Walking distance: 9 km/5.6 miles

Walking time: 6-8 hours

Altitude gain: 135 m/440 ft (790 m/2590 ft to Lava Tower)


Day 6 - Barranco Huts - Karanga Camp (4040 m/13255 ft)

Walking distance: 5.5 km/3.5 miles

Walking time: 4-5 hours

Altitude gain: 55 m/185 ft


Day 7- Karanga Camp - Barafu Huts (4680 m/15360 ft)

Walking distance: 3.5 km/ 2.2 miles

Walking time: 4-5 hours

Altitude gain: 640 m/2105 ft


Day 8: Top Uhuru peak Mt Kilimanjaro- Summit attempt via Stella Point (5752 m/18871 ft) to Uhuru Peak (5895 m/19340 ft) and descent to Millenium Camp (3820 m/12530 ft) (or to Mweka Hut)

Walking distance: 5 km/3 miles ascent + 10 km/6.2 miles descent

Walking time: 5-6 hrs + 1-2 hours up, 5-6 hours down (the overall walking time may vary from 10 - 16 hours)

Altitude gain: 1072 m/ 3511 ft (Stella Point) or 1215 m/3980 ft (Uhuru Peak)

Descent: 2075 m/6810 ft


Day 9 - Millenium Camp - Lemosho Gate- Keys Hotel

Lemosho Route Features

-Shira Cathedral

-less travelled Lemosho route

-High Success Rate 98%

-traversing beautiful forests and moorlands


Walking distance: 20 km/12.5 miles

Walking time: 5 hours

Descent: 1990 m/6530 ft

Day 10.

Depart for Nairobi by shuttle bus at 11am arriving at 6.30 pm or 6am to arrive Nairobi by 2pm