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8 Day Kilimanjaro Climb - 8 Day Lemosho Route Itinerary

Tour Starts & Ends

Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

No. Persons Limit

Minimum 2 passengers to operate. Maximum 7 passengers in each group.

Departure Dates

On request (the tour starts at any time if the participants are ready)

Cost of Addtional Services

Extra cost such as tips, oxygen tanks, foods in hotels  $ $ $

8 Day Lemosho Route


The 8 Day Lemosho Route Itinerary is a newer route on Mount Kilimanjaro that approaches from the west. It is a difficult and long route, but one that is favored by most reputable Climbing Kilimanjaro lemosho route outfitters due to its smaller crowds, scenic variety and high success rates.

A vehicle is used to bring climbers to the gate, where the trail begins in the rainforest. Kilimanjaro Lemosho route trekkers have a longer distance to cover in the rainforest ecosystem than other routes, and as a result climbers do not exit the rainforest until the end of day two. This schedule means that the Climbing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route is a longer route,usually taking seven to eight days to complete.

Though considered a difficult Climbing Kilimanjaro Lemosho route, the added days on the lower slopes of the mountain make this the best route for altitude acclimatization. The descent is down Mweka, in the south-east. Because the starting point is far from Moshi, it is more expensive to climb this route due to the added transportation cost of getting climbers to the gate. Scenically, Climbing Kilimanjaro Lemosho route is considered the most varied and most beautiful because it begins in the rainforest, crosses the spectacular Shira Plateau, and then combines with the Machame route to share its viewpoints around the southern circuit. Kilimanjaro Lemosho route has low crowds until it combines with Machame.

Climbing Kilimanjaro Lemosho route is ideal for those who place a premium on proper altitude acclimatization, who are confident in their ability to walk over steeper paths for extended periods, and want a lesser used route. However, Kilimanjaro Lemosho route is also more expensive than the other routes.

For more info on the Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route

There are several routes up Kilimanjaro, but our favourite route is the Lemosho Route. The more time you have to acclimatise the better your chances of summiting Kilimanjaro.

The Lemosho Route climbs through beautiful, peaceful forest to reach the Shira Plateau, before walking around and gradually up the lower slopes of Kilimanjaro to the high camp at Barafu. From here your final ascent will start in the early hours of the morning, and it is a long, steady climb to the crater rim at Stella Point at 5,752m/18,871ft. Once you have reached Stella Point, the gradient becomes easier for the walk up to the summit, Uhuru Peak. Standing at 5,895m/19,340ft, watching the sun rise over the African plains, as the icy glaciers and peaks of Kilimanjaro gradually come into view, is a tremendous thrill and one that will stay with you for a long time.

You may have heard that there are national park fees to pay for climbing Kilimanjaro.

The Lemosho Climb is the premium route to the summit of Kilimanjaro. It sees less traffic than other routes and offers an incredibly beautiful and pristine wilderness journey including a crossing of the Shira Plateau World Heritage Site. This itinerary features a longer, slower ascent, giving our bodies more time to acclimatize. As such, we have an exceptionally high success rate on this route.

7- or 8-day ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro

Lemosho Route is the longest and most varied route for tourists up to Uhuru Peak and offers fascinating views of the country over and over. You can choose between a shorter (7 days) and longer (8 days) ascent. You will spend a total of 9 or 10 days in Tanzania, respectively.

Lemosho Climb

Day 1 • Arrive Arusha

Day 2 • Arusha

Day 3 • Big Tree Camp • 9,200 ft

Day 4 • Shira 1 Camp • 11,500 ft

Day 5 • Moir Camp • 13,500 ft

Day 6 • Barranco Camp • 13,000 ft

Day 7 • Karanga Valley • 13,000 ft

Day 8 • Kosovo High Camp • 15,980 ft

Day 9 • Summit Kilimanjaro • 19,340 ft

Day 10 • Arusha • Depart or Safari


Accommodation in Arusha is in a 3-star hotel on a twin share basis. The accommodation during the hike is in tents in camps. There is no electricity in the camps inside the national park, and we recommend climbers to bring battery chargers they can plug in the car, or the driver will take you to the nearest lodge to charge batteries. Public toilets are available at the camps, but they are often quite filthy; therefore, our standard package always includes a private portable toilet. There are no showers in the camps and no Wi-Fi.



Kilimanjaro Trip Update

This program can be organized throughout the year, for the dates you choose, except for the months of April and May as it is the rainy season, starting with two people. Duration 10 Days - Private departure every day - from: USD 2.750. Type of stay: trek. Location: Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho route. Duration of stay: 8 days / 7 nights (+ 2 nights pre and post ascent).

If you Gilmans Point (green certificate) or Uhuru Peak (gold certificate) have passed, then you get to the entrance / exit a certificate with the message that you have reached the highest point in Africa.

Day to Day Stops

8 Day Lemosho Route Itinerary

Trek Schedule