Kilimanjaro Trek ~ Lemosho Route

Kilimanjaro, TanzaniaHike & Trek

10D Mt. Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route Trek from USD $3,499 per person

Take the challenging and less-travelled Lemosho route up to the highest peak in Africa, considered by many to be the most beautiful path up the western breach of the mountain to the Shira Plateau. This adventure starts off with a few long days as you gain altitude, and has several days built in to help you acclimatize, improving your chances of making the summit. Enjoy the climb through magnificent forests and moorland, and emerge into high alpine deserts as you enjoy spectacular views along the way to the summit.

10 Days
From USD 3,499Per Person

Trip Itinerary

Often called the “ultimate Kilimanjaro route,” this little used, beautiful 10-day trek takes you up the western breach of mountain following the Shira Plateau before joining up to the Machame route. It is more difficult than Rongai or Marangu, but offers splendid scenery. It is the longest route we offer and also has the highest success rate. This is one of the few routes where an armed ranger accompanies our groups, since there are still animals in the forest around the Lemosho Glades. The Mweka Route is used for the descent.

Accommodation on the mountain is in tents, which the porters will pitch for you. You will need a sleeping bag, warm clothes and walking poles. This is an ideal route to consider if you don't mind a little extra cost to maximize your chances of reaching the summit!

Arrive at any time.

Begin the Lemosho trail of Mt Kilimanjaro ending for the day at the Mti Mkubwa Campsite.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Climb into the moorland over the Shira ridge and down to the plateau and the Shira 1 Camp.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Travel across the Shira plateau, with time for short acclimatization walks.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Climb through rocky scree to the Lava Tower. Descend into the Great Barranco Valley to acclimatize and camp.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Tackle the Great Barranco Wall up into the alpine desert of Karanga Valley.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Trek through the alpine desert up to Barafu Camp. Prepare for the midnight start of the summit attempt.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

At midnight, begin the summit trek. Conquer the rim of the main crater, then cross the scree and snow to Uhuru Peak. Descend to Mweka Hut.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Descend the slopes to Mweka Gate and receive a summit certificate. Continue to Mweka Gate, then Moshi.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Depart at any time after breakfast.

Meals included: Breakfast

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style Active
Hiking, trekking, biking, rafting, and kayaking adventures all over the world, made for outdoor types.

Service Level Camping
Camping most nights with some hotel stays to start and throughout; affordable public and private transport.

Physical Rating Challenging
Serious high-altitude hikes, cycling, or other instances of heavy exercise. Come prepared to sweat a bit.

Trip Type Small Group
Small group experience; Max 12, average 10

Age requirement 18+
All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Trip Cost

Price per person in USD dollars

  • USD $3,499 ~ Adult Twin
  • USD $339 ~ **Optional 'My Own Room'

**If you're travelling solo and would prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, indicate this option during the reservation process.


  • Guided climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro’s Lemosho Route
  • Additional "acclimatization day" during ascent
  • All permits and fees
  • Staff & experts Certified mountain guide, local representative, cook, porters
  • Accommodation Simple hotel (02 nights), full-service alpine camping (07 nights)
  • Transport Private mini-bus, trekking on foot
  • Meals 09 breakfasts, 08 lunches, 07 dinners; allow USD $70-95 for meals and drinks (including bottled water) not included


Trip Dates

  • Departs every other Friday
  • Please check with us for confirmed dates and availability

Trip Map

Trip map for 10D Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Lemosho Route

Trip map for 10D Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Lemosho Route