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Lemosho Route private climb 7 days
Private Trekking Tour

Lemosho Route – 7 Day Climb

7 day climb + 1 day pre & 1 day post from 2,490 USD (based on >6 persons)

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Lemosho Route – 7 Day Private Trekking Tour + 2 Days Hotel Stay

The less known Lemosho route starts on the western flank of Kilimanjaro. This 7 day Lemosho route is a more demanding climb suitable for fitter hikers, it has a bit less traffic and amazing scenery. Accommodation is in tents. Climbs can be booked to depart on any day of the week.

 

You can add an additional acclimatisation day to this route and extend the climb by one day. If you’d like to do a 8 day Lemosho climb, just mention it when you enquire with us!

Tent camping

Camping in Mountain Tents

Accommodation style

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from 2,490 USD (based on >6 pers.)

Starting price per person

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Private climb

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Any day of your choice

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Highlights

Day 1-9 | Tanzania

To help you get to the top and safely back down again.

Experienced Guides

To help you get to the top and safely back down again.

With your friends and family only

Private Tour

With your friends and family only

Several hours across different terrain

Daily Hikes

Several hours across different terrain

Along a more remote route

Beautiful Scenery

Along a more remote route

Who Should Go

A private climb on the 7 day Lemosho Route is a great adventure for families and friends who want to enjoy beautiful scenery on slightly less frequented trails. You should be somewhat fit to enjoy the steeper sections of the climb and bring a sense of adventure – you will be camping in the great outdoors! Photographers can look forward to beautiful panoramic views.

Adventurers

Adventurers

active travellers

Active Travellers

nature lovers

Outdoor Lovers

Early birds

Early Birds

“We used the Lemosho route. A huge thank you goes to the excellent team Filbert (guide), Habibu (assistant guide), Hamis (cook), Tredo (waiter) and the good-humoured and friendly porters. The logistics and organising, service and food were unparalleled and cannot be beaten.”
Angelika & Tobias Beier | Germany

Accommodation

6 campsites & 1 hotel over 9 days/8 nights
Meru View Lodge
Day 1 & 8
Arusha Area
Meru View Lodge
1 night half-board before and after your climb
Day 1 & 8
Mountain tents camping Kilimanjaro climb
Mountain Tents
With mattresses
Chairs table mess tent
Mess Tent
For all meals
Private toilet on Kilimanjaro climb
Private Toilets
Portable seated toilets with tent
Washing on Kilimanjaro
Washing
Warm water for personal hygiene
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Renting Equipment
From walking poles to sleeping bags - get in touch!

Tour Itinerary

Private trekking tour

The less travelled Lemosho Route on a private 7 day climb approaches the Mount Kilimanjaro from the west. The first two days are spent trekking through thick rainforest which gradually changes to heath and moorland, before finally joining the Machame Route on day three. Diverse landscapes and breath-taking panoramic views make this challenging route, with its steep passages, all the more worthwhile. Overnights will be spent in tents.

Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route 7 days map

Start Arusha

End Arusha

Meru View Lodge pre night

Day 1 | Kilimanjaro Airport – Arusha

Distance approx. 35km; driving time approx. 45 minutes

Kilimanjaro Airport – Arusha

Distance approx. 35km; driving time approx. 45 minutes

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be greeted by our transfer driver and taken to the Meru View Lodge. The rest of the day will be at leisure, and you may choose to relax at the lodge or perhaps explore the town of Arusha (taxi required). In the evening, you will attend a briefing in preparation of your upcoming trek. Dinner and overnight at Meru View Lodge.

Dinner
View on Lemosho Route

Day 2 | Arusha – Lemosho Gate (2385m) – Big Tree Camp (2780m)

Altitude ↑395m; walking time approx. 2-3 hours

Arusha – Lemosho Gate (2385m) – Big Tree Camp (2780m)

Altitude ↑395m; walking time approx. 2-3 hours

After breakfast you will be picked up at the lodge and taken to the Lemosho Gate at the height of 2,385 m. Here you will be registered by the national park authorities and your 7 day Lemosho Route private climb begins with a trek through a dense rainforest. The moderately steep track makes its way through an unspoilt natural forest to the Big Tree Camp (2,780 m). You will be accompanied by an armed ranger for the first 2 days of your trek as wild game can be found in the area. You will spend the night in tents at Big Tree Camp.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Campsite Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro

Day 3 | Big Tree Camp (2780m) – Shira Camp 2 (3900m)

Altitude ↑1120m; walking time approx. 7-8 hours

Big Tree Camp (2780m) – Shira Camp 2 (3900m)

Altitude ↑1120m; walking time approx. 7-8 hours

You have a long trek ahead today on a small trail, passing through the rainforest. As you ascend, the forest gradually thins out and the landscape becomes more dry and bare. On the moorland you will find lobelia and ericas dotting the landscape. You will pass Shira ridge before reaching Shira Camp 1 after 4 to 5 hours. Here you will have your lunch break and rest your limbs, enjoying the views of Mt Meru and the Rift Valley in the distance. You will trek for about another 3 hours, ascending 250 m. Walking on solidified lava, you will pass giant senecios, almost 9 meters in height, before finally reaching your destination of the day, the Shira Camp 2. You will enjoy an evening meal and with a little bit of luck you will be able to see the summit basking in the orange glow of the sunset.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Barranco Camp

Day 4 | Shira Camp 2 (3900m) – Lava Tower (4640m) – Barranco Camp (3960m)

Altitude ↑740m|↓680m; walking time approx. 6-7 hours

Shira Camp 2 (3900m) – Lava Tower (4640m) – Barranco Camp (3960m)

Altitude ↑740m|↓680m; walking time approx. 6-7 hours

Today’s stretch will allow your body to acclimatise to the ever increasing altitude. Your destination for the day is the Barranco Camp, only slightly higher than the previous night’s stay, but it will be reached through a detour to Lava Tower at 4,640 m in height. The ascent begins with a long trek above the Shira Plateau in the direction of the Lava Tower. The landscape slowly changes to alpine desert and the vegetation becomes less and less. Passing through the lobelia and senecio filled Barranco Valley, you will reach your camp after 6 – 7 hours of walking. Your camp for the evening is the Barranco Camp, said to be one of the most beautiful camps on the mountain.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Private climb 7 day Lemosho Route

Day 5 | Barranco Camp (3960m) – Karanga Camp (4035m)

Altitude ↑75m; walking time approx. 3-4 hours

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

Altitude ↑75m; walking time approx. 3-4 hours

Many ascents and descents are on the agenda for today. You will start the journey tackling the steepest part of the entire route – the Barranco Wall. As you climb you might need to use your hands, but your guides will always be close by to offer assistance. At the top of the Barranco wall you will walk along the mountain ridge, which offers spectacular views of the southern glacier of Kibo as well as the summit itself. Around lunch time you will arrive at Karanga Camp, where a well-deserved rest is the order of the day.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Tents Barafu Camp basecamp

Day 6 | Karanga Camp (4035m) – Barafu Camp (4640m)

Altitude ↑605m; walking time approx. 3-4 hours

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

Altitude ↑605m; walking time approx. 3-4 hours

After breakfast you will continue through the alpine desert until you have reached the Barafu Camp, situated at an altitude of 4,640 m. The journey takes about 3 to 4 hours giving you enough time to relax and prepare for the summit night ahead. An early dinner will be followed by an early bedtime, before being awoken at around midnight.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Uhuru Peak sunrise

Day 7 | Barafu Camp (4640m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka Camp (3080m)

Altitude ↑1255m|↓2815m; walking time approx. 10-14 hours

Barafu Camp (4640m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka Camp (3080m)

Altitude ↑1255m|↓2815m; walking time approx. 10-14 hours

After a light snack and some hot tea, you will be ready to start the dark ascent to Uhuru Peak at around midnight. You will walk on frozen lava ash, using your headlamp to light the way. After 5 to 7 hours you will arrive at the crater rim of Mt Kilimanjaro, Stella Point. You will continue along the crater ridge which will lead you to the “Roof of Africa”, the summit of Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). The landscape shimmers and shines in the light of the rising sun before you. After all the necessary photos have been taken, you will return to a smiling crew at Barafu Camp. After a hot lunch and well-deserved break, you will make your way to Mweka Camp, where you will camp for the night.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
View of Kibo Mweka

Day 8 | Mweka Camp (3080m) – Mweka Gate (1630m) – Arusha

Altitude ↓1450m; walking time approx. 2-3 hours

Mweka Camp (3080m) – Mweka Gate (1630m) – Arusha

Altitude ↓1450m; walking time approx. 2-3 hours

Your amazing adventure comes to an end with a traditional farewell ceremony by your mountain crew before a gentle descent through the rainforest to Mweka Gate. Your driver will be waiting for you and he will take you back to the Meru View Lodge, where you can enjoy a shower and celebrate your wonderful achievement.

Breakfast Dinner
Flower plants Kilimanjaro

Day 9 | Arusha – Kilimanjaro Airport

Arusha – Kilimanjaro Airport

After breakfast, you will be taken to Kilimanjaro Airport or you can opt to extend your stay in Tanzania with a safari or beach holiday.

Breakfast

Included

  • professional, English-speaking guide
  • mountain crew (cook & porters)
  • 8 nights‘ stay in lodges and mountain tents
  • camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, tables etc)
  • portable toilet and toilet tent
  • meals according to the itinerary
  • drinking water
  • all national park fees
  • all mentioned transfers

Excluded

  • flights (international and domestic)
  • meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • alcoholic and soft drinks
  • sleeping bag (can be rented at extra cost)
  • tips
  • personal expenses, visa fees, travel insurance

Upcoming Departures

Season 1 pers. 2 pers. 3 pers. 4 pers. 5 pers. >6 pers. Language
01.01.2024-
31.12.2024
3,870 USD 3,100 USD 2,820 USD 2,590 USD 2,530 USD 2,490 USD English

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