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The best 8 days Lemosho route on Kilimanjaro climbing tour for 2024 and 2025

8 days Lemosho route - 92% Kilimanjaro climbing success rate for 2024 and 2025

This 8 days Lemosho route for Kilimanjaro climbing is the most beautiful and scenic trail on Kilimanjaro starts on the western side of the mountain at the Londorossi Gate and walks to reach the 5,895-meter highest peak in Africa.

This excellent 8 days Kilimanjaro climb via the Lemosho route takes 24 to 32 hours of hiking to reach 19,340

feet on Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the seven summits in the world.

8 days Lemosho route - 92% Kilimanjaro climbing success rate for 2024 and 2025

8-day Lemosho route success rate for 2023 and 2024

The success rate of the 8 days Lemosho route is 95%, which is significantly lower compared to the 8 days

Kilimanjaro climbing via the Lemosho route, which is around 95%.

On the other hand, this seven-day Kilimanjaro hike via the Lemosho route has a difficulty rating of 8%

because climbers have less time to acclimatize to the altitude.

Discover an exclusive 8 days Kilimanjaro hiking tour on the Lemosho route that is suitable for all types of

travelers: beginners, unexperienced travelers, honeymooners, couples, families with kids, friends, luxury

travelers, private travelers, and solo travelers in 2024 and 2025.

How much is the Lemosho route for 8 days?

From $1840 to $2460 per climber is the best 8 days Lemosho route price, which enables hikers to reach

5,895 meters of the highest snow-capped peak in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro.

These 8 days Kilimanjaro Lemosho route hiking fees and costs are paid in US dollars, British pounds,Tanzanian shillings, and euros.

The best time to climb Mount Kilimanjaro for 8 days via Lemosho route in 2024 and 2025

The best time to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest freestanding mountain in the world, for 8 days via the Lemosho route is in the months of June, July, August, and September, when it’s the dry season that contains natural winds, hence providing enough oxygen, as well as January, February, and early March during the short rainy season of 2024 and 2025.

Although Kilimanjaro in Tanzania has long rains from April to May and short rains from November to December, you can do the 8-day Lemosho route of Kilimanjaro hiking at a low cost.

The best day-by-day 8 days Lemosho route itinerary on the Kilimanjaro climb

Here’s a brief overview of the best full day-by-day Lemosho route 8 days itinerary on the Kilimanjaro climb: Day 1: Lemosho Gate to Forest Camp;

Day 2: Forest Camp to Shira Camp;

Day 3: Shira Camp 1 to Shira 2 to Moir Camp;

Day 4: Moir Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp;

Day 5: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp;

Day 6: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp;

Day 7: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp;

Day 8: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate, then to Arusha or Moshi.

Day 1: Lemosho Gate to Forest Camp

Rising (ft): 7,800 ft – 9,500 ft Hiking time: 3 to 4 hours Stretch: 6 km Climatic habitat: Rain Forest Shelter: Mti Mkubwa After breakfast, drive to the Lemosho Gate, where you’ll register and start your climb. Hike through the lush rainforest, keeping an eye out for black and white colobus monkeys, and reach your first campsite, Forest Camp, for rest and to enjoy your first night on the mountain.

Day 2: Forest Camp to Shira Camp

Rising: 9,500ft to 11,500ft Hiking time: 5 to 8 hours Stretch: 8 km Climatic habitat: Moorland Shelter: Full Board Shira Cave Camp Continue to hike to Shira 1 camp on the trail leading out of the forest and into a savannah of tall grasses, heather, and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. The view of Kibo from across the plateau is phenomenal, extraordinary, and amazing.

Day 3: Shira Camp 1 to Shira 2 to Moir Camp

Rising: 11,500ft to 13,800ft Hiking time: 5 to 7 hours Stretch: 14 km Climatic habitat: Moorland It is a gentle walk east toward Kibo’s glaciered summit across the plateau, which leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream, then to Moir Camp for dinner and overnight stay. Shira is one of the highest plateaus on Earth.

Day 4: Moir Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

Rising: 13,800ft to 13,000ft Hiking time: 4 to 6 hours Stretch: 7 km Climatic habitat: Semi desert Shelter: Barranco Camp Hike up to Lava Tower for acclimatization, where you’ll have a stunning view of the Western Breach and the surrounding glaciers. Descend to Barranco Camp through the beautiful alpine desert and enjoy a well-deserved rest for the night.

Day 5: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Rising: 13,000ft to 15,000ft Stretch: 9 km Hiking time: 8 to 10 hours Climatic habitat: Alpine desert Shelter: Barafu camp Hike up the famous Barranco Wall, a challenging climb that rewards you with stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Descend into the Karanga Valley, with a short hike up to Karanga Camp for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 6: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Rising: 13,000ft to 15,000ft Stretch: 9 km Hiking time: 8 to 10 hours Climatic habitat: Alpine desert Shelter: Barafu camp Hike up through rocky terrain to Barafu Camp, the final camp before the summit push. Rest and prepare for the summit attempt, which starts just after midnight.

Day 7: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp

Rising: 15,300ft to 19,345ft and down to 10,000ft Stretch: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent Hiking time: 7 to 8 hours ascent / 4 to 6 hours descent Climatic habitat: Arctic Shelter: Mweka Camp After a midnight breakfast, start the summit push with a steep climb up to Stella Point, where you’ll have a breathtaking view of the sunrise over the surrounding glaciers. Continue along the crater rim to Uhuru Peak, the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and in Africa. Take in the stunning views and take plenty of photos before descending to Mweka Camp through the rainforest and enjoying your last night on the mountain.

Day 8: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate, then to Moshi or Arusha

Descend: Mweka camp 3,100m to Mweka Gate 1,640m Stretch: 10 km Hiking time: 4-5 hours Climatic habitat: Montane Forest After breakfast, descend through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where you will receive your certificate and say goodbye to your guides and porters before being transported back to Moshi or Arusha.

Package all inclusive:

  • Park fees
  • Guide
  • Tax
  • Gate transfer
  • Crew wages
  • Environment fees
  • Meal: 6 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners, and drinking water
  • Cook
  • Porters

Package exclusive:

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Tipping the crew
The best 8 days Lemosho route on Kilimanjaro climbing tour for 2024 and 2025
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