Soweto Street, Arusha - Tanzania
                   

9 Days Lemosho Route Cost + Itinerary – Kilimanjaro Climbing

7 days Kilimanjaro joining group via beautiful Lemosho route for 2024 and 2025

9 days Kilimanjaro climbing lemosho route itinerary + Cost Overview

9 days Kilimanjaro climbing via Lemosho route This 9 days Kilimanjaro climbing via the Lemosho route is an exhilarating journey that combines breathtaking landscapes,

challenging terrain, and an unforgettable summit experience up 5,895 meters of Mount Kilimanjaro. Beginning in the lush rainforests,

the trek gradually ascends through diverse ecosystems, including heath and moorlands, providing an opportunity to witness a variety of flora and fauna along the way.

As the altitude increases, climbers traverse the rugged Shira Plateau and navigate steep slopes, eventually reaching the famed Barranco Wall.

The route’s longer duration allows for optimal acclimatization, increasing the chances of a successful summit attempt by about 98%.

The final push to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa, offers awe-inspiring views and a profound sense of accomplishment.

This 9 days Lemosho route adventure offers an extraordinary opportunity to conquer the majestic Kilimanjaro and create lasting memories of a truly remarkable expedition.

The best 9 days Lemosho route success rate on Kilimanjaro climbing

The best successful Kilimanjaro summit rate up to 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) of the 9 days Lemosho route is from 95% to 98%.

This highest successful summit rate of the 9 days Kilimanjaro Lemosho route is due to the best itinerary the allows ample acclimatization time for climbers, enabling them to adapt to higher altitude and hence increasing their summit success rates.

This 9 days Kilimanjaro Lemosho route package is favorable to solo hikers, group joining hikers, friends, and families with children.

7 days Kilimanjaro joining group via beautiful Lemosho route for 2024 and 2025

Departure / Return Location

Kilimanjaro International Airport

Departure Time

Please arrive at least 2 hours before flight.

Included

  • Park fees
  • Camp fees
  • Rescue fees
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate

Not Included

  • Both National and International flights
  • Medical insurance
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Items of a personal nature

The best 9 days Kilimanjaro climbing via Lemosho route price

The best and most affordable price for the 9 days Kilimanjaro climbing via Lemosho route is from $1700 to $3500 per climber that enables you to successful summit at 5,895 meters Mount Kilimanjaro and descending back.

This price vary depending on accommodations before and after the climb, number of people in a group, and climbing services offered.

The 9 days Kilimanjaro Lemosho route price and costs are paid in USD Dollars, Pounds, Euros, and in Tanzania Shillings.

The best 9 days Kilimanjaro climbing via Lemosho route itinerary

The best full detailed day-by-day itinenary for the 9-day Kilimanjaro climbing via Lemosho route:

Day 1: Moshi to Londrossi gate to Big tree (Mti Mkubwa) camp;

Day 2: Big Tree (Mti Mkubwa) camp to Shira One camp;

Day 3: Shira One camp to Shira Two camp;

Day 4: Shira Two camp to Moir Hut Camp;

Day 5: Moir Hut Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco camp;

Day 6: Barranco camp to Karanga camp;

Day 7: Karanga camp to Barafu Camp;

Day 8: Barafu Camp to summit to Mweka camp; and Day 9: Mweka camp to Mweka gate to Moshi town.

Day 01:KILIMANJARO – FOREST

From the Londorossi Gate to the Forest Camp

Elevation (ft): 7,800 ft to 9,500 ft

Distance: 6 km.

Hiking Time: 3–4 hours

Habitat: rain forest

Full board is available at the forest camp, known as “Big Tree Camp.” After completing the necessary registration formalities at the Londorossi National Park gate,

we drive through varied farmland with open views over the plains to reach the Lemosho roadhead. We often have our lunch in the glades before starting to walk.

It is an easy day of walking up a small path through a beautiful and lush forest. This area has a variety of game, including buffalo.

We camp at Lemosho Forest Camp, known as “Big Tree Camp,” at 7,800 ft.

Day 02: FOREST CAMP – SHIRA 1

forest camp to Shira One camp. Elevation (ft): 9,500 ft to 11,500 ft

Distance: 8 km.

Hiking Time: 5-6 hours

Habitat: Moorland.

Full Board at Shira One Camp We soon leave the forest behind and enter the moorland zone of giant heather.

The trail climbs steadily with wide views to reach the rim of the Shira Plateau.

There is a tangible sense of wilderness, especially if afternoon mists come in! We camp in the center of the plateau at Shira One (11,500 ft).

Day 03: SHIRA 1 – SHIRA 2 OR MOIR HUT.

Shira Camp 1 to Shira 2 to Moir HutElevation (ft): 11,500 ft to 13,800 ft

Distance: 14 km.

Hiking Time: 5-7 hours

Habitat: Moorland.

Shira 2 camp provides full board.We explore the Shira plateau for a full day.

It is a gentle walk east toward Kibo’s glaciered peak, across the plateau, which leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream.

Then we stay at Shira 2 Camp or continue to Moir Hut, a little-used site on the base of Lent Hills.

A variety of walks are available on Lent Hills, making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity.Shira is one of the highest plateaus on Earth.

You might have the option of spending the night at Shira 2 camp or Moir Hut.

Despite a relatively long hike and significant altitude gain, today is a short day, and you arrive at Shira 2 camp in time for lunch.

A good day for acclimatization, with the option of an afternoon walk with your guides.

Day 04:SHIRA 2 – BARRANCO CAMP VIA LAVA TOWER.

Moir Hut to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp or Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Elevation (ft): 13,800 ft to 13,000 ft;

Distance: 7 km

Hiking Time: 4-6 hours

Habitat: Semi-desert.

Full board at Shira 2 or Moir Hut camp after a morning of gentle ascent and panoramic views, leaving the moorland plateau behind to walk on lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach.

After lunch near the Lava Tower (14,900 ft), we descend to the bottom of the Barranco Valley to camp at Barranco Camp (12,790 ft), sheltered by towering cliffs and with extensive views of the plains far below.

Day 05:BARAFU CAMP – KARANGA

Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp Elevation (ft): 13,000 ft to 13,100 ft

Distance: 5km.

Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

Habitat: Alpine Desert

Full Board at Karanga Camp A steep climb up the Barranco Wall leads us to an undulating trail on the south-east flank of Kibo, with superb vistas of the Southern Ice Fields.

The terrain changes to scree, with pockets of lush vegetation in sheltered hollows,

and there is only a short distance to Karanga Camp (13,100 ft), the last water point on the way to the summit.

Day 06:KARANGA CAMP – BARAFU CAMP

Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Elevation (ft): 13,100 ft to 15,300 ft

Distance: 4 km.

Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

Habitat: Alpine Desert

Full Board at Barafu Hut CampWe follow an easy path on compacted scree with wide views that gains altitude unrelentingly to reach the Barafu Hut (14,800 ft) for lunch.

There is a short acclimatization walk to the plateau at the bottom of the southeast valley.

The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent in the early morning.

Day 07:BARAFU CAMP – CRATER

Barafu Camp to Crater Camp Elevation (ft): 15,300 ft to 19,345 ft

Distance: 6 km ascent; 12 km descent

Hiking Time: 7-8 hours of ascent and 4-6 hours of descent.

Habitat: Arctic. Full Board at Mweka Hut Camp Unlike other routes with a nighttime ascent, your hike selection affords you a daytime ascent to Kibo crater.

The going is slow, but with constant encouragement from your climb team, the rim of Kibo is reached before descending a little way into the caldera to Crater Camp.

The afternoon is spent relaxing, and short walks can be taken with one of your guides.

Day 08:KILIMANJARO – MWEKA

After a night in the crater, you now have the shortest final summit bid of any route.

With such a short distance to the summit from the crater (around 1 hour), timing your arrival with the sunrise is much easier and quite spectacular.

The summit of Kilimanjaro is the top of the highest freestanding mountain in the world.

After your summit bid, you then descend for a final night on the mountain at Mweka Camp, passing back through the heat zone.

Endemic proteas, pollinated by Malachite Sunbirds, are plentiful. Overnight at Mweka Camp (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).

Day 09:MWEKA CAMP – ARUSHA Or MOSHI

Mweka Camp to Arusha or Moshi Elevation (ft): 10,000 ft to 5,400 ft

Distance: 10 km.

Hiking Time: 3–4 hours

Habitat: rain forest Half Board.

After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy.

Gaiters and trekking poles will help.

Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).

Kilimanjaro Nature Tours vehicles will be waiting for you at Mweka Gate to drive you back to your hotel in Arusha or Moshi.

9 Days Lemosho Route Cost + Itinerary – Kilimanjaro Climbing
author avatar
Climbing Specialist
Scroll to top