Mt Kilimanjaro Expedition

Lemosho route (south)-8 to 9 days

Lemosho Route Expedition

Our Most Recommended Route on Kilimanjaro. Just Choose Your Dates And Go.

Mt Kilimanjaro
Lemosho route

9 Days

The Lemosho route is considered, to be the most scenic route on Mount Kilimanjaro. It is the newest route and has fewer hikers than many of the other routes.

Less People
Better Acclimatization

Situated on the West side of the mountain, near the Kenyan boarder, the Lemosho route requires a longer journey to reach the gate. It has the unique feature of showing Kilimanjaro from different angles as you make your gradual ascent. This route provides better hiker acclimatization than other routes, due to the gradual terrain and the "hike high, sleep low" route travelled. This provides hikers with a higher rate of success in reaching the summit. This route is the favourite among many guides, and is well worth the extra time and money spent.

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DAY 0: Arrival day at Kilimanjaro International Airport, hotel for the night.

Day 1: Londorrosi gate - Mti Mkubwa (Big tree camp), Elevation: 2385m – 2780m, Distance: 6km, Time: 3-4 hours, Habitat: Rain forest

Day 2: Mti Mkubwa (Big tree camp) - Shira One camp, Elevation: 2780m – 3500m, Distance: 8km, Time: 5-6 hours, Habitat: Moorland.

Day 3: Shira One - Moir hut, Elevation: 3500m - 3900m, Distance: 12km, Time: 5-7 hours, Habitat: Moorland

Day 4: Moir hut - Barranco camp, via Lava tower (4600m), Elevation: 3900 - 3960m, Distance: 7km, Time: 5-7 hours, Habitat: Alpine desert

Day 5: Barranco camp - Karanga camp, Elevation: 3900m -3930m, Distance: 5km, Time: 4-5 hours, Habitat: Alpine desert

Day 6: Karanga - Barafu camp (base camp), Elevation: 3930m - 4600m, Distance: 4km, Time: 3 - 4 hours, Habitat: Alpine desert
Barafu camp is the base camp from which we will hike to the summit. We enjoy an early lunch and dinner, rest and prepare for beginning the summit ascent at midnight, or decide to take an extra acclimatization day.

Day 7/8: Barafu- Uhuru summit and descend to Millenium camp, (or Mweka camp), Elevation: 4600m – 5895m and down to 3790m (or 3100m), Distance: 17km, Time: 14 hours, Habitat: Arctic – back down to Rain Forest
Your guide will wake you at eleven at night for a light breakfast, then begin the assent to the summit. After summitting, we head back down to Barafu camp for Brunch, and then we continue down to Millenium or Mweka camp for the night.

Day 8/9: Millenium or Mweka camp - Mweka gate, Elevation:3100m - 1800m, Distance: 9km,Time: 4 - 6 hours, Habitat: Rain forest
From Millenium camp the trail descends first to the Mweka camp, then through the lush rain forest, with colourful flowers, tuneful bird song, and sightings of Colobus monkeys.
You sign out of the Park, and head to Moshi for lunch, and a well-deserved beer for those who wish. After lunch, we return you to your hotel in Arusha, where you can enjoy a shower and soft mattress.

You can find a detailed itinerary on the Itineraries page.

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Cowichan Bay, BC

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What Our Guests Say

  • Very nice trip with Ari, on recommandation from a friend we went with him for a safari after our climb to Uhuru peak, and it was a pleasure, very nice, very professional, and also very friendly. A safari very close to the animals, where he took time to explain all about everything, and provided all the confort, picking us at the hotel, and even bringing us to the airport in the middle of the night.

    Adrien, France
  • My two friends and I had an incredible time on the safari with our guide ari and our driver (“lion”)!! We would highly recommend this safari. We did a three day safari and three parks and an incredible hotel and food was all included! Our guides were very knowledgeable and helpful and allowed us to have so much fun and adventure along the way. We were able see all the animals we wanted to (rhino!) and it was a wonderful experience out in the parks. Such an incredible and magical place, full of life and wonder. The resort hotel we stayed at was also wonderful and relaxing. Thank you Ari and “Lion”!

  • I was impressed by Aristarick, one of our gides. He was very helpfull, motivating and knows a lot. Thanks to him we made it to the top.

  • We enjoyed amazing safari's in Arusha, Tarangire, Ngorongoro and the Serengeti National Park, thanks to Kilimanjaro Bliss & Ari. Guide & driver Ari was very flexible and accommodating for our family (5people). Every day again, we were amazed by the beauty of the country, the hospitality of the people and the guidance of our guide & driver.

    Marijke, Belgium
  • Ari of Kilimanjaro Bliss was an amazing host. We had signed up to do our climb to the top of Kilimanjaro with Kilimanjaro Bliss and got so much more than we expected...Ari and his crew took great care of us on the seven days that we took to get to the top and back down again. The food was incredibly delicious and the crew were awesome. It was an amazing adventure and we made it back a day early, so we decided to do a safari to Tarangire National Park. We ended our day with a visit to a Masai village. A truly incredible experience with exceptional service by Ari.

    Gabe, Minnesota, USA
  • The most incredible adventure, with the most amazing people! Two women, aged 55 and 59, apprehensive of the gruelling journey, but hoping for bragging rights of reaching the top; we anticipated sacrificing all comfort to get there. Instead, we were blown away with the great lengths the team went through to, not only make us comfortable, but make us feel like royalty. Meals were better than I have had in 5-star restaurants. Although summit day was tough, the journey getting there will be what I remember best. I miss the team already!

    Brenda, Ontario, Canada