Kilimanjaro Climb Machame_Umbwe


Kilimanjaro Lemosho route

LEMOSHO - Moderate

An 8 day ascent to the roof of Africa. Starting at Lemosho on the Western side and traversing across the most spectacular parts of the mountain. The expedition is fully supported with spacious guest tents, mattress and pillow as well as a mess tent with lightweight tables and chairs and all cutlery. Our trips also include a toilet tent in camp and most importantly knowledgable professional guides that go through bi-annual training. Our logistics team at our base monitors your trip from start to finish.


Afromontane forest, Shira plateau, glacial valleys and alpine desert, views of Mawenzi, ascent of Kibo and possible views of Kibo caldera and ash pit. Glaciers and the roof of Africa!


1 ARRIVAL - ARUSHA On arrival you are met and transfer to the lodge. There is a briefing with the climbs manager and head guide. Overnight Lodge (half board).

From Arusha we set out in vehicles to the starting point of the Lemosho trail. Here you meet the rest of your crew and set of at a leisurely pace into afromontane forest. Lunch is taken on trail and camp is reached mid afternoon. Overnight Forest Camp (full board).

1 From the forested slopes of Lemosho you ascend through Podocarpus and Juniper forest and break out of the forest on to the heath zone and the Shira Plateau. Lunch is taken on trail and you arrive in camp mid afternoon. Overnight Shira 1 Camp (full board).

Crossing the Shira plateau can be one of the most scenic parts of the trip and this morning we hike for around 34 hours to the lunch point. After lunch we ascend to Moir camp, arriving in the mid afternoon. For those with the energy a hike in the late afternoon is possible. dinner & overnight Moir Camp (full board).

From Moir we traverse across the slopes of Kibo. Here relatively little flora or fauna can survive the extreme temperature ranges and conditions that typify this zone. Lunch is normally taken close to Lava Tower and for those that feel very strong there is an optional ascent of Lava Tower before descending down to Barranco camp in the afternoon. Dinner & overnight Barranco camp (fb).

An early start is recommended to hike the Barranco wall. After about 2 hours you reach the top and then hike over glacaial valleys to Karanga camp. Sunsets here are particulary spectacular with views of the southern glacial valleys and ice fields towering 1000 meters (over 3000 feet) above you. Overnight Karanga Camp (full board).

Today is another half day ascending to Barafu camp. Once again lunch is taken in camp allowing plenty of time to relax before the summit bid. Desolate alpine desert and at times strong winds rip over this camp and yet in the evening slendid views of Mawenzi volcano are the norm. Overnight Barafu Camp (full board).

Most people depart just before midnight for the final summit bid. Patience and persistence is the name of game to reach the summit and by dawn as the first rays of light start to appear, most arrive near the rim. Ascending via Stella Point affords a realtively short final section to Uhuru peak, the Roof of Africa! What goes up must come down and your goal today is to reach Mweka camp. Overnight Mweka Camp (full board).

After breakfast you decend once again through montane forest and around mid day after saying farewell to your crew, you are picked up and transfer back to your lodge for a well deserved shower! Dinner & overnight Lodge (full board).
10 DEPARTURE An airport transfer is included to connect you with international flights.

$3,790 USD per person
Single Supplement $115


Trained Kilimanjaro guides (1: 2 ratio)
Camp crew, cook, a great team of porters
Airport transfers (Kilimanjaro or Arusha Airport to Lodge x 2)
All relevant Park fees & rescue fees
Emergency medical evacuation
Supplemental oxygen & pulse oximeters
All accommodation and meals as described in the itinerary
Sleeping tent with mattress, mess tent, stools, toilet tent
Drinks on the hike (potable water, tea, coffee & hot chocolate)


Tips (recommended $200 per person)
Sleeping bags (available at $30 per trip)
International flights
Entry visas
Items of a personal nature
Alterations to this itinerary (i.e. if different accommodations and services are provided then the price will most likely vary up or down)
Airport departure taxes (unless stated)
Beverages in hotels (except those in your personal safari vehicle)
Hospital bills and international evacuation in the event of an emergency