This route is most preferred due to its beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate. It starts from west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Landorosi Gate.  Lemosho route is a long route because it takes 7 or 8 days to complete, but 8 days is preferable for better acclimatization and summit success. The route join the Machame route at Shira camp and then follows the same route through the southern circuit and descending at Mweka Gate.


Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania

Meal: dinner and breakfast included

Pickup at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your hotel in Moshi town, afterward your guide will come to brief you about the trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. Then overnight and dinner in the hotel.

 Day 2: Lemosho Glades (2385 m) to Mti Mkubwa Camp (2980 m)

Approx. hiking time: 4 hours

Distance covered: 7 km

Habitat: Montane Forest

Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Your day starts early with a breakfast from the hotel, followed by a 2-hour drive from the hotel (910m) to Londorossi Park Gate (2100m). The guides and porters prepare and pack the supplies and your equipment at the park’s gate and registration. You will start trekking through the rainforest until completes this day by entering to our first camp where your tent is setup with your personal belongings inside. Overnight at Mti Mkubwa Camp(2980 m).

 Day 3:  Mti Mkubwa Camp (2810m) – Shira II Camp (3900m)

Approx. hiking time: 7 hours

Distance covered: 12 km

Habitat: Heath and Moorland

Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Today is a long day because we will skip Shira I Camp and going directly to Shira II Camp. Around 7:00 am you will start to hike from Mti Mkubwa to the second camp through heath and Moorland zone, following the Shira ridge we enter vast high altitude desert plateau where we get the first clear view of Mount Kilimanjaro. Overnight at Shira II Camp (3900 m).

 Day 4: Shira II Camp (3900m) to Barranco Camp (3900 m)

Approx. hiking time: 6 hours

Distance covered: 10 km

Habitat: alpine desert

Meal: breakfast and lunch included

The moorlands soon come to an end. The trek will take us into alpine desert up to lava tower (4600 m) before descending to Baranco Camp (3900 m). This descent to Barranco Camp takes about 3 hours and offers great opportunities to take some beautiful photos of the Western Breach and Barranco wall. The campsite is situated in a valley below the Barranco wall which should provide you a memorable sunset while waiting for dinner and overnight at Barranco Camp (3900 m)

Day 5: Barranco Camp(3900 m) to Karanga Camp (4000 m)

Approx. hiking time: 4 hours

Distance covered: 6 km

Habitat: alpine desert

Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner included

This is another favorite day whereby after breakfast you will leave the campsite, walk up the Baranco wall (4200 m) that ends up at the fort of the Hein glacier. It will take you 4 hours to reach at Karanga Camp (4000 m).

 Day 6: Karanga Camp (4000 m) to Barafu Camp (4640m)

Approx. hiking time: 3 hours

Distance covered: 4 km

Habitat: alpine desert

Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner included

After breakfast you will start hiking to Barafu Camp (4640 m) on the way you will have a good views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. After arriving at the campsite we have lunch and a long rest waiting for long-night and day ahead. Dinner will be early and then try to get some sleep as we will be getting up around midnight to start climbing to the summit.

Day 7: Barafu Camp (4640 m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) then down to Mweka Camp (3100 m)

Approx. hiking time: 14 hours

Distance covered: 21 km

Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner included

We will wake up very early, at around 00:00, some light tea with cookies will be ready for you. We will climb scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance. The view is spectacular. We should be on the crater rim at Stella point (5756 m) as the first rays of the sun hit us. Then it will take us 1 hour form Stella point to Uhuru peak (5895 m) were you take some photos for a few minutes before we start descending to Barafu Camp for lunch and some rest, and then walk down to to Mweka Camp (3100 m) for dinner and overnight.

Day 8: Mweka Camp (3100m) to Mweka Gate (1630m)

Approx. hiking time: 3 hours

Distance covered: 10 km

Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Walk down the Mweka montane forest to Mweka Gate for 3 hours, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates, which you can hang up with pride. The vehicle will be ready to drive you back to the hotel for warm shower at Moshi. It’s definitely time to celebrate!

Day 9: Departure / other destination in Tanzania

Later in the evening or the next day you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport to board your home bound flight. Also Habari Adventure can organize an affordable safari trip to one of the best wildlife parks in Tanzania such as Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater or Serengeti National Park.



Prices (quoted in USD/per person)





1 person


$ 2000/person

2-4 people


$ 1,950/person

5-9 people


$ 1,900/person

10 + people


$ 1,850/person

 Included in the price:

  • Two nights hotel
  • Private transport to / from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your hotel in Moshi
  • Qualified guides with mountain crew
  • National park fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees and services
  • All camping accommodations
  • Mountain tents
  • Transport
  • Rescue fees
  • All needs on the mountain (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Guides and porters accommodations and their entry fees on the mountain
  • Pulse oximeter
  • First aid kit
  • Emergence oxygen
  • Sleeping bag and sleeping mats
  • Katady filtered water through the trek
  • Fair wages to guides and porters as approved by Kilimanjaro National Park authority

Not included

  • Flights
  • Visa
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Items of personal nature