9 Days Lemosho Route

The Lemosho route is one of the newer routes on Mount Kilimanjaro. The route begins in the west and rather than simply intersecting Shira Plateau (like Machame), Lemosho crosses it from Shira Ridge to Shira Camp. Climbers encounter low traffic until the route joins the Machame route. Afterwards, Lemosho follows the same route through Lava Tower, Barranco and Barafu, known as the southern circuit.

Day 1: Arusha

Accommodation: Arusha Hotel

Arrival and relaxation at your Arusha Hotel in preparation for the big climb. Bed and Breakfast.

Day 2: Londorrossi Gate/ Lemosho Head Trail - Big Tree Camp

Accommodation: Big Tree Camp

Walking distance: 6 km/3.7 miles
Walking time: 2-3 hours
Altitude gain: 550 m/1795 ft

Day 3: Big Tree Camp - Shira 1

Accommodation: Shira 1

Walking distance: 8 km/5 mile
Walking time: 4-5 hours
Altitude gain: 830 m/2725 ft

DAY 4: Shira 1 - Shira Huts.

Accommodation: Shira Huts

Walking distance: 11 km/6.8 miles
Walking time: 6-8 hours
Altitude gain: 370 m/1210 ft

DAY 5: Shira Huts - Via Lava Tower - Barranco Huts.

Accommodation: Barranco Huts

Walking distance: 9 km/5.6 miles
Walking time: 6-8 hours
Altitude gain: 135 m/440 ft (790 m/2590 ft to Lava Tower)

DAY 6: Barranco Huts - Karanga Camp.

Accommodation: Karanga Camp

Walking distance: 5.5 km/3.5 miles
Walking time: 4-5 hours
Altitude gain: 55 m/185 ft

DAY 7: Karanga Camp - Barafu Hut.

Accommodation: Barafu Hut

Walking distance: 3.5 km/ 2.2 miles
Walking time: 4-5 hours
Altitude gain: 640 m/2105 ft

DAY 8: Summit Attemp Via Stella Poimt - UHURU PEAK - Descend to Millenium Camp/ Mweka Hut.

Accommodation: Mweka Hut

Walking distance: 5 km/3 miles ascent + 10 km/6.2 miles descent
Walking time: 5-6 hrs + 1-2 hours up, 5-6 hours down (the overall walking time may vary from 10 - 16 hours)
Altitude gain: 1072 m/ 3511 ft (Stella Point) or 1215 m/3980 ft (Uhuru Peak)
Descent: 2075 m/6810 ft

DAY 9: Millenium Camp - Lemosho Gate – Arusha.

Accommodation: --

Walking distance: 20 km/12.5 miles
Walking time: 5 hours
Descent: 1990 m/6530 ft