Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Lemosho Route

Active, Moshi to Moshi

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Take the challenging and less-travelled Lemosho route, considered by many to be the most beautiful path up the western breach of the mountain, to the Shira Plateau. This adventure starts off with a few long days as you gain altitude, and has several days built in to help you acclimatize, improving your chances of making the summit. Enjoy the climb through magnificent forests and moorland, and emerge into high-alpine deserts as you enjoy spectacular views along the way to the summit.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Moshi Women's Cooperative Visit, Moshi Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • 8-day guided group trek up Mt Kilimanjaro's Lemosho Route with local guides, cooks and porters
  • Additional "acclimatization day" during ascent
  • All permits and fees
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


  • Marvel at the stunning scenery from africa's highest mountain
  • Camp along the trail
  • Summit to uhuru peak at sunrise.


Moshi Arrive at any time.
Moshi/Mti Mkubwa Camp Begin the Lemosho trail of Mt Kilimanjaro ending for the day at the Mti Mkubwa Campsite.
Mti Mkubwa Camp/Shira 1 Camp Climb into the moorland over the Shira ridge and down to the plateau and the Shira 1 Camp.
Shira 1 Camp/Shira 2 Camp Travel across the Shira plateau, with time for short acclimatization walks.
Shira 2 Camp/Barranco Camp Climb through rocky scree to the Lava Tower. Descend into the Great Barranco Valley to acclimatize and camp.
Barranco Camp/Karanga Camp Tackle the Great Barranco Wall up into the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley.
Karanga Camp/Barafu Camp Trek through the alpine desert up to Barafu Camp. Prepare for the midnight start of the summit attempt.
Barafu Camp/Mweka Camp At midnight, begin the summit trek. Conquer the rim of the main crater, then cross the scree and snow to Uhuru Peak. Descend to Mweka Camp.
Mweka Camp/Moshi Continue descent through the forested, lower slopes to Moshi. Meet the mamas of the Moshi Women’s Cooperative, a G supported project, for a climbing ceremony.
Moshi Depart at any time.