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This route is the least frequently used and also the longest route to the summit. After beautiful forests and moorlands it crosses the Shira Plateau to meet up with the Machame Route. The south circuit is then followed, offering superb views of the southern ice fields, past the Barranco Huts then onto Barafu and finally the summit. Descent is via the Mweka Route.

Lemosho Route 8 Days price

Accommodation is in tents which the porters will pitch for you. You will need a sleeping bag, warm clothes and walking poles. This is a steep, tough trek within the limits of a fit individual used to walking in mountain areas. The route can also be used to get onto the Western Breach for those who want to challenge themselves with an ‘extreme’ adventure. You are accompanied by an armed ranger on the first day, as the forests around the Lemosho Glades are rich in buffalo, elephant and other big game animals.

When climbing this route, the terrain passes from a tropical to an arctic climate in just a few days. The encircling rain forest ensures the fertility of the lower lying farms and is rich in birdlife. Above the rain forest lie the alpine meadows and beautiful moorland, offering many splendid views. Exotic plants such as giant lobelia and the fork-like groundsel can be seen. The latter blooming once every 50 – 70 years. After you leave the alpine meadows we enter the alpine desert and finally the snows of Kilimanjaro and the summit itself.

Valid until December 31st 2015 – (prices are in US$)

Trip Styles
Number of people
3 or more

On climbs and treks in Africa, it is customary to pay tips to your climbing support crew. To eliminate any confusion around paying tips, please use the suggested amounts below. Please bring money for tips in small denominations in USD (i.e. $5 and $10 notes). We give you envelopes with the crew names and the tips are handed to your support crew directly at the end of the climb. We find this to be the fairest and most transparent method.

Trip Styles
Number of people
Basic (Tips Per person)
Standard (Tips Per person)
Deluxe (Tips Per person)
10 or more
Lemosho Route 8 Days Price includes:
  • National Park gate fees
  • Return airport transfers plus transport from hotel to the mountain
  • One arrival and one departure night accommodation in a hotel
  • All overnight mountain fees
  • Certified, experienced, English-speaking guides for all routes
  • Salaries for all crew members
  • Rescue fees (as required by national park)
  • All meals on the mountain
  • Tents, foam sleeping pads, cooking equipment, and eating utensils
  • Pulse oximeter checks
  • Additional items dependent on style of travel selected. Please refer to ‘Styles’ on the website.
Lemosho Route 8 Days price does not include:
  • Tips for guides and porters (please see recommendations)
  • Sleeping bags and personal items
  • Personal expenses (visas, yellow fever certificate, airport taxes, Internet, etc.)