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7 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing on Lemosho Route

Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Kilimanjaro climbing on Lemosho route 7 days itinerary offers a thrilling and memorable journey to the roof of Africa. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into every aspect of this incredible experience, ensuring you’re fully prepared for this awe-inspiring trek.

7 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing on Lemosho Route


Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world, beckons adventurers from across the globe. The Lemosho route, renowned for its scenic beauty and gradual acclimatization, is one of the best ways to conquer this towering giant. Our expert insights will help you make the most of your 7-day Kilimanjaro expedition.

Planning Your Kilimanjaro Adventure

The Perfect Timing

Choosing the right time to embark on your Kilimanjaro expedition is crucial. To make the most of your journey, consider scheduling your climb during the dry season, from June to October or from December to February.

Packing Essentials

A successful climb begins with packing the right gear. From proper clothing to essential equipment, ensure you’re well-prepared for the ever-changing mountain weather.

Acclimatization Matters

Kilimanjaro is a high-altitude trek, and acclimatization is key to your success. Our 7-day itinerary allows for gradual altitude gain, reducing the risk of altitude sickness.

The Lemosho Route – A Scenic Marvel

Day 1: Arrival in Moshi

Your Kilimanjaro adventure begins with your arrival in Moshi, a bustling town in Tanzania. You’ll be transferred to your hotel, where you can rest and prepare for the climb. It’s essential to spend this time acclimatizing to the altitude.

Day 2: Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa

Your journey begins at Londorossi Gate, where you’ll complete park formalities and meet your guides and porters. The trail takes you through lush rainforests, and you’ll camp at Mti Mkubwa.

Day 3: Mti Mkubwa to Shira 2 Camp

The trail ascends through the rainforest and into the heather and moorland zone. Hiking through the Shira Plateau, you’ll experience the stark beauty of the alpine desert. The Shira 2 Campsite offers panoramic views of the Kibo summit.

Day 4: Shira 2 Camp to Barranco Camp

As you trek towards Barranco Camp, you’ll traverse through the famous Lava Tower. The Barranco Valley is known for its unique flora and challenging Barranco Wall.

Day 5: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

The trail leads you to Karanga Camp, situated on a moraine ridge. This is a shorter hiking day, allowing for acclimatization and rest.

Day 6: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Hiking to Barafu Camp, you’ll be above the clouds and close to the summit. Rest, hydrate, and prepare for the final ascent.

Day 7: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Peak and Mweka Camp

This is the day you conquer the summit! Starting at midnight, you’ll hike to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa. Descend to Mweka Camp for a well-deserved rest.

Day 8: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate

The final day of your adventure sees you trekking through the lush Mweka rainforest. The descend is filled with relief and awe at your incredible accomplishment. Upon reaching Mweka Gate, you’ll receive your summit certificates and be transferred back to Hotel in Moshi.

Day 9: Departure – Kilimanjaro International Airport

After a good night’s rest at your hotel, you will take breakfast ready for the scheduled check-out by 10.00hrs.(If you wish to remain in the hotel during the day, please advise us of this when you book your trip and we will inform you of the cost for a ‘day room’ which allows you to stay until 18:00hrs, and then make the booking on your behalf.)
As the transfer services have been already included in this package, you will be collected from your hotel and dropped off at the airport.

When planning your Kilimanjaro expedition, it is essential to establish a clear budget in advance and take into account additional expenses such as tips for guides and concierge staff.

Safari Nuggets is a reputable local tour operator that helps you plan a safe and successful climb with a successful summit rate of over 95%.

What is the price for Kilimanjaro Climbing on 7 Day Lemosho Route?

Below is a 2024 price list for the Kilimanjaro 7 Day Lemosho route against the group size of climbers. Look for your expected group size and the price, then make a booking for your upcoming adventure with Safari Nuggets.

7 Days Lemosho Route Prices Per Person

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The Trekking Package Price Includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop off – Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) – Moshi
  • 2 Hotel nights accommodation in Moshi (one night before the trek and the night after the trek)
  • All park fees for the national park including taxes
  • All meals and unlimited drinking water while on the mountain
  • Private toilet tent included (1 toilet for every 7 climbers)
  • All salaries for guides, assistant guides, chef, porters
  • Transport to and from the park gate
  • Oxygen for altitude sickness emergencies
  • All camping equipment (tents, tables, chairs, cooking equipment, dining tent, sleeping mattress — but not sleeping bag)

The Trekking Package Price Excludes:

  • Extra JRO airport pickups and drop offs ($40 per car)
  • Sleeping bag – please bring your own or rent one from our equipment rental shop
  • International flights & visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Mountain climb staff tips
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Personal travel and baggage
  • Telephone/internet bill
  • Laundry service
  • Any personal items
  • Activities not mentioned in the program

Note: For private groups with an even number of participants, the price is based on double occupancy in the hotel in Moshi and in the tents on the mountain. Private rooms/tents are available at an added price. For odd numbered participants, the price for one single hotel room and tent is already factored into the quoted price. Our default policy is to divide the entire price evenly. If you prefer, we can calculate a separate price for those with double occupancy and the person with single occupancy.

Booking Your Kilimanjaro Climb

You can book your 2024 Kilimanjaro climb by filling this form and submit your request. Our tour consultant will get back to you shortly with a quote proposal for your climb. Also see what other customers say about Safari Nuggets on TripAdvisor. Read our Kilimanjaro FAQs and Kilimanjaro Packing List.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is climbing Kilimanjaro on the Lemosho route challenging?

A: Kilimanjaro is challenging, but the Lemosho route’s gradual ascent minimizes the difficulty, making it accessible to trekkers with moderate fitness levels.

Q: What should I pack for the climb?

A: Essential items include sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing, a good quality sleeping bag, and trekking poles.

Q: Do I need prior trekking experience?

A: While prior trekking experience is helpful, it’s not mandatory. However, physical fitness is crucial.

Q: What’s the best way to prevent altitude sickness?

A: Gradual ascent, staying hydrated, and listening to your body are the best ways to prevent altitude sickness.

Q: Can I climb Kilimanjaro solo?

A: It’s advisable to join a guided expedition for safety and to enhance your overall experience.

Q: How do I book a Kilimanjaro trek?

A: You can book with us today by filling this booking form. Safari Nuggets is reputable and licensed tour operator with experience in organizing Kilimanjaro climbs. Read TripAdvisor reviews on what other people say about Safari Nuggets.

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