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

Take the challenging and less-travelled Lemosho route up to the highest peak in Africa, 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.

Trip Description
Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Lemosho Route
 
Travel Theme
Countries
Cities & Attractions
  • N/A
Flights & Transport
  • Only ground transport

42,855
G Adventures Travel Reviews & Ratings
100% Recommend

4.8 out of 5
Excellent 32,586 Great 10,221 Average 4 Disappointing 1 Terrible 4
Value
4.8 Guide
4.8 Activities
4.8 Lodging
4.8 Transportation
4.8 Meals
4.8
Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Lemosho Route

PA

Recommends

Very professional Group, looked after needs of group December 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Fantastic experience. Very well looked after by our Guides. Knew everybody's strengths and weaknesses. Were a tower of strength on summit night.

Operator G Adventures

M

Recommends

Because the service was world class! June 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Brilliant!

Operator G Adventures

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Recommends

The guides on the mountain were professionals - they kept the spirits high, turned towards our needs with kindness and compassion, they gave useful advice, helped physically and mentally to achieve our goal. The equipment was excellent , the teamwork amazing. January 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
G Adventures was amazing! I would wholeheartedly recommend you guys to all of my friends. I saw many other companies on the mountain, and always felt deeply grateful for our team. They were somehow different in spirit. They were kind and gentle to us when talking, their happiness and enthusiasm was contagious, they were firm and reliable with their tasks. The CEOs showed great empathy and interpersonal skills, I felt totally safe and very often moved by their treat on the trek.
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Operator G Adventures

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Recommends

Experience was very good. September 2015

4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
Overall a very enjoyable experience. The CEOs were very supportive in getting the whole group to the top of Uhuru Peak.

Operator G Adventures

A

Recommends

Hardest trek I have done but also February 2015

4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
Hardest trek I have done but also the most rewarding.

Operator G Adventures

Itinerary

Day 1 Moshi

Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Moshi/Mti Mkubwa Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

Begin the Lemosho trail of Mt Kilimanjaro ending for the day at the Mti Mkubwa Campsite. Included Activities: Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa Camp Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 3 Mti Mkubwa Camp/Shira 1 Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

Climb into the moorland over the Shira ridge and down to the plateau and the Shira 1 Camp. Included Activities: Mti Mkubwa Camp to Shira 1 Camp

Day 4 Shira 1 Camp/Shira 2 Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

Because the hiking time is only about 3 hours today, use the free time to take a number of short acclimatization walks around and above the Shira 2 Camp. This camp is more exposed than the previous night's camp. It may be windier and colder, with temperatures dropping to below freezing. Included Activities: Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp

Day 5 Shira 2 Camp/Barranco Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

Climb through rocky scree to the Lava Tower. Descend into the Great Barranco Valley to acclimatize and camp. Included Activities: Shira 2 Camp to Lava Tower Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

Day 6 Barranco Camp/Karanga Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

Tackle the Great Barranco Wall up into the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley. Included Activities: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Day 7 Karanga Camp/Barafu Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

In preparation for the final ascent the same night, you will familiarize yourself with the terrain before dark, and prepare your equipment and thermal clothing for the summit attempt. Sleep may be difficult, but lie down after dinner to try and rest for the 1295m final ascent. Included Activities: Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Day 8 Barafu Camp/Mweka Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)

This stretch is the longest, and the most mentally and physically challenging of the trek. But the feeling of conquering Kilimanjaro will stay with you forever. Included Activities: Barafu Camp to Stella Point Stella Point to Summit Summit to Mweka Camp

Day 9 Mweka Camp/Moshi (1B, 1L)

Arrive to Moshi in the afternoon. Time to relax, take a shower, and celebrate with a drink. Cheers to climbing Mt Kilimanjaro! Before dinner, you will be welcomed and congratulated on your climb by the mamas of the Moshi Women’s Cooperative, a project supported by G Adventures. They will present you with a gift and a certificate to remember all your efforts on the mountain. Included Activities: Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate Mweka Gate to Mweka Village Moshi Women's Cooperative Visit Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 10 Moshi (1B)

Depart at any time.

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 2,599

Price Per Day:

$ 260 per person
 
USD40, may be included in the international air ticket
Details
Trip Includes
  • G Adventures for Good: Moshi Women's Cooperative Visit
  • Moshi
  • 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
Meals Included: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners
Flights & Transport
Only ground transportPrivate minibus, trekking.Land Transfers & Included Tours/activities: Many of the land transfers and included tours will be by private van, car or taxi, while others may be shared with other travellers depending on availability, nature of the activity and destination. Please note for your own safety it is mandatory to wear your seat belt at all times when in a vehicle.
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Max 12, avg 10

Solo Notes

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Accomodations
Simple hotel (2 nts), full-service alpine camping (7 nts).
The idea of camping in Africa can be a daunting one. For those not accustomed to ‘roughing it’ for a few days we offer a full camping service. All tents are pitched for you, meals are prepared and served and the washing up is done by G Adventures staff. This leaves you with more time to enjoy your surroundings and is ideal for first-time campers who may be worried about the challenges such a trip can entail. When camping we are exposed to the elements, and whilst there are times when the weather is fine and temperatures are pleasant, there may be days when it is foggy, rainy and cool. In certain locations there may also be a number of bugs. These factors, however, should be seen as minor downsides to a camping experience which will allow you to get up close to the beautiful nature that Africa has to offer. All camping equipment (with the exception of your sleeping bag and pillow) is supplied. We supply canvas dome tents with built-in mesh insect nets on the doors and windows. Mattresses are also available, which are approximately 4cm thick, warm and comfortable. While on the mountain (7 nights), we provide full-service alpine camping at designated communal campsites. Your porters will be carrying your tents, which they will pitch for you at these sites. The campsites are fairly basic, and exposed to the elements. They will not have electricity, nor shower facilities, and toilet facilities are basic long drop latrines, which could become dirty at times (especially when it is raining), as many other hikers sharing the same facilities. Your crew will prepare basins of warm water for washing daily. All camping equipment (with the exception of your sleeping bag and pillow) is supplied. All meals on the mountain will be prepared for you by your group's cook. The tents are two-person dome tents which are assembled by the porters. All tents have built-in insect nets. Mattresses are also provided, which are warm and comfortable. Drinking water: On day 2, you should bring bottled water from the hotel for your first day's hike. Beyond that, purified (filtered) mountain water will be provided for you for the duration of the hike. Barafu Camp: The night before your summit attempt, on Day 5, you will be staying at a high altitude camp where there is no water facilities. You porters will carry water up to the camp for cooking, bathing, and drinking. This trek is not for the faint of heart, and the camp sites on Mt. Kilimanjaro are basic. However, many come out of their camping experience on the world’s largest free-standing mountain not only gratified, but ultimately rejuvenated by such an experience of a lifetime. Please note, if you need to alter the itinerary for any reason (e.g. travel delay or illness or in the event of having to descend from your climb early due to altitude sickness, injury or exhaustion), any unscheduled meals or nights spent in a location other than the tour itinerary will be at your own expense. The start/end hotel has a number of services and facilities available as follows; Internet, laundry, gear hire, luggage storage, telephone services, TV lounge, swimming pool, outdoor dining area and a shuttle service to/from Moshi as the hotel is located just a few kilometres from the centre of town.
Start City
Moshi
End City
Moshi
Guides Certified mountain guide, local representative, cook, porters.

Age Notes

Min. Age: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Additional Information:

Important Notes

Once the park fees are paid Kilimanjaro International Park is not able to provide refunds for any unused days. Please note: passengers should be aware that, for any reason, they are unable to make the trek to the summit, then any additional cost will be at their own expense. LUGGAGE COMPLICATIONS FLYING INTO KILIMANJARO: It occasionally happens that luggage on international flights into Kilimanjaro does not arrive. Please be aware that this may happen, especially if you have a tight connection, are flying with different airlines with a connection, have a last minute flight change or re-route, or fly from or connect through another African centre. Please be prepared and keep all important documentation and valuables on your person. As well we recommend a change of clothes in your hand luggage. If unfortunately this does happen, and your luggage does not arrive, you should be entitled to a limited initial compensation from your airline. In Kilimanjaro, the arrival of lost luggage normally takes between 48 and 72 hours after the initial plane’s arrival. The airlines technically should be responsible to forward your luggage to you, to your hotel or elsewhere in Tanzania. You may find that you will be needed to start your trek and you still have not received your luggage. Considering that the customer service standards in Tanzania are different from home, and that we find that the airlines are not always pro-active in helping luggage in its care be reunited with its owner, it is recommended that you purchase or hire locally the needed items, and speak to your G Adventures representative at your hotel to persist with your airline to retrieve your luggage. Once your luggage is retrieved, it should be able to be forwarded to you – depending where you are. Please note that any costs that you may incur for luggage retrieval or sending luggage are not the responsibility of G Adventures, though we will always strive to assist you in any way possible. You should always keep all receipts and documentation, and contact your airline or insurance provider for reimbursement. YELLOW FEVER It may be required to show a Yellow Fever certificate upon entering the country visited. Please check in with your local health expert for advice on Yellow Fever and other inoculations required for this area.

Meals

This includes all meals while trekking on the mountain, along with breakfast back in Moshi on final day after your hike. All meals you have during your trip will be prepared from fresh local produce. Shopping for food will be done before the trip departs. Breakfasts and dinners will be served at camp, while lunches will tend to be packed to have en route while trekking. All evening meals will be hot and will consist of a variety of continental and local dishes. We believe that providing more than enough food while on such a trek is of the utmost importance, and as such you can be ensured that your cook and crew will provide enough quality food for you. Vegetarian meals and other dietary requirements need to be specified prior to arrival. Please note: bottled water (both before and after the trek) is at your own expense, however, during the Kilimanjaro trek you will be provided with drinking water. This water is collected from fresh mountain streams and then purified with tablets by your guides who will replenish your empty bottles/thermos flasks on a daily basis. For peace of mind, you are welcome to add your own chlorine or iodine tablets instead, if you are uncomfortable drinking the water provided.

Dossier Disclaimer

The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

Physical Requirements Our small group adventures bring together people of all ages. It is very important you are aware that, as a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility' is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own luggage at a minimum. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. This is to ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to comfortably complete their chosen trip. While our CEOs work hard to ensure that all our travellers are catered for equally, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day's activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information. The medical questionnaire can be found online at: www.gadventures.com/medical-form.
Rules & Other Requirements Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

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