9 Days/ 8 Nights

Mt Kilimanjaro Climbing

Budget Safari

The Lemosho route is one of the newer routes on the mountain, and a superb choice for your climb.

It is our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low traffic, beautiful scenery, and a high summit success rate.

The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the rainforest to Shira Ridge.

Unlike the popular Machame route, which simply intersects the Shira Plateau, the Lemosho route crosses the entirety of the plain from west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike. An added bonus is that climbers will encounter low traffic until the route joins the Machame route. Afterward, Lemosho follows the same route through Lava Tower, Barranco, and Barafu, known as the southern circuit. The descent is made via the Mweka route.

The minimum number of days required for this route is six days, although eight days is best.

Lemosho is considered the most scenic route on Kilimanjaro and grants panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. Thus, Lemosho is highly recommended.

Travel to Arusha aboard morning shuttle bus –via Namanga border for immigration into Arusha for overnight at the hotel booked on bed and breakfast.

Walking distance: 6 km/3.7 miles

Walking time: 2-3 hours

Altitude gain: 550 m/1795 ft

Walking distance: 8 km/5 miles

Walking time: 4-5 hours

Altitude gain: 830 m/2725 ft

Walking distance: 11 km/6.8 miles

Walking time: 6-8 hours

Altitude gain: 370 m/1210 ft

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)

Walking distance: 5.5 km/3.5 miles

Walking time: 4-5 hours

Altitude gain: 55 m/185 ft

Walking distance: 3.5 km/ 2.2 miles

Walking time: 4-5 hours

Altitude gain: 640 m/2105 ft

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

Walking distance: 20 km/12.5 miles

Walking time: 5 hours

Descent: 1990 m/6530 ft


  • Transport to & from the mountain ex Nairobi (Shuttle Bus)
  • Accommodation at Arusha Center Inn Hotel BB
  • Porters, Guide & Cooks Fee
  • Three meals a day whilst on the mountain
  • All hut & camping fees
  • All park entry fees
  • Certificate of achievement


  • Tipping to the guide & porters, cooks
  • Personal climbing gear – clothing’s & rucksack
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Beverages & mineral water
  • Items of personal nature.
  • Visa
  1. A Rack sack For Your Equipments – To Be Carried By Porters
  2. Sleeping Bag [Mountain Type],
  3. Hiking, or Climbing Boots, Camp Shoes, Trainers Not Sandals
  4. Socks. 2 Thin Polypro Type For Quick Drying, 4 Thick Wind Pants, Wind shirts
  5. High Gaiters, Warm Pants [Fleece], Jacket Or Pullover, 1 Rain Parka
  6. 2 Underwears,1 Hiking Shirt, Long Sleeve, 1 Bandanna
  7. 1 Warm Hat, 1 Hiking Shorts, Pants, Balaclava, Fleece Neck Warmer
  8. Headlamp, Bulb, Batteries, First Aid Kit, Pocketknife, Sunglasses, Snow
  9. Goggles, Water Purification Tablets
  10. Toiletry Item, Plus Sunblock, Lipsalve, And Moisturizer
  11. Walking Stick