The Lemosho route is considered the most scenic trail on Kilimanjaro, granting panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. As one of the newer routes, Lemosho is a superb choice for your climb. It is our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low crowds, beautiful scenery, and a high summit success rate. Tanzania Private Select Safaris specialize in guiding the Lemosho route. Most of our clients climb Kilimanjaro using this route and they consistently report that they loved it. We therefore highly recommended the Lemosho route. The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, beginning with a long drive from Arusha to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the rain forest and more Moorland ridge landscape and Shira Ridge. The Lemosho route crosses the entire Shira Plateau from west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike. Crowds are low until the route joins the Machame route near Lava Tower. Then the route traverses underneath Kilimanjaro’s Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. The descent is made via the Mweka route. Tanzania Private Select Safaris offer Lemosho as a seven-day group climb or as a seven to eight-day private climb. The seven-day variation combines days five and six, going from Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp without staying at Karanga. A nine-day variation that includes an overnight at Crater Camp is available as a private climb by special request.
- Price for 1+3 pax US$ 2,495 per single occupancy all-inclusive in groups
- Price 4+8 Pax US$ 2,255 per single occupancy all-inclusive in groups
- Kilimanjaro International Airport;
Pick-up and drop-off at
Transfer to the trailhead -entry gate to Kilimanjaro National Park;
at the exit from Kilimanjaro National Park and transfer to the hotel;
All park fees are collected by the Kilimanjaro National Park (conservation fees, camping fees, crew fees, vehicle fees, rescue fees, and all other fees collected by the Tanzania National Parks Authority).
One night at 4* hotel ( SG Premier Resort or New Safaris Hotel) before the expedition and one night after; The hotels have everything for your comfortable stay – caring staff, nice rooms, reliable Wi-Fi, a restaurant, and a swimming pool);
Tented accommodation on Mount Kilimanjaro.
- Please note: All accommodation is on sharing basis (i.e. you will be sharing with your travel companion a twin/double room in the hotel and a tent during the hike. If you travel alone, we will match you with a same-sex adventurer).
Breakfast in the hotel before and after the hike;
All meals on the hike. Our Kilimanjaro diet includes energy-rich and highly nutritious meals prepared by our professional high-altitude cooks. A typical diet on Kilimanjaro includes different soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables; vegetarian/gluten-free/halal options are available at no extra cost;
All drinks on the hike (coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and water).
Hiking and equipment, safety is our priority
4-inch (10-cm) thick and comfortable sleeping mats;
All group equipment (spacious and comfortable dining tent, camping table and chairs, crockery, and cutlery);
The Helicopter rescue is free ( book with us so we can give you the helicopter pick-up point).
Oxygen cylinders and oximeters;
Complete medical kits.
Expedition Afriedly of Stuff
Professional guides, licensed by Kilimanjaro National Park.
All our guides are holders of Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness First Aid certifications.
All our guides have 11 years of successful mountaineering experience;
Dedicated support crew (assistant guides, camp master, porters, cooks, etc.).
Local airfares, International airfares, and departure taxes.
International Travel Insurance
Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival.
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Lunch and dinner at the hotel (before and after the ascent);
Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
Meals not listed above on those arrival and departures days
Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc.)
Tips for guides 100$ cooks 85$ and porters 50$ per entire trip,