The Lemosho Route is considered the most scenic trail on Kilimanjaro, granting panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. It is our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low crowds, beautiful scenery, and a high summit success rate. Samora Explorers specializes in guiding the Lemosho Route. Most of our clients climb Kilimanjaro using this route and they consistently report that they loved it. Thus, Lemosho is highly recommended.

The Route

Start & EndDay 1-6


Day 1

Lemosho Gate (Mt. Kilimanjaro)

Day 2

Shira 2 Camp

Day 3
Barranco Camp
Day 4

Karanga Camp

Day 5
Barafu Camp
Day 6

Uhuru Peak Then Millennium Camp

Day 7
Mweka Gate (Mt. Kilimanjaro)


Tour Features

  • Shared tourYou will join a group of other travelers. Max 10 people per group
  • Can not be customizedThe accommodations and destinations of this tour cannot be changed
  • Budget tourThis budget tour includes mountain huts or camping
  • Can start any dayIf availability permits, this tour can start on any day

Mt. Kilimanjaro Trekking Guide

  • Kilimanjaro Packing List
  • What to Expect on a Trekking
  • Booking Terms and Conditions

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Day 1

Arusha - Lemosho Glades (2385m) to Big Tree Camp (2780m)

You will be picked up at your hotel at around 7:00 am and transferred to the Lemosho gate, located on the western side of Kilimanjaro. After the registration process, we will start our climb steadily through the forests of the Lemosho glades to reach the Big Tree Camp where we will spend the night.

Distance covered: 7km / 4.3 miles

Approximate time taken: 4 hours.

Meals : (Lunch & Dinner) Included

Accommodation: Mti Mkubwa Camp

Day 2

Big Tree Camp (2780m) to Shira 2 Camp (3900m)

Today you will cover a lot of ground as you trek across a plateau of grassy moorland and heather scattered with volcanic rock formations. We will trek through Shira 1 Camp from where there are often views of Kibo peak floating on the clouds as we head toward our destination which is Shira 2. Read More

Distance covered: 16.5km / 10.3 miles
Approximately time taken: 9 – 11 hours.

Meals : (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) Included

Accommodation: Shira 2 Camp

Day 3

Shira 2 Camp (3900m) to Barranco Camp (3960m)

Your trek starts with an ascent with far-reaching panoramic views, walking into the climatic zone of the upland desert and on the lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach. You will reach the distinct pinnacle of the Lava Tower (4640 m), our high point for the day and a great place to enjoy your lunch. Read More

Distance covered: 10km / 6.2 miles
Approximate time taken: 7 hours.

Meals : (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) Included

Accommodation: Barranco Camp

Day 4

Barranco Camp (3960m) to Karanga Camp (3963m)

Our day starts by descending into the start of the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We'll then exit steeply, up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It’s a climb over rock, not technical but long and tiring. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we'll head toward the Karanga Valley. Read More

Distance covered: 5.5km / 3.4 miles
Approximate time taken: 5 hours.

Meals : (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) Included

Accommodation: Karanga Camp

Day 5

Karanga Camp (3963m) to Barafu Camp (4640m)

After a good night’s rest and breakfast, we'll set off on our walk to Barafu Camp at 4640m. The climb will take us across desolate scree slopes with no vegetation around us at all. It’s a tough steep walk made more difficult by the altitude. On arriving at camp, we'll eat and spend the afternoon resting as we prepare for a long night and day ahead. Read More

Distance covered: 3km / 1.9 miles
Approximate time taken: 3 hours.

Meals : (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) Included

Accommodation: Barafu Camp

Day 6

Barafu Camp (4640m) to Uhuru Peak (5895m) & down to Millennium Camp (3790m)

We start off at around midnight and walk steeply upwards to the summit glaciers. We will climb the scree for 4 to 5 hours but gain incredible height over a short distance. The views are spectacular. We should be on the crater rim at Stella Point (5739m) as the first rays of the sun hit us. Spectacular ice cliffs within the crater surround us Read More

Distance covered: 13.4km / 8.3mi

Approx. time took: 12 – 15 hours.

Meals : (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) Included

Accommodation: Millennium Camp

Day 7

Trek Millennium Camp (3790m) to Mweka Gate (1630m) - Arusha

A gentle trek takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates, which you can hang up with pride! We are then met by our vehicles and return to the hotel in Arusha, where you can treat yourself to a welcome hot shower.

Distance covered: 12.1km / 7.5mi

Approx. time took: 6 hours.

Meals : (Breakfast, & Lunch ) Included

Accommodation: No accommodation

Start datesJan 1 – Dec 31, 2023Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2024
Single Person (1 tent)$2,195$2,195
2+ people (sharing tents)$2,002$2,002

What is Included / Excluded in the Price


  • Park entry fees
  • Professional and Friendly Mountain Guide
  • Assistant Mountain Guide
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • All Taxes | VAT
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Camping equipment
  • Sleeping Mats
  • Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees
  • Professional Cook and Porters
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew
  • Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek
  • Hot water for washing
  • Emergency first-aid kit
  • Mountain tents


  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Visa fees
  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Optional activities
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Domestic Flights
  • Sleeping bag
  • Personal trekking gears

Mt. Kilimanjaro Trekking Guide

  • Kilimanjaro Packing List
  • What to Expect on a Trekking
  • Booking Terms and Conditions

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