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6 days Lemosho Route Overview

This  6 days Lemosho Route kilimanjaro climb has the added benefit of trekking across the Shira Plateau, a World Heritage Site, and trekking 180 degrees around Kilimanjaro.

Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and one of the most famous mountains in the world. It is located in Tanzania, East Africa. 

Kilimanjaro stands at a towering height of 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) above sea level. It is a dormant volcano composed of three distinct volcanic cones: Kibo, Mawenzi.

The Lemosho route is the most dramatic and beautiful route up to Kilimanjaro. It is the most remote and is gaining popularity now that it traverses some of Kilimanjaro’s most striking and least traveled landscapes, including the base of Kibo Peak and dramatic south-facing glaciers.

 This route also allowed plenty of time to acclimatize to the high altitude, and this is key to your safety, comfort, enjoyment, and success while trekking Mount Kilimanjaro. 

The Lemosho route can be climbed for  7 days Lemosho route , or 8 days, depending on your time and budget.

best 6 days Lemosho route kilimanjaro climbing price

The best price for 6 days of Kilimanjaro hiking via Lemosho route is from $ 1300 to $ 2800 per climber with a successful summit at 5895 meters, depending on luxury services, mid-range services, budget services, and accommodation before and after the tour.

 This 6 days  Lemosho route Kilimanjaro climbing fees and cost enables you to reach the snow-capped rooftop of Kilimanjaro.

6 days lemosho route kilimanjaro climbing 

Best 6 days Lemosho route success rate

 best successful Kilimanjaro summit rate of the 6 days Lemosho route is from 93% to 95% reaching at 5,895-meter Africa’s peak and descending back. 

This higher summit success rate of the 6 days Lemosho route is due to enough acclimatization time that enables climbers adapt to higher altitude increasing the summit success rates. 

The 8 days Kilimanjaro Lemosho route is favorable to solo hikers, group joining hikers, and families with children.

Package Inclusion & Exclusions

Tour Inclusions

  • Guide, Porters
  • Park Fees, Tax
  • Gate transfer
  • Crew wages
  • Environment fees
  • During the climb you will be camping throughout you climb!
  • Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners
  • Drinking water
  • Cook

Tour Exclusions

  • Flights
  • Tipping the crew
  • Visas

6 days Lemosho route kilimanjaro climbing full detailed itinenary

Best full detailed itinerary for the best 6-day Kilimanjaro climbing via Lemosho route: 

Day 1: Londorossi Gate (7,800 ft) to Forest Camp (9,500ft) | 3-4 hours | 6 km; 

Day 2: Forest Camp (9,500 ft) to Shira Camp 1 (11,500 ft) | 5-6 hours | 8 km; 

Day 3: Shira Camp 1 (11,500 ft) to Moir Camp (13,800 ft) | 5-7 hours | 14 km; 

Day 4: Moir Camp (13,800 ft) to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp (13,000 ft) | 4-6 hours | 7 km; Day 5: Barranco Camp (13,000 ft) to Karanga Camp (13,100 ft) | 4-5 hours | 5 km; 

Day 6: Karanga Camp (13,100 ft) to Barafu Camp (15,300 ft) | 4-5 hours | 4 km; 

 Day 1: Londorossi Gate to Forest Camp

Start: Lemosho Gate (2385 m) Finish: Big Tree Camp (2780 m) Walking Time: 2-3 hours The path follows through the forest on a clear path with a moderate incline. You might see monkeys.

 Day 2: Forest Camp to Shira Camp

Start: Big Tree Camp (2780 m) Finish: Shira Camp 2 (3900 m) Walking Time: 7-8hour A long day. The path is up and down until you ascend out of the rainforest section. 

On a sunny day, you should have clear views of the Shira Ridge and the Kibo Summit.

 Day 3: Shira Camp 1 to Shira 2 to Moir Camp

Start: Shira Camp 2 (3900 m) Finish: Barranco Camp (3960 m) Altitude: 740m 680 m Walking Time: 6-7hour This day should help with acclimatization as you will ‘walk high, sleep low’. 

A long trek through the shrubs of the heath and moorland zone to reach the Lava Tower rocks.

 Day 4: Moir Hut to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp

Start: Barranco Camp (3960 m) Finish: Karanga Camp (4035 m) Walking Time: 3-4hour The imposing Barranco Wall lies ahead today, but it is not as bad as it looks. 

It is a steep climb, but the views of Kibo’s southern glacier are breathtaking.

 Day 5: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Start: Karanga Camp (4035 m) Finish: Barafu Camp (4640 m) Walking Time: 3-4hour A relative easy day through a desolate moonscape

 Day 6: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp

Start: Barafu Camp (4640 m) Finish: Uhuru Peak (5895 m) – Mweka Camp (3080 m) Walking Time: 10-14hour Summit day starts off in the dark. 

You will first go to Stella Point on the crater’s rim. Another few hours to reach Uhuru Peak before the early sunrise You will ‘feel’ the altitude. After a few minutes at the summit, the descent is steep and long.

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