Lemosho Crater and Summit
The Lemosho Crater and Summit Route is truly picturesque and unspoilt with the possibility of sighting wild game along the forest section. This route is a superior option for trekker’s seeking a quiet route away from the crowds for the first two days trekking. Thereafter, the route is precisely the same as the Machame Route. Read the full itinerary here or add this item to your cart to book.
The Lemosho Route is truly picturesque and unspoilt with the possibility of sighting wild game along the forest section. This route is a superior option for trekkers seeking a quiet route away from the crowds for the first two days trekking.
The Lemosho Crater and Summit route takes us from the West across Shira Plateau to the rarely visited Moir Hut, onwards to Lava Tower before descending to Barranco Camp. We ascend the Great Barranco Wall, a challenging and exhilarating rock scramble and approach Uhuru Summit from Barafu or Kossovo Camp and the ridge that abuts the Southeast Valley. The climb from Barafu offers incredible views of Mawenzi Peak and Kilimanjaro’s remnant volcanic cone.
After stopping for our summit photos, we continue past the summit and stop to the West of the summit to view the magnificent vistas of the Western Breach and Shira Plateau before descending the short distance to our crater camp set in soft sand adjacent the indigo streaked Furtwangler Glacier.
The wide crater floor is a magnificent arctic moonscape with the stunning crater a short walk from our camp.
Lemosho Crater and Summit
Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania
Trekkers arrive from their respective countries at Kilimanjaro International Airport or Arusha if transferring by bus from Nairobi. A member of our staff will be at Kilimanjaro airport arrivals or the Arusha shuttle bus terminus holding a Trekili Eco Expeditions placard.
Day 2: Arusha
At a mutually convenient time, your guide will provide a pre-trek briefing, carry out a gear check, review the route with you and answer any questions you may have.
Day 3: Arusha to Londrossi Gate to Big Tree Camp
After breakfast we travel by 4wd to Londrossi gate where you will meet your guides and mountain crew.
Day 4: Mt Mkubwa Camp to Shira 1 Camp
Today is a long day over narrow tracks that weave in and out of the ridges as we ascend.
Day 5: Shira 1 Camp to Moir Hut
Today we trek steadily northwards through the heather and into the barren high altitude desert towards the natural landmark called Shark’s Tooth.
Day 6: Moir Camp to Barranco Camp
We descend the rocky scree path to Lava Tower (4530m) for lunch.
Day 7: Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
Today we undertake the Great Barranco Wall – an imposing face above Barranco Camp.
Day 8: Karanga Valley Camp to Barafu Camp
We begin the day trekking through the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley.
Day 9: Barafu Camp to Uhuru Summit to Crater Camp
We will rise early to leave camp at around 6am and after a warm drink and a light snack, you will begin the most difficult though most rewarding day of the trek – your hike to the roof of Africa.
After approximately 6 hours of slow but strenuous hiking, you will reach the rim of the main crater, Stella Point, at 5685m.
Day 10: Crater Camp to Millennium Camp
After resting our bodies from yesterday’s accomplishment we break camp and take a hike via the Northern and Eastern Ice Fields to the dramatic and fascinating Reusch Ash Pit and Central Ash Pit.
Day 11: Millennium Camp to Mweka Gate
Today your legs will be further tested as the path descends steeply through the lush Mweka Rain Forest.
Day 12: Depart Tanzania
Depart Tanzania or continue your dream with an amazing safari extension.
For trekkers not continuing with a safari we provide transfers to Kilimanjaro International Airport or bus station for your onward journey.
Included in tour
Transfers to/from Kilimanjaro International Airport, Arusha shuttle bus terminus and to/from park entrance/exit gates for your selected route
All accommodation in Tanzania (double occupancy 3* Hotel) including breakfast (1 night before and one night after your climb-two nights total)
Kilimanjaro National Park entrance, camping, and rescue fees
Services of trip leader, climbing guides, and mountain crew
All dining and camping equipment (excluding sleeping bag unless rented)
All meals on the mountain
Filtered water (we use the Katadyn KFT Expedition filtration system) during the climb; tea, coffee, cocoa, milk and juices as required.
Portable private toilet with biodegradable waste system at all camps . Clean Mountain Can used to remove all waste from high camps for correct disposal.
Pressure Altitude Chamber (portable hyperbaric chamber) and oxygen on all climbs (for use in the event of an emergency)
Petzl Elios helmets ‐ required on the Western Breach ascent
First aid kit
Medsled Rescue stretcher
Personal Summit Certificate signed by the National Park for successful trekkers
Excluded in tour
Costs of visas
International airfare, excess baggage charges, airport departure taxes
Travel insurance, medical insurance
Personal expenses such as beverages (other than those included with meals, as listed in each itinerary), room service, souvenirs, laundry, communication charges, medical or extra evacuation fees, staff gratuities and any meals not listed in the itinerary.
Additional transportation, accommodation, and meals incurred by a client unable to continue a planned itinerary due to illness, health, medical conditions or due to airline schedule changes.
Single supplement +US$450.00, Double occupancy (no additional charge)