route Lemosho

Premium class trekking on the most picturesque route on Kilimanjaro!
Climbing Lemosho Lemosho route 8-10-day climb from $1.773
Climbing Kilimanjaro via Lemosho route is a premium class trekking. Going through different climate zones – starts from the heath and moorland, passes across alpine meadow and finishes at arctic zone near Uhuru Peak – it is considered to be the most scenery route on Kilimanjaro. The descend from the top passes through rainforests. Moreover, due to good high-altitude acclimatization that you get, the chances to reach Uhuru Peak (5895 m) are the highest even for the beginners. Thus, Lemosho has the highest summit success rate and has a lead as our best route that we offer. Altezza Travel recommends this trail for those who are ready to pay some extra for high-altitude drop off by a vehicle, picturesque sceneries and successful summiting.
Climbing tours via Lemosho
Day 1. ARRIVAL

Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), where you will meet an Altezza Travel representative, and transfer to the hotel under the rate. The hotel will provide all the essentials for a comfortable stay: cozy rooms, hot water, polite staff, a swimming pool, and Internet access. In the evening there will be a briefing with our managers, who will also make sure you are ready to begin the climb.

Note: Check-in starts at 2:00 PM.

Day 2. HIGH-ALTITUDE DROP OFF DESTINATION AND TREKKING TO SHIRA 2 CAMP

A guide and a mountain support crew will arrive at the hotel in the morning in order to meet you and hold another briefing, after which you will travel by vehicle (roughly 3–4 hours) to Kilimanjaro National Park's western entrance: Londorossi Gate (2,200 m). After the quick formality of acquiring climbing permits and registering with the search and rescue service, the group continues upwards towards their drop off point by off-road vehicles (reaching 3,500 meters). Here you can see stunning views of the Shira Plateau for the first time.

The route from your drop off point to your first high-altitude camp Shira 2 features a moderate gain in altitude and is not too physically challenging. Due to this, you will be able to properly begin the process of acclimatization. By the time you reach the camp, our professional mountain crew will prepare everything necessary, put tents and cook dinner for you.

This will be your first day at this altitude, so it is strongly recommended you heed the following instructions from this point on:

  • Abstain from consuming alcohol and caffeine
  • Drink over 4 liters of bottled water daily (little by little, frequently)
  • Take a Diamox pill to help alleviate symptoms of altitude sickness. Most mountain climbers take Diamox in the morning, before they start their ascent, in order to reduce discomfort associated with altitude sickness. We recommend you consult your doctor prior to the trip in case of potential allergies.

At night you may experience discomfort associated with acclimatization to the high altitude: because of a reduction in your waking breathing pattern, your body gets less oxygen than during the day. Taking altitude into account, you may therefore start feeling sick and have a headache. Pay attention to your own body and tell your guide if you start feeling any symptoms of altitude sickness.

Change in Elevation: Lemosho Glades (3,500 m) — Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m)
Hiking distance: 11 km
Hiking time: 5–6 hours

Day 3. TREKKING FROM SHIRA 2 CAMP TO THE LAVA TOWER AND DESCENT TO BARRANCO CAMP

After breakfast you will leave Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m) and start your way to the key point of the route: Lava Tower (4,630 m). This section of the route has a lot of ascents and descents that end in a camp at over 4,600 meters. It might be difficult, and you may feel some discomfort, but in order to successfully acclimate to the altitude you have to spend at least 1–2 hours here, so this is where lunch will be.

Then you will descend to Barranco Camp (3,960 m). Here you can see the famous Barranco Wall, impressive in both its massive size and steepness! Next day you will be climbing it, but don't worry: it features a very simple hiking trail.

Note: If one or more participants feel sick, the group may refrain from passing the Lava Tower and adjust the route, following instead the road for porters. In this case you will not reach an altitude of 4,630 meters, getting up only to a maximum of 4,400 meters.

Change in Elevation: Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m) — Lava Tower (4,630 m) — Barranco Camp (3,960 m)
Hiking distance: 12 km
Hiking time: 6–8 hours

Day 4. TREKKING FROM BARRANCO CAMP TO KARANGA CAMP

Early wakeup, breakfast and the start of summiting Barranco Wall (we recommend you leave the camp as early as possible to avoid crowds of the other groups). Hiking up the gorge wall is not difficult and only takes around an hour. After the climb you can have a rest and take photos in front of the Kibo volcano.

Then you start a more difficult hike to Karanga Camp, which features numerous ascents and descents during the route, but don't worry: our guides are experts at choosing an optimal pace for the group. After reaching the camp you will be offered warm lunch. After a couple of hours you will have to complete an acclimatization hike in the direction of Barafu Camp with a 300-meter gain in altitude, and then descent back down to the camp.

Note: The acclimatization hike is an easy trek with a slight gain in altitude done in order to speed up the acclimatization process. You should take the acclimatization hikes very seriously. They help increase your chances of successfully summiting Kilimanjaro and save you from the consequences of altitude sickness.

Trekking from Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp:
Change in Elevation: Barranco Camp (3,960 m) — Karanga Camp (4,035 m)
Hiking distance: 5 km
Hiking time: 4–5 hours

Acclimatization hike:
Change in Elevation: Karanga Camp (4,035 m) — Destination point en route to Barafu Camp (4,270 m)
Hiking distance: 2.5 km
Hiking time: 1–2 hours

Day 5. TREKKING FROM KARANGA CAMP TO BARAFU CAMP

In the morning after breakfast you begin your way to Barafu Summit Camp (4,640 m), the starting point for a night summiting Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). Our team will set up a camp for you ahead of time, including tents and sleeping bags, so you can relax. After regaining strength, you have to complete an acclimatization hike towards the intermediate Kosovo Summit Camp (4,800 m) and then back to Barafu Camp, where you will be served a hot dinner. It is better to spend the remainder of the day resting and sleeping before night summiting.

Trekking from Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp:
Change in Elevation: Karanga Camp (4,035 m) — Barafu Camp (4,640 m)
Hiking distance: 6 km
Hiking time: 4–5 hours

Acclimatization hike:
Change in Elevation: Barafu Camp (4,640 m) — Kosovo Camp (4,800 m)
Hiking distance: 2 km
Hiking time: 1–2 hours

Day 6. ASCENT TO UHURU PEAK AND DESCENT TO MILLENNIUM CAMP

Departure from Barafu Camp (4,640 m) at night and the start of summiting Kilimanjaro: Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). Technically the climb is relatively simple; however, the most challenging part is the high altitude. Each pair of climbers will get a personal guide for the entire ascent to monitor your physical and mental conditions. After your successful ascent to Uhuru Peak, you can descend to the nearest glacier if desired. Then you will return to Barafu Camp and after a 2-hour rest continue your descent to Millennium Camp (3,820 m).

Note: Don't forget that 90% of all accidents occur during the descent, including all broken arms and legs. Please pay attention to your feet, as there is a high risk of damaging your toenails.

Change in Elevation: Barafu Camp (4,640 m) — Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) — Millennium Camp (3,820 m)
Hiking distance: 15 km
Hiking time: 8–12 hours

Day 7. DESCENT FROM MILLENNIUM CAMP TO MWEKA GATE

The camp is situated in a tropical rainforest. When you wake up, you will feel relief from the reduction of the height and the satisfaction of reaching the summit. After a warm breakfast, you will head for the park's exit: Mweka Gate (1,650 m). After your descent the whole group will gather to congratulate you, followed by offering you a chance to share your opinions on the climb in the guestbook. Lastly, we will present you with your commemorative certificates in our office and provide you a transfer back to the hotel.

Change in Elevation: Millennium Camp (3,820 m) — Mweka Gate (1,650 m)
Hiking distance: 12 km
Hiking time: 4–5 hours

Day 8. DEPARTURE

Rest in the hotel and transfer to the airport.

Note: Hotel check-out is at 11:00 AM. In case you need a late check-out because of an evening flight, there is the option to extend your hotel stay for an extra fee.

Price:

6-day climb + 2 days in hotel
1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6+ pax
Climbing route Lemosho route
$2302 $1920 $1896 $1855 $1815 $1773 Compare prices
6-day climb + 2 days in hotel
Climbing route

Lemosho route

1 pax $2302
2 pax $1920
3 pax $1896
4 pax $1855
5 pax $1815
6+ pax $1773
Classic

“Classic” climb is the right balance between the appropriate price for the majority of travelers and high-level service, comfortable hotel accommodation and qualified mountain support crew of guides and porters, who carry all your luggage, put tents, cook meals and settle all the issues that occur during the hike. Diverse nourishment consists of first course, second course with several kinds of meat and fish, great variety of drinks and starters, together with fresh vegetables and fruits. The hike will become a pleasant journey to the highest point of Africa – the summit of Kilimanjaro.

The climb cost includes:
  • Meeting at Kilimanjaro International Airport;
  • Transfer to the hotel — Altezza Lodge in Moshi*;
  • Accommodation prior to the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room);
  • Transfer to the trail head;
  • Professional mountain crew. All guides have "Wilderness First Responder" and "Wilderness First Aid" certificates, along with over 7 years of experience in climbing. Each participant will be provided with a porter (who can carry up to 15 kg of personal baggage);
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permits;
  • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees;
  • Camping/hut fees;
  • 3 square meals daily. The menu includes different soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables; vegetarian options are available upon request;
  • Modern The North Face VE-25 tents**;
  • Oxygen systems and pulse oximeters;
  • First aid kit;
  • Warm and comfortable sleeping pads (2 inches thick);
  • Group equipment (dining tent, table, chairs, crockery and cutlery);
  • Meeting the group at the National Park exit and transfer to the hotel;
  • Accommodation after the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room);
  • International certificates for a successful ascent;
  • Return transfer to Kilimanjaro airport.

* Basic tour package price includes sharing a twin room. If you need a single bed accommodation only, you should contact a manager a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the start of the tour.

** During the climb you will share a tent with 1-2 other climbers, depending on the number of participants. If you need an individual tent, please, contact our manager. Single accommodation at sleeping huts on Marangu is impossible.

The climb cost excludes:
  • Airline tickets;
  • Visa fee;
  • Lunch and dinner at the hotel (before and after the ascent);
  • Personal gear rentals;
  • Tips for the mountain crew (200–250 USD per person);
  • Mountaineering insurance.
6-day climb + 2 days in hotel
1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6+ pax
Climbing route Lemosho route
$4781 $3637 $3579 $3470 $3361 $3209 Compare prices
6-day climb + 2 days in hotel
Climbing route

Lemosho route

1 pax $4781
2 pax $3637
3 pax $3579
4 pax $3470
5 pax $3361
6+ pax $3209
Premium

“Premium” is a VIP-level service for those who appreciate the little things during the climb. You will have all the possible conveniences for your comfort and safety, such as oxygen systems, satellite phone, portable toilet and shower. In addition to these, there is a travel insurance that covers trekking up to 6,000 m. You will also be accommodated at the best hotels in Kilimanjaro region. The ultimate level of service is another thing that will leave a lasting impression of the trip to Tanzania.

The climb cost includes:
  • Meeting at Kilimanjaro International Airport;
  • Transfer to the hotel — Legendary Lodge in Arusha*;
  • Accommodation prior to the climb (including 3 meals daily; sharing a twin room);
  • Transfer to the trail head;
  • Professional mountain crew. All guides have "Wilderness First Responder" and "Wilderness First Aid" certificates, along with over 7 years of experience in climbing. Each participant will be provided with a porter (who can carry up to 15 kg of personal baggage);
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permits;
  • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees;
  • Camping/hut fees;
  • 3 square meals daily. The menu includes different soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables; vegetarian options are available upon request;
  • Modern The North Face VE-25 tents**;
  • The North Face sleeping bags (comfort −18°C / extreme −34°C);
  • Oxygen systems and pulse oximeters;
  • First aid kit;
  • Iridium 9575 Extreme satellite phone. Uninterrupted contact with our support team;
  • Warm and comfortable sleeping pads (2 inches thick);
  • Group equipment (dining tent, table, chairs, crockery and cutlery);
  • Portable toilet and shower;
  • Mountaineering insurance up to 6,000 meters by World Nomads;
  • Flight insurance by AMREF Flying Doctors;
  • Meeting the group at the National Park exit and transfer to the hotel;
  • Accommodation after the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room);
  • International certificates for a successful ascent;
  • Return transfer to Kilimanjaro airport.

* Basic tour package price includes sharing a twin room. If you need a single bed accommodation only, you should contact a manager a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the start of the tour.

** During the climb you will share a tent with 1-2 other climbers, depending on the number of participants. If you need an individual tent, please, contact our manager. Single accommodation at sleeping huts on Marangu is impossible.

The climb cost excludes:
  • Airline tickets;
  • Visa fee;
  • Personal gear rentals;
  • Tips for the mountain crew (300–350 USD per person).
Day 1. ARRIVAL

Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), where you will meet an Altezza Travel representative, and transfer to the hotel under the rate. The hotel will provide all the essentials for a comfortable stay: cozy rooms, hot water, polite staff, a swimming pool, and Internet access. In the evening there will be a briefing with our managers, who will also make sure you are ready to begin the climb.

Note: Check-in starts at 2:00 PM.

Day 2. HIGH-ALTITUDE DROP OFF DESTINATION AND TREKKING TO SHIRA 1 CAMP

A guide and a mountain support crew will arrive at the hotel in the morning in order to meet you and hold another briefing, after which you will travel by vehicle (roughly 3–4 hours) to Kilimanjaro National Park's western entrance: Londorossi Gate (2,200 m). After the quick formality of acquiring climbing permits and registering with the search and rescue service, the group continues upwards towards their drop off point by off-road vehicles (reaching 3,500 meters). Here you can see stunning views of the Shira Plateau for the first time.

The route from your drop off point to your first high-altitude camp Shira 1 features a small gain in altitude and is not too physically challenging. Due to this, you will be able to properly begin the process of acclimatization. By the time you reach the camp, our professional mountain crew will prepare everything necessary, put tents and cook dinner for you.

This will be your first day at this altitude, so it is strongly recommended you heed the following instructions from this point on:

  • Abstain from consuming alcohol and caffeine
  • Drink over 4 liters of bottled water daily (little by little, frequently)
  • Take a Diamox pill to help alleviate symptoms of altitude sickness. Most mountain climbers take Diamox in the morning, before they start their ascent, in order to reduce discomfort associated with altitude sickness. We recommend you consult your doctor prior to the trip in case of potential allergies.

At night you may experience discomfort associated with acclimatization to the high altitude: because of a reduction in your waking breathing pattern, your body gets less oxygen than during the day. Taking altitude into account, you may therefore start feeling sick and have a headache. Pay attention to your own body and tell your guide if you start feeling any symptoms of altitude sickness.

Change in Elevation: Lemosho Glades (3,500 m) — Shira 1 Camp (3,505 m)
Hiking distance: 5 km
Hiking time: 1–2 hours

Day 3. TREKKING FROM SHIRA 1 CAMP TO SHIRA 2 CAMP

Departing from Shira 1 Camp (3,505 m) and a light trekking towards the second high altitude camp: Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m). This trek is not difficult and you will be able to enjoy spectacular views of Africa and the unique flora of Kilimanjaro and the surrounding area. Shira 2 Camp is the best place on the trip to see Mount Meru (the fifth summit of Africa), weather permitting.

When you arrive to camp you will have lunch, and after a two-hour rest everyone will complete an acclimatization hike towards Lava Tower Camp that features a 200-meter gain in altitude.

Note: The acclimatization hike is an easy trek with a slight gain in altitude done in order to speed up the acclimatization process. You should take the acclimatization hikes very seriously. They help increase your chances of successfully summiting Kilimanjaro and save you from the consequences of altitude sickness.

Trekking from Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp:
Change in Elevation: Shira 1 Camp (3,505 m) — Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m)
Hiking distance: 7 km
Hiking time: 3–4 hours

Acclimatization hike:
Change in Elevation: Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m) — Destination point en route to Lava Tower (4,110 m)
Hiking distance: 2 km
Hiking time: 1–2 hours

Day 4. TREKKING FROM SHIRA 2 CAMP TO THE LAVA TOWER AND DESCENT TO BARRANCO CAMP

After breakfast you will leave Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m) and start your way to the key point of the route: Lava Tower (4,630 m). This section of the route has a lot of ascents and descents that end in a camp at over 4,600 meters. It might be difficult, and you may feel some discomfort, but in order to successfully acclimate to the altitude you have to spend at least 1–2 hours here, so this is where lunch will be.

Then you will descend to Barranco Camp (3,960 m). Here you can see the famous Barranco Wall, impressive in both its massive size and steepness! Next day you will be climbing it, but don't worry: it features a very simple hiking trail.

Note: If one or more participants feel sick, the group may refrain from passing the Lava Tower and adjust the route, following instead the road for porters. In this case you will not reach an altitude of 4,630 meters, getting up only to a maximum of 4,400 meters.

Change in Elevation: Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m) — Lava Tower (4,630 m) — Barranco Camp (3,960 m)
Hiking distance: 12 km
Hiking time: 6–8 hours

Day 5. TREKKING FROM BARRANCO CAMP TO KARANGA CAMP

Early wakeup, breakfast and the start of summiting Barranco Wall (we recommend you leave the camp as early as possible to avoid crowds of the other groups). Hiking up the gorge wall is not difficult and only takes around an hour. After the climb you can have a rest and take photos in front of the Kibo volcano.

Then you start a more difficult hike to Karanga Camp, which features numerous ascents and descents during the route, but don't worry: our guides are experts at choosing an optimal pace for the group. After reaching the camp you will be offered warm lunch. After a couple of hours you will have to complete an acclimatization hike in the direction of Barafu Camp with a 200-meter gain in altitude, and then descent back down to the camp.

Trekking from Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp:
Change in Elevation: Barranco Camp (3,960 m) — Karanga Camp (4,035 m)
Hiking distance: 5 km
Hiking time: 4–5 hours

Acclimatization hike:
Change in Elevation: Karanga Camp (4,035 m) — Destination point en route to Barafu Camp (4,270 m)
Hiking distance: 2.5 km
Hiking time: 1–2 hours

Day 6. TREKKING FROM KARANGA CAMP TO BARAFU CAMP

In the morning after breakfast you begin your way to Barafu Summit Camp (4,640 m), the starting point for a night summiting Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). Our team will set up a camp for you ahead of time, including tents and sleeping bags, so you can relax. After regaining strength, you have to complete an acclimatization hike towards the intermediate Kosovo Summit Camp (4,800 m) and then back to Barafu Camp, where you will be served a hot dinner. It is better to spend the remainder of the day resting and sleeping before night summiting.

Trekking from Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp:
Change in Elevation: Karanga Camp (4,035 m) — Barafu Camp (4,640 m)
Hiking distance: 6 km
Hiking time: 4–5 hours

Acclimatization hike:
Change in Elevation: Barafu Camp (4,640 m) — Kosovo Camp (4,800 m)
Hiking distance: 2 km
Hiking time: 1–2 hours

Day 7. ASCENT TO UHURU PEAK AND DESCENT TO MILLENNIUM CAMP

Departure from Barafu Camp (4,640 m) at night and the start of summiting Kilimanjaro: Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). Technically the climb is relatively simple; however, the most challenging part is the high altitude. Each pair of climbers will get a personal guide for the entire ascent to monitor your physical and mental conditions. After your successful ascent to Uhuru Peak, you can descend to the nearest glacier if desired. Then you will return to Barafu Camp and after a 2-hour rest continue your descent to Millennium Camp (3,820 m).

Note: Don't forget that 90% of all accidents occur during the descent, including all broken arms and legs. Please pay attention to your feet, as there is a high risk of damaging your toenails.

Change in Elevation: Barafu Camp (4,640 m) — Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) — Millennium Camp (3,820 m)
Hiking distance: 15 km
Hiking time: 8–12 hours

Day 8. DESCENT FROM MILLENNIUM CAMP TO MWEKA GATE

The camp is situated in a tropical rainforest. When you wake up, you will feel relief from the reduction of the height and the satisfaction of reaching the summit. After a warm breakfast, you will head for the park's exit: Mweka Gate (1,650 m). After your descent the whole group will gather to congratulate you, followed by offering you a chance to share your opinions on the climb in the guestbook. Lastly, we will present you with your commemorative certificates in our office and provide you a transfer back to the hotel.

Change in Elevation: Millennium Camp (3,820 m) — Mweka Gate (1,650 m)
Hiking distance: 12 km
Hiking time: 4–5 hours

Day 9. DEPARTURE

Rest in the hotel and transfer to the airport.

Note: Hotel check-out is at 11:00 AM. In case you need a late check-out because of an evening flight, there is the option to extend your hotel stay for an extra fee.

Price:

7-day climb + 2 days in hotel
1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6+ pax
Climbing route Lemosho route
$2591 $2179 $2140 $2095 $2050 $2007 Compare prices
7-day climb + 2 days in hotel
Climbing route

Lemosho route

1 pax $2591
2 pax $2179
3 pax $2140
4 pax $2095
5 pax $2050
6+ pax $2007
Classic

“Classic” climb is the right balance between the appropriate price for the majority of travelers and high-level service, comfortable hotel accommodation and qualified mountain support crew of guides and porters, who carry all your luggage, put tents, cook meals and settle all the issues that occur during the hike. Diverse nourishment consists of first course, second course with several kinds of meat and fish, great variety of drinks and starters, together with fresh vegetables and fruits. The hike will become a pleasant journey to the highest point of Africa – the summit of Kilimanjaro.

The climb cost includes:
  • Meeting at Kilimanjaro International Airport;
  • Transfer to the hotel — Altezza Lodge in Moshi*;
  • Accommodation prior to the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room);
  • Transfer to the trail head;
  • Professional mountain crew. All guides have "Wilderness First Responder" and "Wilderness First Aid" certificates, along with over 7 years of experience in climbing. Each participant will be provided with a porter (who can carry up to 15 kg of personal baggage);
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permits;
  • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees;
  • Camping/hut fees;
  • 3 square meals daily. The menu includes different soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables; vegetarian options are available upon request;
  • Modern The North Face VE-25 tents**;
  • Oxygen systems and pulse oximeters;
  • First aid kit;
  • Warm and comfortable sleeping pads (2 inches thick);
  • Group equipment (dining tent, table, chairs, crockery and cutlery);
  • Meeting the group at the National Park exit and transfer to the hotel;
  • Accommodation after the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room);
  • International certificates for a successful ascent;
  • Return transfer to Kilimanjaro airport.

* Basic tour package price includes sharing a twin room. If you need a single bed accommodation only, you should contact a manager a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the start of the tour.

** During the climb you will share a tent with 1-2 other climbers, depending on the number of participants. If you need an individual tent, please, contact our manager. Single accommodation at sleeping huts on Marangu is impossible.

The climb cost excludes:
  • Airline tickets;
  • Visa fee;
  • Lunch and dinner at the hotel (before and after the ascent);
  • Personal gear rentals;
  • Tips for the mountain crew (200–250 USD per person);
  • Mountaineering insurance.
7-day climb + 2 days in hotel
1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6+ pax
Climbing route Lemosho route
$5142 $3961 $3883 $3768 $3654 $3514 Compare prices
7-day climb + 2 days in hotel
Climbing route

Lemosho route

1 pax $5142
2 pax $3961
3 pax $3883
4 pax $3768
5 pax $3654
6+ pax $3514
Premium

“Premium” is a VIP-level service for those who appreciate the little things during the climb. You will have all the possible conveniences for your comfort and safety, such as oxygen systems, satellite phone, portable toilet and shower. In addition to these, there is a travel insurance that covers trekking up to 6,000 m. You will also be accommodated at the best hotels in Kilimanjaro region. The ultimate level of service is another thing that will leave a lasting impression of the trip to Tanzania.

The climb cost includes:
  • Meeting at Kilimanjaro International Airport;
  • Transfer to the hotel — Legendary Lodge in Arusha*;
  • Accommodation prior to the climb (including 3 meals daily; sharing a twin room);
  • Transfer to the trail head;
  • Professional mountain crew. All guides have "Wilderness First Responder" and "Wilderness First Aid" certificates, along with over 7 years of experience in climbing. Each participant will be provided with a porter (who can carry up to 15 kg of personal baggage);
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permits;
  • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees;
  • Camping/hut fees;
  • 3 square meals daily. The menu includes different soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables; vegetarian options are available upon request;
  • Modern The North Face VE-25 tents**;
  • The North Face sleeping bags (comfort −18°C / extreme −34°C);
  • Oxygen systems and pulse oximeters;
  • First aid kit;
  • Iridium 9575 Extreme satellite phone. Uninterrupted contact with our support team;
  • Warm and comfortable sleeping pads (2 inches thick);
  • Group equipment (dining tent, table, chairs, crockery and cutlery);
  • Portable toilet and shower;
  • Mountaineering insurance up to 6,000 meters by World Nomads;
  • Flight insurance by AMREF Flying Doctors;
  • Meeting the group at the National Park exit and transfer to the hotel;
  • Accommodation after the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room);
  • International certificates for a successful ascent;
  • Return transfer to Kilimanjaro airport.

* Basic tour package price includes sharing a twin room. If you need a single bed accommodation only, you should contact a manager a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the start of the tour.

** During the climb you will share a tent with 1-2 other climbers, depending on the number of participants. If you need an individual tent, please, contact our manager. Single accommodation at sleeping huts on Marangu is impossible.

The climb cost excludes:
  • Airline tickets;
  • Visa fee;
  • Personal gear rentals;
  • Tips for the mountain crew (300–350 USD per person).
Day 1. ARRIVAL

Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), where you will meet an Altezza Travel representative, and transfer to the hotel under the rate. The hotel will provide all the essentials for a comfortable stay: cozy rooms, hot water, polite staff, a swimming pool, and Internet access. In the evening there will be a briefing with our managers, who will also make sure you are ready to begin the climb.

Note: Check-in starts at 2:00 PM.

Day 2. TREKKING FROM LONDOROSSI GATE TO MTI MKUBWA CAMP

A guide and a mountain support crew will arrive at the hotel in the morning in order to meet you and hold another briefing, after which you will travel by vehicle (roughly 3-4 hours) to Kilimanjaro National Park's western entrance: Londorossi Gate (2,200 m). After the quick formality of acquiring climbing permits and registering with the search and rescue service, the group will start trekking towards the first camp of the route: Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,780 m). Raincoats are necessary on this day in particular, as you will be walking through rainforest. By the time you reach the camp, our professional mountain crew will prepare everything necessary, put tents and cook lunch for you. After lunch the group will depart on an acclimatization hike towards Shira 1 Camp that features a 300 meter gain in altitude, after which you will hike back down to Mti Mkubwa Camp, where a hot dinner will be waiting.

Note: The acclimatization hike is an easy trek with a slight gain in altitude done in order to speed up the acclimatization process. You should take the acclimatization hikes very seriously. They help increase your chances of successfully summiting Kilimanjaro and save you from the consequences of altitude sickness.

This will be your first day at this altitude, so it is strongly recommended you heed the following instructions from this point on:

  • Abstain from consuming alcohol and caffeine
  • Drink over 4 liters of bottled water daily (little by little, frequently)
  • Take a Diamox pill to help alleviate symptoms of altitude sickness. Most mountain climbers take Diamox in the morning, before they start their ascent, in order to reduce discomfort associated with altitude sickness. We recommend you consult your doctor prior to the trip in case of potential allergies.

At night you may experience discomfort associated with acclimatization to the high altitude: because of a reduction in your waking breathing pattern, your body gets less oxygen than during the day. Taking altitude into account, you may therefore start feeling sick and have a headache. Pay attention to your own body and tell your guide if you start feeling any symptoms of altitude sickness.

Trekking from Londorossi Gate to Mti Mkubwa Camp:
Change in Elevation: Londorossi Gate (2,200 m) — Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,780 m)
Hiking distance: 6 km
Hiking time: 3–4 hours

Acclimatization hike:
Change in Elevation: Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,780 m) — Destination point en route to Shira 1 Camp (3,095 m)
Hiking distance: 2 km
Hiking time: 1 hour

Day 3. TREKKING FROM MTI MKUBWA CAMP TO SHIRA 1 CAMP

An early wakeup, breakfast, and a gradual trek upwards until 3,500 meters; at that point for the first time you will be able to see stunning views of Shira Plateau and Kibo Volcano.

 

On the whole, the passage from Mti Mkubwa Camp to the second high-altitude Shira 1 Camp (3,505 m) is rather easy and takes about 5-6 hours. This will allow you to start the acclimatization process gradually, which is a mainstay of good trekking. When you reach the camp, your team of specialists will cook you lunch and you will have the chance to rest in your tent or walk around the nearby area.

 

Change in Elevation: Mti Mkubwa Camp (2,780 m) — Shira 1 Camp (3,505 m)

Hiking distance: 5 km

Hiking time: 5–6 hours

Day 4. TREKKING FROM SHIRA 1 CAMP TO SHIRA 2 CAMP

Departing from Shira 1 Camp (3,505 m) and a light trekking towards the second high altitude camp: Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m). This trek is not difficult and you will be able to enjoy spectacular views of Africa and the unique flora of Kilimanjaro and the surrounding area. Shira 2 Camp is the best place on the trip to see Mount Meru (the fifth summit of Africa), weather permitting.

When you arrive to camp you will have lunch, and after a two-hour rest everyone will complete an acclimatization hike towards Lava Tower Camp that features a 300 meter gain in altitude.

 

Trekking from Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp:

Change in Elevation: Shira 1 Camp (3,505 m) — Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m)

Hiking distance: 7 km

Hiking time: 3–4 hours

 

Acclimatization hike:

 

Change in Elevation: Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m) — Destination point en route to Lava Tower (4,270 m)

Hiking distance: 2 km

Hiking time: 1–2 hours

Day 5. TREKKING FROM SHIRA 2 CAMP TO THE LAVA TOWER AND DESCENT TO BARRANCO CAMP

After breakfast you will leave Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m) and start your way to the key point of the route: Lava Tower (4,630 m). This section of the route has a lot of ascents and descents that end in a camp at over 4,600 meters. It might be difficult, and you may feel some discomfort, but in order to successfully acclimate to the altitude you have to spend at least 1–2 hours here, so this is where lunch will be.

 

Then you will descend to Barranco Camp (3,960 m). Here you can see the famous Barranco Wall, impressive in both its massive size and steepness! Next day you will be climbing it, but don't worry: it features a very simple hiking trail.

 

Note:

If one or more participants feel sick, the group may refrain from passing the Lava Tower and adjust the route, following instead the road for porters. In this case you will not reach an altitude of 4,630 meters, getting up only to a maximum of 4,400 meters.

 

Change in Elevation: Shira 2 Camp (3,900 m) — Lava Tower (4,630 m) — Barranco Camp (3,960 m)

Hiking distance: 12 km

Hiking time: 6–8 hours

Day 6. TREKKING FROM BARRANCO CAMP TO KARANGA CAMP

Early wakeup, breakfast and the start of summiting Barranco Wall (we recommend you leave the camp as early as possible to avoid crowds of the other groups). Hiking up the gorge wall is not difficult and only takes around an hour. After the climb you can have a rest and take photos in front of the Kibo volcano.

 

Then you start a more difficult hike to Karanga Camp, which features numerous ascents and descents during the route, but don't worry: our guides are experts at choosing an optimal pace for the group. After reaching the camp you will be offered warm lunch. After a couple of hours, you will have to complete an acclimatization hike in the direction of Barafu Camp with a 200-meter gain in altitude, and then descent back down to the camp.

 

Trekking from Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp:

 

Change in Elevation: Barranco Camp (3,960 m) — Karanga Camp (4,035 m)

Hiking distance: 5 km

Hiking time: 4–5 hours

 

Acclimatization hike:

 

Change in Elevation: Karanga Camp (4,035 m) — Destination point en route to Barafu Camp (4,270 m)

Hiking distance: 2.5 km

Hiking time: 1–2 hours

Day 7. TREKKING FROM KARANGA CAMP TO BARAFU CAMP

In the morning after breakfast you begin your way to Barafu Summit Camp (4,640 m), the starting point for a night summiting Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). Our team will set up a camp for you ahead of time, including tents and sleeping bags, so you can relax. After regaining strength, you have to complete an acclimatization hike towards the intermediate Kosovo Summit Camp (4,800 m) and then back to Barafu Camp, where you will be served a hot dinner. It is better to spend the remainder of the day resting and sleeping before night summiting.

 

Trekking from Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp:

 

Change in Elevation: Karanga Camp (4,035 m) — Barafu Camp (4,640 m)

Hiking distance: 6 km

Hiking time: 4–5 hours

 

Acclimatization hike:

 

Change in Elevation: Barafu Camp (4,640 m) — Kosovo Camp (4,800 m)

Hiking distance: 2 km

Hiking time: 1–2 hours

Day 8. ASCENT TO UHURU PEAK AND DESCENT TO MILLENNIUM CAMP

Departure from Barafu Camp (4,640 m) at night and the start of summiting Kilimanjaro: Uhuru Peak (5,895 m). Technically the climb is relatively simple; however, the most challenging part is the high altitude. Each pair of climbers will get a personal guide for the entire ascent to monitor your physical and mental conditions. After your successful ascent to Uhuru Peak, you can descend to the nearest glacier if desired. Then you will return to Barafu Camp and after a 2-hour rest continue your descent to Millennium Camp (3,820 m).

 

Note:

Don't forget that 90% of all accidents occur during the descent, including all broken arms and legs. Please pay attention to your feet, as there is a high risk of damaging your toenails.

 

Change in Elevation: Barafu Camp (4,640 m) — Uhuru Peak (5,895 m) — Millennium Camp (3,820 m)

Hiking distance: 15 km

Hiking time: 8–12 hours

Day 9. DESCENT FROM MILLENNIUM CAMP TO MWEKA GATE

The camp is situated in a tropical rainforest. When you wake up, you will feel relief from the reduction of the height and the satisfaction of reaching the summit. After a warm breakfast, you will head for the park's exit: Mweka Gate (1,650 m). After your descent the whole group will gather to congratulate you, followed by offering you a chance to share your opinions on the climb in the guestbook. Lastly, we will present you with your commemorative certificates in our office and provide you a transfer back to the hotel.

 

Change in Elevation: Millennium Camp (3,820 m) — Mweka Gate (1,650 m)

Hiking distance: 12 km

Hiking time: 4–5 hours

Day 10. DEPARTURE

Rest in the hotel and transfer to the airport.

 

Note:

Hotel check-out is at 11:00 AM. In case you need a late check-out because of an evening flight, there is the option to extend your hotel stay for an extra fee.

Price:

8-day climb + 2 days in hotel
1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6+ pax
Climbing route Lemosho route
$2880 $2437 $2383 $2333 $2284 $2241 Compare prices
8-day climb + 2 days in hotel
Climbing route

Lemosho route

1 pax $2880
2 pax $2437
3 pax $2383
4 pax $2333
5 pax $2284
6+ pax $2241
Classic

“Classic” climb is the right balance between the appropriate price for the majority of travelers and high-level service, comfortable hotel accommodation and qualified mountain support crew of guides and porters, who carry all your luggage, put tents, cook meals and settle all the issues that occur during the hike. Diverse nourishment consists of first course, second course with several kinds of meat and fish, great variety of drinks and starters, together with fresh vegetables and fruits. The hike will become a pleasant journey to the highest point of Africa – the summit of Kilimanjaro.

The climb cost includes:
  • Meeting at Kilimanjaro International Airport;
  • Transfer to the hotel — Altezza Lodge in Moshi*;
  • Accommodation prior to the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room);
  • Transfer to the trail head;
  • Professional mountain crew. All guides have "Wilderness First Responder" and "Wilderness First Aid" certificates, along with over 7 years of experience in climbing. Each participant will be provided with a porter (who can carry up to 15 kg of personal baggage);
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permits;
  • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees;
  • Camping/hut fees;
  • 3 square meals daily. The menu includes different soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables; vegetarian options are available upon request;
  • Modern The North Face VE-25 tents**;
  • Oxygen systems and pulse oximeters;
  • First aid kit;
  • Warm and comfortable sleeping pads (2 inches thick);
  • Group equipment (dining tent, table, chairs, crockery and cutlery);
  • Meeting the group at the National Park exit and transfer to the hotel;
  • Accommodation after the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room);
  • International certificates for a successful ascent;
  • Return transfer to Kilimanjaro airport.

* Basic tour package price includes sharing a twin room. If you need a single bed accommodation only, you should contact a manager a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the start of the tour.

** During the climb you will share a tent with 1-2 other climbers, depending on the number of participants. If you need an individual tent, please, contact our manager. Single accommodation at sleeping huts on Marangu is impossible.

The climb cost excludes:
  • Airline tickets;
  • Visa fee;
  • Lunch and dinner at the hotel (before and after the ascent);
  • Personal gear rentals;
  • Tips for the mountain crew (200–250 USD per person);
  • Mountaineering insurance.
8-day climb + 2 days in hotel
1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6+ pax
Climbing route Lemosho route
$5502 $4284 $4188 $4067 $3947 $3807 Compare prices
8-day climb + 2 days in hotel
Climbing route

Lemosho route

1 pax $5502
2 pax $4284
3 pax $4188
4 pax $4067
5 pax $3947
6+ pax $3807
Premium

“Premium” is a VIP-level service for those who appreciate the little things during the climb. You will have all the possible conveniences for your comfort and safety, such as oxygen systems, satellite phone, portable toilet and shower. In addition to these, there is a travel insurance that covers trekking up to 6,000 m. You will also be accommodated at the best hotels in Kilimanjaro region. The ultimate level of service is another thing that will leave a lasting impression of the trip to Tanzania.

The climb cost includes:
  • Meeting at Kilimanjaro International Airport;
  • Transfer to the hotel — Legendary Lodge in Arusha*;
  • Accommodation prior to the climb (including 3 meals daily; sharing a twin room);
  • Transfer to the trail head;
  • Professional mountain crew. All guides have "Wilderness First Responder" and "Wilderness First Aid" certificates, along with over 7 years of experience in climbing. Each participant will be provided with a porter (who can carry up to 15 kg of personal baggage);
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permits;
  • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees;
  • Camping/hut fees;
  • 3 square meals daily. The menu includes different soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables; vegetarian options are available upon request;
  • Modern The North Face VE-25 tents**;
  • The North Face sleeping bags (comfort −18°C / extreme −34°C);
  • Oxygen systems and pulse oximeters;
  • First aid kit;
  • Iridium 9575 Extreme satellite phone. Uninterrupted contact with our support team;
  • Warm and comfortable sleeping pads (2 inches thick);
  • Group equipment (dining tent, table, chairs, crockery and cutlery);
  • Portable toilet and shower;
  • Mountaineering insurance up to 6,000 meters by World Nomads;
  • Flight insurance by AMREF Flying Doctors;
  • Meeting the group at the National Park exit and transfer to the hotel;
  • Accommodation after the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room);
  • International certificates for a successful ascent;
  • Return transfer to Kilimanjaro airport.

* Basic tour package price includes sharing a twin room. If you need a single bed accommodation only, you should contact a manager a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the start of the tour.

** During the climb you will share a tent with 1-2 other climbers, depending on the number of participants. If you need an individual tent, please, contact our manager. Single accommodation at sleeping huts on Marangu is impossible.

The climb cost excludes:
  • Airline tickets;
  • Visa fee;
  • Personal gear rentals;
  • Tips for the mountain crew (300–350 USD per person).
  • Experienced mountain guides
    We hire only professional mountain guides certified as “Wilderness First Responder” and “Wilderness First Aid” with 7+ years of successful climbing experience!
  • Modern outfit and equipment
    We use only modern outfit and equipment from The North Face and Black Diamond in our Kilimanjaro expeditions. These brands were successfully tested in harsh Himalayan and Arctic environments.
  • Safe climbs
    For extra safety, we equip our groups with oxygen systems, satellite phones, radio stations and medical kits.
  • Customized meal plans
    Individual diet for every climber allows us to ensure the highest quality standards
  • No agents involved
    Our prices are free from commissions and markups. Our team is located in the heart of Tanzania and we personally control everything here.
  • More than 200 successfully expeditions annually!
    In 2015, 577 climbers from EU and USA climbed the highest point of Africa with us!

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