Mt. Kili Climb – Lemosho

10 Days


Daily Departures, June 2023 to June 2025

$7,770 – $8,290

Minimum 2 People

This program is operated in conjunction with Tanzania’s finest climb guide, Ake Lindstrom. Ake knows more about the mountain than any man alive. As a result Ake’s climbs have the highest success rate and safest history of any company in Tanzania.


There are six established routes up Mt. Kilimanjaro. The vast majority of climbers (about 20,000 annually) traveled the Marangu Route, referred to as the “Coca-Cola” route because there are sometimes lines of walkers for as far you can see, and overnights are spent in large, government-operated dormitories along the way. EWT does not operate the Marangu Route. The Umbwe and Rongai routes are challenging and we suggest only experienced and very fit trekkers should attempt them. If you are interested in the Umbwe or Rongai routes, please contact us directly. The Mweka Route is used by virtually all climbers to descend.

With few exceptions EWT recommends either the Lemosho or Machame Route. Both routes travel the most scenic parts of the mountain in a fairly gradual ascent.

Lemosho extends the Machame Route by two days of exquisite trekking that includes the highest overnight camp on the mountain.  Lemosho offers the complete Kilimanjaro experience, more acclimatization time, more culture, and more spectacular scenery.


EWT’s basic outfitting is included in this 8-day Lemosho ascent and includes between 15-20 crew to accompany you, depending upon conditions at the time. The crew includes professionally trained guides certified in the highest safety standards and strategies. All non-personal gear is supplied, including pup tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, etc. There is a 24 x 7 ground watch whereby climb staff are in constant contact with the base, so in sum we provide one of the safest, most enjoyable and beautiful experiences possible on Kili.

We routinely upgrade the outfitting with larger walk-in tents and beds, camp chairs, toilet and shower tents and even portable altitude chambers on request for a surcharge.

Much of the staff carries camp forward ahead of the climbers. Camp is ready and waiting for you when you arrive. Only the finest and most appropriate foods are prepared not only to satisfy you, but to make sure you are not energy-depleted.


Day 1 :

Whenever you arrive, you'll be personally met and transferred to the Arusha Hotel. The first-class 4 star Arusha Hotel is "base camp" for almost all Kilimanjaro climbers, located in the city and therefore in proximity to a variety of restaurants and other services. There are many other choices in the Arusha/Kilimanjaro area, including some of Tanzania's finest boutique hotels and lodges. Please contact us if you wish further choices in your base lodging.

There is a comprehensive briefing and equipment check with the Climbs Manager and your guide.

Morning transfer to the starting point of the Lemosho trail where the trek begins. Here you meet the rest of your crew and set off at a leisurely pace into afromontane forest. Lunch is taken on trail and camp is reached mid afternoon. Overnight at Forest Camp.

From the forested slopes of Lemosho you ascend through Podocarpus and Juniper forest and break out of the forest on to the heath zone and the Shira Plateau. Lunch is taken on trail and you arrive in camp mid afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Shira-1 Camp.

Crossing the Shira plateau can be one of the most scenic parts of the trip and this morning we hike for around 3-4 hours to the lunch point. After lunch we ascend to Moir camp, arriving in the mid afternoon. For those with the energy a hike in the late afternoon is possible. Dinner and overnight at Moir Hut Camp.

From Moir we traverse across the slopes of Kibo. Here relatively little flora or fauna can survive the extreme temperature ranges and conditions that typify this zone. Lunch is normally taken close to Lava Tower and for those that feel very strong there is an optional ascent of Lava Tower before descending down to Barranco camp in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Barranco Camp.

You now have a relatively short day to Karanga Camp, after conquering the Barranco Wall. The selection of Karanga Camp is strategic – significant time at altitude is essential for safe acclimatization and in the late afternoon you arrive in camp. Sunsets here are particularly spectacular with views of the southern glacial valleys and ice fields towering 1000 meters (over 3000 feet) above you. Dinner and overnight at Karanga Camp.

Today is another half day ascending to Barafu Camp. Once again lunch is taken in camp allowing plenty of time to relax before the summit bid. Desolate alpine desert and at times strong winds rip over this camp and yet in the evening splendid views of Mawenzi peak are the norm. A relatively early dinner is taken before heading to rest for the evening. Overnight at Barafu Camp.

Most people depart just before midnight for the final summit bid. The going is slow, and often quite frustrating on the scree, but persistence and patience ensure steady progress. Near the summit you pass through the gap between the Ratzel and Rebmann glaciers. At Stella point you can then choose to return - you are after all already higher than any point in Africa! Otherwise, continue to Uhuru peak (5,896m). Despite the distance being relatively short, progress is slow - there is less than half the oxygen than at sea level! Uhuru Peak provides a unique satisfaction and usually releases a plethora of emotions. If progress is good you can watch the sunrise from the rooftop of Africa!

What goes up must come down and your goal today is to reach Mweka camp before dusk. Overnight at Mweka Camp.

After breakfast you descend once again through montane forest. Around mid-day you say farewell to your crew and your landrover will be waiting to transfer you back to the Arusha Hotel. You may now relax, take a hot shower or even lounge by the pool! Join your climb guides in Arusha town this evening for a grand celebration! Overnight at The Arusha Hotel.

Day 10 :

Today you will be privately transferred to Kilimanjaro or Arusha airports for your departure.

Don't go yet! The great safari savannas are just ahead! Check our many short East African safaris or call us for suggestions.

Cost Includes

  • A Professional Guide who stays with you throughout and manages the entire program
  • Several assistant guides -- depending upon the size of the group -- plus a complete staff complement of cooks, assistant cooks, tent hands and porters
  • Comprehensive pre-climb literature to help you prepare for the climb
  • Private transfers
  • Accommodations as described
  • Meals as detailed in brackets following each day's description
  • All park entrance fees, VAT and other government taxes

Additional Expenses Not Included

  • Meals not included
  • All beverages
  • Requisite visas and other travel preparations like inoculations
  • Tipping