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Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route Cost, Prices, and Packages

The Lemosho route is one of the longer routes on Kilimanjaro, typically taking 7-8 days to complete. It starts on the west side of the mountain and approaches the summit from the north. The cost to climb Mount Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho route can vary significantly depending on the tour operator, the length of the trek, and the level of service. On average, lemons route Kilimanjaro cost can range from $2,382 to $2,680 per person. This typically includes park fees, camping fees, rescue fees, guide and porter fees, meals, and transportation to and from the mountain. However, it’s important to check what exactly is included in the price as some operators may charge extra for certain services or equipment.

Lemosho Route Itinerary

The Lemosho Route is an 8-day trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. It is a scenic and popular route that is known for its diverse landscapes, including the Shira Plateau, the Lava Tower, and the stunning views from the Western Breach. The Lemosho Route also offers a gradual acclimatization process, which helps to reduce the risk of altitude sickness.

Day 1:

  • Arrival at Londorosi Gate and registration with Tanzania National Parks
  • Transfer to Lemosho Glades Camp (2,100m)
  • Dinner and overnight at Lemosho Glades Camp

Day 2:

  • Hike to Shira Camp 1 (3,500m)
  • Dinner and overnight at Shira Camp 1

Day 3:

  • Hike to Shira Camp 2 (3,900m)
  • Dinner and overnight at Shira Camp 2

Day 4:

  • Hike to Lava Tower (4,600m)
  • Descend to Barranco Camp (3,900m)
  • Dinner and overnight at Barranco Camp

Day 5:

  • Hike over the Barranco Wall to Karanga Camp (4,000m)
  • Dinner and overnight at Karanga Camp

Day 6:

  • Hike to Barafu Camp (4,650m)
  • Dinner and overnight at Barafu Camp

Day 7:

  • Early morning summit attempt to Uhuru Peak (5,895m)
  • Descend to Mweka Camp (3,100m)
  • Dinner and overnight at Mweka Camp

Day 8:

  • Hike to Mweka Gate
  • Transfer to Moshi
  • Depart from Moshi

Acclimatization

The Lemosho Route offers a gradual acclimatization process, which helps to reduce the risk of altitude sickness. The route starts at a lower altitude and gradually climbs higher over the first five days. This gives your body time to adjust to the increasing altitude and reduce the risk of altitude sickness.

Tips for Climbing the Lemosho Route

  • Start training early and gradually increase the intensity of your workouts.
  • Pack light and comfortable shoes.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.
  • Eat a healthy diet to fuel your body.
  • Listen to your body and take breaks when you need them.

Here is a comparison of the costs of the different Kilimanjaro routes: 

Route

Average Cost

Marangu

$2,000-$2,460

Rongai

$2,198-$2,550

Lemosho

$2,382-$2,680

Northern Circuit

$2,593-$2,970

Umbwe

$1,928-$2,460

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