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Lemosho Route

Lemosho Route

Travel Style

Travel Style : Active

Hiking, trekking, biking, rafting, and kayaking adventures all over the world, made for outdoor types.

Service Level

Service Level : Camping

Camping most nights with some hotel stays to start and throughout; affordable public and private transport.

Physical Rating

Physical Rating : 5 - Challenging

Serious high-altitude hikes, cycling, or other instances of heavy exercise. Come prepared to sweat a bit.

Age Requirement

Age Requirement : 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Lemosho Route Overview

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Lemosho Route is considered one of the best route for your Kilimanjaro climb. It is not only the most comfortable and beautiful trail for trekking on Kilimanjaro but also one of the best acclimatization profile with one of the better successful summit rate.

Below Are Some Facts About The Overview Experience Of Lemosho Route.

Distance: The Lemosho Route is 70 kilometres.

Location: The trail begins with a long drive from Moshi or Arusha to Londorossi Gate, which can takes around three to four hours. Londorossi Gate is situated in the western base of the mountain.

Height: The Lemosho Route reaches the summit of Kilimanjaro at the Uhuru peak, reaching a height of 5,895 meters (19,341 feet).

Trail Conditions: The initial segment of the trail makes its way through the verdant rainforest to reach the Shira Plateau, and later travels through icefields and high alpine deserts.

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Why To Choose Lemosho Route?

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6-9 days trekking

The Lemosho Route is one of the most picturesque and unspoiled route to Uhuru peak. The route can be hiked in 8 or 9 days. Hiking the route in 9 days, offers an extra additional acclimatization day which significantly increase your chances summiting.

The various campsites and huts along the route are -

  • MtiMkubwa Camp (2895 m)
  • Shira 1 Camp (3505 m)
  • Shira 2 Camp (3810 m)
  • Moir Hut (4200 m)
  • Barranco Camp (3976 m)
  • Karanga Camp (3995 m)
  • Barafu Camp (4673 m)
  • Mweka Camp (3068 m)

90% Success Rate

Lemosho Route has a generally excellent success rate with high chances of reaching the summit when you take as much time as necessary. With 8 Days Lemosho Route , your odds of arriving at the top are as high as 90%. It is still truly likely you'll arrive at the top with the 7 Days Lemosho Route , with a success rate of 85%. However, with the 6-day hike the success rate drops to roughly 65%.

9927 Travellers Per Year

We have a good Kilimanjaro Successful Summit Rate . So, with Ascend Tanzania you can be sure of getting to the top!

We have great successfully rate over Kilimanjaro summit via Lemosho Route also. Our Kilimanjaro statistics demonstrates that, most of our customers trekked with us made to the top (Uhuru peak). We get ready well our excursion, and we have great strategies over Kilimanjaro summit on all routes.

Each year around 9927 travellers climb Mount Kilimanjaro via Lemosho Route.

Medium Traffics

Due to the similar topographical features as the Machame route, the Lemosho Route boasts high numbers of successful treks. It follows the walk high sleep low principle which helps greatly in acclimatization.

If you want to trek away from the crowd to the peak, Lemosho Route is good choice. However, you can expect medium traffic on the route as the trekkers from Machame route and Umbwe route join the route to the Uhuru peak.

Good acclimatization features

Lemosho Route is completed in eight days by most trekkers. However, many operators offer seven day treks and six day variation on the Lemosho (not recommended). We recommended 8 Days Lemosho Route as it is great for acclimatization which increases the chances of success.

The 7 Days Lemosho Route variation offers stops at both Shira Camp 1 and Shira Camp 2. While the eight day route variation offers an extra acclimatization day at the Karanga Camp.

Lemosho Route offers an excellent acclimatization profile, if you opt for the 8-day trek. This makes up for the difficult trek and increases chances of summit.

Great & varied Kilimanjaro scenery

The Lemosho Route is known to be extremely picturesque with beautiful all-encompassing expanses along the southern traverse, including scenic views of the remarkable gorges.

Facilitating just about 8% of the trekkers, Lemosho is considered as a quieter route and is perfect for private treks. If you are anticipating a one-on-one experience with nature, Lemosho can be a great choice.

Lemosho Route is additionally known for wildlife spotting opportunities. It is possible to come crosswise over animals, for example, antelopes, bison and even elephants.

Take on the Barranco Wall

This Lemosho Route itinerary includes the Barranco Wall - and an extra acclimatization day with a shorter day trekking preceding the summit day - which ensures you get more rest, more time to prepare for the summit push allowing you the best chance of making it to the top!

Best Tips For Success

Slow and steady wins the race. During the majority of the trek, you should only be walking at a pace that you can carry on a conversation with others.

Snacks will be essential to help break up the journey, and to provide a small boost of energy when you’re feeling drained.

Make sure you stay hydrated, as this is essential to reduce the symptoms of Kilimanjaro Altitude Sickness .

If possible, try to go for short treks before your Kilimanjaro adventure, as a fit hiker enjoy the experience more.

Best Trail To Climb Kilimanjaro Via Lemosho Route

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Trails on the route are loaded up with the changed grand scenery of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

The Lemosho Route is less swarmed when contrasted with different routes making it perfect from first-time trekkers. The route because of its more drawn out timetable gives better acclimatization to the climbers, which enlarges the possibility of a fruitful summit.

Lemosho Route starts on the west side of Kilimanjaro from Londorossi Gate. After which the trek continues through the profound rainforest to Shira level throughout the following two days. The trail at that point, moves eastbound of the Shira Plateau to the Lava Tower in a level climb. The route at that point heads down towards Barranco Valley by means of the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Following which the drop is made through the Mweka route.

It is prescribed to take the Lemosho Route with a whole night, to encounter the astounding background of Carter camp. The undertaking to carter camp is a standout amongst the most courageous piece of Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing. It gives you and possibility of dozing medium-term in the bowl of the cavity.

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Lemosho Route Itinerary For Kilimanjaro

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7 Days Lemosho Route

90% Success Rate

The seven day Lemosho variation is preferred over the six day option because it breaks up day two into two days, providing better acclimatization and a more gradual ascent. On the seven day route, we walk from Forest Camp to Shira Camp 1 on day two, a reasonable altitude gain of 2,000 feet.

Summit Success Chance - Good
Altitude Profile - Excellent
Difficulty - Challenging
Scenery - Excellent

7 days

Starting from $2,045

8 Days Lemosho Route

90% Success Rate

This is the longest and most remote route to Kilimanjaro. After beautiful forests and moorlands it crosses the Shira Plateau to meet up with the Machame Route. The forests around the Lemosho Glades are rich in buffalo, elephant and Other game.The South Circuit is then followed.

Summit Success Chance - High
Altitude Profile - Excellent
Difficulty - Doable
Scenery - Excellent

8 Days

Starting from $2,245

8 Days Lemosho Route With Crater Camp

90% Success Rate

The Lemosho route is considered as one of the most beautiful routes on Kilimanjaro. The trek begins at Lemosho gate on the west side of the mountain. The climb takes you through the fertile rainforest to the wildflowers of the Heath ecosystem. Advancing from the west allows..

Summit Success Chance - Good
Altitude Profile - Average
Difficulty - Challenging
Scenery - Excellent

8 days

Starting from $2,245

9 Days Lemosho Route With Crater Camp

90% Success Rate

The 9 day Lemosho Crater Camp Route is better altitude acclimatization programme. Lemosho is perfect for climbers seeking a more private hiking experience. Although the route joins with the more popular Machame route on the third evening, the first three days on ...

Summit Success Chance - High
Altitude Profile - Average
Difficulty - Challenging
Scenery - Excellent

9 days

Starting from $2,445

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