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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 the newest route discovered that initiates from the west side of the Kilimanjaro. There are 6 prime Kilimanjaro Routes are used for Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. It is hands down the most spectacular Kilimanjaro route that is highly preferred by the trekkers.

Considered as one of the best routes; Lemosho route is not only the most scenic but also one of the easiest ones for Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

Among all Kilimanjaro Routes, Lemosho route is highly appreciated between the trekkers and out of 30,000 trekkers coming to Kilimanjaro most choose it to hike.

This route is more preferred as Lemosho offers highly acclimatizing opportunities. To grab the best opportunity to walk high sleep low method many trekkers prefer to Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro via Lemosho Route. It is one of the best Kilimanjaro Route that offers a high success rate.

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro through Lemosho is not only good for acclimatization but also offers a great view. The hike starts from lush coffee fields and through rustic villages, heather-Mooreland, and arctic zone the climb continues to Uhuru peak.

Starting at Londorossi Gate in the west is a longer route that usually takes 7 to 8 days. After crossing the gate Lemosho continues through lush rainforest towards Shira plateau. From Shira, it moves towards Barranco Valley via the Southern Circuit.

Few interesting facts about Lemosho Route :

• The descending follows the Mweka route

• Located at the west side of the mountain to reach it takes few hour drives from Moshi or Arusha

• It offers more than 90% climbing success rate

• It can take 7-8-9 days to complete the climbing depending upon trekker’s physical stamina

• Stunning view of Mount Kilimanjaro after crossing the rainforest zone

Why To Choose Lemosho Route?

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6-9 days trekking

Lemosho Route is one of the panoramic routes of Kilimanjaro. Amongst all Kilimanjaro routes, this newer route is gaining more popularity day by day. Mount Kilimanjaro can be hiked in a maximum of 9 days and a minimum of 6 days in total. However, the longer itinerary increases the success rate. 

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)

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.

Get the Kilimanjaro Packing List and Kilimanjaro Gear Rental for a Successful Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing via Lemosho Route.

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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