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Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route

Unlike other trails, the Lemosho Route starts at a very low altitude. It is a long and difficult route with very few people, until it converges with the Machame Route. Despite its remoteness and difficulty, it is favoured by many trek operators because it is an extremely beautiful route with low traffic. Approaching the mountain from the ... Read More

Kilimanjaro Lemosho route - 26 Trips with 27 Reviews

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  • Low traffic route to Kilimanjaro.
  • Higher probability of making it to the summit.
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7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Lemosho Route

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This is a lesser known route which usually begins on the western side of Mount ... Read More
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  • Considered as the most beautiful route on Mt.
  • A great balance of low traffic, scenic views and a high summit success rate..
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Mt. Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route

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The Lemosho route is one of the newer routes on Mount Kilimanjaro. The route begins ... Read More
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  • Operator Tanzania Joy Tours and Safaris Ltd
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  • 6Night on Moutain Top Kilimanjaro.
  • 2Night Arusha city before& After Climbing.
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Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route

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On this Nine (9) day Program Tanzania Kilimanjaro we approach the mountain from the west ... Read More
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  • Operator Anapa Travel Tanzania Ltd
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  • The highest free standing mountain in the world, Mt.
  • Lemosho is considered to be the best route on Kilimanjaro.
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Lemosho Route - 7 Days

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This 7-day trek will take you to the top of the highest free-standing mountain in ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Arusha/Arusha
  • Operator Seven Wonders Safaris
  • Tour Type Private Tour
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  • Considered to be the most beautiful route on Kilimanjaro.
  • Low traffic route on Kilimanjaro.
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Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route

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The Lemosho route on Mt Kilimanjaro goes parallel to the lower part of the Shira ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Moshi/Moshi View Map
  • Operator Zara Tours
  • Tour Type Private Tour
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  • Uhuru Peak.
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  • Lava Tower.
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Mt. Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route, 9 Days

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Lemosho route is known for its premium class Kilimanjaro trekking. Choosing it as your trekking ... Read More
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  • Operator Altezza Travel Active 1 day ago
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  • Explore the stunning Arusha National Park.
  • Climb Kili via one of the most popular and scenic routes available.
  • Discover remote, spectacular and dramatic gorges and views of west Kilimanjaro.
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Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route & Arusha National Park Tour

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the top things to do while visiting Africa. It ... Read More
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    Mt. Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route, 8 Days

    Lemosho route is known for its premium class Kilimanjaro trekking. Choosing it as your trekking ... Read More
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    • Challenge yourself on the beautiful and unspoiled Lemosho route.
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    Climbing Kilimanjaro 7-Day Lemosho Route

    The 7-day Lemosho route is considered the most scenic trail on Kilimanjaro, granting panoramic vistas ... Read More
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    • Operator Dahlia Africa
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    • Most beautiful route to the top of Kilimanjaro.
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    9-Day Mt Kilimanjaro Climb (Lemosho Route)

    Lemosho is considered the most beautiful route on Kilimanjaro and grants panoramic vistas on various ... Read More
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    • Operator Gosheni Safaris Africa
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    • Beautifull scenery and high success rate of getting to the summit.
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    • Best route for acclimatization.
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    Bless Africa Tours and Safaris
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    8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Lemosho Route

    The Lemosho route can be done in as little as six days (five nights) on ... Read More
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    Kilimanjaro Lemosho route Reviews

    4.9 - Excellent Based on 27 customer reviews
    Lemosho Kilimanjaro trek Reviewed Tour: 7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Lemosho Route
    Luc Benninga From Netherlands
    5 - Excellent
    “Amazing team and experience! Attention to tipping. The trip itself went absolutely flawlessly, just make sure you are aware of how many porters you will have and how much you have to tip each person, it’s an additional cost worth considering. Other than that, great people, delicious food and an amazing trip!
    I would definitely recommend this to anyone with an adventure sense and a challenge in mind.”
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    Les Jones Jones From England
    5 - Excellent
    “Absolutely brilliant, couldn’t fault anything, was way above our expectations, Guides and Porters where fantastic would definitely recommend”
    Excellent Reviewed Tour: 7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Lemosho Route
    Thomas Wartzack From USA
    5 - Excellent
    “Excellent”

    Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route - Itinerary

    Unlike other trails, the Lemosho Route starts at a very low altitude. It is a long and difficult route with very few people, until it converges with the Machame Route. Despite its remoteness and difficulty, it is favoured by many trek operators because it is an extremely beautiful route with low traffic.

    Approaching the mountain from the west, the route begins with a long drive from Moshi. The minimum duration for this route is six days, but 8 days is ideal, so climbers get time to get acclimatized and enjoy the panoramic views from multiple sides of the mountain. During the first two days of the trip, trekkers traverse through beautiful rainforests, where small animals such as the Colobus and blue monkeys are visible. In comparison to the Machame route, which simply intersects the Shira Plateau, Lemosho crosses the Plateau from east to west, providing marvelous views of Kibo Peak.

    Other attractions include the Lava Tower, where climbers get to enjoy panoramic vistas and the Great Barranco Wall, which presents a difficult and thrilling challenge. Climbers will rest overnight in tents and after reaching the summit, the descent is made on the Mweka Route (designated descent trail for the other routes). The Lemosho is a highly recommended route because of its stunning scenic views, relatively low traffic and high summit success rate. Moreover, after a few days of climbing, the Lemosho route merges with the Machame route all the way up to the summit and the descent down Mwaka. Due to the extra days on the lower altitudes, this is the best trek in terms of acclimatization.

    Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route - Climbing Facts
    Climb Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
    Climb Duration: 8 Days
    Max Altitude: 5,895 Meters
    Accommodation: Camping
    Best Season: All Year

    Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route - Itinerary

    The below is a sample itinerary. It may vary slightly depending on the final trekking agency you choose to go with:

    • Day 1: Moshe to Mkubwa Camp 2 – 4 hours
    • Day 2: To Shira 1 Camp 4 – 6 hours
    • Day 3: To Shira 2 Camp 1 – 3 hours
    • Day 4: To Barranco Camp 5 – 7 hours
    • Day 5: To Karanga Camp 3 – 4 hours
    • Day 6: To Barafu Camp 7 – 9 hours
    • Day 7: Summit Day and Mweka Camp 11 – 14 hours
    • Day 8: Descend to Gate 3 – 5 hours - trek ends

    Trekking facts for the Lemosho route in a nutshell

    • Third most popular route -- 8% of climbers
    • Moderately difficult route - it merges with the Machame route (difficult route also) higher up on Kilimanjaro and initially goes through steep rain forest trails also
    • Relatively more expensive because it starts at a remote location
    • The most scenic route
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