Trekkers climbing Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho route

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7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Lemosho Route

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Mt. Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route

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This is by far the best route for climbing Kilimanjaro. Days 3-6 go up & down to get you acclimati ...
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Kilimanjaro - Lemosho route

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I did Lemosho route this June 2015 with ANAPA Travel. I warmly recommend this local agency: the trip ...
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Lemosho Route - 7 days

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I did the 7 day Kilimanjaro Lemosho route with Seven Wonders Safaris in July this year, and with the ...
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Kilimanjaro - Lemosho route

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Mt. Kilimanjaro - Lemosho route, 9 days

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My friend and I have chosen the best provider for Kilimanjaro climb service. Altezza Travel is one o ...
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Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route & Arusha National Park Tour

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10 day climbing tour through Arusha, Arusha National Park, Mti Mkubwa Camp and 6 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
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Mt. Kilimanjaro - Lemosho route, 8 days

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The route was perfect for acclimatisation with a gentle start and then the exciting rock scramble up ...
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  • Operator Altezza Travel
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Climbing Kilimanjaro 7-Day Lemosho Route

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7 day trekking tour through Mti Mkubwa Camp, Shira One Camp, Shira 2 Camp and 4 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
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  • Operator Dahlia Africa
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9-Day Mt Kilimanjaro Climb (Lemosho Route)

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9 day trekking trip through Arusha, Londorossi Gate, Shira One Camp and 5 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
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  • Operator Gosheni Safaris Africa
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8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Lemosho Route

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8 day trekking tour through Mti Mkubwa Camp, Shira One Camp, Shira 2 Camp and 5 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
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  • Operator Bless Africa Tours and Safaris
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Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Lemosho Route

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10 day wildlife tour through Moshi, Mti Mkubwa Camp, Shira Camp and 5 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
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Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route & Serengeti Adventure

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15 day explorer tour through Moshi, Mti Mkubwa Camp, Shira One Camp and 9 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
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7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Lemosho Route

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We Planned for many years to come to Africa and Climb Kilimanjaro, It was a good choice to go with
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Kilimanjaro Lemosho route Reviews

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5 - Excellent
  • James Bonello
  • From Australia
  • At 14 Oct 2019
“this trek was an amazing experience, my guide, cook and all the porters were amazing and I wouldn't have been able to do it without them.”
Asante sana to Kilisa Tours Reviewed Tour: Seven-Day Mount Kilimanjaro Climb: Lemosho Route
5 - Excellent
  • Denic
  • From Austria
  • At 02 Oct 2019
“I was satisfied as, our entire Tanzanian trip from Mt Kilimanjaro to the safari was well organized and operated, Asante sana to the kind people working at Kilisa since they were outstanding and extremely knowledgeable. They spoke great English and helped keep our spirits up by encouraging us even when things were Shagged. We are so happy we choose them and Highly recommend Kilisa Tours to anyone.”
Mt Kilimanjaro - 8 days Lemosho with Enosa Expeditions Reviewed Tour: 7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Lemosho Route
5 - Excellent
  • Shane Hannon
  • From Ireland
  • At 26 Sep 2019
“Myself and four friends from Ireland successfully climbed Mt Kilimanjaro with Enosa Expeditions in July/August 2019.

The experience was excellent from the outset - communication with Noel was very regular in the build-up to our trip and we were picked up from the airport. We had a lost bag on our flight in so they accommodated us by pushing the start day back a day.

Our guides Anton, Eric and Fraterino were a great help throughout our 8-day climb, advising us each evening in the tent on what the following day would entail, and helping us with any headaches or issues that arose during the climb.

The porters were fantastic too, and the food we got each day really helped keep us nourished throughout the day. These guys know what they are doing and I would certainly recommend climbing Kili with them.

All five of us successfully reached the summit on a really tough summit night, and that was in no small part down to the help we got from the Enosa crew.

Thank you very much for all your help guys from the Irish group of 5!”

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