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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 34 Reviews

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

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Just finished our 7-day Lemosho route hike and we all made it to Uhuru! That would not have been possible ...
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  • Activities Trekking
  • Accommodation Camping, Tent & Hotel
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
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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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  • Starts Moshi, Tanzania
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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 acclimatized ...
  • Operator Tanzania Joy Tours and Safaris Ltd
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Trekking & Climbing
  • Accommodation Hotel, Tent & Camping
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
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Highlights
  • 6Night on Moutain Top Kilimanjaro.
  • 2Night Arusha city before& After Climbing.
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  • Starts Arusha, Tanzania
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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 was adjusted ...
  • Operator Anapa Travel Tanzania Ltd
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Trekking & Climbing
  • Accommodation Hotel, Tent, Camping, Guest House, Sleeping Hut & Hut
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 2,179 9 days View Tour
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Highlights
  • The highest free standing mountain in the world, Mt.
  • Lemosho is considered to be the best route on Kilimanjaro.
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  • Starts Arusha, Tanzania
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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 help ...
  • Operator Seven Wonders Safaris
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Trekking & Climbing
  • Accommodation Camping & Tent
  • Age Range 12 to 79 years old
From US$ 1,750 7 days View Tour
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Aug 26
Highlights
  • Considered to be the most beautiful route on Kilimanjaro.
  • Low traffic route on Kilimanjaro.
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  • Starts Moshi, Tanzania
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Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route

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Kilimanjaro 8 Day Shira Route Choosing a Guide Company: I chose Zara Tours, the local outfitter for Kilimanjaro because I ...
  • Operator Zara Tours
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Trekking & Climbing
  • Accommodation Camping, Hut, Tent & Hotel
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
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Highlights
  • Uhuru Peak.
  • Stella Point.
  • Lava Tower.
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  • Starts Moshi, Tanzania
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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 of many tour ...
  • Operator Altezza Travel
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Trekking & Climbing
  • Accommodation Hotel, Tent & Camping
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 2,329 9 days View Tour
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Highlights
  • 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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  • Starts Arusha, Tanzania
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Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route & Arusha National Park Tour

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10 day climbing tour visiting Kilimanjaro Lemosho route and Arusha in Tanzania. Read More
  • Operator Expect In Africa Safari
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Trekking, Climbing & Adventure
  • Accommodation Camping, Hut & Hotel
  • Age Range 18 to 79 years old
From US$ 1,670 10 days View Tour
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Aug 27
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    • Starts Moshi, Tanzania
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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 the Barranco wall ...
    • Operator Altezza Travel
    • Tour Type Private Tour
    • Activities Trekking & Climbing
    • Accommodation Hotel, Tent & Camping
    • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
    From US$ 1,896 8 days View Tour
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    Highlights
    • Challenge yourself on the beautiful and unspoiled Lemosho route.
    • Reach the summit at 5,895M and savor the unique feeling of standing on the roof of Africa.
    • Enjoy thrilling and safe scrambles on the very edge of Africa's highest mountain.
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    • Starts Moshi, Tanzania
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    Climbing Kilimanjaro 7-Day Lemosho Route

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    7 day trekking tour visiting Kilimanjaro Lemosho route and Moshi in Tanzania. Read More
    • Operator Dahlia Africa
    • Tour Type Private Tour
    • Activities Trekking
    • Accommodation Hotel, Tent & Camping
    • Transport Private Vehicle
    • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
    From US$ 2,200 7 days View Tour
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    Highlights
    • Most beautiful route to the top of Kilimanjaro.
    • Offers a great balance of low traffic and scenic views.
    • Enjoy incredible panoramic vistas.
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    • Starts Arusha, Tanzania
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    9-Day Mt Kilimanjaro Climb (Lemosho Route)

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    9 day trekking tour visiting Kilimanjaro Lemosho route and Arusha in Tanzania. Read More
    • Operator Gosheni Safaris Africa
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    • Activities Trekking & Adventure
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    • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
    From US$ 2,599 9 days View Tour
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    Highlights
    • Beautifull scenery and high success rate of getting to the summit.
    • Low traffic route on the mountain.
    • Best route for acclimatization.
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    • Starts Moshi, Tanzania
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    8 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Lemosho Route

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    8 day trekking trip visiting Kilimanjaro Lemosho route and Moshi in Tanzania. Read More
    • Operator Bless Africa Tours and Safaris
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    • Accommodation Camping, Tent & Hotel
    • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
    From US$ 1,950 8 days View Tour
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    Highlights
    • Marvel at the stunning scenery from Africa's highest mountain..
    • Camp along the trail..
    • Summit to Uhuru Peak at sunrise..
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    • Starts Moshi, Tanzania
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    Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Lemosho Route

    10 day wildlife tour through Moshi, Mti Mkubwa Camp, Shira Camp and 5 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
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    • Tour Type Group Tour
    • Activities Trekking, Wildlife & Explorer
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    • Conquer Africa's highest peak..
    • Visit an authentic Maasai village..
    • Search for the "big five" during wildlife drives in the Serengeti..
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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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    • Considered to be the most beautiful route on Kilimanjaro.
    • High success rate of making it to the summit.
    • Low traffic route on Kilimanjaro.
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    • Starts Moshi, Tanzania
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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

    4.8 - Excellent Based on 31 customer reviews
    Incredible experience Reviewed Tour: 7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Lemosho Route
    Anonymous From UK
    5 - Excellent
    “Enosa review

    From the initial enquiry about the Kilimanjaro trip to being dropped off for our transfer to Dar El Salaam at the end of our trip, the experience we received from Enosa was exceptional.
    Communication through Noel was extremely efficient and he did everything possible to ensure that the trip ran as smooth as possible. We received a detailed kit list and had a good understanding of the Lemosho route which was the route we had chosen to take.
    After arriving in Kilimanjaro, a driver was waiting at the airport to take me to the accommodation provided by Enosa. The staff at the hotel were so accommodating and because I had landed in the early hours of the morning, they were happy to provide a room for me to sleep in on my arrival. Later that day, myself and my friends were informed that we would have a meeting with our guide that evening. Ricky (our guide for the trip) came to the hotel and gave us a thorough introduction and answered any questions that we had. Following this, we had our kit checked to ensure that we were well prepared for the trip.

    The trip began the next day and again, the experience we received was amazing. All of the staff in our group had our best interests in mind for the full 7 days and they couldn't have done any more. Alex (our chef) prepared delicious, filling meals for us to eat 3 times a day. Ricky gave us a briefing every evening explaining what the day ahead would be like, what to wear etc and this was extremely useful. His understanding of: the route, our pace, timings were spot on and this contributed to the smooth running of each of the days.

    Although the summit day was tough, the positive energy of both Ricky and Kelvin made the experience much easier and it was extremely rewarding to reach Uhuru peak.

    I cannot recommend this tour company enough, the whole experience was amazing! Thank you for such a memorable trip.”
    Wonderful experience Reviewed Tour: Mt. Kilimanjaro - Lemosho route, 8 days
    Denise Brown From UK
    5 - Excellent
    “The route was perfect for acclimatisation with a gentle start and then the exciting rock scramble up the Barranco wall. The final ascent from base camp at night was very tough but from Stella point onwards to Uhuru peak was spelĺ binding with glaciers all around”
    Great trip Reviewed Tour: 7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Lemosho Route
    Christovan Dunn From USA
    4 - Very Good
    “Our guides were Peter and Emi. The entire team did a great job! The food was excellent and price was right. Asante!”

    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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