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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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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Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Lemosho Route

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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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Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route

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10 day climbing trip through Arusha, Arusha National Park, Mti Mkubwa and 10 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
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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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Seven-Day Mount Kilimanjaro Climb: Lemosho Route

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I was able to email and book the complete itinerary from Ireland with excellent communication from N ...
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9-Day Mt Kilimanjaro Climb (Lemosho Route)

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9 day trekking trip through Arusha, Londorossi Gate, Shira Camp One and 7 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
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Climbing Kilimanjaro 8-Day Lemosho Route

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Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route & Serengeti Adventure

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15 day explorer trip through Moshi, Mti Mkubwa Camp, Shira Camp One and 10 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
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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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Climbing Kilimanjaro 7-Day Lemosho Route

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Kilimanjaro Lemosho route Reviews

5 - Excellent
Based on 41 customer reviews
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5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • From USA
“I was able to email and book the complete itinerary from Ireland with excellent communication from Naick. Having never been to Tanzania before I didn't quite know which is which

Upon arrival at the airport we were greeted by the generous man by the name of Nickson. He honestly couldn't be more welcoming and friendly. He leaded us to the transport. His English was very easy to understand, His driving skills were excellent and we had a great time with him in the car not only upon the arrival but also the departure day

Since this was our first to in Tanzania-Kilimanjaro, I cannot write this review without mentioning the Best guide of all time Bakari and Bryson Not only are they great at their jobs but they are super friendly and insanely polite. Plus, we didn't have one complaint about the food. The food was amazing and for that I would especially point out Kulwa [chef].

In short the whole crew was more than helpful yet made sure we were always ok with everything and anything we needed and they were nice and attentive to us the whole time and few of the crew actually became friends during our course of Kilimanjaro

Along with Ramadhan, He was like the master of all song I can say! He kept the party alive for us during the time we were at the mountain!! It was fun singing and dancing with the crew I promise he could win Kilimanjaro Idol, 

I’m not saying climbing Kilimanjaro Mountain was easy. Cause honestly it was difficult at some point and challenging but I’m saying with the right choice of the company as Kilisa Tours that got great crew makes the whole experience worthy and somehow easy

After the summit we had five days left with to Tanzania and due to the top notch service we had at the mountain we decided to also go on a 3- days safari to Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro and a day trip a chemka hot spring after. Nothing went wrong the whole experience was Incredible
Our only real complaint the entire time was that had to leave get back home to get back to our jobs. LOL!

will be ungrateful if I didn’t give the special thanks to our guide, porters and cooker from Kilisa Tours without you this couldn’t be done. Thank you very much our friends. It was a trip of a lifetime and We were definitely not disappointed, All thanks to Kilisa and I would highly recommend it to you”
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Luxury on Kilimanjaro with Dahlia Africa Reviewed Tour: Climbing Kilimanjaro 8-Day Lemosho Route
5 - Excellent
  • Linda Winston
  • From Germany
“We a glad we choose this route with its beauty and panoramic vistas on various sides.”
Excellent Reviewed Tour: Kilimanjaro - Lemosho route
5 - Excellent
  • Tineka Van Houten
  • From New Zealand
“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