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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 ...

Kilimanjaro Lemosho route - 23 Trips with 33 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
  • Starts/Ends Moshi/Moshi
  • Operator Enosa Expeditions Active 6 minutes ago
From US$ 1,750 7 days View Tour
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  • High summit success rate
  • Lemosho is considered the most scenic route on Kilimanjaro
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Lemosho 8 Days+ 2 Hotel Nights

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  • Starts/Ends Moshi/Moshi
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Zara Tours
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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 Tanzania/Tanzania
  • Operator Zara Tours
From US$ 2,055 10 days View Tour
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  • The highest free standing mountain in the world, Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • Lemosho is considered to be the best route on Kilimanjaro
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Trekking Kilimanjaro - The Highest Mountain In Africa

This 7-day trek will take you to the top of the highest free-standing mountain in... ... Read More
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  • Operator Seven Wonders Safaris
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  • 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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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
  • Starts/Ends Moshi/Moshi
  • Operator Bless Africa Tours and Safaris
From US$ 2,000 8 days View Tour
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Highlights
  • Lemosho Route offers the 'complete' Kilimanjaro experience
  • As KPAP (Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project) members we can guarantee an ethical climb
  • 8 days on the mountain give you the best chance to make it to the top
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Ethical & Luxury Kilimanjaro Climb Lemosho Route 8 Days

Many people list Kilimanjaro as a lifelong dream adventure. Climbing Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho route... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Arusha/Arusha
  • Operator Safarihub
From US$ 2,875 8 days View Tour
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Highlights
  • 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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7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Lemosho Route

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The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Moshi/Moshi
  • Operator Bless Africa Tours and Safaris
From US$ 1,900 7 days View Tour
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Oct 23
Highlights
  • Enjoy the beautiful views as Lemosho is considered the most scenic route on Kilimanjaro
  • Experience the solitude and low traffic on this route to Kilimanjaro
  • You have a higher probability of making it to the summit on this route
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Migration Venture Africa Ltd
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Kilimanjaro Trekking Lemosho Route - 10 Days

The Lemosho route is one of the newer routes on the mountain, and a superb ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Moshi/Moshi
  • Operator Migration Venture Africa Ltd
  • Tour Type Private Tour
From US$ 2,596 10 days View Tour
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Altezza Travel
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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
  • Starts/Ends Kilimanjaro/Kilimanjaro
  • Operator Altezza Travel
  • Tour Type Private and Group Tour
From US$ 1,896 8 days View Tour
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  • Lemosho Route
  • Trek to the very top of the Roof of Africa
  • Stunning mountain views and high-altitude scenery
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Simba Adventures Ltd
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Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route Trek: 8-Day Itinerary

Despite being one of the newest routes to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, the Lemosho... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Arusha/Arusha
  • Operator Simba Adventures Ltd
From US$ 2,185 8 days View Tour
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Tanzania Joy Tours and Safaris Ltd
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Mt. Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route

The Lemosho route is one of the newer routes on Mount Kilimanjaro. The route begins... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Moshi/Moshi
  • Operator Tanzania Joy Tours and Safaris
From US$ 1,565 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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Dahlia Tours&Safaris
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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
  • Starts/Ends Moshi/Moshi
  • Operator Dahlia Tours&Safaris
  • Tour Type Private and Group Tour
From US$ 1,650 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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9-Day Mt Kilimanjaro Climb (Lemosho Route)

Lemosho is considered the most beautiful route on Kilimanjaro and grants panoramic vistas on various ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Arusha/Arusha
  • Operator Gosheni Safaris Africa
  • Tour Type Private Tour
From US$ 2,599 9 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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Climbing Kilimanjaro 8-Day Lemosho Route

The 8-day Lemosho route is considered the most scenic trail on Kilimanjaro, granting panoramic vistas ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Moshi/Moshi
  • Operator Dahlia Tours&Safaris
  • Tour Type Private and Group Tour
From US$ 1,800 8 days View Tour
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  • Uhuru Peak
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Altezza Travel
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Mt. Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route, 9 Days

Lemosho route is known for its premium class Kilimanjaro trekking. Choosing it as your trekking ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Kilimanjaro/Kilimanjaro
  • Operator Altezza Travel
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Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route

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On this Nine (9) day route we approach the mountain from the west by the... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Arusha/Arusha
  • Operator Anapa Travel Tanzania Ltd Active 11 hours ago
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Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route, 8 Days

The Lemosho Route is perhaps the most scenic Kilimanjaro route, from the first day to... ... Read More
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  • Marvel at the stunning scenery from Africa's highest mountain
  • Camp along the trail
  • Summit to Uhuru Peak at sunrise.
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Take the challenging and less-travelled Lemosho route up to the highest peak in Africa, considered... ... Read More
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  • Airport transfers before and after Kilimanjaro trekking.
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4.8 - Excellent Based on 33 customer reviews
Amazing 7 day Lemosho Route in September Reviewed Tour: 7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Lemosho Route
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5 - Excellent
“My girlfriend and I successfully reached the peak of Kilimanjaro with Enosa Expeditions. We initially went for the 8 day Lemosho itinerary, but on our way up we decided, together with the guides, to reach it one day earlier. All the way from booking the trip with Enosa to finishing our hike we were taken great care of by the team. Noel was very accommodating and was able to answer all our questions before going to Kilimanjaro. During our hike the crew took good care of us, and we always felt in save hands with them. We highly recommend Enosa Expeditions for Kilimanjaro,which offer good prices, good and responsive communication before the trip, and a professional crew.”
Had an amazing climb with Enosa Expeditions! Reviewed Tour: 7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Lemosho Route
Steve From USA At
5 - Excellent
“Noel, the owner of the company, really took good care me. All arrangements were taken care of and we even reached the Summit of Mt Kilimanjaro - very happy with that. Thanks for an amazing climb!”
Just do it! Reviewed Tour: Kilimanjaro Climb - Lemosho Route
5 - Excellent
“If you have been thinking about climbing Kilimanjaro for a while but have hesitated go ahead and do it. The Lemosho route gives you plenty of time to acclimatise and why go all the way to Tanzania and rush it? The guides make sure no one goes too fast and it was only on the summit climb that we gradually split into small groups according to ability. So don't worry you will not get left behind and you wont get made to feel you are slowing the group down. EVERYONE goes slowly. It's compulsory. And don't worry if you want to go solo. I think most people climbing Kilimanjaro are solo travellers anyway.”
Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route Reviewed Tour: Kilimanjaro Climb - Lemosho Route
5 - Excellent
“A fantastic, challenging but exhilarating experience! If you are thinking about it - do it!!”
Mount Kilimanjaro Reviewed Tour: Kilimanjaro Climb - Lemosho Route
5 - Excellent
“Superbly organised and our guides / porters were the best!”
The Best Kili Experience Reviewed Tour: Kilimanjaro Climb - Lemosho Route
5 - Excellent
“I couldn't have asked for a better Kilimanjaro experience than what I had with Exodus. The guides and rest of staff were incredibly knowledgable and attentive, the Lemosho route was beautiful and varied in its scenery and summit night - though mentally and physically taxing - was an incredibly fulfilling experience.”
Pole Pole Reviewed Tour: Kilimanjaro Climb - Lemosho Route
4 - Very Good
“A gruelling but worthwhile trip.”
Do you like pina coladas and walks in the rain? Reviewed Tour: Kilimanjaro Climb - Lemosho Route
4 - Very Good
“Very challenging but ultimately rewarding trip. Camping is a pain in the neck after a while. Prepare to be dirty, cold and generally uncomfortable for the whole trip, I think this got to me more than the walking. I believe Kili is quite scenic but it was misty for us most of the time and I could have been at home in Scotland out a damp hillwalk.”
Kilimanjaro Reviewed Tour: Kilimanjaro Climb - Lemosho Route
5 - Excellent
“A well organised and coordinated trip lead by the African Walking Company who displayed a high level of professionalism and made the trip an enjoyable one for all participants. The passion for the mountain which the guides demonstrated and the effort by the team as a whole for helping us achieve our personal goal of reaching the summit was evident daily and greatly apreciated.”

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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