10 Days Lemosho Route

10 Days Lemosho Route

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About Lemosho Route

The Lemosho Route is widely considered to be the best route on Mount Kilimanjaro. not too long ago,

There were only two main routes used to climb Kilimanjaro – the Marangu (Coca Cola) route and the Machame (Whiskey) route. But as Tanzania’s tourism industry flourished, the Kilimanjaro park authority created more trails to African’s highest peak to distribute climbers to more areas of the park. This reduced bottlenecks at certain points and also made for a more pleasant experience by limiting crowds. Additionally, these latter trails were more thoughtfully designed to improve acclimatization for the climber by incorporating longer distances, longer times on the mountain and shorter elevation gains. Lemosho, a relatively new route, falls into this category. The base number of days required for this route is six days, albeit eight days is perfect. Lemosho is viewed as the most beautiful route on Kilimanjaro and stipends all-encompassing vistas on different sides of the mountain. It is our preferred route since it offers an extraordinary parity of low traffic, picturesque perspectives, and a high summit achievement rate.


Height Height : 2360 metres

Distance Distance : 66.86 Km

Per Year Trekking Per Year Trekking : 9927

Timing Timing : 6-9 days

Success Rate Success Rate : 90%

Highlights Highlights : Expensive

Uniqueness :

  • Lemosho Route is the most picturesque, untainted route.

  • Great acclimatization choices and has a high achievement rate.

  • Less traffic, particularly toward the begin.

  • Tolerably troublesome route - it converges with the Machame route higher up on Kilimanjaro and at first experiences soak downpour backwoods trails moreover.

Weather & Climate :

Lemosho Route starting from the montane backwoods you would encounter gentle moist atmosphere with the likelihood of downpour. As you push upwards into the heather moorlands it gets testing. Portrayed by dry bone-dry conditions, here daytime temperature can take off above 40C and night the temperature drops to 0C with blasting breezes. It just gets outrageous as you proceed with your climb into the high deserts with underneath frosty temperatures supplementing the consuming sun. At the summit, feast your eyes on sparkling ice sheets to round off your voyage.

Success Rate :

Success rates are high for this route – the 8 day option is usually around 90% and the 7 day around 85%. For the less popular 6 day option summit success rate is roughly 65%. Even though the route starts at a higher altitude than other routes, it offers great acclimatization and a really good climb high, sleep low profile. It has a success rate of 90%. Despite being one of the longest routes, Lemosho Route has one of the highest success rates on Kilimanjaro.

Direct arrival at a lodge in Moshi at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. This evening you will have a pre-climb briefing with your guide and a consultant.

Depart Moshi to Londorosi gate, upon arrival at the gate complete park formalities, you will then be driven to Lemosho starting point, start your hike through a rain forest while enjoying watching wild animals.

Continue through the forest, steeply climbing into the heather and moorland zone, crossing the Shira Ridge, and descending into the Shira Plateau.

A slow-paced hike across the Shira Plateau through the heather and moorland.

Begin your trek out of moorland and enter the semi desert with rocky landscapes following the trail to Eastern side to Lava Tower. At this point you would probably start to feel high altitude sickness symptoms. Descend to Barranco camp for your overnight stay. The camp is located below Barranco wall.

This day is designed for acclimatization. Today you will conquer the Great Barranco Wall with the view of Heim glacier on the top. The trail winds down to Karanga Valley. You will then proceed with a steep climb to Karanga Camp.

Today you cross the alpine desert and continue with your trek on empty and dry landscape to Barafu Camp. This trail intersects with Mweka Route, the trail used to descend for the final two days. The word “Barafu” means Ice, this camp is located on a rocky, exposed ridge.

Around mid-night begins a steep climb over loose volcanic scree. Slow and steady pace will take you towards Stella point. Take a short rest at Stella point (5685m), proceed with your ascent to Uhuru peak (5895m). You will normally encounter snow on your way to the peak. Spend few minutes on the top of the mountain and then descend back to Barafu camp for a short rest before you proceed to Mweka Camp to wind up your day.

Today is the final day on the mountain; enjoy your breakfast before descending to Mweka gate passing through forest zone. Upon arrival at the gate complete park formalities and tipping ceremony with your support team. Our driver will then transfer you to Moshi.

After your trekking end or you can transfer to the airport to back home.


  • Transport fees

  • Hotel After & before trekking

  • Gate Fees

  • Guides Fees

  • Professional Guides

  • Hot meals & Water served three times per day

  • Government taxes

  • Portable oxygen tanks & ox meter

  • Emergency first-aid kit


  • International Flights

  • Visa Fees

  • Vaccination

  • Laundry

  • Gear for your climb

  • A portable flush toilet with a toilet tent. It can be rented at $70 for the entire trek

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