LEMOSHO ROUTE

Enjoy fewer crowds and panoramic vistas! 

DESCRIPTION:

The climb begins in the west of the mountain at Londorossi Gate. It then circles around Kilimanjaro to the south, passing through majestic rainforest and slowly ascents until reaching the wildflowers of the heath ecosystem. The route continues up to the mountain’s third summit at Shira Ridge.

From there it crosses the famed Shira Plateau and joins the main Machame Route on the third day. It continues on the Machame Route for the summit until exiting via Mweka Gate.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Reaching the summit! Experiencing that incomparable "top of the world" feeling

  • Panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain

  • The ideal balance of low crowds, beautiful scenery, and a high summit success rate 

  • Discover Kilimanjaro's Southern Ice Field just before Barafu Camp

  • Dedicated guides, porters and cooks – a great team to help you on your way!

LEMOSHO ROUTE MAP 
Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho Elevation

HOW DIFFICULT IS IT TO CLIMB THE LEMOSHO ROUTE?

The Lemosho route is considered one of the easier routes on Kilimanjaro, as its longer itinerary allows for better acclimatization.

 

It joins the Machame route on day three.

Climbers are sometimes nervous about how they will handle the Great Barranco Wall, but this is just a short scramble and you will be helped by your guide every step of the way. 

 

The 8 day Lemosho climb gives one of the highest success rates, rather than trying to squeeze the climb into 7 days. The extra day allows for a shorter pre-summit day, meaning that you arrive at base camp by lunch time, fuel up with food, and tuck up in your tent to rest for what will be a tough summit ascent starting at midnight.

Experienced mountaineers may opt for the more difficult 7 day ascent along the Lemosho route.

There are no parts on the route that require any technical climbing skills.

Thousands of climbers safely travel this route each year, let alone the Kilimanjaro porters carrying heavy loads.

The total Lemosho route distance is approximately 70 kilometers from gate to gate.

WHAT AM I PAYING FOR?

 

OUR CLIMBS INCLUDE:

  • Transfers to and from Kilimanjaro Airport 

  • Hotel the night before and after the climb

  • Adequate number of guides, porters, and cooks

  • All park fees, camping fees, rescue fees and team fees

  • Transfers to and from the route gate(s) 

  • Sleeping mattress pad, dining tent, sleeping tent 

  • Private toilet tent

  • Crew equipment

  • Adequate guides, porters, and cooks wages

  • Food and purified water during the trek

  • Emergency oxygen

  • AMREF Flying Doctors helicopter rescue

  • 18% VAT

 

OUR CLIMBS EXCLUDE:

  • Tips for guides, porters, and cooks

  • Lunch and dinner at the hotel

  • Beverages at the hotel

  • Medical insurance

  • Tanzanian visa

  • Medication

  • Energy drinks & snacks, alcoholic and soft drinks.

  • Personal gear including personal rain gear, trekking poles, sleeping bags, etc

  • National/International flights

  • Anything not mentioned under "Price Includes"

LEMOSHO ROUTE DISTANCE AND ELEVATION IN KILOMETERS
Kilimanjaro Elevation
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