7 Days Kilimanjaro Trekking Lemosho Route
The Lemosho route is considered the most beautiful trail on Mount Kilimanjaro hiking trip, granting panoramic views on various sides of the mountain. As one of the newer routes, Lemosho is an excellent choice for your climb. It is our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low crowds, beautiful scenes and a high probability of hiking to the summit successfully. Africa Natural Tours specializes in guiding on the Lemosho route. Most of our clients climb Kilimanjaro using this route and they consistently report that they loved it. This makes the Lemosho hiking route to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro highly recommended. The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the rain forest to Shira Ridge. The Lemosho route crosses the entire Shira Plateau from west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike. Crowds are low until the route joins the Machame route near Lava Tower. Then the route travers’s underneath Kilimanjaro's Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Descent is made via the Mweka route.
Rising (ft): 7,800ft to 9,500ft
Stretch: 6 km
Hiking time:3-4 hours
Climatic habitat: Rain Forest
Hiker(s) depart Arusha/Moshi for Londorossi Gate, which takes about 4 hours, where you will complete entry registration and formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho trailhead (another hour to reach the trailhead). Upon arrival at trailhead, hiker(s) eat lunch, and then commence through undisturbed forest which winds to the first camp site.