8 days Lemosho route Trekking Kilimanjaro

Moshi, Tanzania

Duration: 8 days
Group size: 1 - 25
8 days Lemosho route Trekking Kilimanjaro
Moshi, Tanzania

Duration: 8 days
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip


This route is considered as the most scenic trail on Kilimanjaro, granting panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. As one of the newer routes, Lemosho is a superb choice for your climb. Due to its ideal balance of low crowds Lemosho Is preferred as the best route, beautiful scenery and a high summit success, 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. Thus, Lemosho is highly recommended. 

The Lemosho 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. 

What’s included

  • Park fees,
  • Camp fees
  • Rescue fees
  • Transportation
    Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • guides,
    Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • meals
    3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Flight
    Both National and International flights
  • Medical insurance
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Personal Items
    Items of a personal nature


Day 1
Londorossi Gate to Forest Camp


Elevation (ft): 7,800ft to 9,500ft

Distance: 6 km

Hiking Time:3-4 hours

Habitat: Rain Forest

Full board at Forest camp Know as {Big tree Camp}.

We depart from Moshi for Londorossi Gate, which takes about 4 hours, where you will complete entry formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho trailhead (another hour to reach the trailhead). Upon arrival at trailhead, we eat lunch, and then commence through undisturbed forest which winds to the first camp site which is Forest camp Know as {Big tree Camp}.

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