Kilimanjaro Hiking Via Lemosho Route

Moshi, Tanzania

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999
Kilimanjaro Hiking Via Lemosho Route
Moshi, Tanzania

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999

About this trip

he Lemosho route is considered 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. It is our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low crowds, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate. Kilinge Adventures 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 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 traverses 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. Kilinge Adventures offers Lemosho as an eight day group climb or as a seven to eight day private climb. The seven day variation combines days five and six, going from Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp without staying at Karanga. A nine day variation that includes an overnight at Crater Camp is available as a private climb by special request. 

What’s included

  • Meals
    3 Meals while on the mountain + evening tea with popcorn or peanuts.
  • Accommodation
    2 Nights hotel accommodation in Moshi and 7 nights accommodation in mobile tents during hiking
  • Transfers
    Airport pick up and drop off, and Kilimanjaro gate pickup and drop off
  • Guides, Cook and Porters
    Medically qualified mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • Fair Wages
    Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Entry Fees
    All National Park Entry fees
  • Visa
    Entry visa for Tanzania
  • Tips
    Tips to mountain crew
  • Personal Expenses
    Other personal Expenses , Laundry etc


Day 1
Drive from your hotel to Londorossi Gate hike to Big Tree Camp

In the morning you will be taken to Londorossi Gate (2,250m). Upon completion of all the entry formalities and a final 15 km drive on a bumpy road you will reach your starting point at the edge of the rainforest. You will enjoy lunch before you set out on the trail through the rainforest. Today’s walk is quite short, thus giving you time to enjoy the lush scenery which will drastically change over the course of your trek. You might even catch a glimpse of the thumbless colobus monkeys sitting in the branches above you. Your dinner and overnight awaits you at the beautiful Big Tree Camp.

Your Organizer

Kilinge Adventures
We are local Tanzanian experts committed to offering local experiences such as Mount Kilimanjaro climbing experiences, Tanzania Wildlife Safari Experiences, Tanzania cultural experiences and Zanzibar beach holidays. At Kilinge Adventures, we offer you a unique and comprehensive selection of tours that are tailor made to suit your schedule and budget. Please give us an opportunity to organize your African dream holiday! Kilinge Adventures is a Tanzanian Travel tours and safari company owned and run by certified and licensed Guides.