The Lemosho Route is one of the newer routes on Mt. Kilimanjaro starting on the
western side of the mountain just beneath the Shira Route.
Although it is one of the longer routes, it is also one of the most scenic and highly
recommended for good acclimatization. There is also the option to include an overnight
stay in Kibo Crater – a popular choice for adventurers who have the budget and time.
Climbs can take seven to eight days; however, we always advise choosing the longer
route for the best chance of acclimatization and reaching the summit.
Elevation Gain: 800 metres / 2,500 feet
Hiking Time: Approximately 3 to 4 hours
After breakfast, you’ll be picked up from your hostel/hotel and driven to Londrosi Gate (which is approximately 3 hours from Moshi). After registration, you will then drive a further 12km on a forest track that leads to the Lemosho starting point. From here you will enter the beautiful and undisturbed rainforest to begin your ascent up the mountain. This is by no means a difficult trek, but it will give you plenty of time to adjust and witness some of Tanzania’s wildlife. Sightings of Black and White Colobus monkeys and small antelopes are quite common, and you may even be lucky enough to spot buffaloes and elephants too. After 3 to 4 hours of trekking, you will arrive at Mti Mkubwa Camp, also known as Big Tree Camp because of the large conifer trees that provide shade over the campsite.