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Lemosho Route

The Lemosho Route is one of the most popular and scenic routes for Kilimanjaro Climbing Tours. This route is known for its remote and pristine wilderness areas. The Lemosho Route is longer than other routes, generally taking 7 to 8 days to complete, and offers a gradual ascent. This allows climbers to acclimate to the altitude and reduce the risk of altitude sickness.

Lemosho Route route informations
  • Total length: 70 km
  • Duration: 7 or 8 days
  • Success rate: High (90% for an eight-day trek and 85% for a seven-day trek)
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Crowds: Quite busy
  • Accommodation: camping
  • Lemosho is a scenic and remote route for Kilimanjaro Climbing Tours. It offers some stunning views of the mountain’s western side, including the Shira Plateau and Lava Tower.
  • The route provides opportunities to spot wildlife such as monkeys, antelopes, and birds.
  • The climb includes a visit to the famous Barranco Wall, a challenging but rewarding section of the route.
  • Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro is a longer route, hence it can get a little expensive. But, the scenic experience you get, is worth the hard work.
  • As the route is expensive, few people choose it. But, after a few days when the Lemosho Route merges with the Machame route, you will find more people on the trail.
  • The climb is slow and gentle, thus, giving great opportunities to acclimatize and hence, high success rates.
  • The road to Londorossi Gate of Lemosho can be pretty rough just after the rains, so it’s better to be prepared.
  • The forest section can be muddy in the wet season. So be careful! Camping is the only accommodation option on the Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro Climb.
  • The trails can be busy in peak season. So, don’t expect a solitary trek around this time.

Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route starts from the western side of the mountain and boasts stunning views of the Shira Plateau and Western Breach from its starting point. As climbers ascend the mountain, they traverse through a dense rainforest filled with exotic flora and fauna, then into the moorland and alpine desert, featuring rocky terrain and sparse vegetation. Finally, reaching the summit reveals snow-capped landscapes that take the breath away.

Overall, the Lemosho Route is a fantastic option for those looking for a more remote and less-crowded Kilimanjaro Climbing Experience, with stunning views and a gradual acclimatization process. However, it's important to note that the route is challenging and requires a good level of fitness and preparation.

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The Lemosho Route is considered a more gradual and scenic climb, making it a preferred choice for many climbers. However, it is still a challenging climb, and climbers must be physically fit and prepared for the altitude and weather conditions.

The Best Time To Climb Kilimanjaro on the Lemosho Route is during the dry season, which is from June to October and January to March. However, it is still possible to climb during the wet season, but it is more challenging due to the weather conditions.

Yes, climbers need to have proper gear and equipment for the climb, including warm clothing, a good quality sleeping bag, and sturdy hiking boots. Climbers should also bring a daypack, headlamp, trekking poles, and other essential items for the climb.

Accommodation on the Lemosho Route is in tents, and climbers are provided with camping gear, including sleeping bags and mattresses. Some campsites have basic facilities such as toilets and washrooms, while others are more primitive.

Yes, it is required to have a licensed guide and a team of porters for the climb. The guide will provide assistance, navigation, and safety support, while the porters will carry gear, food, and supplies during the climb.

Climbers should prepare for the climb by engaging in regular physical activity, including hiking, jogging, and strength training. Climbers should also acclimatize themselves to the altitude and prepare for the weather conditions by practicing hiking in cold and wet conditions. It is also recommended to consult a doctor before the climb.


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