Lemosho Route

Among the various routes to reach the, the Lemosho Route stands out as a remarkable choice, offering immersive views, diverse landscapes, and an unforgettable experience

The Lemosho Route is renowned for its scenic beauty and gradual ascent, making it a popular choice for climbers seeking a more immersive experience. Spanning approximately 70 kilometers, this route typically takes around eight days to complete, allowing climbers ample time to acclimatize to the increasing altitude.

One of the key highlights of the Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro is the Shira Plateau. Located around 3,800 meters above sea level, this vast expanse offers mesmerizing views of the surrounding peaks, including Kibo, Kilimanjaro's main summit. The wide-open plains of the plateau provide a sense of tranquility, allowing climbers to appreciate the grandeur of their surroundings.

The Lava Tower, a volcanic formation at 4,630 meters, marks a pivotal point on the journey. Climbers ascend to this rocky landmark, which tests their endurance and provides a unique vantage point. From here, a descent follows, allowing climbers to further acclimatize as they continue their ascent.

Reaching the Barranco Wall, climbers encounter a thrilling yet manageable challenge. Scaling this rock face using hands and feet offers a sense of achievement, rewarded by panoramic views of the landscape below. The Barranco Camp, nestled in a picturesque valley, provides a peaceful resting spot, allowing climbers to replenish their energy for the final push to the summit.

The final leg of the Lemosho Route takes climbers through alpine desert terrain, characterized by vast stretches of scree and rock formations. The night ascent to the summit begins from the high camp at Barafu, testing climbers' endurance and determination. As the sun begins to rise, the reward is within sight—the renowned Uhuru Peak, standing at an impressive 5,895 meters.

The Lemosho Route offers a captivating journey to the rooftop of Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro. With its diverse landscapes, stunning vistas, and gradual ascent, this route appeals to both seasoned climbers and those seeking an unforgettable adventure.

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Among the various routes to reach the, the Lemosho Route stands out as a remarkable choice, offering immersive views, diverse landscapes, and an unforgettable experience.


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The route heads across the Shira Plateau, before circling along the southern circuit halfway

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Lemosho At A Glance

Total Distance

The total distance of the Lemosho Route is 70 km/43 miles.


You can complete the Lemosho route in 7 or 8 days.

Difficulty level

The difficulty level of the Lemosho Route is medium. And, this route offers great acclimatisation which makes it easier to climb.

Success Rate

Lemosho Route has a success rate of over 90% on the 8-day trek and 85% on the 7-day trek. Proper acclimatisation is the reason behind such a high success rate of the Lemosho Route.

Lemosho Travel Faq

1 What is the accommodation on Lemosho Route like?

Lemosho route offers camping accommodations.

2 How busy is Lemosho Route?

The Lemosho route is the most frequently used route on Kilimanjaro. Because of its scenic beauty and good acclimatisation profile, many climbers choose the Lemosho Route.

3 It is too hard to climb Lemosho Route?

Having great acclimatisation, the Lemosho route is considered as the easier route of all Kilimanjaro Routes. And anyone with a mild fitness level can climb the Lemosho Route. Moreover, the Lemosho route does not require any technical climb.


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