9-day Kilimanjaro – Lemosho Route
The Lemosho route is regarded as the most scenic route on Mount Kilimanjaro, offering panoramic views from all sides of the mountain. This route strikes a nice balance between low crowds (for the first couple of days), beautiful scenery, and a high summit success rate.
Mount Kilimanjaro is approached from the west, beginning with a long drive from Arusha to Londorossi Gate. The first two days are spent trekking through the rainforest to Shira Ridge from there. In a pleasant, relatively flat hike, the Lemosho route crosses the entire Shira Plateau from west to east. Crowds are light until the route intersects with the Machame route near Lava Tower. The route then follows the Southern Circuit beneath Kilimanjaro’s Southern Ice Field before summiting from Barafu. The Mweka route is used for the descent.
The hike itself takes 6 nights, but you’ll need an extra 2 nights to get to and from Meru View Hotel.
We also have a 10-day Lemosho route that includes an extra acclimatisation day and cuts some of the daily hikes in half.
- Usa River
- Mount Kilimanjaro