Lemosho Route

lemosho route


lemosho route

Jerry Tanzania Tours recommends Lemosho Route. The Lemosho Route was widely considered to be the overall best route to climb Kilimanjaro.The Lemosho route is considered one of the most scenic trail on the Kilimanjaro, granting panoramic vistas on almost all sides of the mountain. Being one of the newer routes, Lemosho is definitely an excellent choice for your climb.Won't you join us on Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro via Lemosho Route?

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Lemosho Route

The Lemosho Route starts from the West at the Londorossi gate at an altitude of 2360 metres from the sea level. The Lemosho route is an improved version of old Shira route. Lemosho route take you through the rainforest beautiful and remote rainforest. It also increases the chances of spotting wildlife.

It is considered to be one of the quieter routes of all the other Kilimanjaro routes. Though it is considered as one of the difficult route, the additional day offered on the slopes of the mountain makes it one of the best route for altitude acclimatization....

Lemosho Route has the success rate of almost 95% as it has a longer itinerary for Climbing Mount Kilimanjaroand gives you more time to sleep on the lower elevations and spend more time on the mountains.

As the western circuit is wilder and you will have more chances to witness wildlife and if you are lucky enough you can spot large antelopes and sometime elephants too.

The Lemosho route is usually a longer trek as it has longer itinerary for proper acclimatization. This is a challenging route and has the highest success rate compared to other routes if you have the determination and ability to climb.


Lemosho Routeis the best route recommended by most of the tour operators. As the lemosho route offers an additional day for acclimatization and allows you to adjust the body to the higher temperature. It also gives you an option to sleep in the lower elevations and enjoy the mountain on the higher elevations. The best one to choose is Lemosho route 8 days climb.

You will also get an option to witness or spot the wildlife at the beginning while crossing the lush rainforest. As it starts from the western circuit it has the wildlife on this route. 


Lemosho Route is not hard compared to the other routes. However, it is a bit strenuous while climbing. Lemosho route has longer itinerary with, Lemosho route 8 days and Lemosho route 9 days trek. This will help you to get an additional day for acclimatization than the standard route days. You will be able to sleep on the low elevations and spend more time on the mountains. Spending more time on the mountain will make you get adjusted to the higher elevation altitude and you will be able to summit the Uhuru peak with a success rate ranging from 90% to 95%. 


Lemosho route is one of the Kilimanjaro routes which offers the highest success rate ranging from 90% to 95%. However, the success rate depends according to the time taken to climb the route or number of days for climbing Kilimanjaro.

The Lemosho route 9 days gives you additional days of acclimatization, so that your body will be able to be adjusted to the altitude condition in the higher elevations. You will attempt the Mount Kilimanjaro on 9th day and the longer itinerary will help you to be on the top of uhuru peak with highest summit success rate of 95%+.

Lemosho Route 8 Days also gives you an additional day for acclimatization and helps your body to get adjusted to the higher elevation altitude level and you will not have any fear of altitude symptoms. However, as you are trying to attempt the summit on 8th day, you may have a success rate a bit less than 9 days which can range to 95%.

Lemosho Route 7 Days is the standard days for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro via Lemosho route and you will not have any additional days in this. You may have symptoms of altitude sickness due to lack of acclimatization but you will be able to reach the peak with 90% to 95% success rate.


The Lemosho route is approximately 70 Kms/ 40 miles long from gate to gate. Here is the daywise breakup of the distance to route.

Day 1: Londoressi gate to starting point. The distance travelled is 5.5kms.

Day 2: You will reach to the western edge of the Shira plateau, the distance travelled here is 8kms

Day 3: You will be continued to the Shira Caldera and onto an off beaten path. The distance travelled is 14 kms.

Day 4: You will sleep way and climb high today and the distance to be travelled is 12kms.

Day 5: Experience climbing the Baranco wall with a distance covering 7kms.

Day 6: You will have a short and easy trek. The distance covered is 6kms

Day 7: You will start at midnight with a hot tea and biscuits as you will need to cover the distance of 11kms.

Day 8: This is the final day on the mountain and you will need to travel 9kms.


Lemosho Route Success Rate is around 95% to 97% success rate compared to the other Kilimanjaro routes. Due to its longer itinerary and longer days climbers will have more time to sleep in the lower elevation and spend more time on the mountains. This make you stay fit and climb the mountain with an ease. This will make your climb to Kilimanjaro a successful summit and enjoy the beauty of snow-capped mountain.

Lemosho Routehas the highest success rate compared to the other routes in Mount Kilimanjaro. Hence, most proffered by most of the climbers.



  • Providing better summit success rate
  • Mind blowing Walk High, Sleep Low profile which helps acclimatization
  • The most ironically beautiful route




  • The expensive one due to longer day’s itineraries

Jerry Tanzania Tours hopes to provide prospect climbers with an all-inclusive guide about Lemosho Routethat contains valuable information to increase one’s chance of a successful summit when Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

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