Length: 70km

Days to Complete: Budget for at least seven – eight days to complete.

Shira was the ‘original’ Lemosho route while Lemosho is now the ‘improved’ variation. The Lemosho route begins at Londorossi gate (two and half hours’ drive from Moshi) on the quieter western side of the Kilimanjaro.

It advances through rainforest on the first two days and later passes through a scenic heath zone with masses of Ericas. This is the longest route (8 days) and from the third day runs parallel to the Machame Route. It is difficult but excellent for acclimatisation. More difficult than Marangu and Rongai.

Lemosho Route up Kilimanjaro

Scheduled climbs on this route


Lemosho 8 Day Climb

Take an extra day to enjoy the varied climate zones of this scenic and challenging route and better acclimatize to the altitude



Lemosho 7 Day Climb

The Lemosho route is lesser known, longer and very scenic.It begins on the western side of Kilimanjaro.


Private climbs on this route


Lemosho Route

Private climbs for the scenic and lesser-known Lemosho route depart on whichever day you choose


Lemosho Route with Crater Overnight

A long and picturesque route showing the full extent of Kilimanjaro’s striking landscapes and different climate zones.


Lemosho Route via Northern Circuit

One of the newer routes offering spectacular views from different sides of the mountain. Explore the largely untouched northern slopes.


Lemosho Timelapse Video