Lemosho route

Distance covered: 70km

Days to complete: between 7 and 8 days

Shira was the ‘original’ Lemosho route while Lemosho is now the ‘improved’ variation. The Lemosho route begins at Londorossi gate 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 an abundance of Ericas. With eight days, this is the longest route up Kilimanjaro; from the third day it runs parallel to the Machame route. It is a difficult route, but excellent for acclimatization. It is considered to be more difficult than the Marangu and Rongai routes.

Lemosho Route up Kilimanjaro

Scheduled climbs on this route


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 8 Days

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


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