The Lemosho Route

The Lemosho Route is widely considered to be the best route on Mount Kilimanjaro. Lemosho, a relatively new route, is favoured due to its beauty, remoteness and success rate.

Our adventure in March 2015 took us on the “Northern Circuit” variation, which circles around the northern face of Kilimanjaro before re-joining the track at Third Cave camp.

The “Northern Circuit” variation.

The trek begins at Londorossi Gate, located in the western base of mountain, within its lush, fertile rain-forest.

The route heads across the Shira Plateau, before circling along the southern circuit halfway around the mountain, exposing the climber to great views from all angles.

The approach to the summit is made from the east, and the descent follows the Mweka trail.

Location

Lemosho Gate

Forest Camp

Shira 1 Camp

Shira Cave Camp

Barranco Camp

Barafu Camp

Uhuru Peak

Mweka Camp

Mweka Gate

Miles

3.4

5.1

6.4

6.4

5.9

3.1

7.5

5.3

Km

5.4

8.1

10.3

10.3

9.4

5.0

12.0

8.5

Altitude (ft)

7,951

9,253

11,493

12,710

13,068

15,354

19,336

12,136

5,382

Altitude (m) 

2,424

2,821

3,504

3,875

3,984

4,681

5,895

3,700

1,641