Lemosho route is a beautiful route that departs from the West side of Kilimanjaro Mountain. Due to its route profile Lemosho route can be completed on a seven days, eight days or nine days itinerary and offer a lots of opportunities to properly acclimatize because of its versatile route.
Lemosho route is highly recommended Mount Kilimanjaro route that has relatively high summit success rates.
Lemosho route recommended as the starting point is relatively remote and hence provides trekkers with a rather untouched and wild start to their Mount Kilimanjaro adventure. Spotting large wildlife, like antelope, buffalo and even elephant is unusual but not impossible. Lemosho route also provides unparalleled and spectacular view of the dramatic gorges that characterize the western side of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Lemosho route offers trekkers the experience of hiking across the Shira Plateau one of the largest high altitude plateaus in the world.
Trekkers on the Lemosho route typically converge with Machame route on day 3 at Barranco camp and use the Barafu camp route to the summit however it is now quite common for lemosho route trekkers to veer north before lava tower to join the Northern Circuit which circles the north side of Mount Kilimanjaro
The Lemosho route can also used by trekkers planning to climb western breach to the summit. Lemosho route is fully catered camping only where Kilimanjaro Brothe is leeding with the best camping tents in Kilimanjaro
The Lemosho route has 97% summit success rate. It covers a distance of aproximately 70km or 42 miles over 8 days itinerary and has the greatest elevation gain of all trails which give you more time to adjust an altitude which gives you the highest chance to successful reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.
The following is a daily distance traveled on the Lemosho standard route 8 days climb up to Kilimanjaro summit.
|day||start||Altitude (m)||Altitude (ft)||finish||Altitude (m)||Altitude (ft)||Time (hrs)||Distance (km)||Distance (miles)|
|1||Londorossi gate||2,385||7,825||Mti mkubwa||2,700||8,858||3 – 4||8||5|
|2||Mti mkubwa||3,500||11,483||Shira camp1||3,840||12,598||5 – 6||6||6|
|3||Shira camp 1||3,840||12,598||Shira camp2||3,950||12,959||3 – 4||8||5|
|4||Shira camp 2||3,950||12,959||Barranco camp||3,995||13,106||6 – 7||8||5|
|5||Barranco camp||3,995||13,106||Karanga valley||4,550||14,928||4 – 5||5||3|
|6||Karanga valley camp||4,550||14,928||Barafu camp||4,673||15,331||4 – 5||4||2|
|7||Barafu camp||4,673||15,331||Uhuru peak||5,895||19,341||7 – 8||5||3|
|8||Uhuru peak||5,895||19,341||Mweka gate||4,600||3 – 4||4||2|
Lemosho route Advantage & Disadvantage.
Lemosho route is the best route on Mount Kilimanjaro because of the high success rate on Mount Kilimanjaro than other route on the Mountain. The following are the advantage and disadvantage of the Lemosho route.
ADVANTAGE OF LEMOSHO ROUTE.
DISADVANTAGES OF LEMOSHO ROUTE.
LEMOSHO ROUTE SUMMIT SUCCESSFUL RATE
According to our professional on Mount Kilimanjaro lemosho route is the most popular routes on Mount Kilimanjaro. Lemosho route is a beautiful and remote trek that approaches the mountain from the south west and joins the busier Machame route on day 4. Statistics for summit successfully rate for this route improved when you spend longer on the Mount Kilimanjaro. The longer you give your body on the Mount Kilimanjaro the more time it has to adapt and acclimatize to the altitude. The longer you spend climb the higher chance of success you have.
Also route profile is very important and all good operators will recommended route that have a climb high sleep low profile. This means climbing to the higher during the day and sleeping on the lower section to give your body opportunity needs to acclimatize. When you climb 8days option is usually around 97% and the 7day around 85% for the less popular 6days option summit success rate is roughly 65%.