7 Days Lemosho Route

7 Days Lemosho Route

Mount Kilimanjaro offers six established routes for climbers: Marangu, Machame, Lemosho, Shira, Rongai, and Umbwe. The southern approaches, namely Marangu, Machame, and Umbwe, while the western approaches consist of Lemosho and Shira. The Rongai route comes from the northern region near Kenya. Except for Marangu, all routes descend via Mweka.

Among these options, the Lemosho route stands out as a lesser-known path to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro. This route begins on the western side of the mountain, offering a picturesque ascent to the stunning Shira Plateau. Notably, it is considered one of the best routes for acclimatization.

What sets the Lemosho route apart is the possibility of having an armed ranger accompany groups on the first day. This measure is taken due to the presence of wildlife, including buffalo, elephants, and other animals in the forests surrounding the Lemosho Glades.

While the minimum duration for completing the Lemosho route is six days, we highly recommend opting for a seven-day hiking experience. The additional seventh day allows your body to adjust to the altitude, reducing the risk of altitude sickness.

Furthermore, it provides valuable time for rest and preparation before embarking on the summit attempt.


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