The Lemosho route is a superb choice for your climb. It is our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low traffic, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate. It approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, starting with a long drive to Londorossi Gate. The first two days are spent trekking through the rainforest to Shira Ridge.

Lemosho route crosses the entirety of the plain from the west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike, unlike Machame route which simply intersects the Shira Plateau. An added bonus of taking this scenic route is that, you will encounter low traffic until the route joins the popular Machame route. Afterwards, Lemosho follows the same route through Lava Tower, Barranco and Barafu, known as the southern circuit. Descent is made via the Mweka route.