The Lemosho route is a scenic ascent trail on Mount Kilimanjaro that will give you some rewarding views that showcase the best of the mountain’s natural scenery. This route is similar to Machame but with less traffic, in short, it is less crowded.
The Lemosho route was introduced as an alternative to the Shira Route and takes a duration of 7 to 8 days with the 8-day variant being the most recommended option that will give you ample time to acclimatize due to the extra acclimatization day, hence giving you a higher summit success rate.
The Lemosho Route is one of the best Mount Kilimanjaro climbing routes, in fact, it has held the title for being the best route on Mount Kilimanjaro until the recent introduction of the longer, Northern Circuit Route.
WHY IS LEMOSHO THE BEST KILIMANJARO ROUTE?
The Lemosho route has the perfect balance of all the best features you could find from any route on Mount Kilimanjaro
Lemosho Route combines strikingly beautiful scenery, low crowds and a high success rate for reaching the Uhuru peak summit.
This route rewards climbers with the most scenic trail and views on Mount Kilimanjaro.
Climbers who have plied this route continue heaping it with praises as the best choice to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.
Tranquil Kilimanjaro offers the Lemosho Route on either a seven-day or eight days Lemosho Route Itinerary. The 7-day Lemosho tour combines the fifth and sixth days skipping the Karanga Camp overnight stay by going straight from the Barranco camp to the Barafu camp for summit night.
We also provide an 8-day option of the same route with an additional overnight stay at the Crater Camp on request.
Difference between Lemosho vs Machame
The Lemosho Route shares a lot of similarities with the Machame Route, especially in terms of the high success rate for summiting despite the fact that it begins at the western side of the mountain. One thing that makes the route better than the Machame route is that this route has less traffic because it avoids the early stages of the Machame route which is more crowded giving you roughly 8 days of unrivaled panoramic views on nearly all sides of Mount Kilimanjaro.
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