Londorossi Gate Elevation / Altitude: 2250 meters

Londorossi gate is one of Mount Kilimanjaro National parks entrance point that is located on the northwestern foot slopes of the mountain.

Londorossi gate is basically an open field that houses several offices for the Mountain authority even though it is called a gate

Londorossi gate’s other purpose is to offer administrative services for Shira route and Lemosho route by being the main starting point.

It is the duty of rangers in these administrative blocks like at the Londorossi gate, to make sure every climber goes on record and is duly registered with the required documentation.

Londorossi gate registration and inspection procedures may include:-

  • Passport / Visa verification
  • Cross-checking itinerary for every day spent on Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Cross-checking to prove if your mountain guide belongs to a registered tour company
  • Make sure you have enough resources to support your climb and stay on the mountain such as porters, tents, food, and water
  • Verification of Mount Kilimanjaro entry fees

Failure to which entry may be denied.

After the formalities and registration, the documents are then driven to the trail starting point.

Depending on the chosen route it will either be the Lemosho glades trail for the Lemosho Route or the Murram barrier gate for the Shira Route.

The Londorossi gate is the only gate in the whole park and Mount Kilimanjaro is located further away from the start of the trekking trail.

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Distance from Moshi to Londorossi gate

The distance from Moshi town to Londorossi gate is approximately 82 km and it would take you about 1 hour and 45 minutes to drive from Moshi to Londorossi gate via the Shira Evacuation Road.

Location of Londorossi gate

Located 40 km (25 miles) from the border between Kenya and Tanzania, on the foot slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, the Londorossi gate lies only a short distance from the huge trees of Mount Kilimanjaro’s montane forest. The area around this gate looks deserted and remote as the only thing visible is tree plantations and a few houses next to the Londorossi gate.

The area around the Londorossi gate receives average rainfall levels.

How to get there:

Going to Londorossi gate, you will need a 4X4 vehicle like a jeep as the roads are rough rods that are maintained with murram from time to time but still cannot stand the rainfall. The road from the Arusha or Moshi to the gate is actually tarmacked but the remaining distance is a dirt road.

Where does the Lemosho Route Start?

The Lemosho Route starts right at the Londorossi Gate, where you enter the Kilimanjaro National Park by registering for your trip. However, the actual climbing of the mountain via the Lemosho Route begins at the Lemosho gate.

Additional information

RoutesLemosho Route, Shira Route

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