Lemosho Route Benefits

Stunning Sceneries

Mesmerizing scenic vistas of Mt Kilimanjaro await you. Visual euphoria and amazing photos guaranteed.

High success Rate

Rest assured - climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with our professional guides will be successful.

Superb Acclimatization

Our climbing itineraries are crafted in a way that ensures the smoothest acclimatization transition.

High-Altitude Drop-Off

Rest assured - climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with our professional guides will be successful.

Lemosho Route - overview

Experience the allure of the Lemosho route with Safari with a Heart, a trail that has captured the hearts of many adventurers in recent years. Renowned for its stunning vistas, optimal acclimatization opportunities, and impressive summit success rates, it’s no wonder this route has become a favorite among climbers. Beginning on the western slope of Kilimanjaro, our Lemosho route offers three distinct itineraries: 6, 7, and 8 days, each designed to maximize your experience on the mountain.

One of the highlights of the Lemosho route is the majestic Cathedral Peak, towering at 3872 meters, offering unparalleled views of Kilimanjaro’s splendor. Embark on an acclimatization hike to Cathedral Peak and immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery that surrounds you.

Another unique feature of the Lemosho route is the presence of the remarkable Dendrosenecio kilimanjari plants, found nowhere else on earth but this mountain. Their alien-like appearance adds to the mystical allure of the journey.

Join us on the path that led Angela Vorobieva, aged 86, to make history as the oldest person to summit Kilimanjaro with Safari with a Heart, setting a Guinness World Record. Let us guide you on an unforgettable adventure to the Roof of Africa.

Lemosho Route - Expert Advice

The Lemosho route is a favorite among Safari with a Heart team and our clients. It’s favored for several reasons. Beginning at 3414 meters, our 7-day itinerary allows for extended time at altitude, with shorter hikes in the initial days. This facilitates excellent acclimatization, leading to the highest summit success rates on Kilimanjaro. While the 6-day variation is best suited for experienced trekkers or those with prior acclimatization, our 7-day itinerary is suitable even for beginners. Join us and experience the best of Kilimanjaro with Safari with a Heart.

Lemoshe Route Map

Popular questions about Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park is in northern Tanzania, East Africa. It is just three degrees south of the equator. While some of the most iconic panoramic shots of Mt. Kilimanjaro have been captured from the Kenyan side, all trailheads lie in Tanzania. Therefore, tourists can only climb Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The closest airport is Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Mount Kilimanjaro stands at a towering 5,895 meters (19,340 feet) above sea level, making it the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest free-standing mountain in the world.

As the "Roof of Africa," Mount Kilimanjaro is located in northeastern Tanzania, just a few degrees south of the equator. Its diverse ecosystems span five distinct climate zones, including rainforest, alpine desert, and glacial summit, attracting over 40,000 visitors each year. The mountain's accessibility and non-technical climbing requirements make it an appealing destination for climbers of various fitness levels and a popular first summit for those embarking on the Seven Summits challenge.

The best time to climb Kilimanjaro is typically during the dry season, which occurs from December to mid-March and mid-June to the end of October. This period offers favorable weather conditions, clear skies, and minimal precipitation, enhancing your chances of reaching the summit. However, keep in mind that these months can also be the busiest on the mountain due to the favorable climbing conditions.

No, you cannot climb Mount Kilimanjaro without a guide. The Kilimanjaro National Park Authority requires that all climbers hire a licensed guide for safety reasons and to adhere to park regulations. Attempting to climb the mountain without a guide can lead to hefty fines or even being turned away at the entrance gate. It's essential to choose a reputable tour company and an experienced guide to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

The duration of a Kilimanjaro climb depends on the route you choose, with most treks lasting between five and ten days. Typically, the longer routes that ascend gradually have the highest success rates, as they allow climbers to acclimate to the altitude changes more effectively. A typical climb requires around three to eight hours of hiking each day, except for the summit day, which can take more than 16 hours.