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The Lemosho route

Seven Days Western Branch Kilimanjaro

The western branch of the Kilimanjaro is one of our best preferrabled route due to its beauty, remoteness and success rate. In short, it maximizes the chances that a climber will reach the summit, and enjoy the experience overall.

The Lemosho route can be done in as little as six days (five nights) on the mountain. However, it is ideally tackled over seven days (six nights) for a better altitude acclimatization.


The Lemosho Route is stunning as it offers an unspoiled, remote, and little used way up to the Shira Plateau. Though this route can be completed in 6-days, we recommend you spend 8-days as it will help you to acclimate and thus increase your odds of reaching the summit.

Londorossi Gate (2100m) – Mti Mkubwa camp (2750m) Habitat: Montane forest Hiking time: 3hrs

Mti Mkubwa camp (2750m) – Shira 2 camp (3840m) Habitat: Moorland Hiking time: 6.5hrs

Shira (3840m) – Lava Tower (4630m) – Barranco camp (3950m) Distance: Approx 15 kms Habitat: Semi desert Hiking time: 7hrs

Barranco camp (3950m) – Barafu camp (4550m) Distance: Approx 13kms Habitat: Alpine desert Hiking time: 7hrs

Barafu camp (4550m)-Uhuru Peak (5895m)-Mweka (3100m) Hiking time: 8h to Uhuru Peak, 7 – 8hrs descend to Mweka Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit Distance: Approx 7 kms ascent. 23 kms descent

Mweka camp (3100m) – Mweka Gate (1980m) – Distance: Approx15 kms – Habitat: Forest Hiking time: 3hrs



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