Mount Kilimanjaro: Lemosho Traverse

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Mount Kilimanjaro: Lemosho Traverse is a 65.7 kilometer lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Ndumeti, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is only recommended for very experienced adventurers offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
65.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
5108 m
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wildlife

rocky

scramble

Some 70-80% of the 35,000 treks up Kilimanjaro make the summit, mostly those who take the longer, slower routes. This specific trek begins on the lower slopes in tropical rainforests, passes through moorlands and scrub to reach an arctic desert at the summit.  Kilimanjaro is 99% hiking with the balance being scrambling up or down rock, so no special skills required.  It is remarkable to realize how thin the layer of the atmosphere that supports life is.  The mountain top that is clearly visible from the verdant farms and busy towns around its base does not support any life - nothing lives there, it is a landscape of rocks, sand and ice - but it is so close.

hiking
6 days ago

Amazing, amazing, amazing!!! Did it in sept 2016. The hike is easy the difficult part is the altitude which makes you go super slow. Diamox help with the altitude, I was fine all the way to the top. Only one day we had to do some scrabbling in the Barranco wall and the day of the summit was brutal but so much worth it once you start seeing the sunrise and then reaching the top. Best experience ever!!!

hiking
3 months ago

Was an extremely good climb and good weather to boot. It’s not all that physically exhausting however it can get extremely cold with winds on the final accent. Good clothes and gloves are a must. Doers do and triers try

4 months ago

Feb 2018 summit. Lemosho Route in 6 days, vs the recommended 7-8 days.

5 months ago

Spent Christmas 2017 on Kili with both college aged sons on 7 day Lemosho route. What a wonderful experience with beautiful landscapes and plant life. 5 days of moderate hiking 5-7 hours was engaging and great fun. Summit day was difficult and demanding for 7 hours to the summit and so rewarding up top with glaciers all around and views of the curvature of the earth. Then 8 hours down to 10,000 ft was just mind and body numbing. Wonderful people along the way and great food as well. Used Diamox and had no alt symptoms. Trip of a lifetime, great conversations without social media distractions! Highly recommend the journey!

7 months ago

great experience!

hiking
7 months ago

beautiful view and good weather. cold during the nighr

10 months ago

I did the Lemosho route in 8 days with a group of 11 people. Kilimanjaro is an incredible mountain, and this route is excellent if you'd like a little less traffic and like to see the mountain from many sides. The porters and guides are amazing!

hiking
Tuesday, May 09, 2017

The Lemosho Route is magical. I completed it in 6-days. I would encourage you to begin your summit at 4:00 am to arrive at Uhuru Peak around 10:00 AM. The extra time will allow you to add a second expedition to the Reusch Crater and Ash pit. Descending from Uhuru Peak into Crater Camp, and trekking across Reusch Crater to arrive at the Ash Pit was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Most tour operators and guides will attempt to leave base camp between midnight and 2:00 AM so you can see sunset; however soon after you will leave the mountain and miss out on the entire crater zone. Trust me, you want to get as close to the volcano as possible. It's extraordinary. I'm happy to answer any questions!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

WOW! Myself and two other girls (ages 30, 30 & 25) did this hike in 6 days. The views were stunning and all three of us summited. The first few days were, physically moderate but the altitude and bouts of stomach sicknesses made it difficult for some of us. The weather ranged from sun to rain to clouds and on summit night we had a blizzard. Summit night was incredibly difficult. 6+ hrs of what seemed like a vertical ascent in the pitch black of night. But the blizzard cleared and we could see the stars above and Moshi town below. Reached Stella point at sunrise and the peak about 45 minutes after. 10/10 would do this hike again. Be careful which company you book with and ask questions about meal tents and portable toilets. Some companies provide different amenities. (There are toilets at each campsite but they vary in quality and when you are already nauseous...well your own personal one may be desirable) just don't be scared to ask questions. ENJOY THE HIKE!

hiking
4 months ago

recorded done

11 months ago

recorded summit

11 months ago

Wednesday, May 24, 2017