Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route
approaches the mountain from the southwest, summits from Barafu Camp and descends via the Mweka Trail to the southeast.
It is considered to be the classic route on Kilimanjaro, with an excellent range of scenery, some really interesting route variants, the possibility of excellent altitude acclimatisation, chances for good traffic avoidance and high summit success rates.
Variants usually range from 6 to 8 nights on the mountain, with each additional day making a remarkable difference to trek quality.
For shorter options such at this you are likely to be much better off on the Rongai Trail
Recommended Lemosho Route trek variants ...Lemosho 8Bp
... is a non-technical eight night private trek which is arguably the best option on the mountain, having excellent altitude acclimatisation, an extraordinary summit success rate of 95% and excellent traffic avoidance, especially for departures Mon/Tue. The price range is USD 2800-4850 depending on the specification level and the number of trekkers.Lemosho 7Ap
... is a non-technical seven night private trek which has good altitude acclimatisation, an outstanding summit success rate of 92% and excellent traffic avoidance, especially for departures Mon/Tue/Wed. The price range is USD 2500-4400 depending on the specification level and the number of trekkers.
Rarely used Lemosho Route trek variants ...Lemosho 7Bp
... is a non-technical seven night private trek which uses an unusual route format in order to avoid traffic, but which rises too high too fast to be ideal for altitude acclimatisation and therefore has a modest summit success rate of just 82%.Lemosho 6A
... is a non-technical six night private trek which is not generally recommended due to high traffic, poor altitude acclimatisation and low summit success rate of just 78%.Lemosho 6B
... is a non-technical six night private trek with traffic avoidance but still not generally recommended due to the poor altitude acclimatisation and low summit success rate of just 76%.
Technical variants ...Lemosho 7W
... is a technical seven to ten night private trek which accesses the summit via the dangerous Western Breach, with a significant chance of death and only suitable for serious mountaineers.Lemosho 8C
... is a technical eight to twelve night private trek which accesses the summit via the potentially dangerous Western Breach and camps inside Kibo Crater itself. It has a significant chance of death and is only suitable for serious mountaineers.