Important Information about the Lemosho Route Up Mount Kilimanjaro

by | Jan 21, 2015 | Travel

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The Lemosho Route up Mount Kilimanjaro is somewhat new, but has also become quite popular after being established. The fact is that the Lemosho Route is just a variation of the Shira route. There are a number of tour guides that will actually refer to this route as the Lemosho Shira in order to stress the fact that you will be walking across the actual Shira Plateu.

This is considered one of the most senic route up Mount Kilimanjaro from the very first day of travel to the last. The trail starts just north of Shira, on the western portion of the mountain. However, unlike the well-known Shira Route, where you will walk on a wide road, the Lemosho trail offers a narrow wilderness path from the start, which takes you past the remote and pristine rainforest, offering you the best chance to see a large variety of wildlife.

After the small wilderness trail, you will cross the Shira Plateau, prior to joining with the Machame Route, which occurs close to the Lava Tower. Even though this route up the mountain is becoming more and more popular, Lemosho actually does not see very many people. There are a number of reasons that climbers will stay higher for this route than the Machame or Marangu which are mainly due to the fact that it is more expensive.

* When you start the climb on the west side of the mountain it will mean that you have to pay extra for being transported.

* The longer trail will mean that you will have to pay for several extra days on the mountain.

* When you climb a track that is less traveled, you will have to pay higher prices because there are fewer budget tour guides.

The benefits of taking this route including that you will have the longest period of time to become acclimated to the increasing altitudes.

It is important to carefully consider if this is the right route for you and your climbing party, since there are certain demands that will not be able to be met by the novice. When you become informed about the journey, you will be able to make an educated decision regarding whether or not this is the Lemosho  trek is for you.

If you are considering climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, consider the Lemosho Route, and visit Climb Kili website to find out more.