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Kilimanjaro National Park - Lemosho Gate

Scenic entry point to Kilimanjaro's less-traveled Lemosho Route.

Tanzania
Location
Dry season
Best Time to Visit
2,360 m
Altitude

About Kilimanjaro National Park - Lemosho Gate

The Lemosho Gate is the starting point of the Lemosho Route, one of the most scenic and less-traveled paths to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak. Located in the western part of Kilimanjaro National Park, this entryway offers climbers access to the park's stunning natural beauty and diverse ecosystems. The Lemosho Route is favor...

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Seasons

June - October
Best time to go
Ideal for those seeking stable weather and the best visibility for their trek.
December - February
June - October
High Season
Optimal trekking conditions with clear skies and minimal rainfall.
November - March
Shoulder Season
Short rains, with the landscape vibrant and the route less crowded.
March - May
Low Season
The wet season offers lush scenery but challenging wet conditions.

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
Trekking the Lemosho Route is safe with professional guides and proper preparation. Standard vaccinations for Tanzania, including Yellow Fever, Hepatitis A, and Typhoid, are recommended, as well as precautions for malaria and altitude sickness.
For more information regarding vaccinations and health notices, view the CDC’s page :
CDC Travelers' Health
CDC Travel health notices and vaccination recommendations
Getting There
The Lemosho Gate is accessed by road from Moshi or Arusha, with most trekking companies offering transportation to the gate as part of their package.
Getting Around
The trek from Lemosho Gate involves walking through diverse terrains, from rainforests to alpine deserts, with porters and guides assisting climbers throughout the journey.
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Visitors to Tanzania, including those embarking on a climb from the Lemosho Gate, require a visa, obtainable on arrival or via the online eVisa system.
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