Climbing Kilimanjaro Along The Lemosho Route


PlanetFear has a cool article up on their website which offers a nicely detailed story on climbing Kilimanjaro along the Lemosho Route. The article includes some great photos of the climb as well, helping to show off the variety of climate zones that trekkers experience while on the mountain.

Standing at 19,340 feet, Mt. Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa, and one of the few places on the continent where you'll experience snow. One of the highlights of the trek is that you actually get to experience five climate zones on the way to the summit including tropical conditions, rainforest, moorlands, high desert, and arctic. The various images that are included with this story show each of them off very well, and brought back good memories from my visit to the mountain. Even the image of the white necked raven, a common site on Kili, gave me smile.

The Lemosho Route is one of six possible paths to Uhuru Peak, the summit of Kilimanjaro. It is considered one of the more challenging routes, but is also more scenic than most of the others. It also has the benefit of having less traffic as well, as most trekkers take the Marangu or Machame Routes. The last section of the article has some good information on this route and what you can expect should you choose to take it.

There are also a few good, basic travel tips for Tanzania in general and some suggestions for equipment to bring along too, and while the text of the story is interesting and helps to set the mood, the photos really are worth a thousand words and really capture the experience of Kilimanjaro.