The Lemosho shira route is perhaps the least used initial ascent route on Kilimanjaro, partly because of its remote location and likewise the difficult roads leading to the trailhead. The route leads up to the western edge of the Shira Plateau, and the hike across the plateau is said to be one of the most stunningly beautiful hikes in Africa
Route summary Length: 5 days Type: Camping Difficulty: Demanding There is only one route over on the north eastern side of the mountain, Rongai route, which is usually a five night climb. This lesser known track may not be quite as spectacular as the western routes, but it does usually have far lower traffic than
Machame route is probably the most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro. The accommodation on the way up and down is strictly camping(mobile tents) only. This trek is strenuous and may be better suited to more adventurous hikers. The Machame route is normally completed in a minimum of 6 days/5nights on the mountain.