The Lemosho Route offers the ideal balance of low crowds, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate when climbing Kilimanjaro. The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, starting at Londorossi Gate (2250 m). We spent two days hiking through remote rainforest and moorland to Shira Ridge and towards Shira 2 Camp. The path led us through alpine desert ascending to the highest point so far, Lava Tower (4630 m). Then the route traverses underneath Kilimanjaro’s Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu.