Lemosho & Londorossi Route
This comprises two routes starting in the same center in the western side of Mt Kilimanjaro (Lemosho route and Londrosi route taking also a minimum of 7-8 days for enjoyable and a comfortable hike).
The vegetation changes when you get to Shira plateau where after you join the Kibo circuit.
The change is fabulous as you walk through open grasslands and the heath and moorland then onto the alpine desert leading to the arctic zone on the summit. This camping route also passes through the impressive Shira cone cathedral and Shira needles.