The Lemosho route can be done in as little as six days (five nights) on the mountain. However, it is ideally tackled over eight days (seven nights) for a better altitude acclimatization schedule. Lemosho starts in lush, fertile rainforest. It is the first ecological zone you encounter on Kilimanjaro. Buffalo and elephant sightings are possible on the first-day trekking through the forest, The route is the longest distance to trek up Kilimanjaro approximately 70 km/ 42 miles from gate to gate. It is designed for physically fit people with some hiking experience.