Tanzania Horizon

Group Climbs: 8 Days Lemosho Route (incl. overnight at Crater Camp)

December 4, to December 13, 2024 / Steve’s Group

Make it to the roof of Africa by joining a Kilimanjaro Group Climb 8 Days Lemosho Route. Our professional guides and the team spirit will let you overcome your limits!

Arrival Date: December 4, 2024
Climbing from: December 5 to December 12, 2024
Departure Date: December 13, 2024

The Lemosho route is considered the most scenic trail on Kilimanjaro, granting panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. As one of the newer routes, Lemosho is a superb choice for your climb. It is our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low crowds, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate. Tanzania Horizon Safaris specializes in guiding on the Lemosho route. Most of our clients climb Kilimanjaro using this route and they consistently report that they loved it. Thus, Lemosho is highly recommended.
The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the rain forest to Shira Ridge. The Lemosho route crosses the entire Shira Plateau from west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike. Crowds are low until the route joins the Machame route near Lava Tower. Then the route traverses underneath Kilimanjaro’s Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu Camp. Descent is made via the Mweka route.
Attention: This hike includes an overnight at Kilimanjaro Crater Camp

PRICE OVERVIEW

Group Size Price per person
1 person USD 2190/person
2-3 people USD 2090/person
4-5 people USD 1980/person
6-7 people USD 1890/person
8-9 people USD 1820/person
10-12 people USD 1790/person
Why Book With Us?

• Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi.
• 2 nights of accommodation in Moshi.
• Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate
• Park entry fees,
• Camping fees
• Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees
• 18% VAT on tour fees & services
• Mountain tents
• Sleeping Mats
• Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters
• 3 hot meals daily while on the mountain
• Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek
• Hot water for washing
• Fair wages for the mountain crew
• Government taxes
• Emergency first-aid kit

Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after climb.
– Travel insurance
– Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is available for extra charges $ 80 for the entire trek.
– Flights
– Laundry (Available at hotel)
– Personal items and toiletries
– Tips for guides, porters and cook

Tipping on Kilimanjaro from the trekking group (not per climber):

  • Lead Guide: 20 USD
  • Assistant Guide: 15 USD
  • Cook: 12 USD
  • Porter: 8 USD (number of porters depends on total luggage)
  • ### Attention: for a group of less than 3 clients, the client/porter ratio is 1:4.5 ###
  • ### For solo hikes the client/porter ratio is 1:6 ###

Read more about tipping here

You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your hotel in Moshi town; you will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. The missing gear can be rented on this day.

  • Driving distance: 55 km/miles,
  • Driving Time: 1hour
  • Habitat: Cultivated zone
  • Hotel: Bed and Breakfast

You will be picked up at your hotel at around 09:30am and transferred to the Lemosho gate located on the western side of Kilimanjaro. After the registration process you will still start our climb steadily through the forests of the Lemosho glades to reach Big Tree camp where you will be spending the night.

  • Distance: 8km/5miles,
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours,
  • Eleven: 7,742ft 9,498ft
  • Habitat: Rain Forest.

Today you will get the chance to view the Northern Ice fields from the western side of the mountain with some great views of Kibo Peak. Our steady climb across the moorland of the Shira Plateau will help to acclimatize and we enjoy great panoramic views. Our destination today is the Shira 2 Camp. In the afternoon you will take an acclimatization walk then head back to camp for dinner and overnight.

Distance covered: 13 km / 8 miles

Approx. time taken: 10 hrs

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

 

 

Your trek starts with an ascent with far-reaching panoramic views, walking in to the climatic zone of the upland desert and on the lava ridges beneath the glaciers of the Western Breach. You will reach the distinct pinnacle of the Lava Tower (4640 m), our high point for the day and a great place to enjoy your lunch. In the afternoon we make a steep descent to our camp for the night, located in the base of the Great Barranco Valley (3960 m), sheltered by towering cliffs but with extensive views of the plains below.

Distance covered: 10km / 6.2mi

Approx. time taken: 7 hrs

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

 

 

Our day starts by facing the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It’s a climb over rock, not technical but long and tiring. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga valley. From here we have a steep climb up from Karanga valley to our night’s camp at Karanga camp, set at 3963m. For those feeling strong we will go for a mid-afternoon acclimatization trek up to around 4200m before descending back to camp for the night.

Distance covered: 5.5km / 3.4mi

Approx. time taken: 5 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

 

 

After a good night’s rest and breakfast, we set off on our walk to Barafu camp at 4640m. The climb will take us across desolate scree slopes with no vegetation around us at all. It’s a tough steep walk made more difficult by the altitude. On arriving at camp we eat and spend the afternoon resting as we prepare for a long night and day ahead. It is important to keep hydrated and warm. We have an early dinner and then catch some sleep before our last big challenge.

Distance covered: 3km / 1.9mi

Approx. time taken: 3 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

 

 

 

Summit Kilimanjaro and make it to Uhuru Peak with Tanzania Horizon Safaris

This is summit day. You will wake up before midnight and begin the hike to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. The first section of the hike is steep and rocky, and it takes about 6-7 hours to reach Stella Point, which sits on the crater rim. From Stella Point, it takes about 1-2 hours to reach Uhuru Peak, the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro. After reaching the summit, you will descend to Crater Camp for the night. The descent takes about 3-4 hours. Overnight at Crater Camp.

Distance covered: 13.4km / 8.3mi

Approx. time taken: 10 – 13 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

 

After breakfast, you will descend to Millennium Camp, which sits at an altitude of 3820 m (12,500 feet). The hike takes about 4-5 hours, and you will have lunch at Millennium Camp. In the afternoon, you can rest and celebrate your achievement. Overnight at Millennium Camp.

Distance covered: 12 km / 7.5 miles

Approx. time taken: 4 – 5 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

 

 

A gentle trek takes us down through the rainforest to Mweka Gate, where we complete park formalities and receive certificates, which you can hang up with pride! We are then met by our vehicles and return to the hotel in Moshi, where you can treat yourself to a hot welcome shower. In the afternoon transfer to Arusha for dinner & overnight at your accommodation.

Distance covered: 12.1km / 7.5mi

Approx. time taken: 4-5 hours

Meals: Breakfast & lunch included

The day is left free to wind down after the trek before your flight home. Depending on flight times you could go and explore Moshi town, have a good cup of Kilimanjaro coffee or buy some souvenirs before heading to the airport.

*Safari, Zanzibar and other add-ons are available if you wish to continue exploring Tanzania

Meals: Breakfast Included

Absolutely yes. We will arrange all airport transfers for you from and to the airport so that you don’t have to worry about how to get to your hotel. One of our drivers or guides will come to pick you up and take you back to the airport. This is already included in our offers and services.

A private departure can be arranged at any time according to your individual travel dates for highest flexibility. A group departure has a planned schedule on a specific date and let you share some costs while travelling. So if you are on a budget and want to meet friends from all over the world you can join one of our groups.

Absolutely yes. Our handpicked hotels all offer you to safely store your luggage during your climb. In this way you can leave all gear that you won’t need during your climb at the hotel. That is very convenient if you are planning to go on a safari or to Zanzibar after your hike.

Tanzania Horizon Safaris has worked out a very transparent cancellation policy. In most cases we can offer a voucher if you have  to postpone your travel. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Please note that deposits are non-refundable as they have to be used for making reservations for your hotel and transport.

*If a booking is cancelled the client is subject to a cancellation fee as follows:

  • until 4 weeks prior to departure – 30% Cancellation Fee
  • 4-2 weeks prior to departure – 50% Cancellation Fee
  • 2-1 weeks prior to departure – 75% Cancellation Fee
  • less then 1 week prior to departure – 100% Cancellation Fee: The company reserves the right to cancel any tour at its sole and absolute discretion, without prior notification in instances where this is unavoidable. However, in that case the company agrees to refund all money that has already been paid by the client. This shall be the company’s sole responsibility to the client and no claim for any damages, howsoever arising, shall accrue against the company.

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