13 DAYS
Availability : 30th July - 12th August 2024
Min Age : 18+
Max People : 15

Kilimanjaro Summit via Lemosho Route + Safari

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  • 13 Days
  • Min Age : 18+
  • 30th July - 12th August 2024
  • Max People : 15

Tour Details

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain in the world, standing at 5,895 meters. It is one of the Seven Summits. Our goal is to help you reach the summit of Kilimanjaro safely and have an unforgettable mountain expedition that you will cherish for a lifetime.
 
To make your Tanzania trip even more complete, our trip also features a 3- day wild-life safari in some of Africa’s most incredible game reserves, including Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park.
 
 

The Lemosho Route:

The Lemosho Route has officially the highest success rate and is the best overall route to climb Kilimanjaro. It offers a higher chance of summiting Kilimanjaro over 7 due to excellent acclimatization and an easier summit night. The Lemosho route approaching from the West is also re-knowned as the route with the best views and spectacular vistas.

This adventure starts off with easy hiking as you gain altitude, spread over 5 days to help you acclimatize, improving your chances of making the summit. Enjoy the climb through magnificent forests and moorland, and emerge into high-alpine deserts as you enjoy spectacular views along the way to the summit.

To give you the best chance of summiting, we will operate with expert local suppliers to guarantee full control of every aspect of the climb. Led by local mountaineer Ryan Mex, together with our highly skilled professional guides and we ascertain all components for a successful climb.

3-Day Lodge Safari:

This 3-day lodge safari offers you the chance to see a wide variety of wildlife amongst some of the most diversified landscapes. Not only will you visit the Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Park but also the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will see huge herds of elephants, in season flocks of flamingos and troops of baboons.
 
All that is required from your end is determination and a strong desire to get to the summit. If you dream of being on the highest summit of Africa, then this trip is for you! Join the thousands of climbers who have stood on the Mount Kilimanjaro Summit, it could be you!

Arrival Airport

Kilimanjaro Airport – JRO

Dates

30th July – 12th August 2024

Price Includes

  • Climb Africa's highest peak with Ryan Mex or a member of his team as your expedition leader
  • 2 Nights Hotel Accommodation at Moshi - Bed & Breakfast (before and after expedition)
  • 6-Nights fully catered camping - sleeping equipment (Sleeping Bags + Tents) for the expedition
  • 7-day guided group trek up Mt Kilimanjaro's Lemosho Route with local guides, cooks and porters
  • Porters for the whole team
  • Certified, experienced, English-speaking guides
  • All meals on the mountain
  • 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Airport transfers from Kilimanjaro airport
  • Transport from Moshi to starting point on mountain and return to Moshi
  • All fees (National Park gate fees + Camping fees + Rescue fees required by national park)
  • Celebration buffet lunch after the climb

Safari Includes

  • Transport with qualified driver/guide in 4x4 vehicles with viewing roof
  • Camping or lodge accommodation
  • All meals (including cook on camping safari)
  • Camping equipment
  • National Park gate fees + Park expenses
  • Bottled mineral water 1.5Ltr per person per day

Price Excludes

  • Flights + Compulsory Insurances
  • Visa to enter Tanzania (Visa on arrival for EU citizens costs $50)
  • Lunches, dinners, drinks at your hotel in Moshi
  • Mountain gears
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Tips for guides and porters

Complementaries

  • Training Plan
  • Celebration buffet lunch after the climb
  • Team T-Shirt
  • Official Kilimanjaro Climbing Certificate

Itinerary

7 Days Lemosho Route to Kilimanjaro Summit + 3 Day Safari

Day 1Arrival - Moshi

Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) – meet hose and transfer to accommodation in Moshi.

Day 2Londorossi Gate to Forest Camp | 6 km | 3-4 hours | 7800-9500 ft

We depart Arusha/Moshi for Londorossi Gate, which takes about 4 hours, where you will complete entry formalities. Then drive to the Lemosho trailhead (another hour to reach the trailhead). Upon arrival at trailhead, we eat lunch, and then commence through undisturbed forest which winds to the first camp site.

  • Elevation (ft): 7,800ft to 9,500ft

  • Distance: 6 km

  • Hiking Time:3-4 hours

  • Habitat: Rain Forest

Day 3Forest Camp to Shira Camp 1 | 8km | 5-6 hours | 9500-11500 ft

We continue on the trail leading out of the forest and into savannah of tall grasses, heather and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards. As we ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, we reach the Shira Ridge before dropping gently down to Shira 1 camp. The view of Kibo from across the plateau is amazing.

  • Elevation (ft): 9,500ft to 11,500ft

  • Distance: 8 km

  • Hiking Time 5-6 hours

  • Habitat: Moorland

Day 4Shira Camp 1 to Shira 2 to Moir Hut | 14km | 5-7 hours | 11500-13800 ft

We explore the Shira plateau for a full day. It is a gentle walk east toward Kibo’s glaciered peak, across the plateau which leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream. Then we continue to Moir Hut, a little used site on the base of Lent Hills. A variety of walks are available on Lent Hills making this an excellent acclimatization opportunity. Shira is one of the highest plateaus on earth.

  • Elevation (ft): 11,500ft to 13,800 ft

  • Distance: 14 km

  • Hiking Time: 5-7 hours

  • Habitat: Moorland

Day 5Moir Hut to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp | 7km | 4-6 hours | 13800-13000 ft

From the Shira Plateau, we continue to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continue, our direction changes to the South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth.” Shortly after the tower, we come to the second junction which brings us up to the Arrow Glacier at an altitude of 16,000ft. We now continue down to the Barranco Hut at an altitude of 13,000ft. Here we rest, enjoy dinner, and overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for summit day.

  • Elevation (ft): 13,800ft to 13,000ft

  • Distance: 7 km

  • Hiking Time: 4-6 hours

  • Habitat: Semi Desert

Day 6Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp | 9km | 8-10 hours | 13000-15000 ft

After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite. Then, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest,

enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.

  • Elevation (ft): 13,000ft to 15,000ft

  • Distance: 9 km

  • Hiking Time: 8-10 hours

  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

Day 7Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut | 5km ascent/12km descent | 7-8 hrs ascent/ 4-6 hrs descent | 19345-10000 ft

Very early in the morning (midnight to 2am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek.

At Stella Point (18,600 ft), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all they way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit

From the summit, we now make our descent continuing straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch. You will want gaiters and trekking poles for the loose gravel going down. Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep.
 
  • Elevation (ft): 15,300ft to 19,345ft (and down to 10,000ft)

  • Distance: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent

  • Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent

  • Habitat: Arctic

Day 8Mweka Camp to Moshi | 10km | 3-4 hours | 10000-5400 ft

After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy).

From the gate, you continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to hotel in Arusha/Moshi. 
  • Elevation (ft): 10,000ft to 5,400ft

  • Distance: 10 km

  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

  • Habitat: Rain Forest

Day 9Rest day in Moshi

Day 10Tarangire National National Park

You will be picked up from Arusha by 7:30am, after breakfast and transferred to the National Park for a day game drive. Lunch will be served in the park at the picnic site.  Dinner and overnight at the  Campsite/lodge.

Day 11Ngorongoro Crater

Day 12 Lake Manyara National National Park

You will be picked up from your campsite after breakfast and transferred to the National Park for a day game drive. Lunch will be served in the park at the picnic site. You will be dropped off in the evening at Arusha/Moshi.

Day 13International Departure

Frequently Asked Questions

Which route has the highest success rate?

  • The route we have chosen is considered the most scenic and with the highest success rates due to its acclimatization stages and a shorter summit push.

Acclimitazation: do we need oxygen or altitude pills?

No oxygen needed, and altitude pills are not mandatory. As a rule of thumb when climbing at high altitude, acclimitisation and gradual climbing are the golden rules. This minimizes the risk of altitude sickness and improves your chance of summiting. 
 
Our experienced guides will be equipped emergency oxygen and with common altitude medications such as Diamox, should the need arise. 

How fit should I be to join the trip?

You don’t need to be a hardcore trekker or an athlete, that’s for sure. Kilimanjaro is an easy high altitude climb that requires only walking with no technical climbing. The adventure calls for 7 days with approximately 4-6hrs of walking a day, with a longer summit push. The fitter you are, the higher your chances of success. It is fair to say that before you take the Kili challenge, you are able to walk comfortable for 3-4hrs a day. 
 
To make your life easier, we are offering a complimentary mountain climbing training plan to all our clients, designed by Ryan Mex. 

What about training and preparation before the climb?

To make your life easier, we are offering a complimentary mountain climbing training plan to all our clients, designed by Ryan Mex. You need to be in good physical shape to climb Kili.

Will it be the right season to climb Kili?

June to September is the best time to visit Mt. Kilimanjaro. These months are sunny most of the time which ensures mild climate and guaranteed views.

 

Is it possible to arrive earlier / stay longer?

Yes, ofcourse. As long as you are in Moshi or Kilimanjaro airport on the trip dates, you are free to arrive / leave whenever you want. It is best to let us know your plans so we can organise transfers accordingly.

What type of insurance do I need?

Every climber is required to make a travel insurance package which covers mountain climbing up to 6000m. This is an absolute must for any mountain expedition.

What kind of accommodation is available on the mountain?

Each expedition sleeps under the stars in 2-men tents every night on the mountain. The trip includes fully catered camping and sleeping equipment (Sleeping Bags + Tents) for the expedition. Tents are pitched by our team of climbing crew and porters, and disassembled also by the same team. 

How about food and water on the mountain?

Full board meals are prepared for us by the climbing crew. Safe drinking water is provided for everyone. 

What vaccinations do I need?

As per WHO suggestions, it is recomanded to have shots of yellow fever, Hep A & Hep B, rabies and typhoid.

What's the power plug in Tanzania?

Power plugs used in Tanzania are D and G types (similar to the ones used in the United Kingdom). The 2 pin standard plug works. 
 
During trekking, it is recommended to bring power bank to charge your devices.

Will it be cold on the mountain?

As we climb higher and higher, yes it gets very cold. The climb takes us from tropical climates to alpine climates, with varying temperatures between +25C and -10C. Refer to our recommanded Climbing and Equipment Gear list.

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Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 24 hours of booking - subject to availability
  • Travel and Health insurance is obligatory: All travellers must be fully insured, and purchase their own travel insurance which covers high- altitude trekking up to Kiliminjaro summit 5900m.
  • It is imperative that you provide us with a travel insurance policy that covers this trip and also that you sign our waiver form which will be sent to you by email.
  • A medical certificate is required for our high altitude expeditions. The medical certificate or its copy must be dated within a year from the end date of the expedition, and signed by your doctor. The medical certificate must imperatively state that you are fit for strenuous activity at high altitude and there is no contraindication for participating in high altitude treks of up to 5000m
  • It is the responsibility of the persons joining an experience to communicate any food intolerances/allergy-related information. GTB or the Service Provider will not assume any liability for adverse reactions to food/drinks consumed, or items one may come in contact with while on an experience
  • Refer to the FAQs Section for further information
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  • Individual Room / Tent - If you prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, select this option during the online booking process. An additional Single Room Supplement comes with an extra charge of 150euro which includes nights in Moshi as well as during the Safari, and an additional charge of 100eu for Single Private Tent
  • International flights are not included. You must book your own flights and be in Tanzania on the itinerary dates. Your flight must arrive by or before the Arrival Day, and depart no earlier then the Departure Day.
  • Our adventure trips can be physically and mentally challenging. It is your responsibility to be physically prepared and medically fit. Signing up to any of our trips and any risks involved are the sole responsibility of the individual, and organizers cannot be held responsible in any way to illness, altitude sickness, injury or trauma during the trip.
  • If a traveller for some reason cannot travel on the dates, the organiser is not responsible.

Payment Details

  • A 30% deposit is required to secure your place. The deposit is required immediately in order for us to start covering trip expenses such as permits and accommodation.
  • 40% payment require by March 2024
  • Remaining 30% balance must be paid one month before the trip starts.
  • All payments are non- refundable. All payments to be made by bank transfer to the following bank account:
  • Account Name: Globaltravelbook Limited
  • Bank Address: APS Centre, Tower Street, Birkirkara, BKR 4012
  • IBAN: MT53APSB77013000000047276110011

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel your booking, we will offer a refund of any balance which we have not yet paid or are obliged to pay to any other Third Party. When a booking is cancelled within the month prior to departure, the remaining balance will be non refundable as well as we would be fully committed at that stage. All types of travel insurance are supposed to cover “cancellations” and for this reason we require that such travel insurance is purchased prior to travel.