14 – 25 August 2024
Kilimanjaro is the highest free-standing mountain in the world and the highest on the African continent standing at a majestic 5895m above the African plains.
We would love to support you in conquering this accessible but challenging adventure.
Join us on an awe-inspiring adventure as you ascend ‘the roof of Africa’. This iconic trek is renowned for its scenic beauty, diverse ecosystems, and gradual acclimatization to cope with the altitude, making it one of the longer routes with the highest summit success rate.
Our journey begins in the lush rainforests of the western side of Kilimanjaro, where the air is thick with moisture and the vegetation is teeming with life. As you weave through ancient trees and navigate moss-covered trails, you climb gradually with plenty of opportunities to rest and take in the views – you may be lucky to spot colobus and blue monkeys swinging through the trees!
Moving beyond the rainforest, the terrain transitions into heath and moorland, revealing panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. The Lemosho Route
stands out for its relatively low traffic, allowing trekkers to immerse themselves in the wilderness and experience the striking contrasts of the varying ecosystems.
The route meanders through the Shira Plateau, providing trekkers with expansive views of the Great Rift Valley and the rugged peaks of Kilimanjaro. You then enter the alpine desert area, a stark and otherworldly landscape boasting the strange but beautiful Giant Groundsel - plants that only grow in higher altitude zones.
One of the defining features of the Lemosho Route is its gradual ascent, allowing for optimal acclimatization and increasing the chances of a successful summit bid. As you approach the final leg of the climb, the challenging Barranco Wall looms ahead, offering a thrilling scramble that adds extra excitement to the expedition and some great photo opportunities.
Reaching the summit at Uhuru Peak on day 7 is an emotional triumph. The sheer sense of accomplishment and the breathtaking sunrise over the African plains below create a memory that will last a lifetime. The glaciers, the expansive crater, and the distant horizons unfold before you, underscoring the magnitude of this remarkable achievement.
Descending through the Mweka Route, you'll witness the landscape transform once more, retracing your steps through the various ecological zones. The descent provides an opportunity for reflection and appreciation of the incredible diversity that Kilimanjaro has to offer.
Climbing the Lemosho Route on Kilimanjaro is a transformative journey through changing landscapes, diverse ecosystems, and personal challenges. It's a chance to connect with nature, test your limits, and stand on the top of one of the 7 highest summits on the planet.
14 Aug Depart London Heathrow for Kilimanjaro
15 Aug Arrive Kilimanjaro and transfer to Sal Salinero Lodge (or similar)
16 Aug Transfer to the starting point (approx. 4hrs via minibus). Hike to Big Tree camp.
2,875m | 4hrs | 4.8km
17 Aug Big Tree Camp to Shira I Camp
3,505m | 6-7hrs | 8km
18 Aug Shira I Camp to Shira II Camp
3,895m | 5hrs | 7km
19 Aug Shira II Camp to Barranco Camp
3,950m | 7hrs | 10km
20 Aug Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
4,002m | 4hrs | 5km
21 Aug Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp (base camp)
4,664m | 3hrs | 3km
21/22 Aug SUMMIT DAY
5,895m | 12-15 hrs | 19km
23 Aug Millenium or Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
3,100m | 4hrs | 10km
Transfer to Sal Salinero Lodge (or similar)
24 Aug Transfer to Airport and depart for London Heathrow
25 Aug Arrive London Heathrow
We will begin our ascent at around midnight after enjoying a midnight snack and hot drink to prepare you for the climb ahead.
We will climb steadily for around 6 hrs with the steepest and most demanding part of the route by headtorch to reach Stella Point on the crater rim at dawn.
After a brief rest, we’ll continue to Uhuru Peak, the highest point on the African continent at 5,895m.
The breathtaking sunrise reveals spectacular views of the plains below and of Mount Meru in the distance.
After a challenging decent to Barafu Camp we stop for a well-earned breakfast before continuing on to Millenium or Mweka Camp.
The package – what is included?
Expert advice and guidance from the WildDogs team who have experience of summitting Kilimanjaro
Meet and greet at Kilimanjaro airport
Transfers from Kilimanjaro airport to Moshi hotel and return
Experienced WildDog Mountain Leader guide throughout
Highly experienced Tanzanian guides & crew with over 120 successful summits (First Aid qualified)
2 nights B&B accommodation at Sal Salinero (or similar)
All National Park fees
Transfers to and from the National Park via minibus
Fair wage to crew (KPAP partner)
All camping equipment (excludes sleeping bag and pillows)
All meals on the mountain
What’s not included
Compulsory personal Insurance*
Yellow fever vaccinations (this is mandatory)
Personal hiking equipment & items of personal nature incl medication
Tips for guides and porters
Evening meals whilst at Moshi hotel
Costs & payment terms
Deposit on booking: £1,000.00
1st stage payment by 1 March - £750.00
2nd stage payment by 1 May - £750.00
3rd stage payment by 1 July - £750.00
Final Balance by 1 August - £195.00
Each payment is non-refundable.
If WildDog Events cancels the expedition then all payments will be refunded.
For more information and to secure your place please complete the registration form below.
Who are our Tanzanian Partners?
We are delighted to be working with one of the most experienced guides and crews on the mountain. Methly carefully selects his guides, chefs and porters to ensure we ascend at the right speed and are carefully monitored throughout to check for signs of altitude sickness or injury; are fed the most delicious and wholesome foods to give us optimum energy; that our tents and kit reach the next campsite ahead of us so we can rest and recuperate from the minute we walk into camp.
Safety is the top priority – our guides are first-aid trained and receive refresher courses every 2 years.
Superior equipment – quality equipment is very important, we use 4 season tents.
Kilimanjaro Specialists – Kilimanjaro is our guides ‘home’ and is the only mountain they guide on, Methly has achieved over 120 summits and knows the mountain like the back of his hand.
Responsible – our guides and crew are members of the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistant (KPA) project ensuring the team are paid fairly.
Success – they have better than 90% success rate on Kilimanjaro.
Tanzanian owned – Methlys team are 100% Tanzanian.
*Your insurance should cover you for any event that prevents you from beginning the trek. You must have your own insurance that covers you for all possible risks associated with this adventure including your own travel insurance that covers you from leaving your home until your return. Ensure this covers you whilst in Tanzania and that it covers you against all costs of hospitalisation, medical care and repatriation to your home country if you are ill or become unable to continue. This needs to cover all travel costs such as vehicle hire, air or any other form of transport.
Your insurance must also cover you against any other extra costs that are incurred as a result of injury or illness such as air evacuation off the mountain, hospitalisation, additional transportation and additional accommodation, special assistance or special equipment.
We have no control and cannot accept any responsibility for any medical treatment received during this event. We cannot accept any responsibility for the quality of the type of services available in the area of this event.
You are responsible for all your equipment and belongings, we cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage, however caused.
We recommend you take out sufficient insurance to cover all, but not be limited to, the above.