Kilimanjaro Group Joining eight days Lemosho Route is an epic adventure to conquer the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro via the stunning Lemosho Route. This remarkable 8-day trek offers an incredible journey through diverse landscapes and awe-inspiring scenery. With the added allure of a full moon summit, this expedition promises a truly unforgettable and magical experience.

The Lemosho Route is renowned for its scenic beauty and less-crowded trails, allowing you to immerse yourself in the pristine wilderness of Kilimanjaro. As you navigate through lush rainforests, traverse rolling moorlands, and ascend to the snow-capped peaks, you’ll be captivated by the ever-changing landscapes and breathtaking vistas.

By choosing the Group Joining option, you’ll have the opportunity to share this extraordinary journey with a diverse group of fellow adventurers. Together, you’ll form a close-knit community, encouraging and supporting one another as you conquer the challenges along the way. The camaraderie and shared experiences will create lasting bonds, making this trek not only a personal achievement but also a collective triumph.

The full moon summit adds a touch of enchantment to your expedition. As you make your final push toward the summit, the moon’s radiant glow illuminates the path ahead, creating a surreal and magical atmosphere. The snow-covered slopes and towering glaciers of Kilimanjaro glisten under the moonlight, transforming the ascent into an ethereal and awe-inspiring journey.

Whether you’re an experienced trekker seeking a new challenge or an adventurer yearning to witness Kilimanjaro’s unspoiled beauty, the Lemosho Route with Group Joining and a full moon summit offers an extraordinary opportunity. Prepare to embark on a life-changing adventure, forge lasting friendships, and stand triumphantly at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro under the mystical allure of the full moon. Get ready to create cherished memories and be captivated by the sheer magnificence of this exceptional expedition to the Roof of Africa.

8-day Lemosho Route Group Departure Dates 2023:

Arrival Date Departure Date Price (USD) Trip Availability
August 4, 2023 August 13, 2023 $2,650 8 spaces
August 9, 2023 August 18, 2023 $2,650 10 spaces
September 20, 2023 September 29, 2023 $2,650 8 spaces
October 21, 2023 October 30, 2023 $2,650 10 spaces
December 12, 2023 December 21, 2023 $2,650 10 spaces
December 18, 2023 December 26, 2023 $2,650 10 spaces
December 25, 2023 January 3, 2023 $2,650 10 spaces

8-day Lemosho Route Group Departure Dates 2024:

Arrival Date Departure Date Price (USD) Trip Availability
December 31, 2023 January 9, 2024 $2,650 7 spaces
January 10, 2024 January 19, 2024 $2,650 7 spaces
January 24, 2024 February 2, 2024 $2,650 6 spaces
February 20, 2024 March 1, 2024 $2,650 9 spaces
July 6, 2024 July 15, 2024 $2,650 8 spaces
August 4, 2024 August 13, 2024 $2,650 8 spaces
August 9, 2024 August 18, 2024 $2,650 10 spaces
September 20, 2024 September 29, 2024 $2,650 10 spaces
October 21, 2024 October 30, 2024 $2,650 10 spaces
December 7, 2024 December 16, 2024 $2,650 10 spaces
December 18, 2024 December 26, 2024 $2,650 10 spaces
December 25, 2024 January 3, 2024 $2,650 10 spaces

Lemosho 8 days Group Joining Itinerary

1 Londorossi Gate 2,360m/ 7,742ft Mti Mkubwa 2,895m/ 9,498ft 3-4 6km/ 4mi
2 Mti Mkubwa 2,895m/ 9,498ft Shira 1 Camp 3,505m/ 11,500ft 5-6 8km/ 5mi
3 Shira 1 Camp 3,505m/ 11,500ft Moir Hut 4,200m/ 13,800ft 5-7 11km/ 7mi
4 Moir Hut 4,200m/ 13,800ft Lava Tower 4,630m/ 15,190ft 4-5 7km/ 4mi
Lava Tower 4,630m/ 15,190ft Barranco Camp 3,976m/ 13,044ft 2-3 3km/ 2mi
5 Barranco Camp 3,976m/ 13,044ft Karanga Camp 3,995m/ 13,106ft 4-5 5km/ 3mi
6 Karanga Camp 3,995m/ 13,106ft Barafu Camp 4,673m/ 15,331ft 4-5 4km/ 2mi
7 Barafu Camp 4,673m/ 15,331ft Uhuru Peak 5,895m/ 19,341ft 7-8 5km/ 3mi
Uhuru Peak 5,895m/ 19,341ft Mweka Camp 3,068m/ 10,065ft 4-6 12km/ 7mi
8 Mweka Camp 3,068m/ 10,065ft Mweka Gate 1,640m/ 5,380ft 3-4 10km/ 6mi

Lemosho Route mapAdvantages of Group Joining treks using the 8 days Lemosho Route

Embarking on a Group Joining trek on the 8-day Lemosho Route on Mount Kilimanjaro offers several advantages that enhance your climbing experience. Here are the advantages of choosing a Group Joining trek:

  1. Cost-Effective: Opting for a Group Joining trek allows you to share the costs with other climbers, making it a more budget-friendly option compared to a private trek. By joining a group, you can split expenses such as transportation, permits, and camping equipment, resulting in significant cost savings without compromising the quality of your experience.
  2. Camaraderie and Support: Group Joining treks bring together individuals with a shared passion for adventure and conquering Kilimanjaro. Climbing with fellow trekkers fosters a sense of camaraderie, providing a supportive and encouraging environment throughout the journey. You can make new friends, share stories, and create lasting memories with like-minded adventurers from different backgrounds and cultures.
  3. Motivational Boost: Tackling the challenges of Mount Kilimanjaro can be physically and mentally demanding. In a Group Joining trek, you benefit from the motivation and encouragement of your fellow climbers. As you navigate the Lemosho Route together, you can provide support to one another, celebrate milestones, and inspire each other to keep going, boosting your overall morale and determination.
  4. Safety and Security: Joining a group trek on the Lemosho Route enhances your safety and security. With a team of experienced guides and porters accompanying the group, you can rely on their expertise, knowledge of the terrain, and ability to handle any emergencies that may arise. Group treks follow established protocols and safety measures, ensuring that you have a safe and well-organized climb.
  5. Shared Experiences and Learning Opportunities: Group Joining treks offer a platform for shared experiences and learning opportunities. As you climb alongside other trekkers, you can exchange insights, tips, and techniques, enriching your understanding of the mountain and the trekking process. It creates an environment for cultural exchange and personal growth as you learn from the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of your fellow climbers.
  6. Enjoyable Social Dynamics: The social dynamics of a Group Joining trek can enhance the enjoyment of your journey. From lively campfire conversations to shared meals and laughter along the trail, you have the opportunity to form connections and forge bonds with your trekking companions. The sense of togetherness and shared adventure create a vibrant and enjoyable atmosphere throughout the trek.
  7. Flexibility and Convenience: Group Joining treks on the Lemosho Route provide a level of flexibility and convenience. With pre-planned itineraries and logistical arrangements taken care of, you can focus on the adventure without the need to worry about the finer details. It offers a hassle-free experience, allowing you to immerse yourself fully in the trek and make the most of your time on Kilimanjaro.

See all the Kilimanjaro Group Joining Treks and dates

Embarking on a Group Joining trek on the 8-day Lemosho Route not only offers cost savings but also provides a supportive environment, shared experiences, safety, and the opportunity to form lasting connections. It is a rewarding and memorable way to climb Kilimanjaro, combining the thrill of the adventure with the camaraderie of fellow trekkers.

Advantages of summiting on a full moon using the 8 days Lemosho Route

Summiting Mount Kilimanjaro on a full moon while trekking the magnificent 8-day Lemosho Route offers a unique and awe-inspiring experience. Here are some advantages of undertaking this extraordinary adventure during a full moon:

  1. Enhanced Visibility: The full moon casts a gentle glow over the mountain, illuminating the surrounding landscape and providing excellent visibility during the night ascent. The well-lit trails and the sparkling snow create a surreal atmosphere, making it easier to navigate and appreciate the beauty of Kilimanjaro.
  2. Magical Atmosphere: The full moon summit adds a touch of enchantment to your climb. The silvery moonlight creates a captivating ambiance, infusing your journey with a sense of wonder and mystique. Standing on the summit under the moon’s radiant light is a truly magical and unforgettable experience.
  3. Scenic Beauty: The full moon reveals the stunning natural beauty of Kilimanjaro in a unique way. The moonlight highlights the snow-capped peaks, the rugged terrain, and the glaciers, accentuating their beauty and creating a breathtaking visual spectacle. It adds an extra layer of splendor to the already awe-inspiring landscapes.
  4. Spiritual and Symbolic Significance: The full moon holds profound spiritual and symbolic meanings in many cultures. Summiting Kilimanjaro under a full moon can evoke a sense of spiritual connection and personal achievement. It is a moment of harmony between the natural world and the human spirit.
  5. Shared Experience: Climbing Kilimanjaro during a full moon offers a shared experience among fellow trekkers. The moonlit trails and the collective journey under the moon’s glow create a sense of camaraderie and solidarity within the group. Sharing this remarkable adventure with others enhances the overall sense of accomplishment and creates lasting bonds.
  6. Photographic Opportunities: The full moon provides excellent lighting conditions for photography enthusiasts. Capturing the stunning landscapes, the silhouettes of fellow trekkers, and the moonlit summit can result in breathtaking and memorable photographs to cherish for a lifetime.

See the full moon dates for Mount Kilimanjaro treks here.

Summiting Mount Kilimanjaro on a full moon while trekking the Lemosho Route not only enhances the visual and spiritual aspects of your journey but also creates a sense of wonder and unity among fellow adventurers. It is a unique and extraordinary experience that adds an extra layer of magic and beauty to your Kilimanjaro ascent.


Arrive in Arusha: Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be greeted by Tranquil Kilimanjaro staff after passing through customs. Transfer to Chanya Lodge for a comprehensive briefing and equipment check with your climbing manager and guide.

Accommodations: Chanya Lodge

Meals Included: Dinner


Moshi to Forest Camp:

Elevation: 13,044 ft to 13,123 ft  Distance: 3 miles. Hiking Time: 4-5 hours:

Drive from Moshi to the starting point of the Lemosho Trail, Londorossi Gate. Begin your trek through the Afromontane Rainforest, the first of the four ecological zones on Kilimanjaro. Enjoy sightings of wildlife along the way and have lunch on the trail. Reach Forest Camp in the mid-afternoon. Overnight at Forest Camp.

Accommodations: Forest Camp (Camping)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Forest Camp to Shira 1 Camp:

Elevation: 9,498 ft to 11,500 ft  Distance:  5 miles, approx  Hiking Time: 5-6 hours

Ascend through a podocarpus and juniper forest, transitioning to the heather and lichen-draped volcanic rock of the Shira Plateau. Enjoy lunch on the trail and arrive at Shira 1 Camp in the mid-afternoon. Admire the breathtaking view of Kibo, the peak of Kilimanjaro, from this vantage point. Overnight at Shira 1 Camp.

Accommodations: Shira One Camp (Camping)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Shira 1 to Moir Hut:

Elevation: 13,800 ft to 15,223 ft (Lava Tower), down to 13,044 ft  Distance: 7 miles Hiking Time:  5-7 hours

Cross the scenic Shira Plateau, one of the highest plateaus on Earth, during a 3-4 hour hike. Enjoy the moorland meadows and have lunch en route. Ascend to Moir Hut, where you can opt for an afternoon hike in the Lent Hills for acclimatization. Overnight at Moir Hut.

Accommodations: Moir Hut (Camping)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Moir Hut Camp to Barranco Camp:

Elevation: 13,800 ft to 15,223 ft (Lava Tower), down to 13,044 ft Distance: 7 km  Hiking Time: 4-6 hours

Traverse the slopes of Kibo, experiencing the extreme temperature ranges and conditions of this zone. Enjoy lunch near the Lava Tower formation and optionally ascend the tower for panoramic views. Descend to Barranco Camp, passing through the unique ‘Garden of the Senecios’ and the beautiful Barranco Valley. Overnight at Barranco Camp.

Accommodations: Barranco Camp (Camping)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp:

Elevation: 13,044 ft to 13,123 ft Distance: 3 miles Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

Conquer the challenging Barranco Wall and traverse to the top of the Karanga Valley. Follow a path with inclines and declines to reach Karanga Camp, strategically chosen for proper acclimatization. Enjoy spectacular sunsets with views of the glacial valleys and ice fields. Overnight at Karanga Camp.

Accommodations: Karanga Camp (Camping)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp:

Elevation: 15,288 ft to 19,341 ft to 12,467 ft Distance: 3 miles ascent, 7 miles descent Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent, 4-6 hours descent

Ascend to Barafu Camp, located in a desolate alpine desert with splendid views of Mawenzi peak. Rest and prepare for the summit bid. Enjoy an early dinner before resting for the evening. Overnight at Barafu Camp.

Accommodations: Barafu Camp (Camping)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

GROUP TREK DAY 7 (Summit Day)

Barafu to the Summit to Mweka Camp:

Elevation: 12,467 ft to 5,380 ft Distance: 6 miles Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

Begin the final summit bid before midnight, reaching Stella Point at dawn for a breathtaking sunrise over Mawenzi Peak. Continue to Uhuru Peak, the Roof of Africa, and celebrate before descending. Trek down to Mweka Camp, passing through rainforest scenery. Overnight at Mweka Camp.

Accommodations: Mweka Camp (Camping)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Elevation: 12,467 ft to 5,380 ft, Distance: 6 miles Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

Mweka Camp to Arusha: Descend through the Montane forest and bid farewell to your crew. Transfer back to your hotel in Moshi for a shower and celebratory dinner.


Departure: Use a dayroom to pack, freshen up, and prepare for your departure or onward adventures in Tanzania.

Please note that the provided itinerary is for informational purposes and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions, group dynamics, and other factors.

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The cost for the whole 8 Days Group Joining Lemosho Route Trek includes and excludes the following items

8 Days Group Joining Price includes

All transfers to the mountain and back to your Arusha hotel

Professional, experienced, mountain guides

Guides, Porters, Cook salaries and park fees

Quality, waterproof, four-season mountain sleeping tents

Sleeping Mattress

All meals while on the Mountain

Quality Mess tents with table and chairs

Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food

Clean, purified drinking water

Conservation fees (part of park fees)

Camping or Hut fees (part of park fees)

Rescue fees (part of park fees)

VAT (18% charged by the Government)

Surcharge for online payment of deposit (5%)

Price Excludes

Airport transfers

Accommodation in Arusha

Tanzania Visa


Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)

Meals not listed above

Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)

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