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Wishing you a nice Climb!//Patricia Buttenheim
Mount Kilimanjaro Ash Pit near Crater Camp//Arun Raghu

Lemosho Northern Circuit with Crater Camp

This 9 day / 8 night Lemosho Northern Circuit Crater Camp route is perfect for those who want the advantages of all Lemosho routes – more remote / less crowded / very beautiful first half of the climb - but don’t want the steepness / scrambling of the Western Breach option, or the crowds of Southern Circuit option. This route’s gentle, slow ascent allows the body enough time to acclimatize to the high altitude, however the actual distance hiked is significantly longer than Lemosho Western Breach or Lemosho Southern Circuit routes, since you will traverse the entire northern side of Mount Kilimanjaro (the less visited and drier side). The stay in Crater Camp allows the possibility of walking over to stand by a glacier, or perhaps hiking to look into the inner ashpit, and allows a short daytime summit ascent.

You will walk through the Shira plateau, a  world heritage site. Amazing views can be experienced from the second day of the hike onwards. On clear days, climbers can see as far as the Ngorongoro highlands and catch glimpses of Mt. Meru. Then, as you get to the northern side, views are into Kenya. Eventually you join Rongai and Marangu routes so the trail gets busier the closer you get to the summit, though most of those climbers won’t be staying at Crater Camp.

Client feedback on climbs by this route:

It was absolutely fabulous. Best time of my life, thank you!  Lema was a great guide, and Tumaini was also a great assistant guide. Steven was so wonderful too. All the staff were great!  Dara N


9 Days / 8 Nights from $2,975 USD + $100 USD per person Crater Camp park fee

Departure Dates

January 15, 2018
January 22, 2018
February 5, 2018
February 19, 2018
March 5, 2018
March 19, 2018
April 2, 2018
April 16, 2018
April 30, 2018
May 14, 2018
May 28, 2018
June 11, 2018
June 25, 2018
July 23, 2018
August 6, 2018
August 20, 2018
September 3, 2018
October 1, 2018
October 15, 2018
October 29, 2018
November 12, 2018
November 26, 2018
December 10, 2018
December 24, 2018


Departure dates are for open/public group trips.  Private climbs are available on any route, any start date (private climb prices vary by group size).  Please note this schedule is subject to change at any time up until any date/route has climbers on it who have confirmed with deposits.
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