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Known as the Roof of Africa, Kilimanjaro is one of the best-known mountains on earth. It's the world's highest free-standing mountain and the easiest of the fabled Seven Summits and for decades it has captured the imagination of generations of trekkers! Join Ricky Munday, Everest Summiteer and founder of Inspire Alpine, for a challenging but spectacular high altitude adventure on the scenic Lemosho Glades route & summit Kilimanjaro on New Year's Day!

Kilimanjaro has three main volcanic peaks, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira - it's a truly superlative mountain, standing in isolation like an island above the surrounding savannah and the hot, dry plains of Tanzania. An expedition to climb Kilimanjaro offers an eclectic cocktail of East African culture and scenery. At 5,895 metres, climbing Kilimanjaro is a fantastic challenge that is entirely feasible for a hillwalker looking to combine a high mountain adventure with a visit to East Africa, which offers incredible safari and other adventure travel opportunities. Kilimanjaro translates as 'mountain of the springs' and it holds some of the world's last remaining and fast-receding tropical glaciers, which you will have the opportunity to admire on summit day.

Had the most amazing unforgettable experience ever!


25th December 2020 - 3rd January 2021 (summit on 1st January)

Group size:

6-12 people 




Lemosho Glades Route

On this amazing high mountain adventure you'll steadily climb through magnificent forests and moorland, and emerge into high-alpine deserts as you enjoy spectacular views along the way to the summit.

The challenging and less-travelled Lemosho route begins in the lush rainforests of the Lemosho Glades, before climbing on a beatiful path up the western breach of the mountain, to the Shira Plateau, which is the perfect spot to acclimatise.

From here we can see the ice-capped peak of Kibo - our ultimate goal. Our trail then follows the impressive Southern Flank, Barranco Wall and Barafu Route to the summit. This adventure starts off with a few long days as we gain altitude, and has several days built in to help us acclimatise, vastly improving your chances of making the summit. Overall, we spend 8 days trekking up and down the mountain.


Route Lemosho Glades
Day 1 Fly into Kilimanjaro airport, Hotel
Day 2 Lemosho Glades to Big Tree Camp (2,780m) 
Day 3 Big Tree Camp to Shira 1 Camp (3,500m) 
Day 4 Shira 1 Camp to Shira 2 Camp (3,900m) 
Day 5 Shira 2 Camp to Barranco Camp (3,960m) 
Day 6 Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp (3,963m) 
Day 7 Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp (4640m) 
Day 8 Barafu Camp to Summit (5,895m) to Millennium Camp
Day 9 Millennium Camp to Mweka Gate, Hotel
Day 10 Fly home

Please see our Kilimanjaro overview page for the detailed day-to-day itinerary.

How to book:

The booking process is as follows: 

1. Choose your ticket type below. You can choose:

  • Self-funded - Deposit paid by bank transfer : £250.00
  • Self-funded - Deposit paid online : £253.75 (1.5% fee added)
  • Self-funded - Full payment online: £2,842.00 (1.5% fee added)
  • Fundraising for Inspire Alpine® - Registration fee by bank transfer: £250.00
  • Fundraising for Inspire Alpine® - Registration fee online: £253.75 (1.5% fee added)

You'll receive an email acknowledging receipt of your payment/booking.

2. Once you've booked and/or paid your deposit you'll receive a second email requiring you to complete our online Client Information & Medical Declaration Form, which must be completed before we can confirm your booking.

If you have a balance to pay, you can choose to pay by either bank transfer or direct debit. Once you've submitted your  Client Information & Medical Declaration Form, we'll send you an invoice by email and this will include our bank details and a secure link to set up an electronic mandate to authorise direct debit (if applicable).

You'll also need to read and agree to both our Overseas Trips Booking Terms & Conditions and our Participation Agreement (see below) - you'll be asked to confirm this during Step 1 above when selecting your ticket type.

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Alternatively, you can choose to raise funds for our social mission - with this option, you pay your non-refundable registration fee of £250 when booking and pledge to raise a minimum amount of £4,200 sponsorship for our own social impact work with disadvantaged young people. You can set up a fundraising page directly on our website. 

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