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Mt Kilimanjaro Trek Routes overview

 

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LEMOSHO ROUTE kilimanjaro routes

 

Difficulty: High

Scenery: Excelent

Traffic : Medium

Rating : 4-5stars

Lemosho route is one of less used which makes it to have its originality, unspoilt and beautiful way up to the Shira Plateau while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's rooftop. It can either be used to gain the Western Breach route or followed by the Kibo South Circuit to ascend by the easier Barafu Route. Lemosho route is one of the few routes where hikers may be accompanied on the first day by an armed ranger, as the forests around the Lemosho Glades are rich in big game animals like buffalo, elephant and others. Read More about lemosho route

 


MACHAME ROUTE

 

Difficulty: High

Scenery: Excelent

Traffic : High

Rating : 4 stars



Machame route is probably the most beautiful route up Mt Kilimanjaro. Also the the Machame route is our most successful and popular hiking route on Mt. Kilimanjaro. All your equipment and supplies are portered and a cook prepares all your meals while on the mountain. Where accommodation on the Marangu route is in huts, the Machame route offers strictly tents only. This makes Machame (also referred to as the "Whiskey route") better suited to the slightly more adventurous hiker, however rewarding him with a scenic splendour such as not seen on the Marangu route. From late afternoon sunsets at Shira, to the misty revelations of Kibo at the great Barranco Wall. Read More about Machame route

 


MARANGU ROUTE

 

Difficulty: Medium machame route

Scenery: Good

Traffic : High

Rating : 4 stars



Marangu route also known as the "Coca-Cola route" is by far the most popular route to the summit Africa's rooftop Mt Kilimanjaro. The trek begins in the south-east area of the mountain at Marangu Gate. This could partly be as a result of the fact that the Marangu is the least expensive route, but more so, perhaps the fact that it is possible to do the Marangu route in 5 days, thereby getting to the summit one day earlier than on the Machame route. This is not always the best way due to a shorter acclimatisation period. The Marangu route does however offer you the option of spending an extra acclimatisation day on the mountain. This extends the route to a 6-day which greatly increasing your chances of success.Read More about Marangu route


 



RONGAI ROUTEkilimanjaro route

Difficulty: Medium

Scenery: Very good

Traffic : Low

Rating : 4 stars



The Rongai route ascends Mt Kilimanjaro from the north-eastern side of the mountain, along the border between Tanzania and Kenya. This route retains a sense of unspoilt wilderness and offers a different perspective on Kilimanjaro by approaching it from the north. From the alluring summit of Uhuru Peak (5895m) we will have amazing and staning 360° views of the surrounding plains.

 

The Rongai Route is the longest and most scenic Climbimb route on Mt Kilimanjaro, providing a gradual climb through forest offerering expansive views northwards to Amboseli National park on the Kenyan sideRead More about Rongai route


 


UMBWE ROUTE VIA ARROW GLACIER


Difficulty: Very High

Scenery: Very good

Traffic : Very low

Rating : 4 stars


The Umbwe route is one of the shortest routes to the Southern Glaciers and the Western Breach and its the most challenging route on Mt Kilimanjaro.

Approaching from the south, the Umbwe route is a short, steep and direct climb.

It is probably the most scenic, non-technical route on Kilimanjaro. It is quite taxing, primarily due to the relatively fast ascent to higher altitude, but the rewards are plentiful. Due to the fast ascension to high altitude, this route does not provide the necessary stages for acclimatization. Although the traffic on this route is very low, the chances of success are also low.Read More about Umbwe route