Mount Kilimanjaro

Just to catch your first glimpse of snow capped Mount Kilimanjaro is an exhilarating and surreal experience. It is, after all, the highest peak on the African continent and the tallest free-standing mountain in the world! Then, there are those ambitious types who wish to do more than just view this majestic mountain. One of the unique things about Kilimanjaro is that despite its impressive 5,895 m (19,341 ft) high elevation, you need no special climbing equipment to reach the summit.

Kilimanjaro routes Descriptions

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6 days

Machame route

Probably the most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro, Machame is strictly tents only. It is also referred to as the "Whiskey Route" as it is better suited to the slightly more adventurous hiker. It is nevertheless rewarding with its scenic splendor, the likes of which cannot be seen on the popular Marangu Route. From late afternoon sunsets at Shira Peak, to the misty revelations of Kibo Peak at the Great Barranco Wall, the route offers the adventurous hiker a stunning daily "slide show”.

*This route is normally completed in 6 days.
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8 days

Lemosho route

The Lemosho Route is stunning as it offers an unspoiled, remote, and little used way up to the Shira Plateau. Though this route can be completed in 6-days, we recommend you spend 8-days as it will help you to acclimate and thus increase your odds of reaching the summit. Additionally, due to the increased presence of wild animals, this route is one of the few where groups may be accompanied on the first day by an armed ranger in addition to their guide.


*This route is normally completed in 8 days.

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5 Days

Marangu Route

The Marangu Route has a moderate slope compared to other routes making it less difficult to ascend. It is the only route with emergency evacuation services, huts and dining rooms. Due to these benefits, it has become the most popular route, and therefore can also be the most crowded, especially during high season.


*This route is normally completed in 5 days..

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6 days

Rongai route

The Rongai Route approaches Kilimanjaro from the north and retains a sense of untouched wilderness, which has been lost on the crowded Marangu and Machame trails. It is the easiest of all route options, as the gradient is relatively gentle and daily segments are short. From the starting point just south of the Kenya-Tanzania border, the trail winds through farmland, forests, and Alpine moorland, ending at the beautiful summit cone. There are magnificent views throughout, with possibilities for wildlife viewing, and an extra day to aid acclimatization as the trail climbs beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi peak. The final ascent is arduous and made in the dark of night however; daybreak offers the rewarding once-in-a-lifetime view of glaciers, ice cliffs and the vast East African plains below. Descending through the lush forest, there is time to relax and recover before the flight home.


*This route is normally completed in 6 days.

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5 Days

Umbwe Route

The Umbwe Route is one of the least used routes on Kilimanjaro. Distance-wise, it is significantly shorter than the other routes whilst still allowing for a decent amount of acclimatization time. Generally, distances covered at altitude are shorter, thus avoiding much of the crowding which plagues other routes during the high season. Though it is not a technical climb, it is, nevertheless, a very steep ascent.


*This route is normally completed in 5 days..