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WHY CLIMB THE MOUNTAIN?
Not just Because it is there!!!!! but to bring the memory of living a few days of climbing with rich scenery, comradeship, learning, and challenge coming down with a powerful and fit body, and a great strength of will and self-confidence to face your daily activities!!!

Mount kilimanjaro climbing routes and prices
marangu route – from 1250US$
Machame Route – from 1350US$
Umbwe route- from 1450US$
Rongai route -from 1450US$
lemosho Route – from 1750US$

Kilimanjaro Climb Expeditions & Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, offering a comprehensive guide to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with the experts. Crowned by an eternal snowcap, Mount Kilimanjaro is situated inside the Kilimanjaro National Park in Tanzania. Mt Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain on earth.

Kilimanjaro Climb Expeditions | Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

There are seven Mount Kilimanjaro routes, six routes up Kilimanjaro, and one down.

Several of these trails meet after a few days climbing.

There are only three dedicated routes from the base of Kibo—the main peak—to the Kilimanjaro crater rim. (One of them, the Western Breach route, is a challenging and dangerous route and not used much.)

The routes to climb Kilimanjaro approach the mountain from different sides (map coming) and they vary considerably in length, difficulty, traffic levels and other aspects.

(Here is a detailed discussion of how those Kilimanjaro climbing routes compare regarding difficulty ratings, quality of experience, prices and success rates.)

Below you find an overview of all seven Kilimanjaro routes

The Advantages and Disadvantages of the Different Kilimanjaro Climb Routes

Marangu route| Machame route| Rongai route| Shira route| Lemosho route| Umbwe route| Mweka route

Mt Kilimanjaro climbing Marangu Route
For many years Marangu used to be the most popular Kilimanjaro route. It has now been delegated to number two by the Machame route.

Duration: 5 days, acclimatization day can be added.

Advantages:

  • Low cost
  • Accommodation is in huts, no camping equipment needed
  • Supposedly the easiest route (I beg to differ)

Disadvantages:

  • Lowest success rate
  • Very crowded
  • Camping is not allowed
  • The only route that uses the same way up and down

Climb Mt Kilimanjaro Machame Route
The Machame route is one of the most scenic routes on Kilimanjaro. Since the budget operators discovered it, Machame is also the most popular Kilimanjaro route.

Duration: 6 or 7 days

Advantages:

  • Relatively low cost
  • A very scenic Kilimanjaro route
  • Higher success rate than Marangu

Disadvantages:

  • Higher level of difficulty
  • Very crowded

Mt Kilimanjaro trekking Rongai Route
The Rongai route is the easiest route up Kilimanjaro. It has a reputation as a remote wilderness trail. Rongai is the only route to approach Kilimanjaro from the north.

Duration: 5 or 6 days

Advantages:

  • The easiest Kilimanjaro route
  • One of the quieter routes on Kilimanjaro
  • Approaches the mountain from the driest side, best chances of good weather
  • Ascent and descent are on opposite sides, you see both sides of Kilimanjaro. (You descend on the Marangu route.)

Disadvantages:

  • Higher cost due to additional travel to reach other side
  • Considered somewhat less scenic

Hiking Mt Kilimanjaro Shira Route
The route over the Shira Plateau has several possible variations.

Duration: 6 – 8 days

Advantages:

  • Less crowded
  • Very scenic

Disadvantages:

  • Higher cost
  • Higher difficulty level
  • Meets the Machame trail, hence possibly busy on the later days

Mt Kili climb Lemosho Route
Remote and beautiful, but long and expensive, this route also approaches Kilimanjaro across the Shira plateau.

Duration: 7 – 8 days

Advantages:

  • Extremely scenic route
  • Very low number of climbers during the first days
  • Plenty of time for acclimatization

Disadvantages:

  • High cost
  • Higher difficulty level
  • Meets the Machame and Shira trail, hence possibly crowded on the later days

Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro – Umbwe Route
The steepest Kilimanjaro route. Steep with a big capital Duration: 5 – 6 days.
This route is not used much. The Umbwe route is only suitable for people with mountain climbing experience.

Climb Mt Kilimanjaro – Mweka Route
This is not a climb route, it is only used for descent. You will follow it if climbing Kilimanjaro on the Machame, Shira, Lemosho or Umbwe route.

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