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Mount Kilimanjaro Machame Route
6 days 5 nights
Machame is the second most popular route to the mountain. The route approximately takes six days and starts in the south-west of the Mountain at the Machame Gate.
Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route
6 Days 5 Nights
The Marangu Route is also called the Coca-Cola Route or the Tourist Route as it is the most popular route to the mountain. It is also the only route offering sleeping huts. It is also considered as the easiest route on Mount Kilimanjaro.
Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route
8 days 7 nights
The Lemosho Route is considered as the most beautiful route to Mount Kilimanjaro. It starts in the rainforest, crosses the breathtaking Shira Plateau and then merges with the Machame route to share its viewpoints around the Southern circuit.
4 days 3 nights
Mount Meru is the second highest mountain in Tanzania and the fifth highest in Africa. Mount Meru offers impressive views and diverse vegetation. Mount Meru also gives a perfect opportunity to see some wildlife in the form of a walking safari.
About our routes to Kilimanjaro:
Don’t know which route to choose on Kilimanjaro? Below you’ll find some information on the most popular routes and example treks. You are also welcome to send us an inquiry to help choose the right route for you.
The Marangu route, famously known as the “Coca-Cola” route as you can get a bottle of Coca-Cola at each hut, is the original route established to climb Kilimanjaro. The Marangu route is often billed as one of the easiest walking routes. Approaching Mount Kilimanjaro from the southeast, the Marangu route uses the same ascent and descent route which means it is less scenic than the other routes. For climbers who do not wish to camp, Marangu is the only route that offers dormitory-style hut accommodation. The huts have a communal dining room, simple washrooms and toilets which lower down will be flushable. Marangu route can be done in 5 or 6 days.
The Lemosho Route is widely considered to be the best route to Mount Kilimanjaro. Lemosho, a relatively new route, is preferred by reputable operators due to its beauty, remoteness and success rate. In short, it maximizes the chances that a climber will reach the summit, and enjoy the experience overall. The Lemosho route can be done in as little as six days (five nights) on the mountain. However, it is ideally tackled over eight days (seven nights) for a better altitude acclimatization schedule. The Lemosho route is approximately 70 km/ 42 miles from gate to gate. It is designed for physically fit people with some hiking experience.
Out of the seven main routes used to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the Machame route is the most popular path. It is the route of choice for many people because it provides impressive views and a variety of habitats. About 50% of all climbers, and the most seasoned climbers, choose the Machame route.
The Machame route is also known as The Whiskey Route, given its reputation for being a tough climb, in contrast to the easier Marangu route. Unlike the gradual incline and hut accommodations found on the Marangu Route, the climbers on Machame hike steeper trails, for longer distances, while sleeping in tents.
The Machame Route climb can be done in a minimum of six days (five nights) on the mountain. However, it is most often tackled over seven days (six nights), for a better altitude acclimatization schedule.
The Rongai Route is the only trail that starts from the Northern, or Kenyan side of Mount Kilimanjaro. Because of its remote location the route offers trekkers a relatively unspotted wilderness experience where it is possible to see large wildlife like antelopes, elephants and buffaloes.
The Rongai Route is flatter than the other Kilimanjaro routes but because of its profile it does not offer trekkers good options to climb high and sleep low.
It can be hiked on a six, seven or even eight day route. The seven or eight day Rongai Routes are highly recommended as trekkers have extra days to acclimatize.
The Northern Circuit is the longest route to Mount Kilimanjaro, and has one of the highest summit success rates as the route offers lots of climb high, sleep low opportunities, and time to acclimatize. The route departs from same start point as Lemosho but then joins the Northern Circuit near Lava Tower, before traversing the north slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. The summit assault is via Gilman’s Point. The route can be completed on an eight or nine day itinerary.
All treks include:
Transport to and from the trail head
Kilimanjaro National Park permits, camping/hut fees and rescue fee
English speaking guide, assistant guides, cook and porters
Private portable toilet
All meals on the mountain
Complimentary massage service after the trek