Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking Adventures

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro 

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is the dream the suitable for every hiker. Who sees for a challenge for tour and trekking safari in Tanzania. Kilimanjaro trekking Tours and Packages range from 1-8days offering a scenic hike to Kibo and Mawenzi peak.

We offer and organize the short Kilimanjaro trekking for those who don’t have time to go up to the pick/ top on African free-standing mountain. Whether you’re looking for 1-3 Days Kilimanjaro Climb Package we are  your local expert

The highest mountain in Africa and it can take around a week to climb to the summit, but head for the less-visited western side and it’s possible to do a one-day excursion, with some Mount Kilimanjaro trekking

Mount Kilimanjaro or just Kilimanjaro, with its three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira, is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa, with its summit about 4,900 meters from its base, and 5,895 meters above sea level

Marangu route is the only and best route offering the flexible Мount Kilimanjaro Climbing in different numbers of days from 1-6days! Also, this trekking tour fits every age level. Contact us for information 

How do you get to Kilimanjaro? | Flights to Kilimanjaro

Planning climbing Kilimanjaro requires a certain preparation for your trekking adventure. Kilimanjaro mountain is in Tanzania so to get here is through buying the flights from your home to fly to and land either at Kilimanjaro/ Arusha airport. Also, there is an option of taking a bus from Dar es Salaam/Mwanza/ to Arusha. or you can take a shuttle bus from Nairobi to Arusha.  Many flights are flying to Tanzania recently after opening the international border.

Best time to climb Kilimanjaro.

The best time to climb Kilimanjaro is during the dry and warmly seasonal from late June to October. December Christmas time and new year’s eve regard as the best time to hiking Kilimanjaro to the end of February.  January to March is the best time to climb for a beginner climber. During the June to October regard as high season and busy time when a large number of tourist flows to Trekking Kilimanjaro mountain for his/her hiking expeditions.

Mount Kilimanjaro routes.

How many routes are there up Kilimanjaro? There are 7 main Mount Kilimanjaro routes which lead to the summit, Uhuru Peak, one of which starts on the Northern side of the mountain and the rest on the Southern side. After making the decision to climb Kilimanjaro, you’ll need to choose your route.

Climbing Kilimanjaro on a budget, Price, Costs & Routes: The different routes used to climb Mount Kilimanjaro by trekkers according to their wishes and preferences.  – Marangu route Kilimanjaro(5-6 Days), Machame ( 6-7 Days), Lemosho( 7-8 Days), Shira ( 6-7 Days), Rongai ( 6 Days), Umbwe (7 Days). The routes such as  Marangu, Machame, and Umbwe route all approach from the south of the mountain- to descent to Mweka gate.

1. Marangu Route | Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

The Marangu Route is the oldest on Kilimanjaro and is also one of the most popular – mainly because it is the only route on the mountain that has huts provided for hikers. There are 60 bunk beds each at Mandara and Kibo Huts, and 120 bunk beds at Horombo Hut.

The Marangu Route (also known as the ‘Coca Cola Route’) is the oldest and most established route on Kilimanjaro and used to be the most popular. Marangu Route Kilimanjaro & Success Rates of 80%. It’s considered to be the easiest way up in terms of gradient and terrain. It is also the only route on the mountain that has huts to sleep in.

How long is the Marangu route? Distance: The Marangu route is 72 kilometres (45 miles). Location: The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the southeast. The trail itself starts at Marangu gate. Height: The route reaches the summit of Kilimanjaro at the Uhuru peak reaching a height of 5,895 metres (19,341 feet).

How Difficult is the Marangu Route? This route is attempted by many novice hikers every year as it offers comfortable hut accommodations, as opposed to other routes that require you to sleep in mountain tents. Many people attest that this route is less difficult compared to other hikes to the top of Kilimanjaro.

2. Machame Route | Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the Machame route is the most popular path.The Machame Route is approximately 62 km/ 37 miles from gate to gate. It is designed for physically fit people with some hiking experience,  The longer distance and the opportunity to ‘walk high, sleep low’ offer much better acclimatisation and as a result a very high success rate. The Machame route is a good seven day hike for those who have not trekked much at high altitudes, with an effective extra day’s acclimatisation, giving a better success rate.

How difficult is Machame Route?The Machame route is considered one of the less difficult routes on Kilimanjaro as it’s longer itinerary allows for better acclimatization. However, hikers will still need to ascend the Barranco Wall and climb steeply on summit night. Machame Route has nearly and 95% success rate. No technical climbing is required but a good level of fitness is highly recommended.

Is climbing Kilimanjaro hard? Climbing Kilimanjaro most days are not very hard because the trails are not steep it’s mostly dealing with the altitude, however the summit night is extremely difficulty as this is the coldest, windiest section of your adventure. One of the best Facts About Mount Kilimanjaro – An ascent of 4,084ft with 49% less oxygen and a descent of nearly 6,870ft.

How long is the machame route? The approximately trekking distance for the Machame Route is 62 km or 37 miles the entire climb from trail head up to the summit and all the way down to Mweka gate. The shortest number of days required for Machame Route is 6 days, but by the time you have added on arrival and departure days it is 10.

3. Lemosho Route | Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

The Lemosho Route is considered to be the most scenically beautiful of all the routes. Lemosho routes are approximately 95% successful rate.  The route takes trekkers from the west side of the mountain through lush rainforest before joining up with the Lemosho Route to cross the spectacular Shira Plateau.

How difficult is the Lemosho route? How hard is the Lemosho route? No Kilimanjaro climb is easy, but the Lemosho route is generally considered one of the ‘easier’ climbs because of it’s great acclimatisation profile. It has great ‘climb high, sleep low’ opportunities. Put simply, with the right Kilimanjaro preparation anyone can climb this route.

How long is the Lemosho route? Lemosho route is around 70 kms or 42 miles whether you opt for the 7 or 8 day version. It joins up with the Machame Route between Shira and Barranco so the terrain is very similar.

Why Lemosho route is the best? Lemosho Route – The Most Beautiful Route on Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho 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 kilimanjaro can be done in as little as six days (five nights) on the mountain.

4. Rongai Route | Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

The route ascends Mount Kilimanjaro from the north-eastern side of the mountain, along the border between Tanzania and Kenya. Rongai Route Kilimanjaro- 95% Summit Success Rate. The rongai route retains a sense of unspoiled wilderness. The Rongai route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north.

How hard is the Rongai route? Rongai is a moderately difficult route, and is highly recommended, especially for those with less backpacking experience. Although the scenery is not as varied as the western routes, Rongai makes up for this by passing through true wilderness areas for nearly the entire way.

How long is the Rongai route? The total distance is 72 kilometres with the longest day being summit day at 21 kms.

The Rongai route is a moderately difficult route but is highly recommended to those with less backpacking or hiking experience.  Rongai route: Kilimanjaro Climbing Route Review. The most important thing to note is that it’s flatter than the other Kilimanjaro treks, and does not offer trekkers good options to climb high and sleep low.

5. Umbwe Route | Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

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. Umbwe Route – 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.

How long is the Umbwe route? Mount Kilimanjaro Umbwe Route is a 27.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Kibosho Magharibi, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania that offers the chance to see wildlife and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers.

How difficult is umbwe route? While Umbwe route is a non-technical climb. Offer steep ascents and requires trekkers to scramble over rocks and tree roots at certain points. It is the hardest and most direct route up the mountain and even features several exposed ridges that are not for the faint of heart.

What is the Umbwe Route Summit Success Rate?  The Umbwe Route is one of the Shortest routes up Kilimanjaro which has a very poor chance for acclimatization due to it’s steepness and days spend in the mountain. Whilst there are no official statistics, the average success rate across all operators is 70%. Where to stay umbwe route –Sleeping in kilimanjaro different campsites.

6. Shira route | Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Shira Ridge. The vehicle bypasses the rain forest zone and the hiking trail begins on Shira Ridge. The Shira route crosses the entire Shira Plateau from west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike. The Shira trail is one of the two longer Kilimanjaro climb routes that start on the western side. (The other route starting here is the Lemosho Route.) Those routes both cross the Shira Plateau before joining the Machame Route near the “Lava Tower”.

How long is shira route kilimanjaro?  The Shira route can be accessed from Moshi to Shira Ridge, where the trail starts on the western side of the mountain. Height: The Shira route reaches the summit of Kilimanjaro at the Uhuru peak, reaching a height of 5,895 metres (19,341 feet). Duration: The Shira route can take anywhere between 6-7 days. Shira route Kilimanjaro successful rate around 85%.

Which route at Kilimanjaro has the highest success rate? northern circuit route. The Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro Success Rate is around 90% on the 8 day itinerary.  We provide and on the 7 day package it is around 85%. The Kilimanjaro Routes Success Rates are highest on the northern circuit route. This is the newest and the longest route, taking 9 days to summit Kilimanjaro.

Best Climbing Tours in Kilimanjaro

There is a lot of thing to consider before taking a Kilimanjaro hiking trips!

  • Climbing gear and equipment
  • Training
  • Tipping
  • Kilimanjaro Food
  • Kilimanjaro weather
  • Carry a Passport, stamp Visa, and book a flight to Tanzania.
  • Book with reputable Kilimanjaro outfitters
  • Guides and porters who will go with you on Trekking
  • How to get in Kilimanjaro and when to start
  • Carry a camera
  • You will meet with little wildlife
  • Choose the right route you wish to take
  • Payment options (Bank transfer/ online payment)
  • No skill required to climb Kilimanjaro

Affordable Kilimanjaro Trekking

Short Kilimanjaro Climbing: Welcome to Tanzania! As your plane descends into Kilimanjaro International Airport between the snow-capped peaks of Climbing Kilimanjaro on a budget and Mount Meru/Arusha airport your adventure into the wilds of the country will finally begin.

Our Trekking Manager will come to meet you and to provide you with a safari briefing. A wonderful home-cooked dinner will be served on the spot. Either in the dining room or the terrace overlooking the beautiful landscape

Arusha to Kilimanjaro, Mandara hut

On the first day, you have to drive about 2 hrs through Kilimanjaro in the morning.  The semi-tropical foothills to the Marangu area which situated on the south-eastern side of the mountain. As you drive, there is usually some admirable view of the snow-capped peak of the mountain. On arrival at Marangu gate, you meet your team of guides and porters, pick up any last-minute supplies for the trek.  Ahead to the entrance of Mount Kilimanjaro National Park to register for the climb. From the cluster of buildings at the gate, it is some four to five hours walk through patches of coffee plantation and dense rainforest to Mandara Hut. Mandara Hut is a collection of basic, A-frame mountain huts with bunk beds – quite adequate for your needs – where you inevitably meet up with fellow trekkers who are bent on the same goal.

Late in the evening back to Arusha.  Overnight stay at Hotel At the end of your Tour we will drop you off at the airport.

Farewell Day: Transfer to Airport (Arusha/Kilimanjaro airport)

After breakfast in the lodge, we will transfer you to take a flight back home this will be the end of your tour and safari holidays with us.

 Included

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • Meals (as specified in the day by day section)
  • Drinking water (on all days)
  • Accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
  • Transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • The government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

  Excluded

International flights (from/to home)

Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)

Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

Climb Kilimanjaro | What’s To Bring

Clothes.

A warm sweater as the nights can be chilly at high altitudes.

Comfortable shoes

Rain Jacket

Rain Trouser

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7. Northern Circuit Route | Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Northern Circuit Route has the highest Kilimanjaro Success Rate which is 98% and approaches from south of Kilimanjaro. It is the newest and longest route which offers the most spectacular view of overall 360 degree scenery of Mount Kilimanjaro. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro on this route takes 8 to 9 days for the summit.
How long is the northern circuit route Kilimanjaro? How long is the Northern Circuit Route on Kilimanjaro? It is a total of 96 kilometres over nine days, hiking from the western side of the mountain and around the northern slopes to the north eastern slopes and descending down the south east side.

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