Climbing mount Kilimanjaro

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Whether it is your first time trekking or whether you have climbed dozens of peaks, we have the top Kilimanjaro routes for you. For an unrivaled experience on Mount Kilimanjaro, select the route that best suits you, and maximizes your comfort, enjoyment, and chance of success. We will take you every step of the way, until the summit of 5,895 meters, or 19,340 feet.

Kilimanjaro Routes

Marangu Route

The Marangu Route is also known as the "Tourist Route" and the "Coca-Cola Route." This is because Marangu is the most popular route on the mountain, and thus is considered "touristy".

Machame Route

The Machame Route is known as the "Whiskey Route" in comparison to Marangu's "Coca Cola Route". This is because Machame is a more difficult route, and does not have sleeping huts for accommodation.

Lemosho Route

Little used and more remote than other routes. Those electing to take the Lemosho Route will have the bonus of crossing the spectacular Lemosho Glades, which are home to herds of animals such as buffalo, elephant and other big game animals.

Rongai Route

The Rongai Route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, near the Kenyan border. It is one of Kilimanjaro's easier routes. The climb to the top is gradual and steady.

Shira Route

The Shira Route is a relatively gentle and incredibly scenic route to the Roof top of Africa. Encompassing the Shira Plateau, this route provides breathtaking views of the African landscape below.

Umbwe Route

The Umbwe Route is the least used, least crowded route on the mountain. For good reason, it is also the most difficult route on the mountain. Umbwe is a steep, constant, straight climb to the top.

Featured Kilimanjaro Tours

Every year the rooftop of Africa (5896m) attracts thousands of mountain climbers on its paths. Via four established routes hikers get to reach the summit, Uhuru Peak. Treks start on the lower mountain slopes with its endless banana fields, along dense rainforest and mountain pastures to the moonscape of Kibo Peak. In order to enjoy the sunrise over Tanzania, climbers will start their final ascent at midnight. Once at Uhuru Peak you will be rewarded with fantastic panoramas over the neighboring Mount Meru.