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Kilimanjaro Trekking Tour by Marangu Route

  • Nicknamed the "Coca-Cola" route because the route is popularized as easy and cheap. This, however, is a misconception as the route is more difficult due to the 'not as good acclimatization profile' as Machame/Rongai/Lemosho routes.
  • Often selected by unprepared, inexperienced climbers because of its reputation for being the "easiest" route, attributing to the lower success rate
  • The shortest and cheapest route, but less time to acclimatize, therefore lower success rate
  • Dormitory style accommodation in huts
  • Less scenic due to ascent and descent on same route

Trek Duration & Price:

5 Days Marangu Route for US$1199/Person, Based on 2 - 3 People Booking. 

6 Days Marangu Route for US$1399/Person, Based on 2 - 3 People Booking. 

7 Days Marangu Route for US$1599/Person, Based on 2 - 3 People Booking. 

 


Kilimanjaro Trekking Tour by Machame Route

  • Nicknamed the "Whiskey" route because the route is popularized as somewhat difficult and more expensive than Marangu route. On an overall comparison of the routes to scale Kilimanjaro, this is one of the best routes to take, both in terms of acclimatization and cost. In certain sections this route is steeper than the Marangu and Rongai routes and physically more demanding but is easier overall.
  • Great for acclimatization with lots of walk high, sleep low opportunities
  • Challenging trek with stunning scenery through 5 diverse climatic zones
  • Good opportunity to split pre-summit day climb to leave climbers rested before summiting
  • Very popular trail
  • Fully catered camping only
  • it takes 6–7 days for climbing.

Trek Duration & Price:

6 Days Machame Route for US$1399/Person, Based on 2 - 3 People Booking.
 

7 Days Machame Route for US$1599/Person, Based on 2 - 3 People Booking. 




Kilimanjaro Trekking Tour by Shira Route

Shira offers higher start point compared to Lemosho and poorer acclimatisation

  • High summit success rate. Good for acclimatization, especially on the longer itineraries
  • Remote and spectacular, dramatic gorges and views of west Kilimanjaro
  • Converges with Machame on day 4 at Baranco
  • Fully catered camping only

Trek Duration & Price:

6 Days Shira Route for US$1499/Person, Based on 2 - 3 People Booking.

7 Days Shira Route for US$1699/Person, Based on 2 - 3 People Booking.

 
8 Days Shira Route for US$1899/Person, Based on 2 - 3 People Booking. 
 



Kilimanjaro Trekking Tour by Lemosho Route

The Lemosho route approaches Kilimanjaro from the west. Rather than simply intersecting Shira Plateau (like Machame), Lemosho crosses it from Shira Ridge to Shira 2 Camp, in a pleasant hike. Climbers encounter low traffic until the route joins the Machame route. Afterwards, Lemosho follows the same route through Lava Tower, Barranco and Barafu, known as the southern circuit. There are several options to complete the trek over 6, 7, or 8 days based on your experience.

Trek Duration & Price:

6 Days Lemosho Route for US$1499/Person, Based on 2 - 3 People Booking.

7 Days Lemosho Route for US$1699/Person, Based on 2 - 3 People Booking.

 
8 Days Lemosho Route for US$1899/Person, Based on 2 - 3 People Booking. 




Kilimanjaro Trekking Tour by Rongai Route

  • Only northern approach to Kilimanjaro
  • Offers a true wilderness experience on the early stages of the climb
  • Very tough final summit night from the north
  • Fewer acclimatisation opportunities
  • Less scenic and flat than other routes

Also known as the Nalemuru route. Although the scenery is not as varied as the western routes, Rongai makes up for this by passing through true wilderness areas for days before joining the Marangu route at Kibo camp. Rongai is a moderately difficult route, and is highly recommended, especially for those with less backpacking experience. There are different options to complete the climb in 5, 6, or 7 days.

Trek Duration & Price:

6 Days Rongai Route for US$1499/Person, Based on 2 - 3 People Booking.  

7 days Rongai Route for US$1699/Person, Based on 2 - 3 People Booking. 




Kilimanjaro Trekking Tour by Umbwe Route

  • Steep, short route with lower success rate
  • Poor acclimatization because of rapid ascent
  • Very remote and quiet
  • Fully catered camping only

Of all the routes, Umbwe is by far the most scenic albeit steeper route up the mountain. The Rongai is the easiest camping route and the Marangu is also easy, but accommodation is in huts. As a result, this route tends to be very busy and ascent and descent routes are the same. Although the Rongai route is a flatter walk, it offers less opportunities for acclimatisation. The Machame and Lemosho routes both allow better opportunities to "walk high and sleep low", which is critical to avoiding altitude sickness.

Trek Duration & Price:

6 Days Umbwe Route for US$1499/Person, Based on 2 - 3 People Booking.


6 Days Umbwe Route for US$1699/Person, Based on 2 - 3 People Booking. 




Kindly note: All Kilimanjaro Gear Can Be Hired in Moshi Town Tanzania

Prices are for the Entire Trek, in USD or TZS equivalent
>>Rucksack $10
>>Balacava $5
>>Sleeping bag $15
>>Sleeping bag (-25°C) $35
>>Socks $3
>>Duffel bag $5
>>2 walking poles (ski sticks) $10
>>Gaiters $7
>>Torch $7
>>Gloves $5
>>Thick sweater $4
>>Long underwear $3
>>Rain coat (shower proof) $5
>>Rain coat (waterproof) $10
>>Waterproof trousers $10
>>Fleece trousers $10
>>Hiking boots $8
>>Water bottle $4
>>Warm jacket (Goretex) $10
>>Warm jacket (down) $7
>>Hat or neck scarf $5