Mt Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa rising 19,340 ft (5,895m), the largest free standing mountain in the world and one of the seven summits, the seventh highest points on each continent in the world. Any person who is physically fit can climb this mountain to reach the summit Uhuru Peak 5,895m and look out over Africa.
There is no special equipment required to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro because the routes allow a gradual hike “non technical” with the full support of the climbing professional guides. We recommend a 6 to 8 days hike depending on the route chosen. Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro up to the summit which includes one day for acclimatization between 10,000 and 15,000 ft. there are several routes to chose from and vary by popularity and steepness and are discussed below:
This route has moderate slope, making easier to climb. It the most popular route up Mt. Kilimanjaro. There are three large permanent hut installations on the route, each sleeping hundreds of people in dormitories, this is the only route on which you don’t need to sleep in tents. It has an emergency evacuation rescue and … Continue reading Mt Kilimanjaro via Marangu Route
Machame approaches the Shira Plateau from the South, joining up with the Shira route on the second day to cuts around below the Southern Walls to Barranco Camp, before heading on round to Barafu Camp for the summit attempt. This is the second popular route and the most scenic route up Mt. Kilimanjaro. Accommodation on … Continue reading Mt Kilimanjaro via Machame Route
Shira is the route taken by people intending to spend a slightly longer time on the mountain. The route approaches across the little visited Shira Plateau and meets up with the Machame route on day two, from where the two routes run in together around the Southern slopes to Barranco Camp and on to Barafu … Continue reading Mt Kilimanjaro via Shira Mweka Route
This is the second easiest route on the mountain after Marangu and less frequently used. It is the only route to approach the mountain from the Northeast. The first few days of this trek retain a tangible sense of wilderness, passing through some wild and beautiful scenery. On the final day and the descent the … Continue reading Mt Kilimanjaro via Rongai Route
This is the longest and most remote route to Kilimanjaro. After beautiful forests and moorlands it crosses the Shira Plateau to meet up with the Machame Route. Groups may be accompanied on the first day by an armed ranger as the forests around the Lemosho Glades are rich in buffalo, elephant and other game. The … Continue reading Mt Kilimanjaro via Lemosho Route
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