Kilimanjaro climbing routes
Which is the best Kilimanjaro route?
The seven Kilimanjaro routes
Lemosho route – The Lemosho is arguably the most beautiful Kilimanjaro route. Machame route – The Machame is the most popular Kilimanjaro route. Marangu route – The Marangu is the only route to offer hut accommodation. Rongai route – The Rongai is the only route that approaches the summit from the north. Shira route – The Shira has the highest starting elevation. Northern Circuit – The Northern Circuit is the newest and longest Kilimanjaro route. Umbwe route – The Umbwe is the shortest, steepest and hardest Kilimanjaro route.
Which is the easiest Kilimanjaro route?
Choosing a Kilimanjaro route
Scenery. People want to hike the most varied and beautiful trek route. Success rate . They want a route with a high summit success rate. Duration. They want to know how many days of trekking is involved for each route. Cost. The longer a route, the higher the cost. Deciding on a route up Kilimanjaro is definitely a personal choice and should be done so with care.
Climbing route considerations
Which routes does Follow Alice like?
Machame route (the 7-day version) Northern Circuit route Lemosho route At first I was a little overwhelmed by all the options! But once I realised that I wanted the best acclimatisation profile possible, it made the choice a lot easier.
This was my first proper trek so I wanted to choose a route with a really good acclimatisation profile, but also one with a variety of terrain and scenery. I'm glad I opted for the Lemosho!