Category Archives for Kilimanjaro routes

Kilimanjaro Routes – A Complete Overview

There are seven main Kilimanjaro routes that one can use to trek the highest mountain in Africa. The eighth Kilimanjaro route, Mweka, is used for decent only (see map below). QuicklinksKilimanjaro Routes

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Northern Circuit – The Newest and Longest Kilimanjaro Route

The Northern Circuit is the newest and longest route on Mount Kilimanjaro. It begins in the West at the Londorossi Gate and follows the same path as the Lemosho Route for the first two days. After crossing

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Western Breach – The Most Challenging Route to the Roof of Africa

The Western Breach is the most technically challenging route to Kilimanjaro’s Summit. As the name suggests, the Western Breach sits on the western side of Kibo and was formed hundreds of thousands of

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Rongai Route – The Only Northern Starting Point on Mount Kilimanjaro

The Rongai Route is the only trail that starts from the Northern, or Kenyan side of Mount Kilimanjaro. Because of its remote location the route offers trekkers a relatively unspoilt wilderness experience

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Machame Route – A Popular and Well Profiled Kilimanjaro Route

Machame Route is one of the most popular routes on Mount Kilimanjaro. According to statistics from Kilimanjaro National Park approximately 50% of trekkers use the Machame Route to ascend Kilimanjaro. The

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Marangu Route – The Only Kilimanjaro Route with Hut Accomodation

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

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Lemosho Route – A Remote and Beautiful Route to Kilimanjaro

The Lemosho Route is relatively new. It starts on the Western side of Mount Kilimanjaro at the Londorossi Gate and was introduced as an alternative to the Shira Route which begins at a higher, more challenging

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Shira Route – Give This One a Miss!

Shira Route starts at 3,600 meters and is therefore not ideal for trekkers who have little or no experience of high altitude trekking. The Shira Route is practically identical to the Lemosho Route. In

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Umbwe Route – The Steepest and Shortest Kilimanjaro Route

The Umbwe Route used to be the steepest, shortest and most direct route to Uhuru Peak. Traditionally the route utilised the steep Western Breach and Arrow’s Glacier path to the summit; however, due to

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