5 Best Highly Recommended Routes To Approach Kilimanjaro

Want to begin your next hiking adventure to a place that touches the vast smokes of blue skies? Kilimanjaro welcomes you! 

Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing

Kilimanjaro; proudly acquiring the title of the tallest mountain in the African continent, is not only well-known in Africa but also is famous all around the globe for its peerless view. Many trek lovers all over the world are putting Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in their bucket list so that they can grab a lifetime opportunity of mounting the world's 9th highest standing mountain. Kilimanjaro is witnessing around 20,000 people's climbing journeys each year.  

What Makes Kilimanjaro Different?

Not only the spectacular views of the mountain but also there are many elements what make this world's 9th highest standing summit different from other mountains like:

What Makes Kilimanjaro Different?

  • On your way of trekking to the highest peak, you will get to encounter 5 different environments.
  • You will discover a tropical layer of the rain forest at the bottom of the foothills where you are likely to find locals harvesting banana and coffee.
  • You will also get yourself introduced to a thick cloud forest that topped up with wildlife like birds, monkeys, and deer.
  • Once you climb up 5000 meters you will see the white sheet covered landscapes filled with glacier, snow, and ice. 

If you are ready to give your eyes an enchanting view Kilimanjaro then here are 5 best Kilimanjaro Routes to reach this tallest mountain of Africa.

Kilimanjaro Routes

1.  Lemosho Route

Lemosho Route

Considered as the most scenic route of Kilimanjaro, Lemosho Route can be a fantastic choice to ascend. Due to its balanced crowd and alluring scenery, this route has the most successful summit success rate that is almost 90%.  The journey to this route will start from Londorossi Gate and will end in Uhuru Peak which covers 42 miles of distance and will take all total of 8 days. Lemosho offers great acclimatization and a really good climb high, sleep low profile.

2.  Rongai Route

Rongai Route

As Rongai Route is the only route that starts from Northern Kilimanjaro, it is the best route to encounter with the large wildlife like the elephant, antelope and buffalo kind of animals. This route also offers a great view of the mountain as trekkers are less likely to experience rain. The trekking starts from Rongai Gate and ends at Uhuru Peak covering around 43 miles. This route will take almost 6-7 days to complete your trekking and has a good success rate of 80%. Rongai is a great way to enjoy the beauty and fascinating Mt Kilimanjaro landscape.

3. Machame Route

Machame Route

Known as the "Whisky Route" Machame Route is one of the most popular routes on Kilimanjaro. Though this route is considered a bit difficult and challenging; the scenic views of this route attract many trekkers. This route approaches from the southern part of the mountain. It begins with Machame Gate and ends at Uhuru peak covering almost 37 miles. This trek can take you 6-7 days approximately with an 85% success rate. 

4. Umbwe Route

Umbwe Route

Known as the steepest and shortest route, Umbwe Route will take you 6 days to reach the Uhuru Peak. Approaching from the south this route is the direct climb to the peak however this route has a very less number of trekkers. You are likely to discover the icy path of Kilimanjaro in this route. Despite this route's steepness, the success rate recorded is 70%. 

5. Marangu Route

Marangu Route

Marangu Route is one of the aged and most popular routes because of the facilities it provides to the trekker. This is the only route providing huts, mattresses, and pillows to the trekkers and also can be completed in comparatively less number of days that is around 5-6 days. The journey begins from Marangu Gate and ends in Uhuru Peak covering 50 miles of distance. This route also records the highest success rate of 50%.

If Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing is in the top of your bucket list and you are ready to witness this mountain's serene beauty, then “Materuni Tours" can be your best climbing partner. Follow the above information or see our presentation “5 Best Highly Recommended Routes To Approach Kilimanjaro and prepare for your Kilimanjaro adventure and do something the most extraordinary that most people only dream about, but never end up achieving! For more information do visit materunitours.com.   

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