Climb Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain on Earth.
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The top

of the world

Crowned with an everlasting snow-cap, this majestic mountain can be found inside the Kilimanjaro National Park of Tanzania.
We hope to provide prospect climbers with a comprehensive guide that contains accurate and valuable information to increase one’s chance of a successful summit when climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro.

A Kilimanjaro climb is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, so choose the best people to get you there! We have more than 15 years experience in organizing challenge events across the globe, and have taken over 6,000 trekkers safely to the summit of Kilimanjaro, including private groups, charity clients and corporate teams, with a success rate above 95%.

Kilimanjaro Routes

Climbing Kilimanjaro does not require any technical skills or special equipment, just some physical fitness and determination. But the challenge should not be taken lightly. You need to understand what lies ahead. Rest assured, you will find the answers to all your questions here at Tanzania Escapade. There are several routes by which to reach Kibo, or Uhuru Peak, the highest summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, namely:

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Marangu Route - 5 Days

Nicknamed the “Coca-Cola” route due to the older days when Coke used to be bought along the way in tea huts. Very popular(crowded). Gentle gradients and long sections up to 4700m (2.9 mi). Beautiful forests and moorlands, comfortable but basic huts. Often selected by unprepared, inexperienced climbers because of its reputation for being the “easiest” route, attributing to the lower success rate. Length – 64 kilometers

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Rongai Route - 5-7 Days

The Rongai route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, close to the Kenyan border. Though gaining popularity amongst climbers, the Rongai route still experiences low traffic. Rongai is the preferred route for those looking for an alternative to the crowded Marangu route, for those who would like a more remote hike, and for those who are climbing during the rainy season (the north side receives less precipitation).

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Lemosho Route - 8 Days

This long, little-used route parallels the lower part of the Shira Route. Tanzania Escapade leads treks up the Lemosho Route. The Lemosho Route is an unspoiled, remote, little-used, and beautiful way up to the Shira Plateau. Above the plateau, you approach Kilimanjaro’s great western Breach, and then follow the south circuit to reach the easier Barafu Route. This is one of the few routes where an armed ranger accompanies our groups, since there are still animals in the forest around the Lemosho Glades.

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Shira Route - 7 Days

The Shira route is a path that approaches Kilimanjaro from the west, and is nearly identical to the Lemosho route. In fact, Shira was the original route and Lemosho is the improved variation. While Lemosho starts at Londorossi Gate and treks through the rain forest to Shira 1 Camp, the Shira route bypasses this walk by using a vehicle to transport climbers to Shira Gate, located near the Shira Ridge.

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Umbwe Route - 6 Days

Of all the routes, Umbwe is by far the most scenic albeit steeper route up the mountain, shortest and steepest route, very physically taxing and requires serious endurance.  scenic traverse to Barafu, camping Dangerous route.

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Machame Route - 6-7 Days

The Machame route is probably the most popular route these days and is also called “the whiskey route”. This route is steeper than the Marangu and Rongai routes and physically more demanding and for that reason better suited for the more determined and fitter climbers.

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Northern Circuit - 9 Days

Kilimanjaro Climb Northern Circuit 9 Days is the program the technique the very best by means of the model new route of Northern Circuit, the wilderness route passing across the distant North Flank to reach the peak of Kilimanjaro Mountain.

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