Mount Kilimanjaro Trek

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest free-standing in the world and the tallest mountain in Africa. This means that it stands alone, without any other mountains nearby. Every year, climbers and adventurers from all over the world are drawn to it. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is like a journey from the tropical to the Arctic in just one week. It is a true challenge because of the altitude and ascent rate, but it is also gratifying.

In 1987, UNESCO acknowledged Mount Kilimanjaro as a World Heritage Site because of its stunning natural beauty. The diversity of vegetation and landscapes is stunning because of the mountain’s location and immense height, from tropical rainforests with monkeys and birds to the “Roof of Africa,” where you can see glaciers and an impressive snow-capped summit. On a typical climb, you pass through one vegetation zone every day and a half.

The satisfaction of reaching the top of Mount Kilimanjaro after days of walking is incredible. Once you’ve reached the summit, you will be filled with stunning views of the African plains and Rift Valley. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is truly an experience of a lifetime!


Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is challenging, but you don’t need to be an experienced climber to reach the summit. As long as you’re healthy and fit, our experienced team can bring you to the top safely.

95% of our guests make it to the top, and there are things you can do to increase your chances, like buying good gear and practicing hiking before your departure. The main reason why many people fail to reach the top is due to altitude sickness. so it’s important to take your time and acclimate. Choose the best climbing route for you.



Mount Kilimanjaro has seven routes to the summit, each varying in length, difficulty, scenery, traffic, and accommodation. We recommend choosing one of the first three routes: Machame, Lemosho, or Marangu.

Machame Route: This is the most famous climb due to its diverse and beautiful scenery, taking you through green rainforests, the Shira Plateau, and rock lava slopes—the trail circles around the mountain with spectacular views. The gradual ascent allows climbers more time to acclimatize, increasing the success rate. The Machame route also called the “Whiskey route,” has an average to high success rate, especially if you choose the seven-day itinerary. This route is less expensive than most others but can be pretty busy.

Lemosho Route: This route is known for its varied and breathtaking scenery. It is also less crowded than some of Kilimanjaro’s longer-established routes. Although it is more expensive, it gives climbers plenty of time to acclimate properly. The Lemosho route is remote and beautiful, with a high success rate.

Marangu Route: The Marangu route is the second most popular and cheapest route to reach the top of Kilimanjaro. It is the only route that uses the same trail to ascend and descend and offers hut accommodation (camping is prohibited). This route, nicknamed the “Coca-Cola” route, has a reputation for being one of the most accessible paths on the mountain. It is the shortest Kilimanjaro route, but it gives climbers less time to acclimatize, resulting in a lower success rate. Marangu is less scenic than other routes and can be crowded during the peak season.

Northern Circuit Route: This is the longest Kilimanjaro route and one of the most beautiful and enjoyable. The trail circles around the mountain and offers excellent views from all sides. The summit success rate is very high, as the long route gives lots of time to acclimate. This is an ideal route for those who want to experience all the beauty Kilimanjaro has and have the time and money.

Shira Route: This route is very scenic but also expensive and challenging. We only advise experienced climbers to choose this route due to the high starting point, which gives the body less time to acclimatize.

Rongai Route: This route is suitable for more experienced climbers. Since the ascent and descent are on opposite sides, climbers can see both sides of Kilimanjaro. However, this additional transport to the other side makes the climb more expensive. Rongai is one of the quieter routes but could be cleaner and more scenic.

Umbwe Route: This route is known as the steepest Kilimanjaro route. Due to its rapid ascent, the success rate is lower. We advise only experienced mountain climbers used to high altitudes to climb this route.

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