Kilimanjaro Climbing Routes

Learn about all the Mt. Kilimanjaro climbing routes, including success rates, route elevation, and maps. Choose your Kilimanjaro hiking trail and conquer it with Toto Africa Adventures.
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There are main six Mount Kilimanjaro climbing routes. These routes vary not only in length, cost and scenery; they also have different difficulty levels and different success rates. Selecting a Kilimanjaro climb route is one of the most important decisions you have to make. There is no single best Mt. Kilimanjaro climb route. Which route up Kilimanjaro is the best for you depends on several factors. The time and money you have available, previous experience and fitness, the time of the year, personal preference.

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Our goal is to help all our clients climb Kilimanjaro safely and have a really enjoyable trek. To do this we operate our own Kilimanjaro climbs so we control every aspect of your trip. We don’t just take your booking to climb Kilimanjaro then sub-contract your safety and enjoyment to someone else. If you book with us you climb Kilimanjaro with us.

Which is the best route to climb mount Kilimanjaro

You may climb Mount Kilimanjaro by several routes which have been established by the Tanzania National Parks Authority in order to preserve the pristine beauty of the wilderness for the generations to come and ensure the safety of climbers.

We recommend Lemosho and Rongai routes for novices, Northern Circuit and Machame for the beginners, and Marangu and Umbwe for climbers with prior hiking experience. Camping is required on all routes except Marangu (where climbers sleep in huts).

The Information gives you a brief overview of the different Kilimanjaro routes and discusses the scenery, success rate and duration of each.

Choosing a Kilimanjaro route

Over the years, we’ve found that those engaged in their Kilimanjaro preparation want to know the following about the routes to help them make their choice: