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Hike Mount Kilimanjaro’s Machame Route on a 7-day trek that’s known for beautiful views and diverse scenery. Group size is capped at 15 people to ensure personalized service from the guides, and with one more day on the trail than the Marangu Route, you’ll have more time to adjust to the altitude, improving your chances of reaching the Mount Kilimanjaro summit.
Marangu route 5 days on the mountain is the easiest route to trek up Mount Kilimanjaro’s summit – KIBO. The Marangu route is the only route with comfortable beds at each camp. The Marangu route is well-developed since the route offers accommodation in huts and the climb is constant and moderate. The summit approach is slightly difficult compared to other Kilimanjaro trekking routes as it needs commitment. The accommodation on Marangu route is in Simple Mountain huts, which might be an advantage compared to the camping routes.
The Umbwe Route is one of the most secluded ones on Kilimanjaro. It starts at the tropical rainforest and goes in parallel with the Machame Route, joining together at Barranco Camp on 3800 m point. Hiking Umbwe you will see all the climate zones of Kilimanjaro from the rainforest to the famous glaciers. Umbwe also is the shortest way to Uhuru Peak due to its steepness, however the properly selected camps are always good to adapt well. Usually travelers do not favor this route because of the physical requirements to summit successfully, and the presence of acclimatization experience is highly recommended to hike Kilimanjaro by the Umbwe Route. However, it is a very interesting route and a real challenge for skilled climbers.
Hike Kilimanjaro's only north side trail—the rugged and remote Rongai Route—on a thrilling 6-day camping adventure. Depart Arusha for the Rongai Trailhead to begin one of the mountain's most arduous journeys, geared toward fit individuals since it leaves little time for acclimating. Begin your ascent, trekking days through rainforest, heather and moorland toward Kibo's steep slopes. Cross over highland desert for a night at the Outward Bound hut and a midnight climb to the summit. Stop and view Hans Meyer Cave—named for the first westerner to summit Kilimanjaro—as you go.
The Rongai route ascents Kilimanjaro from the northeastern side of the mountain, along with the border between Tanzania and Kenya. This route retains a sense of unspoiled wilderness and offers a different perspective on Kilimanjaro by approaching it from the north. Experienced guides consider the Rongai route to be both easier and more scenic than the Marangu Trail. Summit attempts begin in the pre-dawn hours, with climbers usually reaching Gillman’s Point at sunrise. For those who feel strong enough, an approximately three hour round trip hike will take you from Gillman’s Point to Uhuru Peak.
Combine your Kilimanjaro Climbing Machame Route 7 Days 6 Nights Camping and Safaris to Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara 4 Days 3 Nights Luxury Lodge Total duration 14 Days 13 Nights adventure
Machame route is one of the scenic routes for those climbers climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Machame route starts from Machame village at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. Machame route is also known as Whisky route due to its beautiful scenic as well as its land escarpment. Those people climbing Mount Kilimanjaro through Machame route feels prestige as this (Machame route) is one of the harder route in climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
Embark on a 6-day excursion up Mt Kilimanjaro's legendary Marangu Route, nicknamed the 'Coca-Cola' route because of its popularity. Set out from Arusha for Marangu Gate to start your ascent, hiking through forest, grasslands and desert before reaching moorland. Another 5-6 hours of trekking brings you to Horombo Hut. Here, spend a day acclimating and simply enjoying the surrounding scenery, then continue on through barren alpine desert to Kimbo Hut and a very early morning climb to the summit.
Marangu route is one of the scenic and easy routes for those tourists climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Marangu climbing route start from Marangu village at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. Marangu route is also known as “Coca-cola route” due to its easiest, beautiful scenic and its land escarpment. Those people climbing Mount Kilimanjaro through Marangu route feels comfortable than all other climbers using other Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro routes because Marangu route provide accommodation in huts.
Tour OverviewMachame route is one of the scenic routes for those climbers climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Machame route starts from Machame village at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. Machame route is also known as Whisky route due to its beautiful scenic as well as its land escarpment. Those people climbing Mount Kilimanjaro through Machame route feels prestige as this (Machame route) is one of the harder route in climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.Tour Summary • You'll go to Tanzania • You'll visit Mt Kilimanjaro • This tour starts and ends in Moshi - Kilimanjaro
The Marangu Route Known Coca cola Route is very easy to Make The Top only 5days 4nighs get to the Summit at Uhuru Peak 5895m roof of Africa The accommodations in huts Day 1 Arusha /marangu get /mandara hut Day 2 Mandara/horombo hut Day 3 Horombo /Kibo Hut + summit Uhuru peak Day 4 Kibo hut/Horombo Hut Day 5 Horombo hut/Arusha Town
If you only have 4 days but still want to visit the most famous parks of Tanzania (Serengeti,Ngorongoro and Tarangire) this is the perfect tour for you. It only spends two night in Serengeti, which we usually think it's too enough for you,but if your time-frame is short and you really want to visit this amazing park, then it is the right choice for you.
Rongai, being the only way to approach Kilimanjaro from the north, goes through the picturesque views of the rainforest and the second highest point of Tanzania – the Mawenzi volcano. Thanks to gradual elevation increase, you will be able to get a good altitude acclimatization and reach safely the highest point of Africa – Uhuru Peak, 5895 meters.Rongai Route has excellent success rates of 85%, 90% for 6 and 7 days climb. Rongai is great for those travelers who have already got high altitude experience and are willing to escape the crowds of other climbers since this route is quite far from the town. The Rongai Route is a perfect way to test your strength and get unforgettable impressions on the distance of 65 kilometers (40 miles).
Known as the "Whiskey" route, the Machame route is now the most popular route on themountain. The Machame route is considered a difficult route, and is better suited for more adventurous folks and those with some hiking or backpacking experience. The route begins from the south, then heads east, traversing underneath Kilimanjaro's southern ice field before summiting. The minimum number of days required for this route is six days, although seven days is recommended.
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The 8 day Lemosho variation is the ideal schedule for this route. On the 8 day Lemosho route, the trek from Barranco to Barafu is broken up into two days, allowing for a short day just prior to the summit attempt. This is important because summit day begins very early, around midnight, so climbers are sleep deprived going into the toughest day on the mountain. By having a short day beforehand, climbers can be better rested.The 8 day Lemosho route is highly recommended and used by most prominent Kilimanjaro operators.
The Rongai route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, close to the Kenyan border. Though gaining popularity amongst climbers, this route still experiences low crowds. Rongai has a more gradual slope than the mountain’s other routes. It is the preferred route for those looking for an alternative to the popular Marangu route, for those who would like a more remote hike, and for those who are climbing during the rainy season.
The Marangu route is perhaps the easiest and most comfortable route to reach the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. The route is well-developed and the climb is constant and moderate. Only the approach to the summit is the exception as it is slightly more demanding. The accommodation on this tour is in Simple Mountain huts, which might be an advantage compared to the camping routes.
The Machame route, also known as the "Whiskey" route, is the most popular route on Kilimanjaro. Machame’s draw is in its scenic beauty. However, the trail is considered difficult, steep and challenging, particularly due to its shorter itinerary. Therefore this route is better suited for more adventurous folks or those with some high altitude, hiking or backpacking experience.
The 8 day Lemosho variation is the ideal schedule for this route. On the 8 day Lemosho route, the trek from Barranco to Barafu is broken up into two days, allowing for a short day just prior to the summit attempt. This is important because summit day begins very early, around midnight, so climbers are sleep deprived going into the toughest day on the mountain. By having a short day beforehand, climbers can be better rested.
Tackle Kilimanjaro's steepest route on a 6-day climbing adventure. Depart Arusha for the Umbwe Route, departing from Umbew Village on the mountain's southern side. Begin your ascent through dense forest, even scrambling over some rocks to reach your camp site. The following day continue along steep ridgeline to Barranco Camp, then cross over undulating valleys (which help with acclimation) to eventually reach Barafu Camp. Awake at midnight for your attempt to summit the mountain. This particularly strenuous tour is appropriate for fit individuals only.
The Machame route is one of the most beautiful routes to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro. The climb begins in the lush rainforest and follows a path that offers occasional views of Mt Meru, Shira Ridge as well the main summit of Mt Kilimanjaro – Kibo. The Machame route contains more steep passages and higher altitudes than the Marangu and the Rongai route and is slightly more demanding.