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Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing

Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Route

Who can climb Kilimanjaro?

First of all before you know the routes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro you should know who can climb the highest Mount in Africa the Kilimanjaro.Everyone over the age of 10 years to adults and elders in their 60s’ ,70,and even 80s’ depending on their physical fitness and healthy can climb the highest Mountain in Africa .All you need is determination and the will to get to the summit. The real challenge with climbing Kilimanjaro is the altitude and the rate of ascent.

Which is the best route to climb Kilimanjaro?

How to know the best Route?

Factors to consider when planning to climb the Kilimanjaro Mountain when taking into consideration the best route:

  • Acclimatization
  • Difficulty of the summit night
  • How busy the route is
  • What are the accommodation options
  • Safety
  • What is the success rate
  • Most Scenic View

The most repeating questions that Kilibound Adventures Mountain Consultant is getting often is which is the best route to climb Kilimanjaro?There are 7 Mount Kilimanjaro routes which lead to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the Uhuru Peak, one of which starts on the Northern side of the mountain and the rest on the Southern side. After making the decision to climb Kilimanjaro, you’ll need to choose your favorite route or contact with Kilibound Adventures for Mountain Consultations and more details.

  • The Northern Circuit Route
  • Lemosho Route
  • Shira Route
  • Machame Route (also known as “Whiskey” Route)
  • Rongai Route
  • Marangu Route (also known as “Coca-Cola” Route)
  • Umbwe Route

Highest success rate and overall best route to climb Kilimanjaro

Basing on the highest & best chance of summiting the Mountain the best route to Mountain Kilimanjaro Climb is the Lemosho route from 7 days, 8 days and 9 days, these routes have an excellent acclimatization environment and time with an easier summit night. So since reaching the Mount Kilimanjaro summit is the goal of many climbers who climb this mountain Kilibound Adventures suggest that the Lemosho route is the best.

The Mass Attractive / Picturesque Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Route

For climbers who wants also the best and most scenic route of Climbing Kilimanjaro then the Lemosho route approaching from the West is the best for the best views with spectacular panorama in all directions.

Silent/Still /Noiseless Kilimanjaro Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Route

For those climbers who feels like climbing with the smallest group/staying away from crowd it their priority may be because of privacy or any other reason, then without doubt the Lemosho 9 Days Northern Circuit Route is the best choice for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. It has also higher success rate. Another less populated route is Rongai route and Umbwe route, but Kilibound Adventures would love you to be aware that Rongai route and Umbwe route success rate is lower especially if you are not an experienced climber.

Most difficult/challenging/toughest Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Route

For most experienced climbers and adventure seekers! If you’re looking or searching for a difficult and a really distinctive then the Umbwe route is the toughest, followed by Machame Route.

Easiest /less challenging Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Route

Marangu Route which is also known as the ‘Coca Cola Route’ is the oldest route and established itself as the most popular route on Kilimanjaro long time ago. Marangu route is considered to be the easiest route in terms of gradient and terrain. It is also the only route on the mountain that has huts to sleep in.The best route also for those who hate tents.


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