Details of Mt. Kilimanjaro trek

Mt. Kilimanjaro,a dormant volcano is the highest mountain in africa,about 5895M AMSL and one of the mountain of seven summit.It is the easiest one and the summit,the UHURU PEAK is a trekkable peak.

Best time to climb:

It is possible to climb the mt. Kilimanjaro year round however the best time is December-February and July-October.We started our trek in the last week of February(26th,’18).The weather was pretty cold,cloud in the evening and occasional raining.We summited the peak on 2nd March,’18.DSC05761

Trek route:

  • MARANGU route:Also known as “coca-cola” route.The route is easy one but less scenic.It takes minimum five days to complete the trek.
  • MACHAME route:Also known as “whisky” route.It is the most popular one and most scenic.It takes minimum six days to complete the trek.
  • LEMOSHO route:This is a newer route and also the beautiful one.It takes minimum six days to complete the trek.

    kilimanjaro route
    source: juliamalchow.de
  • SHIRA route:The route is almost same as the lemosho route,only the entry point is different and takes six days to complete the trek.
  • NORTHERN CIRCUIT route:This is the newest and scenic route.Less trekers.It takes nine days to complete the trek.
  • RONGAI route:Easiest route and takes six days to complete the trek.
  • UMBWE route:Very short,steep and difficult one.It takes six days to complete the trek.
  • WESTERN BREACH route:Closed now due to frequent rock falling.

Trek cost:

The cost of climbing mt. Kilimanjaro varies from agency to agency.Minimum 1500$ is required for basic package.We made a preplan with unique africa tours and safari.The group was very helpful,co-operative and made our summit climb successful.

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with our guides and porters who made our mt. Kilimanjaro climb successful
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