Climbing Kilimanjaro via Lemosho route

The Lemosho route is considered the most beautiful trail on Mount Kilimanjaro hiking trip, granting panoramic views on various sides of the mountain. As one of the newer routes, Lemosho is an excellent choice for your climb. It is our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low crowds, beautiful scenes and a high probability of hiking to the summit successfully. Africa Natural Tours specializes in guiding on the Lemosho route. Most of our clients climb Kilimanjaro using this route and they consistently report that they loved it. This makes the Lemosho hiking route to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro highly recommended. The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the rain forest to Shira Ridge. The Lemosho route crosses the entire Shira Plateau from west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike. Crowds are low until the route joins the Machame route near Lava Tower. Then the route travers’s underneath Kilimanjaro's Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu. Descent is made via the Mweka route.




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Climbing Kilimanjaro via Machame route

Machame is the most of popular rout.e on mount Kilimanjaro also it's the unique route & recomended route on Kilimajaro mountain. According to statistics from Kilimanjaro national park it's apropriate 50% of climbers they use machame route to ascend kilimanjaro mountain,the route is very beautiful and marvelous its providing climbers incredible views of different natural and amaizing featureand varying landscape

The machame Route is approximately 62 km/37 miles from gate to gate. It's designed for physical fit people with some hiking / climbing experience, but prenty of first time trekkers use the machame route asa well as and do just fine, machame route is very unique and rare in the eyes and you can view natural feature of the earh like lake jipe, flora and fauna example tree hyrax, bush monkey and different species of bird like white naked ravon. That why many trekkers recommended its betterchoice than other route,,,The Machame route is nicknamed the ‘Whiskey Route’ as it is considered more difficult than the ‘Coca Cola Route’, the nickname for the Marangu route. In reality, it is not more technically difficult, but is longer and in places steeper. The longer distance and the opportunity to ‘walk high, sleep low’ offer much better acclimatisation and as a result a very high success rate. The Machame route is a good seven day hike for those who have not trekked much at high altitudes, with an effective extra day’s acclimatisation, giving a better success rate. Experienced and already acclimatised mountaineers may option for the more difficult 6 day ascent along the Machame route.



Climbing Kilimanjaro via Marangu route

The Marangu hiking route to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, also known as the "Coca-Cola" route, is the oldest, most well-established route on Mount Kilimanjaro hiking. This is the only route which offers sleeping huts in dormitory style accommodations instead of camping. There are 60 bunk beds each at Mandara and Kibo Huts, and 120 bunk beds at Horombo Hut. Guests are supplied with mattresses and pillows, but sleeping bags are still required. The huts have communal dining halls and basic washrooms, ranging from flushing toilets and running water at the lower huts to long drop toilets and buckets of water at Kibo Hut. Many favor Marangu because it is considered to be the easiest path on the mountain, given its gradual slope and direct path. However, the short time frame of the route makes altitude acclimatization fairly difficult. The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the southeast. Marangu is unfortunately less scenic than the other routes because the ascent and descent are along the same path. It is also the most crowded route for that reason.