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Trekking Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro trekking is an adventure of a lifetime. It is not only about reaching the highest point of Africa (5,895 m/19,341 f) - your Kilimanjaro trekking adventure entails stunning vistas, virgin jungles, amazing wildlife and outdoor experiences.

Trekking Mt Kilimanjaro is an ideal activity for a memorable family vacation, meeting of old friends, a celebration of your graduation, teambuilding and hundreds of other events. Its magnificent slopes is an excellent source of inspiration for the creative professionals. Anyone in need of getting unwind is welcome here.

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Kilimanjaro Trekking Routes

Trekking Mt Kilimanjaro is allowed by one of the six official routes, designated by the tourism authorities of Tanzania to make sure that the future generations will enjoy the grandeur and beauty of Kilimanjaro wildlife. Off-route trekking is strictly prohibited and severely punishable because of that policy.

Routes recommendation of Altezza:

  • For climbing novices (for whom Mount Kilimanjaro trek is a first time mountaineering experience) - Lemosho and Rongai programs;
  • For beginners (those, who have some experience) - Northern Circuit Route and Machame programs;
  • For experienced hikers - Marangu and Umbwe programs;

All routes feature camping accommodation. The only exception is Marangu route, where the climbers stay in shared huts.

Lemosho route
Lemosho route
Our favorite, this trail begins on the picturesque western side of the Mountain and offers stunning views on Shira plateau.
6-8 day climbing
+ 2 days in a hotel
Lemosho route

Featuring captivating scenic vistas, pristine wildlife, excellent acclimatization opportunities and low traffic of climbers, Lemosho is our personal first favorite for reaching the roof of Africa.

After a 4-hour long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate you'll find yourself on the western slope of Mt Kilimanjaro, from where the ...

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Rongai route
Rongai route
Approaching Kilimanjaro from the north, Rongai route is a great way to explore the less travelled paths on Kilimanjaro.
6-7 day climbing
+ 2 days in a hotel
Rongai route

Rongai is the only route starting on the northern slope of Kilimanjaro. Though this part of the Mountain is rarely visited by hikers, it is not less interesting than the popular southern and western slopes. We recommend Rongai to all those who like reclusive hiking experiences.

Getting to the trailhead - Nalemuru Gate - usually...

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from $1817
Machame route
Machame route
The second in popularity on Kilimanjaro, Machame route boasts excellent acclimatization and great views.
6-7 day climbing
+ 2 days in a hotel
Machame route

The second most popular option among the climbers, Machame route, also known as “the Whiskey Route”, offers a wide variety of views, landscapes and experiences. The starting point of the route, Machame Gate, is only a 20-minute drive from Aishi Machame Hotel. Located on the southern slope of Mt Kilimanjaro, Machame Gate will lead you to the ...

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from $1754
Northern Circuit
Northern Circuit
The newest route on Kilimanjaro with great acclimatization and great views on the northern slopes of the Mountain.
8 day climbing
+ 2 days in a hotel
Northern Circuit

The longest and the newest route on Mount Kilimanjaro, Northern circuit is known for excellent acclimatization and breathtaking views of the Kilimanjaro northern slopes. For the present moment a very limited number of travelers have set foot on this trail, and the route is hardly ever crowded.

It is recommended to those who enjoy...

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from $2232
Umbwe route
Umbwe route
The shortest, steepest and most challenging trail on Mt Kilimanjaro. Recommended for the seasoned travellers.
6 day climbing
+ 2 days in a hotel
Umbwe route

Daring experienced climbers seeking adventure and challenge will find just what they want on Umbwe. A short steep climb traversing all the climate zones - from tropical rainforest to eternal ice - will put your strength and endurance to the test. Like no other route on Kilimanjaro Umbwe gives a sense of achievement to those who reach the summi...

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Marangu route
Marangu route
The only route with accommodation in huts. The most popular option on Kilimanjaro.
5-6 day climbing
+ 2 days in a hotel
Marangu route

Marangu or “Coca-Cola” route is the most popular route on Kilimanjaro today. It is the only route where overnight stays are in huts. It makes Marangu a good option for hiking during the rainy season.

The route takes its start at the south-east of Mt Kilimanjaro. The entrance to the route, Marangu Gate, is quite close to our climbin...

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Kilimanjaro Trek Tours

Below you will find our scheduled Kilimanjaro tour trek expeditions. You can join any of them. All departures are guaranteed. If you are looking for a private expedition with us, contact our experts at [email protected].

Climbing Kilimanjaro Information

  • Trek Kilimanjaro: the best time to visit

    Trek Kilimanjaro: the best time to visit

    In contrast to other popular mountaineering destinations, you may climb Kilimanjaro trek expeditions are available all year round, however there April-May (“the big rainy season”) and November (“the small rainy season”) are rainy months in Tanzania. At the same time, they feature two great advantages:

    1. The number of other climbers on the Mount Kilimanjaro is minimal;
    2. The wildlife is booming in the rainy season;

    At the same time, Lemosho and Northern Circuit Route are the least frequented routes throughout the whole year. Therefore you should not specifically focus on the rainy seasons if you prefer a seclusive Mt. Kilimanjaro trek. Opting for Lemosho and Norther Circuit routes is always a good alternative.

    See our Kilimanjaro trek best time of year article for further insights.

  • Mt. Kilimanjaro Weather

    Mt. Kilimanjaro Weather

    Mt Kilimanjaro weather follows its temperature pattern. Because the Mount Kilimanjaro has five distinct climatic zones, the temperature here varies from “tropical heat” (+20⁰C-25⁰C) at the onset of your trek to “arctic cold” in the summit camps. Trekking up to Uhuru Peak you the difference in temperatures will be noticeable.

    If your friends are trekking Mt. Kilimanjaro right now, you may check the weather on Mt Kilimanjaro today through this link.

  • Mt. Kilimanjaro Temperature

    Mt. Kilimanjaro Temperature

    The Mount features different temperature regimes. Starting from +20-25⁰C (68-77F) at the lower camps, the temperature gradually decreases to -10-15⁰C (50-59F) in the Mt. Kilimanjaro snow area.

    Make sure to check your Kilimanjaro trekking expedition packing list to ensure that you have adequate protection against both scorching equatorial sun and arctic coldness.

Trek Kilimanjaro: the best time to visit

In contrast to other popular mountaineering destinations, you may climb Kilimanjaro trek expeditions are available all year round, however there April-May (“the big rainy season”) and November (“the small rainy season”) are rainy months in Tanzania. At the same time, they feature two great advantages:

  1. The number of other climbers on the Mount Kilimanjaro is minimal;
  2. The wildlife is booming in the rainy season;

At the same time, Lemosho and Northern Circuit Route are the least frequented routes throughout the whole year. Therefore you should not specifically focus on the rainy seasons if you prefer a seclusive Mt. Kilimanjaro trek. Opting for Lemosho and Norther Circuit routes is always a good alternative.

See our Kilimanjaro trek best time of year article for further insights.

Mt. Kilimanjaro Weather

Mt Kilimanjaro weather follows its temperature pattern. Because the Mount Kilimanjaro has five distinct climatic zones, the temperature here varies from “tropical heat” (+20⁰C-25⁰C) at the onset of your trek to “arctic cold” in the summit camps. Trekking up to Uhuru Peak you the difference in temperatures will be noticeable.

If your friends are trekking Mt. Kilimanjaro right now, you may check the weather on Mt Kilimanjaro today through this link.

Mt. Kilimanjaro Temperature

The Mount features different temperature regimes. Starting from +20-25⁰C (68-77F) at the lower camps, the temperature gradually decreases to -10-15⁰C (50-59F) in the Mt. Kilimanjaro snow area.

Make sure to check your Kilimanjaro trekking expedition packing list to ensure that you have adequate protection against both scorching equatorial sun and arctic coldness.

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