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Find your trekking - Kilimanjaro

The roof of Africa. At the foot you’ll find giraffes, lions and elephants and at the top you’ll find nothing but snow. Mount Kilimanjaro is the most famous mountain in the world. As a child you saw it in the background of the Lion King and ever since you have been wanting to climb it. The mystique of the almost 19’500 feet high massif is one in a thousand.
The Crown of Africa is relatively easy to climb for both seasoned mountaineers and amateurs. For untrained legs, there is the Marangu Route, known as the Coca-Cola Route. This is because the Marangu is the only route with comfortable huts where food and water is provided. The mountain goats choose the Umbwe Route. This route is known for its gravity and requires an iron will.

The most popular route is the Machame, better known as the Whisky Route. This trek lasts 6 or 7 days and is known for its breathtaking views. When it comes to climate zones, it doesn’t matter which route you choose. The Marangu, Machame, Rongai, Shira, Lemosho and Umbwe all migrate through various climate zones to the snow. Of course you can book all routes at Bookatrekking.com. Kitabu haraka! Book fast!

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Kilimanjaro

Machame Route
Best seller

Machame Route

5 out of 5

Join us for an excellent trekking to the most popular route on Kilimanjaro. Most of the Kilimanjaro climbers choose this hiking route due to its impressive...

Machame Route Kilimanjaro
7 days

$ 1330

Operated by Enosa Expeditions
Machame Route

Machame Route

5 out of 5

The Machame Route can be done in a minimum of six days (five nights). However, it is most often tackled over seven days (six nights), for better...

Machame Route Kilimanjaro
6 days

$ 1364

Operated by Top Climbers Expeditions
Lemosho Route

Lemosho Route

5 out of 5

Lemosho is considered the most beautiful route on Kilimanjaro and grants panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. It is our favorite route because it...

Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro
7 days

$ 1522

Operated by Tanzania Joy Tours
Lemosho Route
Best seller

Lemosho Route

5 out of 5

This is the fastest option to reach the Uhuru Peak via the Lemosho Route. If you have less time to spare and want to keep the budget low, this is the choice...

Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro
7 days

$ 1537

Operated by Top Climbers Expeditions
Marangu Route

Marangu Route

5 out of 5

Many favour Marangu route because it is the cheapest route to the mountain due to few numbers of days during climbing. Marangu route has been referred to as a...

Marangu Route Kilimanjaro
6 days

$ 1224

Operated by Shizi Safari's
Rongai Route
Best seller

Rongai Route

5 out of 5

The scenically attractive Rongai route awaits you for an excellent trekking. The trails are well developed and pass through fir and rain forests as well as an...

Rongai Route Kilimanjaro
7 days

$ 1405

Operated by Enosa Expeditions
Marangu Route

Marangu Route

5 out of 5

Join us for an excellent trekking through the easiest and most comfortable route to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. The route is well-developed and the...

Marangu Route Kilimanjaro
6 days

$ 1243

Operated by Enosa Expeditions
Marangu Route
Best seller

Marangu Route

5 out of 5

Known as the “Coca-Cola” route, the Marangu route is a classic trek on Mount Kilimanjaro. It is the oldest, most well established route. This is the five...

Marangu Route Kilimanjaro
5 days

$ 1278

Operated by Top Climbers Expeditions
Rongai Route

Rongai Route

5 out of 5

Reach the roof of Africa from the less toursitic northern side of the mountain. In this quiet and peaceful environment you are able to truelly enjoy all the...

Rongai Route Kilimanjaro
6 days

$ 1451

Operated by Top Climbers Expeditions
Northern Circuit

Northern Circuit

5 out of 5

Are you searching for the best route on the Kilimanjaro? The Northern Circuit Route offers the longest way up to the summit, giving you the most time to...

Northern Circuit Kilimanjaro
8 days

$ 1623

Operated by Top Climbers Expeditions
Rongai Route

Rongai Route

5 out of 5

Join us for an excellent trekking to the scenically attractive Rongai route, which approaches Kibo from the unfrequented and drier north-eastern side of...

Rongai Route Kilimanjaro
6 days

$ 1330

Operated by Enosa Expeditions
Machame Route
Best seller

Machame Route

5 out of 5

The Machame Route climb can be done in a minimum of six days (five nights) on the mountain. However, it is most often tackled over seven days (six nights), for...

Machame Route Kilimanjaro
7 days

$ 1313

Operated by Tanzania Joy Tours
Lemosho Route

Lemosho Route

5 out of 5

The Lemosho route is considered the most scenic trail on Kilimanjaro, granting panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. As one of the newer routes,...

Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro
8 days

$ 1575

Operated by Shizi Safari's
Marangu Route

Marangu Route

5 out of 5

This 5 day version of the Marangu Route fits a tight schedule and is suitable for the fit and...

Marangu Route Kilimanjaro
5 days

$ 1178

Operated by Tanzania Joy Tours
Marangu Route
Best seller

Marangu Route

5 out of 5

Known as the “Coca-Cola” route, the Marangu route is a classic trek on Mount Kilimanjaro. It is the oldest, most well established...

Marangu Route Kilimanjaro
6 days

$ 1264

Operated by Tanzania Joy Tours
Machame Route
Best seller

Machame Route

5 out of 5

Join us for an excellent trekking to the most popular route on Mount Kilimanjaro. The Machame is waiting for you to climb to the Uhuru Peak on a height of...

Machame Route Kilimanjaro
6 days

$ 1243

Operated by Enosa Expeditions
Lemosho Route
Best seller

Lemosho Route

5 out of 5

Experience the most beautiful route on Mount Kilimanjaro and have an excellent trekking adventure with...

Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro
7 days

$ 1535

Operated by Enosa Expeditions
Northern Circuit
Best seller

Northern Circuit

5 out of 5

Join for a fantastic trekking to certainly one of the best routes on Kilimanjaro. While you trek, you will see nearly 360 degrees of beautiful scenery as you...

Northern Circuit Kilimanjaro
8 days

$ 1545

Operated by Enosa Expeditions
Rongai Route

Rongai Route

5 out of 5

The 7 day version of the the Rongai Route is one of the easiest routes and the success rate is very...

Rongai Route Kilimanjaro
7 days

$ 1412

Operated by Tanzania Joy Tours
Rongai Route

Rongai Route

5 out of 5

The Rongai route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, close to the Kenyan border. Though gaining popularity amongst climbers, Rongai...

Rongai Route Kilimanjaro
7 days

$ 1445

Operated by Shizi Safari's
Umbwe Route

Umbwe Route

5 out of 5

Short, steep and almost alone. The Umbwe Route is the choice for every true adventurer out there. In only 6 days, you can ascend the roof of Africa and cross...

Umbwe Route Kilimanjaro
6 days

$ 1364

Operated by Top Climbers Expeditions
Umbwe Route

Umbwe Route

5 out of 5

Searching for the most challenging route on the Kilimanjaro? You just found it! The Umbwe Route is famous for its short, steep and direct trail up to the roof...

Umbwe Route Kilimanjaro
7 days

$ 1451

Operated by Top Climbers Expeditions
Machame Route

Machame Route

5 out of 5

Known as the “Whiskey” route, the Machame route is now the most popular route on the mountain. Compared with Marangu, the days on Machame are longer and...

Machame Route Kilimanjaro
7 days

$ 1305

Operated by Shizi Safari's
Northern Circuit

Northern Circuit

5 out of 5

The Northern Circuit is the newest and longest route on Mount Kilimanjaro. A trek filled with numerous impressive scenarios is awaiting you! The iconic Shark's...

Northern Circuit Kilimanjaro
9 days

$ 1649

Operated by Top Climbers Expeditions
Machame Route

Machame Route

5 out of 5

The Machame route is also known as the Whiskey route, given its reputation for being a tough climb, in contrast to the easier Marangu route, which is known as...

Machame Route Kilimanjaro
7 days

$ 1451

Operated by Top Climbers Expeditions
Marangu Route

Marangu Route

5 out of 5

Known as the “Coca-Cola” route, the Marangu route is a classic trek on Mount Kilimanjaro. It is the oldest, most well established route. This is the six...

Marangu Route Kilimanjaro
6 days

$ 1364

Operated by Top Climbers Expeditions
Lemosho Route (Night at Crater Rim)

Lemosho Route (Night at Crater Rim)

5 out of 5

The best and calmest trek with the highest success rate, that's the Lemosho Route! Leave the other routes behind you and enjoy the peace Lemosho has to offer....

Lemosho Route (Night at Crater Rim) Kilimanjaro
9 days

$ 2072

Operated by Top Climbers Expeditions
Rongai Route
Best seller

Rongai Route

5 out of 5

The Rongai Route starts on the north side of the mountain just south of the Kenyan border, and is one of the least traveled routes. The descent is down the...

Rongai Route Kilimanjaro
6 days

$ 1369

Operated by Tanzania Joy Tours
Rongai Route

Rongai Route

5 out of 5

You just started your trekking career but you are eager to conquer the roof of Africa? Hike to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro via the moderately difficult Rongai...

Rongai Route Kilimanjaro
7 days

$ 1537

Operated by Top Climbers Expeditions
Northern Circuit

Northern Circuit

5 out of 5

Come and experience the longest and the most beautiful route of Mount Kilimanjaro with our experienced team. Reach the top of the mountain the Uhuru Peak on...

Northern Circuit Kilimanjaro
9 days

$ 1589

Operated by Enosa Expeditions
Lemosho Route
Best seller

Lemosho Route

5 out of 5

The roof of Africa. Sounds impressing, right? Cross out this amazing mountain peak from your bucket list and experience Mount Kilimanjaro with the Lemosho...

Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro
8 days

$ 1606

Operated by Top Climbers Expeditions
Lemosho Route

Lemosho Route

5 out of 5

Enjoy an excellent trekking to the remote and beautiful route of Mount...

Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro
8 days

$ 1579

Operated by Enosa Expeditions
Marangu Route

Marangu Route

5 out of 5

Join us for an excellent trekking through the easiest and most comfortable route to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. The route is well-developed and the...

Marangu Route Kilimanjaro
5 days

$ 1340

Operated by Enosa Expeditions
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FAQ

FAQ

What is the best season for climbing Kilimanjaro?

Mother Nature can be grumpy and in the mountains, also on Kilimanjaro, she can have some serious mood swings. On the lower slopes of Kilimanjaro, it can be hot and you can find all sorts of wildlife, while on the top there can be ice and snow. A few thousand meters can make a lot of difference and having five distinct climbing zones on Kilimanjaro don’t make it easier to predict the weather either. With Kilimanjaro being close to the equator, the difference in temperature is not that big if you compare the months. The only thing that has to be taken into account is precipitation. The best seasons are also the busiest: From January until the end of March and from June to the end of October. Should you stick to these seasons? No, you don’t have to. In fact, as you can read in our blog post, you can climb Kilimanjaro all year round. Just keep one thing in mind: The Rongai Route is for climbing Kilimanjaro during the rainy season.

What is the best climbing route on Kilimanjaro?

This question could be on the top of the FAQ section of Kilimanjaro. It is arguably one of the most frequent questions answered by our trekking experts. Answering the question of the best climbing route on Kilimanjaro is hard but if you stick to a few rules of thumb, you end up with our favorite routes: The Lemosho Route and the Northern Circuit. Unlike for example the Marangu Route and the Machame Route, these two routes are designed with acclimatization in mind. Acclimatization and Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) should be the only two things to have in mind when choosing a route for climbing Kilimanjaro. If you are thinking seasons, you can choose any route in the dry season and you can consider the Rongai Route for climbing Kilimanjaro in the rainy season. Okay, perhaps one more factor. If you want something rough, then the Umbwe Route is the best climbing route.

How much does it cost to climb Kilimanjaro?

Climbing Kilimanjaro is by no means a cheap affair. Cheap also has a very negative connotation and if you buy cheap, you will get cheap. You can, however, buy affordable. Affordable is positive. It means that you can afford it and that the other party, in this case, the trekking company, also has some profit from your adventure. This way, everyone wins. Climbing Kilimanjaro, including flights, tips, and personal expenses can cost as much as 5000 Dollars, depending on what flights you’ve booked, how much you are tipping your porters and the route you have chosen. In this blog post, you can read more about the real cost of climbing Kilimanjaro.

Do I need permits for climbing Kilimanjaro?

Yes, you do need permits for climbing Kilimanjaro. These permits are part of the deal when you book your ascent through a trekking and climbing company. The permits are better understood as park fees. If you have your park and climbing fees, your permit is arranged. When you want to climb Kilimanjaro, you pay rescue fees, conservation fees, camping fees, hut fees (when you are doing the Marangu Route), crater fees (when you are doing the 9-day version of the Lemosho Route) and fees for your guides and porters. All these fees are part of your total cost, but if you want to know what exactly they are and, more importantly, how much they are, you can read more about the park fees for climbing Kilimanjaro here.

Do I need a visa for entering Tanzania?

If you are a citizen of Botswana, Gambia, Ghana, Hong Kong, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia or Zimbabwe, you do not need a visa for entering Tanzania. All other nationals can either organize a visa at their local Tanzanian embassy or consulate or at arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, Dar es Salaam International Airport, Zanzibar International Airport or the Namanga border crossing between Kenya and Tanzania. Consult with your local embassy or consulate for the costs of your visa.

Do I need vaccinations for Tanzania and climbing Kilimanjaro?

If you are intending to visit Tanzania and climb Kilimanjaro a few vaccinations are recommended. We are by no means medical health professionals and don’t intend to open a travel clinic at some point, so please check with your local GP or travel clinic what is exactly needed. The following vaccinations may be necessary: Yellow fever, hepatitis A&B, rabies, tetanus, diphtheria, polio, and typhoid. Above all, we can recommend a full medical check-up before undertaking a Kilimanjaro ascent. Malaria tablets can also be handy, but just note that these mosquitos are not found at higher altitudes.

Do I get a certificate when I have made it to Uhuru Peak?

You don’t only get a certificate when you have made it to Uhuru Peak, the summit of Kilimanjaro, you can also get a certificate if you have “only” made it to Stella Point or Gilman’s Point. You can imagine that these certificates will do well impressing your neighbor or when in the need to show something unusual at your next job interview.

What should I pack for my Kilimanjaro ascent?

Your trekking company makes sure of the most essential of essentials like a tent, sleeping double-layered sleeping mats, cooking utensils, food and more. You, however, need to make sure that you bring a good pair of hiking boots or trail running shoes, basic expedition gear like base-layers, waterproof jackets and so on and snacks for during your climb. You can afford to bring a little bit more because you have porters that will carry most of your belongings. This shouldn’t invite you to go overboard. Maintain a healthy balance of enough and not being too heavy. Check our ultimate packing list for climbing Kilimanjaro for more inspiration.

Where should I stay before and after my Kilimanjaro climb?

Our trekking and climbing offers come by default without accommodation. It is however possible to add accommodation to your Kilimanjaro ascent. Together with our partners, we have curated a list of suitable accommodation for before and after your Kilimanjaro climb. This way you can make sure that you are staying in a cool place and spend your time in Moshi right.  Get in touch with our trekking experts to get the best rates on single and double rooms at either the Parkview Inn Hotel, the Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel or the Altezza Lodge.

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