KILIMANJARO TRECKING ROUTES
MARANGU ROUTE $ 1750
This is commonly known as the coca cola route. It is the most popular way to the summit. It usually takes 6 days/5nights for the round trip. The trek can also be taken in 6 days/5 nights to add acclimatization. It is the only route equipped with sleeping huts.
MACHAME ROUTE $1950
This is probably the most scenic route up Kilimanjaro; it is one of the most difficult routes on the mountain. It takes 7 days/6nights to accomplish the mission. The accommodation on the way up and down is strictly camping (mobile tents) only. This trek is good for adventurous hikers.
RONGAI ROUTE $ 1800
This route retains a sense of un spoilt wilderness and offers a different perspective on Kilimanjaro by approaching it from the North. It is considered to be the easiest routes on the mountain. Rongai is the best route for people who are looking for a decent quality experience and are perhaps not absolutely confident about their fitness. It takes 6days/5nights to the summit.
UMBWE ROUTE $ 1900
This is based in the south, it is a 6-days / 5-nights tour and said to be the most scenic and difficult one offered on Kilimanjaro. Steep slopes, muddy and generally strenuous make it only suitable for well-experienced mountaineers.
LEMOSHO (SHIRA) GLADES ROUTE $2050
The Lemosho route can be done in as little as six days (five nights) on the mountain. However, it is ideally tackled over eight days (seven nights) for a better altitude acclimatization schedule. Lemosho starts in lush, fertile rainforest. It is the first ecological zone you encounter on Kilimanjaro. Buffalo and elephant sightings are possible on the first day trekking through the forest. The route is the longest distance to trek up Kilimanjaro approximately 70 km/ 42 miles from gate to gate. It is designed for physically fit people with some hiking experience.