Kilimanjaro Classic safaris
MOUNT KILIMANJARO :is a very special mount
- It’s the highest singular mountain in the world. That’s means it has the greatest ascent from its base to its summit.
- It’s easiest to climb of the seven summit, interestingly the 1950 version of the seven summits also two more Holy Mountains Mt. Blanc and Kosciusko and for us KILIMANJARO IS A HOLY MOUNTAIN
- The highest holy mountain by over 5000 feet and More of the 3 Holy mountain’s that contain special Energy.
- KILIMANJARO does not require any skills but instead a lot of walking, just over 40 miles and an ascent of about 13000 feet, spread over 6 days ascending and an ascent 2 days descending. Do not be put off be believing you are too unfit, too old, too young or too whatever. More that anything KILIMANJARO requires persistence and determination.
CLIMBING KILIMANJARO; this huge mountain is not that different from the process that people go through in overcoming domestic violence, returning to work, improving relationships and confronting mental health problems or addiction. The main difference is that climbing mount kilimanjaro is easier than the challenges that most of the communities face. This climb will be physically demanding: starting with strong base of good health and fitness is essential for all people who are attempting to overcome challenges. The climb will be mentally, emotionally and physically challenging.
“If you can climb mountain MT.KILIMANJARO, you can do anything ”
About kilimanjaro climbing;
There several 5 up to 7 routes by which to reach kibo uhuru peak, the highest summit of mount
kilimanjaro . Normal famous route are Marangu route (hut accommodations) ,Machame route (camping route) and lemosho route the newest and long one have 98% to success rate (camping route).
Also cycling route the newest expedition. Also we have several basic itineraries for climbing kilimanjaro strong packages for Mountaineering and for people which are easy beautiful climb kilimanjaro. We can arrangements for long itineraries for agreements between you and us, such as WESTERN breach kilimanjaro and northern circuit routes or to have crater camp before summit kilimanjaro. (Special ) Mt. Meru; normally people like do meru for preparation to do kilimanjaro obviously its take 4 days and if your experience hiker you can do for 3 days but I don’t recommend it for preparation for Kilimanjaro. Kilimanjaro trekking its depending on your route choice and number of the days you want to do on your optional trekking kilimanjaro but normally It will take 6 to 10 days to summit kilimanjaro .
The best season is January to March and June to October, normally January to March is colder than June to October.
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KILIMANJARO ROUTES OVERVIEW;
Below are brief descriptions of the climbing routes on Mount Kilimanjaro.
Marangu (“Coca Cola”) Route; Known as the “Coca-Cola”route, the Marangu route is a classic trek on Mount Kilimanjaro. It is the oldest, most well
established route. Many favor the Marangu route because it is considered to be the easiest path on the mountain, given its gradual slope. It is also the
only route which offers sleeping huts in dormitory style accommodation. The minimum days required for this route is five, although the probability of
successfully reaching the top in that time period is not very high. Spending an extra acclimatization day on the mountain is highly recommended when climbing Kilimanjaro using the Marangu route.
However, despite its immense popularity, we avoid leading climbs on the Marangu route. The route has the least scenic variety of all the routes because the ascent and descent are done on the same path and it is the most crowded route for that reason. Marangu is favored mostly during the rainy season, where the hut accommodations are preferred over wet ground, or for those who only have five days to climb Kilimanjaro.
Popular tourist route, approaches from southeast, easy, gentle gradients, beautiful rain forest section and moorlands, comfortable but basic hut shelter, poor acclimatization profile, descent on same trail.
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 the walks are steeper. The Machame route is considered a difficult route, and is better suited for more adventurous folks and those with some hiking or backpacking experience. The route begins from the south, then heads east, traversing underneath
Kilimanjaro’s southern ice field before summing. The minimum number of days required for this route is six days, although seven days is recommended. The Machame route is scenically beautiful and varied.
However, due to the heavy crowds, it loses some of its splendor. It is very famous route, scenic and it has beautiful panoramic views with all the endemic and amazing plants that can only be found on Mount Kilimanjaro and no where else in the world. Most of our clients choose the Machame route. Most popular route, approaches from south, very scenic route with southern traverse, difficult route but very good for acclimatization, camping.
The Lemosho route is one of the newer routes on Mount Kilimanjaro. The route begins in the west and
rather than simply intersecting Shira Plateau (like Machame), Lemosho crosses it from Shira Ridge to Shira Camp. Climbers encounter low traffic until
the route joins the Machame route. Afterwards, Lemosho follows the same route through Lava Tower, Barranco and Barafu, known as the southern circuit. The minimum number of days required for this route is six days, although eight days is ideal. Lemosho is considered the most beautiful route on Kilimanjaro and boasts panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. It is our favourite route because it offers a great balance of low traffic, scenic views and a high summit success rate. Thus, Lemosho comes highly
Long access drive to trailhead, approaches from west, remote, less frequented, beautiful heath section, very scenic with southern traverse, camping, difficult route but excellent for acclimatization, camping.
The Shira route is another path that approaches Kilimanjaro from the west, and it is nearly identical to the Lemosho route. In fact, Shira was the original route and Lemosho is the improved variation. While Lemosho starts at Londorossi Gate and treks through the rain forest to Shira 1 Camp, the Shira route bypasses this walk by using a vehicle to transport climbers to Shira Gate, located near the Shira Ridge.
On the first day on the mountain, climbers begin their hike from 11,800 feet (3,600 m) and spend their first night at the same elevation at Simba Camp. Then, the route merges with Lemosho and follows the southern circuit route. Although Shira is a varied and beautiful route, Lemosho is recommended over Shira due to the high altitude of Shira’s starting point. It is possible that climbers will experience altitude related symptoms on the first day due to failed acclimatization. Climbers using Shira should be confident of their ability to acclimatize.
Almost same as Lemosho, approaches from west, long access drive to trailhead, trail starts at 11,800 ft, remote, less frequented, beautiful heath section, very scenic with southern traverse, camping, difficult route but excellent for acclimatization if ok at 11,800 ft, camping.
The Rongai route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, close to the Kenyan border.
Though gaining popularity among climbers, Rongai has low traffic. It is the preferred route for those looking for an alternative to the crowded Marangu route, for those who would like a more remote hike, and for those who are climbing during the rainy season (the north side receives less precipitation). The minimum number of days required for this route is six days, and seven days are recommended. Although the scenery is not as varied as the western routes, Rongai makes up for this by passing through true wilderness areas for days before joining the Marangu route at
Kibo camp. This route descends down the Marangu route. Rongai is a moderately difficult route, and is highly recommended, especially for those with less backpacking experience.
Long access drive to trail-head, approaches from north, remote, less frequented, easy, gentle gradients, beautiful alpine desert section, good alternative to Marangu, camping, fair acclimatization profile, camping.
THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THESE ROUTES:
The routes have starting points located on multiple sides of the mountain.
The routes vary distance and accordingly so do the completion times.
There are relatively easy trails, difficult routes, and even dangerous ones.
Certain routes are favorable for altitude acclimatization due to their route profile.
There are routes that are better when climbing during the rainy season.
One route offers hut accommodations while the rest are camping routes.
Machame is the most popular route on the mountain, with an estimated 45% of all climbers using this route.
Next is the Marangu route, with an estimated 40% of all climbers opting for this route. Lemosho and Rongai see far less use, but are the preferred routes for the more reputable (expensive) Kilimanjaro outfitters, and are thus growing in popularity. Shira, Umbwe and Northern Circuit barely have any foot traffic. Picking the wrong route can mean a unnecessarily difficult trek, a failed summit, or becoming ill and/ or injured. So it is important to compare the different elements that makes each route unique.
REMEMBER: PICK THE KILIMANJARO ROUTE THAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU.
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