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What are my route options to climb Kilimanjaro?

There are many different routes you can take when climbing Kilimanjaro. The six main routes on Mount Kilimanjaro are:

  • Lemosho Route – the most recommended route
  • Machame Route – the most popular route
  • Marangu Route – the only route where you can stay in huts
  • Rongai Route – the only route that starts in the north near the Kenyan border
  • Shira Route – the only route that starts at a relatively high altitude
  • Umbwe Route – the shortest and steepest, hence most difficult route

In addition to the main routes, the following variations are also possible:

  • Northern Circuit – the longest route offering almost 360° views
  • Grand Traverse – an easier, quieter and even longer alternative to the Northern Circuit
  • Crater Camp – can be added to any route, best with Lemosho or Northern
  • Western Breach – shortcut on the southern circuit, but a risk of rockfall