A Trip of a Lifetime
Kilimanjaro is one of the world's most accessible high summits, and a beacon for visitors from around the world. Most climbers reach the crater rim with little more than a walking stick, proper clothing and determination. The climbers, who reach Uhuru Peak, the actual summit, or Gillman's Point on the rim of the crater, will have earned their climbing certificates and some fantastic memories!
The ascent of the slopes of Kilimanjaro is a tour of five climate zones ranging from tropical rain forest to the arctic zone. Depending on the route you chose, stunning views of Moshi and the Kenyan Plains can be seen along the way.
Kilimanjaro Climbing Routes
Selecting which route to climb is one of the most important decisions you will have to make when planning your trip.
There are a seven established climb routes on Kilimanjaro. They are the Machame, Marangu, Rongai, Lemosho, Shira, Umbwe and Northern Circuit Route.
While each route has its own character, some more difficult, some more lengthy, all routes offer stunning views and there is no single best climb route.
Deciding which route is best for you depends on your personal circumstances including personal preferences, time and money available, level of fitness and experience and time of the year.
Although we can accommodate custom routes, we focus on the Rongai, Machame, Lemosho and Marangu routes.
Setting you up for success
The more time you spend hiking and acclimatizing on Mt. Kilimanjaro, the greater your chances to reach the top.
Therefore our routes include a minimum of six days of hiking.
Our Routes and Itineraries
The Lemosho Route begins in the west at Londorossi Gate. It circles around Kilimanjaro and joins the Machame Route on the third day.
It is one of the newer routes and features the longest itinerary, which is perfect for acclimatization.
Slowly becoming more popular.
The Marangu Route begins and exits at Marangu Gate, on the south-east side of Kilimanjaro.
It is the only route which ascents and descents via the same trail. It is also the only route offering dormitory style sleeping huts.
Busy and fast paced route.
Not much time for acclimatization.
Our Kilimanjaro Resources
From the bucket list, to stepping out of the comfort zone to find oneself, there are many different reasons why people decide to climb Kilimanjaro.
Whichever your motive, climbing Kilimanjaro is a unique, demanding and rewarding experience.
However, preparing for Kilimanjaro can be a bit overwhelming to say the least.
The Local Moshi team is your personal resource and available to answer any questions you may have. Starting with your planning process until the conclusion of your journey. We are here for you.