At 5896m Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain and one of the continent’s magnificent sights, It has three main volcanic peaks, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. The name itself “Kilimanjaro” is a mystery wreathed in clouds. It might mean Mountain of Light, Mountain of Greatness or Mountain of Caravans.

Above the gently rolling hills and plateaux of northern Tanzania rises the snowy peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro, it’s slopes and glaciers shimmering above the rising clouds. Kilimanjaro is located near the town of Moshi and is a protected area, carefully regulated for climbers to enjoy without leaving a trace of their presence. The mountain’s ecosystems are as strikingly beautiful as they are varied and diverse. On the lowland slopes, much of the mountain is farmland, with coffee, banana, cassava, and maize crops grown for subsistence and cash sale. A few larger coffee farms still exist on the lower slopes, but much of the area outside the national park has been subdivided into small plots. Once inside the park, thick lowland forest covers the lower altitudes and breaks into alpine meadows once the air begins to thin. Near the peak, the landscape is harsh and barren, with rocks and ice the predominant features above a breathtaking African view.

Kilimanjaro Route

Shira Route

The Shira Route is a little used trail that begins near Shira Ridge. It is nearly identical to the Lemosho route. In fact, Shira was the original route and Lemosho is the improved variation. Although Shira is a varied and beautiful route, it is less favorable than its successor due to the relatively high altitude […]

Lemosho Route

1-4 trekkers          USD $1950 pp 5 +  trekkers          USD $1900 pp Trekkers who take the Lemosho Route spend two days hiking through the rainforest on Kili’s lower western slopes, and then cross the spectacular Shira Plateau to join with other climbers taking the southern section of the Machame Route. Lemosho trekkers […]

Machame Route

MACHAME ROUTE (whiskey route) 6-7 days very scenic extra acclimatization 2 summit options kili packing list sample machame itinerary 6 days 1-4 trekkers          USD $1830 pp 5 +  trekkers          USD $1800 pp 7 days 1-4 trekkers          USD $1950 pp 5 +  trekkers         […]

Marangu Route

5-6 days huts and bunks gradual ascent scenic rainforest section kili packing list sample marangu itinerary 1-4 trekkers          USD $1800 pp 5 +  trekkers          USD $1750 pp Marangu is known as the “coca-cola route” because it is considered the “easiest” and most popular route on the mountain… and […]

Rongai Route

RONGAI ROUTE 6-8 days remote wilderness section good wet weather option light traffic sample rongai itinerary kili packing list 1-4 trekkers          USD $1950 pp 5 +  trekkers          USD $1900 pp The Rongai Route tackles Kili from the north, very near to the Kenyan border. It climbs gradually like […]

Umbwe Route

The Umbwe route is known for its caves. The first night you actually sleep at the Umbwe Cave Camp with two more caves that can be visited en route the following day. Because of the high risks involved with sleeping at Arrow Glacier camp and summiting via the Western Breach, all our Umbwe route hikes […]