Mount Kilimanjaro is located three degrees south of the equator in Northeastern Tanzania. It is the tallest mountain in Africa and is the highest free-standing mountain in the world. This immense mountain is made up of three volcanoes: Shira, Mawenzi, and our goal, Kibo, the tallest one in the middle.
Of the famous highest seven peaks in the world, this is the easiest to get to and the easiest to climb. It requires no technical climbing experience, and any moderately fit person can summit the mountain. Though Mount Kilimanjaro is frequented by an estimated 50,000 hikers a year, the trek is not to be taken lightly. Sufficient physical conditioning and a lot of preparations must be made in order to ensure a safe, enjoyable experience.
Known as the "Coca-Cola" route, the Marangu route is a classic.
The second most popular and indeed one of the most beautiful
The Rongai Route is one of the easiest routes and the success
This is a great option if you want a longer trek for acclimatization.
The Shira Route is a little used trail that begins near Shira Ridge
Umbwe Route is arguably the least frequented on Kilimanjaro
Northern Circuit is Kilimanjaro’s newest route. Being the longest
What do you eat and drink on the mountain?
Cycling on Mt. Kilimanjaro via Kilema Route Overview