The best route to climb Mount Kilimanjaro is a balance between adventure and safety. There are 7 main routes that lead up the mountain, including one where you start on the Northern side and others starting from the Southern sides of this African landmark!
- Northern Circuit Route
- Lemosho Route
- Shira Route
- Machame Route
- Rongai Route
- Marangu Route
- Umbwe Route
We get this question a lot! The best way to climb Kilimanjaro depends on what you want. Here are our favorites and why they’re great for your adventure
A trek is the most traditional approach, but it’s also very difficult because of altitude sickness-especially if someone has never been above 6000 feet before (and even then). So while these routes will provide some amazing views along with hearty exercise routines that make everyone feel good about themselves afterwards
The Lemosho and Machame routes offer a higher success rate than other paths on Kilimanjaro. These two popular trails are considered excellent for acclimatization because they require less time at high altitudes, so your body has enough energy when it’s finally climbing up towards Base Camp! A lighter load makes these winners by Easy Night Summit.