The Lemosho Route is often considered the most beautiful of all the trekking trails up Mount Kilimanjaro. It crosses the entire Shira Plateau from west to east in a pleasant, relatively flat hike.
Crowds are low until the route joins the Machame route near Lava Tower.
Kilimanjaro Climb-Machame Route
The Machame route, also known as the “Whiskey” route, is a six or seven day camping route and is most popular route on Kilimanjaro.
This trail offers stunning views, a reasonable challenge, and plenty of time to acclimate, making it a good choice for those who have a bit of extra time in their schedule.
Kilimanjaro Climb-Marangu Route
The Marangu route, also known as the “Coca-Cola” route, is the oldest, most well established route on Kilimanjaro.
This is the only route which offers sleeping huts in dormitory style accommodations in lieu of camping. There are 60 bunk beds each at Mandara and Kibo Huts, and 120 bunk beds at Horombo Hut.
Kilimanjaro Climb-Umbwe Route
The Umbwe route is one of the shortest routes to the Southern Glaciers and the Western Breach and its the most challenging route on Mt Kilimanjaro.
Approaching from the south, the Umbwe route is a short, steep and direct climb. It is probably the most scenic, non-technical route on Kilimanjaro.
Kilimanjaro Climb-Rongai Route
Rongai route ascends Mount Kilimanjaro from the north-eastern side of the mountain, along the border between Tanzania and Kenya.
The rongai route retains a sense of unspoiled wilderness. The Rongai route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north.
Why Climb with John?
John has been guiding climbs on Kilimanjaro for nearly 15 years on multiple routes assisting trekkers, novice, and advanced climbers alike.
John has likely the highest success rate of any guide service, with about 96% summit success over the past 15 years. This statistic includes all climbers, not filtered by group as some outfitters do. Some even claim rates as high as 99% (a near statistical impossibility).