With its three volcanic peaks, Kilimanjaro is the highest Mountain in Africa rise to 19341 ft,(5895M)
also the Highest free standing mountain in the world, one of the Largest volcano on Earth, the world
heritage site and Wonder of Africa.
Different to other highest peaks, Kilimanjaro is the the highest rising land that can be climbed without using of technical gears. It occupies the wide area of about that make it having many ups and down, and become a good for acclimatization for climbers before summit day.
The permanent Kilimanjaro’s glaciers attract tourists from across the globe every year. They’re just incredible to see these big Ice Sheets in Africa so close to the equator , also the Landscape leaved up by great glaciation that takes place many years back. It have been with some Altitude challenges to many climbers, but easy to overcome them as it have many chances to acclimatize, that's why it seems to welcome any hiker who interested on climbing. I t is one of the touristic mountain with incredible views from first day to the last day.
Kilimanjaro mountain is featured by four different vegetation zones, that range with change in Altitude. From the starting point 1800m to 3000m the mountain covered with thick forest with beautiful flowers and different Animals. From 3000m to 4000m the mountain covered by Savanna vegetation where as the only short trees posses the ares. From 4000m to 5000m this is Alpine desert with only few grass , and rock. The last one is the Arctic Zone or Summit Zone, this is from 5000m and above, where as no creature live, just only Rocks sand and ICE.
8 Days Lemosho Route
The Lemosho route approaches Kilimanjaro from the west. Rather than simply intersecting Shira Plateau (like Machame), Lemosho...Read more
7 Days Machame Route
Nicknamed the "Whiskey" route because the route is popularized as somewhat difficult and more expensive than Marangu route...Read more
6 Days Marangu Route
Nicknamed the "Coca-Cola" route because the route is popularized as easy and cheap. This, however, is a misconception as...Read more
7 Days Rongai Route
Also known as the Nalemuru route. Although the scenery is not as varied as the western routes, Rongai makes up for this by...Read more
6 Days Umbwe route
Of all the routes, Umbwe is by far the most scenic albeit steeper route up the mountain. The Rongai is the easiest camping...Read more
6 Days Londrosi / Shira Route
The Lemosho route approaches Kilimanjaro from the west. Rather than simply intersecting Shira Plateau...Read more
Western Breach Approach
An alternative route to the summit approaches Uhuru Peak from the west, called the Western Breach Route. The strenuous Western Breach ascends 850m in about 1.25 miles (2 km), and requires some scrambling (climbing on hands and feet) at certain points. This path is very beautiful but also very challenging due to its rock formations and its steep slope. The Western Breach was gaining popularity by climbers using the Umbwe, Lemosho, Shira and Machame routes until a rock fall claimed the lives of three climbers in January 2006. In response, Kilimanjaro National Park (KINAPA) closed the Western Breach Route but in 2007 KINAPA opened it again with the condition that all clients and their supporting members who want to use this option must sign at the entrance gate that they are climbing at their own risk.