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CHOOSING A KILIMANJARO TREK ROUTE

Noel Kileo - Monday, September 17, 2018

Choosing a Kilimanjaro route is a very important decision in order to achieve your goal of achieving summit success. In this article you will learn of the factors to consider in choosing a Kilimanjaro route for your next Kilimanjaro trek.

 

Views to see:

Some routes offer more variety, more angles of the mountain and more striking views. The most spectacular views are in the Umbwe route but it the hardest route of all. If you are not experienced trekker then don’t go for Umbwe route, instead you may want to consider Rongai, Lemosho and Machame arranged here in the order of how difficult the routes are.

Acclimatization consideration: Speed and cost should not be your primary consideration when choosing a route. You should take into consideration how much time you will need to acclimatize as your chances to reaching the summit depends much on how well you acclimatize.
Therefore though Marangu route is the easiest when it comes to ascending up to the final camp before summit hike, it is not a good route for acclimatization purpose unless you do a 6 or 7 days trek in total.
8 days Lemosho route is long but you can acclimitize well. And if you are looking for a 7 days route then Machame can be a better one to do in 7 days instead of 7 days Lemosho route.

Price: Each route has its specific cost because different resources are needed for each specific route. and the number of days for a specific route

How much of wilderness and quietness you prefer:
Some routes offer genuine wilderness, others are unfortunately more crowded.

How adventurous you want your climb to be:
It was said that an adventure is more interesting when it has lots of dangerous scenes. A route like Umbwe route is one of them routes that provides lots of dangers.

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