This 8 Days Kilimanjaro Machame Route Climb with Crater Overnight is very comfortable Kilimanjaro hike, and it provides enough time for acclimatization. No camp is skipped, also you will have opportunity to explore crater and overnight at the highest camp in Kilimanjaro, the route follows the pattern of hiking to a high altitude during the day and sleeping at a lower altitude at night, despite of crater camp.



The 8-day Lemosho route is considered the most scenic trail on Kilimanjaro, granting panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. As one of the newer routes, Lemosho is a superb choice for your climb. It is our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low crowds, beautiful scenery and a high summit success rate. Kilinge Adventures specializes in guiding on the Lemosho route. Most of our clients climb Kilimanjaro using this route and they consistently report that they loved it. Thus, Lemosho is highly recommended.

The 8 days lemosho route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. From there, the first two days are spent trekking through the rain forest to Shira Ridge. The Lemosho route 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. Then the route traverses underneath Kilimanjaro's Southern Ice Field on a path known as the Southern Circuit before summiting from Barafu.

Descent is made via the Mweka route. Kilinge Adventures offers Lemosho as an eight day group climb or as a seven to eight day private climb. The seven day variation combines days five and six, going from Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp without staying at Karanga. A nine day variation that includes an overnight at Crater Camp is available as a private climb by special request.



Marangu route is one of the scenic and easy routes for those tourists climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. This Kilimanjaro Hiking Tour via Marangu climbing route start from Marangu village at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. Marangu route is also known as “Coca-cola route” due to its easiest, beautiful scenic and its land escarpment.

Those people climbing Mount Kilimanjaro through Marangu route feels comfortable than all other climbers using other Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro routes because Marangu route provide accommodation in huts. Been one of less breathtaking route Marangu route is one of the best route in climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and there is no technical climb when climbing Mount Kilimanjaro using Marangu route.

The 6-Day Marangu route

start from Marangu gate to Mandara hut and proceeded to Horombo hut, Kibo hut, Gilman’s point as well as Uhuru Peak which is the highest point in Africa at 5895 m. Marangu is also treated as ascending and descending route for itself and Rongai route following the same trend as ascending. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro using Marangu route can be done for minimum of five days and considered the less expensive route climbing Mount Kilimanjaro (Cheap Kilimanjaro Hike).

The Marangu route does however offer you the option of spending an extra acclimatization day on the mountain. This extends the route to a 6-day climbing, greatly increasing your chances of success. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro via Marangu route offers not only relative luxury of being able to sleep in huts along the entire route but also soft drinks, mineral water.

This extends the route to a 6-day climbing, greatly increasing your chances of success. Hut accommodation on the Marangu route forms one of the main differences, compared to the other routes. It offers you the relative luxury of being able to sleep in huts along the entire route. Mineral water, soft drinks, chocolates and beers are also sold at all the camps on this route. All your equipment and supplies are portered and a cook prepares all your meals. Climbing /Trekking Mount Kilimanjaro using Marangu Route Marangu route is commonly known as Coca Cola route as it is the easier climbing popular route. For many years Marangu route is used to be the most popular Kilimanjaro route. It has now been delegated to number two by the Machame route. This could partly be as a result of the fact that the Marangu is the least expensive route, but more so, perhaps the fact that it is possible to do the Marangu route in 5 to 6 days, thereby getting to the summit one day earlier than on the Machame route.



The 5 Days Umbwe Route takes a direct path to the southern glaciers. The Umbwe Option is without question the most difficult and steepest way to the summit of Kilimanjaro. Due to the demanding stages, we recommend this route only for experienced alpinists. The direct route also unfortunately means that there is very little time for acclimatization.

The special feature of this ascent option is mainly in the first stage. On the very first day you will reach the Umbwe Cave Camp at an altitude of almost 3000 meters between high trees. From there it is only a short detour to visit the caves that give the camp its name. On the second hiking day the Umbwe Route merges with the Machame Route at Barranco Camp.



The 4 Days Kilimanjaro Short Trek via Machame route by Kilinge Adventures is referred as Special Kilimanjaro Climbing challenge to get to the summit for shortest period of time. It is NOT more affordable than a 6 days Kilimanjaro hike but it is a challenge for most fit hikers. We invite the most fit hikes across the globe to test this special hiking on Kilimanjaro. The majority of participants who join us on a Kilimanjaro Challenge have never done anything like it before and really do have a mountain to climb in every sense of the word. This is what makes our challenges special. Whether you choose to fundraise for a charity close to your heart, or climb to reach a personal goal, we can guarantee that you'll get the greatest sense of achievement on reaching the roof of Africa in the short period of time. If you are not most fit hiker, you can still choose this route and go back before summit!


About Kilimanjaro 3 Days Umbwe Route

It is possible to attempt a three-day Kilimanjaro climb via the Umbwe Route and skip the Umbwe Camp and Karanga Camp, it is important to note that this itinerary is highly challenging and may not be suitable for everyone. Climbing Kilimanjaro requires proper acclimatization to avoid altitude sickness and increase the chances of reaching the summit safely.

This tour is designed for experienced hikers seeking a fast-paced and intense climb. Navigate through dense forests, steep ridges, and rocky terrain as you ascend towards the peak. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding landscape, with stunning views of glaciers and distant horizons. Accompanied by experienced guides, this tour promises an exhilarating and rewarding Kilimanjaro experience in a condensed timeframe.

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About Kilimanjaro 4 Days Umbwe Route

Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro through the 4-day Umbwe Route tour. This route offers a challenging and less crowded path, ideal for adventurers looking for a more intimate connection with the mountain. As you ascend through lush rainforests and traverse rocky paths, you'll witness the dramatic change in scenery from thick vegetation to alpine desolation. Marvel at the breathtaking vistas as you reach higher altitudes, catching glimpses of vast landscapes and surrounding peaks. With expert guides and ample time for acclimatization, this tour ensures an unforgettable Kilimanjaro journey.

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6 Days Rongai Route Climb is suitable Kilimanjaro Solo Hike or Kilimanjaro Private Group Climbs. The 6 Days Rongai route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, close to the Kenyan border. Though gaining popularity amongst climbers, this route still experiences low crowds. Rongai has a more gradual slope than the mountain’s other routes. It is the preferred route for those looking for an alternative to the popular Marangu route, for those who would like a more remote hike, and for those who are climbing during the rainy season (the north side receives less precipitation).

Rongai is a moderately difficult route, and is highly recommended, especially for those with less backpacking experience. Although the scenery is not as varied as the western routes, Rongai makes up for this by passing through true wilderness areas for nearly the entire way. Descent is made via the Marangu route. Kilinge Adventures offers Rongai as a seven day group climb or a 6 or 7 Days Kilimanjaro Private Climb. The 6 day variation does not have an acclimatization day on day four at Mawenzi Turn Hut



The Kilimanjaro Umbwe Route

is a challenging climb that requires climbers to be well-prepared and acclimatized to the altitude. It is recommended to go on this tour with a certified guide and a reputable tour company to ensure your safety and success in reaching the summit.

This umbwe route climb usually takes around six days, with daily hikes ranging from six to eight hours. The Umbwe Route is a less travelled route, which means climbers can enjoy a more secluded and intimate experience with the mountain.

The Umbwe Route is like no other; a test of endurance amongst the majesty and grace of Kilimanjaro. As you stand proudly on Uhuru Peak at sunrise, you can say that you have conquered Umbwe. Although not technical, this route is arduous and the steep but short physical climb early on in the tour means there’s no time for altitude acclimatization. If you’re undecided or less experienced, try our Machame Route; more gentle but just as amazing.



6 Days Shira Route Climb is one of the less popular route on Mount Kilimanjaro and preferred more for Kilimanjaro Classic Climbs and solo hikers. The Shira route starts at the Londorossi entry point, the same gate is used by the Lemosho route. Again, your hike does not start at the national park border. You drive in your Toyota Landcruiser or Landrover Defender on a bumpy track with a great view of the neighbouring volcano Mount Meru and Arusha Nationl Park. The hike begins at an altitude of 3600 meters in the heath and moorland zone.

The next two days you hike over the Shira Plateau, one of the most beautiful hikes in all of Africa. Here you will see wildebeest, buffalo and sometimes even leopard. The Shira cone, an old crater, rises about 200 meters above the plateau. Along the southern ridge of the Shira Plain there are two dramatic peaks, the Cathedral and the Needle. All this creates a fantastic backdrop that you can enjoy on this route. The Shira Route joins the Machame Route on the third day of the trek. From this point both trails lead to the Lava Tower and the Barranco Valley.

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