Explore The Adventurous Kilimanjaro – A Handy Guide


Adventurous Kilimanjaro

In the words of Richard Burton, the voyager, one of the happiest moments in life is to set on a distant trip into unknown lands. Casting off the heavy weight of routine existence and worldly cares, you can relive the adventures of life. As you step into the adventures of childhood, afresh dawns the happiness of life. So, if you’re an adventurous soul but haven’t yet had a trip to Kilimanjaro, then you’re definitely missing out the cream of your existence.

At an altitude of 19,341ft, Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa. Yet, no training is needed to reach the peak; even non-professionals can experience the adventure of exploring one of the greatest peaks of the world. Gliding all the way from the sandy plains of East Africa via the moorland and jungles to the snow-veiled summit, this is certainly one of the most marvelous and challenging treks on this planet.

There are countless routes to reach the summit of this world famous mountain. Some of the most popular routes are Rongai, Shira, Lemosho, Machame, Marangu and Umbwe. By far, the most beautiful or enticing routes of these is the Machame Route. Nevertheless, this is perhaps the steepest route up to the summit. On the other hand, the Rongai route is the most convenient trekking course and the Marangu is the best accommodated route where can spend the nights in temporary huts. The latter one is the busiest course and trekkers have to climb and descend following the lone route.


Of all the main courses on the mountain, the two most popular ones are the Machame and the Marangu routes. One more alternative way that’s quite desolate is the Rongai route. Also known as the Coca-Cola route, the Marangu route is the most popular one. The overall trekking time is almost 5 days and voyagers can put up in small huts on the way, which are furnished with small beds. As for the other routes, you get to sleep in tents.

Often termed as the Whiskey route, the Machame route holds the second position, both in terms of convenience and popularity. Characterized by extended hiking distances, the trip to the summit takes a minimum of 6 days.

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