Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a lifetime experience. So here is a guide of your best chance to succeed and which route gives the best. 

Lemosho Route

Lemosho route is generally completed on a 7 or 8 day itinerary. The route starts at a higher altitude, but it offers great acclimatization with climb high, sleep low profile. The success rate is 85%.

Marangu Route

Marangu Route is the oldest and ‘easiest’ trekking route to the summit, because of the hut accommodation. The success rate is approximately 80%. 

Rongai Route

The Rongai route offers 6 day and 7 day itinerary. The route does not offer a good climb high, sleep low profile which makes this route more difficult. The success rate is approximately 80%.

Machame Route

The route can be completed within 6 or 7 day itinerary and the route is good to enjoy the panoramic vista. The route provides a great climb high, sleep low profile, so the summit success rate is high approximately 92% 

Umbwe Route

Umbwe route is considered the most demanding route and attempted by only experienced climbers. Choosing an extra day offers proper acclimatization. The summit success rate is 70%. 

Northern Circuit Route

Northern circuit route is the newest and longest route. The longest period offers sufficient time to acclimatise. The summit success rate is higher than all routes, which is 96%.

 

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