There are main six Mount Kilimanjaro climbing routes. These routes vary not only in length, cost, and scenery; they also have different difficulty levels and different success rates. Selecting a Kilimanjaro climb route is one of the most important decisions you have to make. There is no single best Mt. Kilimanjaro climb route. The route that is best for you depends on several factors. The time and money you have available, previous experience and fitness, the time of the year, and your personal preference.



This route is also known as the “CocaCola” route.

The only Kilimanjaro climb route that offers hut accommodation

The route is popular for its comfort while undertaking this classic trek.

Regarded as the least difficult of routes, Marangu is the most popular route on Kilimanjaro.

Gentle slope; it has a gentle slope for the first several days, prior to the tough summit attempt from Kibo Hut.


The most popular climbing route up Kilimanjaro

Forest; it is richest forested area on the mountain.

Lush and beautiful; but also gets very muddy during the wet season


The eight days trek itinerary allows for maximum time for acclimatization. Allowing for improved chances of reaching the summit & allows time to enjoy a variety of scenery in the different climatic zones.

The most beautiful Kilimanjaro climb route, but expensive

Shira Cathedral

Less traveled Lemosho route

High Success Rate 98%

Traversing beautiful forests and moorlands


The Rongai route is a more gradual ascent and is therefore preferred by those with little or no backpacking experience.

The easiest route on Kilimanjaro

Less traffic


It is a very challenging route and very muddy, especially during the rainy season.


This is one of the best routes on Kilimanjaro, offering high degrees of beautiful scenery including the quiet, rarely visited northern slopes.

As the longest route on Kilimanjaro, the Northern Circuit also has the most acclimatization time and the highest summit success rate.

You must have enough time and money