Kilimanjaro - which route do I choose?


This autumn we have teams heading to all three of the most interesting and enjoyable Kilimanjaro routes to the summit of Africa’s highest peak, but which one will you choose? Selecting a Kilimanjaro route can often be a tough choice with so much information. Which is the most difficult, has the best scenery, the most footfall or the best acclimatisation?

The Machame route is scenically beautiful and varied and with six days on the mountain this gives sufficient time to acclimatise. It provides the most varied terrain and each days walk is quite different but it is quite busy. It remains my favourite route to the summit!

The Lemosho route has a lot less traffic and is our longest expedition to Kilimanjaro giving people lots of time to acclimatise and absorb what is considered the most beautiful route on Kilimanjaro. It is the norm that the more time you spend on Kilimanjaro the better chance of success and therefore if your time is not restricted, perhaps this is the route for you.

The Rongai route has the least traffic and although the scenery is not as varied it makes up for this by passing through true wilderness.

And finally, if Kilimanjaro is not sufficient you can add in the ascent of Mt Meru 80km to the west, it is a spectacular volcano that can be used as acclimatisation whilst giving spectacular views towards Kilimanjaro. A great combination to do with the shorter Machame Route

Confirmed departures

2nd Sept Rongai Route – Book now
6th Sept Mt Meru & Machame Route – Book now
10th Sept Machame Route – Book now
2nd Oct Lemosho Route – Book now
18th Oct Mt Meru & Machame Route – Book now
22nd Oct Machame Route – Book now

Kilimanjaro is also one of the 7 Volcanic Summits, the highest volcanic peaks on the Earths seven continents. Read more about the 7 Volcanic Summits

What’s next?


Wanting to go higher than Kilimanjaro, why not try Ecuador Volcanoes and climb the famous peak/volcanos like  Cayambe summit (5790m) or Chimborazo (6310m), the highest peak in Ecuador and the furthest point from the center of the earth.

Our next departure is 10th September – Book now

Dave Pritt

Dave Pritt

About Dave Pritt

Dave Pritt is the Director of Adventure Peaks. With over 30 years of mountaineering feats, he is a very experienced high altitude mountaineer who has led expeditions to K2, Broad Peak and five Everest expeditions. Dave has completed the 7 summits, led an expedition to Ski the South Pole Last Degree, Satopanth in India and in 2007 he guided Ian McKeever to break the world record for the seven summits in 156 days. He is lucky enough to have climbed on the majority of our advertised peaks, but the Tien Shan remains his favourite destination.


peter · 8 years ago


How much is the Machame package

Stu Peacock · 8 years ago Adventure Peaks Staff

Hi Peter,
The price for the Machame is currently £1675 on land only basis.

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