Routes on the Kilimanjaro Marangu Route a short and cheap which it is believed that this is an easiest route to Climb Kilimanjaro through, The marangu route attract many new mountaineers with couple of options, you can climb as short as 3 days which is a short hike and 5 days to complete a trek, popular Kilimanjaro Routes Marangu, Machame, Lemosho, Umbwe and Roungai Route.
Tour Operators boast that their overall summit success rates are greater than 90%. We have seen competitor advertisements representing they have 95%, 98%, even 100% overall success rates. It is only a matter of time before someone advertises that they have a 150% success rate. The truth is that each of these figures are statistically impossible; does not believe such the claims.
We encourage customers to take 7-9 day routes for the best chance of success and the lowest risk of altitude sickness.
Unless these outfitters are prescribing climbers, taking a very small number of climbers (less than 30) per year, or leading climbs only on 8-9 day routes, achieving those extraordinarily high success rates would be impossible to maintain for even a short period of time. Every outfitter knows this, but unfortunately it seems some don’t mind attracting customers with misleading or blatantly false statements.
Known as the Whiskey route, the Machame route is now the most popular route on the mountain. Compared with Marangu, the days on Machame are longer and the walks are steeper. The Machame route is considered a difficult route, and is better suited for more adventurous folks and those with some hiking or backpacking experience.
The route begins from the south, then heads east, traversing underneath Kilimanjaro’s southern ice field before summiting. The minimum number of days required for this route is six days, although seven days is recommended.
The Machame route is scenically beautiful and varied. However, due to the heavy crowds, it loses some of its splendor.
How Long Does it Take to Climb Kilimanjaro?
Possibly you can Climb Mount Kilimanjaro in five or six days, but why take some long treks? Some clients want to minimize their days in order to save costs, which is understandable. But we feel that the additional cost is well worth it. Not only is it safer, but you increase the probability of your summit success rate, Take some extra days on the mountain to acclimatize,
Something to ask yourself
What will happen if i scheduled a route with the minimum required days, only to have to turn around within the first couple days because the rate of ascent was too quick? Wouldn’t i rather have added a couple days on my trip to give myself a better wide chance to push to the summit, to be fairer to my body? Were the savings i get for not taking additional days’ worth the cost of cutting my entire climb, not making it to the main peak , or even worse, putting my health at risk?