At 5895 meters, Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa and the highest freestanding mountain in the world. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is not an easy task. It demands great determination, physical endurance, and stamina, and an unyielding mental composer. Study the Kilimanjaro Map to have a look at the various camps that you will be staying at on your chosen Kilimanjaro Routes.
Over 50,000 people make Kilimanjaro Climb every year. If you look at the Kilimanjaro Map below, you can see that there are 7 routes to reach the Kilimanjaro Summit. The Mweka and Umbwe mainly used only for the descent.
Choosing the ideal Kilimanjaro Routes for you is very important as it impacts the cost, duration, and potentially your success of the summit.
As you can see on the above map, 3 routes begin on the south side of the mountain just under 2,000m. Beginning on the North East side of the mountain, the Rongai Route provides a more remote passage. The Lemosho, Shira, and Northern Circuit routes begin on the west side of the mountain.
Jerry Tanzania Tours recommends four routes selected on the basis of incredible vistas, terrain, feasibility, and safety. Each of these routes offers something different in terms of camping, difficulty, and duration.
Kilimanjaro Map – Cross Section
The cross-section map below gives a good sense of elevation from each of the Kilimanjaro Routes starting points.
Kilimanjaro Map – Route summary
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7 Days Rongai Route Map
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