Hiking Tours In Kilimanjaro

Hiking Tours In Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro is one of the best tourist destinations in Tanzania. It is one of the highest mountains in Africa. The Marangu route is one of the most popular Kilimanjaro hiking tours. This route has an easy altitude profile and is relatively easy to hike. However, if you are not comfortable with heights, you should avoid this trek. There are several other options available when choosing a Kilimanjaro hiking tour. Let’s know about these tours. 

Marangu route:

The Marangu route is the oldest route on Kilimanjaro. You’ll stay at huts along the way, including Mandara Hut, which offers 60 bunk beds, and Kibo Hut, which has 120 bunk beds. Bringing a sleeping bag is essential. You can complete this route in five days, though it is recommended to add an extra day to acclimatize.

Super lite tour:

The Super Lite tour is a lightweight option for climbers who want to bring as few items as possible. Team Kilimanjaro offers this tour, one of the few climbing companies to provide this option. The Super Lite route has no porters so that customers can carry their sleeping bags and food. 

The Super Lite tour has several benefits, including a lower price, shorter duration, and smaller support crews. Climbing the mountain without porters requires proper planning and equipment. The average tour group includes a registered guide and a crew of Kilimanjaro porters to carry all the trekkers’ gear up the mountain. Without porters, a climber must carry up to 12kg of gear, so a small support crew is vital.

Rongai route:

The Rongai route is often considered one of the less scenic routes on Kilimanjaro, but this is a benefit as the northern part of the mountain receives less rainfall than the southern side. This makes for clearer views of the mountain’s summit. It also has a gentle incline throughout, making it a more comfortable hike.

Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, there are plenty of routes. Depending on the length of your hike, these tours will provide you with the proper equipment to keep you safe. You can also opt for private tours to share the experience with a friend or loved one.