FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THESE ROUTES?
The Rongai, Shira, Lemosho, Machame and Umbwe routes are camping routes that take longer and are considered more scenic than the Marangu. On the Marangu route you will be staying in huts as opposed to camping, and you hike up and down the same path.
The Rongai route takes you up the north side of the mountain and you descend down the Marangu route. The Lemosho and the Machame routes traverse the mountain and descend down the Mweka route.
The Shira route takes you on the far west side, and is essentially the same as the Machame route, though you start at a higher altitude.
HOW MANY DAYS WILL IT TAKE ON EACH ROUTE?
The minimum number of days required on each route is as follows:
WHAT IS THE BEST ROUTE?