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Climbing Kilimanjaro is a dream to many trekkers around the world. Being one of the prime summits of the world’s 7 highest peaks Kilimanjaro attracts 30,000+ trekkers each year to its foothill.

There are only 70% of the trekkers make it to the top of Kilimanjaro as the highest peak of the African continent throws some critical challenges to the trekkers. The mountain is not only the “roof of Africa” but also the highest freestanding mountain in the world.

Kilimanjaro acquires 5,895m height and acquires the title of “everyman’s Everest”.

Not only has the majestic height of the mountain but also the scenic view of the mountain aspired the trekkers and nature lover to hike this peak. The volcanic mountain has many surprising facts as well that adds more spice to the mountain.

Despite the proximity to the equator, the mountain’s snow-filled peak is surprised by the researchers. The mountain is so large that it has its climate system. To reach its highest peak Uhuru, the climbers need to hike through 5 different climatic zones;

· Cultivation Zone

· Rain-forest Zone

· Heather-Mooreland Zone

· Arctic Zone

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Not only 5 climatic zones the majestic mountain offers 5 prime routes to choose for climbing to its highest peak. The trekkers can choose their preferred route keeping in mind their physical stamina and how long they want to spend their time on the mountain. Here are 6 prime routes with its success rate;

Machame Route - The most preferred route that offers a 90% success rate and chose by 50% of the climbers who are coming to trek Kilimanjaro. Machame is also one of the old routes of Kilimanjaro. The route offers 7-8 days climb and more preferred by the physically fit people.

Rongai Route - The only route that initiates from the northern side of Kilimanjaro, i.e. from the Kenyan border side. The route is quite preferable for those who are planning to climb in the rainy season as the route is comparatively dryer. However, the route is not preferred much due to its poor acclimatization opportunity.

Marangu Route - Undoubtedly the most popular route of Kilimanjaro, Marangu Route is the oldest and the most established routes of Kilimanjaro. Marangu is the only route that comes with a hut facility and the most direct route to Uhuru that takes 5 days to reach the summit.

Lemosho Route - Hands down the most scenic route of the mountain;Lemosho is the newer route of Kilimanjaro. However, the route is gaining more popular day by day due to its high acclimatizing opportunity, panoramic view, and high success rate. The route offers a 95% success rate with 8 days itinerary.

Umbwe Route - Considered as the most difficult route of Kilimanjaro Umbwe is a great choice for them who are looking for adventures and challenges. The route offers around a 60-70% success rate.

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