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Lycian Way

We have just returned from Turkey where we re-visited parts of the Lycian Way. Several years ago, generally in October, we would come to walk sections of the route carrying just a guidebook, spare clothes, sleeping bags and a pot to cook over an open fire in case we found ourselves in an area we […]

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Machame Route

The Machame route, sometimes called the Whisky Route. This is a popular route on Mount Kilimajaro up steep paths through magnificent forests to gain a ridge leading through the moorland zones to the Shira Plateau. The Machame route then traverses beneath the glaciated precipices of the Southern Icefields to join the Barafu Route to the summit.

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Lemosho Route

The Lemosho route is the longest and most remote route to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. After beautiful forests and moorlands the Lemosho crosses the Shira Plateau to meet up with the Machame Route. Groups may be accompanied on the first day by an armed ranger as the forests around the Lemosho Glades are rich in buffalo, elephant and other game.

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Marangu Route

The Marangu route is the easiest route to the summit of Kilimanjaro, sometimes called the Coca-Cola Route. The Marangu route takes you at a gentle pace through forests, moorlands and then across The Saddle, a high-altitude desert separating the main summit, Kibo, 5896m, from craggy Mawenzi, 5149m, to Kibo Hut. From here an early start is made for the ascent to Uhuru Point (the highest top of Kibo).

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Umbwe Route

The Umbwe route is the hardest but most spectacular and direct way to reach Uhuru Peak. It follows a forested ridge to the moorlands, then traverses below the Southern Icefields to reach the Barafu Route which is followed to the summit. An early start is made on the summit day to reach Stella Point, on the Crater Rim at dawn. Uhuru Peak lies a further 40 min. along the rim.

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Rongai Route

The Rongai route is remote and less frequently used route is the second easiest route to Kilimanjaro. The approach to the mountain is from the less-forested north side and the descent is by the Marangu Route. There are several variations, the one described below is a longer route taking in Mawenzi Tarn. The second day on this variant is quite long and could be broken up into two days walk allowing more time for acclimatisation. The ascent to Uhuru Peak is almost the same as for the Marangu Route from the Kibo Hut.

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Machame Route and Safari – 13 day package

The Machame route, sometimes called the Whisky Route. This is a popular route up steep paths through magnificent forests to gain a ridge leading through the moorland zones to the Shira Plateau. It then traverses beneath the glaciated precipices of the Southern Icefields to join the Barafu Route to the summit. An extra day has been added to the itinerary, best spent on the Shira Plateau, where you could walk to the Shira Needles. The Mweka Route is used for the descent.

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Marangu Route and Safari

The Marangu is the easiest route to the summit of Kilimanjaro, sometimes called the Coca-Cola Route. The Marangu route takes you at a gentle pace through forests, moorlands and then across The Saddle, a high-altitude desert separating the main summit, Kibo, 5896m, from craggy Mawenzi, 5149m, to Kibo Hut. From here an early start is made for the ascent to Uhuru Point (the highest top of Kibo). The path zig-zags up steep scree which is easier to climb when frozen. The views from the crater rim at Gillman’s Point at dawn can be spectacular. Uhuru Peak lies a further 1h30min. around the rim.

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Rongai Route and Safari

The Machame route, sometimes called the Whisky Route. This is a popular route up steep paths through magnificent forests to gain a ridge leading through the moorland zones to the Shira Plateau. It then traverses beneath the glaciated precipices of the Southern Icefields to join the Barafu Route to the summit. The Mweka Route is used for the descent.

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Mount Meru Trek

Mount Meru is one of Africa’s highest and most beautiful volcanoes. The route to the summit passes through parkland, montane forest, a giant heather zone and moorland. Finally, the summit is reached by a narrow, barren ridge which provides stunning views of the Ash Cone lying several thousand feet below in the crater and Kilimanjaro in the background.

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Lycian Way

We have just returned from Turkey where we re-visited parts of the Lycian Way. Several years ago, generally in October, we would come to walk sections of the route carrying just a guidebook, spare clothes, sleeping bags and a pot to cook over an open fire in case we found ourselves in an area we […]

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Machame Route

The Machame route, sometimes called the Whisky Route. This is a popular route on Mount Kilimajaro up steep paths through magnificent forests to gain a ridge leading through the moorland zones to the Shira Plateau. The Machame route then traverses beneath the glaciated precipices of the Southern Icefields to join the Barafu Route to the summit.

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Lemosho Route

The Lemosho route is the longest and most remote route to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. After beautiful forests and moorlands the Lemosho crosses the Shira Plateau to meet up with the Machame Route. Groups may be accompanied on the first day by an armed ranger as the forests around the Lemosho Glades are rich in buffalo, elephant and other game.

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Marangu Route

The Marangu route is the easiest route to the summit of Kilimanjaro, sometimes called the Coca-Cola Route. The Marangu route takes you at a gentle pace through forests, moorlands and then across The Saddle, a high-altitude desert separating the main summit, Kibo, 5896m, from craggy Mawenzi, 5149m, to Kibo Hut. From here an early start is made for the ascent to Uhuru Point (the highest top of Kibo).

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Umbwe Route

The Umbwe route is the hardest but most spectacular and direct way to reach Uhuru Peak. It follows a forested ridge to the moorlands, then traverses below the Southern Icefields to reach the Barafu Route which is followed to the summit. An early start is made on the summit day to reach Stella Point, on the Crater Rim at dawn. Uhuru Peak lies a further 40 min. along the rim.

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Rongai Route

The Rongai route is remote and less frequently used route is the second easiest route to Kilimanjaro. The approach to the mountain is from the less-forested north side and the descent is by the Marangu Route. There are several variations, the one described below is a longer route taking in Mawenzi Tarn. The second day on this variant is quite long and could be broken up into two days walk allowing more time for acclimatisation. The ascent to Uhuru Peak is almost the same as for the Marangu Route from the Kibo Hut.

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Machame Route and Safari – 13 day package

The Machame route, sometimes called the Whisky Route. This is a popular route up steep paths through magnificent forests to gain a ridge leading through the moorland zones to the Shira Plateau. It then traverses beneath the glaciated precipices of the Southern Icefields to join the Barafu Route to the summit. An extra day has been added to the itinerary, best spent on the Shira Plateau, where you could walk to the Shira Needles. The Mweka Route is used for the descent.

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Marangu Route and Safari

The Marangu is the easiest route to the summit of Kilimanjaro, sometimes called the Coca-Cola Route. The Marangu route takes you at a gentle pace through forests, moorlands and then across The Saddle, a high-altitude desert separating the main summit, Kibo, 5896m, from craggy Mawenzi, 5149m, to Kibo Hut. From here an early start is made for the ascent to Uhuru Point (the highest top of Kibo). The path zig-zags up steep scree which is easier to climb when frozen. The views from the crater rim at Gillman’s Point at dawn can be spectacular. Uhuru Peak lies a further 1h30min. around the rim.

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Rongai Route and Safari

The Machame route, sometimes called the Whisky Route. This is a popular route up steep paths through magnificent forests to gain a ridge leading through the moorland zones to the Shira Plateau. It then traverses beneath the glaciated precipices of the Southern Icefields to join the Barafu Route to the summit. The Mweka Route is used for the descent.

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Mount Meru Trek

Mount Meru is one of Africa’s highest and most beautiful volcanoes. The route to the summit passes through parkland, montane forest, a giant heather zone and moorland. Finally, the summit is reached by a narrow, barren ridge which provides stunning views of the Ash Cone lying several thousand feet below in the crater and Kilimanjaro in the background.

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