The Kilimanjaro Rongai route is the climbing route of choice for those looking for an easy climb with excellent success trekking rates, but away from the crowds, with great sceneries and a wilderness feels to it.
The Kilimanjaro Shira route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west and you’ll join this Machame route. Hence everything that has been said about Kilimanjaro Machame route climb also appears to this Shira route.
The Kilimanjaro Machame route is also called ‘Whiskey Route’, a reference to the ‘Coca-Cola Route’ Marangu. Machame is ‘tougher’ than that. This route is more tough climbing in some aspects, therefore;
This route join Machame route near the Barranco Camp on the second night. Barranco Camp is reached on the third or fourth night by other Kilimanjaro route. Goes to show how much steeper Umbwe is…
Same as the Shira route, Lemosho route approaches Mt. Kilimanjaro from the west and then joins Machame route. From here everything that has been said about the Machame route also applies to the Lemosho route.