Different factors dictate the choice of routes on Kilimanjaro. The choice of the preferred route to ascend and descend the Kilimanjaro will depend on one’s priorities and various other factors including the following:

  • To purposely and solely summit Kilimanjaro.
  • To take it slow as one enjoy the views of flora and fauna on the mountain.
  • To take in the picturesque scenery and photography.
  • Budget limitations.
  • Number of days available to climb.
  • Accommodation in tents or in basic but comfortable hut accommodation.
  • To avoid crowds.
  • Personal fitness level.
  • Consideration of the capability of every member of the team.

We at Genius Expedition Safaris have compiled the following list of Kilimanjaro Routes showing the entire itineraries as well as advantages and disadvantages of each route to guide our potential clients in choosing their preferred route. We also advise that in case of any questions regarding any route or in regard to your plans for a Kilimanjaro trek kindly do feel free to get in touch with us on the provided platforms on our website for further discussion and advice. We wish to notify the reader and our potential clients that distances and altitudes may vary from camp to camp on any Kilimanjaro route depending on the site you are reading. We have however endeavoured as far as it was possible to quote accurate figures as indicated on various sign boards on some of the common routes.

Genius Expedition Safaris operates on all of Mount Kilimanjaro Routes. However, in some of these routes, for instance the Northern Circuit, Shira and Western Breach routes, we offer only tailor-made itineraries specifically on request by our clients. The following are the Mount Kilimanjaro Routes on which we offer services as indicated above:

 

 

Marangu Route

Marangu Route is the oldest route on Mount Kilimanjaro. It is sometimes referred to as the “Tourist Route” or “Coca Cola Route“. To our understanding, Marangu route is referred to as “Tourist Route” because is it considered easy enough to attract inexperienced climbers (tourists) whose fitness levels may not be that high. It is also referred to as “Coca Cola Route” because this drink used to be sold at the camps along this route. Marangu route is considered the easiest, cheapest and the most popular route on Mount Kilimanjaro but this may not always be true. There are various factors to consider in deciding if this is true or not. However climbing Mount Kilimanjaro on the Marangu route may be a cheaper option compared to some of the other Kilimanjaro routes for the reasons that accommodation is offered in A-shaped simple huts compared to accommodation in tents thereby reducing the number of porters required on this route. As to its popularity, this may not be true. Machame route and to some extent the Lemosho route may have surpassed Marangu route in popularity. It really depends on individual preferences.

Marangu route may not be the easiest either. It may be the easiest trip to organise. It may have the widest, most well-established and comfortable paths to walk on and offers hut accommodation as compared to tent accommodation, but that does not make it easier to reach the summit. Statistics show that of all the routes on Kilimanjaro, the Marangu route has the lowest success summit rates. One of the major reason for the low success rate is altitude sickness due to lack of acclimatization. But this should not discourage anyone from choosing Marangu route as a preferred choice to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. The aspects and challenges that lead to the high failure rate can be mitigated and avoided to some degree as long as one is aware of them. For instance, Marangu Route can be taken in 5 days. Genius Expedition Safaris however recommends a minimum of 6 days on this route, with an extra day to allow for acclimatization. Climbers who are super fit can take the route in 5 days but under strict observation and supervision by our professional guides.

Marangu Route Itinerary

Starting Point: Marangu Gate (1860m)

Duration: 6 days (Additional 6th day for acclimatization at the Horombo Hut)

 

Day 1: Marangu Gate (1860 m) – Mandara Huts (2700m)

 

Walking time: 3-4 hours

Walking distance: 8 km

Altitude gain: 840m

 

Day 2: Mandara Huts (2700m) – Horombo Huts (3700m)
Walking time: 5-7 hours
Walking distance: 12 km
Altitude gain: 1000m

Day 3: Horombo Huts (3700m) – Mawenzi Hut (4310m)

Walking time 4.5 hours

Walking distance: 14km

Altitude gain: 610m

This extra day and night at Horombo Huts is for additional acclimatization. Our clients will hike towards the Mawenzi Hut (4310m), passing the Zebra Rocks on the way (about 3 hours up and 1.5 hours down). This hike is strongly recommended to assist with the process of acclimatization.

Day 4: Horombo Huts (3700m) – Kibo Huts (4700m)
Walking time: 5-7 hours
Walking distance: 9.5 km
Altitude gain: 1000m

Day 5: Summit attempt via Gilman’s Point (5700 m) to Uhuru Peak (5895 m/) and descent to Horombo Huts (3700 m)
Walking time: 5-6 hrs + 1-2 hours up and 5-6 hours down (the overall walking time may vary from 10 – 16 hours)

Walking distance: 5.5 km ascent + 15 km descent
Altitude gain: 1000 m (Gilman’s Point) or 1195 m (Uhuru Peak)
Descent: 2195 m

 

 

Day 6: Horombo Huts – Marangu Gate

Walking time: 5 hours

Walking distance: 20km

Descent: 1840 m

Advantages of Marangu Route:

  • Low cost.
  • Accommodation in huts.
  • No camping equipment needed.
  • Gradual ascent in the lower slopes.
  • Scenic routes especially in the rain forest with variety flora and fauna
  • Wide and well-marked routes

Disadvantages:

  • Lowest summit success rate.
  • Steep ascend on summit day
  • Very crowded.
  • Camping not allowed.
  • Using the same route ascending and descending thereby offering no variety in scenery

Machame Route

Machame Route starts at the Machame Gate to the south of Kilimanjaro. It is nicknamed the “Whiskey Route”. Compared to Marangu Route, Machame Route is a tougher climb, no wonder the nickname. It is not recommended for those who are unprepared as it requires higher levels of physical fitness. It is a popular and busy route. It is also very scenic, taking climbers through various ecosystems. If offers climbers a stunning view as one arrives at the Shira Camp. It is a steeper and more undulating climb compared to other Kilimanjaro routes and affords opportunities for climbing high and sleeping low option which is an important factor for acclimatization.

Genius Expedition Safaris offers 6 and 7 days itineraries on this route. The 7 day itinerary offers better chances of successful summit due to the extra day needed for acclimatization. Machame Route offers camping accommodation in mountain tents. The route takes climbers around the Lava Tower, down the Barranco Valley, over the Barranco Wall and up the Karanga Valley. Depending on the number of days taken whether 6 or 7 days, climbers can stay overnight at the Karanga Camp or proceed to Barafu Base Camp to summit the same night.

Machame Route Itinerary

Starting Point: Machame Gate (1830 m)

Duration: 6-7 days

Day 1: Machame Gate (1830 m) – Machame Camp (3030 m)
Walking time: 5-7hours.
Walking distance: 5.5 km.
Altitude gain: 1200 m.

Day 2: Machame Camp (3030m)– New Shira Camp (3850 m)
Walking time: 4-6 hours.
Walking distance: 5.5 km.
Altitude gain: 820 m.

Day 3: New Shira Camp (3850m) – via Lava Tower (4600 m) – Barranco Camp (3900m)
Walking time: 5-7 hours.
Walking distance: 10 km.
Altitude gain: 750m to Lava Tower

Altitude loss to Barranco: 700m

 

Day 4: Barranco Camp (3900m) – Karanga Camp (3995 m)
Walking time: 4-5 hours.
Walking distance: 5.5 km.
Altitude gain: 95m.

Day 5: Karanga Camp (3995) – Barafu Camp (4673m)
Walking time: 4-5 hours.
Walking distance: 3.5 km.
Altitude gain: 678m.

Day 6: Summit attempt via Stella Point (5752m) to Uhuru Peak (5895m) and descent via Mweka Route to Millennium Camp (3820 m) or to Mweka Camp (3100m)
Walking time: 5-6 hrs + 1-2 hours up, 5-6 hours down (the overall walking time may vary from 10 – 16 hours).

Walking distance: 5 km ascent + 10 km descent
Altitude gain: 1079m (Stella Point) or 1222m (Uhuru Peak).
Altitude loss: 2075m Millennium Camp or 2795m Mweka Camp.

 

Day 7: Millennium Camp (3820m) – Mweka Gate (1640m)
Walking time: 5 hours.
Walking distance: 20 km.
Altitude loss: 2180 from Millennium or 1460 from Mweka Camp

Advantages of Machame Route:

  • Relatively low cost.
  • Very scenic.
  • Higher summit success rate.
  • Popular route.
  • Descent through Mweka Route thereby offering variety.
  • Offers climb high/sleep low option which is good for acclimatization.

Disadvantages:

  • Higher level of difficulty.
  • Steeper climb
  • Very crowded.

 

Rongai Route

Rongai Route is the only route on Kilimanjaro that approaches the mountain from the north near the Tanzania/Kenya border. Trekkers have to register at the Marangu Gate and then drive to the Rongai Route start point on the Kenyan side of the mountain. Because of its remoteness, this route is less busy and has higher chances of seeing wildlife. This side of the mountain gets less rainfall compared to the southern side. Its ascension is gradual but does not offer climb high/sleep low options needed for acclimatization like some of the other routes. Genius Expedition Safaris offers a 6 or 7 days itineraries on this route. The descent is on Marangu Route offering great opportunity for climbers to see the mountain from a different direction.

Rongai Route 7 days Itinerary

(The 6 days itinerary varies from 7 days itinerary in that on the second day of 6 day itinerary, the trekkers leave Simba Camp/First Cave (2650m) to Kikelewa Camp avoiding the Second Caves Camp (3600m). The rest of the itinerary for 6 days remain the same as 7 days itinerary).

 

Day 1: Rongai Route Start Point/ Nalemoru (1950m)-Simba Camp/First Cave (2650m)

Walking time: 3-4 hours

Distance:         5.6km

Altitude gain: 700m

 

Day 2: Simba Camp (2650m) – Second Caves Camp (3150m)

Walking time: 3 – 4 hours

Distance:  4 km

Altitude gain: 500m

 

Day 3: Second Cave (3150m) – Kikelewa Camp (3600m)

Walking time: 3 -4 hours

Distance: 5 km

Altitude gain: 450m

 

Day 4: Kikelewa Camp (3600m) – Mawenzi Tarn (4330m)

Walking time: 3 – 5 hours

Distance: 6 km

Altitude gain: 370m

 

Day 5: Mawenzi Tarn (4330m) – Kibo Huts (4700m)

Walking time: 4-5 hours

Distance: 9km

Altitude gain: 370m

 

Day 6: Kibo Huts (4700m) – Gilman’s Point (5700m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Horombo Huts (3700m)

Walking time: 6-7 hours ascent; 5-6 hours descent

Distance: 5 km ascent; 15 km descent

Altitude gain: 1195m

Altitude loss: 2195m

 

Day 7: Horombo Huts (3700m) – Marangu Gate (1860m)

Walking time: 5-6 hours

Distance: 20 km

Altitude loss: 1900m

 

Rongai Route Advantages:

  • An easier route.
  • One of the quieter routes on Kilimanjaro.
  • Approaches the mountain from the driest side, best chances of good weather.
  • The  descent is on Marangu Route on the opposite side giving the climber a chance to see both sides of Kilimanjaro.

Disadvantages:

  • Higher cost due to additional travel to reach other side.
  • Considered somewhat less scenic.
  • Remote route
  • Dusty

Shira Route

Genius Expedition Safaris offers itineraries on Shira Route on request by our clients. This is because compared to other Kilimanjaro routes, Shira Route is not very popular. It is a challenging route in that clients begin their climb at an altitude of 3500m. This is quite higher to start the trek. Trekkers are driven to the start point giving them no time to walk up the trail and acclimatize. It becomes very difficult for trekkers who live in low areas and who have not trained in acclimatization before coming to climb Kilimanjaro. We, at Genius Expedition Safaris, do not usually recommend this route unless our clients plan to use it and are properly acclimatized to take the challenges posed by the high altitude start point.

 

Shira Route starts on the western side of Kilimanjaro. This side is further to reach making the route remote and expensive. The route has fewer climbers compared to other Kilimanjaro routes. Shira Route joins up with the Lemosho Route on the day 2 and then with the Machame Route on day 3. If you are a confident hiker and have trekked at altitude or trained at altitude then Shira Route should not present any difficulties. We have prepared a 7 days itinerary but the route can be taken in 6 days by skipping a night at Karanga Camp. The hike can also be extended by adding an extra night at Moir Huts for acclimatization.

 

Shira Route 7 Days Itinerary

Starting Point: Londorossi Gate (2250m)

Day 1: Londorossi Gate/Shira trail head (2100m)- River Camp (3050 m)

Walking time: 4 hours

Walking distance : 7km

Altitude gain: 950m

 

Day 2: River Camp – Shira 2 Camp (3850 m) via Shira Cathedral
Walking time: 6-8 hours

Walking distance: 12 km
Altitude gain: 800 m

 

Day 3: Shira 2 Camp (3850m) – via Lava Tower (4600 m) – Barranco Camp (3900m)
Walking time: 6-8 hours

Walking distance: 9 km
Altitude gain: 750m to Lava Tower

Altitude loss: 700 to Barranco Camp

 

Day 4: Barranco Camp (3900m) – Karanga Camp (3995m)
Walking time: 4-5 hours

Walking distance 5.5 km
Altitude gain: 95 m

 

Day 5: Karanga Camp (3995m) – Barafu Camp (4673m)
Walking time: 4-5hours
Walking distance 3.5km
Altitude gain: 678m

Day 6: Summit attempt via Stella Point (5752 m) to Uhuru Peak (5895 m) and descent to Millennium Camp (3820 m) or to Mweka Camp (3100m)
Walking time: 5-6 hrs + 1-2 hours up; 5-6 hours down (the overall walking time may vary from 10 – 16 hours)

Walking distance: 5 km ascent + 10 km descent
Altitude gain: 1079 m (Stella Point) or 1222m (Uhuru Peak)
Altitude loss: 2075m to Millennium Camp or 2795 to Mweka Camp

Day 7: Millennium Camp (3820) – Mweka Gate (1640m)

Walking time: 5 hours

Walking distance: 20 km

Altitude loss: 2180 from Millennium Camp or 1460 to from Mweka Camp

Shira Route Advantages

  • Less crowded on the first days.
  • Very scenic.
  • On later days it offers climb high sleep low for acclimatization

Disadvantages

  • Higher cost.
  • Higher difficulty level at the start.
  • Meets the Machame and Lemosho trails, hence very busy on the later days

Lemosho Route

Lemosho Route is an alternative to Shira Route. Both routes ascend the mountain from the western side. Lemosho Route starts at Lemosho Gate at 2100m, a lower altitude than Shira Route, giving climbers more time to gradually adjust to the altitude. However the drive from Moshi or Arusha is long, about 2-3 hours to reach Londorossi Gate where registration and other formalities are done. A short drive takes climbers to Lemosho Gate to start the hike. Just like Shira Route, Lemosho Route offers climbers remoteness on the western side of the mountain making the drive from Moshi or Arusha further and expensive. The Lemosho Route joins Shira Route on day 3 and Machame Route on day 4. Lemosho Route starts at lush rainforest all the way to Mti Mkubwa  Camp, the first camp on this route. It is a very scenic route.  Genius Expedition Safaris offers 7 and 8 days itinerary on this route. Accommodation is in tents. The route offers climb high/sleep low options for optimum acclimatization.

 

Lemosho Route 7 and 8 days Itinerary

(The 7 day itinerary omits a night at Karanga Camp. Trekkers travel from Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp thereby shortening their trek by one night).

 

Day 1: Lemosho Gate (2100m) – Mti Mkubwa Camp (2650m)

Walking time: 2-3 hours

Walking distance: 6km

Altitude gain: 550m

Day 2: Mti Mkubwa Camp (2650m) – Shira 1 Camp (3610m)
Walking time: 4-5 hours

Walking distance: 8 km
Altitude gain: 960m

 

Day 3: Shira 1 Camp (3610m) – Shira 2 Camp (3850 m) via Shira Cathedral
Walking time: 6-8 hours

Walking distance: 11 km
Altitude gain: 240 m

 

Day 4: Shira 2 Camp (3850m) – Lava Tower (4600m) – Barranco Camp (3900m)
Walking distance: 9 km
Walking time: 6-8 hours
Altitude gain: 750m to Lava Tower

Altitude loss: 700m to Barranco Camp from Lava tower

 

Day 5: Barranco Camp (3900) – Karanga Camp (3995m)
Walking time: 4-5 hours

Walking distance: 5.5km
Altitude gain: 95m

 

Day 6: Karanga Camp (3995m) – Barafu Camp (4673m)
Walking time:  4-5 hours
Walking distance: 3.5km
Altitude gain: 678m

Day 7: Summit attempt via Stella Point (5752 m) to Uhuru Peak (5895 m) and descent to Millennium Camp (3820m) or to Mweka Camp (3100m)

Walking time: 5-6 hours + 1-2 hours ascent; 5-6 hours descent (overall walking time may vary from 10-16 hours

Walking distance: 5 km ascent + 10 km descent

Altitude gain: 1079m (Stella Point) or 1222m (Uhuru Peak)
Altitude loss: 2075m to Millennium Camp or 2795m to Mweka Camp

Day 8: Millennium Camp( 3820m) – Mweka Gate (1640m)

Walking time: 5 hours

Walking distance 20 km

Altitude loss: 2180m from Millennium Camp or 1460m from Mweka Camp

Lemosho Route Advantages:

  • Picturesque route.
  • Beautiful scenery.
  • Low number of climbers during the first days.
  • Good acclimatization.
  • Gradual climb during first 3 days

Disadvantages:

  • High cost.
  • Higher difficulty level.
  • Gets crowded after joining Machame and Shira trails.
  • Long route

Umbwe Route

Umbwe Route starts at the south west of Mount Kilimanjaro. This route is rarely used by majority of trekkers. The reason for this is that it is a difficult route to use. It is also short. These factors mean that this route does not offer trekkers an opportunity to adjust to the altitude and appropriately acclimatize. It has a very low summit success rates. Genius Expedition Safaris offers a 7 day itinerary on this route. The route is recommended for the very physically fit, those confident in their abilities and those well acclimatized to take on this steep route. The descent is through Mweka Route. This route is also ideal for the hikers who want a challenging climb. It is a secluded route and may appeal to the climbers who prefer seclusion and quiet. The route however becomes very busy after joining Machame, Lemosho and Shira routes at the Barranco Camp.

Umbwe Route 6 days Itinerary

Day 1: Umbwe Gate (1600m) – Umbwe Caves Camp (2850m)
Walking time: 5-7 hours

Walking distance: 10 km

Altitude gain: 1250m

Day 2: Umbwe Camp (2850m) – Barranco Camp (3900m)

Walking time: 4-5 hours
Walking distance: 6 km
Altitude gain: 1050m

Day 3: Barranco Camp (3900m) – Karanga Camp (3995m)
Elevation: 13,044 ft to 13,106 ft
Distance: 5 km
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

Day 4: Karanga Camp (3995m) – Barafu Camp (4673m)
Elevation: 13,106 ft to 15,331 ft
Distance: 4 km
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours

Day 5: Barafu Camp (4673m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m)
Distance: 5 km
Hiking Time: 7-8 hours

Day 6: Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Millennium Camp (3820m) or Mweka Camp (3100m)
Walking time: 4-6 hours

Walking distance: 12 hours

Altitude loss: 2075m to Millennium Camp and 2795m to Mweka Camp

 

Day 7: Millennium Camp (3820m) – Mweka Gate (1640m)

Walking time: 4-5 hours

Walking distance:  20 km

Altitude loss: 2180mm

The Northern Circuit Route

Genius Expedition Safaris offers tailor-made 10 days itinerary on The Northern Circuit Route. The 10 days itinerary omits a night at Shira 1 Camp. The Norther Circuit Route is the newest route on Kilimanjaro. It is the only route that follows the northern side of the mountain. It traverses nearly the entire mountain and offers trekkers unique views rarely seen by trekkers on the other Kilimanjaro routes. It is a long route both in time and distance. This may seem like a disadvantage but it is not. The route offers the best acclimatization option to trekkers thereby making it the best route in terms of high summit success rates. The route is best suited for backpackers who want to do something different or trekkers who want to get away from the crowded routes.

The Northern Circuit Route begins on the west of the mountain on the same trail with Lemosho Route. It follows Lemosho Route Trail all the way up to Lava Tower. The route deviates from Lemosho Route at this point and heads north-west towards Moir Hut. The route circles the mountain clockwise until it intersects with the Rongai Route variant at the Third Cave. The summit is from School Hut with the descent through Mweka Route.

The Northern Circuit 10 days Itinerary

Day 1: Londorossi Gate (2250m) – Mti Mkubwa (2650m)
Walking time: 3-4 hours

Walking distance: 6 km

Altitude gain: 390m

 

Day 2: Mti Mkubwa (2650m) – Shira 2 Camp (3850)
Walking time: 8.5 hours

Distance: 17 km
Altitude gain: 1200m

Day 3: Shira 2 Camp (3850m) – Lava Tower (4600m)
Walking time: 3-4 hours
Walking distance: 7 km
Altitude gain: 750m

Day 4: Lava Tower (4600m) – Moir Hut (4200m)
Walking time:  2-4 hours
Walking distance: 7 km
Altitude gain: 400m

Day 5: Moir Hut (4200m) – Buffalo Camp (4020m)
Walking time: 5-7 hours
Walking distance: 12 km
Altitude loss: 180m

Day 6: Buffalo Camp (4020m) – Third Cave (3870m)
Walking time: 5-7 hours
Walking distance: 8 km
Altitude loss: 150m

Day 7: Third Cave (3870m) – School Hut (4800m)
Walking time: 4-6 hours
Walking distance: 6 km
Altitude gain: 930m

Day 8: School Hut (4800m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m)
Walking time: 6-8 hours

Walking distance: 6 km
Altitude gain: 1095m

Day 9: Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka Camp (3100m)
Walking time:11-15 hours
Walking distance: 19   km
Altitude loss: 2795m

Day 10: Mweka Camp (3100m) – Mweka Gate (1640m)
Walking time: 3-4 hours
Walking distance: 10 km
Altitude loss:1460m

The Western Breach Route

The Western Breach Route can be accessed through Machame, Shira, Lemosho and Umbwe routes. Climbers on the Western Breach follow the above trails up to Lava Tower. They spend the night at Lava Tower Camp. Instead of taking the southern or the northern circuits, this route cuts directly up towards Arrow’s Glacier and proceeds to Western Breach. Hikers spent the night at Arrow’s Glacier (4900m) and Crater camps (5750m). The hike from Lava Tower is a slow one due to the steepness and to allow for acclimatization. The route is shorter one to Uhuru Peak than the trails passing through Stella Point and Gilman’s Point.

Although this route is very steep, it is not a technical one. There is however some scrambling over rocks and sometimes ice axe may be required when there has been snow fall. Climbers may require mountain climbing experience to trek on this route. The path is not well-beaten or defined. Due to snow fall at times, professionalism of the guides is required in guiding hikers through this route. The itinerary and number of days for the hike on the Western Breach Route is similar to either Lemosho, Machame, Shira or Umbwe routes until Lava Tower. The descent is through Mweka Gate.

Genius Expedition Safaris offers tailor-made itineraries on the Western Breach Route through any of the routes mentioned above. When using Lemosho Route, the itinerary on the Western Breach Route would be a 9 day one. The itinerary would remain the same as that of Lemosho 8 days itinerary from Londorossi Gate all the up to Lava Tower. On day 5, hikers would deviate from the Lemosho Route itinerary to climb straight up from Lava Tower to Arrow Glacier Camp. The itinerary from Lava Tower would look like this:

Day 5: Lava Tower (4600m) – Arrow Glacier Camp (4900m)

Walking time: 1.2 hours

Walking distance:1 km

Altitude gain: 300m

 

Day 6: Arrow Glacier Camp (4900m) – Crater Camp (5750m)

Walking time: 6-8 hours

Walking distance: 3 km

Altitude gain:850m

 

Day 7: Crater Camp (5750m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m)

Walking time: 2 hours

Walking distance: 5 km

Altitude gain: 145m

 

Day 8: Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka Camp (3100m)

Walking time: 11-15 hours

Walking distance: 19 km

Altitude loss: 2795m

 

Day 9: Mweka Camp (3100m) – Mweka Gate (1640m)

Walking time: 3-4 hours

Walking distance: 10 km

Altitude loss: 1460m

 

The Western Breach Route Advantages:

  • Shortest routes to the summit
  • Offers opportunities to enter the crater and spent a night at the crater
  • Offers opportunities to access the Ash Pit, to explore Furtwangler Glacier, to see Ernst Reusch Crater and Northern and Eastern ice fields
  • Not crowded

 

Disadvantages:

  • Very steep
  • Offers no time for acclimatization
  • There are risks of rock fall
  • At 5500m – 5600m hikers reach a point of no return which is dangerous in case there is need for evacuation because the only way out of the danger zone is up.