Mawenzi Ridge Elevation/ Altitude: 4500 meters

Mawenzi Ridge is a small elevation on Mount Kilimanjaro that is usually used as an acclimatization hike on the mountain to help with minimizing altitude sickness issues. Mawenzi Ridge is a unique cluster of towering spires that offers spectacular views on the mountain, with beautiful sceneries and landscapes.

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Mawenzi Ridge Location

Mawenzi Ridge is located about 4500 meters above sea level on Mount Kilimanjaro overlooking the Mawenzi Tarn Camp.

Mawenzi Ridge and Acclimatization

The Mawenzi Ridge plays a very integral part in Mount Kilimanjaro. It is an important place on the Mountain that is used on the extra acclimatization day on a few Mount Kilimanjaro routes and itineraries.

The Ridge is usually used for acclimatization, to be specific this place is usually an acclimatization point for the 7 Days Rongai Route itinerary, usually the fourth day and the popular 6 Days Marangu Route itinerary, usually on the third day.

The beautiful landscape of the Mawenzi Ridge also rewards climbers with amazing views of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks, two of the three peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro.

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