Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing

Mount Kilimanjaro, situated in Tanzania, East Africa, stands as the highest peak on the African continent, reaching an impressive elevation of 19,341 feet (5,895 meters). Renowned as the largest free-standing mountain globally, it holds a distinguished place as one of the seven summits.

The snow-capped summit of Kilimanjaro looms over the surrounding Savannah, forming an integral part of the Kilimanjaro National Park, which boasts a diverse range of distinctive flora and fauna. Despite being a dormant volcano, Mount Kilimanjaro remains a profound source of inspiration for climbers and outdoor enthusiasts worldwide.

For those aspiring to conquer Kilimanjaro, age is not a barrier, individuals ranging from children aged 10 to older generations in their 60s and 70s have successfully undertaken the challenge. The key requisites are determination and the desire to reach the summit. Climbing Kilimanjaro poses a unique challenge due to its altitude and ascent rate, but rest assured, our highly skilled professional guides will accompany you every step of the way, ensuring your success.

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Kilimanjaro Climbing Packages

The Lemosho route starts off from the west, beginning with a long drive from Moshi to Londorossi Gate. This may be the most beautiful route to take, with breathtaking views on all sides of the mountain and if you wanted a more private experience with fewer climbers. We recommend minimum of 7 days but 8 days is preferable for better acclimatization and summit success.

Known as the “Whiskey route”, Truly Machame route is the most popular route and has a very high success rate of making it to the top. It offers beautiful and natural features of landscape. It starts with a nice day of walking through the rainforest and has a nice steady altitude increase each day. The Machame route is normally completed in a maximum of 7 days/ 6 nights on the mountain.

Known as the “Whiskey route”, Truly Machame route is the most popular route and has a very high success rate of making it to the top. It offers beautiful and natural features of landscape. It starts with a nice day of walking through the rainforest and has a nice steady altitude increase each day. The Machame route is normally completed in a maximum of 7 days/ 6 nights on the mountain.

This route is perfect for those looking for an alternative to the Marangu route due to provides more shelter from the weather and high winds. Rongai route is best option during the rainy season due to its location, which receive little rain but it does usually have far lower traffic than the other routes. This route can be climbed for 6 days, although 7 days is recommended for better acclimatization.

This route is perfect for those looking for an alternative to the Marangu route due to provides more shelter from the weather and high winds. Rongai route is best option during the rainy season due to its location, which receive little rain but it does usually have far lower traffic than the other routes. This route can be climbed for 6 days, although 7 days is recommended for better acclimatization.

MARANGU ROUTE this is the most popular route known as the ‘coca-cola route’, Due to their uniqueness is the oldest and one of the most preferable routes. Many agree that, this is the easiest and shortest route to Kilimanjaro summit point, given its gradual slope. Although is the easiest route because no technical skills are required for this five-day trek. It is not as scenic as other routes. However, some prefer this route because it is the only route on the mountain that has huts provided for hikers.

MARANGU ROUTE this is the most popular route known as the ‘coca-cola route’, Due to their uniqueness is the oldest and one of the most preferable routes. Many agree that, this is the easiest and shortest route to Kilimanjaro summit point, given its gradual slope. Although is the easiest route because no technical skills are required for this five-day trek. It is not as scenic as other routes. However, some prefer this route because it is the only route on the mountain that has huts provided for hikers.

Umbwe route is a short, steep and direct route which based in the south and is said to be the most scenic and difficult one offered on Kilimanjaro. Main reason that Umbwe route considered to be very hard is its steepness in the first two days with extremely muddy. Although the traffic on this route is low, the chances of success are also low. This route only recommended for experienced and well-trained climbers. Its short time of acclimatization within a 6 days/ 5 nights tour.

The newest addition and most exciting route to the Kilimanjaro climbing. This is the longest route in terms of time and distance travelled while this route offers the highest level of successful summits and an amazingly beautiful journey.  Even though it is the most expensive climb option, with a very high success rate. 

BEST TIME TO CLIMB KILIMANJARO

The Best time to climb Kilimanjaro is during the dry months, specifically from December to mid-March and mid-June to the end of October. These periods offer the best weather conditions with clear skies, stunning views, minimal rainfall, and ample sunshine.

It’s important to note that weather can change unexpectedly, regardless of the season. While Kilimanjaro can be climbed year-round, certain months are more favorable than others. We advise against climbing in April and November, as these months are part of the main rainy seasons, which can make the trails hazardous.

What is the best time to climb Kilimanjaro? A month-by-month overview:

Kilimanjaro is accessible year-round, unlike the Himalayas, but preparation is key. We typically don’t schedule climbs during April/May and November.

January to early March offers ideal trekking conditions, characterized by mostly dry, clear days and excellent visibility. There may be occasional showers and a chance of snow above 14,000 feet, creating stunning photo opportunities.

This period is considered the “high season,” yet it’s often less crowded than the peak climbing months from June to September, striking a good balance between manageable crowds and favorable weather.

Recommended for: Hikers seeking less crowded trails with dry conditions, and the chance to experience snow on the summit adds to the adventure.

Best Time to climb Kilimanjaro

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