Essential Information About Climbing Kilimanjaro

The highest freestanding mountain in the world, Kilimanjaro rises 5,895 meters or 19,336 feet above sea level in Kilimanjaro National Park on the border of Tanzania and Kenya.

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is an unforgettable experience and anyone who is physically fit can climb this snow-capped mountain using one of the many routes available. Due to the high success rate and beauty of the Machame route, all climbers make it a full 7 day trek. Your transition to Uhuru Peak will be smooth and enjoyable.

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Kilimanjaro Peak remains popular with first-time climbers due to its non-technical hiking trail. The trails are clearly marked and well maintained, and although the hike can be quite steep in some areas, the pace is always slow and you'll have plenty of opportunities to relax and admire the stunning and ever-changing ecological zone.

The team of mountain guides, cooks and porters will make sure your hike is as comfortable as possible, and since they take all your luggage, tents, cooking facilities and gear, you just need to focus on putting one foot forward, drinking plenty and eating. fresh. ready-to-eat meals whenever possible.

Due to its proximity to the equator, there are no extreme weather fluctuations in Tanzania, but rather rainy and dry seasons. Therefore, it is possible to climb Kilimanjaro at any time of the year.

Long rains usually occur from February to May, short rains in November and December. Climbing is also possible with equipment which is very wet during these months and due to the "low season", the mountain is not very crowded.

Whichever month you choose, you can expect a combination of warm, tropical daytime temperatures and freezing cold nights , so dressing appropriately is key to a comfortable hike.