Mount Kilimanjaro

Africa

Mount Kilimanjaro Treks

The Highest Mountain in Africa

Mount Kilimanjaro is rich in diverse fauna and flora, standing at 5,895 metres making it the highest mountain in Africa and the world’s highest freestanding mountain.

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Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro is mostly a matter of fitness and determination mixed in with how well your body adjusts to the high altitude. Our staff are well trained in recognizing signs of altitude sickness which is the biggest obstacle to a successful summit.

Your health will be expertly monitored along the way. By listening to your guides and heeding their advice, you will have the greatest opportunity for a successful and healthy climb.

ETHICAL CLIMB ASSOCIATED WITH:

KILIMANJARO PORTERS ASSISTANCE PROJECT

Important Facts About Mount Kilimanjaro

When you are preparing yourself for a Mount Kilimanjaro experience there are various factors that you have to consider including the following Facts

1. How Long does it take to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro?

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to the summit is a 5 to 9 day trek experience. The higher the number of trekking days 7-9, the higher the summit success rate, and the lower the number of trekking days, the lower the summit success rate. There is no technical climbing involved in climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. You simply walk to the peak. How long it takes to reach the summit depends mostly on how well you can acclimatize to the lack of sufficient oxygen at high altitudes.

2. How Much Does it Cost to Climb Kilimanjaro?

Kilimanjaro climbing costs vary from cheap, standard, to luxury trekking. Some standard fixed costs do apply for all the climbing categories, such as the Kilimanjaro National Park Fees.

Most operators providing cheap Kilimanjaro climbing safaris cut costs by providing low wages to the crew members, or they don’t provide proper climbing equipment for the crew members. Some don’t provide enough and proper food for the crew members. This is why Nyange Adventures provides only standard and luxury trekking experiences.

MOUNT KILIMANJARO TREKKING ROUTES

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Routes

Seven main Mount Kilimanjaro routes lead to the summit, Uhuru Peak, one of which begins on the mountain’s northern side and the others on the southern side.

“Which is the best route to climb Kilimanjaro?” is a question we get asked the most. And the answer is dependent on your aspirations. Our choices are listed below:

The best route to climb Kilimanjaro with the highest success rate.

The Lemosho and Machame routes over 7 or 8 days are the best routes to climb Kilimanjaro if you want the best chance of summiting – excellent acclimatization and an easier summit night make these clear winners. And, because reaching the summit is the most important goal for most of our climbers, we declare this the best route to climb Kilimanjaro.

The most picturesque way to Mount Kilimanjaro

The Lemosho route, approaching from the west, has the best views, with breathtaking landscapes in all directions.

The most challenging route to summit Kilimanjaro

If you are looking for an adventure and a unique wilderness experience the crater camp option is the best route to climb Kilimanjaro for you- less than 1 % of climbers get to do this and all our climbers who do it rave about it.

Kilimanjaro's quietest ascent route

If choosing to stay away from traffic is a top priority for you, the Rongai route is the best choice for your Kilimanjaro trek. However, be aware that the success rate would be lower.

Best Time to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

The months of January through early March, as well as June through October, are ideal for climbing Kilimanjaro. These months provide favourable hiking conditions because of the clear skies, great views, and sunshine, however, the weather has the potential to change dramatically and suddenly.

While Mt. Kilimanjaro can be climbed at any time of year,  the months of April and November are more challenging because they are the wettest. But this also means fewer people on the mountain, which can be more enjoyable. The north side of the mountain receives less precipitation, making Rongai and Northern Circuit Routes worth considering more heavily.

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Country

Tanzania

Visa Requirements

Most countries need a visa.

Languages spoken

Swahili & English

Currency used

Tanzanian Shillings

Area (km2)

945,087 km2
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