CLIMBING KILIMNJARO

Climbing Kilimanjaro is the experience of a lifetime. It’s certainly not hard to see why this trek tops bucket lists around the world. The mighty Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa at a staggering 5,895 metres (19,341”), and the world’s highest free-standing mountain. Though many of the mountain’s routes are not for the faint-hearted, with an experienced guide at your side, you certainly don’t need to be an experienced climber to reach its summit.

7 DAYS MACHAME ROUTE MOUNT KILIMANJARO TREKKING

  • Park fees
  • Pickup and transfer airport

7 DAYS MACHAME ROUTE MOUNT KILIMANJARO TREKKING

  • Park fees
  • Pickup and transfer airport

7 DAYS MACHAME ROUTE MOUNT KILIMANJARO TREKKING

  • Park fees
  • Pickup and transfer airport
Kilimanjaro national park is a popular destination for travellers who are up for a challenge. Here we delve into everything you need to know about your Mount Kilimanjaro trek, from our best recommended Kilimanjaro itineraries to how to the practicalities of preparing for the adventure of the lifetime.

KILIMANJARO ITINERARIES

Once you’ve made the decision to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the next step is to choose the best route for you. There are a total of seven main Mount Kilimanjaro routes which lead to the summit. One route begins on the Northern side of the mountain and the remaining six begin on the Southern side. Asili Explorer Tanzania Safari offers climbing Kilimanjaro itineraries for all the different Kilimanjaro Routes. The main question is which route should you choose?

KILIMANJARO CLIMBLING ROUTES: OVERVIEW

BEST TIME TO CLIMB KILIMANJARO

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a year-round experience. At Tanzania Specialist, we provide expert advice on the best time for you to plan your Kilimanjaro trip based on your individual requirements.

The two main climbing seasons are the dry months from December to March and from June to October. The warmest months are from December to March. During these months the skies are clearer and there is less chance of snow on the trail. February is the best month since the temperature is high and the chances of rainfall are low. From June to October, the temperatures on the mountain are noticeably colder and the trails are busier.

During the rainy season, it can be wet, slippery and the visibility may be limited. Most climbers avoid these seasons, although some experienced climbers and adventurous travellers prefer to climb at this time. There are certainly some pros: a lack of crowds being a big draw!

HOW TO PREPARE FOR CLIMBING KILIMANJARO

Even though there is a route for every level on Mount Kilimanjaro, it’s important to be able to cope with around 6-7 hours of walking every single day. This can be gruelling, so preparation is always a fantastic idea. During an average climbing day, you will walk 6-7 hours per day. In the months leading up to your trip, head out on long hikes every few weeks, gradually building up your stamina to endure a full weekend hike.

Other exercises that can help with preparing for your trek include yoga and breathing classes. Stretching out your body and mind makes your muscles stronger and less likely to let you down when you need them most!