Climbing Kilimanjaro




At 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain in the world; it is one of the Seven Summits. The snow-capped peak of Africa is a dormant volcano and can be found inside the Kilimanjaro National Park of Tanzania.



Who Can Climb Kilimanjaro? Anyone from children over the age of 10 to older generations in their 60s and 70s! All you need is determination and the will to get to the summit. The real challenge with climbing Kilimanjaro is the altitude and the rate of ascent. Don’t worry we will be with you every step of the way! Our guides are highly skilled professionals and are a key component to your success.



Kilimanjaro climb guide company: We are a premier Kilimanjaro trekking company with decades of combined experience on the mountain, we specialize in climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. We run our own trekking operations, staffed with expert mountain guides, and do not act as a booking agent for other companies. We will give you comprehensive advice on packing, fitness, expected weather and trail conditions, and be by your side every step of the way – all the way to the Summit of Kilimanjaro! We will also bring you to the airport after the adventure of a lifetime.









1 Discover Mount Kilimanjaro


Climbing Kilimanjaro is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, yes you too can climb! Embrace the challenge and exhilaration of a high-altitude adventure, and journey to the summit of African continent’s highest peak!



2 Ask Our Kilimanjaro Experts




From the moment you make contact with us, you can be sure you’re speaking to someone who has actual expertise on Mt. Kilimanjaro, not a sales clerk.




3 Relax & Let Us Do The Rest


Start planning your Mt. Kilimanjaro hike by speaking to our team now. We will take care of everything--from meeting you at the airport to your pre- and post-climb arrangements!






 

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WHY CLIMB KILIMANJARO WITH US?

Best Guides on Kilimanjaro

THE BEST GUIDES

  • Professional, experienced, licensed Mountain guides
  • Highest guide to climber ratio of 1:2
  • Honest, hardworking, team-oriented support staff
  • High summit success rates and client satisfaction

Kilimanjaro QUALITY EQUIPMENT

QUALITY EQUIPMENT

  • Warm, waterproof, four-season mountain tents
  • Hot, fresh, delicious meals and clean drinking water
  • Roomy, heavy duty dining tents with table and chairs
  • Private, sanitary toilet tents

SAFETY ON KILIMANJARO

FOCUSED ON SAFETY

  • Certified Wilderness First Responders
  • Daily pulse and oxygen saturation monitoring
  • Emergency oxygen and medical kits
  • High summit success rates and client satisfaction

RESPONSIBLE TREKKING

RESPONSIBLE TREKKING

  • Environmentally and socially responsible
  • Support local entrepreneurs
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters

Climbing Kilimanjaro Tours - Top Recommendations

Our Kilimanjaro tours packages provide ample time to rest and acclimate prior to the Kilimanjaro climb. From years of experience, we have found that this strategy works best and has increased our clients' summit success rate dramatically. Climbing Kilimanjaro is a demanding, challenging feat. Nearly a third of all climbers fail to reach the summit. Why? To succeed on the mountain, it is imperative that climbers are guided by an experienced outfitter, with proven competence, reliability and safety.

Your guide service is the single most important factor in determining the success of your climb. We will be with you every step of the way on this once in a lifetime experience! We are excited to plan what you have envisioned for this vacation. Our Kilimanjaro website hopes to provide climbers with a comprehensive guide that contains valuable information to increase one’s chance of a successful summit

Join the thousands of climbers who have stood on the Mount Kilimanjaro Summit Guided by Our Trek Expert Team


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machame route Kilimanjaro climbing

7 days Machame route climb

  • Overall Route Length – 37 miles (62 kilometers) round trip
  • Route Elevation Gain – 13,961 feet (4,255 meters) from starting gate to summit
  • Recommended Trip Length – 7 days

Very Scenic Route and has acclimatization advantage of hike high sleep low

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7-day Lemosho route Kilimanjaro

7 days Lemosho route climb

  • Overall Route Length – 53 miles (88 kilometers) round trip
  • Route Elevation Gain – 11,599 feet (3,535 meters) from starting gate to summit
  • Recommended Trip Length – 7 / 8 days

Arguably the most beautiful route to ascend Kilimanjaro

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Marangu route Kilimanjaro

Marangu Route 6 days

  • Overall Route Length – 50 miles (82 kilometers) round trip
  • Route Elevation Gain – 13,295 feet (4,052 meters) from starting gate to summit
  • Recommended Trekking Length – 6 days

The only route on Mount Kilimanjaro that has hut accommodation.

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lemosho route Kilimanjaro climb

Lemosho Route 8 days trek

  • Overall Route Length – 53 miles (88 kilometers) round trip
  • Route Elevation Gain – 11,599 feet (3,535 meters) from starting gate to summit
  • Recommended Trip Length – 8 days

The Lemosho Route is often considered the most beautiful of all the Kilimanjaro hiking trails

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rongai route 7 days

Rongai Route 7 days Trek

  • Overall Route Length – 50 miles (81 kilometers) round trip
  • Route Elevation Gain – 12,943 feet (3,945 meters) from starting gate to summit
  • Recommended Trip Length – 7 days

The Rongai route offers the best chance to experience the wildlife surrounding Mt. Kilimanjaro

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northern circuit route Kilimanjaro

Northern Circuit Route

  • Overall Route Length – 53 miles (88 kilometers) round trip
  • Route Elevation Gain – 11,599 feet (3,535 meters) from starting gate to summit
  • Recommended Trip Length – 9 days

Northern Circuit Route is a relatively new route and is undoubtedly the most remote and quite option

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OUR KILIMANJARO GUIDES & SAFETY

OUR GUIDES ARE HIGHLY EXPERIENCED, MEDICALLY TRAINED, AND COMMITTED TO YOUR SAFETY.

Each of our guides climbs Mount Kilimanjaro more than 40 times per year, with countless happy clients praising their knowledge, professionalism and leadership skills.

  • Our guides Licensed by the National Park and are certified Wilderness First Responders (WFR)
  • Our guides conduct health checks twice daily using pulse oximeters to measure pulse and oxygen saturation
  • We carry emergency oxygen, a portable stretcher and a medical kit on all our Mt Kilimanjaro climbs
  • We provide AMREF Flying Doctors helicopter evacuation for severely injured or ill climbers
  • We have established protocols for handling emergencies on the mountain, including rescue and evacuation
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WHAT PREVIOUS CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US

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KILIMANJARO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Climbing Kilimanjaro is a major undertaking and if it seems too cheap, then you can be sure compromises are being made in terms of your safety, comfort, equipment and staff salaries. Conversely, overseas travel agents often inflate their prices. We believe in putting your safety and comfort as our top priority, and proper ethical treatment of our staff. Read more about the real cost of climbing Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro has hundreds of tour operators. It’s very stressful knowing which operator to choose and who to trust with your life. You want to be sure that the tour operator staffs are certified Wilderness First Responders (WFR), who practice high safety standards and treats porters well. Guides that receive annual training in emergency first aid and can prevent, recognize and treat altitude-related illnesses. Safety is our number one priority. Read more about us

Mountain weather can be unpredictable, and the best time to climb Kilimanjaro is during the dry seasons: December to early March and June to October. We don’t climb during the height of the rainy season, for safety reasons. Read more about the best time to climb Kilimanjaro.

Our shortest climb is 6 days (Marangu route) and our longest is 9 days (Northern Circuits). The longer the route, the better for acclimatization. All of our routes build in acclimatization days, as the main reason climbers fail to reach the summit is due to insufficient adaptation to the altitude. For more information see factors affecting how long it takes to climb Kilimanjaro

 Meals are included as mentioned in the itinerary. For breakfast there will be a choice of fruit, scrambled eggs, porridge, toast, jam, hot chocolate, coffee or tea. Lunch will be provided in form of a lunch box containing sandwiches, boiled eggs, chicken etc. For dinner you will enjoy soup and bread followed by meat or poultry along with starch (i.e. chips, mashed potatoes, pasta or rice) as well as vegetables. While breakfast and dinner are served in a mess tent equipped with a table and chairs, lunch is enjoyed en-route. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements or food allergies and we will do our out most to cater for them (only possible with advanced notification). Food on Kilimanjaro

Climbing Kilimanjaro will  take care of all the camping gear, food, and cooking equipment. You’ll bring your own clothing and essentials, up to 15kg. Your main duffel bag will be carried by our team and you’ll carry a daypack with what you need for the day’s hike. We take you through everything you need to bring (and what you can leave at home) on our Packing for Kilimanjaro page (along with a handy printable checklist).

Currently there are no immunization shots required in order to gain entry to the East African countries of Tanzania, Kenya or Uganda unless prior to your arrival you travel through countries that are infected with yellow fever, cholera or other diseases. However for accurate and the most up-to-date information, please visit the embassy web site for the countries you plan to visit.

For the camp staff, the day begins well before sun-up. Our team prepares hot water for your washbasin, tea, and other hot beverages and breakfast. Your day will start bright and early, with a friendly wake-up call as the sun peeks over the horizon. A team member will bring you a basin of warm water to wash your face and brush your teeth, and a hot beverage, to warm you up before breakfast.

When you arrive at the base Camp, you’ll need to get as much rest as possible. Prepare your day pack as soon as you arrive, as you’ll be woken at around 11 pm to start your Kilimanjaro summit attempt.

 

Mount Kilimanjaro Quick Facts

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Height/Elevation 19,340 ft (5,895 m)
Prominence 19,303 ft. (5,885 m) Ranked 4th
Location: Tanzania, near Kenyan border in East Africa
Type Stratovolcano
First ascent 1889 by Hans Meyer, Ludwig Purtscheller, Yohanas Kinyala Lauwo
Nearby Cities: Moshi, Arusha
Nearby Airport: Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
Geographic coordinates 03°04′33″S 37°21′12″E / -3.07583, 37.35333


     
   

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