Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing

Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing

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CLIMBING MOUNT KILIMANJARO OVERVIEW

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Each year, around 25,000 people travel to Tanzania in the hope of Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. It is on top of many adventure seekers’ bucket-list. You might want to think twice before taking on the challenge, so here are some aspects to consider before deciding whether Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is an adventure you ought to pursue:

Climb the highest free-standing mountain in the world, succeeding a less-traveled route with high success rate.

Stare at the stars from closer than ever through camping on the crater floor on night time.

Explore rain forests, heather moors, lava formations, and glaciers by climbing through five distinct temperate zones.

Ensure to learn about unique flora and fauna of the mountain with local guides.

WHY CLIMB MOUNT KILIMANJARO?

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All Inclusive Kilimanjaro Trips

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro facts are important information for planning of Kilimanjaro trekking expeditions in Tanzania. Kilimanjaro climbing guides, climbing mount Kilimanjaro routes, climbing Kilimanjaro training, mountain climbing acclimatization, climbing Kilimanjaro gears and best season to climb Kilimanjaro are detailed facts that need to be planned for comfort and success hiking Kilimanjaro trips.

Kilimanjaro Climbing Guides are well trained guides and are certified by Kilimanjaro National park Authority. Official Kilimanjaro Routes are Machame, Rongai, Shira, Lemosho, and Umbwe and are comfort for success hiking Kilimanjaro summiting.

The best months to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro are June, July, August, September, which offer the clearest and warmest conditions. October, December, January, and February are also good climbing months, with cooler weather. There is a short rainy season in November with afternoon rains. March to May is the long rainy season.

Your climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro will take you through 5 distinct climatic zones, offering unique vegetation and wildlife and scenery.

Groups Tours With Kili Guide

Explore new and exciting adventures in Mount Kilimanjaro by taking part in our Kilimanjaro group tours. Go sightseeing at your own pace surrounded by travellers like you. Provided by top tour operators & travel companies, our group tours in Mount Kilimanjaro will offer the perfect balance between spending time on your own and group activities.

Mount Meru:
  • Custom itinerary or specific trip additions.
  • Needing special attention or a longer schedule to allow more time to acclimatize.
  • A group wanting to climb with a specific guide or local guide.
  • Different lodging, safari locations, or visits with local families or tribes.
  • You and your group can pick the desired start date.

All our Kilimanjaro Group Trips use the best local support teams for campsite logistics, to cook, to guide you, and to carry your main luggage - leaving you to focus on climbing Kilimanjaro! We have many Kilimanjaro Group departures each year, and welcome individuals, couples, groups of friends, and families to join us.

Plan A Bespoke Kilimanjaro Climb

Whether you're a Company, Charity, School, University, Sports Club or a bunch of friends up for an adventure - we'll get all the details just right for your Kilimanjaro climb.

Our Bespoke Kilimanjaro Climb Service...
  • All Inclusive Kilimanjaro Packages
  • A Choice Of Kilimanjaro Routes
  • Kilimanjaro Price Match Promise
  • Kilimanjaro For Charity Advice
  • Kilimanjaro Training Weekends
  • Kilimanjaro Kit Rental Service

We've been working with top companies for over a decade, and have the experience and expertise to ensure your event is a success. For team-building, motivation, and reward- there are few better models than a Kilimanjaro climb, and when we've tailored it for your needs - it's an unbeatable package!

95% Kilimanjaro Summit Success

For many, climbing Kilimanjaro is the experience of a lifetime. It’s also a fairly big investment and you therefore need to understand your chances of actually reaching the summit and which routes give you the best chance at doing that.

  • Lemosho Route 8 Day Itinerary: Stella Point (98%). Uhuru Peak (96%)
  • Lemosho Route 9 Day Itinerary: Stella Point (98%). Uhuru Peak (97%)
  • Lemosho Route 7 Day Itinerary: Stella Point (94%). Uhuru Peak (92%)
  • Rongai Route 7 Day Itinerary: Gilman’s Point (97%). Uhuru Peak (95%)
  • Machame Route 7 Day Itinerary: Stella Point (97%). Uhuru Peak (94%)
  • Rongai Route 6 Day Itinerary: Gilman’s Point (98%). Uhuru Peak (96%)
  • Machame Route 6 Day Itinerary: Stella Point (96%). Uhuru Peak (94%)
  • Marangu Route 6 Day Itinerary: Gilman’s Point (92%). Uhuru Peak (90%)
  • Marangu Route 5 Day Itinerary: Gilman’s Point (49%). Uhuru Peak (47%)
  • Umbwe Route 6 Day Itinerary: Stella Point (48%). Uhuru Peak (46%)

Whether it is your first time to climb Kilimanjaro or whether you have climbed many other mountains, we have the best climbing route for you. We encourage you to select the route that best suits you- and make the most of your comfort and increase the chance of success to the top.

36 Group Trips Per Year

Finding the best Kilimanjaro Group Tour means finding the best group and getting the best offer from the best tour operator. If you already have a group of climbers, then skip to the section on Get The Best Kilimanjaro Climbing Offer For Your Group. If you don’t have a group yet, you have two choices: Form Your Own Group or Join An Existing Group.

Our groups are restricted to just 10 climbers. We don't have faith in making vast trekking parties as it reduces the experience. Keeping the gathering little makes a private setting on the mountain, yet more significantly guarantees legitimate consideration for every single climber. Group trips are ensured to leave, paying little mind to the quantity of climbers. Your trek will never be dropped, and you will never be approached to pay progressively, regardless of whether you are the main individual set up for the climb.

We have been arranging 36 successful Group Trips per year and make Kilimanjaro Summit for the Travellers much easier.

5 Key Kilimanjaro Routes

There are five official routes used to trek to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. While each route arrives at Uhuru peak, they are significantly different. It is important to consider the route's scenery, difficulty, traffic, acclimatization characteristics and overall summit rate in order to select the route that is best for you.

  • MACHAME ROUTE - popular and comes in from the South through the rain forest.
  • MARANGU ROUTE - known as the Kilimanjaro 'Coca Cola Route'as many were on cheap 5 day 'dashes' with poor success rates.
  • LEMOSHO ROUTE - Popular - and is one of the 'classic' Kilimanjaro routes with stunning scenery - often done over 7 days.
  • RONGAI ROUTE - Quieter with more wildlife and shorter trekking distances on the first few days of the Kilimanjaro climb. Normally done over 6 or 7 days.
  • UMBWE ROUTE - starts in the South and is the short & steep way up to Kilimanjaro's Barranco Camp - where it joins up with the Lemosho / Machame Routes.

We've selected the best for our Kilimanjaro itineraries with built-in acclimatization features and excellent summit success rates. All are fully supported climbs with the best local Kilimanjaro teams and high quality private camping facilities.

1000+ Successful Trekking Reviews

There are lots of companies selling Mount Kilimanjaro trips - and like many travel services - there's the good, the OK, and the ones best avoided! Climbing Kilimanjaro is a full-on adventure to almost 6,000 meters - so make sure you choose a quality Kilimanjaro operator - and for the right reasons.

We offer a range of Kilimanjaro itineraries to suit all requirements, and believe that our trips offer the best overall Kilimanjaro experience - and the best value in the market.

Ascending Kilimanjaro with us will greatly improve your chances of success. We have been guiding Kilimanjaro climbs for over 13 years with a true summit success rate of more than 95%, while touting one of the highest success and safety records in the industry and collected more than 1000 Successful Trekking reviews.

100% Secure Journey

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a life goal for many people. Nearly 40,000 climbers set out to conquer her each year, making Mt. Kilimanjaro one of the most climbed high altitude mountains in the World.

The safety and security of our travellers is above everything at Ascend Tanzania and for this reason the company, its representatives and partners reserve the right to cancel, reroute or amend any of our itineraries at any point, before or during the trip. Our decisions to do so are based on inputs from Government advisories, our on-ground partners and other sources we consider reliable. Many governments offer travel advisements for their nationals to various countries and we recommend that you check your governments’advice before leaving for a trip.

Kilimanjaro provides a perfect challenge from an older climber’s point of view. The trek will provide you with the challenge of conquering one of the seven summits with secure journey!

Book With Or Without Flights

Airlines flying to Kilimanjaro are listed here. You can view route information for airlines that fly to Kilimanjaro, compare the prices of both low cost and traditional airlines which fly to Kilimanjaro and book your flights.

Ascend Tanzania allows you to find the cheapest flights to Kilimanjaro (from hundreds of airlines including Turkish Airlines, Emirates, KLM) without having to enter specific dates or even destinations, making it the best place to find cheap flights for your trip.

To book a cheap flight to Kilimanjaro, choose from the list of flights to Kilimanjaro.

Kilimanjaro Training & Kits

Training to climb Kilimanjaro is as much about your physical endurance as it is about your mental stamina.

  • Aerobic Training
  • Strength Training
  • Practice Hiking
  • Mental Stamina

We truly believe most people – regardless of age or physical condition – can climb Kilimanjaro (within reason, of course!). Once you have your cardiovascular system up and running then all you need is a positive attitude and a willingness to push yourself.

Here are a few things always needs to take on climbs and recommend for a high-altitude trek like Kilimanjaro.

  • Buff
  • Gloves and scarf
  • Walking sticks
  • Sunscreen
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Hats
  • Whistle
  • Trek towel
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Head torch
  • Waterproof dry sack
  • Eye mask

Great Value Kilimanjaro Gear Rental

We take care in ensuring all the equipment we use on Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Meru and on Safari is of high quality, durable and maintained to the very highest standards to accommodate your enjoyment and the rigors of adventure travel. Recently, we’ve updated all our tents, sleeping mats, mess tables and stools to brand new condition. See all rentals available & pricelists.

What We Offer

Clothing – Stay cool, warm and dry (yep, all of those) with clean, high quality Base layers, Trousers, Shorts, Shirts, Jackets, Hiking Boots & More

Hiking Gear – Water Bottles, Hiking Poles, Sunglasses, Binoculars and More to make your hiking enjoyable & sightseeing incredible

Camping Gear – Make your mountain stay comfortable with Quality Sleeping Bags, Camping Beds, Mattresses, Tables, Chairs & More

100% Ethical Climb

Many people list Kilimanjaro as a lifelong dream adventure. Climbing Kilimanjaro gives you the complete Kilimanjaro experience, more acclimatization time, more spectacular scenery, this is a superb trip, and the best way to climb Kilimanjaro.

Climbers are indeed modern-day explorers with particular dreams and visions. We look to carry the rhythm of exploration by highlighting not only our climbs, treks and courses, but the overall experience of these journeys. We realize that every team member is an adventurer in his or her own right, and joins us to embrace a challenge and to learn through experience. We encourage you to visit our website to gather additional information about each expedition.

YOUR KILIMANJARO ADVENTURE COULD BEGIN HERE

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Mount Kilimanjaro is a standout amongst the most well-known ascensions on the planet. It has been pulling in courageous mountain dweller for over a century, notwithstanding when there was no official route to the mountain. One of the seven summits of the world, it is on each climber's bucket list. The principle reason which pulls in numerous individuals to endeavour to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro, as it requires no specialized skill and can be effectively scaled by the individuals who are dynamic and fit with no issue.

The trekkers, however, while trekking Kilimanjaro ought to know aboutacclimatization, the principle factor for the successful summit of the Mount Kilimanjaro. Despite the fact that it requires no specialized aptitude, still it very well may be strenuous because of its lofty climbing and high elevation trekking.

Mountain Kilimanjaro with its varied landscapes offers you an exceptional affair. On your voyage to the pinnacle of Kilimanjaro, you can run over different landforms going from the hot fields of Africa through prairies to the tropical rainforest, high knolls, moorlands and desert uplands onto snow and ice pinnacles of Kilimanjaro. While climbing to the summit of Kilimanjaro you can likewise spot distinctive wildlife species on the route.

In any case, summiting the most elevated pinnacle of Africa and the world's tallest unsupported mountain isn't just fulfilling however a lifetime encounter that everybody needs to have.

As one of the premier Mount Kilimanjaro tour operators, we at Ascend Tanzania offer ascensions on six noteworthy routes on Kilimanjaro, i.e., Machame, Lemosho, Rongai, Umbwe, Mangaru and Carter Camp routes.

ROUTE OPTIONS TO THE ROOF OF AFRICA

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Lemosho Route

Lemosho Route is one most favored route to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro because of its all-encompassing perspectives of the mountain from different side.

No Of People Climbing - 9927 Per Year
Travellers Feedback - Recommended
Ascent Distance :
46.26 Km
Descent Distance :
20.6 Km (Mweka Route)
Total Distance :
66.86 Km
Total Trek Duration :
6-9 Days
Trek Difficulty :
Moderate
Highlight :
Expensive
90% Success Rate

Recent Summits

Machame Route

Machame Route is somewhat troublesome when contrasted with Marangu course. Despite the fact that the stroll on the Machame course is more extreme longer.

No Of People Climbing - 20,339 Per Year
Travellers Feedback - Good
Ascent Distance :
40.16 Km
Descent Distance :
20.6 Km (Mweka Route)
Total Distance :
60.76 Km
Total Trek Duration :
6-7 Days
Trek Difficulty :
Strenuous
Highlight :
Very Crowded, Most Popular
85% Success Rate

Recent Summits

Marangu Route

Marangu Route is one of the most established and most favored courses on Kilimanjaro. It is the most effortless way on the

No Of People Climbing - 12,289 Per Year
Travellers Feedback - Ok
Ascent Distance :
36.75 Km
Descent Distance :
36.75 Km (Marangu Route)
Total Distance :
73.5 Km
Total Trek Duration :
5-7 Days
Trek Difficulty :
Easy
Highlight :
Camping Not Allowed, Cheap
80% Success Rate

Recent Summits

Rongai Route

The Rongai route to Mt. Kilimanjaro is almost a guarantee to a wilder experience in comparison to other routes. It is considered a more remote route and is

No Of People Climbing - 589 Per Year
Travellers Feedback - Good
Ascent Distance :
37.65 Km
Descent Distance :
36.75 Km (Marangu Route)
Total Distance :
74.4 Km
Total Trek Duration :
5-7 Days
Trek Difficulty :
Easy
Highlight :
Less Crowd, Monsoon Route
80% Success Rate

Recent Summits

Umbwe Route

Umbwe Route is the steepest,shortest and the most immediate route on Mt. Kilimanjaro. It is named as the most difficult course on Kilimanjaro also.

No Of People Climbing - 9927 Per Year
Travellers Feedback - Ok
Ascent Distance :
27.71 Km
Descent Distance :
20.6 Km (Mweka Route)
Total Distance :
48.31 Km
Total Trek Duration :
6-8 Days
Trek Difficulty :
Strenuous, Steep
Highlight :
Steep, For experienced climbers only
70% Success Rate

Recent Summits

Kilimanjaro Info

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Mount Kilimanjaro Reviews

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