It is composed of three extinct volcanoes: Kibo 19, 340 ft (5,895 meters), Mawenzi 16,896ft (5,149m) and Shira 13,000 ft (3,962m). It is also one of the world’s highest free-standing mountains.
To assist with your preparations we have compiled the following information dossier, which we hope you will find helpful.
The Mt. Kilimanjaro climb is considered a strenuous and physically demanding trip (reaching altitudes exceeding 19,000ft above sea level). It is imperative that you are fully prepared (both physically and mentally) for this trip and you must ensure you have all the appropriate equipment and clothing which can greatly affect the overall enjoyment of your tour.
You will experience equatorial to arctic conditions. The range begins with the warm dry plains with an average temperature of 30 degree centigrade, ascends through a wide belt of wet tropical forest, through zones with generally decreasing temperature and rainfall, to the summit where there is permanent ice and below freezing conditions.
The altitude and seasons determine weather conditions. The fact that for most months of the year there are so few rainy days makes it possible to climb in relatively good conditions all year round. The rainy season is from end of March to May with short rains in November and December.
Trekking Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route affectionately known as the “Coca-Cola route”, Marangu used to be the most popular route .
The Rongai route is the only route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the north, close to the Kenyan border. The Rongai Route’s premier advantage.
The Lemosho Route is widely considered to be the best route on Mount Kilimanjaro. The route is the longest, remote, an unspoilt, less-used, and above.
Identical to Lemsoho, Shira route is one of the two Kilimanjaro routes that approaches the Mountain ’s summit from the west. It crosses the caldera of .
On all the official Mount Kilimanjaro routes, Umbwe is the least used and attracts fewer climbers. And it is also for good reason,.