Mount Kilimanjaro climbing, Mount Kilimanjaro by name is a metaphor for the exciting beauty of East Africa. When you see it, you understand why. Mt Kilimanjaro is not the highest peak in African Continent but also the world tallest free-standing mountain with elevation around 5,895 meters.
Located few kilometers south of the equator along the tropic Mt Kilimanjaro Peaks are covered by snow despites of the high tropical temperature.
Mt Kilimanjaro is one of the world’s most accessible high summits, a beacon for visitors from around the world. Most climbers reach the crater rim with little more than a walking stick, proper clothing and determination. And those who reach Uhuru Point, the actual summit, or Gillman’s Point on the lip of the crater, will have earned their climbing certificates.
Mt Kilimanjaro Topography
But there is so much more to Mt Kilimanjaro than her summit. The ascent of the slopes is a virtual climatic world tour, from the tropics to the Arctic.
Even before you cross the national park boundary (at the 2,700m contour), the cultivated foot slopes give way to lush montane forest, inhabited by elusive elephant, leopard, buffalo, the endangered Abbot’s duiker, and other small antelope and primates. Higher still lies the moorland zone, where a cover of giant heather is studded with otherworldly giant lobelias.
Above 4,000m, a surreal alpine desert supports little life other than a few hardy mosses and lichen. Then, finally, the last vestigial vegetation gives way to a winter wonderland of ice and snow – and the magnificent beauty of the roof of the continent.
Mt Kilimanjaro Climate
Mt Kilimanjaro proximity to the equator make it not to experience the extremes of winter and summer weather, but rather dry and wet seasons. The warmest months are January and February, the wettest Months are April and May, the coolest months are June and July and the driest months are August and September. Due to weather the best months to Climb Mt Kilimanjaro are January, February, and September
Mt Kilimanjaro is located about 128 km (80 miles) from Arusha also about one hour’s drive from Kilimanjaro airport.
What to do
There are six usual trekking routes to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro and other more-demanding mountaineering routes. Day or overnight hikes on the Shira plateau. Nature trails on the lower reaches.
Visit the beautiful Chala Crater Lake on the mountain’s southeastern slopes.
When to go
Clearest and warmest conditions from December to February, but also dry (and colder) from July-September.
Huts and campsites on the mountain.
Several hotels and campsites outside the park in the village of Marangu and town of Moshi.
Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Routes
Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the world’s most walk-able high summits, a beacon for visitors from around the world. Over 90% of climbers reach the crater rim with little more than a walking stick, proper clothing and determination. Climbers who reach Uhuru Point, the actual summit, or Gillman’s Point on the lip of the crater, will have earned their climbing certificates.
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Mount Kilimanjaro Climb – Marangu route 5 day
The Marangu route is one of the most popular routes to the summit of Kilimanjaro. This could partly be as a result of the fact that the Marangu is the least expensive route but more so perhaps the fact that it is possible to do the Marangu route in 5 days thereby getting to the summit one day earlier compared to the Machame route. This is not always the best way due to a shorter acclimatization period.
Mount Kilimanjaro Climb – Lemosho Route 7 days
Mount Kilimanjaro climb Lemosho Route is considered as one of the prettiest route on Kilimanjaro. The trek begin through thick and fertile rain forest to the wildflowers and shrubs of the heath ecosystem. Approaching from the west, we cross one of most beautiful areas on Kilimanjaro. This is the vast Shira Plateau, before traversing the mountain along the southern circuit. The Lemosho route is for those with previous backpacking experience
Mount Kilimanjaro Climb – Rongai Route 6 days
Rongai route Mount Kilimanjaro Climb begins on the northern side of Kilimanjaro near the Kenyan border. The Rongai Route is the least traveled route than any other route on the Mountain Kilimanjaro. It takes a long drive to get to the starting point that is filled with fantastic views. After summit you will decent on the Marangu route. Accommodation on this route will be in tents.