How to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

How to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro : This is an absolutely exceptional safari experience that will be remembered for years to come as a “feather in your cap.” You too can share in their success, as each year about 15,000 hikers reach the summit! The only obstacles you have to overcome are your own fears or weaknesses because skilled guides and equipment are provided.

One piece of advice is to walk slowly so that your body has time to adjust to the thin mountain air. This is not a comfortable climb, but it is doable given the temperature range of 10 to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Offering you a “once in a lifetime” view and guiding you through five distinct ecosystems, it is an incredibly fulfilling and thrilling safari experience.

Naturally, prior hiking safari experience is necessary due to the high level of fitness required. Remember to walk with a pack on and break in your hiking boots so you can become acclimated to some of the conditions you will face while climbing Africa’s highest peak.

You can choose from a variety of climbing routes; discuss your options with your guide in advance to determine which is best for you. A map of a few of the routes is shown below.

The world’s tallest free-standing mountain, standing at 19,341 feet/5,895 metres, is Tanzania’s snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. In addition, it’s the highest walkable mountain in the world, and what a walk it is. One must travel through five different climate zones from rainforest to alpine desert to glacial Arctic in order to reach the summit. While climbing the Roof of Africa is not a simple task, it is possible to summit Mount Kilimanjaro even without specialized mountaineering training or equipment.

Plan Your Trip.

All year round climbing of Mount Kilimanjaro is feasible, though certain months are noticeably more pleasant than others. Kilimanjaro trekking is best done in two seasons: January to March and June to October.

The weather is colder and the routes are less congested between January and March. The mountain is busier from June to October because these months coincide with summer holidays in the northern hemisphere, but the days are still warm and pleasant during this time. The months of April, May, and November are the wettest; however, warm clothing is necessary at the summit throughout the year.

While it’s not required, having a decent level of fitness helps when climbing Kilimanjaro. In the months preceding your trek, you should focus on increasing your stamina if you’re not too strong in this area. You can minimize the risk of crippling blisters by breaking in your new hiking boots during practice hikes. Getting a medical checkup prior to departure is a good idea because exertion at altitude can affect the body in different ways. At 18,000 feet, even the most minor illnesses can make life miserable.

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