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2409, 2017

Kilimanjaro Trekking, Why is it popular

Kilimanjaro Trekking  is popular. It's probably the most popular high altitude trek in the world. The reason for Kilimanjaro popularity is obvious: It is the highest mountain in the world that you can simply walk up. You need no ropes, no special climbing equipment, and no previous experience. But that doesn't mean it's a walk in the park! What it takes to Kilimanjaro Trekking Mount Kilimanjaro is located in northern Tanzania in East Africa, not far from the border to Kenya. With a height of 5895 meters (19340 ft) Mt. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free standing [...]

2409, 2017

Kilimanjaro packing list

Kilimanjaro packing list Items on this list have been chosen to maximize your comfort and safety while hiking on the mountain. If you have any questions about items on the list, or about the suitability of your own equipment, please contact us, or a reputable mountaineering equipment dealer. FOR THE HEAD AND FACE: Pile or Wool hat: Bring one that covers ears, a balaclava type is excellent. Shade Hat: Visor hats with good brims are essential for protection from the equatorial sun. Sunglasses: Essential for eye protection in the tropics, at altitude. Bring a good quality pair, preferably with an IREX [...]

2409, 2017

Kilimanjaro climbing preparation

we need to make Kilimanjaro climbing preparation because  mountain Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa free standing mountain in the world .The highest point of the crater of Kibo (Uhuru Peak at 5950 metres) is well above the upper tops of the European Alps and the oxygen pressure is very low. For the summit to be reached, your body must sufficiently acclimatize itself. It is important to be physically prepared for the Kilimanjaro tours. Another important part of the preparation is having the proper equipment before you depart to Tanzania. See the packing list below for details. Physical preparation It is very important [...]

2409, 2017

Kilimanjaro Climbing condition

The main weather concerns while climbing Kilimanjaro relate to cold temperature and precipitation. The best times to climb Kilimanjaro are during the warmer and drier months. January, February and September are great times to climb. June, July, August are also very good months, though the weather is a bit cooler. The only times that should be avoided are during Tanzania’s two rainy seasons. The long rainy season is from the end of March to the beginning of June and the short rainy season is from November to the beginning of December. Even during the “dry” seasons, climbers may still experience heavy rains. The mountain’s [...]

2409, 2017

Kilimanjaro climb success rates

Kilimanjaro climb Success Rate – How Many People Reach the Summit 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. For any good operator, the answer is of course the latter. However, as we say, this does bring down summit success rate figures. Worse than this, some operators will simply make up their statistics. One of the major problems is that, except for the old and out-dated Kilimanjaro National [...]