December to March is considered the best time to climb Kilimanjaro as during this time the season remains dry. If you like to see snow on the summit, then January is the best season. Overall, Mount Kilimanjaro is good to climb throughout the year.
The climb up to the challenging trails of Kilimanjaro is not a technical thing. You don’t need any mountaineering equipment to reach the summit. Any individual having good fitness can reach to the top. But it’s recommended consulting a doctor before planning a hike.
As per the recent study
Lemosho Route – 85%
Marangu Route – 80%
Rongai Route – 80%
Northern Circuit Route- 95%
The time varies according to the route you choose. Most trekkers take 4 to 6 days to reach the summit. The Northern Circuit Route is the longest route and needs the maximum time to summit the peak. The more days you choose, the higher will be the chance to succeed.
Yes, children can climb Kilimanjaro.
The minimum age decided by the Kilimanjaro National Park to reach the Uhuru Peak is 10 years.
The weather on Mount Kilimanjaro is strictly unpredictable. Kilimanjaro holds different climatic zones. From equatorial to the arctic, every type of weather can be experienced in Kilimanjaro. 25 to 30 degree Celcius is the average temperature.
The porters will carry normally 20 kg of weight. If your luggage is more than that, then you need to hire more porters. Normally we recommend carrying less weight to make the trip hassle-free.
Depending on the group size, 4 to 6 porters can be hired. The porters will carry the tent, make food, and entertain you.
A typical food guide on Kilimanjaro includes:
-Honey and jam
-Pancakes with honey or jam, and fruits
-Cooked meat or vegetarian meal (these include chicken/beef with rice
sliced fresh carrots and green beans, mashed potatoes, and salads)
-Fruits, and fruit juice, and a variety of hot drinks
If you have any dietary needs, please inform us before your arrival.
Our guides are well-experienced. They are very careful and monitor the symptoms of altitude sickness, so that your health sickness will not go severe.
Emergency helicopter evacuation can be done immediately.