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Kilimanjaro Climbing With Karanga Adventures

At jaw draping height of 19,341 feet/5,895 meters, the snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro of Tanzania is the world's tallest free-standing mountain. It's also the world's tallest walkable mountain. Don’t get us wrong, Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing means successive days of trekking in a wilderness environment at high altitudes, and this inevitably comes with risks. For many of our guests, the climb will be an once-in-a-lifetime experience, well outside their comfort zone.

The safety and success of your Kilimanjaro Climb depend largely on the skills and experience of your guides. We want you to know that you can have complete faith in their capabilities because we ensure they are trained, experienced, and certified to the highest industry standards.

As one of the premier Mount Kilimanjaro Tour Operators, Karanga Adventures focuses on four famous Kilimanjaro Routes and has regular climbs Kilimanjaro via the Rongai Route, the Lemosho Route, the Northern Circuit Route, and the Machame Route.

For more information about Kilimanjaro Travel Safety or our exclusive Kilimanjaro Climbing Package please contact Karanga Adventures.

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Best Time To Climb Kilimanjaro

The best time to climb Kilimanjaro are the months of January through early-March and June through October. The clear skies, great views, and the sunshine makes it the best comfortable hiking conditions. However, there is always the possibility of weather changing dramatically, regardless of the season.

It is possible to climb Kilimanjaro year round, however it is best to climb when there is a lower possibility of precipitation. The dry seasons are from the beginning of December through the beginning of March, and then from late June through the end of October. These are considered to be the best times to climb in terms of weather, and correspondingly are the busiest months (high season). Our group climbs are scheduled to correspond with the dry season.

Kilimanjaro Altitude Sickness

Many climbers on Kilimanjaro will experience the early symptoms of Altitude Sickness which include headaches, nausea, dizziness, breathlessness, loss of appetite and possibly palpitations. DO NOT ASCEND IF YOUR SYMPTOMS FAIL TO IMPROVE. DESCEND IF SYMPTOMS GET WORSE AT THE SAME ALTITUDE.

Reality: If you have symptoms of AMS, Diamox will not protect you once you have mountain sickness. Reality: you don't. Plenty of climbers summit Kilimanjaro comfortably and safely without it.

Kilimanjaro Success Rate

The single most important factor affecting the Kilimanjaro Success Rate is the amount of time you spend in the mountain.

The Machame Route in 7 days is our preferred route. With a 90% success rate, it offers excellent acclimatization and views.

The Lemosho Route has an over 90% success rate. It is the same as the Machame route after the second camp (Shira Plateau). The only difference is it gives an extra day on the mountain.

The Rongai Route success rate is 85%. It approaches from the north of the mountain and is most preferable during the rainy season as it's more sheltered.

The Marangu Route offers a 6-day hike to Kilimanjaro is often referred to as the easiest route. But it has a very low success rate of just 65%.

Kilimanjaro Gear List

While climbing Kilimanjaro, you will typically carry the gear you need for trekking from one camp to the next in a medium-sized daypack (approximately 25–35 liters). You'll pack things like sunscreen, sunglasses, food, water, money, passport, a camera and extra clothing in this bag.

Our Kilimanjaro gear list is split into a number of key sections. Namely......

  • Clothing
  • Headgear
  • Gloves & Walking Gear
  • Footwear
  • Bags
  • Sleeping Gear
  • Accessories

Mount Kilimanjaro Facts

  • Mount Kilimanjaro is 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) high.
  • Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano made up of 3 volcanic cones: Shira, Mawenzi and Kibo.
  • The last time Kilimanjaro erupted was over 150,000 years ago.
  • The largest volcanic cone is Kibo, and measures over 15 miles wide.
  • Kilimanjaro is the highest volcano outside of South America.
  • Around 1000 square kilometres of Kilimanjaro is forest.
  • The Kilimanjaro Summit is covered with glaciers and snow-caps, although these have retreated in recent years.
  • The first people to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro were Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller on October 6th, 1889.
  • Around 25, 000 people Climb Mount Kilimanjaro each year, but only 2/3 of these actually reach the summit.
  • The average temperature at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro is -7°C (19°F).
  • Snowfall on Kilimanjaro is common in November and March to May.

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So while you await the moment you can book your next trip, you can savor the joys from our previous vacations and what made them so special. The year ahead promises a grand return to travel with Karanga Adventures, and we're eager to hit the road. We hope these snapshots reignite your desire to discover Mortorbiking Adventure, Kilimanjaro Climbing & Tanzania Safari! Follow Karanga Adventures today, our advice is based on first-hand experience; our recommendations are tried-and-tested.

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