Rising 19,340 ft high, snow capped and wreathed in veils of clouds, stands Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa and one of the largest free standing mountains in the world. Our ascent of Kilimanjaro can be considered a trek since the terrain, while steep at times, is covered in trail all the way to the summit. Participants can leave their ice axe and crampons at home- the only ice you will see is the bizarre ice cap that rises abruptly out of the moonscape surrounding the Crater Camp. Accessible to beginning trekker/climbers, Kilimanjaro is a must, taking you through the mists of equatorial jungle to reach the snows and breath-taking views from the summit. If you are on your own, or with just one other person, we will try, as far as possible, to fit you in with another group following the same program as yours. It is however possible, on request, to have your own private trip. Most fit individuals with some mountain walking experience can make it to the top of Africa. You do not need to be super fit - just take it slowly (pole-pole the guide will say) and be determined. East Africa Trekking Ltd is one of the top Kilimanjaro operators with an excellent reputation and a very high success rate. Please do choose the route from the link above.
Climbing Kilimanjaro is on many people's list of lifetime achievements and around 22,000 climbers set out each year to conquer it, making it the most climbed mountain in the world. Few things can compete with standing at the top of Kilimanjaro and gazing at the African continent. At the summit, exhaustion fades away; as the sun rises above Kilimanjaro crater rim you know you have finally met this exhilarating African challenge. The Mountain can be climbed at any time of the year, but the rainy seasons (April-June; November-December) make the forest more slippery and the summit might be blocked by snow. Be prepared for climatic extremes, from rain in the forest, intense sun in the alpine desert and freezing temperatures at the summit. It's essential to have warm clothes and a good sleeping bag.
Our mountain treks and safaris are for the adventure travelers who expect good quality service at a fair price. The climb does require neither technical skills nor climbing experience, anybody in a good health and in a good physical shape can climb. We will be more that happy should we ascend you to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, the roof top of Africa and the highest free standing mountain in the world. Apart from Kilimanjaro Tanzania has many other great mountains including the second highest mountain in Tanzania Mount Meru and Oldonyo Lengai mountains.