|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.