Trekking Mount Kilimanjaro – The free-standing Highest Mountain in Africa!
Trekking Mount Kilimanjaro is allowing you climbing a massive volcano reaching an altitude of (5,895m/19,340ft) at Uhuru Peak, the Swahili word for independence. Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain on the African continent, and the tallest free-standing mountain in the world is covered with snow permanently. It’s is an extinct volcano with three peaks: Kibo Peak (5,895m/19,340ft), Mawenzi Peak (5,149m/16,893ft), and Shira Peak (3,962m/12,999ft).
Established officially in 1973 with over 1500sq km (575 sq miles), Mount Kilimanjaro National Park is in the Northern part of Tanzania, near the City of Arusha. It is 128 km (80 miles) from Arusha and about a 1-hour drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport.
The activities are the seven usual trekking routes to the summit and other more-demanding mountaineering routes.
The Best Time of Trekking Mount Kilimanjaro
The best time of climbing/trekking Mount Kilimanjaro is from December – February is clearest and warmest conditions but also from July – September is dry (and colder). However, trekking trips up Mount Kilimanjaro are all year round, just put on your walking shoes and have this intense and fantastic experience ranging from 5 to 9 days!
Hikers with the squeezed time and budget still can experience their short hikes ranging from 1 to 3 days to suit their times, interests, and budgets.
Once you have decided you want to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the next step is to choose the route you want to climb out of the Seven Routes on the mountain: Machame, Lemosho, Shira, Umbwe, Rongai, Marangu, and Northern Circuit Route. However, some routes like Lemosho and Machame routes stand out from the others as being especially beautiful and fun to climb.
To read a full description of each route, from day to day, please look at the itineraries for trekking Mount Kilimanjaro below.