How Do You Trek Mount Kilimanjaro?

Certain experiences in Africa can compete with standing atop of Mount Kilimanjaro and looking down the continent six kilometers below you. Needless to say, taking a Mount Kilimanjaro trek is on most travelers’ bucket lists and around 30,000 adventure enthusiasts venture every year to conquer it. That’s why the Africa’s highest peak is known as the most climbed mountain around the world.

Mount Kilimanjaro needs no further introduction. It gives you the truly exceptional experience of standing on the top of the tallest freestanding mountain around the world. However, Mount Kilimanjaro is also known as Kili by the locals and you can simply walk up the mountain. Remember that, hiking to the Mount Kilimanjaro – Roof of Africa is mentally and physically demanding.

Hence, you should not underestimate hiking expeditions to Mount Kilimanjaro. You can experience altitude sickness in above 3,000 meter and sometimes serious consequences without any prior indication. It can take around a week of tough physical exertion to reach the peak and you should be prepared better for climatic extremes ranging from heavy rain, blazing heat to blinding sunshine and freezing temperatures.

Mount Kilimanjaro climbing tours are straightforward. First of all, you should use the services of a licensed tour guide. There is a huge availability of specialist safari tour operators using seasoned, professional guides and porters. They will handle your logistics; all you have to do is to turn up. However, you will need to arrive fully prepared with the right set of clothes, boots and a good quality sleeping bag. Keep in mind that, you will need to be reasonably fit and healthy.

You are going to be a part of a group and it needs a team effort to summit. So, it’s important that you work closely with your guides and listen to their suggestions. Porters accompany guides to carry all the heavy gear and supplies up and down the mountain and cook all the meals. You will need to carry a day pack and your personal effects.          

You can take Mount Kilimanjaro climbing tours at anytime of the year; but the rainy seasons (April to June; November-December) make more slippery forest area and snow might block the summit. September is good time to take Mount Kilimanjaro trek tours and the same goes to June, July and August, if you are not concerned about colder temperatures. If you want the best conditions to trek Mount Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest peak, you should go there during warm and dry months i.e. January and February.

If you want professional help with your Mount Kilimanjaro climbing tours, feel free to contact Good Earth Expedition at (+1) 5038901078. We will be there with you every step along your trekking journey up Kilimanjaro, keeping things in right perspective and offering valuable suggestions. Give us a call today and let us help you create dreamlike trekking experiences to treasure forever.