Mount Kilimanjaro or just Kilimanjaro, with its three volcanic cones, “Kibo”, “Mawenzi”, and “Shira”, is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa, with its summit about 4,900 metres from its base, and 5,895 metres above sea level.
Our program to Kilimanjaro Trekking takes 5/8 days with the summit day starting in the morning of Day 5/6. It is important that you take your time and walk slowly during the first five days in order to help the acclimatization process and to keep your energy for the summit day. Keeping well hydrated throughout the trip and eating enough food will also increase your chances of complete Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing.
At Rock Explorers we believe in providing comprehensive pre departure support and advice. Training ideas for Kilimanjaro Trekking and other tips to increase your chances of summit success. We will be available for any questions you might have whether with a face to face meeting or by phone and email.
Our friendly and highly professional trek crew in Tanzania aim to provide an excellent service to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. We strongly believe in paying our local staff well and providing them with the right equipment for the job.
Climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro the roof of Africa
During your trek to climb Kilimanjaro you will pass through a range of climatic zones beginning with tropical rainforest, then alpine heath with the rather unusual looking groundsel tree, across a lunar landscape and up to glaciers near the summit. The best months for Kilimanjaro are from January to mid-March and from early June to mid-October.
Climbing Kilimanjaro is a real challenge and most trekkers find the summit day a very tough experience with over 1,000m of ascent at extreme altitude. It is important to note that this is a non technical climb and would be a suitable objective for fit and experienced hill walkers. We recommend that you start a training program at least three months before departure.