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In the long haul of waiting and pondering, we are sure you have already made up your mind for the glorious Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. But in case you have doubts, if you will be making to the top, we have listed five things that will help convince you finally and start planning your climb with Jerry Tanzania Tours right away.
When The World Paused For A While Recently, What Was The Only Thing That Came Reiterating Your Mind? For Most It Was Traveling, Long Drives, Great Food, And Visiting Unknown Lands. That’s Exactly What Climbing Kilimanjaro Has To Offer.
Which Kilimanjaro Routes To Take?
Choosing the right Kilimanjaro Route helps you achieve maximum climbing success rates on the mountain and is the most important choice you make that decides the course of your trip. Here are five Kilimanjaro Routes to choose from!
- The Marangu Route
- The Machame Route
- The Lemosho Route
- The Rongai Route
- The Northern Circuit Route
Great Things Are Done When Men And Mountains Meet. Climbing Kilimanjaro is not only fun but the best adventure you will have in your life.
The Marangu Route
Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing on the Marangu Route is the shortest and easiest way. This route is therefore very busy during the peak season. You will find small hut accommodations on the route and it does not involve camping. The route is nicknamed, “Coca-Cola Route”, as the huts sell bottled Coke as well as a few other bits and pieces.
The Machame Route
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro on the “Whiskey Route” which is a tougher climb than Marangu is exciting and thrilling at the same time. Machame Route is not for the unprepared trekkers and it is one of the busiest Kilimanjaro routes on the mountain.
The Lemosho Route
Lemosho route is undoubtedly the Best Route To Climb Kilimanjaro. This route was created as an alternative to the Shira Route. The start of Lemosho Route is at Londorossi Gate which sits at 2,300 meters with a long walk through the rainforest giving more time to the climbers to gradually adjust to the altitude.
The Rongai Route
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro through the Rongai Route that approaches from the north is the best choice. You head through to the start point on the Kenyan side of the mountain and are less busy and have higher chances of seeing wildlife.
The Northern Circuit Route
When To Climb Mount Kilimanjaro?
Climbing Kilimanjaro in January & February
Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing can be done in the best two months of the year in January and February which are also the most popular. This period is the warmest so you can expect clear, sunny skies in the mornings and evenings, with some rains in the afternoons.
Climbing Kilimanjaro in March, April & May
This period is a season of long rain and starts at the end of March and continues through to early June. Jerry Tanzania Tours does not recommend you to climb during this time as it can be very wet, muddy, and snowy.
Climbing Kilimanjaro in June
The month of June is the transition period from the rainy season to the dry season, but one should be prepared for cold temperatures and cloudy skies with less impressive views.
Climbing Kilimanjaro in July, August, September or October
The Best Time To Climb Kilimanjaro according to us is from July to October which is generally colder, but much drier than the previous months. There is still a chance of getting rain while trekking through the rainforest and moorlands.
Climbing Kilimanjaro in November
There is a short rainy season in Tanzania at the start of November which continues until the beginning of December. Despite this clear skies are visible in the mornings and evenings. The not ideal month to trek Mount Kilimanjaro, as the trails can be very wet, muddy, and slippery.
Climbing Kilimanjaro in December
Although the short rainy season often runs into December, this is still a popular time to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.
Climbing Kilimanjaro during Full Moon
Kilimanjaro Climbing during a full moon is a beautiful experience. the bright moon lights up the glaciers that portray stunning views. This period is chosen by many to trek on the summit night as the moonlight improves the visibility throughout your trek.
Where To Stay On Kilimanjaro?
Standard Class Hotels
Kilimanjaro Climbing Tours on a budget provides you stay in standardized hotels that include facilities such as hot water and electricity good rooms, restaurants, Wi-Fi, and more.
For a mid-range hotel you will need a small upgrade fee and can get a chance to stay in the following hotels:
- PLANET LODGE
Smart, spacious and quiet, with lovely air-con rooms
- KARAMA LODGE
Friendly and serene spot with thatched, makuti rooms
- Moivaro Coffee Lodge bedroom
Charming out-of-town spot set on an old coffee plantation
- Tulia Lodge at dusk
A new and welcome addition to Arusha’s hotel scene
Climb Mount Kilimanjaro Tours on a larger upgraded fee gives one chance to stay at luxury hotels:
- Onsea bedroom
An old favorite – these twin hotels are where I choose to stay if I want to spoil myself.
- Rivertrees at dusk
Russian billionaires and the heir to the British throne both stay here when in Arusha – with good reason.
- Arusha Coffee Lodge at night
Opulence and charm set amidst the coffee farms west of town.
- Arusha Hotel room
The oldest and most historic hotel in town, right next to the center of Africa
- Kibo Palace double bedroom
Large, efficient, professional and friendly, this is a reliably top-notch option
- African Tulip Hotel
Close to the center of both town and the entire continent, African Tulip is a classy and serene option
What to Expect During Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro?
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s when you’ve had everything to do, and you’ve done it.
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro can be tough as there are no showers and the water in the streams is refreshingly cold. Here are some things you can expect on Kilimanjaro:
- You will be provided with some warm water each morning and evening to wash your face and hands.
- You can get used to the very basic ‘long drop’ toilets that are housed in wooden structures at each campsite.
- There is no technical climbing required in the ascent.
- Except at one point on the steep Barranco wall, the climb is rather gradual and simple.
- Don’t expect privacy on the mountain when it comes to what you are eating, what you are throwing away, and the details of your morning constitutional.
- Expect to lose your appetite as a symptom of altitude sickness.
- Despite complete exhaustion, you will be unable to sleep at night. This is another result of exhaustion.
- At the end of the climb, there is a beautiful tipping ceremony where the group tips the Kilimanjaro crew for their services. This is not included in your Kilimanjaro Climb Cost.
A Note About Our Kilimanjaro Porters – The Real Heroes
Kilimanjaro Porters are the real heroes and Jerry Tanzania Tours has the utmost respect for them. They provide world-class climbing support far beyond any expectations. Their services are worth the value for money of your Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Cost. You will never be disappointed.
Before you reach the campsite they erect the tents and provide warm water as soon as you reach the site. They will also leave the camp after everyone has left, pack all your stuff, and reach the next campsite before you.
They carry all the necessary gear like tents, sleeping pads, cooking equipment, food, fuel, water, and even a portable toilet, and more.
Among them is a cook who even when so tired of the climb, prepares hot and delicious food and serves you hot after the climb. A small tip from your end will help support their families financially. So we suggest you do it.
If You Don’t Have Time To Do It Now, Will You Have Time To Do It Over?
Have questions about what it’s like to climb Kili or what we’d recommend for you? Visit our Kilimanjaro Faq’s page or consult our travel experts today! The Climb Kilimanjaro Guide that we provide helps you give tonnes of information and makes your trek a success even when Climbing Kilimanjaro Solo. Do not worry about your Climbing Kilimanjaro Cost as we provide you the best services at the most affordable prices.
To know more contact Jerry Tanzania Tours experts today!