Mount Kilimanjaro – Where Does It Rank In The Seven Summits?

Hey all nomads! Before Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro you must know the facts about the mountain. As you know, Mount Kilimanjaro is the most popular among the seven summits. Mount Kilimanjaro acquires the 4th position among the seven summits when it comes to height.


Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Although Mount Kilimanjaro is the only summit between the seven summits that do not need any technical training or qualification for ascending.
  • A person with an average body can also go for Kilimanjaro Trek.
  • One can be eligible for Kilimanjaro Trek at a minimum age of 10 years. There is no upper age limit for Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • It is also dramatically enchanting scenery to experience the snowy crown at Kilimanjaro Summit being on the equatorial line.


7 Summit

Here we are representing a rank order according to height.

  1. Mt. Everest (29,035 feet / 8,850 m) in Asia.
  2. Aconcagua (22,829 feet / 6,962 m) in South America.
  3. Denali (20,320 feet / 6,190 m) in North America.
  4. Kilimanjaro (19,340 feet / 5,895 m) in Africa.
  5. Mt. Elbrus (18,510 feet / 5,642 m) in Europe.
  6. Mt. Carstensz (16,023 feet / 4,884 m) or alternatively Mount Kosciuszko (7,310 feet / 2,228 m) in Oceania.
  7. Mt. Vinson (16,067 feet / 4,892 m) in Antarctica.


Mount Everest
  • Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world. It is located in Asia.
  • It is at the Great Himalayas of southern Asia on the border between Nepal and Tibet.
  • Reaching an elevation of 29,035 feet, it was first recognized as the highest point on the Earth’s surface by the Geological Survey of India in 1852.
  • Major voyages up Everest began in the 1920s, but it was not until 1953 that Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached its summit.


  • Mount Aconcagua, the highest point in both South America and the Western Hemisphere, is located on the Chilean border in west-central Argentina.
  • This mountain has two summits, which are, north and south, connected by a ridge. The height of the southern summit has been measured as 22,736 feet.
  • The higher northern summit, which is standing at a height of 22,831 feet, was first reached in 1897 by Swiss climber Matthias Zurbriggen.


  • The mountain, Denali is the highest peak in North America. It is a free-standing mountain in the Alaska Range in south-central Alaska.
  • It is popularly known as Mount McKinley.
  • This Denali Mountain has a height of 18,000 feet. In 1910 two prospectors were the first climbers, who conquered the North Peak and able to touch the summit.
  • The two brave persons were Hudson Stuck and Harry Karstens, who led to the South Peak, the true summit, on June 7, 1913


  • The most popular trekking destination among the seven summits is Mount Kilimanjaro. It is the highest peak in Africa and known as the roof of Africa.
  • It has spread its range in northeastern Tanzania, near the Kenyan border.
  • This mountain consists of three dormant volcanoes. The freshest and tallest cone is Kibo which rises to 19,340 feet. When considering its topography, Mount Kilimanjaro is the fourth most prominent mountain in the world.
  • The first person to touch the summit was German geographer Hans Meyer and Austrian mountaineer Ludwig Purtscheller in 1889.
  • Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, established in 1973 to protect the mountain, was labeled a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987.
  • Moreover, it is the first choice of maximum adventurous people as the Kilimanjaro Trekking does not need any technical knowledge or any technical qualification to ascend through Kilimanjaro Trails.


  • While Mount Elbrus is the highest point of the Caucasus and the peak point in Europe. It is standing in southwestern Russia.
  • Science says it has formed more than 2.5 million years ago. This defunct volcano has twin cones that have extended to the elevations of 18,510 feet and 18,356 feet.
  • The taller one between the two cones was first ascended in 1874 by a British expedition that is led by Swiss guide Peter Knubel. 


  • Mount Carstensz, also recognized as Jaya Peak. It is the highest mountain in Oceania. It is located in the Sudirman Range of the west-central highlands on the island of New Guinea.
  • Rising to an elevation of 16,024 feet, it is the world’s highest island peak. The summit was first reached in 1962 by an expedition led by Austrian explorer and writer Heinrich Harrer.


  • Since it is discovered in 1935 by American explorer Lincoln Ellsworth, the Vinson Massif is the highest mountain in Antarctica.
  • It is located in the Sentinel Range of the Ellsworth Mountains in the western part of the continent, the peak overlooks the Ronne Ice Shelf. It rises to an elevation of 16,050 feet above sea level.
  • This name, Vinson is entitled to Carl Vinson, a U.S. congressman who championed exploration of Antarctica. Its summit was first reached in 1966 by an American mission that was supported by the American Alpine Club and the National Science Foundation.

Kilimanjaro In Comparison To Other Summits

Kilimanjaro In Comparison To Other Summits

Kilimanjaro Vs Everest

  • Most of the trekkers compare between these summits. Mount Everest encounters almost about 40000 trekkers and on the other hand, Kilimanjaro attracts around 30000 trekkers every year.
  • In reality, The base camp of Mount Everest is at 5364 meters where the Kilimanjaro summit is at 5895 meters. The highest peak of Everest is at almost 8848 meters.
  • If you see the success rate of both summits, you can observe a clear difference between the difficulty levels.
  • Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a bit less challenging than that of climbing Mount Everest.

Kilimanjaro Vs Aconcagua

  • Mount Acocagua is famous for its scenery and beauty.
  • But when it comes to climbing both the summits, Aconcagua and Kilimanjaro, it is clear to choose Mount Kilimanjaro. Because Mt. Aconcagua takes two weeks more than it takes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

Kilimanjaro Vs Denali

  • Denali is a much harder attempt than Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • The steeps are very high on Denali and the oxygen level is also comparatively lower than that of Kilimanjaro.
  • Moreover, your body will get acclimatized to the Kilimanjaro weather more easily.

Kilimanjaro Vs Elbrus

  • Mount Elbrus also does not need any technical ascent like Kilimanjaro but due to very poor visibility, the trekking life can be difficult.

Kilimanjaro Vs Mount Carstensz

  • Mount Carstensz is located in Guinea.
  • This mountain also has very difficult steps through which you will be trekking.
  • As compared to Mount Carstensz, Mount Kilimanjaro has an easier path for trekking.

However, if you are preparing for Mount Kilimanjaro Trek, you must start exercise before six to eight months prior to your journey to Kilimanjaro Trails. We at Jerry Tanzania Tours, understand our clients’ needs and delivers all the facilities for a memorable and safe Kilimanjaro Trekking. Visit our website and grab your best Kilimanjaro Package.

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