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Hiking is a bit like life...
The journey only requires you to put one foot in front of the other, again and again, and again...And if you allow yourself the opportunity to be present throughout the entirety of the trek, you will witness the beauty of every step of the way, not just at the summit – By Anonymous.
Mountains and beauty is the synonym to each other. Mountain hiking is something that gives adventure and peace at the same time. Tanzania is a country that is a dream destination between trekkers worldwide. The conical rugged volcanic peaks drive mountaineers crazy, and the prime attraction between them is the lofty Kilimanjaro. This mystic mountain having an altitude of 5,895m the mountain is considered as the “Roof of Africa”. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a dream of many and this drives around 35,000 trekkers each year.
Planning to take your next trip to hike “Every Man’s Everest”? Here are a few tips that will make your journey memorable.
Planning to Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro? Here are a few interesting facts to know before climbing this majestic peak:
To reach the snow-capped Uhuru peak, Kilimanjaro enables 5 best routes that let you reach the top. This route varies in nature, days to complete the summit, and challenges to meet. Know the routes better to choose the best suitable one for yourself.
Approaching the mountain from the north, Rongai Route is truly an exclusive route that experiences a very low crowd. Though the route is a bit less scenic it compensates by providing true wilderness experience on the way.
Undoubtedly the most scenic route of Kilimanjaro, Lemosho Route offers panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. Lemosho is a newer Kilimanjaro route that is going insanely popular between the trekkers' day-by-day.
Popularly known as “Whiskey Route” Machame is the most popular route of Kilimanjaro despite its challenging path-way. Machame Route is quite steep and challenging and has a shorter itinerary.
Marangu Route is the oldest and one of the preferred routes among the trekkers for years. Marangu is the sole route that offers hut accommodation to the trekkers that come with bunk bed and comfortable mattresses. Except for Marangu, all the other routes provide only camping opportunities to take rest.
Northern Circuit Route is one of the newest routes to summit Kilimanjaro that and certainly one of the most enjoyable ways to climb Kilimanjaro. This remote route receives very fewer trekkers every year.
The success of the Kilimanjaro trek depends upon a lot of factors and choosing the right trek partner is the most important one. The tour operators take all the responsibilities of you trekking after you land at Kilimanjaro airport. Picking you from the airport to dropping back at the hotel for the return flight the trek operators usually take care of everything including your health, food, and safety on the trekking way. So choose your tour partner for Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro wisely.
Few tips to choose your best trek partner:
Climbing 5,895m height is not a weak heart’s game; the mountain through a decent challenge to reach its peak. So it’s highly advisable to have good physical fitness and some prior fitness training to climb this highest altitude of Africa.
How to prepare:
Right gears are another prime factor for a successful summiting. As the giant mountain enables 5 different climate zones, trekkers need to pack the right clothes and trekking gears to have a smooth summit experience. To know more about the right gears go through our best Kilimanjaro Gear List.
These adventurous Kilimanjaro routes aren’t very physically challenged, however; a mental fitness with a decent physical fitness can let you reach the summit successfully. The success rate of Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro differs due to a lot of reasons and the prime one is choosing low days itinerary and wrong trekking partner. Visit us at jerrytanzaniatours.com to know why we claim ourselves one of the best Kilimanjaro trek operators.
Jerry Tanzania Tours
07 Nov, 2019