07 Nov

Why You Should Choose Kilimanjaro Trekking Over Everest Trekking

By Jerry Tanzania Tours

There is no denying the fact that both Mount Kilimanjaro & the Everest Mountain are ranked as the two of the most epic mountain treks in the world. Both these mountains are the members of seven summits, the highest peaks of the seven continents. The irony is that both the mountains are capable of attracting enormous customers especially veterans because of having spectacular views. But here are some differences that separate these two mountains from one another:-

  • When it comes to Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing, trekkers are aware of the fact that it is a dormant volcano, whereas Everest is a mountain range covered completely with snow.
  • Compared to Mt. Everest, scaling Kilimanjaro is much easier because it is just a trail where people can walk easily using different routes to reach the peak.      

Now from here on go through some more advantages about climbing Kilimanjaro:- 

Advantage Of Climbing Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro is a nature’s most prized possession which is made not only for veterans but also for first-time hikers, just go through the factors to know more:- 

•    Kilimanjaro Is Safer

kilimanjaro trekking

Climbing Kilimanjaro is much safer because it is the only volcanic mountain, where it is not required to take any technical training. Moreover, the altitude sickness of all those climbers going for the mountain makes the climb just difficult for them rather than making it dangerous. Even the high altitude sickness gets cured by timely medication & with the help of acclimatization. But Everest is more dangerous compared to Kilimanjaro because if anyone mistakenly chooses bad weather to climb the mountain then the mountaineer will also have to face avalanches & crevasses that are quite volatile in nature.        

•    Better Successes Rate

With Mt. Kilimanjaro, your chances of getting to the peak increases because of getting the option to choose the best route such as Lemosho Route, Machame Route, Marangu Route, Rongai route & Umbwe Route. But when it comes to Mt. Everest, there are only two main routes and that means backpackers going for the Himalayan summit have a limited success rate.      

•    4 Different Climate Changes

As it is a well-known fact that mountains can make their own climate, so Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro can be quite good if the rock climber chooses the right season at the right time. Now when it comes to climbing Everest the weather stays unpredictable annually and it can force any climber to turn back unless you have an onsite weather reporter on the ground who can help you with the updated weather report.   

•    You’ll Have A Real Toilet At Every Camp On Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro Toilet

Every trekker going for the ultimate Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing can get relief from their call of nature by using the toilets located at every camp on Kilimanjaro. In this way, the excreta are safely disposed but the same doesn’t happen on Mt. Everest. Yes, there are camps, but there are no toilets in place making the entire lower and upper slopes of the mountain very nasty.           

         

Disadvantage Of Everest

•    You Have To Use Ropes And Need A Hard Training

Mount Everest

Now scaling Everest is completely different from Kilimanjaro Trekking because here climbers must have to go for hard technical training before the climb and besides that, they will also need ropes, clamps, snow axes and various other tools to make the climb successful. While going for Kilimanjaro, you don’t have to go through all such things.

•    There Is Chance You Will See Dead Body

When you are going for the Everest, you might get to see various dead bodies on the way. Such a sight might be too much for you to handle. But while going for Kilimanjaro, what you will go through are sceneries and exotic wildlife that is found only on the lower slopes of Kilimanjaro Mountain.    

•    The Attitude Sickness

The attitude sickness is far more dangerous on Mt. Everest than Kilimanjaro. On Kilimanjaro, you might get a chance to take your medication but on Everest, you have to combat the worst form altitude sickness combined with chilly weather & snowstorm that only a veteran can deal with.

Thus, with this blog, you might have got an idea of why Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing is better than going for Everest. Now in order to get more intricate details, please visit us @ jerrytanzaniatours.com/

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Jerry Tanzania Tours is one of the no 1 reputable operators on Mount Kilimanjaro, leading over 1000 climbs and guiding 2,000 people every year. We do what we state and are focused on our customers. Because of which we endeavour to push our limits and surpass their desire by giving them the best climbing experience. Won't you join us on the Roof of Africa?

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