MOUNT KILIMANJARO CLIMBING 2020/2021 – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW?

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Calling out to all the adventure junkies out there! Tanzania is all set to host you and Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing in the new world is the next big escapade everyone is talking about! We know as you stumbled upon this blog you are looking forward to the same, aren’t you?

So here are a few questions that you will later wish you were told before: Is Mount Kilimanjaro Safe To Travel? What is the real cost of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro? What are some of the tips to climb the mountain? Who are the Kilimanjaro Porters and Guides? Is there any cheap way to climb Mount Kilimanjaro? And so on...

We know you have a truckload of queries and here are some of the best-analyzed solutions to almost all of the doubts you will ever have about Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing. If you still think, we may have missed something, after reading this, feel free to call us right away! So let’s get started already!

CLIMBING KILIMANJARO & COVID-19: IS THE MOUNTAIN READY?

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Yes, the mountain is ready and thriving and we aren’t saying this for any personal gains, it is the truth! Tanzania is among the least affected countries in the world of COVID 19 and has managed to completely get rid of the virus on its own. That being said, numerous travelers have already started Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing.

As per the Economist, the deaths due to COVID 19 in Tanzania as of May 2020 have been the least – less than 10 per 100,000 populations. Also as per the same sources, the community vulnerability index of Tanzania has been very low. We at Wilder Heritage only deliver credibility and truth to our customers and have already started receiving clients from Germany and many other parts of the world.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CLIMB KILIMANJARO?

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Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing takes at least 6-7 days depending on the choice of your Kilimanjaro routes. There are seven different Kilimanjaro Route options which you can choose from such as:

  • Marangu Route: The Coca-Cola route of the Marangu Route is the oldest route on Mount Kilimanjaro and can be trekked in 6-Days including an extra day of acclimatization. There are several hut-accommodations throughout the route.
  • Machame Route: Machame Route is the most popular route on Mount Kilimanjaro and is busy throughout the year except the low seasons. The trek through this route can be completed in 6 days but we recommend the 7-Days trek to give an extra day to acclimatize.
  • Rongai Route: The Rongai Route on Mount Kilimanjaro is a 7-day trek and hosts the lowest traffic and is an easier route compared to the southern slopes for Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing. It’s preferred by numerous travellers who are amateurs in trekking.
  • Lemosho Route: Lemosho Route is the most beautiful route to Mount Kilimanjaro and the 8 Day Kilimanjaro trek package that gives an extra day to acclimatize is the most popular choice among travelers.
  • Northern Circuit Route: The Northern Circuit is the longest route up to Mount Kilimanjaro and takes around 10-Days with the acclimatization day. This is the only route with the highest success rate to Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • Umbwe Route: Umbwe Route is the steepest and the toughest route up to the mountain and is chosen by experienced hikers only.
  • Shira Route:Shira Route is a new route and is similar to Lemosho. It joins with the Lemosho route and Machame route on the 2nd and the 3rd day of the hike.

HOW HIGH IS KILIMANJARO?

Mount Kilimanjaro stands at around 5892 meters above the sea level (19341 feet) and is the tallest free-standing mountain in the world!

BEST TIME TO CLIMB KILIMANJARO

Best Time To Climb Kilimanjaro

The Kilimanjaro Climbing seasons are divided into the high, low, and the Green seasons. We suggest you plan your Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing during the high season and the green seasons only.

The High Seasons: The months from June to October are considered to be the high seasons on Mount Kilimanjaro. This is the cooler dry period on the mountain and is also the peak period when climbers from all over the world (thousands in number) for Kilimanjaro Climb annually.

The Green Seasons: The months from December to February are considered the Green Season on the mountain as it is the period just after the high rains in November and the weather is warmer and slightly dry during this period.

The Low Seasons: The low period is mainly just four months of the year from March to April and again in November, when it rains torrentially on the mountain and Kilimanjaro Climbing Tours becomes quite difficult. We suggest you avoid this period if you are looking forward to achieving the highest success rate on the mountain.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO CLIMB KILIMANJARO?

How Much Does It Cost To Climb Kilimanjaro

The Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Cost when you trek with Wilder Heritage costs around $3500-$4000 approximately.  This is also the average and minimum cost for any mid-range tour operator. We also provide Luxury Climb Mount Kilimanjaro Tours which costs up to $4000 - $6000 or more depending on your itinerary. The various factors influencing your overall costs are:

  • Tour Package Cost: The Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Packages are the major part of your Kilimanjaro Climbing prices and vary as per the choice of your Kilimanjaro route, number of days of the trek, and number of people accompanying you. Our tour packages range from $2000-$2500.

  • Tipping Costs: Numerous Kilimanjaro crew members accompany you on the trek like the Kilimanjaro Porter (who carry your luggage up the mountain, put up your tents), Kilimanjaro Guides (who provide useful information on the mountain, check your health regularly), and Kilimanjaro cooks and so on. Tipping is a customary Tradition on the mountain. The cost of tipping them is around $250 to $300 and varies with the number of porters accompanying you.

  • Equipment Costs: There is numerous equipment that you will need to carry to the mountain such as trekking poles, sleeping bags, camping equipment, trekking gear, clothing gears, and much more. If you have some of these then you can rent the remaining gears and equipment from Wilder Heritage at $100 or less. Purchasing the entire new set of gears and equipment for Mount Kilimanjaro costs around $800 or more.

  • Flight Costs: Depending on your departure location your flight costs vary from $750 to $1300 or more. Our tip is to book your flight tickets early (at least 6-9 months ahead of your actual date of the trek) and compare your flight ticket rates before booking.

  • Visa Costs: All foreign travellers entering Tanzania require a Visa. The cost of these visas is $100 for the USA and North Korea citizens and $50 for citizens of all other countries.

  • Travel Insurance Costs: It is essential to carry your Travel Insurance that covers you for up to 6000 meters of height, provides cover for delays, emergency rescues, and medical cost cover overseas. The cost of insurance is around $80 to $100.

  • Preparation Costs & More: You will have to take some vaccinations and medications before entering Tanzania. These are some extra costs and including training for the trek and more.

WHAT IS THE CHEAPEST WAY TO CLIMB KILIMANJARO?

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To be clear once and for all, there are no cheap ways to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro and if there is, they are dangerous and cause a threat to your life. There may be numerous tour operators promising cheap climbs up the mountain, but most of these companies are not licensed and provide you cheap climbs at the cost of a porter’s salary. We suggest you avoid any tour operator who offers packages less than $1500 as your safety and security on the mountain will be compromised.

WHERE DO I BOOK MY KILIMANJARO CLIMB?

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To book your Kilimanjaro Climbing with Wilder Heritage you need to:

  • First decide on your route, date, and duration of the climb. For this, you can contact our travel experts who will help you plan on the best dates and help you choose your routes.
  • Following this, you can book your packages and make 30% of the payment online to reserve your seats
  • You can then book your international flights to Kilimanjaro airport and purchase your visa and travel insurance
  • You can make the remaining payments before 120 days of your actual climb.
  • Our travel experts will constantly guide you during preparations and training for climbing Kilimanjaro.

FLIGHTS TO KILIMANJARO

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While booking flights from across the globe we suggest you compare the various flight costs from your departing destinations. Kilimanjaro International Airport hosts flights from the USA, UK, Europe, Asia, and many other countries.

The costs of these flights are as follows:

USA New York (NY) Kilimanjaro (JRO) Costs
Atlanta (GA) Kilimanjaro (JRO) $800
Seattle (WA) Kilimanjaro (JRO) $900
Washington (DC) Kilimanjaro (JRO) $1000
UK Birmingham Kilimanjaro (JRO) $740
Edinburg Kilimanjaro (JRO) $780
London Kilimanjaro (JRO) $800
Manchester Kilimanjaro (JRO) $730
Germany Berlin Kilimanjaro (JRO) $800
Frankfurt Kilimanjaro (JRO) $900
Munich Kilimanjaro (JRO) $850
Hamburg Kilimanjaro (JRO) $750
Brazil Rio de Janeiro Kilimanjaro (JRO) $650
Sao Paolo Kilimanjaro (JRO) $750
China Shanghai Kilimanjaro (JRO) $1200
Beijing Kilimanjaro (JRO) $1000
Guangzhou Kilimanjaro (JRO) $1300
Japan Tokyo Kilimanjaro (JRO) $1500
Italy Rome Kilimanjaro (JRO) $1000
Milan Kilimanjaro (JRO) $900

CHOOSE MIND-BLOWING SERVICES OF WILDER HERITAGE AND NEVER BE DISAPPOINTED

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Our knowledgeable Climb Kilimanjaro Guide will guide you perfectly well and provide you maximum information and help you achieve maximum Kilimanjaro Success Rate. They will also help you find the Best Time To Climb Kilimanjaro and other useful information like the Kilimanjaro Gear List  and most importantly Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Cost.

Our dedicated Kilimanjaro Porters will help you throughout the trip and our guides will help you manage Kilimanjaro Altitude Sickness extremely well.

So do not wait for the summer trip to pass and start booking your tour packages with us today. Call Wilder Heritage now and start booking your tour packages!

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