Mount Kilimanjaro attracts trekkers and hiking enthusiast from all over the world to summit the peak. The breathtaking sceneries at the top satisfy the charm and wish of the trekkers. But to reach the peak and feel the triumph, many questions may come to your mind.
Here we have listed down some frequently asked questions; take a look at the answers for a great climbing experience.
WHY TO SUMMIT MOUNT KILIMANJARO?
Imagine starting a journey at the equator and ending at the North Pole and then descending crossing through five climatic zones replete with dramatic views and an inspiring journey with lasting impressions.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO CLIMB KILI?
The cost depends on the route you choose, the food you want and the extra facilities you need. Just contact us for the detail.
WHAT ARE THE ROUTES AVAILABLE?
7 official routes are there to reach the summit. Each route has its merit and demerit with varing scenery, challenges, and is popular for different reasons. Pick the one that is best suited to your physical fitness and itinerary. Marangu Route, Machame Route, Rongai Route and Lemosho Route are our picks.
CAN I CLIMB WITHOUT A GUIDE?
NO. All trekkers are to be accompanied by a registered and licensed guide. That's mandatory by the government and only official routes are recommended to climb.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO CLIMB KILIMANJARO?
The best time to climb Mount Kilimanjaro is between January and February and between July and October.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO REACH THE SUMMIT OF KILIMANJARO?
Depends on the route you chose, minimum 5 days and maximum 8 days. Taking extra days is good for acclimatization.
HOW CAN I CHOOSE THE BEST TOUR OPERATOR?
There are over 200 tour operators offering a variety of services including premium add-ons. Always better to go with operators who have experience in the field, have locals as guides who know the mountain better than anyone else. The cost and services also matters. You need to do deep research.
WHAT ARE THE SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS?
Sleeping is in sleeping bags with sleeping bag liner to add an extra layer to keep you warm.
CAN YOU RENT GEARS THERE AS WELL?
Yes, we can arrange gears for you. You need to just inform us before your departure.
ARE THERE ANY TOILETS OR SHOWER FACILITIES ON THE CLIMB?
Yes, referred to as long drop. But it's the bushes where most do their business unless they are willing to fork out extra for portable toilet.
IS TIPPING IMPORTANT?
Yes, tipping is a tradition. During your adventure, the porters are your true friend and guide. Your success depends on them. Your small amount of tip can make a big difference.