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Its name means “Mountain difficult to climb”. It consists of three inactive volcanoes: the Shira, in the west, 3962 m altitude, the Mawenzi east, 5149 m and the Kibo, located between both and whose peak, the Uhuru of 5891.8 m is the highest point in Africa.
Kilimanjaro is known for the famous glaciers of its summit, which are shrinking drastically since the beginning of the 20th century.
The beauty of the different habitats that are crossed to reach its peak, make the ascent to Kilimanjaro a unique experience.
On our route we will walk through tropical forests, moors and alpine areas. We will enjoy the experience of being above the clouds, seeing a “sea of clouds” to our feet next to the glaciers.
The sight of seeing the sunrise on the summit, from where you can see the Serengeti and the N’Gorongoro crater next to the Rift fault make it an unforgettable experience.
routes to ascend
The Marangu route is the easiest and the busiest. The rise and fall are made by the same path.
He sleeps in shelters (Huts), all with beds and running water but without electricity.
It is the least demanding route at the physical level. Three and a half days of climbing and a day and a half of descent.
Circular route through the south and southwest slopes of the mountain. It is the second most frequented route and one of the most beautiful routes. Run by a rugged terrain and requires previous experience in the mountains. One of the main attractions of the tour is the Lava Tower area (4,630 m.) And the descent to the Barranco Camp (3,950 m.), Which facilitates acclimatization. Four and a half days of climbing and a day and a half of descent.
On this route there is a great variety of landscapes, tropical forest, the alpine plateau of Shira and on the south side the Lava Tower and the Camp Ravine.
This route joins the Machame. The descent is usually done on the Mweka trail. Six and a half days of ascent and a day and a half of descent.
Little frequented, it is a beautiful journey and without difficulties. The ascent is made by the north slope and joins the Marangu route. It offers magnificent views over the savannah of Kenya, there is the possibility of seeing wildlife. Four and a half days of climbing and a day and a half of descent.
It is the most direct way of ascent, with strong ascents in the first stages and short period of acclimatization. Like the Machame trail, with the that joins in Barranco Camp, the terrain through which it transits is somewhat abrupt, so it is highly recommended mountain experience. The advantages of this route are the little busy and the incredible views offered by the route.
When to try the climbing?
The meteorological conditions and the influx of visitors that we will find on the route are important factors when deciding when to climb Kilimanjaro.
The rainiest season is March, April and May. The rest of the year the meteorology allows to make the ascent.
January and February are the best months because they are the driest and warmest. Another good time is from June to September, although the temperatures are lower and there are more people.
What if we do not get to the top?
Mount Meru is the second highest mountain in Tanzania and the fifth in Africa.
It is an active volcano and has a boiler of 5 km in diameter.
The ascent to Mount Meru serves as acclimatization and preparation for the ascent to Kilimanjaro.
It is located in the Arusha National Park, which allows you to enjoy a fabulous landscape and the possibility of seeing wildlife such as giraffes, buffalos and antelopes so normally an armed guide accompanies the group.
day 1: arusha- mariakamba hut
Transportation to the door of Momella. Once the registration is made, the ascent of 3.5 hours begins until reaching the Mariakama refuge. Dinner and sleep.
day 2: mariakamba hut – saddel hut
Continue the ascent, on a steeper slope than the previous day. Once reached the refuge in about 2.5 hours, in the afternoon, you can make an ascent to the small peak of Meru, or rest as the next day starts at night.
day 3: saddle hut – top – saddle hut
The last climb to the top begins at dawn on the third day and after a cup of tea or coffee is reached to the top to see the sunrise on the summit. Then descend to Saddle Hut for breakfast. The rest of the day is to rest.
day 4: saddle hut – arusha
After breakfast, we descend to the door, where we wait for transportation to Arusha / Moshi.
Note: this model can be varied and / or combined with others.