Have you ever wondered what goes on on the mountain, during a climb? Here, we will walk you through the day-to-day activities on Mount Kilimanjaro from the gate to the summit and back. We try our level best to illustrate what it feels like to be among the climbers on the Kilimanjaro routes leading to the top of the mountain.

This includes detailed information about important things on the mountain like food and meals on the mountain, what you will drink and eat, where you will be sleeping and the type of accommodation on the mountain, your mountain expedition team like porters, guides and chefs/cooks, mountain climatic or ecological zones, the weather on the mountain and how you can make the mountains environment cleaner and leave Mount Kilimanjaro environmentally safe and greener.

We also outline the best safety measures for climbers on the mountain with information like altitude sickness, the symptoms, and best practices to acclimatize and avoid altitude sickness.

While on the mountain you should be aware of what your day pack should contain, your mountain gear, and how much you should tip your mountain climbing team like the porters and the guides.

You should take this as a Mount Kilimanjaro guide, please contact us in case you need to know more and we will have your questions answered by our support desk.

Who can climb Mount Kilimanjaro?

Anyone above the age of ten, as well as elder generations in their 60s and 70s! To reach the top, all you need is the determination and the will to succeed. The altitude and velocity of ascent are the major challenges of climbing Kilimanjaro. We’ll be there for you every step of the way, so don’t worry! Our guides are highly trained experts who play an important role in your success.

About Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro, at 5,895 meters (19,341 feet), is Africa’s highest peak and the world’s tallest freestanding mountain; it is one of the Seven Summits. The Kilimanjaro National Park in Tanzania is home to Africa’s snow-capped peak, which is a dormant volcano.

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Book a Mountain Trek with us

Join the hundreds of climbers who have reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro with the help of our trek experts. Book a Kilimanjaro climb here.

We are a leading Kilimanjaro hiking Tours company with years of combined expertise on the mountain, and we specialize in climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. We do not operate as a booking agency for other businesses; we run our own trekking activities with professional mountain guides. We’ll provide you with complete packing guidance, fitness tips, weather forecasts, and trail conditions, and we’ll be there for you every step of the way – all the way to Kilimanjaro’s summit! We will also transport you to the airport following your once-in-a-lifetime trip.

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Mount Kilimanjaro Packages

8 days Lemosho Route
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8 days Lemosho Route

The 8-day Lemosho route itinerary gives you an extra day advantage for acclimatization purposes on Mount Kilimanjaro. This 8-day Mount
8 days Lemosho Route
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7 days Machame Route

The Machame route which goes by the popular nickname, the "Whiskey" route, is probably the most popular route used to

7 days Lemosho Route

The shorter 7-day Lemosho route variant does not include the extra acclimatization day as the 8-day Lemosho route itinerary. The

6 days Machame Route

The 6 days Machame route does not include the extra day for acclimatization and is therefore recommended for mountain climbers

9 days Northern Circuit Route

The 9 days Northern Circuit Route is one of the easiest routes on Mount Kilimanjaro. It is a recently introduced

7 Days Rongai Route

This is a 7-day Rongai route itinerary variation with an extra day for acclimatization. Gradually sloping towards the summit, Uhuru

6 Days Rongai Route

This 6-day itinerary takes you to the summit of Kilimanjaro using the Rongai Route. Tranquil Kilimanjaro offers treks up the

6 Days Umbwe Route

The 6 days Umbwe Route itinerary on Kilimanjaro is unpopular with many climbers especially first-time climbers for many reasons. First

9 Days Crater Camp via Lemosho Route

This 9-day crater camp trek combined with the 8-day Lemosho route climb is a uniques experience. Crater Camp is a

11 Days Western Breach Route

The 11 days Western Breach route itinerary is rarely or barely used at all due to the risks that come
Shira Route 7 Days

7 Days Shira Route

The 7 days Shira route package is seldom used mostly because Shira is an ancient route that does not follow