Climbing Kilimanjaro is done only by one of the officially established routes. We recommend choosing between 6 to 8-day itineraries, because the more time you spend on the Mount – the better will your body acclimate to the high altitudes of Kilimanjaro, rising your chances for successful summiting.
Climb Mount Kilimanjaro with Altezza
Many people crave for reaching the shining glaciers of the Roof of Africa at 5895 meters. Whether you are an accomplished mountaineer or a complete novice in adventure trekking, you can climb Mount Kilimanjaro, which is the highest point of African continent. Hiking Kilimanjaro does not require special skills, but joining the ranks of successful climbers requires a lot of efforts and a serious approach, and attention to our recommendations.
We will inform you how to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, share our most effective training methods,provide useful guidelines into the high altitude acclimatization adaptation techniques , and help you with choosing a proper equipment. Trekking Kilimanjaro with Altezza means that your climbing experiences will be truly memorable, acclimatization transition smooth, and crew performance impeccable.
All our managers have vast climbing experience and substantial experience in wildlife tours organization and management.They will help you to choose a suitable climbing route, and provide you with valuable practical insights both by mail and upon your arrival to Tanzania.
Our professional climbing crews, balanced and nutritional diet, modern outfit and equipment from The North Face, Black Diamond, GPS trackers, oxygen systems and oximeters – all these factors guarantee the highest level of safety and comfort standards for our climbers in the Kilimanjaro wilderness.
What is the weather like in Kilimanjaro?
Mount Kilimanjaro is located in the Northern part of Tanzania. Seasonal changes are almost imperceptible here, because the Mount is located near the equator. Almost all the time the weather here is sunny, and rains are rare. The only exception is the two small so-called “rainy seasons”, which are in May and November, when it is more cloudy and the chance of precipitation is higher, especially in the morning and evening. At 3500 meters point the average annual daily temperature is +14 Celsius, falling to zero at night. Kilimanjaro climbing expeditions are organized all the year round.
THE BEST SEASON FOR CLIMBING MOUNT KILIMANJARO
This time of the year is the most suitable for climbing, because the weather is more predictable and less changeable: the precipitation is rare with moderate cloudiness and windiness. Overall, the climate is dry and calm. The temperature at the top of the Mount fluctuates between -5 and -10 C. The ridge of the crater is not covered with snow, and no special mountaineering equipment is required to reach it.
April, May and November
Climbing during the rainy season is still possible, but we recommend you taking extra pieces of thermal underwear, socks and T-shirts. Precipitation, cloudiness, windiness and humidity are higher than in the sunny season. The temperature at the top of the Mount fluctuates between -5 and -15 C. The ridge of the crater is covered with 5-15 cm of snow, and wearing gaiters or ankle-boots is recommended.
OUR CLIENTS’ FEEDBACK
ClimbingHi everyone! I and my wife went to Tanzania for a honeymoon and of course we decided to do the most important thing - to conquer the top of Africa. Our friends have recommended us Altezza Travel company. We discussed our climbing and safari remotely. I think prices are rather high but as a reward we got a better quality compared with competitors. Altezza company has a new equipment: tents, sleeping bags, even their safari car is new and very cool! During the ascent the team took care of us. Surely they were earning money but they did their work well. It is not so easy to find such good team. It is a chief’s merit! I have some tips for those who are going to conquer Kilimanjaro, firstly, d...see further
Climbing, Safari and ZanzibarWe have been planning our Kilimanjaro climb and safari in Tanzania for six months. Yet, however meticulous the planning may be, there are often unforeseen circumstances and a plethora of different issues… I want to emphasize high expertise and patience of the team members.see further