Hike Kilimanjaro with Altezza
Hiking Mount Kilimanjaro does not require any particular professional skills. Yet, you should never underestimate the Mount – a Kilimanjaro hike calls for strong commitment, dedication and attention to our recommendations.
We will be happy to share our knowledge and expertise on how to hike Kilimanjaro. Our experienced climbing crews are using the most effective training methods and will provide you with useful tips for effective acclimatization and adaptation techniques. Our experts will help you choose the proper climbing equipment and gear, which will be necessary while hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro. Trekking on Kilimanjaro with Altezza means that your Mount Kilimanjaro hike will be amazing and truly memorable.
Our wildlife experts are vastly experienced in tour planning and management. Each member of our office team has over 50 climbs under the belt. We will help you to choose a suitable route for climbing Kilimanjaro, as well as we will provide you with valuable practical insights both by mail and upon your arrival in Tanzania.
To sum up, the fusion of our professional climbing crews, balanced and nutritional diet, modern outfit and equipment from The North Face, Black Diamond, GPS trackers, oxygen systems, oximeters and our vast experience will turn your Kilimanjaro adventures into a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
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 HIKING MT. 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.
FEEDBACK FROM THOSE WHO’VE ALREADY HIKED WITH US
ClimbingI cooperate with Altezza and can strongly recommend them as a professional company, which will organize your trip five plus. When planning your journey to Africa by yourself you have to search for the cheapest options of safari and climbing Kilimanjaro. I can say from my own experience that the local companies by reducing the price of travel often may trick you: give you cheap dirty hotels (though you paid for good quality), the meager food and cheat on different services. After this negative experience you have to specify every detail. With Altezza planning turns into pleasure, I like that they include all spendings in the price, it is always comfortable and even cheaper than the other loca...see further
ClimbingIt is a good company. They organized our meeting, accommodation and climbing at the highest level. The guide and porters are very sociable and friendly. I am very happy to get new unforgettable impressions. My special thanks to my guide named Rashid. He is very attentive and meticulous. He scrupulously watched my health and wellbeing. In hard time he shared his raincoat with me. He is a very good man!!! Due to him I improved my knowledge of English and overcame language barrier. I also want to thank all team that accompanied me: Yuda, Godfrey, Emmanuel, Isaya, Richard, Rajabu and Abdalah. By the way, do not worry about food. The cook will note your wishes and cook meals that you want. The mo...see further