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
Climbing and SafariDuring a month we were chatting by emails with American companies which arrange tours to Africa: climbing Kilimanjaro and Safari. The language barrier, poor description of what we are paying, huge range of prices for the same service from different representatives, created a feeling of scam. Just 3 weeks before departure, we turned to a Russian company In Africa - Altezza Travel, expecting that now the price would be even higher than Africans have. But the price was pleased, Alex was very clear in his first letter, he advised to switch from the Machame route we choose to Lemosho and after just a couple of emails we all agreed and decided to go with the Altezza. I must say that we fully trust...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