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Climbing Kilimanjaro

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Climbing Kilimanjaro

Climbing Kilimanjaro

Climbing Kilimanjaro

Is it possible for me to climb Kilimanjaro?

The answer is yes! Every year, over 30,000 people just like you come to Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro, the tallest free-standing mountain in the world.

Kilimanjaro is a place of myth and legend. The mountain is located 200 miles (325 km) from the equator and boasts a crown of ice.

Not require any special skills or equipment

Kilimanjaro climbing does not require any special skills or equipment, just physical fitness, and determination. From a 7-year-old child to an 89-year-old woman, individuals from all walks of life have successfully summited. However, the challenge should not be taken lightly. You need to know what lies ahead. You will find answers to all your questions here – at East Africa Travel Company®.

East Africa Travel Company

East Africa Travel Company® is a leading expert in the industry. The company’s expertise has been featured in best-selling books, award-winning documentaries, television shows, magazines, and newspapers around the world.

Throughout the years, our clients have raved about us in reviews and testimonials, and they happily refer us to their friends and family. Thousands of people have stood with us on the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Would you like to join us on the Roof of Africa?

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Here are some tips. What is the best way to choose an operator?

The mountain is serviced by hundreds of companies. Choosing an operator can be a daunting task. It is important that your tour operator hires experienced, competent guides who practice high safety standards and treat porters well. An operator that has successfully served a wide range of clients for many years should be on your shortlist. East Africa Travel Company® has been in business for more than a decade. More than 500 people climb with us every year from around the world. Continue reading

What is the cost of climbing?

Choose a company based on more than just price! You should not base your decision solely on price. There is a wide range of prices between operators, but both high and low prices should be taken with caution. East Africa Travel Company® offers excellent climbs at reasonable prices. We are able to satisfy all park fees, pay real wages to staff, provide good food and equipment, while still providing great service to our clients, equal or better than climbs that cost much more. Continue reading

What are the best months?

Kilimanjaro is best climbed in the warmest and driest months – January, February, and September. The months of June, July, August, and October are also good. Temperature and weather are unpredictable and can change drastically based on the time of day and altitude. It’s best to avoid the long rainy season, from the end of March to early June, and the short rainy season, from November to December. Continue reading

What is the best route to climb?

Each route has its own unique characteristics that may or may not appeal to you. When choosing your route, consider the difficulty, scenery, and crowds. Other factors to consider are your age, fitness level, medical conditions, backpacking and hiking experience, experience at high altitudes, motivation, and any other special considerations. Northern Circuit, Lemosho, Machame, and Rongai are recommended by East Africa Travel Company®. Continue reading

How many days are required?

You have a better chance of reaching the summit if you spend more time on the mountain. Each additional day you spend acclimatizing increases your chances of success. It is strongly recommended that you do not book the minimum number of days. You may experience altitude sickness, not enjoy your hike, and not reach the top. It is highly recommended to stay at least seven days. Continue reading

Is it a good idea to join a group?

Our group climbs are limited to 16 people, making them perfect for solo travelers, couples, or pairs. We have English-speaking climbers from all over the world in each group. With our guide to climber ratio, you will receive individualized attention, increased flexibility, and increased safety. Parties of any size can climb certain route variations with only friends and family in a private setting. Continue reading

How do I prepare for the climb?

You should stick to the gear list and resist the temptation to bring more. There’s no need for it, and it’s just extra weight that you and the porters must carry. Some climbers’ luggage has been lost by their airline and they have arrived with no gear at all. So they rented only the essential gear, and upon completing their climb, realized that what they originally packed was excessive. All of your gear should not weigh more than 40 pounds. The task can be accomplished. Continue reading

What is the best way to train for the climb?

It is difficult to gauge the mental and physical strength required to climb Kilimanjaro. If you talked to those who have climbed it successfully or unsuccessfully, you would hear a wide range of stories. Like any other activity, some people excel at it while others struggle. In general, two months of physical training is usually sufficient, involving day hikes for four to six hours with moderate elevation changes (*1,500 ft) while carrying a 20-pound backpack. Pack your bags. Continue reading

 How about altitude sickness?

Altitude sickness can be fatal. On the mountain, most climbers will experience mild acute mountain sickness (AMS). During the climb, your guide will closely monitor you. However, you should be aware of the symptoms of mild, moderate, and severe AMS, and you should inform your guide if you are experiencing any of these symptoms. You should never hide your symptoms to continue climbing Kilimanjaro. You may not be able to summit due to AMS. Continue reading

What safety measures are in place?

The guides monitor oxygen saturation levels and pulse rates twice a day. Additionally, our guides administer the Lake Louise Scoring System (LLSS) to determine whether climbers have symptoms of altitude sickness and if so, to what degree. The guides at East Africa Travel Company® receive annual training in emergency first aid and can treat altitude-related illnesses. On every climb, bottled oxygen is carried as a precaution. Continue reading

How do you treat your local staff?

Without a doubt. East Africa Travel Company® is a strong supporter of the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP), an organization whose mission is to protect porters from mistreatment. Our crew is one of the highest-paid in the industry. There is sufficient equipment and gear for our porters to tackle the mountain, and their sleeping bags and tents are sufficiently warm. The maximum load for a porter is 20 kg. Continue reading

Why are some companies’ prices so low?

There are a number of budget operators that offer cheap climbs. However, these operators engage in appalling practices such as paying porters less than the minimum wage or not at all. Feeding porters only once or twice a day, allowing porters to carry loads over the limit, allowing porters to hike Kilimanjaro in inadequate clothing and providing poor shelters for porters. Never climb with a budget company. Continue reading

Is it possible to acclimatize to altitude?

The answer is yes. By simulating Mount Kilimanjaro’s high altitudes, altitude training systems work. Altitude training reduces the oxygen content of the air you breathe. When used regularly, the body undergoes physiological changes to cope with the lower oxygen level. As a partner of AltitudeTech, East Africa Travel Company® offers our customers discounts on altitude training systems. Continue reading

Safaris are offered at your company?

Private safaris are available with East Africa Travel Company®. We offer one to seven-day itineraries with accommodations in lodges, permanent tented camps, and luxury Serena/Sopa lodges. For the best game viewing experience, clients tour Toyota Land Cruisers with custom pop-up roofs. Our knowledgeable safari guides have intimate knowledge of the National Parks of Northern Tanzania, so they know where to find wildlife. Continue reading

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