1. When is the best time to climb Kilimanjaro?

Mount Kilimanjaro is good to climb throughout the year. Normally dry seasons December to march are most recommended. Many consider January to see snow on the summit.

  1. Does climbing Kilimanjaro involve technicalities?

The climb up to the challenging trails of Kilimanjaro is not a technical climb. You don’t need any mountaineering equipment to reach the summit. Any individual having good fitness can reach to the top. But it’s recommended consulting a doctor before planning a hike.

  1. What is the success rate of the Kilimanjaro Climbing routes?

As per the recent study

Lemosho Route -85%

Marangu Route - 80%

Rongai Route - 80%

Machame Route - 92%

Umbwe Route-70%

Northern Circuit Route-96%

  1. Can children climb Kilimanjaro? What is the age restriction?

Yes children can climb Kilimanjaro. The minimum age decided by the Kilimanjaro National Park to reach the Uhuru Peak is 10 years.

  1. How is the weather on Mount Kilimanjaro?

The weather on Mount Kilimanjaro is strictly unpredictable. From equatorial to the arctic, every type of weather you can feel on Kilimanjaro. The average temperature on Kilimanjaro varies from 25 to 30 degree Celsius. You will travel through various weather zones to finally summit the snow-capped peak.

  1. How long does it take to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro?

The time to summit depends upon the route you choose. Most trekkers take 4 to 6 days to reach the summit. The more days you choose, the higher will be the chance to succeed.

  1. What is the weight limit for luggage on Kilimanjaro climb

A light backpacking can help you a lot during the trek. The porters will carry normally 20 kg of weight. To take more weight you need to hire more porters.

  1. What kind of food to have during our Kilimanjaro trip?

A typical food guide on Kilimanjaro includes:

-Fruit juice
-Scrambled eggs/omelet
-Honey and jam

-Hot tea
-Pancakes with honey or jam, and fruits

-Cooked meat or vegetarian meal (these include chicken/beef with rice
sliced fresh carrots and green beans, mashed potatoes, and salads)
-Fruits, and fruit juice, and variety of hot drinks

If you have any dietary needs, please inform us prior to your arrival.

  1. How many porters will accompany you during the trek?

Depending on the group size, 4 to 6 porters can be hired. The porters will carry the tent, make food, and entertain you. They will reach the camp site before you reach and prepare food for you.


  1. What if one member of the group gets sick while trying to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro?

Our guides are well-experienced. They are very careful and monitor your health condition in every second so that your health sickness will not go severe. Emergency evacuation can be done immediately, which is included in your itinerary.

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