All you Need to Know About Climbing Kilimanjaro

Making sure our clients have access to all the best information is extremely important to us!  We have compiled all of our key pages on climbing Kilimanjaro here, in one location, so that you have one place to search for all of our advice. Remember, only less than 60% of people on any given year make it to the summit of Kilimanjaro.  Don’t fall into this statistic!

The two biggest reasons are lack of physical preparation and lack of acclimatization. Because of this, we want to give our clients all the tools necessary to be successful. We have helped over 3,000 people to summit on our 8 day Lemosho Route climbs.  Firstly, check out our Kilimanjaro climbing video, then check out our upcoming trips to Kilimanjaro.

Respect the Guides and Staff on Kilimanjaro

One of the first things that we emphasize to people wanting to go to Kilimanjaro is that we have to respect the local people who work on the mountain.  Therefore, you must pay them well and treat them as family. This is how we approach our Kilimanjaro climbs! Our head guide was Voted The Best Kilimanjaro Guide. We have our own staff on the ground for 10 years now and don’t outsource our services.  We have been building our expert team for 15 years, therefore making sure our team gives only the highest quality service. This definitely costs a bit more, however most companies cut corners in the areas of staff costs and service. Safety is our teams number one concern. READ SOME REVIEWS.

The Summit of Kilimanjaro with Snow!

1). It’s official we have the Best Mountain Guide on Kilimanjaro
2). Pick the best acclimatization itinerary for your Kilimanjaro climb
3). Get training and learn the best way to prepare for your Kilimanjaro climb
4). Get FREE constant advice from our professional team
5). Understand the daily distances up and down Kilimanjaro
6). Have the right clothing and gear for your Kilimanjaro climb
7). Pacing each day on the trail is critical to success
8). Why hydration is critical at high altitude and in low oxygen environments
9). What sort of food will I be getting on my Kilimanjaro climb
10). These are the vaccinations needed for your Kilimanjaro climb
11). Get the Top 10 Tips available for your Kilimanjaro climb
12). The elevation gains on your Kilimanjaro climb
13). What are the best trekking boots for your Kilimanjaro climb
14). Where do I get Insurance to cover my Kilimanjaro climb
15). What are the best months to climb Kilimanjaro
16). What is the summit night like while climbing Kilimanjaro
17). What is the easiest way to climb Kilimanjaro
18). 20 reasons to pick Ian Taylor Trekking for your Kilimanjaro climb
19). How difficult is it to actually climb Kilimanjaro
20). Read some REVIEWS from our trips. Do to the Testimonial page.
21). Our TOP 50 TIPS for a safe and successful ascent of mount Kilimanjaro
22). Find out more about going on Safari in Tanzania with us
23). What our key elements to a successful Kilimanjaro climb.
24). What is the most beautiful route up Mount Kilimanjaro.
25). The truth about climbing the Baranco wall on Mount Kilimanjaro
26). Learn more about the best acclimatization for your Kilimanjaro climb
27). What does a normal day climbing Kilimanjaro look like
28). What are the two main differences between Climbing Kilimanjaro and the Everest Base Camp Trek

Join the Dream Team on Kilimanjaro

We have the same base camp manager, guides, servers, tent crew and generally the same 30-40 staff with us on each of our Kilimanjaro climbs. We have put over 3,000 people on the summit. Our staff want to work for us and give you a safe and amazing experience on the mountain because we make sure they are well looked after. Our head guide has trekked to Everest base camp and climbed Island peak with us in 2017 and Voted Best Guide on Kilimanjaro, and we are confident that others will follow.

The Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro

Make Sure you Pick the Right Itinerary

One of the most important things you must consider when choosing your Kilimanjaro climb is how many days you will spend. A MINIMUM of 8 days on the mountain is needed to give you a safer and more successful ascent and descent. The more days the better. Any less than this and you are running the risk of falling into that 40% of people who do not make it to the summit because of serious altitude related issues.

Summit Night on Kilimanjaro

How Important is Acclimatization

You need more time for the body to adapt to the lack oxygen, especially in the critical zone of 3,500m/ 11,482 feet to 4,000m/ 13,123 feet. You can not force this. Yes, everybody adapts differently to altitude, however you still need to be safe and careful and take your time going to new heights each day.  Ideally, when going to altitude, you do not want to have jumps of more than 700m/ 2,300 feet, in one day. Above 3,500m/ 11,500 feet, you don’t want to make a jump of more than 500m/1,640 feet per day.  The only exception to this should be for a summit night, when you reach the high point, then get out of high altitude quickly.

What are the Most Important Things to Know

Breathing techniques, low heart rates, excellent hydration and pacing are all extremely important to be safe and successful. You also need excellent physical conditioning to be able to walk up and down hills with a weighted backpack at high altitude. We can help you with this. So don’t wait, drop us an E-MAIL TODAY.

Who we Support in Tanzania

If you want to do more for the local people, then you can bring clothes, school items and gifts and we will deliver them to a local orphanage that we support. Alternatively, if you would like to support our porters to learn English and up skill, do let us know. We have staff looking to improve their knowledge and we can arrange this.

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