All you need to know about climbing Kilimanjaro

I have climbed Kilimanjaro over 35 times and have compiled all of our key pages in one location so it is easy to come back to one location as you search important information on climbing Kilimanjaro. Remember that 100% aim to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro each year less than 60% of people on any given year make it to the summit. The two biggest reasons are lack of physical preparation and lack of acclimatization. We have helped over 3,000 people to summit on our 8 day Lemosho Route Climbs.  First check out our Kilimanjaro climbing video. Check out all our upcoming trips to Kilimanjaro.

Respect the Guides and Staff on Kilimanjaro

We have to respect the local people, pay them well and treat them as family. Our Head Guide was Voted The Best Kilimanjaro Guide. We have our own staff on the ground for 8 years now and don’t outsource our services.  We have been building a team now for 15 years offering only quality service. This costs more, but most companies cut corners in the areas of staff costs and service. Safety is our teams number one concern. READ SOME REVIEWS.

All you need to know about climbing Kilimanjaro

Our Important Kilimanjaro Pages

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 distance on the way 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 hydrated 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 best 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 vaccinations should you consider for your Kilimanjaro climb

17). What is the summit night like while climbing Kilimanjaro

18). What is the easiest way to climb Kilimanjaro

19). 20 reasons to pick Ian Taylor Trekking for your Kilimanjaro climb

20). How difficult is it to actually climb Kilimanjaro

21). Read some REVIEWS from our trips. Do to the Testimonial page.

22). Our TOP 50 TIPS for a safe and successful ascent of mount Kilimanjaro

23). Find out more about going on Safari in Tanzania with us

24). What our key elements to a successful Kilimanjaro climb.

25). What is the most beautiful route up Mount Kilimanjaro.

26). The truth about climbing the Baranco wall on Mount Kilimanjaro

27). What is the most beautiful route for climbing Kilimanjaro

28). Learn more about the best acclimatization for your Kilimanjaro climb

29). What does a normal day climbing Kilimanjaro look like

30). It’s official we have the best Mountain Guide on Kilimanjaro

31). 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 we usually have the same 30-40 staff with us on each of our Kilimanjaro climbs. We have put over 2,000 people on the summit. Our staff want to work for us and give you a safe and amazing experience on the mountain as 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 others will follow.

All you need to know about climbing Kilimanjaro

Make Sure you Pick the Right Itinerary

After looking after the staff and paying them correctly, the next thing is you need to pick the right itinerary for most people 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 48% of people how do not make it to the summit because of serious altitude related issues.

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 and you can not force this. Yes everybody adapts differently but you still need to be safe, careful and take your time increasing the elevation you go to on a daily basis. You should never be moving higher than 700m/ 2,300 feet in one day. Above 3,500m/ 11,500 feet you should be looking at making jumps of 500m/1,640 feet gain per day if possible.

What are the Most Important Things to Know

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

Who we Support in Tanzania

If you want to do more for the local people you can bring cloths, school items and gifts and we will deliver them to a local orphanage that we support. 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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