The Ultimate Guide to Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

The Ultimate Guide to Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro: After managing over 250+ Kilimanjaro climbs, we have developed a world class service and set up for climbing Kilimanjaro. We have 100% success on most of our 8 day trips. Here are 20 reasons you should pick Ian Taylor Trekking for your Kilimanjaro climb. Watch one of our video’s and then check out our TOP 50 TIPS for a safe and successful Kili Climb.

The Ultimate Guide to Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

We have the best information, team and service on the mountain. Read our tips, training information and all the information needed to make this adventure a life changing experience. We have put over 2,000 on the summit of Kilimanjaro. We are the ultimate guide to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.  READ SOME REVIEWS.

The Ultimate Guide to Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

We have achieved this success because of a wide range of factors. We have decided that quality of our trips should be to the highest level. We have the same team of staff on Kilimanjaro now for over 8 years. Some have been to Nepal on our trips, they all get constant training and understand the Ian Taylor Trekking way of running quality trips that exceed expectations.  We have decided to give people the best chance at success. You really need 8 days on Kilimanjaro, on the Lemosho route to give you the best and most enjoyable experience climbing Kilimanjaro.

The Ultimate Guide to Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

We want to help you to understand the commitment and training involved. The right gear and kit needed to be successful. We promise you will be treated like Kings and Queen by our wonderful staff and they will help you enjoy and experience Kilimanjaro on a safe and successful journey. The journey is far more important than the summit and we run all our trips with this in mind.

The Ultimate Guide to Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro needs to have the following in place: 

1). Talk to and work with professionals

Talk to and climb with people who have actually climbed Kilimanjaro in all seasons, conditions and more than just a few times. Ian has climbed Kilimanjaro 30+ times and usually climbs 4 times per year. All of our head guides have over 200 summits each and the Ian Taylor Trekking staff you speak with have all climbed Kilimanjaro a number of times. If you want to climb Kilimanjaro the right way then call, e-mail or skype us we can help you fully prepare for your journey to experience Kilimanjaro. Read some reviews.

2). Have quality food, equipment & experience

Excellent food is needed to be available, helping you each day on the mountains giving the right balance for the days activity. We have developed a menu that perfect for your Kilimanjaro climb.We only use quality mountain hard wear equipment.

3). You need a proper training plan in place

We believe that strength and condition along with more acclimatization are the key ingredients for a successful Kilimanjaro climb. Read more about our training advice. After your base phase of training, you need to be training with a weighted back pack building the weight you are carrying over a long period of time. (This will depend on the individual) You should also do a fitness test to see what heart rate zones you personally need to be training in to maximize your strength, endurance and ability to slowly develop your training.

4). Pick the right acclimatization schedule for you

In my opinion after leading 30+ climbs on the mountain over 5,6,7 and 8 days. I have also climbed all the routes up the mountain. I only recommend 8 day on the Lemosho route. Yes,  if you have been to altitude before and performed well you could consider a 6 or 7 day climb. Although I would not recommend it.  Always remember there is no one size fits all when it comes to anything in life. So if you want to be safer, and give yourself the best chance at success you need to pick 8 days for your Kilimanjaro climb.

The Ultimate Guide to Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro