It’s Official, we have Kilimanjaro’s Number one Guide leading our team. Firstly, our head guide was voted Kilimanjaro’s number 1 guide in 2019. Secondly, our Kilimanjaro treks are up to the highest standards. We have built an amazing team up over 15 years of working on Kilimanjaro.
Athumani has trekked to Everest Base Camp and climbed on Island Peak. He has dreams of climbing Mount Everest but while he is dreaming, he will be leading you up and down Kilimanjaro. He has climbed Kilimanjaro over 300 times and is well on his way to 500 summits.
20 Reasons to Pick Ian Taylor Trekking
Ian Taylor Trekking has been organizing quality climbs up Kilimanjaro for over 15 years! We want to provide a service that gives our clients the best possible experience when traveling to Tanzania. Here are 20 reasons to consider joining an Ian Taylor Trekking team on Kilimanjaro.
All You Need to Know About Climbing Kilimanjaro
If you are trying to gather the correct information you need, just pick up the phone and call us. We are based in Eagle-Vail, Colorado, and are experts on everything Kilimanjaro.
Here is a best-of-all blog post we have developed to help you gather all the information you need for your Kilimanjaro adventure. After leading thousands of people to the summit of Kilimanjaro we have designed the best itinerary for safety and success.
Go straight to our Lemosho Route page and learn more about our unique itinerary. Ian has climbed Kilimanjaro over 40 times which has helped develop our specific training and preparation for Kilimanjaro.
The Lemosho Route
The Best Time to Climb Kilimanjaro
The dry months – Mountains can be unpredictable, and inclement weather can surface unexpectedly at any time of the year. But on the whole, the following months are the best time to climb – January and February or June to October. Treks around Christmas time are also popular, but December can be a month that is variable in weather.
The rainy seasons – The mountain’s wettest months stretch over two rainy seasons. The shorter rains fall from November through mid-December. March through May brings the long rainy season. Trekking during the rains does have its benefits, with the routes emptying out as visitors shy away from the wet weather. If you want to experience quiet paths and greater solitude, this is the time to go.
For experienced trekkers who can handle the downpours, it’s a consideration. But this is a challenging time to trek, and success rates drop compared to dry season attempts. For most people, it is best avoided.
We’ve put together a month-by-month guide to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro here. This will help you tailor a Kilimanjaro trek to the time that matches your schedule.
Climb Kilimanjaro With the Experts
FAQs about Trekking Kilimanjaro
What’s the weather like on Mount Kilimanjaro?
Kilimanjaro’s weather varies with elevation and location – you’ll find warm, lush rainforest at the base while overnight temps routinely drop below freezing higher up. The conditions can change quickly as you experience these different microclimates. It’s all part of the trekking experience that makes it all the more adventurous and memorable.
What are the success rates for reaching the summit?
We can proudly boast an extremely high summit rates of 95%. Our expert guides have extensive experience leading treks up Kilimanjaro and pacing groups appropriately to maximize acclimatization. This ensures the best chances possible for every group to make it to Uhuru Peak safely.