Mount Kilimanjaro Background information
This perfectly shaped volcano still active raises sheer from the plains. At 5895m, Mt Kilimanjaro is the highest in Africa and is snow capped. Mount Kilimanjaro can be climbed any time of the year but there is usually a lot more rain during April, May and November. At the lower levels of Mount Kilimanjaro, you will pass through cultivated farmlands rising through tropical rain forest onto alpine meadows and finally the barren landscape leading to the snow and ice capped summit. The lower levels also offer the chance to view a wide variety of animals, birds and fauna in their natural habitat.
There are five major routes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro through the forest and moor land areas before joining the south circuit path between 3500m and 4500m they are: Kilimanjaro Machame route, Kilimanjaro Marangu route, Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route, Kilimanjaro Rongai Route and Kilimanjaro Umbwe route.
From the south circuit path various walking (trekking), scrambling, and technical climbing trails take you the last1200m or so to the summit. Most people however take the final leg of the Marangu route unless you are a technical climber in which case the summit may be reached via Rebman glacier, decken glacier or heim glacier amongst others. The final ascent to the summit starts normally at about 2.00 am from Kibo hut so that it is reached before dawn to watch the sunrise and gaze out over the vast expanses of African bush land.
Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Routes:
8 Days Kilimanjaro Marangu Route
8 Days Umbwe Route Kilimanjaro Trek
8 Days Kilimanjaro Machame Route
8 Days Rongai Route Kilimanjaro Climb
8 Days Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route
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