What is the best time to climb Kilimanjaro?
January, February June, July, August, then December. Those are the most popular months to climb Kilimanjaro.
The months of June, July, and August are the higher seasons. This requires making reservations ahead of time.
What kind of gear shall I take with me?
Choosing suitable equipment of what to bring to the mountain shouldn’t be complicated, actually it’s pretty simple. We advise you to take several thin layers of clothing that allows you to move with flexibility. Clothes that keep away the moister of your skin leaving you warm and dry on the inside.
The list that follows is the most essential and to help you decide what you will need the most up Kilimanjaro
- Outer shell waterproof pants
- Walking Boots
- Sunglasses/Sun Cream/Lip Balm
- Gaiters, socks
- Wool hat/hat that covers the back of your neck
- Snow goggles/scarf
- Toiletries/Toilet Paper
- Water Bottles
- Walking Poles
- Jacket wind-proof and shower proof (waterproof breathable)
Boots are probably the most important piece asked by trekkers. They must be the right fit and comfortable to avoid the chance of blisters or skin problems.
Do you have rental gear?
Yes, we do have rental gear.
What kind of tents do you use for your services and how many people stay in the same tent?
We use Mountain Hardware tents and 2 people per tent. If you request to be in a private tent, understand that the price will be higher.
Do you carry oxygen?
Yes, we carry oxygen if the client requests. This has to be requested at time of reservations.
Does it get very cold on Kilimanjaro treks?
Because you are in Africa and so near the equator, you shouldn’t be fooled that it will be warm, hot and dry.
Some of the treks are above 4000m and at night the temperature can drop to below freezing. The higher you ascend the cooler it will be. At early down on the summit of Kilimanjaro the wind-chill can make the temperature to -30 ° C. this equals to -22 ° F below 0 degrees. This means that it is cold enough to loose all the feeling in your fingers if you take your gloves off for only 2 seconds.
So remember that you will encounter many variations of weather and temperatures.
What happens if I get sick during the ascent?
An assistant guide will stay with you until you recover. Should medical emergency arise you will be taken down immediately. Our guides are professionals and will keep you safe at all times during ascent or descent and are well prepared in case of high altitude sickness.
Should an emergency occur are you able at high altitude have access to radios or mobile phones?
We carry cell phones and radios.
Our guides and assistant guides are professionals and well trained in CPR. They are well prepared to handle any high altitude sickness situation. They pay exclusive attention to all individuals climbing within the group. It is their responsibility to make you as comfortable as possible making sure that every member is doing okay.
We carry medical kits and the necessary equipment should an emergency arise.
You will be surprised to know that your cell phone will work on the summit of Kilimanjaro, so carry it with you and you might have a chance to call friends and family to share the good news of reaching the roof of Africa.
Any high altitude mountain demands respect and will challenge you at every step you take, by obeying the rules you will successfully reach the roof of Africa and Kilimanjaro will surrender to you.
Remember that Kilimanjaro is seriously high ( 19,340 feet) and shouldn’t be underestimated. it’s a real climb. It requires strength and good physical condition.
Our crew is compassionate, patient and a lot of fun and very much willing to give the most remarkable journey of your life.
What are you departures dates?
We are very flexible according to your schedule and requirements. You can travel with us all year around depending on what you want to see and do, please contact us for more information.
Any other questions you might have concerning the climb, please feel free to email us or call us. It is very important that all your questions should be asked prior the climb, so your mind is clear and you can enjoy you trek up to Kilimanjaro.