Kilimanjaro – Hike 5,895m to the Top!

Kilimanjaro Mountain

Kilimanjaro is one of the most adorable topographical features in Africa. It lies right on the border between Kenya and Tanzania. This Mountain has a splendid view enhanced by the snow cap on its very peak. You will see different vegetation types as you ascend towards the peak, including the famous bamboo forest. The different types of vegetation thrive well because Kilimanjaro is a volcanic mountain and therefore the plants enjoy an abundant supply of soil minerals.

You can plan a tour to climb Kilimanjaro as you visit some other scenery in both countries neighboring it. There are very ideal tourist sites just close by, but hey, they real deal is climbing Mt Kilimanjaro.

Climbing Kilimanjaro is fun! There are six routes that tourists use to climb to the summit. The good news is that no special equipment or techniques are required to undertake this adventurous climb. You will not need supplemental oxygen either. Just a week of keeping fit and training four endurance is necessary as it serves as both a biological and psychological perquisite. Well, if you are prepared to have fun, you are likely to enjoy more than someone who isn’t prepared. A climb to Mt Kilimanjaro is very manageable and will take only a week or two, depending on how determined you are to get to the peak. Yes, you have to be determined.

Unlike in the case of mountains in the western hemisphere, solo expeditions are not allowed on Kilimanjaro. Aspiring climbers are also expected to pay some fees and subscribe to the relevant local regulations which seem quite restrictive, honestly. Otherwise that is the only drawback, but it has its benefits since this is all done to balance the welfare of the site’s authorities and those of tourists. In return to adhering to the regulations, you acquire security and safety. The Mt receives about 20,000 to 35,050 climbers attempting to take the climbing challenge every year. Most of them are foreigners from the U.K., U.S. and other parts of the world.

There are some hardships and discomforts that climbers might experience. For instance, an individual might suffer from acute mountain sickness due to altitude. These challenges can be easily overcome through timely and effective communication together with working together with the other members of your team. Otherwise the whole expedition is fun filled, since you can even go skiing at altitudes of about 2,000 meters above sea level, which gives most people an optimal thrill of excitement. However, the temperatures here go as low as -15 degrees Celsius.

Contact Expedition organizers for information on climbing Mt Kilimanjaro as a starting point to planning your trip to Kilimanjaro.

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