‘With the first rays of the morning sun a magnificent spectacle burst upon us. All of a sudden the veil of mist was rent apart, and to our admiring gaze was revealed the snowy peak of Kilimanjaro, grand, majestic, more than earthly in the silver light of the morning.’- Dr Hans Meyer (1899), Across East African Glaciers

 

Standing at 5,895m, there are few peaks in the world that measure up to the majesty and splendor of Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest, most revered, most recognized and also one of the 7 summits of the world. The image of the giant ice-capped jewel set above the steppes of the Serengeti & Amboselli has become the face of the mountains in Africa. Kilimanjaro is an extreme, high altitude climb and is perhaps the most underestimated of the seven summits. There are three volcanic summits, each representing a different stage of the mountain’s history, and these make up the world’s highest free-standing mountain. Rising above at 5,894m above the plans of central East Africa, Uhuru peak is the highest point in Africa. Uhuru is Swahili for ‘freedom’.

Over the past years, our trek up Kilimanjaro has become one of our most appealing and treasured adventure experiences on offer from Alpine Adventures. Height, size and volcanic structure aside, Kilimanjaro’s snow and ice fields ‘glittering silver and gold’ are one of the mountain’s most famous features.

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When to climb: You can climb any month of the year. At lower elevations, April, May and November are quite wet while March and June are transition months. August and September are the coldest and driest months. January, February, July, August and September are all popular climbing months. In principle during the whole year, but we advise you to avoid, if possible, the periods, end of March till half of June and beginning October till beginning of December, which are the months during the rainy season.

East African Citizens

From USD 390 per person

 

Non Citizens

From USD 1,050 per person