Kilimanjaro Tours 2015
Kilimanjaro’s climability makes this majestic mountain uniquely accessible to anyone that has a reasonable level of fitness. Special climbing training and equipment isn’t necessary to master the trek to the top. As the world’s tallest free standing mountain at 5895 metres Kilimanjaro rises impressively from East Africa’s savannah. The lower slopes of the mountain are rich with forest that thins as you make the ascent to its dormant volcano at the top and breath-taking views.
Trekking to the top of this amazing mountain is certainly challenging but within reach for most people; a wonderful once in a lifetime experience. 25,000 people embark on this challenge every year beginning their climb in Tanzania travelling one of the many routes to Uhuru Peak. Each route has something unique to offer. Some are more difficult than others and some receive less traffic.
One such less frequented route is Lemosho. Kilimanjaro Tours loves this route for its fantastic scenery and low traffic. The climb ascends up a relatively flat route up the west side of the mountain with two days journeying through dense rainforest. The oldest and probably easiest route is Marangu. Not only is the climb gradual, it is the only route that has sleeping huts for those who want a more comfortable night’s sleep. These dormitory style huts mean that hikers can stop for a day if they need more time to acclimatise. There are also dining halls, flushing toilets, and running water in huts at a lower altitude. In total, there are six routes, Umbwe being the most difficult and should only be tackled by those with good experience and fitness.
Kilimanjaro Tours 2015 offers group climbs in 2015 from January through December on the Marangu, Macheme, Lemosho, and Rongai routes. Each tour package includes camping, rescue, and entry fees, Moshi hotel accommodation for two nights, tents, certified guides and porters, all mountain meals, Moshi to park gates transfers, and secure storage. Hikers will need to arrange their own hiking clothing, walking poles, tips, personal insurance, and airport transfers. Tours are eight or nine days.
When planning your climb dates it is a good idea to consider what the weather will be like. Trekking tours take place when it is the dry season. These fall from January through March and from June through October. Of these two seasons January to March sees less traffic on the mountain. However, it can be quite cold at this time and you may even encounter snow along the route. The June to October season is warmer and thus this time attracts more climbers. However, you can still choose to travel one of the lesser used routes if you are in search few people. You can expect to experience a wide range of temperatures. As you travel along the mountain’s lower regions day time temperatures can get quite warm, as you get higher the temperatures drop, especially at night when it can get pretty cold.
Preparation is the key to getting the most out of your trip. Bringing good equipment, warms clothes, a warm sleeping bag, and ensuring you are fit enough to walk for several hours a day are essential. Make sure to ask any questions, it is better to be safe than sorry. Kilimanjaro Tours will be able to advise you on the best route for your abilities and the experience you’re looking for. With great planning, you will have more time to enjoy this magical mountain.