You do not have to be a mountaineer to set foot on the summit of Kilimanjaro. Entering does not require the use of crampons or ice axes, which on the other hand does not mean that it is easy. Kibo is at an altitude of 5895 meters.
The relative height, which is overcome on a 5-day journey to the top, is enormous – about 5 thousand. meters. This is what causes all ailments related to height and in fact the key to getting Kilimanjaro is good acclimatization, which not every organism is able to acquire at this time.
To reach the top you must use the services of a trekking agency that provides guides and porters.
Prices of packages including entrance, accommodation, guide, porters, 3 meals a day, entry to the park and necessary permits range between 950 and 1.3 thousand USD per person.
The most popular and also the shortest ascent to Kilimanjaro is Marangu Route, commonly known as Coca-Cola Route. On this road, accommodation during the approach is always in wooden houses (shelter) and there are no accommodation in tents.
When to climb to Kilimanjaro?
We must take the weather into account when planning your trip to Kilimanjaro. There are two rainy seasons in this area of Tanzania during which you should not go to the mountains. Let’s avoid leaving between March and June (long rainy season) and in November and the first half of December (short rainy season). Also the period of Christmas and New Year’s Eve (up to mid-January inclusive), although very good weather is not the best time for the trip, because crowds of tourists climb the mountain.