Kilimanjaro Faq

What is the best time of the year to climb Kilimanjaro?

January to March and June to October is considered the best time to climb Kilimanjaro. Weathers in these months are most favourable, you can experience a clear sky with fewer clouds. Remember that this is the peak season is Kilimanjaro climbing, so you can expect a greater number of hikers.

Do I need any permit to climb Kilimanjaro?

Yes, you need a permit before you climb Kilimanjaro. Your operator can arrange a permit for you.

What is the best route on Kilimanjaro?

Lemosho is the best route on Kilimanjaro, which offers a proper acclimatisation. And you can complete this route in seven days.

Does Kilimanjaro require any technical climbing?

No, Kilimanjaro does require any technical climbing experience. Any one can ascend this mountain with mind fitness level.

Can I climb Mount Kilimanjaro without a guide?

No, without a guide you can’t climb Kilimanjaro. according to a rule of the Kilimanjaro National Park authority, it is not allowed to climb Kilimanjaro without a guide.

Which Kilimanjaro route has the highest success rate?

Lemosho and Northern Circuit route has the highest success rate, these two routes have over 95% success rate. And, these two Kilimanjaro routes are known for offering good acclimatization.

What is the nearest airport to Kilimanjaro?

Kilimanjaro International Airport is the nearest airport to Mount Kilimanjaro. And, this airport is located 60 km away from Moshi.

What kind of food is prepared on Mount Kilimanjaro?

Kilimanjaro Foods are basically a mix of local and international cuisine prepared by cooks. You can expect foods that have full carbohydrates, like rice, potatoes and pasta. Moreover, you have a wide range of choices like fresh veg, fruits, meat, nuts and snacks. You can also some supplementary food like candy, gum, chocolate, health bars and energy drinks.

How many people are in a typical group on Kilimanjaro Mountain?

6 to 10, people, this is average numbers of people you can find in a climbing group.

What is the average cost of Mount Kilimanjaro climbing?

$1500-$5000 is the average cost of Mountain Kilimanjaro Climbing. This Kilimanjaro cost depends on several factors such as your chosen route, number of days you will spend on the mountain and type of accommodation you choose.

Do I need a visa?

Yes, you need a visa a before you enter Tanzania. you can apply Tanzania visa online or you can obtain it on arrival.

Can I rent gear during their climb in Tanzania?

Yes, you can rent the essentials gear on Mount Kilimanjaro. Either you can rent it from your tour operators or from local gears shop in Moshi and Arusha.