Frequent Asked Questions


FAQ

1What is the best route to take to the mountain summit?
This is a popular question that a Kilimanjaro climbing company answers often. About 85% of climbers choose the Marangu Route. It is a relatively easy trek for all experience levels, offers great scenery, and takes a shorter amount of time to complete. However, Lemosho Route is more popular among veteran climbers; some of them choose this route as much as 95% of the time. Lemosho is widely considered the route with the highest success rate on the mountain. It offers climbers the best chance at fully acclimating to the environment and can be completed in eight to nine days with room for flexibility in that timetable. The downside for many tourists is the length of the trek. Best advice: choose the route that best matches your experience level and trip
2How should a novice climber prepare for the trek?
Preparation begins before your plane lands in Tanzania. A Kilimanjaro climbing company can give you advice on how best to accomplish this. Since the mountain itself does not present a large, technical challenge, you will mostly be focused on acclimation and stamina. Cardiovascular exercise is one of the keys to officiate acclimation. Most treks do not exceed seven hours a day. Practice walking for at least five hour stretches while carrying a seven pound pack. You’ll be ready for the physical and mental demands if you follow this formula.
3Sustainable tourism is a spirited movement across Eastern Africa. Is there evidence as to why it’s so important on Kilimanjaro?

Most definitely. The reason for solid waste management and conservation initiatives will become more evident as you climb.

Higher altitude camps have the greatest percentage of trash and soil erosion. Even though more than 15 tons of trash has been removed since 1999, a Kilimanjaro climbing company is still required to bring compactable bags and gas cooking stoves to cut down on the environmental impact on the mountain. Certain routes are also rotated out to prevent glacial melting and rockslides.

The good news is that together we can turn negatives to positives. By working together, we can preserve and protect this, and many other, wonders of the world. Give to the future of sustainable tourism; book online today.

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