Mount Kilimanjaro

As Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa, it gives a terrific challenge to the hikers who want to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. However, to climb the mountain, you can choose several routes like Marangu, Machame-Mweka, and Lemosho. To reach the summit of Kilimanjaro which is the highest free-standing mountain in the world, also known as the roof of Africa, climbers need to go through different ecosystems from the rain-forest zone, and alpine desert to arctic snow cap. Trekking to Kilimanjaro is one of the primary attractions of hundreds of tourists in this part of the world. Make a memorable trekking to Kilimanjaro through your preferred route with the help of an experienced tour organizer. 

When is the best time to climb Kilimanjaro?

This free-standing volcano lures thousands of trekkers every year who intend to conquer Uhuru Peak. To reach the twin summit of Kibo and Mawnzi, you need to go through thick and drenched forests along with crossing a desert-like lunar landscape. Although you will be able to climb this mountain throughout the year. The best time for climbing is July to early October, the rainy period (April- May), and November. However, as the weather is unpredictable on the mountain throughout the year, there is no guarantee of good weather. So, it’s recommended to keep your equipment and to keep yourself ready for rainy and cold weather.


Routes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro 

  • 5 days 4 night the Coca-Cola route of Kilimanjaro

The Marangu route is known as the Coca-Cola route due to its popularity as well as for having the reputation that this is the easier route to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and its two main summits which are Mawenzi and Kibo. A 5 km wide semi-desert, the Saddle has separated these two. During this trip, you will be mesmerized by the spectacular views of summit glaciers, afro-alpine moorland, cliffs, and foothills.

  • 6 days 5 night the whiskey route of Kilimanjaro

For climbing the mountain, Machame-Mweka is a more difficult route compared to the Coca-Cola route, due to which this one is named as the whiskey route. As this route is adorned with the terrain and spectacular scenery of Lava Tower, Shira Plateau, and Barranco Wall, it gives a huge chance for acclimatizing.

  • 7 days 6 night Lemosho route

This one is the least traveled but most rewarding route. The route remains uncrowded until it gets connected with the Machame route’s latter half. Through this route, you can hike across the Shira Plateau which is considered as one of the most beautiful hikes in Africa.

End note

The hiking journey to the snow peaks of Kilimanjaro will be partly hiking, partly slog, and partly trekking. As Kilimanjaro is 5896 meters high and remains snow-covered, trekking here is a strenuous as well as rewarding undertaking. To have a safe and guided tour, you can contact Ice Rocket Trekking, the best travel company that offers trekking expeditions to Mount Kilimanjaro as well as to Kenya.

Kilimanjaro Uhuru Peak

Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the most famous bucket list destinations for hikers and climbers. Uhuru Peak is located at 5,895 meters above sea level and it is considered Africa’s highest free-standing peak. Every year more than 20,000-30,00 hikers target to reach Kilimanjaro Uhuru peak. This peak is located on the Kibo which is the highest among the three peaks that make Mt. Kilimanjaro. The name of this peak was given when Tanzania got independence in 1961. The meaning of the word Uhuru is freedom.

The beauty of Kilimanjaro Uhuru peak 

When the travelers reach the highest point of Africa, along with enjoying the scenic beauty, they also get a sense of accomplishment which can be described as a spiritual experience where the travelers get the chance to feel nature and the universe.

The mind-blowing views of snow-capped peaks will make you mesmerized. When the sun rises, the views look just mesmerizing.

Kilimanjaro Uhuru Peak allows inexperienced hikers to experience the scenic beauty of nature beautifully. Moreover, travelers get the chance to see the world from a different perspective.

Mount Kilimanjaro

How can you prepare yourself for the hiking trip to Uhuru?

Although hiking up Kilimanjaro doesn’t require any serious climbing skills, it is essential to prepare thoroughly for the trip to reach the Uhuru peak successfully.

  • You need to pack sensibly

While it is essential to pack the absolutely necessary things, you need to also be concerned about your comfort level. You need to pack such clothes that can be easily layered for meeting the challenge of fluctuating temperatures. Make sure that you are carrying sleeping bags and an air mattress. Don’t forget to carry a water bottle. Try to drink around 3-4 liters of water every day.

  • Try to build up endurance

Before the trip, you need to consider a few simple endurance as well as strength training. Walk every day with weighted packs so that it can help to stimulate the day-to-day treks required for this tour.

  • Do proper research regarding when to plan the trip

Although there are different tours available throughout the year, different times of year suit different travelers. However, the best time for this trip is January through early March and June through October.

Trust an experienced trekking and tour organizer

Trekking is popular worldwide. Passionate trekkers move from place to place around the world to experience trekking in different locations. Of course, Kilimanjaro is a popular choice of trekkers. You need an experienced organizer that can provide all sorts of services during trekking.

If you want to climb Kilimanjaro Uhuru Peak, you can contact Ice Rock Trekking, a renowned travel and trekking organizer in Africa that offers trekking expeditions to both Mount Kilimanjaro and Kenya. To get a safe and guided tour experience, don’t forget to contact this company which provides onsite guiding and safe route descriptions. Clear all doubts, avail the best services, and proceed for the mind-blowing experience at Kilimanjaro.