Trekking Conditions

Experienced guides

Each of our guides have at least 7 Years’ Experienceon both Safari and hiking, And they have in attended  Advance first aid course and They have been with us for several since the grassroots of our company and are very familiar with  Travel Tanzania service and expectations on the mountain. Be sure to listen to your guide’s advice while on the mountain and remember to hike slowly!{pole pole} The most common phrase! This increases your chances of reaching the top as your body has more chance to acclimatize.

Daily hiking distances

On most days, you will hike about 10 km (6.2 miles). In order to adjust to the change in elevation, you will be hiking the day’s distance at a slow pace.

Midnight final ascent

The final ascent to Uhuru is made at night because of the weather patterns on Kilimanjaro. It is important to be off the summit by the time the clouds roll in at 10am. If you summit during the day, you run the risk of being caught in snow, hail or rainstorms. The midnight trek to the summit is designed to ensure your safety. You will also have the best views from the top at dawn.

Gear requirements

Please review our detailed packing list that explains what to bring on your climb as well as how your luggage will be carried up the mountain.

Renting gear

True Travel Tanzania has most gear you will need available for rent. Please email us for prices and availability.

Carrying luggage

Porters will carry most of your luggage. You will carry a small daypack that contains your drinking water, rain gear, camera and lunch.

First aid kits

Our guides carry first aid kits that contain bandages, over the counter medicines, a pulse ox meter and some emergency supplies. True Travel Tanzania guides do not carry prescription medicines so you will have to bring your own.

Purchasing energy snacks

You cannot get energy drinks in Tanzania so you should bring a supply with you. Gel energy snacks are extremely useful for the summit day as bars may freeze.

Kilimanjaro’s icecap

According to the United Nations Environment Program, Kilimanjaro’s icecap receded 55% between 1962 and 2000. The mountain has lost 82% of its icecap since it was first surveyed in 1912. According to a 2007 study by the UNEP, almost 50% of the glaciers in Africa have disappeared and larger glaciers have been fragmented.

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