At 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain in the world; it is one of the Seven Summits. The snow-capped peak of Africa is a dormant volcano and can be found inside the Kilimanjaro National Park of Tanzania.
Who Can Climb Kilimanjaro? Anyone from children over the age of 10 to older generations in their 60s and 70s! All you need is determination and the will to get to the summit. The real challenge with climbing Kilimanjaro is the altitude and the rate of ascent. Don’t worry we will be with you every step of the way! Our guides are highly skilled professionals and are a key component to your success.
Join the thousands of climbers who have stood on the Mount Kilimanjaro Summit Guided by Our Trek Expert Team
Kilimanjaro Trekking Itineraries
Everything you need to know to successfully climb Kilimanjaro!
This page tells you how to climb Kilimanjaro. It starts with picking the right time, getting yourself to Tanzania, then to the mountain.
You can read about the cost, selecting a trekking agency, selecting a route, and of course I discuss all the issues of the trek itself: training, fitness, altitude sickness...
Every issue that I mention here is explained in detail on another page, often several pages, but here you can get a good overview of what it takes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.
Mount Kilimanjaro is located in northern Tanzania in East Africa, not far from the border to Kenya.
With a height of 5895 meters (19340 ft) Mt. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free standing mountain in the world (i.e. it’s standing there all by itself in a plain, it’s not one peak of many in a mountain range.)
To climb Mt. Kilimanjaro you have to do some planning and some preparation.
Planning and preparation are crucial to the success of a Kilimanjaro climb!
And when I say success, I mean not only your chances to reach the summit. Planning and preparation will determine how much you enjoy, or not, the whole trek, from start to finish.