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Mount Kilimanjaro climbing and trekking expeditions.

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The highest peak and most famous mountain in Africa, scaling the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro is aheavy challenge, more from the rigours of altitude than the actual difficulty of the hike itself. The climb, which takes on average five days (you’re more likely to reach the top if you pace yourself), takes hikers through thick forests and alpine grasslands, desolate rockface and brilliant white glaciers. Kilimanjaro trekking adventures begin from Moshi Tanzania. Moshi is tourist town at slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro and hence base camp for all preparations of trekking Kilimanjaro. In this sense, acclimatization trips include hiking hills up to 2700 m above sea level, visit waterfalls at high altitude and jogging. 


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Lemosho route is one of best natural tracks to climb to Kilimanjaro summit. Scenery view of Lemosho route up Shira plateau, green natural plants, indigenous flowers, wild animals present include Elephants, bufallos, monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, antelopes and birds.

Volcanic rocks and volcanic trails on Lemosho route is wonderful and rewards the kilimanjaro climb. 7 days Lemosho route kilimanjaro climb offers enough time for acclimatization hence getting enough time to breath and relaxe. This acclimatization will increase comfort and enjoyment on Kilimanjaro trekking trip.

Some climbers with enough vacation time, may optionally add one more day to enjoy more mount kilimanjaro nature and perfom best on climbing mount kilimanjaro tour. Kilimanjaro hiking packages as part of Go 4 hiking worldwide. Hotel booking in Moshi base camp for trekking adventures need travel tips. Hotel prices in Moshi vary depending on standard and level of comfort. There are hotels with large rooms, swimming pools and are 4 or 5 star. Budget Hotels in Moshi don't have swimming pool but ofcourse have quality services for tourists preparing to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.



Lemosho route climbing kilimanjaro is adventure travel with unique characteristic because climbers see wildlife, do volcanic tours, navigate kilimanjaro, see and touch snow. Yet above all it is affordable and reasonable costs apply.

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Kilimanjaro is one of the world's most accessible high summits, a beacon for visitors from around the world. Most climbers reach the crater rim with little more than a walking stick, proper clothing and determination. And those who reach Uhuru Point, the actual summit, or Gillman's Point on the lip of the crater, will have earned their climbing certificates.

Mount Kilimanjaro is one of 3 natural wonders selected to join voting campaign for New world 7 natural Wonders of Africa. Other natural attractions from Tanzania are Ngorongoro Caldera and Wildebeest migration event in Serengeti.

Things to do in Mount Kilimanjaro are wildlife safaris, walking safaris, rock climbing, kilimanjaro trekking, bird watching, photographic tours and sight seeing of waterfalls.


Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro is the highlight of most visitors’ experiences in Tanzania. Few mountains can claim the grandeur, the breathtaking views of Amboseli National Park in Kenya, the Rift Valley, and the Masaai Steppe, that belongs to Kilimanjaro. Hiking on the ‘rooftop of Africa’ -- the highest point on the continent at 5896 metres -- is the adventure of a lifetime, especially because, if paced well, everyone from seasoned trekkers to first-time enthusiasts can scale the snowy peak. Last minute booking trips are available, book adventure and pay by credit card. Join group Kilimanjaro tours on scheduled departure on existing groups. Travel packages based on Kilimanjaro routes available to join a group is Machame, Lemosho and Rongai. It is possible to do last minute booking on these Kilimanjaro routes because the accomodation is tented camps. Price costs to trek Kilimanjaro very between Kilimanjaro routes. Cheap price costs travel packages are on Machame and Rongai. Discount travel deals are available, inquire for your choice Kilimanjaro route travel package now.

The highest peak and most famous mountain in Africa, scaling the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro is a heavy challenge, more from the rigours of altitude than the actual difficulty of the hike itself. The climb, which takes on average five days (you’re more likely to reach the top if you pace yourself), takes hikers through thick forests and alpine grasslands, desolate rockface and brilliant white glaciers.

There are 6 routes to follow when climbing mount kilimanjaro and they will lead you to the summit. The Easiest route is Marangu, followed by Rongai. Lemosho route climbing mount kilimanjaro route offer enough time for acclimatization and high success rate. Machame route is scenic beauty and also challenging than others.

Marangu route is very famous and hence very travelled and for 5 days only any one can reach Uhuru peak. Marangu route gets more visitors. The less travelled routes are more scenic, beautiful but a bit challenging, hence they need 6 days or more. These Scenic and beautiful routes are Machame, Shira, Londrosi/Lemosho and Umbwe. When planning and booking for kilimanjaro trekking trip, then tell us to send you more details.

 Important things that Help you Reach Mount Kilimanjaro Summit.

-Climb slowly to increase your acclimatisation time and maximise your chances of reaching the summit.
To avoid altitude sickness, allow a minimum of five nights, preferably even more for the climb. Take your time and enjoy the beauty of the mountain.

-Use Mountain Climbing Outfitter (Tour Operator) which is licensed. The Legal company have employed Well trained and experienced Mountain Guides. These Professional Mountain Guides are trained and licensed by Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Authority. They understand all safety conditions in the Mountain for care taking of Tourists.

-There are also Mount Kilimanjaro Rangers, these are employed by Tanzania National Parks and they work hand in hand with Mountain Guides mentioned above in cases of Rescue if any case arises.

-Since these Mountain Guides are well trained and experienced, please trust them for your safety. Listen to them and will enable you reach Mount Kilimanjaro summit. These Guides are Friendly and will tell you various stories and knowledge about Mount Kilimanjaro, they are so friendly.

-Take Enough Bottled Water with you. Water is very important. Kilimanjaro Travel and Safari Adventure Services will buy mineral Bottled Water enough for you.

-Also Chocolate and Biscuits with Glucose will help you on Summiting day. Kilimanjaro Travel and Adventure Safaris will provide you with all these plus Rich enough food, including vegetables and Fruits. Our Porters and cooks will take care of you on Supervision of Guides.

-First Aid Knowledge and KIT is very essential. Our Mountain Guides and Porters are well equipped.

-We have enough Facilities to handle a traveling group from 2 people up to 48 people.

-Our Professionalism, experience and Reliability always is keeping improving as we serve more customers. Our % success is increasing as Many Tourists are satisfied with services and meet their dreams of going to Mount Kilimanjaro summit.

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Please send us email for free price quotations, services and we give you chance to compare with others. How ever our services are not the cheapest as we make sure you get quality services and reach your Life time Goals.

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 Things to Bring

There are no mountaineering or outdoor outfitters in Tanzania, so when preparing for a trek in the country, keep in mind that you’ll need to bring most of your own gear. Sleeping bags, good hiking boots, many layers, and waterproof outer clothing is essential for keeping warm and comfortable at high altitudes. Bring a few refillable plastic water bottles and a good day pack as well -- although porters will carry the heavier equipment, you’ll want to have a few things easily available throughout the day. Although a comprehensive packing list of essentials difficult to find in the country is listed in ‘What to Bring,’ here’s the trekker’s list with special emphasis on what you’ll need when on a climb:

·   A lightweight camera that you can carry easily and access from your day-pack, with plenty of film

·  A lightweight and versatile day-pack to carry water, camera, and important documents

·  A durable refillable water bottle that you can easily access from your day pack

·  A good insect repellent in a no-spill container


Moshi town is a tourist hotel at slope of Mount Kilimanjaro. Moshi is a base town for planning and preparations of all Kilimanjaro climb trips. there are discount Hotels and budget Lodges in Moshi for Tourist accommodations. Discount Hotel price starts from 20 US $ per night and it depends on Tourists choice.



Other climbing kilimanjaro gears are:


·  A sunglasses with a good cord or Goggles

·  A photocopy of your passport, important phone numbers, credit cards, driver’s license, medical insurance, tickets, and contact number of who to phone in case of an emergency

·  A good-quality, durable hiking boots, waterproof if possible, but definitely water-resistant

·  A  good hiking socks

·  A  waterproof outerwear fleeces and plenty of warmer layers that you can easily take on and take off during the climb

·  A scarf, hat, and gloves for final night climbs

·  A lightweight flashlight with extra batteries

·  A low-temperature sleeping bag

·  A  pair of lightweight sandals or flip-flops for wearing once you’ve made it to camp

·  A  bathing suit for swimming in rivers and waterfalls

·  A basic first aid kit of plasters, calamine lotion, ibuprofen, a non-mercury thermometer, immodium or other antidiahoreals, a good-quality lip balm, a sealed syringe in case of medical emergencies, anti malarial prophylactics, high-altitude drugs, and any prescription medication you are taking.


 NOTE: How ever due to Luggage Restrictions on Airlines, you can hire some of the gears like boots, walking sticks, warm clothes, and sleeping bags.

For climbers on Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Kilimanjaro Guides Co-operative Society runs a small shop inside the Marangu Gate of the national park, where visitors can pick up a few things before they start their climb. Be forewarned, however, that although items are usually available for a price, their stock and prices fluctuate, and it is far better to arrive prepared.


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The warmest months with the clearest trekking days, are from mid to late December, January, February, September and October. The rains often come in April and the start of May with the possibility of some snow. 

June through to August are superb trekking months, though evening temperatures tend to be colder. The wettest months, are November and early December, where snow falls are likely. Note however, that as this is a mountain it is not impossible to get sporadic snow or rainfall at odd times throughout the year.

Many people like to arrange their summit around a full moon and Christmas and New Year are very popular

The extinct volcano of Kilimanjaro is one of the world's most recognisable peaks. It rises dramatically above the dusty East African plains with the impressive snow-capped summit awarding awe-inspiring views of this magnificent landscape. The expedition travels through one of Africa's best-known game reserves and climbs through five ecosystems, offering a full mountain experience with the ascent of the continent's highest peak.

Of the Seven Summits, Kilimanjaro is the least difficult to climb. However, at over 19,000ft high, it is still a tough ascent and trekkers will need to be in good physical condition. Our expedition incorporates a thorough programme of acclimatisation, including an ascent of nearby Mount Meru (4,556m/14,947ft) as preparation for the main objective. By applying our expertise from guiding many of the world's most formidable mountains, including Everest, we have established an unparalleled track record of success on Kilimanjaro

The Umbwe Route, followed by the Western Breach, is undoubtedly the most exciting route to the top of Kilimanjaro that does not require the use of ropes. It avoids the crowds on the well-trodden tourist trail from Marangu, which is used by the vast majority of people who attempt the mountain. Unlike, the usual dash up the Marangu route, our 6 days on the mountain allow us to experience this immaculate and inaccessible environment whilst gradually acclimatising our bodies to the higher altitude. We camp in high quality British tents and eat fresh, local food prepared by our Tanzanian cook staff.

This is a fairly short expedition that is geared to providing you with the maximum chance of success on Kilimanjaro. However, if you would like to remain in Africa for a few days longer, we can easily make arrangements for a wildlife safari to any one of the nearby game reserves. If this is of interest, please let us know in good time, as international flights will need to be re-arranged accordingly.

Kilimanjaro can be viewed from Amboseli Game Reserve in Kenya. Elephants migrate from Kilimanjaro to Amboseli or either way.

 

Mount Kilimanjaro climbing can be combined with Kenya safari in Amboseli, Masai Mara tours.


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Mountain Sickness Travel tips


Mount Kilimanjaro climbing,trekking,hiking planning.

When the idea of climbing mount Kilimanjaro,trekking,hiking then first think about precautions and things which will make your trip success. Usually people fail to reach kilimanjaro summit Kibo peak due to altitude sickness and failure to reach summit is not related to physical fitness. Please note that any person can reach Kilimanjaro top provided he/she did not get any health problem.

One of the precautions to consider is how to overcome or avoid Health problems. These health problems which occurs are High Altitude Sickness (HAS) or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). How ever if you have proper information about HAS/AMS then you will climb Mount Kilimanjaro successful and with comfort. Mountain guides on Mount Kilimanjaro and Meru know well about HAS/AMS. All mountain guides are well trained and most of them have experience of 5 to 20 years climbing mount Kilimanjaro. So When hiking up Kilimanjaro tell the Mountain guide how do you feel and also follow advise. Altitude sickness occurs randomly and some people don't get altitude sickness, so don't be afraid, and keep on plan for your Kilimanjaro trekking expedition, climbing adventure trip. This information is just to alert you about what is on in Kilimanjaro trekking and taking precaution is necessary on human being life. 

High Altitude Sickness (HAS)

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).

High Altitude sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) can affect mountain climbers, hikers, skiers, or travelers who ascend too rapidly to high altitude, typically above 8000 feet or 2400 meters. The risk is higher for persons who normally reside at or near sea level. Anyone is at risk, no matter what age or level of fitness.

The reduction in atmospheric pressure and a lower oxygen concentration at high altitude are the cause of the illness, which can affect lungs, nervous system, muscles and heart.

Symptoms can range from mild to life threatening.

Mild symptoms (most cases):

-Headache, difficult in sleeping, loss of appetite, nausea and/or vomiting, fatigue, dizziness or light –headedness, rapid pulse, shortness of breath with exertion.

Severe symptoms (can cause death if not treated early)

-Continuous cough with shortness of breath at rest, chest tightness or congestion, coughing up blood, bluish color of skin, inability to walk in straight line or to walk at all, deceased consciousness, confusion, gray or pale completion: in these cases there is edema in the lungs (HAPE or High Altitude Pulmonary Edema) or in the brain (HACE or High Altitude Cerebral Edema).

The risk and severity of AMS is higher as the rate of ascent is increased, the higher altitude attained and higher levels of exertion. It takes about 8 hours to develop, which is why skiers usually don’t suffer too much.

At altitude below 3000 metres, about 20% of the people develop symptoms, but above 3500 metres most people will experience at least some symptoms, while at altitudes below 5000 metres, virtually everybody will suffer symptoms, especially if enough time is not taken for acclimatization.

Considering the altitudes of the peaks of Mount Meru (4667 metres) and Mount Kilimanjaro (5895 metres) and the short  time span generally taken in climbing these  mountains, most climbers will develop  some  form as AMS ,if they do a rapid  ascent without  sufficient acclimatisation. For Marangu route you can climb for 5 days successful to the top, because Marangu route is easier and gentle. How ever it depends how fit you are and 6 days is recommend so that yourself enough time while climbing Kilimanjaro. Other routes mostly need 6 days or more like Machame, Rongai, and Umbwe; while Lemosho and Shira need 7 days or more for Kilimanjaro trekking expeditions.

 How to prevent (serious) AMS:

Before deciding to climb mount kilimanjaro, first make good choice of the kilimanjaro climbing route. It depends your physical situation, Climate of the Region/city which you come from or you live. People from mountaineers countries like Italy,Austria, Switzerland, German e.tc are very fit and experienced, and are able take difficult routes like Umbwe, Machame. So For those coming from hot weather cities or who have less exercises then choose easier routes like Marangu, Rongai or Shira route. 

Take  as much time as possible  to acclimatise.When  climbing  above  300 metres ,sleeping elevation should not increase more than  300 metres  per  night  and spend  a second  night  at same elevation for every  1000 metres. That is why we recommend to take an extra day for acclimatization so that your Kilimanjaro trekking adventure is fun and success.

Also when you arrive in Tanzania, overnight at a Hotel located in high altitude.

 This is also useful acclimatization treks on Mt. Kenya or Mt. Meru before climbing Kilimanjaro.

 Recognize early symptoms of AMS, so you can return  if needed. Experienced guides will monitor you and warn you in time. All guides are experienced and have taken many Kilimanjaro trekking adventure trips to the Kilimanjaro snow.

Go slowly! This is special warning for extra fit climbers who have a tendency to go too fast and increase their risk for AMS. Please take advise of Guides and surely you will be safe and success in your Kilimanjaro trekking expedition.

Mount Kilimanjaro National park authority always have principles of maintaining group of 6 or less and at least 3 guides to take care of every Tourist climber. Mostly these guides are local born at base slopes of mount Kilimanjaro, well educated and trained. They have local knowledge useful for Tourists and adventures.

Drink as much water as you can, and enough water is provided by Travel Agencies/Kilimanjaro climbing outfitter. Acclimatisation and the exertion of the climb caused fluid loss. You will need to drink 3-5 litres per day! Monitor your urine color (should be clear).

Avoid walking or trekking very fast when you first get up to altitude, but light activity is better than sleeping because respiration decreases during sleep, making AMS symptoms worse.

Avoid smoking, alcohol and tranquillizers as they further decrease the respiratory drive during sleeping-resulting in worsening symptoms.

Eat a high carbohydrate diet (more than 70% of calories from carbohydrate).Oral rehydration salts and energy bars are recommended. Ask the Travel agency or Kilimanjaro trekking for Menu daily time table and demand what you need.

Strongly consider the use of Acetazolamide (Diamox) to speed acclimatisation with a factor 3-4.This drug was introduced in the mid 1990’s; it makes the blood more acid and stimulates the frequency of respiration. Side effects: incease of urine output, tingling of fingers and lips. Mild drowsiness and a possible allergic reaction as it is sulfa based.If considering taking the drug, try it before the trip. The most recent advice for the dosage: 250 mg in the morning (whole tablet), 125 mg in evening (1/2 tablet).Start the day before or the day of the ascent and continue 3-4 days, as normally acclimatization takes 3 days.

People suffering from cardiac or severe pulmonary diseases and pregnant women should avoid high altitudes.

How to treat AMS:

-The principle is to descend to lower altitude as rapidly and safely as possible. Usually there are Emergency Mountain Rangers who are standby for taking rescue of any ill person. Mountain rangers work hand in hand with your guides.

-Oxygen and drug as Acetazolamide, Nifedipine and Dexamethasone can be used in more severe cases but need good medical supervision (not always available!).

-For severe cases as HAPE and HACE-hospitalisation is required,but facililities such as mechanical ventilation are usually not available. This refers to such devices as the Gamor Bag-standard equipment on mountains like Everest. With the ever increasing amount of climbers on Tanzania’s peaks (1000’s per year) one would hope for some investment in improvement of medical facilities on these mountains. 

Take precautions and follow advice so that you avoid this sickness. Wish you well planning and Kilimanjaro trekking expedition and climbing adventure successful.

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