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Climbing Kilimanjaro: Everything a Beginner Needs to Know in 2024-2025

Climbing Kilimanjaro: Everything a Beginner Needs to Know in 2024-2025

UPDATED 2024

Kilimanjaro Climbing Guide

Kilimanjaro towers at 5,895 m/19,340 ft above sea level. It is the highest free standing mountain in the world and the "Roof of Africa".

Mt Kilimanjaro is one of the most popular travel attractions on the continent. Over 40,000 people visit it every year. It's an incredibly beautiful trek where a climber doesn't require technical climbing skills. To reach the summit, one needs only a healthy average fitness level.

We wrote this guide to help climbers prepare for their once-in-a-lifetime adventure. All the recommendations below are the results of our 10+ years of experience. Over this time we at Altezza Travel have organized Mount Kilimanjaro hiking trips for over 20,000 people.

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Facts to know before your Kilimanjaro hike

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Height
19,340 ft/5,895 m
Peaks
Kibo, Mawenzi, Shira
Trekking Distance
42 miles (70km) | Lemosho Route
Required Skills
Average fitness level
Climate zones
Rainforest, Heather, Moorland, Alpine, Arctic
First Climb
1889, Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller
Kilimanjaro Routes
Lemosho, Machame, Rongai, Northern Circuit, Marangu, Umbwe
Average Expeditions Duration
6-9 days
Kilimanjaro Hike Lengths
Average Price
$2,750
Average Climb Cost
Kilimanjaro Success Rate
98%
Kilimanjaro Success Rate

How long does it take to climb Kilimanjaro?

The time it takes to climb Kilimanjaro depends on the route chosen. Most expeditions last 6 to 8 days. An experienced hiker with prior acclimatization usually climbs Kilimanjaro through an accelerated 5-day program. If you stay overnight in the crater, Kilimanjaro climbs can take 9 days or longer.

Among the Seven Summits, the Kilimanjaro trek is one of the shortest. For example, climbing Mount Everest takes 6-9 weeks, Denali and Aconcagua- 2-3 weeks. Kilimanjaro takes about one week only.

How hard is it to climb Kilimanjaro?

Climbing Kilimanjaro is moderately challenging but achievable for the average person. With a reputable climbing operator and sufficient time for acclimatization, reaching the summit is possible for most climbers.

Can a beginner climb Kilimanjaro?

Yes, Kilimanjaro is accessible to beginners with little or no trekking experience. With some prior training and a good climbing tour, your chances of conquering Kilimanjaro will be very high.

Kilimanjaro Routes and Maps

Machame Route
Machame Route Lemosho Route Marangu Route Rongai Route Umbwe Route Northern Circuit Route
Machame Route
The Machame hiking trail is the second most popular on Kilimanjaro. It starts in the tropical rainforest on the southern slope. Beginners should choose the seven-day option for a better acclimatization profile. Many of the Altezza's group climbs go via the Machame Route.
Lemosho Route
Starting on Kilimanjaro's western side, the Lemosho Route has a remote trailhead. One of the key highlights is the famous Shira Plateau and the Cathedral Peak (3,962m/13,000 feet). The latter is the highest point of Kili's western slope. Lemosho offers the finest acclimatization on Kilimanjaro. Our experts believe it to be the best Kilimanjaro route for group and individual treks. Or at the very least one of the best.
Marangu Route
Marangu traverses the Eastern slope of Kilimanjaro. Chosen by over 30% of the hikers who climbed Kilimanjaro in 2023, it is the most popular route on Kilimanjaro. Hikers on all other routes spend their nights in tents. But in Marangu, they sleep in shared wooden huts (4-10 people in each). These huts are great during the rainy season. Also, it is the only route that follows the same trail for ascent and descent.
Rongai Route
Rongai is the only route on the northern side, close to the Kenyan border. The trail goes through a beautiful forest of pine trees. Fewer people go there, making it a great choice to climb Kilimanjaro anytime. The descent follows the eastern Marangu route. This allows the hikers to enjoy the spectacular views of eastern Kilimanjaro.
Umbwe Route
The Umbwe Route is more challenging than the other ones because it follows a steeper trail in the beginning. We recommend it to those in good physical shape. Besides, it takes the climbers to higher camps faster than other routes. So having prior acclimatization is advisable. Like Machame, it passes through a beautiful rainforest. You can see colobuses and blue monkeys there.
Northern Circuit
The Northern Circuit is the longest route on Kilimanjaro. Beginning on the western slope, this trail goes around the cone, going up to the summit from the west. Descent is through the southern slope. This wonderful route gives trekkers a four-faced view of the mountain. However, it skips some key attractions, such as Dendrosenecio plants or the Barranco Wall.

Expert Opinion

Kilimanjaro is one of the most accessible summits for beginners. This expedition is moderately challenging, doesn't require special skills, and is suitable even for first-time climbers.

Yet, do not underestimate Kilimanjaro: 5,895 meters (19,340 ft) is a serious height. Poor acclimatization can cause high-altitude sickness. Sadly, tragedies happen each year. The primary cause is choosing low-cost operators. They use substandard equipment, while their unqualified guides lack first aid and emergency management skills.

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Kilimanjaro Group Climbs

We offer Kilimanjaro group climbs almost every day. If you have specific vacation dates and can't find a suitable group, contact our managers. We may consider opening a new group on the dates you suggest. To sign up for a trip, we require a $100 deposit only.

Popular questions about Kilimanjaro

When is the best time to climb Kilimanjaro?

Late December to early March and mid-June to late October are the best times for a Kilimanjaro climb. This is when the Kilimanjaro weather is nearly ideal.

Although other months have rain, it doesn't mean there are constant heavy showers. Typically, rains begin in the latter half of the day. This allows trekkers a significant window of clear weather every day during the rainy season. There are also days without any rain. Altezza offers discounted climbs during the wet season.

You may read more about the seasons of Kilimanjaro.

How much does it cost to climb Kilimanjaro?

As of 2024, a comfortable and safe 7-day group climb costs about $2600-2800. A shorter 5-6-day adventure or a season-discounted trip comes at $2100-2400. This amount includes the park entrance fees, which make up about 40% of the total trip cost.

Any trekking companies offering below this amount should warrant caution. You may get low-quality guides and bad equipment. Such trips often lack medical kits and oxygen tanks, putting your safety at risk.

Also, low prices always correlate with the mistreatment of porters. None of those operators is a member of the KPAP. The crews of budget operators are often underpaid and poorly fed, putting their and hikers' safety at risk. Read more about how much does it cost to climb Kilimanjaro in our detailed blog post.

Where is Mount Kilimanjaro located?

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park is in northern Tanzania, East Africa. It is just three degrees south of the equator. While some of the most iconic panoramic shots of Mt. Kilimanjaro have been captured from the Kenyan side, all trailheads lie in Tanzania. Therefore, tourists can only climb Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The closest airport is Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Many Kilimanjaro expeditions begin in Moshi, the capital of the same region.

How tall is Mount Kilimanjaro?

Uhuru Peak, the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, stands tall at 5,895 meters (19,341 feet). Yet, this doesn't mean you'll be starting your climb from the very base. Most hotels near Kilimanjaro are at an altitude of 700-1,000 meters above sea level. The trailheads begin at elevations of 1,600 meters and above.

Due to its altitude, Mt Kilimanjaro is among the few places in East Africa to see snow. The snow-capped peak of Kilimanjaro is truly a sight to behold!

Can you climb Mount Kilimanjaro without a guide?

Climbing Kilimanjaro is subject to the regulations of the Kilimanjaro National Park. The official rules dictate that a local guide must accompany all hikers. Rangers at the park will not permit entry to anyone without a professional Kilimanjaro guide.

Also, venturing up to the Roof of Africa solo involves certain risks. During the summit night in the peak zone, one may succumb to altitude sickness or get injured. If needed, the guides will assist with evacuations and other emergencies.

Finally, climbing Kilimanjaro is more than merely a physical challenge. You'll go on a rich cultural journey with your guides. You will learn about Kilimanjaro's plants, animals, and history. The guides will also share vibrant stories of the communities living in its shadow.

How high are the park fees on Kilimanjaro?

Anyone planning to climb Kilimanjaro should keep the park entrance fees in mind. As of today, they come at $154 per day per hiker. This amount includes several types of fees:

  • 'Conservation fees' are for staying in the National Park and enjoying its nature.

  • 'Camping fees', or 'hut fees' on the Marangu route. - The fees for pitching the tents or sleeping in the Marangu wooden cabins in the park.

  • 'Crew fees' - there is a small charge for each crew member entering the National Park to support you on the trek.

  • 'Rescue fee' - this is a sort of mandatory 'insurance' payment. The hikers pay it to use the Kilimanjaro rescue cars. Please keep in mind that this is not a substitute for a real insurance package.

Don't worry about the park fees when planning your trip. Tour operators include them in the tour price and we will pay them to the park authorities on your behalf. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with Altezza you can be sure that we will take care of every detail.


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Preparing and training for Kilimanjaro

How should I train for Mount Kilimanjaro climb?

Maintaining a reasonable level of fitness is crucial to climb Kilimanjaro. However, summiting Kilimanjaro doesn't require athletic prowess. A healthy average would be adequate. As a guideline, we suggest assessing whether you can comfortably hike 8-10 km (5-6.2 mi). If you can do it, then you are fit enough to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

A great exercise for hiking Kilimanjaro is running. Keep training until you can confidently jog 4-5 km (2.5 - 3.1 miles). Good training programs are available at the Nike Running Club app.

Swimming is an excellent complement. Swimming strengthens your entire body and improves your heart and lung endurance. This makes it a great addition to running. The first primarily focuses on leg endurance. Swimming takes it further by engaging the arms, core, and legs at the same time. Water buoyancy is also good for people who want to protect their joints while exercising.

Finally, it is great if you have any rural areas nearby with rough hiking trails. Aim for longer ones, ideally in the 10-15 km (6-10 mi) range. Remember, most of the Kilimanjaro hike will be uphill. So, training over longer distances in the countryside will prepare you for the Roof of Africa.

You may also check our Kilimanjaro training plan. It's useful for building your stamina and fitness for the climb.

When are the rainy and the dry seasons in Tanzania?

Tanzania has two rainy seasons and two dry seasons. The short rainy season begins in early November and lasts until late December. It is followed by the dry season, which lasts until mid-March. Then the season of long rains begins, ending in mid-June.

You should consider the northern slopes to climb Kilimanjaro during the rainy season. According to the data we received from the Tanzania Meteorological Authority, this part of the mountain receives five times less rainfall. Good Kilimanjaro routes to choose from are Rongai, Northern Circuit, and Marangu.

One should also remember that the period from June to October in East Africa is marked by cold nights. At the high altitudes of Kilimanjaro, the nights will be pretty chilly. Make sure you have everything from our packing list.

I am an athlete. Is there anything I should keep in mind while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro?

Fit climbers often hike Kilimanjaro too quickly. They don't take enough time to acclimatize at lower elevations. Many reach camps faster than the rest of the group. The fast pace increases their risk of getting mountain sickness.

Climbing Kilimanjaro preparation goes beyond physical fitness. It's also a test of discipline and a steadfast commitment to the acclimatization plan.

What is the food like on a Kilimanjaro climb?

On a Kilimanjaro trek with Altezza Travel, every climber receives a balanced diet designed specifically for the mountain environment. Our specialized menu is rich in calories and carbs to provide you with ample energy.

For breakfast, we serve porridge, pancakes, fruit, eggs, sausages, and toast with jam. Lunch or dinner options include delicious soups like butternut, tomato, leek, vegetable, and beef, potato dishes, spaghetti, chicken, stews, fresh vegetable salads, and avocado. All meal courses are served with delicious sauces and dressing. For dessert, we have mangoes, bananas, pineapple, and oranges. They give you important vitamins and minerals. Coffee and tea are always available in the camp.

We also have extended meal plans for vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free climbers. We will do our best to accommodate other diets also.

Throughout the trek, our guides will frequently pause for tea with biscuits. Nonetheless, climbing Kilimanjaro demands considerable energy. Hence, we recommend you bring snacks such as energy bars, dried fruits, and high-calorie treats. It's preferable to purchase these at home. There might be a much broader variety of such products available in your country compared to Tanzania.

What is the best day to start a Mount Kilimanjaro trek?

At Altezza Travel, we've conducted an in-depth analysis and examined the data from January 1, 2023, to September 30, 2023. We looked at the records of over 40,000 climbers.

Our findings revealed that starting your trek on a Wednesday or Thursday reduces the crowds you will encounter. There are almost twice fewer climbers starting on these days compared to the rest of the week.

Additionally, we discovered that the Rongai route has eight times fewer climbers than the popular Machame route. Thus, by hiking Mount Kilimanjaro on Thursday and opting for the Rongai route, you'll encounter nearly 16 times fewer climbers on your way to Uhuru Peak.

Kilimanjaro itinerary

Planning to climb Kilimanjaro? Check out our seven-day itinerary designed for beginners. It details each day's activities on the mountain. Also, we’ve included a two-day safari in the Tarangire and Ngorongoro parks after the climb. This twelve-day adventure covers all of Tanzania's must-see highlights.
Check this sample Kilimanjaro itinerary
Check this sample Kilimanjaro itinerary
Lemosho Route 7-day program Beginner-friendly
What to pack for Kilimanjaro
Your climb operator will provide tents, mattresses, tables, chairs, first aid kits, oxygen tanks, and other group equipment. However, you must bring your own personal gear, such as clothing and footwear, or rent it upon arrival. Despite Kilimanjaro's equatorial location, you will face sub-zero temperatures starting from the second day of the adventure. Our comprehensive gear list outlines everything you will need for the journey.
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Kilimanjaro Guides

50+ expert Kilimanjaro guides work for Altezza Travel

Our lead guides have a lot of experience across all Kilimanjaro routes. All are certified as Wilderness First Responders. They are a great company to climb Kilimanjaro with.

Abraham Kipokola
Abraham Kipokola
Mt Kilimanjaro guide
10+ years of Experience
Wilderness First Responder
Baraka Ayo
Baraka Ayo
Mt Kilimanjaro guide
7+ years of Experience
Wilderness First Responder
Stanley Minja
Stanley Minja
Mt Kilimanjaro guide
8+ years of Experience
Wilderness First Responder

Professional Guiding Crew

Our guiding teams are what sets Altezza apart. They are the reason why world-famous organizations trust their Kilimanjaro journeys to us. Nimsdai, Wings of Kilimanjaro, Red Bull athletes, and Fortune 500 top managers, among many others, climb with Altezza. Our team members have improved their skills by attending workshops in the Himalayas. They learned from the best in the industry and continue to do so.

Kilimanjaro Hiking Routes

Questions about Kilimanjaro safety

Can you recommend a reliable travel insurance?

Altezza Travel recommends Global Rescue, known for reliable reimbursements. Your coverage should include three important things. These are high-altitude hiking up to 6000 meters, helicopter evacuation, and medical services.

Are there any tips for the best acclimatization for climbing Kilimanjaro?

In order to acclimate and summit successfully, we recommend following these simple rules:

Hike slowly. Your body needs time to adjust to the lower oxygen levels. By following a moderate pace, you'll enable it to produce more red cells. Those are used to transport more oxygen to the vitals and to increase the breathing rate. Our guides will be monitoring your pace and will help you to correct it if needed.

Drink 3-4 liters of water a day. Staying properly hydrated is essential. Water will be provided by our crew along the trek.

Join our acclimatization hikes. Each day, our guides lead short hikes from the camp to higher ground and then back again. These hikes usually last no more than 2 hours. They help a lot with getting used to the altitude. We suggest everyone takes part.

If you have time, consider climbing Mount Meru before your Kilimanjaro trip. Those close to South America will have many options for similar hikes. For example, on the Inca Trail. Climbing other lower mountains around the world can also be fantastic. It will help you get used to higher altitudes, preparing you for the Kilimanjaro journey.

Lastly, if you choose routes that are seven days or longer, your body will have more time to adjust. This will improve your chances of reaching the summit.

What is the best route for acclimatization?

To acclimatize better on Kilimanjaro, the best routes are Lemosho, Machame, and Rongai. Consider them, or other itineraries with seven days and more.

How many extra acclimatization days should I take?

On the seven-day Machame route, you won't need any extra acclimatization days. Equally good options are Rongai and Lemosho. These are the main routes we use for most of our trips. However, if you think you're not very physically fit, you may add one or two days for extra rest.

Do you need oxygen systems to climb Kilimanjaro?

At the summit of Kilimanjaro, the level of oxygen in the air is roughly half of what it is at sea level. Most climbers can reach Uhuru Peak without using extra oxygen.

Yet, to be on the safe side, we take precautions. On our expeditions at Altezza Travel, we always have plenty of oxygen tanks. The cost of oxygen is included in the tour price.

We have 300+ oxygen tanks ready for our expeditions, more than all other operators combined. In an unlikely scenario, if your group needs extra oxygen, we will send it from our base. The neighboring Altezza groups on the mountain are also ready to share theirs. Hiking Mount Kilimanjaro with us is always safe.

Do I need to take a medical kit with me?

During climbing Kilimanjaro expeditions, Altezza Travel teams carry comprehensive medical kits. On the hikes, we use smaller tactical kits. They contain everything needed to treat injuries, scratches or twisted limbs. Our camp's larger medical kits have medicines for common problems on a Kilimanjaro climb. Such as for nausea, headaches, vomiting, and stomach issues. Also, we have lots of oxygen ready to help you prevent altitude sickness when first symptoms arise.

The situation is different if you take any prescription medication. Better take it with you on your Tanzania trip.

What is the death rate on Kilimanjaro?

Relative to other mountains, Kilimanjaro has a low death rate on all its seven routes. Of the approximately 50,000 individuals hiking Mount Kilimanjaro each year, 3-5 lose their lives. The main causes of these deaths are brain and lung problems due to high altitude and heart attacks. Park authorities say this happens because hikers ignore acclimatization.

The mortality rate for Kilimanjaro porters is notably higher. Each year, 20-25 porters die while being a part of a Kilimanjaro crew. The most popular reason is pneumonia, caused by a lack of proper gear or shoddy tents. Responsibility for this largely lies with super-budget trek operators.

To end the mistreatment of porters, always choose a KPAP-registered company when climbing Kilimanjaro. This organization makes sure that operators treat their crew fairly by paying good wages and providing everything they need for safe working conditions on Kilimanjaro. You may learn more in our video about our involvement in the KPAP work.

In the 10 years that Altezza Travel has been operating, we've guided over 20,000 climbers to the summit. We haven't had a single fatality. In addition, we are a proud member of the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP) and regularly donate funds to them.

Why the summit of Kilimanjaro is called Uhuru Peak?

The highest peak of Kilimanjaro was named Uhuru Peak to celebrate Tanzania's independence from Britain in 1961. "Uhuru," means "freedom" in Swahili.

Can I go on a safari after I climbed Kilimanjaro?

Tanzania has famous destinations for any kind of African adventure. The most popular destinations are Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. It is undoubtedly a great idea to plan a safari before or after the climb. We have a fleet of new safari cars and a team of highly professional safari driver-guides who will your safari truly unforgettable!

Altezza Travel - a responsible operator of Kilimanjaro climbs

Altezza Travel is a Tanzania-registered tour operator. We live, work, and pay taxes in this country only. Our commitment to Tanzania extends to impactful social responsibility initiatives. Our team regularly plants trees on Kilimanjaro, fights bushfires, and protects wildlife on the mountain.

We are also the largest tourism employer in Kilimanjaro. There are over 300 people in our office and hotel teams. Our Kilimanjaro crew is 1500+ people strong and keeps rising annually. We are proud to attract the best talent in the region by offering the best working conditions and pay.

Feel free to contact our team for comprehensive advice about Kilimanjaro. We are here for you.

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Updates from Mount Kilimanjaro

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12 Comments
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Greg
12 Jun 2024
Thanks for the detailed recommendations, I feel much more confident after reading the materials and watching the videos, I found answers to all my questions!
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Claire
28 May 2024
On which route can I see Dendrosenecio plants? Is it only on the Lemosho route?
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Altezza Travel
28 May 2024

Hi! You can read our article about Dendrosenecio Kilimanjari here: https://altezza.travel/en/articles/giant-groundsel.

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Sunny
12 May 2024
I feel like I'd choose Rongai. It's great that even on Kilimanjaro there are still routes with fewer hikers on them!
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Marcus
24 Apr 2024
A great read, thank you! Very informative, answered virtually all my questions
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Jan
10 Apr 2024
Hi there! What about tipping? I heard it's mandatory for all climbers to leave tips for the crew. If so, what's the recommended amount per climber?
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Altezza Travel
10 Apr 2024
Hi, you can read our article on tipping culture here: https://altezza.travel/en/articles/tipping-culture.
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Jason
25 Mar 2024
Hi! I'm slightly puzzled about the term "extra summit" - could you clarify what it means?
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Altezza Travel
25 Mar 2024
For acclimatization purposes, our groups hike via the Cathedral Peak - 3962m/13000ft on the Lemosho Route. In our opinion, the most beautiful views of Mt. Kilimanjaro can be appreciated from this peak, especially in good weather.
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Felix
13 Mar 2024
Wow! The number of visitors each year is astonishing! It certainly makes me want to add this to my bucket list
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Ariana
10 Mar 2024
What kind of toilet/shower facility would be available during hiking?
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Altezza Travel
10 Mar 2024

On every route, there are stationary toilet facilities at the camps, but we highly recommend renting a portable toilet to improve the comfort of your expedition. Many of our guests say that this was their best investment ever :)

As for the stationary shower, it's available only on the Marangu Route, but it's a cold shower. You can rent a portable shower from us that comes with hot water. It's allowed to be used on any route, except Marangu.

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Kathy Brooks
06 Mar 2024
Thanks for the fantastic guide! Great summary and very helpful for planning my trip to Tanzania :)
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Hannah
03 Mar 2024
What a wonderful article! How many people are typically in the group? Additionally, how does Altezza Travel manage different climbing paces among participants?
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Altezza Travel
03 Mar 2024

Thank you for your question! We offer two types of expeditions - private and groups. You can visit our YouTube channel to learn more about the difference - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SSaFpWW0OU. Our join-in groups typically consist of around 12-15 people during peak season and 4-6 during the low season. Regarding the pace, you don't need to worry. Our guides hike at a very slow and comfortable pace. However, if you prefer to go faster or slower, the group can easily split up so that everyone can walk at their own comfortable pace.

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Marvin Davis
05 Dec 2023

Greetings! If we are a family of three, can we share one tent during the climb?

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Altezza Travel
05 Dec 2023

Hi Marvin!

In our classic expeditions, we use The North Face VE-25 model tents. Although these are designed as 3-person tents, it can be quite cramped with three people and their duffel bags inside. Therefore, we recommend these tents for two people and their baggage.

For our premium climbs, we offer Altezza walk-in tents equipped with beds. These tents also have a standard capacity for two people. However, we do provide a Living Tent option where we can accommodate up to four beds. This is an excellent option for families who wish to sleep together. The only minor drawback is that these larger tents can be a bit more chilly at night compared to the smaller ones.

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Patrick
20 Nov 2023

Hi! It's stated that April is a rainy season on Kilimanjaro, but how many days does it really rain and how heavy is it?

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Altezza Travel
20 Nov 2023

Based on our experience and information from the Meteorological data of Tanzania, it rains almost daily in April and can be quite heavy. If this is the only month you can climb Kilimanjaro, we would advise choosing the Marangu route, where you can overnight in wooden huts, or the Rongai route, where there is three times less rain than on the southern routes

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