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Climbing Kilimanjaro

Can I climb Mount KilimanjaroCan I climb Mount Kilimanjaro?

The simple answer is: YES, YOU CAN! 

Even though climbing Kilimanjaro is a big challenge, it is very possible for you to successfully climb Uhuru Peak!

Climbing Kilimanjaro is not a technical climb. With the right preparation, equipment, mindset and determination, you can make your dream come true and embrace the challenge. It can be seen as a goal to challenge yourself and proof yourself that you can do it. Of course it helps if you are in a good shape and physical condition – it will also make the hike more enjoyable for you. You can also see it as a big goal that requires a good preparation, healthy lifestyle and right mental preparation. We always recommend to start at least 3 month prior to your hike to go hiking frequently, to get used to your hiking boots and simply to be active. You don’t have to be a professional hiker or mountain runner to successfully climb Kilimanjaro. Going hiking, living healthy, paying attention to your diet and stop smoking are some good examples how Kilimanjaro can improve your life by setting it as your goal that you want to achieve.

A good preparation is your key to success!

Give yourself enough time to prepare. It is not a rocket science, but it definitely requires some time to read and understand all necessary information. Our team will assist you throughout your journey, which starts from our first contact by email all the way to the top of Kilimanjaro. The better you are prepared, the more you will enjoy your hike and the time in Tanzania in general. Even though we sometimes have hikers that are joining us last minute, the majority of our guests take some time to contact us, clarify questions and details to really understand what to do and what is required. A very important and often overlooked detailed is selecting the right shoes for your hike. Nothing can be more haunting than aching feet and uncomfortable shoes. That is something very individual but also something that you can control quite easily. Another very important part of preparing yourself is to go walking and hiking frequently. You don’t have to hit the gym for 2 hours a day but a basic routine in hiking and fat walking is essential to prepare your body for distance that must be covered each day on the mountain.

If you read all the information provided on our website you will be perfectly prepared for your climb – and to fully enjoy each day that you will spend on the mountain. All information that you find here will help you to understand what is necessary to successfully climb Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain and highest mountain of Africa!

In our guidelines we will step by step explain to you:

Thousands of successful climbs and happy clients have made us the top choice for your adventure. If you still have more questions, please feel free to contact us anytime and we will be happy to help you to arrange your once-in-a-lifetime experience of climbing Kilimanjaro in Tanzania!

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