Mount Kilimanjaro is the world’s tallest free-standing mountain at 5,895 metres (19,354 feet) and one of the “Seven Summits” – the highest mountains of each of the seven continents.
There are numerous routes up the mountain of varying duration. We always favour the longest routes to enable sufficient acclimatisation to altitude to maximise summit success and reduce the risk of medical complications. To that end our favoured route is the Lemosho Route which is conducted over 7 nights and 8 days.
Some people trivialise Mount Kilimanjaro as a “walk up a very big hill”, which essentially it is in that there are no technical elements to the climb. However it does present dangers.
We have conducted many, many successful climbs of Kilimanjaro.
When you climb with Epic, you can be assured that your endeavours are guided all the way. We mitigate extensively against risk and include thorough pre-climb briefings and suggested training programmes. Importantly, we monitor your progress in advance of your departure. We provide comprehensive gear lists, equipment advice and personally check your kit before you climb.
Safety is the key concern. Our guides test oxygen blood saturation twice daily and carry oxygen en route. We also have our own resident doctor, Dr Rob Barbour, who has climbed Kili many times and can advise medically should the need arise.
All of our climbs are tailored to a luxury specification and supported by a full complement of mountain guides, camp staff and porters. Our guides are the most experienced on the mountain.
Kilimanjaro can be climbed throughout the year but the rainy seasons are best avoided (mid-March to mid-June and late October through mid-December.)
Of course, a climb of Kili also provides an opportunity for an African safari thereafter, given its proximity to iconic game parks like Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, also in Tanzania. At a minimum it is worth considering 3 to 4 nights in the Serengeti to take in the migration post-climb.
To summit Mount Kilimanjaro on a breathless, blue sky dawn is surely one of life’s great experiences.
Mid-June – Mid-October & Mid-December – Mid-March
Allow 8 Days (Lemosho Route)
Allow 7 Days (Machame Route)
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