Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the highest mountains in the world and the highest in Africa. Climbing Kilimanjaro is the dream of almost every climber. Following mentioned are some of the facts which you are needed to know about Kilimanjaro before planning a climbing trip to it:
– Geographical details
Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano and this summit is approximately 5895 meters above the sea level and this is known as Uhuru Peak. By being on the summit, you can look deep down into the crater pit. This is also possible for the climber to camp in carter that is more than 5300 meters and there are most chances of altitude sickness then. This is one of the highest volcanoes in the world and the highest mountain that is free standing in the whole world. The other famous and the highest mountains Himalaya and Andes all are the part of the ranges. There are 7 routes for the Kilimanjaro out of which 5 use the southern circuit that is via Stella point to the summit. Those five routes are Shira, Marangu, Umbwe, Lemosho and Machame routes. There are other two routes as well which are the northern circuit and Rongai which approach northeast and it uses the Gilman’s point for the summit. The oldest and the only route with so many accommodations to Kilimanjaro is the Marangu route while all the other 6 routes require the climber to camp there. This mountain is located in the national park of Tanzania Kilimanjaro where there is a need of permit to enter. Other than this, the trekkers are required to get registered by a guide company and support staff for safety enhancement during the climbing,
– Climbing success rate
There are more than 30,000 trekkers on the annual basis who try to climb Kilimanjaro and there is a low cost of climbing Kilimanjaro while the ratio of success rate is totally dependent on the number of days you spend in climbing. The higher the number of days the increased there is chances for your success. The minimum numbers of days which are required to achieve your goal of climbing are 7 days.
– The perfect time to climbing
In Kilimanjaro, there are two rainy seasons that is in April may and the next is in November. While the busiest season for climbers is from June to September and the second season which is equally best is December to March but in this season it is colder there which can be a bit problematic. On Kilimanjaro, there are basically five climatic zones and the lowest which is there is characterized by the tropical weather and heavy rainfall and humidity. This zone is dominated by shrubs of different sizes.
– Death rates
The death rates in Kilimanjaro aren’t exactly reported to the media but still, there are some estimates made by the commentators and according to that about 3-7 people die annually while climbing at Kilimanjaro.