Even if you aren’t much of a mountain climber, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is still within reach if you use a reliable tour guide. Climbing Kilimanjaro is a company that does what its name implies and helps tourists achieve their goal of climbing this World Heritage site.
Relatively speaking, Kilimanjaro isn’t a hard climb in comparison to other world-famous mountains. Ropes or special gear isn’t required and you can do well with a decent pair of hiking boots and camping equipment. Of course, it is important to take basic precautions like any other climb and follow your guide closely.
Why Climb Kilimanjaro?
Kilimanjaro is 5,895 meters tall and has a high peak in Africa. What’s unique about it is the diverse ecology compared to all the other world-famous mountains. This is why it attracts eco-tourism more than mountaineering enthusiasts since it is quite an experience as you advance through different areas of the climb.
You will experience the forest, a snow-capped peak, and the African Savannah within just one day of scaling it. The flora has evolved due to this weird bundle of climates that you won’t find anywhere else.
The local government has done a great job in preserving the mountain, assuring tourists will be able to experience the raw landscape. There are strict controls in place to make sure people do not litter, poach and bags are inspected just in case. Even though thousands of people come through the area during the peak season, waste on the trail is virtually nonexistent.
The local culture holds the mountain in high regard and is still considered a mark of independence during their separation from colonial powers. People who were born and raised in the area have folklore and beliefs centered around the mountain that has been passed down for generations.
The downside of all of this is that the glaciers are slowly melting due to the effects of climate change. Taking a look at the peak over 100 years ago dwarfs what if found today. There are some estimates that the glacier will be gone by 2030, so you may want to make the climb before it’s gone.
More About Climbing Kilimanjaro
Climbing Kilimanjaro is a safe and sustainable tour company that gives tourists the best views of the mountain possible. Their guides are professionally trained and have extensive knowledge about the local terrain.
With a tour package, everything is planned out so that there is little variance and so the natural habitat is not disturbed. As a guest in the country, you will also be held accountable for not littering nor messing with the wildlife.cl
There are 6-day and 9-day routes available with pricing variance. Be sure to check them out for availability close to your arrival date.