Kilimanjaro Region

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Kilimanjaro Region

Location Kilimanjaro Region is located in the north-eastern part of Tanzania and borders with Kenya to the north. Districts of Kilimanjaro Region Same, Mwanga, Moshi Rural, Moshi Urban, Hai, Siha and Rombo. KIHO is currently mostly active in Same District. Main ethnic groups Pare, Chaga, Maasai and Sambaa. Geography The areas in Kilimanjaro Region fall into two extremes. One part of the area is located in the lee ward side of the mountain hence it is dry and semi–arid. The lowlands are warm, dry and less densely populated. They receive an annual rainfall of less than 800mm deep.   The largest part of the region is mountainous, surrounded by Pare Mountains that range from the base of Mount Kilimanjaro, which is the highest mountain in Africa. This zone has increasingly become, and has always been, the most densely populated – even up to an altitude of 2,400m. Due to the steep

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Mount Kilimanjaro

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Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. It has three volcanic cones: Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. It is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest single free-standing mountain in the world: 5,895 metres above sea level and about 4,900 metres above its plateau base. It has three volcanic cones: Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. First ascent: (European) 6 October 1889 by Ha…‎ Location: Kilimanjaro Region, north east Tanzania.‎ Last eruption: Between 150,000 and 200,000 The origin of the name Kilimanjaro is not known, but a number of theories exist. European explorers had adopted the name by 1860 and reported that Kilimanjaro was the mountain’s Kiswahili name.[9] The 1907 edition of The Nuttall Encyclopædia also records the name of the mountain as Kilima-Njaro.[10] Johann Ludwig Krapf wrote in 1860 that Swahilis along the coast called the mountain Kilimanjaro. Although he did not offer any support,[11] he claimed that Kilimanjaro meant either mountain of greatness or mountain of caravans. Under the latter

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When to Climb Kilimanjaro?

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When to Climb Kilimanjaro?

Guidebooks suggest climbing Kilimanjaro in January-February or August-September, when warmer temperatures and clear skies are most likely. But these are also the most crowded months. Climbing in March or October, just before each of two rainy seasons, is the best hedge to avoid both crowds and foul weather.

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Successful Tips to Climb Kilimanjaro

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Successful Tips to Climb Kilimanjaro

COPIED FROM;       https://iantaylortrekking.com/ 1). Choose the Right Route for your Kilimanjaro Climb The most important piece of advice I can give you is to have a minimum of 8 days on the mountain.  We find that the best route up the mountain is using the Lemosho Route over 8 days. If you want to be safe, successful and have the best experience possible, then you need an 8 day climb. There are officially seven routes up the mountain, however I would only recommend two of those.  One of the biggest problems on Kilimanjaro is people trying to go up the mountain way to quickly, not allowing themselves the necessary time to acclimatize to the low levels of oxygen.  I would never step foot on Kilimanjaro with less than a seven day trek and 8 days is best. At 5,895m/19,341 feet, Kilimanjaro’s summit is at a high level of altitude and one

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Kilimanjaro Climbing Routes

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Kilimanjaro Climbing Routes

There are several routes by which to reach Kibo, or Uhuru Peak, the highest summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, namely: Marangu, Rongai, Lemosho, Shira, Umbwe and Machame. Being one of the most popular mountains in the world, roughly 50,000 [1] trekkers every year try to reach the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. According to research published by the Climb Kilimanjaro Guide, the average summit success rate across all climbers and routes is 65%. However, summit success rate heavily depends upon what route is climbed as routes vary considerably in terms of acclimatization profile and duration of climb. The trek to Uhuru Peak is considered to be a relatively straightforward endeavour; however, ample time must still be provided for proper acclimatization to prevent altitude sickness. The three shortest routes, Marangu, Rongai, and Machame, are less challenging and are often trekked by individuals with limited mountaineering experience. Some trekkers employ altitude-sickness medication, including acetazolamide, but taking at least seven days is the best way to avoid

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Kilimanjaro Packing List

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Kilimanjaro Packing List

Kilimanjaro Packing List Clothing 4-5 Pairs of underwear Top and bottom base layer 3-4 Short sleeve and 1-2 long sleeve trekking shirts 1-2 Pairs of hiking trousers 1 Fleece jacket 1 Insulated winter jacket 1 Insulated trekking trousers 1 Hardshell jacket Lightweight raingear Headgear Sun hat, ideally with a neck cover Warm beanie or fleece headband Bandana or neck gaiter Headlamp Sunglasses Hands and Walking Lightweight inner gloves Warm outer gloves/mitts Adjustable trekking poles Footwear Mid-weight hiking boots – Salomon Quest Camp trainers / Trekking sandals 4-5 Pairs of trekking socks – SmartWool or Bridgedale 1 Pair of warm/thick trekking socks Bags and Daypack ( 80-90L Waterproof duffle bag 20-30L Daypack Daypack raincover Travel bag organisers (optional) Sleeping Accessories 4-Season sleeping bag Insulated sleeping mat Inflatable pillow (optional) General Accessories Large volume water bottle or hydration bladder  for backpack Water Purification Tablets Baby wipes Sweat-resistant suncream Blister plasters Insect repellant

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