FAQ

Kilimanjaro Mountain asked questions

 

Which months favor the climbing of Kilimanjaro Mountain?

 

It is possible to trek the mountain throughout the year but during some months the condition is adverse.  During some months there could be bad weather conditions such as excessive rain, winds, snow/ice and extreme cold can be draining on the body and significantly. Due to this condition the possibility of reaching the summit is  lowered.

The best months to climb Mount Kilimanjaro include; January, February, September & October. June to August, are characterized by cold temperature and dry weather. Rains occur in March, November and December. April and May receive heavy rains and hence not conducive for climbing the mountain. If you are considering climbing in the wetter months, the Rongai route is recommended since the northern side of the mountain receives less precipitation.

 

 

What kind of food can I expect on the mountain and what about drinking water?

 

 

All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and drinks will be provided while on the mountain. An example of what you can expect on the mountain:

 

Breakfast & Lunch

# Breakfast Lunch Snack Dinner    
1 Tea, coffee, hot chocolate
Porridge
Toast or crepe with margarine, peanut butter, jam, honey
Eggs and sausage
Fruit
Water or juice
Sandwich
Boiled Egg
Roasted chicken
Cheese
Candy bar, Beans
Snack
Fruit
Tea, coffee, hot chocolate
Roasted peanuts
Popcorn
Tea, coffee, hot chocolate
Soup
Salad
Stewed vegetables with Beef, Chicken or Fish
Rice Pilaf
Potatoes
Fruit Salad
   

Plenty of drinking water will be boiled and cooled each day and provided to you before setting off on your day’s hike to keep you well hydrated.

 

How much should I tip to the mountain guide(s) and crew?

Tips for the mountain guide(s) and porters should be handed out on the last day and given directly to each person.

Please see below for recommended tipping guidelines for your safari:

Mountain Guide:             $18 – $20 per day

Each Assistant Guide:     $13 – $17 per day

Each Cook:                           $13 – $17 per day

Each Porter:                          $10 per day

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