It is composed of three extinct volcanoes: Kibo 19, 340 ft (5,895 meters), Mawenzi 16,896ft (5,149m) and Shira 13,000 ft (3,962m). It is also one of the world’s highest free-standing mountains. To assist with your preparations we have compiled the following information dossier, which we hope you will find helpful.
The Mt. Kilimanjaro climb is considered a strenuous and physically demanding trip (reaching altitudes exceeding 19,000ft above sea level). It is imperative that you are fully prepared (both physically and mentally) for this trip and you must ensure you have all the appropriate equipment and clothing which can greatly affect the overall enjoyment of your tour.
You will experience equatorial to arctic conditions. The range begins with the warm dry plains with an average temperature of 30 degree centigrade, ascends through a wide belt of wet tropical forest, through zones with generally decreasing temperature and rainfall, to the summit where there is permanent ice and below freezing conditions.