Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro
Photo by Melanie Hinton, all rights reserved.

Extremely prominent mountain at 10,000+ feet from base to summit. It is a long hike usually broken into 4 to 7 days. It is not particularly hard, but Tanzania requires you to have a native guide with you. The trail moves from the Jungle, through the Serengeti, up to high desert like landscape, and ultimately to barren desert at the top (if you're lucky some of the glacier will still be there when you climb, but not for long).

Elevation (feet): 19,340
Elevation (meters): 5,895
Continent: Africa
Country: Tanzania
Range/Region: Northeast Tanzania
Latitude: -3.06667
Longitude: 37.35
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Jun, Jul, Aug, Dec
Year first climbed: 1889
First successful climber(s): Hans Meyer, L. Purtscheller
Nearest major airport: Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA), Tanzania
Convenient Center: Marangu via Moshi, Tanzania