Elevation

19,334 ft / 5,893 m

Prominence

19,308 ft / 5,885 m

Region

Tanzania

Summits

141 summits

Top climbing months

February   17%

September  14%

January   12%

Most climbed route

Machame Route

Highlights
  • Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and 4th highest of the Seven Summits.
  • Lies close to the equatorÉ but has snow on top! These famous "Snows of Kilimanjaro" are rapidly melting and are predicted to be gone by 2022.
  • Among the tallest freestanding mountains in the world, with Uhuru Peak rising 15,100 feet (4,600 m) from base to summit.
  • An inactive stratovolcano with 3 volcanic cones: Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira.
  • Uhuru Peak is the highest summit on Kibo's crater rim.
  • Several climbing routes exist: Marangu, Rongai, Lemosho, Shira, Umbwe and Machame.
  • Machame is by far the most scenic albeit steeper route up the mountain, which can be done in 6 or 7 days.
  • The Rongai is the easiest camping route.
  • The Marangu route is also easy and with accommodation in huts tends to be very busy.
  • Kilimanjaro National Park shows that only 40% of climbers actually reach the Uhuru summit with the majority of climbers turning around at Gilman's Point, only 300 meters short!
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