Mount Kilimanjaro

Photo of Mount Kilimanjaro

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Details

Elevation (feet): 19340
Elevation (meters): 5895
Continent: Africa
Country: Tanzania
Range/Region: East Africa Mountains
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

Description

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).

Thanks to IRman and Laszlo Kupa for contributing to these details. (View history)

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