Why climb Kilimanjaro
Why is Kilimanjaro such a popular mountain to climb? Firstly, all the major routes are non-technical treks. You don’t need any special climbing equipment other than suitable clothes and boots. No need for ropes or crampons. Kilimanjaro also has easily reached trails. There’s no two week walk to reach the mountain base before your begin your ascent. It’s a super-high mountain that can be climbed within a week or so. Very few mountains of such proportions offer this opportunity.
To have climbed to almost 6000m above sea level is an achievement on a grand scale. One that can re-define your life. You’ll need to draw on all of your inner resources to reach the summit. Climbing Kilimanjaro stretches your endurance on every level, physically, mentally and emotionally. Described by many climbers as a life-changing experience, you’ll test and build your inner strengths.
Sharing the Kilimanjaro experience with others frequently creates and cements life-long friendships. Along the journey you’ll support each other through the tough times and learn to laugh in the face of adversity.
Over the last few years it’s become an increasingly popular
way to raise money for charity. There are many companies who arrange charity
climbs. Of course, you can climb and raise money for your favourite charity
independently. If your goal is fundraising let us know on booking and we’ll
spread the news through our social media links.
Who can climb
Lots of people can climb. Currently over 40,000 people a year attempt the summit challenge.
Climbers must be over 10 years old but there is no upper age limit. The current record holder for the oldest to reach Uhuru peak is an impressive 86 years.
You must be reasonably fit. Your climb experience will much more enjoyable if you have properly prepared yourself. You don’t need to be at athlete level, it’s about endurance not speed. As long as you can do multiple days walking of at least 6 hours per day you should meet the basic fitness levels needed. You can read more about fitness and preparation here.
It is not possible to climb Kilimanjaro on your own. You must be
accompanied by a Kilimanjaro National Park (KINAPA) registered guide for any
walks or climbs within the National Park. Only TALA (Tourist Agents Licensing Authority) licenced operators can
buy the permits that are required for entry to the Park. There are some climb
companies that ‘sub-contract’ the permit buying to get around being fully
Why choose Tin Tin Adventure Safaris & Treks?
Tin Tin Adventure Safaris & Treks is a locally owned company based in Moshi at the foot of Kilimanjaro. It is our home. We are a small yet perfectly formed operator. All operations and logistics are organized and monitored to the smallest detail by our management. We believe that our knowledge, experience and level of personal involvement delivers to you an outstanding climb experience. Each member of our climbing team has been personally vetted and trained to our exacting standards. We don’t compromise on any aspect of your climb to ensure that your climb is both safe and enjoyable.
An essential part of creating such a strong climbing support team is respecting and appreciating the role that each team member plays. This is why we pay top wages for our crew. We also pay in US dollars not the local currency in order to address rate fluctuations and subsequent rises in the costs of living.
We understand the mountain so well because we have climbed it too. In fact between our office staff we have made over 40 successful summits. Our climbing experience also gives you access to unparalleled pre-booking and climb preparation advice. We know how to climb Kili safely and successfully.
We don’t believe in low quality, budget treks which will hinder your enjoyment and your chance of successfully summiting. We believe in providing safe climbs of the best value by being passionate, professional, and reliable in all aspects of your Kilimanjaro experience.