Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is an amazing experience; Kilimanjaro is one of the most accessible high altitude mountains in the world and does not require any technical training or technical equipment. You will have a team consisting of a guide, assistant guide, porters and cook supporting you during your trek. They will carry all the necessary equipment, food and supplies required for the duration of your time on Kilimanjaro.
Although you do not need to do any training with climbing equipment, carry oxygen or buy specialist clothing. The experience of climbing to over 19,000 feet, walking for up to eight days and sleeping outdoors, will mean that careful planning and preparation is required to give you the best chance reaching the summit.
To help you prepare for your Kilimanjaro adventure, we have highlighted main elements that should be considered before booking your trek and how to prepare for your climb. To get you started you could read our climbing Kilimanjaro FAQs page, which contains many of the common questions asked about choosing a route, preparing for the climb and what to expect on the mountain. Please select a topic from the list below for more detailed information.
If you would like further information about how to choose the right clothing and equipment for climbing Kilimanjaro we have suggested some kit to get you started; please see our Kilimanjaro kit page for more details.
Further reading about Kilimanjaro related facts and topics can also be found in our resources area of the website.