Frequent Asked Questions
The questions that bothers concerning treks
There are certain questions that come to mind before trekking Mt. Kilimanjaro. Let us have a look at some of those.
WHERE IS MT.KILIMANJARO?
Mount Kilimanjaro known as Roof of Africa is in Tanzania, a nation in East Africa. This is the tallest freestanding mountain and one of the seven summits rising to a height of 5,895 meters above sea level.
HOW MUCH TIME DO I NEED TO CLIMB KILIMANJARO?
We at Betheli Expedition (T) Ltd prescribe at least 6days on the mountain, though a few people may wish more opportunity for the outing. The Rongai course involves 6 days on the mountain while the Machame course has two alternatives, a 6-day climb, and a 7-day climb. The Lemosho course with 8 days in total on the mountain is ideal for those that need additional opportunity to acclimatize in accordance with the height, The Marangu Route is the shortest course at an aggregate of 5 days on the mountain. If the height acclimatization bothers you, it is ideal to go with a minimum 6-day climb and give yourself sufficient opportunity to adjust.
WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT UHURU PEAK?
The longing to trek Mount Kilimanjaro varies from climber to explorer, the desire may be due to a deep-rooted dream, individual test or even a bet, and whatever your motivation to Uhuru peak, there is something colossally rewarding about observing
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO CLIMB KILIMANJARO?
It is possible to trek the mountain all throughout the year. There are two particular trekking seasons, which establish the best time to climb Kilimanjaro. They are January-March and June-October. January-March is commonly colder than June-October and there is a higher likelihood of experiencing snow on the summit.
WHERE WILL I BE STAYING DURING MY ENTIRE TREK?
The Marangu course only offers a bed in structured wood huts, the rest course you will have accommodation under the tent. In Arusha or Moshi town, you will remain in a hotel dependent on your trekking package.
ARE THERE TOILET/SHOWER FACILITIES DURING TREK?
Indeed, there is a latrine, which all the hikers share. Paying some additional charge you can have access to a portable toilet at each campsite.
WHAT IS THE MAIN DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE ROUTES OF MT.KILIMANJARO?
On the Machame, Lemosho, Umbwe and Rongai routes you can enjoy nature more close and they are longer than the Marangu. On the Marangu course, you will remain in structured wood cottages and you trek all over
HOW FAR DO I HIKE EACH DAY?
It is generally that you will go through 4-5 hours including a stopover for lunch every day. On the summit day, you may have to trek through 6-8hrs ascending similarly descending to the camp
WHAT IS THE TRAINING REQUIRED TO TREK KILIMANJARO
There is no special training required to trek Mt. Kilimanjaro. You need to be fit and fine in order to have a memorable trek. People you are pregnant, suffering from back pains or heart issues should not attempt. It is also best for children below 12 years to avoid the endeavor.
HOW TO COMBAT MOUNTAIN SICKNESS
During the trek, anybody can have mountain sickness. The best way to deal with it is to come down to a lower height as soon as possible. While trekking, do not rush your way forward. Take the trek easily and drink at least 4 liters of water daily. You also need to avoid tobacco, alcohol and other depressant drugs. So, acclimatize yourself before you go up on the slopes of the mountain.
DO YOU OFFER CRATER CAMP OPTION ON KILIMANJARO TREKS?
Yes, you can have a night stop at Crater camp.
THE TIP AMOUNT YOU RECOMMEND TO PAY
Tipping is a normal and profoundly refreshing component of your Mt. Kilimanjaro trek. We do not collect the tip, you have to pay it direct to the crew. You may follow the below tipping guide:
Per Chief Guide: US$15-25 every day
Per Assistant Guide: US$10-20 every day
Per Cook: US$15-$20 every day
Per Porter: US$8-12 every day
.DO YOU OFFER CHARITY TREKS?
If you wish to trek on Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt Meru, and Ol Donyo Lengai Mountain to raise fund for a noble cause then we at Betheli Expedition (T) Ltd donate 50 % of your trek profit based on the reason of your charity.
It is good to note that trekking with us gives you the ideal opportunities to have a close encounter with nature while understanding the cultural heritage of the places you visit. You can likewise include a safari tour of 1 or 3 days or have a sunbath at the magnificent beaches of Zanzibar with us to relax and have a life changing vacation here.
Hope to hear from you soon and have the pleasure of arranging a trekking trip or safari tour for you and your family.
Gifts, in addition, are also appreciated – e.g. warm clothing or footwear & boots
NB: Kilimanjaro is an enjoyable climbing for anyone wanting a recipe of cultural with a moderate-high altitude climbing experience. All 5 routes (Machame, Marangu, Rongai, Lemosho &Umbwe) are pretty safe and do not require technical skills with ropes or crampons. To end your tour adds a short safari 1- 3days and have a sunbath at the white sandy beach in Zanzibar at list 4days after the climb. And you will have an unforgettable experience.