Melting Glaciers of Kilimanjaro

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Kilimanjaro glaciers which have already diminished significantly, are melting away at such speed that by 2033 they will have disappeared once and for all.

Melting Glaciers of Kilimanjaro

Climbing Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, is becoming a dream for many enthusiasts of active vacations. Kilimanjaro’s magnificent height entices mountaineers from all over the world. We offer our centuries old expertise in organizing hiking tours to Africa’s greatest volcano for all people determined to delve into this wild adventure.

At the height of 5859 meters above sea level Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa and the highest freestanding mountain in the world. Starting from 1912 more than 4/5 of the ice-cover on Kilimanjaro melted away. Until the mid XX century 1% of the glaciers melted away yearly, while from 1989 to 2007 the melting rate increased reaching 2.5% per year. By 2033 Kilimanjaro is expected to completely lose its snow cap.

This means that you should use the time that is left to set your eyes on the spectacular view near the equator and step on Kilimanjaro’s snowy summit.

Visiting Kilimanjaro Glaciers Before They Disappear

Altezza Travel’s team of professionals, including our competent managers who have personal experience in mountaineering, will ensure a top-level experience. They will help to find the best Kilimanjaro route for you, as well as give valuable individual tips both via email and in person prior to setting out. A team of expert guides who have appropriate medical training, advanced equipment from North Face and Black Diamond, GPS-monitoring, oxygen systems – all this ensures utmost security and comfort for our groups throughout the entire trekking trip.

Altezza Travel organizes professional expeditions of any complexity to Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania safaris in the most exciting national parks of Tanzania and excellent Zanzibar holidays.

The office is located in Tanzania, at the slope of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Altezza Travel ensures:
Security and an individual approach
Professional mountain guides and safari-drivers
Modern equipment
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