Mount Kilimanjaro facts about volcano, climbers, seven summits climbing,budget trekking etc

Mount Kilimanjaro tips for Travel Agents and individual booking climbing tours

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Name:  Kilimanjaro is Swahili derived from Swahili phrases - "Kilima" meant "mountain" and "Jaro" possibly meant "Snow”

Vegetation: Plants at slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro flourish due to fertile volcano soil which results at volcano rocks break. Plants are divided into natural forests and plantations: Natural forests cover about 1,000 square kilometres (250,000 acres) on Kilimanjaro.[74] In the foothill area maize, beans, and sunflowers (on the western side also wheat) are cultivated. Remnants of the former savanna vegetation with Acacia, Combretum, Terminalia and Grewia also occur. Between 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) and 1,800 metres (5,900 ft), coffee also appears as part of the "Chagga home gardens" agroforestry.

Volcano: Mount Kilimanjaro Volcano is Stratovolcano, has three main volcanic peaks, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira.

First climbers: The first people to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to the summit of the mountain were Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller in 1889

Current Snow status: Snow covers peak of Mount Kilimanjaro throughout the year though it decreases in warmer months of July to December and January to March. In April to June, Glacier covers most trails and snow increases at Summit. So during hiking Kilimanjaro, make sure you fit crampons on your Mountain climbing boots.

Why seven summits? = Mount Kilimanjaro is among seven summits because it is the highest mountain peak in Africa continent, Kilimanjaro height above sea level is 5895 m or (19340ft). So Seven Summits' are comprised of the highest mountains on each of the seven continents of the Earth; Everest, Aconcagua, Denali, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Vinson Massif and Carstensz Pyramid. Kibo volcano peak is highest of Mount Kilimanjaro peaks and its one which makes Kilimanjaro among 7 summits.

Seven Second Summits: Mawenzi peak makes Kilimanjaro stands again on Seven second summits though it needs technical mountaineers to climb it.

Volcanic Seven Summits: Volcano Mountains are beautiful destinations for mountaineering and more activities like wildlife tours, waterfall sightseeing, rock climbing and trekking expeditions. The Volcanic Seven Summits are the highest volcanoes on each of the seven continents, just as the Seven Summits are the highest peaks on each of the seven continents. Summiting all seven is regarded as a mountaineering challenge, however climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is just easier for normal person and No technical skills needed.

Two of the Volcanic Seven Summits are also in the Seven Summits list. Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Elbrus, which were formed volcanically, are the highest peaks of their respective continents Kilimanjaro in Africa and Elbrus in Europe.

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