Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Hiking Guide Ranveer Jamwal

Who was the First Indian Man to Climb Mount Everest

Do you also feel fascinated and amazed seeing the heights of the mountains? Are you also planning to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro?

Have a dream of climbing those high peaks of mountains in different countries to achieve a life-long goal and accomplish some milestones in life? We are also fascinated by the mountaineers who climb different mountains.

There are peaks in the world that are highly amaze and call the people to hike them and discover some undiscovered things in the parts of the mountain.

As we know, hiking is not easy, and many obstacles come in the way of aspirant mountaineers. Of course, climbing and reaching the peaks of extreme spots and mountains is not a cup of tea for every mountaineer.

When you plan to travel to any peak of the mountain, it will help if you are sure, prepared, well-informed, and healthy to travel to that mountain peak.

More about the hiking guide - Ranveer Jamwal

In this blog, Colonel Ranveer Singh Jamwal is one of the best mountaineers in India and is one of the first Indian army officers to climb several different peaks and summits. He is a third-generation soldier in the Indian army and is known as Ace mountaineer.

He was born on 26 December 1975. By 2019, he has climbed seven peaks in a different corner of the world. He belongs to Jammu and Kashmir of India and completed his education from an Army school, making him an aspirant to join the army in the future. He joined the army at the age of 17.

After serving in the Indian Army, He started pursuing his dream of hiking the mountains in 2003. He climbed seven summits, including Mount Everest three times.

In this writing, Ranveer Jamwal is providing a helping guide to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

As he quotes in his words that you cannot challenge the mountains, but you survive them. The following points will help you to be prepared before climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. The trekking guide is inspired and written with the personal experience of Ranveer Jamwal.

The ultimate guide to Mount Kilimanjaro

Colonel Ranveer Jamwal climbed Mount Kilimanjaro (19,340 Km) on 23 October 2013. Hiking Kilimanjaro has its kind of difficulties, although it does not require any technical or mountaineering skills to climb. But due to the high altitudes of the mountain it makes it difficult to climb this peak.

About the mountain

Mount Kilimanjaro is situated in the Northern part of Tanzania in Kilimanjaro national park. It is in an area of 100 kilometers long and 65 km wide. The mountain is a dormant volcano. This is the highest peak of Africa and the tallest mountain, free-standing; the mountain is not part of any mountain range. The height of this mountain is 5,895m and 19,341ft. The main summit of this mountain is Uhuru peak.

Routes to climb mountains

There are 7-8 available routes available to climb this mountain; the popular route to climb Mount Kilimanjaro is the Lemosho Route which takes on an average of 7-8days to climb the mountain and has a high success rate.

There are other Mount Kilimanjaro treks as well, which can be explored by an individual.

Another popular route is the Machame route which takes typically 6-7 days to complete, and this also has the highest success rate to climb the mountain. You must explore the routes properly to decide which route you want to climb this mountain, and you can also explore the other available routes.

Best season to climb the Mount Kilimanjaro

When you travel to plan Mount Kilimanjaro, it becomes important for you to monitor the best season and the weather of the mount to complete the hiking successfully.

The best time to climb Mount Kilimanjaro is January to March and June to October as their mild weather, no rain, no snow, or extreme winters, are the best months to climb the mount.

Important points to remember

Some important Mt Kilimanjaro facts will help you to know better about your climbing.

  • The cost to climb the mountain will cost you around 2-3 lakhs in Indian rupees. It may differ according to place, route, weather, and other personal factors.
  • It would help if you had the right level of health and fitness along with a strong and determined mental strength to successfully climb this peak.
  • While climbing this mountain, you may come across altitude sickness. It would help if you were prepared and mentally fit to face such situations to avoid the dangers.
  • Around 35,000 people attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro every year. Success comes in the way of people who are physically and mentally determined to achieve the peak.
  • You need to pack clothes in different layers, head safety gear, hiking boots, gloves, trekking poles, bags, daypacks, sleeping bags, water bottles, medicines while going to the peak.
  • Also, take important notes. Then you need to embark on at least 6-8 weeks of rigorous training before going for this hiking mission.


All the above-stated information is the result of the personal experiences of the best mountaineer in India, Colonel Ranveer Jamwal. If you are aspiring mountaineers, you can even contact us to get more valuable information and make them key success factors.