Kilimanjaro Pros & Cons

Kilimanjaro Pros & Cons

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Mt. Kilimanjaro is an inactive volcano in Tanzania region and has been the attraction point between trekkers and hikers worldwide with its incredible scenes and mesmerizing adventures. Known as one of the most beautiful mountains on earth, the mountain does have some great attractions as well as some disadvantages too. We have enlisted some of the good and not so good points of climbing this highest mountain in Africa.


  • There is no requirement of any prior mountaineering skill to climb to the summit.

  • The mountain opens up 7 great routes to climb, so you have good options to choose between.

  • This iconic mountain will introduce the trekkers with 5 distinct climate zones which is a unique feeling.

  • The availability of porters makes the hike more ease as they carry most of your baggage to the top.

  • The mountain gives a panoramic view as well as let the wildlife lovers meet some animals on the way.


  • The wet season makes climbing quite challenging.

  • The mountain has changing climate zones, so you need to pack a lot of stuff including proper gears and cloths.

  • There are around 200 licensed tour companies and it’s hard to make a decision about which one to choose.

  • In the dry season, the mountain routes are quite crowded as there are more than 30,000 climbers’ treks the mountain each year.

  • The climbing is quite expensive.

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