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10 Incredible Photos of Mount Kilimanjaro That Will Inspire You To Climb

These 10 photos of Mount Kilimanjaro will surely inspire you to make the adventure of climbing the world’s tallest freestanding mountain.

1. Climbing Kilimanjaro with your best friend

This photo by inspired us because of the joy of summiting with a friend. These three friends trained in special altitude settings to be able to complete the climb and reach the top of Mount Kilimanjaro together.

2. No shower, no problem!

Just because you have been hiking for over a week, haven’t had a shower, slept in tents, and peed in a bottle, doesn’t mean that you can’t look good when you summit!

3. Keep your eyes on the prize

Climbing a mountain can be daunting when you see it right in front of you but with the help of a good team and support, anything is possible.

4. The view from the top of Mount Kilimanjaro

If that view doesn’t inspire you to strike a pose, then we don’t know what will.

5. Your Kilimanjaro guide can become an unexpected friend

The right Kilimanjaro guides are not only incredibly knowledgeable about climbing, your safety, and the mountain itself, but they can also help you to complete the climb more quickly if you so choose. For experienced climbers like Ed here, his guide helped him to get to the top of Kilimanjaro in just four days!

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Congrats to David for making it up and down Kilimanjaro in only 4 days! We always recommend that Kilimanjaro climbers should take a longer route with a better acclimatization profile. You should ideally do this during dry season, so please don't try to copy David's heroic speed climb. But when climbers explicitly request otherwise, we and our local partners will do everything we can to facilitate their request. David's reward for the steep climb & rainy weather: breathtaking views, sunshine & unspoilt wilderness on top of Kilimanjaro. Simply magical! 🗻 🗻 🗻 🗻 🗻 #Kilimanjaro #mountains #adventure #travel #wanderlust #tourism #letsgoeverywhere #destination #vacation #tanzania #sustainability #inspiration #lifeofadventure #safaris #responsibletravel #travelpics #tasteintravel #liveauthentic #alifealive

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6. A Kilimanjaro couple’s climb

Relationships can sometimes feel like climbing a huge mountain, so why not beat it to the punch and climb a huge mountain as a couple? You will learn a lot about each other and accomplishing this together may bring you together in ways you hadn’t imagined before.

7. The views on the way to climb Kilimanjaro

On the way to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, don’t forget to enjoy the view. You don’t have to wait until you reach the top to see some incredible views. The entire journey can be breathtaking if you just take a moment to look.

8. The unpolluted night sky on Kilimanjaro

Fans of stargazing will get a treat while camping on the way up Mount Kilimanjaro. This lucky climber got to enjoy the night sky during a Full Moon.

9. The Kilimanjaro porters

The Kilimanjaro porters and humble workers who make your climb comfortable. Watching the hardworking locals supporting you all the way to the top is one of the most inspiring things that previous climbers say helped them up to the top.

10. The sense of accomplishment from getting to the top

The nighttime climb up to the summit of Kilimanjaro that nearly breaks many climbers’ spirits because of the harsh conditions, lack of sleep, and altitude. But when you get to the top, you will know exactly why it was worth it. Many call it a spiritual experience, and many call it the biggest accomplishment of their lifetimes. What will you call your experience of summiting Mount Kilimanjaro?

10 curious photos from Mount Kilimanjaro

  • Artistic stone assembly on Shira plateau
    Artistic stone assembly on the Shira plateau
  • Giant Groundsel (Dendrosenecio) on Kilimanjaro Shira plateau
    Giant Groundsel (Dendrosenecio) near Shira 2 camp
  • Shira 2 camp tourist suggestion box - photo by Lynn Jackson
    Tourist suggestion box at Shira 2 (photo by Lynn Jackson)
  • Kilimanjaro porters - photo by Lynn Jackson
    Kilimanjaro porters near Moir Hut (photo by Lynn Jackson)
  • Giant lobelia on Kilimanjaro northern slopes
    Giant Lobelia on the northern slope with view to Kibo glaciers
  • Hiking boots covered by dust all looking the same
    Hiking boots all looking the same—welcome to the land of dust!
  • Food and kitchen supplies
    Food supplies in the kitchen tent
  • Buffalo carcass - photo by Lynn Jackson
    Buffalo carcass on northern slope (photo by Lynn Jackson)
  • Kibo night view from 3rd Cave camp with ghost - photo by Giovanni Baffa Scinelli
    Ghost above Third Cave (photo by Giovanni Baffa Scinelli)
  • War-like landscape and metal stretchers near Barafu Hut
    War-like landscape with rescue stretchers near Barafu Hut

Northern Circuit Day 9

Millenium Camp (3,800m/12,600ft) to Mweka Gate (1,600m/5,400ft)

Distance: 14km/11mi, 5-7 hours

Altitude: 2,200m/7,200ft down in elevation

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Northern Circuit Day 8

Uhuru Peak (5,895m/19,341ft) to Millenium Camp (3,800m/12,600ft)

Distance: 8km/5mi, 3-7 hours

Altitude: 2,100m/6,800ft down in elevation

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Northern Circuit Summit Night

School Hut base camp (4,750m/15,600ft) to Uhuru Peak (5,895m/19,341ft)

Distance: 7km/4mi, 6-8 hours

Altitude: 1,100m/3,700ft up in elevation

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Northern Circuit Day 7

Third Cave (3,800m/12,500ft) to School Hut base camp (4,750m/15,600ft)

Distance: 5km/3mi, 4-5 hours

Altitude: 950m/3,100ft up in elevation

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Northern Circuit Day 6

Buffalo Camp (4,000m/13,200ft) to Third Cave (3,800m/12,500ft)

Distance: 8km/5mi, 3-5 hours

Altitude: 100m/400ft down in elevation

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Spookiest Kilimanjaro night shot

Kibo night view from 3rd Cave camp with ghost by Giovanni Baffa Scinelli

Photo by Giovanni Baffa Scinelli

Can you see it? I bet this is one of the spookiest photos from Kilimanjaro ever, taken at Third Cave camp on the Northern Circuit route. This is real, no photoshop gimmick. Do you believe in ghosts, or do you have a scientific explanation? I would love to hear your thoughts – please share them below.

Northern Circuit Day 5

Moir Hut (4,200m/13,800ft) to Buffalo Camp (4,000m/13,200ft)

Distance: 12km/7mi, 5-7 hours

Altitude: 200m/600ft down in elevation

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Northern Circuit Day 4

Shira 2 camp (3,800m/12,500ft) via Lava Tower (4,600m /15,200ft) to Moir Hut (4,200m/13,800ft)

Distance: 7km/4mi, 3-4 hours to Lava Tower; 7km/4mi, 2-3 hours to Moir Hut

Altitude: 800m/2,700ft up in elevation; 400m/1,400ft down in elevation

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