Mount Kilimanjaro stands on featureless part of the East African plateau, on the Tanzanian side of the Kenya border near Moshi, side by side with the smaller Mount Meru. These mountains are extinct volcanoes, with Kilimanjaro actually being the agglomeration of three distinct volcanoes, Kibo (5896m/19,340 ft), Mwenzi (5,149 / 16,896 ft) and Shira (3,962m / 13,000 ft). whose violent creation is geologically associated with the creation of the Great Rift Valley, 100km to the West.
Kilimanjaro National Park comprises all of the mountains above the tree line and six forest corridors that stretch through the forest belt. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, hiking Kilimanjaro, trekking Kilimanjaro, (famous as Uhuru Peak) south of the equator and the base of about 40-60 kilometers. Other peaks include
the Mawenzi, 5,149 meters which are also dormant and the Shira 3,962 meters an extinct volcano. The lowest days to spend on climbing this snow-capped peak are five days using the common route of Marangu.
Other different routes include the Machame route, Umbwe route, Shira route, Mweka route and Rongai route with the minimum of two porters per person and a guide.
All the routes up to Uhuru peak have the main gates for payments and registration with the headquarters at Marangu village. Only Marangu trail has huts for accommodation that is (Mandara Hut, Horombo Hut, and Kibo Hut) others are tents. In additional for the alpines who will make to the top, they will be awarded a Kilimanjaro certificate. Summit Travel remind all the tourist wants to climb the mountain to consult their doctors before attempting this high altitude.