The mountain is an inactive volcano. Mount Kilimandjaro has three summits - Kibo, Shira and Mawenzi. The main peak is Kibo. There area two trails to access it. The peak of the mountain is covered with snow throughout the year. Mount Kilimandjaro is a frequent destination for many climbers. It is possible to climb Mount Kilimandjaro nearly any time around the year, except for the heavy rainfall season from April to May. The mountain is a part of the Mount Kilimandjaro National Park.
To climb Mount Kilimandjaro, you need a permit which you can apply for at the Marangu Gate. It is obligatory to pay a fee for the permit and hire a guide.