Kilimanjaro Trekking Tips
Your trek relies much on the assistance of your guides, porters and cooks. This team brings everything you may need during your trip up to the mountain. Your cook will prepare all your meals.
If you have special diet such as vegetarian, no pork etc, please let us know before your arrival so that we can arrange for you.
We provide drinking water throughout your trip. Drinking enough water is necessary to reach to the summit, so please drink as much water as you can. It is recommended to drink 4-5 liters per day. Keep also in mind that you need to walk on your pace and save your energy.
During the trekking, you might feel hot but at night and at the summit it is extremely mount-kilimanjaro66cold and windy. Also, the weather may change suddenly in the mountain. It is recommended to wear many layers (thermal clothes) so that you can adjust easily. Remember also to change your clothes whenever you sweat after the walk in order to avoid being prone to pneumonia.
The symptoms of the altitude sickness are strong headaches, vomiting, diarrhea etc. The commonly known acute mountain sicknesses are the cerebral oedema that affects the ability to reason and body balance/stability, and pulmonary oedema that affects lungs which may cause difficulties in breathing. Please explain to your guides the condition of your health from time to time. Daily health check-ups are always done by our guides in order to know your health problems early enough. It is very important to follow the instructions of your guides.
Basically, all the mountain gear should be brought by the client.
Upon your booking, we will send you a list of all the gears you need for your trek.
In case you have some gears you cannot bring with you, there are rental gears available for you.
More details will be provided about the mountain trekking during the briefing upon your arrival.