28th November Until 8th December

Mt. Kilimanjaro is located in northeastern tanzania in africa. Mt Kilimanjaro is the tallest freestanding mountain in the world and fourth most prominent mountain in the world. Its height is 5,895 meters from the base .Mt Kilimanjaro called the roof of Africa .

 

Mt. Kilimanjaro is one of the easier mountain to climb .as you do not use any specialised equipment whike climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, it is more like hiking or trekking and doesn’t require any technical mountaineering skills. Even though most people in decent physical condition can climb, it should not be taken very lightly , as it requires trekking at high altitude , you must not underestimate the effort required as it takes over six to nine days to reach the peak.
You must acclimatize to the high altitude quickly enough.

 

Even though Mt Kilimanjaro is not tactical climb, it is very physically demanding climb.
You will have a tough summit at night ,you will be trekking for long periods of time so a good level of fitness and stamina required!
Fortunately you don’t need to have any worries about that ,becuase we will provide you a complimentary programme to start you even from zero fitness level to super ready to hike kilimanjaro !
The altitude, low temperature and occasional high winds make climbing Mt Kilimanjaro a difficult and dangerous trek though it is not as challenging as the himalayas !

 

The longer itinerary means it has good acclimatization profile, you can naturally walk high ,sleep low which helps with acclimatisation,

 

Spending more days hiking at high altitudes, with an effective extra day’s accgiving a better success rate to reach the peak up to 98%.

 

Though extra days increases the cost.
Most choose more days because it’s a one time experience and it won’t worth to not reach the peak

CLOTHING TO BRING

HEADGEAR

• Warm beanie style hat – knitted or fleece

• Neck gaiter or scarf. It can get dusty on the upper reaches and a scarf or balaclava comes in useful for keeping dust out and can double as a warm layer for your neck / face!

• Sun hat – preferably wide-brimmed for protection

• Sunglasses – high UV protection

 

UPPER BODY

• Thermal or fleece base layer (x1)

• Long sleeve shirt/tshirt – light or medium weight, moisture wicking (x 2)

• Short sleeved shirt/tshirt – lightweight, moisture wicking (x2)

• Fleece or soft shell jacket (x1)

• Insulated jacket – down or primaloft

• Lightweight water/windproof hard shell outer jacket

• Poncho – if trekking close to the rainy season

• Gloves – lightweight, fleece or quick drying fabric

• Gloves or mittens – heavyweight, insulated, preferably water resistant

 

LEGS

• Leggings – thermal or fleece base layer (x1)

• Trekking trousers – light or medium weight (x2) – convertible trousers work well

• Waterproof hard shell trousers – ski pants work fine

• Gaiters – optional but it can be muddy in the rainforest and dusty higher up

 

FEET

• Trekking boots – mid weight with good ankle support

• Training shoe or similar – to wear around camp

• Mid-weight trekking socks (x5 pairs)

• Breathable, high-wicking liner socks (x3 pairs)

• Thermal trekking socks for summit night (x1 pair)

EQUIPMENT TO BRING

• Small Rucksack or Daypack (30-40 litres) to carry water and personal items

• Waterproof duffle bag (approx 80-100 litres) – max weight when full should be 15kg. This weight restriction includes your sleeping bag. Your duffle will be carried by your porter

• Sleeping bag (4 season or -20 Deg C) and compression sack

• Insulated sleeping mat (optional) – we provide a comfortable foam mattress but many people like the additional comfort and warmth of a Thermarest sleeping mat

• Trekking poles

• Water bottle or hydration bag – must be able to carry 3.0L of water. Wide-mouthed bottle (minimum 1.0L) is required for summit night

• Headlamp (plus extra batteries)

 

OTHER ACCESSORIES

• Sunscreen and lip balm – high SPF

• Toiletries, including wet wipes and hand sanitiser – please carry all rubbish back off the mountain

• Camera and spare batteries

• Personal medication and first aid kit

• Personal snacks and energy bars – dried fruit and nuts are also a good source of energy

• Isotonic drink powder / energy drink powder to mix in with your water. This improves flavour and helps replace electrolytes

• Microfibre towel for wiping hands and face each day

• Ear plugs, if you are a light sleeper

• Pee bottle, if you prefer not leaving the tent at night

• Dry bag (only required if your main duffle bag is not waterproof)

 

FOOD & DRINK

Staying well-fed on your climb is absolutely vital, especially when conditions are such that you might not want to eat or drink as much as you should. Because so many climbers experience a loss of appetite at altitude, our head chef has developed special menu plans that are appealing, healthy, and filled with all the energy you need to make it to the summit. By default, the meals include fresh fruit and vegetables every day.

 

CLIMBING BAG WEIGHT

Kilimanjaro National Park operates an absolutely strict limit of 15kg per porter for your main equipment bag. This limit includes  This is more than sufficient for your needs on the mountain. Your bag will be weighed before you leave the hotel to start the climb and if it is overweight you will have to take items out and leave them at the hotel. Additional porters can be hired but they cost up to $35 per day

HEALTH

Malaria and Mosquitoes

The entire Kilimanjaro region is the home of malaria-carrying mosquitoes, and you are at risk of contracting malaria at least until you climb above 3000 metres. Above that, mosquitoes can not survive. A bout of malaria can ruin your entire trip and end your climb early, so it is best to protect yourself.

Your doctor can prescribe anti-malarial medications, but we also recommend wearing long sleeves and trousers, as well as using a good mosquito repellent that contains DEET the entire time you are below 3000 metres.

 

Avoiding diarrhoea

Make sure that your hygiene is as good as possible to avoid picking up a stomach upset. Needless to say, a bout of diarrhoea can make a week-long strenuous ascent unpleasant or even impossible.

On the climb itself, we make sure that your food is pure and uncontaminated, and that all of your water is treated with WaterGuard purification tablets. Before your trek, though, you will have to protect yourself.

Make sure you follow these simple rules at all times:

If you are not absolutely certain water is pure, do not drink it.
Wash your hands thoroughly after using the toilet, and before eating or handling food of any kind.
Do not eat raw vegetables or salads. Cooked, preferably boiled veggies only.
Avoid any cold drinks, and ice of any kind.
Water from sealed bottles is generally fine, as are fizzy drinks, wine and beer. Hot tea and coffee are good, as they have just been boiled.

If you do get diarrhoea, the most important thing you can do is to stay hydrated. The best thing to drink is a rehydration solution like Dioralyte. Read more about dehydration below.

Over the counter medicines like Immodium (or anything containing loperamide) are only for short term, mild diarrhoea. Some doctors recommend taking a single, 500mg dose of Ciprofxin, or any ciprofloxacin antibiotic in an emergency situation. This is a prescription medicine, and you should discuss it with your doctor before your trip.

 

Preventing dehydration

Even if you avoid diarrhoea, you can easily become dehydrated at high altitudes. The lower air pressure forces you to breathe more quickly and deeply, and you lose a lot of water through your lungs. You will also be exerting yourself, and sweating.

The upshot is, as you might expect, that you will have to drink more water. You need to drink at least 3 litres of fluids every day while climbing. Even when you don’t feel thirsty you have to drink this amount as a minimum – preferably more. This is particularly important on the final day when you attempt the summit and could mean the difference between success or failure.

On summit night you should drink at least half a litre (preferably a whole litre) before you set off. We will also supply you with 2 litres of water to fill your own water bottles or hydration bladder. Make sure it does not freeze! Wrapping the bottles in thick socks or otherwise insulating them is usually enough.

Stay on the look-out for signs of dehydration in yourself and your fellow climbers. The most common symptoms include thirst, dry lips, nose or mouth, headache and feeling fatigued or lethargic. If you think you may be dehydrated, there are two ways to tell:

The colour of your urine. Clear or light straw-coloured urine means you are probably not dehydrated. Yellow or orange wee means you have not been drinking enough, and you need to up your fluid intake quickly.
Pinch or press firmly on an area of exposed skin. If it does not spring back instantly, or stays pale and bloodless for more than a second or two, you are probably dehydrated.

Remember to keep drinking on the way down the mountain, as well.

 

Sunburn and UV Protection

While a high climb is hardly a day at the seaside, you will be vulnerable to sunburn if not properly protected. The thin atmosphere at high altitudes blocks much less UV radiation, even on cloudy days.

The three most important things you can do to avoid sunburn are:

Apply SPF 30 or higher sunscreen to your face, nose and ears at least 30 minutes before going out into the sun, and reapply regularly. High SPF lip balm is also a must.

Wear a wide-brimmed hat that shades your face, nose and ears.
Wear UV-protective sunglasses, category 2-4.
At higher altitudes the sun’s rays are intensified and even on a cloudy day they can penetrate through and still burn you. And do not forget that the sun is at its strongest between 10:00-14:00 hours each day.

 

Eating well

Many climbers experience loss of appetite at high altitudes. This is a real problem, as you will be burning an extra 2000 or more calories a day, and not replacing them can cause real problems, especially when you attempt the summit.

Just like staying hydrated, you have to eat heartily even if you are not hungry. Meals heavy in carbohydrates are best, because they are easier to digest at high altitudes and provide long-term energy.

The summit ascent is different. You will not have a big, heavy meal which might slow you down on the most intensive part of the climb, but rather a light snack and a hot drink. It is important to keep plenty of small snacks with you on this leg, as you will have to keep your energy levels high. Also, make sure they do not freeze – so keep them in pockets underneath your jacket, or in an insulated bag like your daypack.

Summit snacks should be chosen carefully. Take a favourite treat to make it easier to eat when you do not feel hungry, but avoid anything with honey or syrup, or anything chewy as they are likely to freeze tooth-crackingly solid above 5000 metres. Chocolate, nuts and seeds, biscuits, savoury snacks and boiled sweets are generally better choices.

 

Body temperature

Every mountain has its own climate, and Kilimanjaro has several different weather zones at different heights and on different faces of the mountain. Conditions change quickly, and you will be moving between zones as well. A hot and dry day can be followed immediately by snow or rain. Wearing a layered outfit is generally the wisest way to make sure you stay healthy and reasonably comfortable in all conditions.

Above all, make sure to wear warm, wind-and water-proof, breathable clothing on your climb. Get high quality gear too, as this is definitely the real thing. Storms, high winds and freezing temperatures must be expected, and poor quality equipment will fail.

 

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness, also called Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), hypobaropathy and soroche, is an illness caused by exposure to the low air pressure, especially low partial pressure of oxygen, which many climbers experience at high altitudes.

AMS is caused by exerting yourself at high altitudes, especially if you have not been properly acclimatised. It is most common at altitudes above 2400 metres. Kilimanjaro is nearly 6000m above sea level. At this height, the air pressure (and the amount of oxygen it contains) is less than half that at sea level, and has been said to be comparable to working with only one lung.

AMS can be serious, especially as it can be debilitating, and it generally occurs far from places where medical treatment can be easily administered.

Not everyone suffers from AMS, of course, and it is very difficult to predict who is or is not vulnerable to it. Generally speaking, a fit person is less vulnerable than an unfit person, because their cardiovascular system can operate at low pressures longer without as much strain. Even so, anyone can be vulnerable at altitudes above 3500 metres, no matter their fitness level, if they have not spent some time getting used to the low atmospheric pressures first.

 

Avoiding Altitude Sickness

1. Walk high, sleep low. It is best to gradually climb higher each day, then descend lower to sleep. This lets you gradually become accustomed to lower pressures, and then recover somewhat overnight.

2. Slow and steady. You need to keep your respiration rate low enough to maintain a normal conversation. If you are panting or breathing hard, you must slow down. Overworking your heart and lungs substantially increases your chance of becoming ill.

3. Drink much more water than you think you need. Proper hydration helps acclimatisation dramatically. You need to drink at least three litres each day. As dehydration presents many of the same symptoms as altitude sickness, your chances of being allowed to continue are best if you stay hydrated.

4. Diamox. The general consensus of the research is that Diamox is helpful in avoiding AMS. We use it when climbing Kilimanjaro. We recommend you google Diamox and its effects yourself. It is a prescription drug, and you should consult with your doctor before taking it.

 

MEDICATION

Your guide carries a first aid kit at all times but we recommend you carry the following items: – Painkillers – Anti-inflammatory tablets/gel – Second Skin Elastoplast (to prevent blisters)/ bandages – Sunscreen for lips and skin – After sun cream (for sunburn)

INSURANCE

Climbing a mountain as high as Kilimanjaro does have dangers. You should ensure that you have good insurance to cover these risks. It is a condition of booking to climb Kilimanjaro that you have medical and accident insurance.

 

Your insurance must cover helicopter evacuation if it becomes necessary. It should also cover the costs of getting home should you miss your scheduled flight due to accident, injury, illness or simple bad luck.

 

Your insurance must specifically include cover you to climb up to 6000m.

 

Your insurance should also protect against the standard travel dangers, including: baggage delay, loss of personal items etc.
Make sure to add ‘hiking up to 6,000m’ on check out and be sure to read the small print carefully for any policy you are considering. Different policies provide different levels of cover, so make sure you understand what is and is not included in your policy

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