10 Essential Things To Consider Before Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Do you think that Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro needs high skills and equipment for rock climbing? If yes, then your assumption is wrong. Mount Kilimanjaro is popular as the mountain of everyone because let you be of any age or gender you can climb this mountain with a bit of physical training, trekking clothes and willing power in your heart. You can walk up to the highest peak of this great mountain.

Mount Kilimanjaro is the wonder of Africa on standing over which makes you feel to stand at the highest peak of Africa. It has been seen that elders aged above 40 become more successful in Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. It is suitable for every adventure lover. Youth uses all their energy while hiking half of the mountain, resulting in loss of body balances and severe pain. Whereas the old people use to go slowly saving their energy and material they carried making them a successful mountaineer. Except that there are lots of more essential things that you should know before your climb. Herein below, we have mentioned some of these;

1. The Climb Is Not As Technical

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro is a foot-walking mountain, as well as it is known as everybody’s mountain. Climbing Kilimanjaro is easier than climbing any other peak of the world as it’s having a way to the top of the mountain. Whereas some other mountains are having some flat surface which makes it tougher and only experienced as well as technically trained climbers can climb on those. Kilimanjaro allows everyone to have a trial of mountain climbing in their life.

2. Prepare To Be Cold & Wet

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

The cape of Kilimanjaro is full of snow glacier and the climate changes from time to time so it's necessary to wear some insulting and waterproof cloth. During day anyhow you can resist the cold but during the night when the temperature is below 0 degrees, it becomes too difficult to sustain over there. So wearing some warm clothes is a better idea to sustain in this mountain.

3. Pack The Right Gear According To You

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Packing the right gear plays a vital role in Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro because these essential gears will save and resist you from intense low temperatures. Your gear should consist of hiking gears, trekking gears, and clothing. There are some more gears that you should take with you so that you will feel comfortable while climbing they are first aid kit, digital camera, extra cells and memory, and small solar panel.

4. Tipping Is Optional

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Kilimanjaro Tipping is not mandatory, it depends upon you that you may or may not pay the tips to your support team. Tipping is done to show your kindness and humanity towards the people who helped and assisted you to reach the top of Uhuru. Your tipping not only helps them but it initiates them to perform better in the future, also it helps them to live a good life.

5. Go Slow & Drink Lots of Water

Go Slow & Drink Lots of Water

It’s been seen that aged people are more fortunate climbers than young people. At higher altitudes, there is a chance that your body will be affected by altitude sickness, so if you go slowly then your body will get sufficient time to adjust with the climatic condition. While Climbing Kilimanjaro there will be excessive loss of water from your body in the form of sweat so you must drink plenty of water at the time of hiking.

6. Train Your Self Before Climb

Training yourself a month or two before hiking is a must, this will help you increase your stamina and metabolism so that you can continue your walk for a long time. You should do some specific exercises and weight lifting so that your body will gain flexibility and power to keep you on while climbing with your luggage. Self-training is very necessary to reach your goals to become a successful climber.

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7. Take Your Best Route

kilimanjaro Route Map

There are many Kilimanjaro Routes so taking the one which will be sorter and safer can decrease the time of your Journey. It’s being considered that the Marangu Route is the fastest and best route among all. If you are new to Kilimanjaro then you can ask your tour operators to help you with the routes. Jerry Tanzania always takes visitors from a safer path rather than a faster track because we think safety is more prior than time.

8. A Support Team Handles All The Heavy Lifting.

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A support team consists of the guide, assistant guide, cook and porter. Porter of the support team will carry your entire load at their back so that you will not feel tired and can complete the journey perfectly with less pain and stress. 3 nos. of porters will be assigned to a single person each carrying the maximum weight from 15kg to 20 kg. Porters will carry your tenting and resting gears along with they will carry food, water, and toilet.

9. Mentally Be Prepare

Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Getting mentally prepared before Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is essential because once you start hiking then than there are many obstacles that will come to your way. You should be mentally prepared to not give up at any cost, bear the extreme cold, fight with the snowstorm and climate, and for a long walk on a rock as well as snow. Also, get ready to be affected by altitude sickness and intense level pain. Have a strong will power and you can easily defend any of these situations.  

10. Enjoy The Summit Moment

Uhuru Peak

After a long walk of several days, getting affected by the different critical situations and struggling with pain you will reach the summit. At this moment you will forget all the other things in the world. When you get to the top of Africa you will be feeling like you are in another universe as if in heaven and your hard work will fill with happy colors.  

The above things are the 10 most vital things that you should keep in mind while climbing the top of Africa “Mount Kilimanjaro”. These tips will help you with remaining safe and secure as well as you can accomplish your goal easily. We Jerry Tanzania Tours will provide you with information that can help you as well as increase your thrust to visit the great mountain of Tanzania. If you are seeking for more information please visit our website @ jerrytanzaniatours.com.

Jerry Tanzania Tours

08 Nov, 2019

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