After the pandemic hit 2020, 2021 promises new hopes of safety, freedom, and not to mention adventure. After getting confined to our homes are you looking to flex some muscle breath in the clean fresh air? A Kilimanjaro Trek promises it all. The mind-boggling adventure, lifetime memories, pushing yourself, above all the exhilarating feeling of reaching on top of Uhuru Peak can be a life-altering moment.
Here are 6 reasons why Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing is the perfect combination of adventure memories and goals in 2021.
1. OUT WITH PHONE IN WITH NATURE!
Just call up your folks back home and inform them about your wellbeing after landing in Tanzania. Once you have done that we recommend you either switch off your phone or put it on airplane mode. Meanwhile, take as many photos as you want to shoot videos to your heart’s content. But you have to wait till you have come down to share them. Because Mount Kilimanjaro isn’t really known for its wifi services.
2. ESCAPE FROM CONFINEMENT TO THE ARMS OF OPEN NATURE
Just admit it! You need a change of setting. And after the year you’ve just had perhaps a change of perspective as well. Escaping the house you were forced to be confined for nearly a year is one thing; But, Escaping to the arms of nature can be absolutely exhilarating. Just imagine yourself in a place where the scenery changes every day, you will see things that you have never seen before.
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro offers all that and so much more. You will be trekking through five different climate zones, with the landscapes changing daily from the lush rainforest to the snow-covered arctic. Along the way, you will see trees and flowers that can only be found in Kili’s forests. At the end you’ll stand at the top of Africa, looking down over the clouds – that’s about as much of a change of perspective as one can get.
3. KILIMANJARO TREK; TRAIN YOUR BODY AND MIND
We all tried our best to stay active this year. From joining virtual Zumba classes in our living room to daily rides on the stationary bike in the bedroom, we have tried it all. But that ain’t never gonna be enough. It’s time you give your muscle and your mind.
Kilimanjaro Climb is not easy. Every day you will be pushing your limits. In addition to that, it presents a mental challenge beyond your imagination. You have left your comfortable homes into a dormant volcano. Here, Mother Nature demands a lot more than killer leg strength – you’ll have to motivate yourself, push aside negativity, trust your instincts, believe in your abilities, and want this more than anything else.
4. ELEVATE YOUR MIND & SOUL ON KILIMANJARO TREK
While Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, you find yourself in a vast openness, stretching for miles and miles in every direction. Specifically, the Western Approach and Grand Traverse routes are some of the least-traveled on the mountain. Ergo no crowds no lines. Only you and your team, staring at the fog on the Shira Plateau, looking deep into the rainforest, or gazing over the clouds below you at the summit.
Just close your eyes, take a deep breath, stretch your arms. Feel the wind at your slowly caressing your back, the mist on your face, and the sun on your skin, unhindered by crowds or lines. Allow yourself to feel small in the wide expanse of Mount Kilimanjaro sanctuary.
5. MAKE FRIENDS FOR LIFE
The best part of traveling to new areas of the world is the people you meet at each destination. In 2020 we had to make do with video calls. But no more, it’s time to make some new friends and conversations.
Chatting with your Kilimanjaro Guides during Kilimanjaro Trek, who will teach you a lot more than how to greet someone in Swahili. You will be hearing stories about hundreds of trips to Uhuru Peak; inspiring family legacies; careers that started at the bottom and ended at the top; about humble beginnings and selfless attitudes. You will see a yearning for education and a desire to grow in their eyes. You’ll witness the amalgamation of leadership, compassion, strength, grace, and skill paired with humility. Don’t take this lightly for these conversations with your team will not only uplift your spirits but also will keep you motivated. With each foot you gain in altitude, you will set your soul on fire, keeping you inspired, grateful and ambitious long after you’ve descended.
6. KILIMANJARO TREK: SET A GOAL, MAKE IT HAPPEN.
The Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing is everything you wanted and everything you never knew you craved. Your first trip to Africa? Check! Your longest multi-day trek? Check! Your altitude-personal-best? Sure! First solo adventure? Bring it on! Life-long dream fulfilled? Incredible! First of the seven summits? Let’s do it! Last of the seven summits? Amazing! First time out of the country? What are we waiting for! Something totally out of your comfort zone? Let’s do it! Something you’ve been working towards for years? Go get it! Something you never knew you needed? Sure go ahead!
It doesn’t matter what goal you’ve set yourself. Because trust us when we say this, you will feel amazing after your Kilimanjaro Trek, both physically and mentally. Yes, granted you’ll be tired, but there’s nothing like being disconnected from the world in exchange for a deeper one with nature whilst accomplishing something amazing.