Watching the beauty of the tallest mountain of Africa and thinking to reach on the top of the “roof of Africa” runs an unstoppable temptation for the summit. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro For Beginners is not difficult as their desires are running high to reach on an altitude of 19, 341 ft.
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro attracts more than 40,000 new and professional hikers every year. The factors like routes, trekking gears, altitude sickness, tolerance to adverse climatic conditions, and other requirements have a major impact on your successful summit.
The Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for Beginners prepared by us can help you to prepare for Mount Kilimanjaro.
Though Mount Kilimanjaro provides different routes for the summit, you need to be prepared for Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. The preparation should be on choosing the best route, the best time to start climbing, fitness, acclimatization for high altitude, and Kilimanjaro Gear List.
Plan For Best Time To Climb Kilimanjaro
Though Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is possible all-around of the year, there is some seasons that may hamper your plan.
Heavy rainy seasons like Mid March to May and November are the wet season. At this time, most of the trekkers face difficulties while trekking because of the wet path. However, altitude above 12, 000 ft, there is no rain but you may face the bitter cold and a lot of snowfall.
For successful and comfortable trekking, you should go in the dry season, which is regarded as the Best Time To Climb Kilimanjaro. The dry seasons are from December to Early March and July to the end of October.
Prepared For Freezing Cold Temperatures While Climbing
On the high altitude of Mt. Kilimanjaro, we are recommending some clothing gears as a Beginners Guide To Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro.
The Kilimanjaro Gear List you need to resist bitter cold is like ski jacket and fleece jacket, Hard Shell & Waterproof Jackets, Sleeping bags, hand warmers, layered Shirts & Base Layers, Soft Shell & down Jackets, Gloves, Ski trousers, rain trousers, and fleece trousers.
These gears do not allow letting out the temperatures which are generated by your body.
Personal Kilimanjaro Gear List For Climbing
Kilimanjaro Gear List includes both clothing and trekking gear which are very important for your successful summit.
The clothing gears are Hats, ski jacket and fleece jacket, Hard Shell & Waterproof Jackets, Sunglasses, Shirts & Base Layers, Soft Shell & Down Jackets, Gloves, Ski trousers, rain trousers, and fleece trousers, and sports shoes. You have to purchase some clothing such as hats, sunglasses, ski trousers, and gloves.
The Trekking Gears are, Gaiters, Socks & Sock Liners, Shoes, hiking boots, Microspikes, Trekking Poles, headlamps, Duffle Bags, Ski Goggles, hand warmers, hydration pack, Sleeping Bags, etc.
Wear hiking shoes on the flight for avoiding being uncomfortable.
Keep Your Mind One Thing “Pole-Pole”
In the Swahili Language “Pole-Pole” means, “slowly slowly”. You can hear from our Climb Kilimanjaro Guide throughout the trek. They simply remind you that this is not the race or competition.
Hiking speedily may affect your health or may generate the altitude sickness as the oxygen is very low on high altitudes. Though your fitness level and stamina are high, you will still feel some effects of altitude on your body.
Some of the hikers experience a medium level of Kilimanjaro Altitude Sickness which can be recovered quickly. To resist these effects, stay hydrated and move slowly.
If you are facing serious effects of altitude sickness, inform your trekking guide and immediately descend down for the acclimatization.
Take Precaution for Kilimanjaro Altitude Sickness
Symptoms like vertigo, vomiting, apathy, staggering, lack of appetite, and breathlessness show the effect of Kilimanjaro Altitude Sickness.
Ascending quickly may lead to other altitude sicknesses such as breathlessness, nausea, etc. If you feel the symptoms of altitude sickness like headaches, nausea, dizziness, breathlessness, loss of appetite, and possibly palpitations, then do not ascend.
There are two types of Acute Altitude Mountain Sickness are there. One is High altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) and another is High altitude cerebral edema (HACE) which can make you bleed and ended up in death.
In the case of Acute Mountain Sickness with Cerebral Oedema, we will refer you to immediately descending down at least 1000 meters. In this case, you will find blue skin and lips, grey complexion, coughing up blood, tight chest, tight chest, decreased consciousness, etc.
Use Dexamethasone or Prednisolone as instructed by the doctor. Use Nifedipine and evacuate immediately, in case of High Altitude Pulmonary Oedema
Hydration While Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
Keep yourself hydrated and carry a water bottle while Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Keeping yourself hydrated helps to prevent altitude sickness.
You may carry a large water bladder for the entire one-day trekking. You can retrieve water from natural streams of Kilimanjaro while trekking. For purification, you have to carry the water purification tablets with you.
Kilimanjaro Travel Insurance For Climbing Kili
There are rules to show travel insurance while entering to Kilimanjaro National Park for the trekking to Kilimanjaro. So, it is essential to get Kilimanjaro Travel Insurance for the trekking for an altitude of 5895 meters.
Kilimanjaro Visa Requirements For Successful Adventure
Single entry visas are available upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport. To avail, you should show at least one blank page of passport with validity for six months. A residence address required to show which you can get from us as the address of the booked hotel.
You will get the Kilimanjaro Visa at $50 by showing the received notice through your mail.
Buckle Up And Start An Adventure With Jerry Tanzania Tours!
Make your Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro successful by implementing the above guidelines perfectly. Enjoy the unique and rare flora and fauna in the rainforest zone of Mount Kilimanjaro. Celebrate with your friends and crew members after a successful summit.
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