Kilimanjaro Climbing - Take Care Of Few Things To Make It Memorable

The mountains of Kilimanjaro are known for its scenic beauty. Its height and narrow path makes it an interesting place to explore. It is indeed place, which is worth climbing at least once in everyone’s lifetime. In this article, you could get some useful tips to plan and enjoy your journey to this heaven.

Gather as much information about the culture, climatic changes, altitude sickness, and others as it will help you to plan your trip. If you are visiting this place during cold, then don’t forget to carry extra pullovers and shawls.

Importance of choosing a group tour

If you are planning to visit this place in a group, then choose a perfect team who could accompany you. Group travel is always safe, exciting, and memorable. Your team’s motivation will surely encourage you to climb the heights of this mountain.

While selecting the route you need to consider various factors like your fitness level, budget, total time taken, your area of interest, sleeping preferences, etc. Marangu tour could sometimes become boring because it lacks interesting landscapes. Each route certainly has something to offer you.

You are allowed to carry not more than 15 kilos of baggage with you. Instead of carrying everything, ensure that you have the following things packed –

  • Do not forget your sleeping bags. Make sure that you buy the warmest one.
  • Gaiters are necessary especially during winters. You could avoid them during dry season
  • Pack a pair of waterproof jackets and pants
  • Walking sticks could be useful
  • Carry fleece jackets and comfortable jeans
  • Hats will protect you from the scorching rays of the sun
  • Look out for comfortable hiking shoes with ankle support

Things you could do on Kilimanjaro

You could always relax at the base camp. While you are on the mountains, it is suggested to drink at least 3 liters of water every day to avoid sickness. You could climb slowly and let your body adjust with the climate.

As you will climb higher, it will be difficult for you to eat and sleep properly. You could carry a pair of earplugs on your trip and make it much easier.

Instead of eating sweets and toffees, you need to eat cereals and healthy snacks. Thermal water bottles will keep your water warm and easy to rink. If you are fine, then drink mountain stream water, as it is good for your health. However, it is better to put water purification tablets in it, before drinking it.

Precautions you could take

Sinus congestion is a common problem experienced by the hikers. If possible, you could carry a useful decongestant tablet along with you. Do not forget to bring feet and hand warmers to avoid cold.

Besides this, you could carry liner socks to prevent situations like blisters. It is very difficult to find washing water in areas like Kibo, Barafu, and Glacier camps etc. Hence, you could make use of wet wipes in such areas.

Now, you could browse internet and find the best tour planner, as per your budget. You could visit to plan and book your tour.

Author’s Bio:

James is a passionate vacationer and he generally blogs about his travel experiences to different places. If you want to travel in your style, visit and request for a quote online as per your needs.