Everything You Need To Know About Your Next Tanzanian Adventure
A mention of Tanzania is incomplete without mentioning the magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro. Standing at 5,985 meters (19,341 feet), it cuts an imposing figure and is a joy to behold whether you Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro or just gaze at it. Known as ‘KilemaKyaro’ meaning ‘that which cannot be conquered’ in the local language, the snow-covered peak is the highest free-standing mountain on earth.
Given its status as the tallest mountain in Africa it should be difficult to climb, right? Contrary to perception, it’s not beyond a person with a good physical condition. The Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking is accessible through five distinct routes, each representing different degrees of difficulty, climate, and vegetation.
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We've put together a list of the commonly asked FAQs about Mount Kilimanjaro .
Will altitude affect me?
Kilimanjaro is a high altitude trek up the 5985 m tall mountain. No matter how fit you are you cannot escape the effects of altitude. Contrary to perception acute mountain sickness has nothing to do with age, sex, fitness, diet etc. It just a harsh reality that hits you once you breach 2400m mark and intensifies at 3000m mark. Symptoms include a headache, fatigue, sleep disturbance, problems with the digestive system and dizziness etc.
What will I east during the trek?
You will be provided with a three full meal a day that will take care of your nutritional needs without compromising on taste. Special dietary requests will be met but advance intimation is necessary.
Where will I sleep on Mt.Kilimanjaro?
On Mt. Kilimanjaro, overnight accommodation is always in the tents at designated camps which are erected every afternoon and dismantled the next morning as the trek resumes. Unless you have chosen the Marangu route which is dotted with rustic huts and climbers get to sleep in huts in dormitory-style accommodations.
When is the best time to climb Kilimanjaro?
The best time to go on a Mount Kilimanjaro trek is between January and February and between July and October. The conditions are excellent with clear skies and very little humidity.
What will be the weather like on Kilimanjaro?
The journey to the glittering peaks of the plateau is a trek through five distinct habitat zones and varying altitudes. The ascent is a veritable equator to the arctic experience as you go from cultivated land> rain forest> heath moorland> alpine desert and finally arctic summit. Irrespective of which route you choose, days will be hot and nights chilly. The weather is prone to being wicked and shifting without warning. Better be prepared for all possibilities.
What are the toilets facilities on the climb?
Yes, referred to as the “long drop”. Relieving is the bushes unless they are willing to fork out extra for portable toilet.
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