Trekking up a mountain requires perseverance and preparation. We have come up with some suggestions to ensure that you are absolutely prepared for the challenge that awaits you.
Get fit and ready for your trek with this three-month gym program which will greatly improve your changes of succeeding on your climb.
Three months before your trek:
Increase your fitness by doing two sessions of intense cardio per week.Take 10-15 minute walks daily. The more you walk, the better!
Now is the perfect opportunity to start cutting out soft drinks, sugar and junk food.
Two months before your trek:
Kick it up to three cardio sessions a week. Yoga and swimming are highly recommended to increase mental stamina and improve your physical condition.Continue taking walks as often as possible, but make sure you have at least one session a week where you walk for over an hour.
Get into a good habit of drinking plenty of water. This will flush out toxins from your body and maintain a healthy perfusion of the body’s cells.
One month before your trek:
Keep up the fitness routine, but don’t push yourself too hard. You don’t want to sustain an injury before your trip, so remember to stretch before and after fitness sessions.Plan four small hikes for this month that are each at least 2-3 hours long. Remember that with practice, each hike will be easier than the last.
By now you should focus on having a diet that is high in protein and fiber. Eating six small meals throughout the day with healthy snacks in between is much better than eating three big meals.
Climbing to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro
With over 30 years of trekking experience, we know all the do’s and don’ts when it comes to tackling a mountain. We hope that you will take the time to read through our suggestions and prepare for the climb well in advance.If you have any questions or need some advice please contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Our tour guides will give you a detailed briefing before each day of the climb, and a debrief after each day of the climb
Our highly-qualified and well trained guides will lead you to the top of the mountain safely. Although English is the standard language that our guides will use, you can request a guide that can speak your home language. Please note that this will incur additional cost.
When we select the crew that will help you reach the summit, we focus on the size of the group and the specific park’s rules and regulations.
For example, a team of 2 Climbers will be accompanied by a team consisting of:
1 Chief Guide
1 Assistant Guide
2 – 3 Porters each per client
Gearing up before the trek:
What to pack
Registration at the national park
Meals on the mountain
Toilets and bathing