One of the most iconic mountains of Africa “Mount Kilimanjaro” is considered as the idol for every climber around the Globe. It is also considered as the world’s tallest freestanding mountain as well as the roof of Africa. With its wonderful beauty and 7 diverse ecosystems, it amplifies the heartbeat of the trekkers to reach the summit. If you want to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro then first you have to travel from your country to African country Tanzania.
It is ranked 5th among the 7 tallest mountain of the worldwide. But it gets the highest number of trekkers because of its uniqueness. Self Motivation is the key for Climbing Kilimanjaro and will help you to face any challenges with ease. Since the ancient era to the modern time, different trekkers had made 7 routes to its summit. Every path offers distinct scenery and challenges so that everyone can trek on it. You may be an experienced trekker or a fresher it welcomes everyone. Probably maximum climbers think that it is a single mountain. Surprisingly after trekking on it, you will find that it is the combination of 3 dead volcanoes.
Just knowing about the mountain is not enough to climb the highest peak. So there are some essential things that you should care about before summiting.
There are nearly 7 diverse ecosystems that you can face while Climbing Kilimanjaro. The human body needs some time to acclimatize with the surrounding. So maximum chances of altitude sickness can be faced but it can be overcome. It is highly recommended that you should choose the longest part of the Climb Mount Kilimanjaro.
Vaccination is for boosting your body to fight against health problems. It will make your immune system ready to defend against harmful viruses. Some of the essential vaccinations needed to take before going for Kilimanjaro Trek are:
Also take some of the important vaccines like Diphtheria, Yellow Fever, Rabies, Malaria, and Polio.
It is a free-standing mountain so you don’t need to be a technical climber. But it is very important to go from physical training of 1 month. This is being done so that you will be having enough stamina to climb for 6 hours daily. The essential training is aerobic, strength training, hiking practice, and mental stamina.
The Kilimanjaro Climbing Gears are divided into 3 parts clothes, camping gears, and hiking gears. A list of Kilimanjaro Clothes that you should carry includes a pair of underwear inners, loose t-shirt, trousers, socks, hiking boots, rain jacket, inner jacket, face masks, ski jackets and trousers, and hand gloves.
Reaching a high altitude of Kilimanjaro is not a single person task. You will be assigned 3 types of people with your guide, cook, and porters. Everyone is having different responsibilities as follow:
Without planning, it’s too tough for anything to be done properly. So here you can follow the plan given below to have better Kilimanjaro trek.
The most essential thing before making a plan to climb Kilimanjaro is the documents. This should include plane tickets, passport, and visa. You can fix your Mountain trekking trip after booking the plane ticket because this will assure you of the date of climbing. So get the tickets online or visit the nearest airport. The price of the ticket differs from country and time, so check for it. Apply for a passport a few months before visiting Mount Kilimanjaro. Approval depends on your physical fitness and medical checkup. Fill the necessary information and document to apply for a visa online. It will take 48 hours to approve, and once after approval then you can collect it from Kilimanjaro International Airport.
Backpack for the northern circuit’s topmost mountain will contain necessary clothes and types of equipment. Whereas carrying the clothing which will be included some of the innerwear, loose-fitting clothes, full trousers, sunglasses, summer hat, and tees. You should also carry some of the important gadgets and medicines. Medicines should include mosquito replant cream, pain killers, Diamox, and paracetamol. The list of gadgets should include a digital camera set, some extra cells, and a charger.
Climbing Kilimanjaro is possible throughout the year, but some specific months will be better than others. If you want to have a budgeted climbing than you can visit during the rainy April and May or November and December. You should have strong will power to hike during this time. Climb Mount Kilimanjaro will be best from January to March and June to October. It is so because these are the driest time of the year, one facing cold and another give summer. Trekking becomes much easier over a dry surface.
Mount Kilimanjaro is having seven routes which can take you to its highest peak Uhuru. All the routes are having a different scenario, time, difficulty level, and prices.
The name and type of the 7 routes are below:
Leaving the trekking some other activities like tour and safari is also available on Kilimanjaro. It is having breathtaking and delicious coffee plantations in the world. You can also view the wilderness of Africa in the national parks of Kilimanjaro. We Joica Tours are one of the native tour operators of Tanzania. You can have the most trusted and loyal assisting members from us. They will give their best to make your climb 100% success.
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