What Challenges Will I Face Climbing Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro is a difficult mountain to climb and demands respect.  Depending on your experience to date, you will face a wide range of challenges.  How familiar you are with high altitude, multi day trekking, hiking, and carrying a back pack will make a difference.  Also, your age, weight and how comfortable you are in the mountains will also determine how you find it! After climbing Kilimanjaro over 40 combined times, our team can help you make sure you are coming on the climb prepared. Check out our video below, our Kilimanjaro page and CONTACT US if you are looking for further information.  If you want the best information, then get in touch today!

We hope you enjoyed our Kilimanjaro climbing video and we are always happy to chat with you about climbing Kilimanjaro. If you would like to watch more videos and raw footage from each day on Kilimanjaro, then check out the link and keep watching. Have you been training 5 days a week for months or possibly years, preparing for this trip? If so, then you should be ready for your adventure of a lifetime on Kilimanjaro. If not, then you need to start getting the specific training needed to be successful climbing Kilimanjaro.

There are Lots of Potential Challenges

Firstly, the main challenge will be the altitude and lack of oxygen in your body and how you personally adapt to this change. This is why you need more time and days on the mountain. Secondly, are you getting in the right specific training that Kilimanjaro requires. These two things are the most important to consider before signing up to a trip. In our extensive experience, we have found that you need a minimum of 8 days on the mountain. We have climbed on all routes up the mountain, and the Lemosho Route, over 8 days, gives the safest and most enjoyable experience for your Kilimanjaro climb.

Here are Some of the Challenges you Will Face on Kilimanjaro

1). You will possibly experience rain, wind, hot, cold temperatures all in one week

2). High UV levels from the sun, so stay covered up

3). Extreme altitude above 5,500m/ 18,044 feet

4). The biggest summit day of your life! Going up 1,245m/ 4,084 feet and down 2,795m/ 9,169 feet.

5). If you pick a trip less than 8 days you could encounter serious altitude problems

6). Physical fatigue, from multi-day hiking (Come prepared!!)

7). Lack of sleep

8). Excellent but different food

9). Sleeping in a sleeping bag and tent, worth preparing for this

10). Dehydration, therefore, you need to be drinking 4/5 liters of water per day

11). Scrambling on the Baranco wall can be a challenge for a lot of people

Our Top Tips for a Successful Kilimanjaro Trip

We have developed our top 50 tips to help you on your way to a successful Kilimanjaro experience. The experience is far more valuable than the summit. We can guarantee an experience of a lifetime if you follow our guidelines around acclimatization and training. Be informed, be prepared and be ready for your Kilimanjaro experience. Read some REVIEWS from our trips and then, get in touch!

A Very Important Kilimanjaro Page

We have developed a Kilimanjaro page with a wide range of links that will be very useful for you as you prepare of your Kilimanjaro trip. On this page, you can learn more about all aspects of climbing Kilimanjaro. If you are really looking for specific information, then you should e-mail us info@iantaylortrekking.com. We have over a decade of experience leading Kilimanjaro, therefore, we are the ones to get you the best information. We have helped over 3,000 people reach the summit of Kilimanjaro,  If you want the best information you need to be successful, then get in touch today.  Let us bring you to the Roof of Africa!

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