Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
The beauty of Kilimanjaro is, unless you’ve been up to those sort of heights before, everybody is equal in ability.
Yes some people might be physically fitter and some people might be used to walking those distances each day. But until you feel taste the air above 5000m everyone is on a level playing field.
People react differently to low levels of oxygen but Kilimanjaro is achievable for anybody who has a basic level of fitness and a strong determined mind.
I booked through a company called Adventure Alternative based in Tanzania and their rep CASTRO!! In 2016 - 7 days Kilimanjaro trip Machame route Price is USD1600. The price is inclusive of:- 2 transfers from Moshi to Machame park gate-return 3 meals per day while trekking - Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian 7 days Kilimanjaro trek- Machame 6 nights accommodation in camps while trekking Machame First and Last night accommodation at standard accommodation hotel in Moshi-Bed and Breakfast. All park entrance fees and government levies English speaking mountain Guide and assistant guides Minimum of 3 Porters per client
The Price does not include: Gloves, Sun glasses, Sleeping bag, Hats , Rain suits, Warm Jacket, Heavy boots, Scarf's, Rain Trousers
Feel free to contact me for Castro’s contact details
Kilimanjaro Summit Gear List . Leather or thermal boots . Gore-Tex, Microtex or K-Tech Trilaminate jacket . Gore-Tex, Microtex or K-Tech pants . Fleece jacket . Fleece pants . Gore-Tex mittens or gloves . Fleece gloves (use as inner for Gore-Tex mittens) . Thermal glove liners (use as inner for Gore-Tex gloves) . Gaiters . Fleece balaclava . Thermal balaclava . Thermal top . Thermal long johns . Thermal socks . Sunglasses with UV protection . Day pack . Head torch . Thermal flask
Kilimanjaro Trekking gear: (Wear between camps) . Rain suit or poncho (mainly used in the rain forest) . Hiking boots or cross trainers . Day pack . Short pants . Tracksuit pants . T-shirts . Sun hat (peak caps do not offer enough protection) . Woolen socks . Fleece beanie . Water bottle
Kilimanjaro General gear & equipment . Duffel bag . Walking stick (adjustable) . Sleeping bag (-10 rating) . Sleeping mat
Kilimanjaro Helpful hints . Drink at least three to four litres of water a day. . Use water filters and purifying pills to minimise stomach bugs. . Take enough snacks like energy bars, drink mixes, etc. . Do not move too fast, walk at a slow steady pace. . Move as lightly as possible, do not carry unnecessary weight. . All clothing in Duffel bags or backpacks must be protected with sack-liners to avoid getting wet, especially through the rainforest. . High factor lip balm and sun block is essential. . Nausea and headache pills should be kept handy on summit night. . Symptoms of altitude sickness can be reduced by using medication (consult your doctor). . New boots should be walked-in; this avoids blisters. . Use a sleeping mat when camping. . Use a thermal flask on summit night; other water bottles will freeze. . Allow camera or video camera to acclimatise; do not wrap or place them in plastic bags. . Thermal glove liners allow easier camera handling on the summit. . Use only new camera and headlamp batteries on summit night. . Guides and porters will expect tips