How to Prepare for Trekking Kilimanjaro – 10 Tips

How to Prepare for Trekking Kilimanjaro – 10 Tips

After successfully summiting I share my best tips on how to prepare for Trekking Kilimanjaro with you in this video
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If you plan to do a trekking trip to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania you will need to prepare accordingly. Therefore I put together this video where I try to answer all important questions that come up before starting the actual trek.

My tips for preparing a Kilimanjaro Trek featured in this Video:
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Unlike other trips this one started actually 5 months before the first day of trekking…I worked on my fitness, changed my diet and did a lot of research on Mt. Kilimanjaro. I decided to take on the Lemosho route which is 56 kilometers long and takes altogether 8 days – my decision was based on 2 reasons: one was the fact that the itinerary of this route is the best for acclimatization of the body to the high altitude and the resulting high summit success rate (which is at 96% for G Adventures), the other reason is the beauty of the route which is often described as the most picturesque and spectacular of all popular routes.

Located in North East Tanzania Mount Kilimanjaro is with 5895m the highest mountain in Africa which makes it one of the seven summits. Apart from that it is also the highest free standing mountain in the world. Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano with three three volcanic cones, “Kibo”, “Mawenzi”, and „Shira“. The highest point is located on Kibo – after the independence of Tanzania it was named Uhuru Peak in 1964 – which is Kiswhali and translates into „freedom Peak“.

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For many years I was searching for a suitable partner who offers tours in South America which align with my style of traveling as well as my values. After many meetings I’m glad I found this partner with G Adventures who offer many adventurous tour packages for travelers like me…but who also care about the environment and local communities in order to execute sustainable tourism. I forced this cooperation because I like the products and the philosophy of the company. Nevertheless all opinions, recommendations and views are my own.

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