How to Prepare for Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

There are five ecological zones on Mount Kilimanjaro, each with its own climate and weather characteristics. Climbers are required to have the right gear to stay warm, dry and comfortable in a wide range of weather conditions. Typically, it is warm and humid in the rainforest, at the start of your trek. Then as you climb higher, it becomes colder and drier in the moorland and alpine desert zone. The summit can be extremely cold and windy, as being in artic zone would suggest.

Whether you are a fresh newcomer to the great outdoors or a seasoned veteran of the mountains, you’ll find exactly what you need in preparations for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

In this article, we discuss what you need to do before you arrive in Tanzania. Allowing you to concentrate on the technical skills required for successful Mount Kilimanjaro climbing.

  • Kilimanjaro Gear
  • Physical Training
  • Altitude Training
  • Tanzania Entry Requirements
  • Medical Check
  • Vaccinations & Medications
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Travel to Tanzania.


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