Meals on the Mountain
You will be provided with breakfast, lunch and dinner each day spent on the mountain. The food, specifically selected to help your climb, are high energy carbohydrate foods that are easily digestible. The primary carbohydrates of the meals are rice, potatoes and pasta. Fresh fruit and vegetables accompany every meal. Meat is served on the mountain but not in large quantities because it is not easily digestible at higher altitude and nor does it keep well on the mountain. We resupply the team with fresh food throughout the climb.
Water is collected from mountain and treated with Aqua tabs, water purification tablets. Water is provided only at the campsites so you need to carry enough water, usually about 3 liters to stay hydrated while you hike. You may want to bring some supplementary comfort foods such as candy, gum, chocolate, health bars or powdered energy drinks. We can accommodate vegetarian, vegan, gluten-lactose free and any special diet. For those with special diets, please contact us to discuss what we can or cannot do.
Accommodation on Mount Kilimanjaro
Unlike Marangu route where accommodation is offered on Mountain hut/cabins with shared bed and mattresses, the rest of the route offers camping accommodation. Climbers will sleep in state of art, mountain tents during the trek. Our Mountain hardware tents are warm, waterproof and roomy-perfectly suited for your Kilimanjaro adventure. We understand that some climbers are anxious about camping for so many days, so we aim to have them be as dry, warm and comfortable as possible.
A 1.8 inch foam sleeping pad is provided to all climbers. These locally sourced sleeping pads are better than any commercially available sleeping pad. They are thick, warm and comfortable even for those not used to camping. The pad is placed inside a washable cover for cleanliness.
Each client is supposed to have their own personal sleeping bag, warm enough to accommodate up to -15 degree Celsius.