Our Checklist - What do I have to prepare to climb Kilimanjaro?

You are ready to take the challenge to climb Kilimanjaro? Great! That is the first step to a once-in-a-lifetime experience! We will guide you through all questions that you might have before and during your climb and your travel to Tanzania. Our team will be happy to assist you in any situation. Please read the information on our website and the checklist given below:

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE IN TANZANIA:

  • Read the INFORMATION on our website
    We have gathered all important details on our website from our experience over the last years with climbers from all around the world. The more knowledge about the mountain you will have, the easier it will be for you to prepare your climb.

  • Check your VISA REQUIREMENTS
    For every country there are specific Visa requirements. If you are not sure it is best to contact the Embassy of Tanzania in your country and to check the travel advices for Tanzania from your government.
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  • Take care of your VACCINATION
    You will need to see your doctor/health care provider to get the right vaccination for Tanzania. You can also ask about mountain medicine and other medicine that you might need for headaches and other personal needs.
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  • Make a HEALTH CHECK
    We recommend to make a health check for climbing at high altitude.
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  • Organize & book your FLIGHTS
    You can fly straight to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), Dar es Salaam (DAR), Arusha Airport (ARK) or Zanzibar Airport (ZNZ). Please communicate your arrival dates & times with us so that we can pick you up from the airport. Please be aware of the climatic differences of your home country and Tanzania and time differences as well as this will effect your body. Also consider to have at least 1 day to relax after your flight and before starting your climb.
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  • Get the required TRAVEL INSURANCE
    It is required to have a Travel Insurance that is valid for climbing up to 6000m.
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  • Choose your CLIMBING ROUTE FOR KILIMANJARO
    You should choose the best route to climb Kilimanjaro according to your fitness level and time that you want to spend on the mountain.
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  • PRIVATE CLIMB or GROUP CLIMB
    You can decide for a Private Climb or to join a Climbing Group. Private climbs can be arranged anytime and only for yourself so that you can travel more individually as they are very flexible. We also offer Group Climbs all around the year that you can join. Group Climbs are more economical than Private Climbs.
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  • Prepare your personal LUGGAGE
    Your luggage should be packed according to your needs and also contain all things you might need to go on Safari, Zanzibar or other activities beside climbing Kilimanjaro. Make sure to have the most important things in your hand luggage as travel luggage might get lost or arrive late. You will be able to leave the luggage that you don’t need during your climb at your accomodation where it will be kept securly.

  • Prepare your CLIMBING GEAR
    Please check our Gear List and descriptions on our website. Keep it simple and reduce your gear to the items on our list. Try to limit your climbing gear to a maximum of 20kg. All required gear can also be rented so you don’t have to buy everything for your climb.
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  • Start your WORKOUT
    Start hiking and get in shape, get used to your climbing shoes and prepare yourself physically and mentally for your climb!
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  • And last but not least - Contact us and ask us if you have any other questions!