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Climbing Kilimanjaro

Which Food and Water Will be Provided during the climb?

You will be provided with breakfast, lunch and dinner each day spent on the mountain. Every breakfast will start with hot drinks such as tea, hot milk, hot chocolate, coffee and additional water. We carry special tents where our clients will take all their meals. The food, specifically selected to help your climb, is high energy food that is easy to digest and to give you the energy that you need to climb. We mostly serve soups to give you enough water and calories for every day on the mountain. The primary carbohydrate of the meals are rice, potatoes and pasta. In additon we serve fresh fruits like mangos, bananas and avocados. Also vegetables accompany every meal. Meat is served on the mountain but not in large quantities because it is not easily digestible at high altitude. The best meals for climbing contain a high quantity of water, such as soups and porridge. We buy all our food locally on the market in Moshi. Every climbing group will have a private cook that will check the quality of the food before every climb. All food will be prepared on the mountain with clean water.

Food and Water During The Climb

Water is collected from mountain streams and treated with Aquatabs water purification tabs. Water is provided only at the campsites in the morning so you need to carry enough water, usually about 3 to 4 liters to stay hydrated while you are hiking. This is very important to avoid headaches and to minimize the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).

You may want to bring some supplementary snacks that contain sugar, such as chocolate bars, energy bars and powdered energy drinks. Please note that you don’t have to buy expensive energy bars. Just to name a few, Snickers, Mars or equal snacks are very enough to help to keep your calories up while you are climbing.

We can accommodate vegetarian and vegan diets. For those with special diets, please contact us in advance to discuss what we can or cannot do. Note that food selection is limited in Tanzania and especially for climbing Kilimanjaro, so although we will try to please all clients, in some cases clients will be asked to bring their specific food items to us, which our cooks will prepare.

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