When I was planning my trip to Mt. Kilimanjaro, I wish I could have found a list of tips for hiking Mt Kilimanjaro to help me prepare. What’s out there is every tour organizations plug for why they are the best at getting people to the top, but not really helpful info from someone who had done it. For the 35,000 people who hike the mountain each year, this lack of information is a gaping hole in the internet where you can usually find answers to everything. Everyone has a different experience, and you may discover you have different needs than I did. But after hiking, these are the things I wish I could have known earlier. Each of these helped make my hike better and easier. There is no particular order here. I’d want them all.
Tips for Hiking Mt Kilimanjaro
- Balaclava: Bring a balaclava for the journey. A thin one like they wear in the television show Survivor works best. This becomes a very versatile tool. You can cover your face to protect from dust and sun. You can cover your nose to help warm the cold air a little […]