Physical preparation
By easytravel
Published November 23, 2021

1.1) How can I increase my chances of reaching the summit, before the trip?

Choose a good operator, choose a longer route, and get yourself physically prepared. Physical preparation should start several months before you arrive in Tanzania and should include some hours of hiking with all your gear, if possible.

1.2) And what about increasing my chances of reaching the summit, during the trip?

Take it slowly, keep well-hydrated, keep well-nourished, rest well and listen to your guides – they are experts, having climbed Kili many, many times before. Avoiding AMS (referred to commonly as altitude sickness) is the key to getting to the summit, and all our helpfultips are geared to this.

1.3) Pre-climb training: how to prepare

The chances are that you will be planning your Kilimanjaro climb many months before you arrive in Tanzania. Of course, our expert team here at Easy Travel will be very happy to help you plan your adventure. But when it comes to physical preparation, you are the one who will take responsibility to be in good shape. ‘Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.’ In the meantime, we suggest that you look at our comprehensive information on preparation