Climbing Kilimanjaro really is a great deal and once you have decided to plan a tour, you should be following some of the basic tips and techniques to have a wonderful experience of climbing:
– Selecting a long route
To get increased chances of success and to lessen the chance of altitude sickness, you need to select a long route for the journey rather than opting for a smaller one. While you are climbing Kilimanjaro, the chances of success in your climbing are directly proportional to the number of days which you spend on those mountains. People selecting an 8-day tour, for example, have the highest chances of success in their climbing as compared to those who select 7-day climb or even less. People most of the times think that by taking a shorter route or going through a shorter journey saves their money and provide them an extra challenge to face but this isn’t something exactly accurate because shorter routes decrease the success chances. However, just seeing the element of affordability in your climbing can make you lose your tour. As a complete guideline, it is mostly recommended to the climbers to take the minimum 8-day route to increase the chances of their success and to get the most out of their climbing tour.
– Hiking ahead time
People commonly misinterpret this mountain as a technical one but it is not and being technical doesn’t mean that climbing it would be very physically demanding. The altitude of this mountain is the main reason for your journey getting difficult. The best exercise for which you need to prepare yourself while planning to Mount Kilimanjaro is to practice hiking by keeping in mind all the possible activities which you need to do while climbing. You need to start working from zero days to make your body fit enough to face externalities and tough environment. The basic exercising to do is weightlifting and running. The most important factor which makes sure your success is training and however, the cost of climbing Kilimanjaro isn’t too high as well.
– Hydration and dehydration
When you are at the higher levels of altitude, you dehydrate even faster and this dehydration causes severe headaches and the other things which can happen to you is fatigue, grouchiness and altitude sickness and the best way to do in this aspect and to avoid such situations is to drink a plenty of water to be in the right physical state. For the climbers, the slight headaches are normal because they have to experience the change in altitude and by drinking excessive amounts of water this issue can be lessened while climbing.
There is another trick while you are mounting and that is from where you can get the water for drinking and the trick is to collect the water from the nearby streams present to the mountains and it is recommended to collect at least 3 liters of water once so that you can keep your body hydrated by drinking water at regular intervals.