Questions & Answers

Below is a list of our most commonly asked questions and answers. If there’s any further information you would like to know, please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time.

Climbing Kilimanjaro & Fitness

Q: What training is required?

    It is recommended that participants undertake a fitness training program at least 2-3 months prior to departure. Following are some links to information on various Kilimanjaro training programs recommended by tour operators in the region;

    Walking, walking & More Walking!

    The absolute best training you can do for Kilimanjaro is walking! The adventure is a 6-8 day walk up the mountain, generally on quite gentle slopes. We recommend stair climbing and hill climbing locally if you live near a small mountain.

    In Melbourne, we recommend the “1,000 Steps” located at Mt. Dandenong or Mount Macedon.

    Useful Links:

    Fitness Program & Details

    Climbing & Travel Preparation

    Personal Insights from Past & Future Climbers

    Additional Technique & Resistance Advice

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    What training is required?

    It is recommended that participants undertake a fitness training program at least 2-3 months prior to departure. Following are some links to information on various Kilimanjaro training programs recommended by tour operators in the region;

    Walking, walking & More Walking!

    The absolute best training you can do for Kilimanjaro is walking! The adventure is a 6-8 day walk up the mountain, generally on quite gentle slopes. We recommend stair climbing and hill climbing locally if you live near a small mountain.

    In Melbourne, we recommend the “1,000 Steps” located at Mt. Dandenong or Mount Macedon.

    Useful Links:

    Fitness Program & Details

    Climbing & Travel Preparation

    Personal Insights from Past & Future Climbers

    Additional Technique & Resistance Advice

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    7:00am - 8:00am

    Breakfast

        Breakfast varies each day, but usually includes eggs, sausages, toast, porridge and juice.
        Yes, sometimes sausages! And no.. We have no idea how they cook them so high up!
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      8:00am - 12:00pm

      Preperation & Morning Hike

          After filling your water bottles, packing your backpack and getting ready, we set off for the day’s main hike.
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        12:00pm / 1:00pm

        Lunchtime
          Usually around 12:00pm / 1:00pm, depending on the speed of the morning hike, lunch is served at the next camp.
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        Early Afternoon

        Second Hike / Acclimitisation Hike

          On some says, a further hike is undertaken before we reach the night camp.
          On shorter days, we recommend a brief acclimatisation hike, where we’ll walk higher for an hour or two and then return to camp.
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        6:00pm - 7:00pm

        Dinnertime

          You’ll be amazed at the range of meals provided for dinner. Sometimes we think the local guides have secret kitchens hidden on the mountain based on the quality and variety of options!
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        8:00pm & Onwards

        Time for Bed!

          Rest up early, you’ll need it for the next day!

        slow and steady

        “Pole, pole” they will say. That means “slow, slow” in Swahili.

          For speed-freak hikers like Matthew, it can be torturous to trek like a tortoise, but honestly, it truly is for the best.
          There is no rush to reach the next camp or even the summit – we want you to enjoy the trek, amazing scenery and the adventure itself. Taking your time also ensures you’ll acclimatise more to the altitude, dramatically reducing any risks.