Kilimanjaro Trek Challenge

NTC Adventures
  • 6 days
  • Easy
  • 4.9
  • Hilly

Kilimanjaro Trek Challenge by NTC Adventure



A travel bag or large backpack, which should contain your business tightly (in plastic bags for example). This bag will be given each morning to Holders. In general, three carriers are provided per person; each holder can carry a maximum weight of 18 kg. So a total of 28 kg per person, but the total include your personal business and community affairs (food, tents, kitchen equipment). Therefore limit the weight of your bag to 10 kg. - Shoes hot mountain rising stems (-22 ° C) - Light clothes (shorts and pants) and long-sleeved shirts (providing excellent protection against the sun and avoiding excessive dehydration and especially against mosquitoes in the evening and in the morning when there is no wind, just turn around you). - Fleece, rain cape, plastic bags to protect your clothes. - A quality sleeping bag -15 ° c to -25 ° c, sarcophagus or side closure. - Knit Hat or balaclava, hat, gloves (silk + mitts). - 1 small backpack for your business day. - 1 pair of walking shoes already lapped, raincoats and holding the ankle. - 1 pair of spare shoes or sports sandals for evening - 1 anorak or jacket mountain. - 1 or 2 polar sweaters or warm furs. - Tee- shirts and shirts - 1 rain cape . - 1 walking trousers loose canvas + 1 trousers mountain . - 1 short canvas for the start . - 1 pair of gloves or mittens mountain + 1 pair of silk gloves . - 3 or 4 pairs of wool socks not too big . - underwear thermal fiber. - 1 Pair of good quality mountain sun. - Sunscreen and lip protection . - 1 hat or balaclava and a hat or cap sun - 1 pair of telescopic sticks with strap if you are accustomed - 1 headlamp with spare batteries (essential final ascent is made at night) - 2 flasks of at least 1 liter pack with one iso pipette to drink regularly. - 1 folding knife . - 1 good down -type sarcophagus comfortable at low temperature ( -20 ° C at least). - 1 blanket . - Your business toilet (not too heavy ) . - Small plastic bags to isolate your business. - Some cereal bars for the days trek. - Your camera or camera. - A quality sleeping bag -15 ° c to -25 ° c , sarcophagus or side closure .

Personal pharmacy:->

  • Your regular medications
  • Your - malaria treatment
  • pellets - for water ( micropur )
  • aspirin -
  • intestinal antiseptic ( such Intetrix )
  • spectrum antibiotic
  • anti - diarrheal ( immodium deviation) drops
  • anti - mosquito repellent gauze – Elastoplast compresses etc. .
  • possibly: Diamox (a drug prevention against altitude sickness , anti -nausea ( Primperan ) anti -inflammatory ointment ( Percutalgine ) coramine glucose.

To climb Kilimanjaro :

Sports level : Only trained hikers . No technical difficulty (no climbing )

but it takes breath , endurance and be well equipped against the cold (

nights to - 20 °). Wherever possible, the regular practice of a collective

or individual sports and highly recommended .

Mountain sickness : A rise very slowly and pause altitude generally

avoid altitude sickness , and the itineraries are constructed taking into

account . However , symptoms are individual and can reach you at any

time .

Respiration: As soon as you become short of breath , stop and catch

your breath : the beating of your heart again become normal , you can

continue . Watch bearings , take the opportunity to admire the

paysage.Si is more serious appearance of headache, nausea, extreme

fatigue and loss of appetite, descend or stay where you are : in all cases

, your guide is there to help you, do not hesitate to inform him of any

problems . Above all, do not be afraid to be back, do not be afraid to

stop , adjust your breathing to your not instead of trying to keep pace

with other better trained or more form. Drink a lot ( 3-5 liters of water

per day) and most importantly, walk at your own pace is the guarantee

of the success of your ascension. Our guides , assistants and porters are

specially trained to ensure very close to you and respond at least

suspicious sign, trust them and listen to their advice. Do not try to go

beyond your strength if they ask you to stop for a moment. They are

used and know exactly how to react.

Because of frequent delays in some luggage at the airport , we strongly

advise you to take your sleeping bag with you and needed to start

calmly climb Kilimanjaro first days as baggage on the plane. ( Shoes ,

sleeping bag , water bottle, some warm clothes ) . My local team will

follow receipt of your luggage and make the maximum to send them to

you as soon as possible.

Also take the necessary medication for your health along with the order

, the rest of your personal pharmacy can be put in the hold.

physical preparation

The Kilimanjaro requires no technical , the entire journey takes place on

trails. The summit ridge may have some short passages of easy

snowfields where the trace will be made. You must be in good physical

condition : good walker, you have a good experience of trekking in

mountain and you maintain your shape by playing sports

• Characteristics of the ascension

Running time means 8 hours per day

• To have the best chance of success is to have a very slow pace , even

exaggeratedly so you never get tired . Drink a lot, even if you do not

feel thirsty . These are the basic rules for successful ascent , it must be

observed to reach the top in good condition . However, physically ,

good preparation is essential if you are in good physical condition , this

ride will seem easy, and you will not experience little or no fatigue. That

said, people over 60 years often reach the top without then drive that

trained runners fail for lack of care. For the final ascent , do not

hesitate to slow your guide, even if the pace is slow already , even if it

seems ridiculously slow . It is essential not to get tired.

Acute Mountain Sickness ( M.A.M )

Mountain sickness gradually manifest ( or simultaneously) by

headaches , insomnia , loss of appetite, nausea then finally by cerebral

and pulmonary edema. The first precaution is to properly feed water :

must drink at least 3-4 liters of water per day, even if you do not feel

thirsty If any symptoms occur , you can take preventive aspirin. You can

also make lightweight sleeping pills to help you relax better ( consult

your doctor !) , Including the night before the summit. Be aware that

altitude sickness is not instantaneous . There is a gap between progress

and the effects of altitude . This is why we make the descent soon after

the ascension to completely eliminate the effects of altitude.

To prevent acute mountain sickness ( AMS ), you must follow the

rules for acclimatization climbs

: Climbing speed is a key factor in the development of AMS . From

3000m , the rate of increase should not exceed 500m between two

consecutive nights. Some advise to spend two days at the same altitude

before beginning strenuous exercise . These basic prevention rules are

not always observed on the slopes of Kilimanjaro.

Drug prevention should be reserved for those whose response to

hypoxia is insufficient ( the diagnosis must be determined by

specialized consultation) Drug treatment is also possible when it is

impossible to make a gradual adjustment .

Light MAM (symptoms : headache , nausea or anorexia , insomnia,

feeling dizzy ) = higher paracetamol or aspirin

MAM moderate (symptoms : sore head resistant to conventional

analgesics, vomiting ) = higher interruption of the ascent until

complete resolution of signs + simple analgesics

Severe AMS (symptoms : shortness of breath at rest or normal fatigue

and decreased .

Our guides , assistants and porters are specially trained to ensure very

close to you and respond to any suspicious signs , trust them and listen

to their advice. Do not try to go beyond your strength if they ask you to

stop for a moment. They are used and know exactly how to react in

case of problem.


As always and everywhere, it is important to be vaccinated against :


Diphtheria , tetanus and polio

Hepatitis A and B ( in the absence of recognized immunity)

Pertussis (including recurrence in adults, justifies vaccination for travel)

and for extended stays


meningitis A + C in the dry season , let alone during an epidemic .

Rage, especially for children

Fitness plan sent by email with main Itinerary & other details.

Refund Policy:

No Refund.


  • Day 0: Airport-------Hotel->

    After the welcome , transfer to the hotel an get the lecture of the Mountain by

    main guide, the preparation continues for arrange the equipments of

    mountain.Accommodation is half board.

  • Day1:Marangu gate (1800m)------Mandara hut(2700m)

    After breakfast and park in everything , depart to marangu gate After getting the

    permit for entrance and meet the team ( guides, cook and porters), and to weigh

    the luggage , the walking begins with 4h30 to 5h to mandara .The zone is forest ..

    Night in the hut with full board.

  • Day2:Mandara hut ------Horombo hut(3720m)

    After breakfast and park in everything , depart to horombo hut. the zone is

    savannah and plan . If it is clear, the view wonder full as the kibo, mount meru,

    mawenzi montain-------The walking takes 4h to4h30 with the hot lunch at camp.

    Night in the hutt with full board.

  • Day3:Horombo hut-------Kibo hut (4702m)

    After breakfast and park in everything , depart to kibo hut, the zone is savannah

    and desert . If it is clear, the view wonder full as the kibo, mount meru, mawenzi

    montain-------The walking takes 4h to4h30 with the hot lunch at camp. Night in

    the hutt with full board.

  • Day4:Kibo hut-----Uhuru( Kibo)5895m------Horombo hut 3720m

    Wake up at midi night for the final reparation and take cup of tea , the biscuit

    and begin to walk slowly slowly( pole pole in Swahili). The zone is steep but we

    climb in zig zag. The waking takes 6---7h to the summit.The view is wonder full,

    when the sun rises in the morning, you can see Mawenzi mountain, Usambaa

    mountain , mount meru ------. After the summit, go back to camp(3-4h for

    descent) for a short break and take full breakfast, park in everything , continue to

    go down ( 4h to Horombo hut).

  • Day5:Horombo hut -------Marangu gate(1800m)

    After breakfast and park in everything , depart to marangu gate where will meet

    our vehicle for transfer to the hotel and get the certificates for who are

    reached the summit. The descent takes 4h---5h with full board.


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