A typical day climbing Kilimanjaro

Ever wondered how a typical day on the mountain is like? Well, wonder no more, because we have a day-to-day break of how your Mount Kilimanjaro daily schedule would look like. This article explains how you trek daily on the mountain, what you do, where you go, and how you go about your normal activities on the routes to the summit.

Waking up on the mountain and Preparation

Every morning on the mountain, your mountain guide wakes you up early in the morning between 6:00 am and 6:30 am for a hot drink and warm water for a wash.

After that, you will need to prepare yourself by packing your kit and other personal belongings.

Breakfast on Mount Kilimanjaro

Breakfast is usually served between the morning times of 7:00 am and 7:30 am. Simultaneously as you take your breakfast on Mount Kilimanjaro, your mountain guides and porters organize the packing of your tent from the campsite, ready to be taken to be pitched to the next camp.

breakfast on Mount KilimanjaroDay Briefing on your climb

Also during or after your breakfast, you will be briefed by your guides on your next step by planning for the day’s trek with a health review for every climber. This is also the perfect time to get your concerns and questions concerning your mountain climb answered.

Begin your day trek

Basically between 8:00 am and 8:30 am in the morning, you will be beginning to leave your camps and start your Mount Kilimanjaro trek. The earlier, the better. The main aim is to begin your climb early when you are still bubbling with energy.

trekking daily on Mount KilimanjaroSetting up another camp

As you set off, your porters will leave sometime after you do and proceed to set up your next camp which should be waiting for you to arrive as you carry on with your day’s hike.

Arrival at your next camp

There will be hot water for a quick wash when you arrive to your next camp, with hot drinks and snacks waiting for you.

You will generally have time for a short acclimatization hike shortly before dinner, where you will trek up to a slightly higher altitude and have the opportunity to get used to trekking in more rough conditions before going back to your camp for dinner and rest.

setting camp on Mount Kilimanjaro

Ending the day hike with Dinner on Mount Kilimanjaro

You will end your day hike with dinner then afterward you will have a debriefing with your guides on your day’s climb and challenges. This is also your perfect time to share your experiences, questions or any challenges you may be facing on your day hike. Your mountain guides will always be there for you.

Dinner on Mount Kilimanjaro

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