The dry season is the best season for hikes in Mount Kilimanjaro. There is no mad during dry season, and thus, the mountain is not slippery. Since your shoes will not drug the mud, then you will not get tired. Summer is the best time where you can get to the mountain and get your hike since you won’t be dragged down due to even the rain. On the other hand, if you prefer to hike during rainy season you still can.
You should prepare your appropriate gear for the mountain hike. As you climb higher through the mountain hike, then you will colder since the weather becomes cooler as you go near the top of the mountain. Whenever it is during the night, and especially the summer season the coldness exceeds. Thus, you need to bring the best clothes which are fit for hiking. Always remember the personal effects. You should always remember that hiking requires a great shoe such as a boot. Since the boot will not have any heel, then it will be comfortable to walk, and it will protect your legs from coldness.
You should consider the length in days of the hike you are selecting. Some people can hike the Mount Kilimanjaro with just five days without considering the route they pass through, and it means they have climbed it severally. You might have climbed other mountains bit when it comes to hiking Kilimanjaro you need to take it slow. Most of the time you will find that eight days is the time recommended to be used by the first time climbers. Hence, the hike which will take eight days, should be your choice if it is your first time to climb the mountain.
You should prepare physically and psychologically. The body will be prepared for the long journey ahead through some exercises. Your mind should be engaged on how the journey of hiking will be. Preparing will help you to cope-up with the long journey and enjoy the whole hiking process.
Water is required during climbing of the mountain which should be enough. You should stay hydrated lest you lose consciousness when hiking. Some guides provide the services of meals, drinks and even tents for shelter, thus, carrying water will depend on which tour guide you will select. The amount of money you have planned for the hiking tour, should be contemplated to know the kind of tour guides to choose.
It is worth to carry some medication. Climbing up the mountain and the weather change may not work well on you which means for you to be strong and healthy you need to take medication. Considering the climbers, then most of them get sick along the process.