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. It is worth because without mud, then your shoes will not be heavy from dragging the mud, which means you will not tire. During summer you will climb the mountain well because you will not be delayed behind because of mud. However, you are not limited to hike during the rainy season.
You need to gather all the necessary gear you will need for the mountain climbing. You should keep in mind that whenever you climb higher in mountain, the coldness will increase since the weather becomes cooler as you move higher. Nights are cold, but during the summer season it is colder. Thus, you need to have suitable clothes for hiking. Always remember the personal effects. When hiking it is better to be with suitable footwear such as the boot. It will help you since it will have no heel and it will try to cover your legs from the coldness when walking.
You need to contemplate the days it will take you to climb mount Kilimanjaro. Some people have climbed mount Kilimanjaro several times which means that it can take them like five days to climb up because they find it easy to do so. 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. Thus, you should go for the hike which contains eight days to complete.
Preparing your body physically and psychologically should be done. You should take several or routine exercises to prepare your body for the lengthy adventure. Your mind should be engaged on how the journey of hiking will be. It will be of assistance because you will be well when climbing the mountain and even be happy for the tour.
During the hiking you should consider having sufficient water. You will prevent unconsciousness though proper hydration entire climbing process. About carrying sufficient water will depend on which tour guide you choose since some offers food drinks and shelter in the form of tents. You will select the tour guide according to the costs for the services they offer.
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. Most of the people who climb the mountain get sick along the way.