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These travel tips applies to Alpine Mountains and also Mount Kilimanjaro.

 

Methods to Acclimatize and avoid altitude sickness for climbing Kilimanjaro

A - Pace of trekking should be slow which is well known phenomenon as Pole Pole. Tanzania use several times word Pole Pole to remind climbers about reduce speed of hiking up

There are still a few things you can do to prevent Altitude sickness as you prepare for Kilimanjaro. The one I highly recommend is to take your time to do the climb. Take the longest route (Machame) or Lemosho or Northern circuit through Londorosi. Walk slowly as per your guide’s recommendations. This means you will change altitude level slowly; your body becomes used to altitude change. That is the meaning guides say Pole pole

By giving your body more time to acclimatize and avoid anxiety, you will reduce the risk of getting Mountain illness.


B – Importance of drinking enough water usually 3 to 5 litres per day

As you climb to higher altitudes, your body loses water which can quickly lead to dehydration. Therefore, drinking enough of water recommended is one of the most important ways to help your body adjust to higher altitudes. Recommended amount of water is 3 -5 litres per day.

Hiking gear Tip: Run a humidifier to help combat dehydration and dry skin.


C – Mountain menu, Kilimanjaro recommended food

There are special diet prepared daily for Mountaineering adventure trips, such Kilimanjaro trekking. Eat Foods that are high in complex carbohydrates will help maintain your energy level and improve your body’s ability to absorb oxygen at higher elevations. Unlike simple carbohydrates like white bread, white rice, and baked goods, complex carbohydrates are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Select foods like oatmeal, brown rice, sweet potatoes, squash, and beans.

Get Foods that are rich in potassium will help you replenish your electrolytes by balancing salt intake, so slice a banana into your oatmeal at breakfast, select a side of broccoli instead of fries at lunch, and add avocado to your bean burrito at dinner.

Hiking Tip: A condition called hyponatremia can occur when you’ve had too much water without replenishing electrolytes or eating salts. If you’ve had plenty of water but begin experiencing nausea, muscle cramps, or disorientation, especially while exercising, have a salty snack like trail mix with nuts and dried fruits like raisins which are also high in iron.

Increase your Iron. Iron is needed to create hemoglobin, the protein used by red blood cells to deliver oxygen to your body. When traveling to high altitudes, increase your iron intake with supplements or iron-rich foods like red meat, beans, peas, and dark, leafy greens like Swiss chard, spinach

 

D – Drinks to take

Avoid Beer or Caffeine drinks, diuretics like alcoholic and caffeinated beverages drain your body water

E – Tell Doctor about climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, he or she always has good advice tailored to your condition.


F - Proper hiking gears preparations

Find clothes to keep your dry and warm, comfort mountain boots and HAT to protect your hair etc


G – Mental prepared your Mind set and increase courage to win the challenge of hiking Kilimanjaro.



H – Be physically prepared

You can do little exercises like running, pushups and gym exercise to stretch muscle and increase lung capacity to breath.


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