The Lemosho Route is known to be the longest route and popular due to the fact that it is a beautiful ...
It is difficult to ascertain how hard it is to climb Mount Kilimanjaro because everyone has different expectations as to what they feel is strenuous exercise! If you are physically fit and healthy you should be able to manage it without problems, however, sometimes even the most physically accomplished athletes struggle when there is a change of altitude.
It is best to prepare yourself with suitable fitness training to allow you to get into good shape for hiking. You should be in good physical, healthy shape because it will help you to cope with daily hiking, walking and climbing.
It’s wise to strengthen your legs with the right type of exercise. It’s also a very good idea to take up some form of aerobic fitness that enables your body to work efficiently when there is less oxygen available.
Additionally, keeping a positive mental attitude is very important because the days are long and there will be times when you feel very tired.
We would suggest you definitely take up hiking because it is the most similar form of exercise to the real thing! Climb hills or mountains that are accessible to your local area. Try some day hikes or if you just don’t have access to real hills and mountains, use the step machine as much as possible at your gym. You should also walk as much as possible and keep extending out the time of your walks until you can comfortably walk for a few hours. Make sure to incorporate steep walks as well, because there will be many steep climbs on Mount Kilimanjaro.
Follow our training for Kilimanjaro steps below:
There are different routes to choose from as follows: