Trekking is surely not everyone’s bowl of meat. It requires proper training and prior mountaineering experience, especially when you are planning to climb any of the world’s seven summits. Many people have altitude sickness due to which they leave hiking in the mid and return with a bad experience. But you may be surprised to know that even those people who suffer altitude sickness can also complete their trek comfortably and enjoy their hike the fullest like others. But it’s only possible when you hire a proper guide or company that can make your trip to Mount Kilimanjaro a worth remembering. For instance, Enchanting Tanzania Safari offers an exclusive Kilimanjaro hiking package that not only provides you with good accommodation and food but also ensures that you have a pleasurable hike.
In this blog, we are mainly going to discuss the problems faced by tourists visiting Kilimanjaro and how you can overcome them and make your travel one of the best climbings of your life. So, let’s get started-
Challenges Faced by the Hikers While Trekking Mount Kilimanjaro
Do you know that Mount Kilimanjaro is the world’s highest free-standing mountain? Situated in Tanzania and over the equator (a few miles away), the climate on the peaks of this mountain keeps on varying. Due to this reason, many travelers are not able to reach the highest point of this mountain. Besides, there are a number of other reasons that make the trekking extremely difficult. Those reasons are as follows:
The mountain is 5,895 meters or 19,341 feet high and poses an extreme threat to those who have issues with high altitudes. Due to altitudes, people often start feeling unwell, vomit, get gastric problems, etc. Even in some cases, the conditions of a few tourists worsen to a serious extent. So, I am again saying that whenever you plan to climb it, make sure you have done your homework properly.
2-Overwhelming Climate Change
As I mentioned above, the climate on this mountain changes like anything. You may feel hot now but the next minute you won’t be able to guess and it will start raining heavily or the next moment you will feel extremely cold. Many people survive this climate change; however, some are very sensitive and fall ill immediately. Hence, instant climate change is also one of the biggest challenges that comes in the way of trekkers.
3-High UV Levels
Because the mountain is situated almost on the equator, the ultraviolet rays are the most effective in this region. It usually harms the skin and creates a lot of heat over there. So, it’s essential to cover up yourself properly during the summit or it will burn your skin.
Besides hiking, if you love beaches and want to have a neutral climate throughout the day, then you can choose to visit Zanzibar. Zanzibar beach resort is so appealing that even you can spend the whole day sun-basking there in the swimming pool and enjoy the views.
It is one of the serious challenges that everybody has to face if he/she doesn’t drink a required amount of water. Climbing requires a lot of effort and hence, takes up a lot of energy. As a result, you start feeling weak and become dehydrated. Once you are dehydrated, you will face various other health-related problems and won’t be able to go any further. Therefore, do ensure that you are drinking enough water between the trek.
Not only those who suffer from Asthma but normal people also encounter breathing problems as they go up and it’s quite obvious. As we proceed up, the level of oxygen reduces and when it happens we aren’t able to breathe properly.
6-Physical Fatigue and Lack of Sleep
Undoubtedly, trekking is beautiful because of the diverse bio-diversity and vegetation you see and experience during the hike. It’s also obvious that climbing requires a lot of physical effort. As a result, your body suffers from physical fatigue. Also, because of less oxygen, physical fatigue, altitude sickness, and changing climates, people are unable to have a good sleep.
How Enchanting’s Kilimanjaro Hiking Package Makes Your Trek Beautiful
As you might be aware of the science that as we go up, the amount of oxygen reduces and as a result, we experience problems in breathing. To overcome this, you have to take proper rest in between trekking and drink a lot of water to avoid dehydration. But the question is- how Enchanting’s Kilimanjaro hiking package helps in this?
The answer is very simple! With us, you will get as much water to drink as you require. We will provide you with snacks that are high in proteins and nutrients so that you feel dizziness while climbing. We will take you through the easiest route or the one you choose to climb. Most of our trekking takes 5-6 hours for each day but it doesn’t mean you have to keep on walking continuously. You will get to rest and stretch your legs at some places. At night, you are offered good accommodation and a complete meal.
So, these are the things that we offer in our hiking package and that’s what makes your trip relaxing, enjoyable, and pleasurable. We also provide various interesting packages for Africa wildlife safari tours so that you don’t miss out on any beautiful creation of nature in Tanzania.