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What are the Sleeping Conditions on Mount Kilimanjaro like?

The Routes on the Kilimanjaro are Machame, Lemosho, Shira, Rongai, Umbwe and western Breach. All these routes of the Kilimanjaro have the same sleeping conditions.

Marangu route however has huts all through for accommodation. It’s the only route that has huts from start to finish.

The rest of the routes have camping as the only form of accommodation while on the Kilimanjaro hike.

Tents & Mattresses on Kilimanjaro

When you are planning to get camping gear on the Kilimanjaro, you should think of material that is waterproof, Durable and can stand any harsh conditions.

Tents for the Kilimanjaro should have an outside shelter where you can put your muddy equipments like boots.

Who sets up camping Tents on Mount Kilimanjaro?

You have porters on your team and it’s their duty to set up and remove these tents of course under your supervision. The ground at all camps is leveled and therefore you will not find problems setting up the tent.

The ground on the Kilimanjaro is rocky and therefore they don’t hold water so your tent is safe.

Sleeping Bags on Kilimanjaro

If you choose to travel light and do not carry your own sleeping bag, there are some for renting around the gates of the Kilimanjaro. The equipment at the Kilimanjaro for hire is well maintained and cleaned.

The sleeping bag has to be a good quality with a rating of about -18 degrees Celsius.

Fatigue, Cold & Altitude Considerations on Kilimanjaro

These are conditions that are bound to happen and you should prepare yourself for them.

Make sure you carry a lot of warm clothes as exposing your body to this extreme coldness will affect your health.

As for the fatigue, make sure you rest enough. Sleep as early as possible every night. Make sure you prepare the body physically for this challenge.

Top Tips for a Warm & Comfortable Night in Your Tent

  • Allow your sleeping bag some time to rest and fill up with air before using it. This fluff is part of the insulation technique for this bag.
  • Try and sleep in the middle of the tent and not on the sides.
  • You can an extra sheet to the sleeping bag.
  • Make sure you ease yourself before bed such that you limit the chances of going out at night.
  • Sleep in warm clothes and not your usual night wear. Cover your head with a hat or something in that category.

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