Kilimanjaro Fitness Program
Mt. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and hiking to the summit of Kilimanjaro is a challenge that should not be under estimated. With all the information you could possibly gather, added to being physically prepared, one’s chances of reaching the summit is substantially increased. Stamina and mental determination to a great extent, will determine whether or not you will be successful in you quest to conquer the Roof of Africa. Being physically prepared for the trek will also greatly contribute to the level of your perseverance, confidence and personal enjoyment! For that reason Kilimanjaro Hiking Tours has designed and offers an exclusive Kilimanjaro Fitness program for all their hikers.
How fit do you have to be?
The type of fitness is more important than the degree of fitness. Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro is a hike with very few technical sections, therefore the best preparation one can do is to hike, preferably under simulated conditions. Although jogging could be beneficial to your fitness level, it does not fully prepare your muscles for a strenuous 6-day hike. In addition to regular gym workouts, make sure you also go for hikes in order to stimulate relevant muscle development. Try to do a one or two day hiking trails in your area. This will not only be an excellent way for physical preparation, but also an enjoyable means to prepare yourself mentally.
We have furthermore developed a practical (in terms of time and costs) Kilimanjaro fitness preparation guideline to assist you in getting your body ready for a Mt. Kilimanjaro summit attempt. Once you complete your booking with Kilimanjaro Hiking Tours will we share our exclusive Kilimanjaro gym program and Kilimanjaro hiking program that should be followed simultaneously over an 8 week period.
Our Kilimanjaro training program will prepare you physically for Mt. Kilimanjaro to the extent that you are capable of hiking 100 kilometres in one week. If you are fit enough for this, rest assured that your body will still give you more when you need it. If you follow the guidelines for both the Kilimanjaro gym training as well as the Kilimanjaro walking program, you are definitely ready for Kilimanjaro physically. You can now concentrate on being mentally ready, but chances are…
YOU ALREADY ARE!