Food and Water
Food and Water on mount Kilimanjaro – we have a variety choices of menu to offer on the mountain, the food is plenty and delicious spiced up with fresh fruits. We boil and sieve water to drink on the mountain.
You will be provided with breakfast, lunch and dinner each day spent on the mountain. The food, specifically selected to help your climb, are high energy carbohydrate foods that are easily digestible. The primary carbohydrate of the meals are rice, potatoes and pasta. Fresh fruit and vegetables accompany every meal. Meat is served on the mountain but not in large quantities because it is not easily digestible at high altitude and nor does it keep well on the mountain. For longer climbs, we resupply the team with fresh food near the end of the climb.
Water is collected from mountain streams. It is filtered with the Platypus GravityWorks system or boiled for purification. There is no need for further treatment of water. Water is provided only at the campsites so you need to carry enough water, usually about 3 liters, to stay hydrated while you hike.
Below are sample menus for your 3 meals: Food and Water.
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|Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate||Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate||Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate|
|Vegetable Soup||Vegetable Soup|
|Toast, Biscuits with Margarine, Jam, Peanut Butter, Honey||Bread, Biscuits or Pancakes with Jam, Peanut Butter, Honey||Bread, Biscuits or Pancakes with Jam, Peanut Butter, Honey|
|Eggs, Sausages or Bacon||Sandwich with Meat or Cheese, Boiled Egg, Fried Chicken||Roasted Chicken, Beef or Fish|
|Porridge or Pancakes||Snack: Peanuts, Popcorn, Cake, Cookies||Potatoes, Rice, Pasta|
|Fresh Fruit: Mango, Orange, Pineapple, Banana, Avocado or Watermelon||Fresh Salad: Tomato, Cucumber, Onion, Carrots, Green Peppers||Fresh Vegetables: Carrots, Peas, Tomato, Beans, Greens|
You may want to bring some supplementary “comfort” foods, such as candy, gum, chocolate, health bars or powdered energy drinks. We can accommodate vegetarian and vegan diets. For those with special diets, please contact us to discuss what we can or cannot do. Note that food selection is limited in Tanzania, so although we will try to please all clients, in some cases clients will be asked to bring their specific food items to us, which our cooks will prepare. Food and Water. Food and W