Meals and water on the Kilimanjaro
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided with a chef who will cater to diet restrictions and meals to help your climb. Breakfast and dinner will be served in the “mess tent”
- Water is collected from mountain streams and purified with tablets, Water will get refilled after breakfast and dinner every night. Bring your empty water bottles and camelbacks to the mess tent for breakfast and dinner and an assistant guide will refill your bottles for you with clean water.
- Our advice: stop drinking once you arrive at camp for the night and only have a cup of tea with dinner (hopefully with a rehydration salt as well). Then, wait about 30 minutes to one hour after dinner to use the bathroom before bed and this will hopefully allow you to not need to get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom (which will seem like one of the most tedious things you can imagine in the middle of a cold night at high altitude). Drink more when you first wake up and start moving instead (1 liter before breakfast if you can). This is easier to manage for using the bathroom at more convenient times.
Tip:carry at least 3 liters while hiking, water is only provided at the campsites