On Kilimanjaro you will need mountain snacks for 5 days. All of your mountain snack items should weigh 2 - 3 lb.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals on the mountain are included. As indicated in our Trip Itinerary, all meals are included beginning with dinner on Day 2 through dinner on Day 4.
While on the mountain, drinking water will be provided. You are responsible for your own bottled water and drinks when not on the mountain (at hotels, restaurants and while traveling).
Mountain snacks are eaten during short breaks throughout the day. We continually snack to keep our energy levels up while we climb - lunch begins just after breakfast and ends just before dinner! Avoid packing any items that require preparation or hot water.
The importance of having foods that are genuinely enjoyed cannot be overstated. Eating properly is the key to maintaining strength while in the mountains. In order to combat the loss of appetite at altitude we aim to have a variety of foods that stimulate the whole palate, from sweet to sour to salty.
Recommended mountain snack items: candy bars, energy bars, GORP mixes, dried fruit, nuts, cookies, hard candies (Jolly Ranchers, toffees, Life Savers), gummy bears, sour candies (Sweet Tarts), and drink mixes (Gatorade/Kool-Aid).
We may have the opportunity to purchase additional food in Tanzania; we recommend you take what you need and only supplement with local food if necessary.