Mount Kilimanjaro Altitude Sickness

What Is Mount Kilimanjaro Altitude Sickness?

Mount Kilimanjaro Altitude Sickness is known as one of the worst health threats while climbing a high altitude. As Kilimanjaro is the highest peak on the African continent Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the biggest challenges every climber faces.

How Dangerous Is Altitude Sickness On Kilimanjaro?

The highest peak of the mountain touches 5,895m in height making it the highest free-standing peak in the world. Therefore Kilimanjaro Safety is the most important aspect of your climb. While climbing higher than 2000m almost 90% of the climbers feel Mount Kilimanjaro Altitude Sickness. At a higher elevation usually the number of oxygen molecules per breath decreases.

So when someone attempts to trek the higher peak of a mountain without acclimatizing it causes a kind of fluid build up in the lungs and brain. Due to this during the Climbing of Mount Kilimanjaro while the oxygen level lowers the breathing gets faster and harder.

Due to faster breath heart-beat gets faster. The faster heartbeats cause fluid to leak from tiny blood vessels which result in a potentially dangerous fluid build-up in the lungs and the brain. For any serious ailment, our Kilimanjaro Rescue operation is always ready to evacuate sick climbers.

What Are The Symptoms Of High Altitude Sickness?

Kilimanjaro Altitude Sickness Symptoms should not be avoided and once the symptoms elevate and the climber does not recover, we start our emergency evacuation procedure and with the help of Kilimanjaro rangers, the climber is brought down in a stretcher, helicopter, or a rescue car depending on the severity of the health situation.

Some of the symptoms of Mount Kilimanjaro Altitude Sickness are:

After reaching a specific height usually, the body starts reacting to the lower oxygen molecules.
It results in feeling some health issues like; mild headache, shortness of breath for a few seconds, or feeling a little drowsy.
Sometimes these get worse like; a severe headache that doesn’t respond to painkillers, vomiting, exhaustion/ weakness, a few people feel insomnia and a few people feel excess sleepy.
Travelers can also feel clumsiness, faster heartbeat, hallucination, and gradual loss of consciousness.

How To Avoid Altitude Sickness

Now the question arises – How to Avoid Altitude Sickness in Kilimanjaro? The most common reason for Kilimanjaro Acute Mountain Sickness is climbing the higher altitude in less time either to save money or time. Climbing Kilimanjaro is not something very easy thing to do, so before climbing your dream peak it is wiser to get ready for the challenges.

Walk high, sleep low: Before climbing this 5,895 m height it’s better if you can spend some time at some little higher altitude. It will help your body to get a little acquainted keen to the heights. Mount Meru Climb before Climbing Kilimanjaro is a good way to acclimatize your body. This will help you achieve the highest Kilimanjaro Routes Success Rates.

Slow and steady: Pole Pole..!!

That’s what you will listen to from your guide while trekking. Follow their words, and reach the summit. Slow down your speed, enjoy the scenic routes of the Kilimanjaro as well give your body to get acquainted with the high altitude. Don’t take smaller itineraries, it won’t allow you to acclimatize properly which increases the chance of feeling AMS.

Drink much more water than you think you need: Drinking plenty of water or juice or any kind of fluid will help your body to stay hydrated as the higher altitude dehydrates your body. So staying hydrated will help your body to acclimatize quicker.

Eat And Sleep Properly: You need to eat sufficient at every meal and try to have some food loaded with energy and carbohydrate. Mostly at higher altitudes, trekkers don’t feel much hungry and don’t take food as they need which drains their energy. So keep eating to balance your energy

Diamox: It is recommended in the Altitude Sickness Tablets Kilimanjaro. This is one of the most useful Kilimanjaro Altitude Sickness Treatment.

Final Thoughts

Finally, choose the best tour operator like Snow Africa Adventures for an amazing Kilimanjaro experience. We help you Preventing Altitude Sickness and Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to a great extent. We will tell you the Best Time To Climb Mount Kilimanjaro suiting your requirements. Our incredible Kilimanjaro Guides, porters, and chefs to are very friendly, supportive, and professional. They make you feel like a family.

So start planning your unforgettable Kilimanjaro climb tour with Kili Altitude Adventures today. We promise with our dedicated and well-articulated services you won’t be disappointed.


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