Food and water on Kilimanjaro, Diet on Kilimanjaro
Njari Treks – Mountain diet/Cuisine
Our professionally trained cooks serve up the best cuisine on Kilimanjaro, using the freshest and highest quality ingredients. You will be provided with breakfast, lunch and dinner each day spent on the mountain. The food, specifically selected to help your climb, good taste, high carbohydrate (energy) foods that are easily digestible. You may bring some supplementary “comfort” foods, such as candy, gum, chocolate, energy bars or powdered energy drinks.
Breakfast: Toast (with honey, jam and/or butter); French toast; pancakes; sausage; bacon; eggs (scrambled, fried, poached, omelet and Spanish egg); cooked vegetables; fruits (oranges, mangos, bananas, pineapple), cereals; hot cereal; tea; coffee; cocoa; juice.
Lunch: Meat sandwiches; chicken, vegetables sandwiches; grilled cheese sandwiches; fruits (oranges, mangos, bananas, pineapple and paw-paws); boil eggs; French fries (chips), tea; coffee; cocoa; juice
Dinner: Beef, chicken, fish (roasted, stewed, curried); pasta; rice; vegetables (stewed, boiled, steamed, curried); potatoes (mashed, boiled, fried); ugali (local dish); fruits (oranges, mangos, bananas); tea; coffee; cocoa; juice
If you have any special requirements, just let us know in advance. We’ll arrange it with our cooks.
After your guide, drinking water is your best friend on the mountain, and we suggest you meet each other regularly – as regularly as 4 liters a day. All water is fresh mountain water, which we filter and add water guard (Chlorine).
Note: We re-supply the climb with fresh food half way into your climb. That way we ensure our cooks have the freshest meat, fruit and vegetables. This also prevents food from going bad by having to carry it for the whole trip.