- Much harder than expected due to effects of altitude sickness. Make sure you have all the kit on the kit lists as you will need it. Better to have it and not use it than to need it on the mountain and not have it. Gets cold on a night towards the top and you need the layers for summit night. Take plenty of snacks and drink plenty of water. All water needs treating but chlorine tablets don't taste great. A pump with a filter is a better option. Tents are basic but do the job. Views are amazing so take a decent camera with you. Washing water is provided but baby wipes come in very handy. Overall a brilliant experience and one you will never forget. The Zanzibar add on was a welcome break at the end with a chance to chill out at two very different but both beautiful locations.
Published on: 29 February 2016