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Kilimanjaro Food

Kilimanjaro Food | What Should You Eat on Kilimanjaro

When you climb to the highest free-standing peak of the world with a responsible trekking company like Kilele Climb we make sure everything goes perfect on the trip.

Kilimanjaro Food is considered to confirm your food intake matches your level of exertion. It will provide you with a good balance of protein, carbohydrates, fruit and vegetables. Apart from Training for Kilimanjaro, your diet on the summit and during the trek is very important.

Our professional and well-acknowledged guides, porters and cooks are fully responsible not only for your safety but also for your health. Your Kilimanjaro Meals will be prepared by your cooks on Kilimanjaro and the food will be carried by your Kilimanjaro Porters.

You will be surprised at the variety, quantity & quality of the food we serve to you whilst you are on Kilimanjaro Routes. As you are trekking for between 4-9 hours a day (before summit night) you’ll be burning a lot of calories – and as you are at altitude – even more than you would at sea level.

 

Quality Food

We also pride ourselves in providing quality food at each meal. Your body needs fuel for your Kilimanjaro climb, and like a car, you can either fuel with regular or premium. You will be provided a three-course meal, three times a day, providing nothing but the best available. We have runners coming up the mountain with fresh food throughout the trip so you are provided with quality nutritious meals throughout the entire trip up and down the mountain.

 

Drinking Water

Keeping yourself hydrated is essential for acclimatisation, so we make sure that all of our climbers are well provided with purified drinking water from start to finish.

Snacks

You may wish to bring your own snacks to provide well deserved treat, or energy boost! Chocolate is generally the Best Snacks for Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and if it has nuts, then even better, but whatever you choose make sure it is a favorite treat and not a ‘power bar’, or ‘energy gel’.

 

Note: The food menu below are the usual meals types that our cook prepares for our clients to ensure that they get the right food combinations for their Kilimanjaro expedition. At times, this may vary, but you’ll still get the carb-rich foods your body needs for hiking Kilimanjaro.

Kindly refer to the table below for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

Menu – 8 Day Lemosho Route

Day

Breakfast

Lunch

Afternoon Tea & Snacks

Dinner

1

Breakfast at Hotel

Cucumber Soup, Chicken, Sandwiches or burger, fruit, boiled eggs and salad. This will be served at the entrance Gate after you sign into the National Park.

Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo Served with biscuits, nuts or popcorn

Vegetable Soup, Fish fillet, Boiled Potatoes, Sautéed Green Beans, vegetable Sause, Avocado Salad, Fresh Fruit, Tea and Coffee, Milk, Drinking chocolate

2

Fresh Fruits, Porridge Oats, Scrambled or Fried Eggs, Beef Sausages, Brown or White Toast bread Served with a choice of Honey, Jam, Nutella and Peanut Butter. Hot water- Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo

Vegetable Soup served with White or Brown Bread, French fries, fried Chicken with Salad, Fresh Fruit, Fruit Juice, Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo

Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo Served with Biscuits, nuts or Popcorn

Zucchini Soup served with White or Brown Bread, Beef steak Served with Chinese Rice and Vegetable Sauce, Pancakes and Honey, Fresh Fruits. Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo

3

Fresh Fruits, Millet or Oats Porridge, Scrambled or Fried Eggs, Beef Sausages, pancake. Brown or White bread Toast Served with a choice of Honey, Jam, Nutella and Peanut Butter. Hot water- Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo

Pumpkin Soup served with White or Brown Bread, Spicy Fried Chicken and Vegetable Pie with Salad, cupcake, Fresh Fruit, Fruit Juice. Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo

Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo Served with Biscuits, nuts or Popcorn

Sweet Corn & Sweet Potato Soup served with White or Brown Bread, Vegetables, Served with spaghetti with tomato Sause, Banana Fritters and Honey Fresh Fruits. Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo.

4

Fresh Fruits, Oats Porridge, Scrambled or Fried Eggs, Beef Sausages and Pancake, Brown or White bread Toast served with a choice of Honey, Jam, Nutella and Peanut Butter. Hot water- Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo

Vegetable Soup served with White or Brown Bread, Beef Pie and Salad, Boiled egg, Fresh Fruit, Fruit Juice. Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo

Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo Served with Biscuits, nuts or Popcorn

Cucumber Soup served with White or Brown Bread, Vegetable, Chicken curry served with Mashed potatoes and Salad, Fresh Fruits. Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo

5

Fresh Fruits, Oats Porridge, Scrambled or Fried Eggs, Beef Sausages, Brown or White bread Toast served with a choice of Honey, Jam, Nutella and Peanut Butter. Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo

Pumpkin Soup served with White or Brown Bread, Pasta with meat balls and Salad, Fresh Fruit, Fruit Juice. Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo

Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo Served with Biscuits, nuts or Popcorn

Vegetable Soup served with White or Brown Bread, Beef curry, Vegetable Sauce, served with Chinese Rice and pancake, Fresh Fruits. Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo.

6

Fresh Fruits, Millet or Oats Porridge, Scrambled Eggs or Fried Eggs, Beef Sausages and Baked Beans, Brown or White bread Toast, served with a choice of Honey, Jam, Nutella and Peanut Butter. Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo

Cucumber Soup served with White or Brown Bread, Spicy Fried Chicken, French fries, Coleslaw salad, Fresh Fruit, Fruit Juice. Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo.

Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo Served with Biscuits, nuts or Popcorn

Earlier Dinner: Leek’s soup served with White or Brown Bread, Spaghetti with vegetable Sause and Fresh Fruit. Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo

Midnight: Before summit: Tea/Coffee with Biscuits –For summiting (Take away Juice, Apple/Biscuit and chocolate Bars to Eat on Route to the Summit.)

7

After Summit

Brunch

Vegetable soup with toast bread, Pancake, vegetables, Fruits, Juice, Tea/Coffee

Carrot Soup served with White or Brown Bread, Vegetable Pie and Coleslaw Salad, Pancake, Fresh Fruit, Fruit Juice. Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo.

Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo Served with Biscuits, nuts or Popcorn

Butternut Soup served with White or Brown Bread, Beef curry Sauce, Mixed Vegetables, served with Fried Rice and Pancake and Honey, Fresh Fruits. Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo

8

Fresh Fruits, Oats Porridge, Scrambled Eggs or Fried Eggs, Beef Sausages and Baked Beans, Brown or White bread Toast, served with a choice of Honey, Jam, Nutella and Peanut Butter. Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo.

African food “UGALI” served with Beef or Chicken, Vegetable sauce, French fries, Mix fresh fruits, Fresh juice and soda.

 

At your own arrangement at the hotel.

At your own arrangement at the hotel.

 

 

Menu – 7 Day Machame or Rongai Route

Day

Breakfast

Lunch

Afternoon Tea

Dinner

1

Breakfast at Hotel

Lunch Box:

Sandwiches or Burger, Fried Chicken, Fruit Juice, Fruits, Boiled egg and cake

 

Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo Served with biscuits, nuts or popcorn

Vegetable Soup, Fish fillet, Boiled Potatoes, Sautéed Green Beans, vegetable Sause, Avocado Salad, Fresh Fruit, Tea and Coffee, Milk, Drinking chocolate

2

Fresh Fruits, Porridge Oats, Scrambled or Fried Eggs, Beef Sausages, Brown or White Toast bread Served with a choice of Honey, Jam, Nutella and Peanut Butter. Hot water- Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo

Vegetable Soup served with White or Brown Bread, French fries, fried Chicken with Salad, Fresh Fruit, Fruit Juice, Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo

Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo Served with Biscuits, nuts or Popcorn

Zucchini Soup served with White or Brown Bread, Beef steak Served with Chinese Rice and Vegetable Sauce, Pancakes and Honey, Fresh Fruits. Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo

3

Fresh Fruits, Millet or Oats Porridge, Scrambled or Fried Eggs, Beef Sausages, pancake. Brown or White bread Toast Served with a choice of Honey, Jam, Nutella and Peanut Butter. Hot water- Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo

Pumpkin Soup served with White or Brown Bread, Spicy Fried Chicken and Vegetable Pie with Salad, cupcake, Fresh Fruit, Fruit Juice. Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo

Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo Served with Biscuits, nuts or Popcorn

Sweet Corn & Sweet Potato Soup served with White or Brown Bread, Vegetables, Served with spaghetti with tomato Sause, Banana Fritters and Honey Fresh Fruits. Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo.

4

Fresh Fruits, Oats Porridge, Scrambled or Fried Eggs, Beef Sausages, Brown or White bread Toast served with a choice of Honey, Jam, Nutella and Peanut Butter. Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo

Carrot Soup served with White or Brown Bread, Pasta with meat balls and Salad, Fresh Fruit, Fruit Juice. Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo

Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo Served with Biscuits, nuts or Popcorn

Vegetable Soup served with White or Brown Bread, Beef curry, Vegetable Sauce, served with Chinese Rice and pancake, Fresh Fruits. Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo.

5

Fresh Fruits, Millet or Oats Porridge, Scrambled Eggs or Fried Eggs, Beef Sausages and Baked Beans, Brown or White bread Toast, served with a choice of Honey, Jam, Nutella and Peanut Butter. Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo

Cucumber Soup served with White or Brown Bread, Spicy Fried Chicken, French fries, Coleslaw salad, Fresh Fruit, Fruit Juice. Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo.

Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo Served with Biscuits, nuts or Popcorn

Earlier Dinner: Leek’s soup served with White or Brown Bread, Spaghetti with vegetable Sause and Fresh Fruit. Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo

Midnight: Before summit: Tea/Coffee with Biscuits –For summiting (Take away Juice, Apple/Biscuit and chocolate Bars to Eat on Route to the Summit.)

6

After Summit

Brunch

Vegetable soup with toast bread, Pancake, vegetables, Fruits, Juice, Tea/Coffee

Vegetable Soup served with White or Brown Bread, Vegetable Pie and Coleslaw Salad, Pancake, Fresh Fruit, Fruit Juice. Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo.

Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo Served with Biscuits, nuts or Popcorn

Butternut Soup served with White or Brown Bread, Beef curry Sauce, Mixed Vegetables, served with Fried Rice and Pancake and Honey, Fresh Fruits. Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo

7

Fresh Fruits, Oats Porridge, Scrambled Eggs or Fried Eggs, Beef Sausages and Baked Beans, Brown or White bread Toast, served with a choice of Honey, Jam, Nutella and Peanut Butter. Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo.

African food “UGALI” served with Beef or Chicken, Vegetable sauce, French fries, Mix fresh fruits, Fresh juice and soda.

 

At your own arrangement at the hotel.

At your own arrangement at the hotel.

 

 

Menu – 6 Day Marangu, Umbwe or Rongai Route

Day

Breakfast

Lunch

Afternoon Tea

Dinner

1

Breakfast at Hotel

Lunch Box:

Sandwiches or Burger, Fried Chicken, Fruit Juice, Fruits, Boiled egg and cake

 

Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo Served with biscuits, nuts or popcorn

Vegetable Soup, Fish fillet, Boiled Potatoes, Sautéed Green Beans, vegetable Sause, Avocado Salad, Fresh Fruit, Tea and Coffee, Milk, Drinking chocolate

2

Fresh Fruits, Porridge Oats, Scrambled or Fried Eggs, Beef Sausages, Brown or White Toast bread Served with a choice of Honey, Jam, Nutella and Peanut Butter. Hot water- Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo

Vegetable Soup served with White or Brown Bread, French fries, fried Chicken with Salad, Fresh Fruit, Fruit Juice, Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo

Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo Served with Biscuits, nuts or Popcorn

Zucchini Soup served with White or Brown Bread, Beef steak Served with Chinese Rice and Vegetable Sauce, Pancakes and Honey, Fresh Fruits. Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo

3

Fresh Fruits, Millet or Oats Porridge, Scrambled or Fried Eggs, Beef Sausages, pancake. Brown or White bread Toast Served with a choice of Honey, Jam, Nutella and Peanut Butter. Hot water- Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo

Pumpkin Soup served with White or Brown Bread, Spicy Fried Chicken and Vegetable Pie with Salad, cupcake, Fresh Fruit, Fruit Juice. Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo

Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo Served with Biscuits, nuts or Popcorn

Sweet Corn & Sweet Potato Soup served with White or Brown Bread, Vegetable, Chicken curry served with Mashed potatoes and Salad, Fresh Fruits. Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo

4

Fresh Fruits, Millet or Oats Porridge, Scrambled Eggs or Fried Eggs, Beef Sausages and Baked Beans, Brown or White bread Toast, served with a choice of Honey, Jam, Nutella and Peanut Butter. Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo

Cucumber Soup served with White or Brown Bread, Spicy Fried Chicken, French fries, Coleslaw salad, Fresh Fruit, Fruit Juice. Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo.

Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo Served with Biscuits, nuts or Popcorn

Earlier Dinner: Leek’s soup served with White or Brown Bread, Spaghetti with vegetable Sause and Fresh Fruit. Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo

Midnight: Before summit: Tea/Coffee with Biscuits –For summiting (Take away Juice, Apple/Biscuit and chocolate Bars to Eat on Route to the Summit.)

5

After Summit

Brunch

Vegetable soup with toast bread, Pancake, vegetables, Fruits, Juice, Tea/Coffee

Vegetable Soup served with White or Brown Bread, Vegetable Pie and Coleslaw Salad, Pancake, Fresh Fruit, Fruit Juice. Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo.

Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo Served with Biscuits, nuts or Popcorn

Butternut Soup served with White or Brown Bread, Beef curry Sauce, Mixed Vegetables, served with Fried Rice and Pancake and Honey, Fresh Fruits. Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo

6

Fresh Fruits, Oats Porridge, Scrambled Eggs or Fried Eggs, Beef Sausages and Baked Beans, Brown or White bread Toast, served with a choice of Honey, Jam, Nutella and Peanut Butter. Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo.

African food “UGALI” served with Beef or Chicken, Vegetable sauce, French fries, Mix fresh fruits, Fresh juice and soda.

 

At your own arrangement at the hotel.

At your own arrangement at the hotel.

 

Types of vegetarian dishes should you expect

Some of our trekkers are vegetarian, and our cooks are well-versed in catering to this need. During the briefing session, you are welcome to meet with our cook to discuss and plan a meal that fits your needs.

Here are some sample dishes on the vegetarian menu:

Breakfast:

  • Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate or milo and Cocoa
  • Porridge
  • Fresh fruits
  • Pancake
  • Scrambled or Fried Eggs
  • Bread (Normal and Toasted) served with a choice of Honey, Jam, Nutella and Peanut Butter.

Lunch

  • Soup served with White or Brown Bread, Vegetable Pie or French fries, Sandwiches and Coleslaw Salad, Pancake, Fresh Fruit, Fruit Juice. Tea, Coffee, Milk, Drinking Chocolate or Milo.

Dinner

Starter: (Soup with Toast Bread)

  • Mushroom Soup
  • Pumpkin soup
  • Cucumber soup
  • Leeks soup
  • Zucchini soup
  • Sweet Corn & Sweet Potato Soup

Main Course

  • Vegetable Sauce
  • Mushroom sauce
  • Potatoes (Boiled, French fries or Mush)
  • Rice
  • Spaghetti Bolognase
  • Pasta
  • Sautéed Green Beans
  • Avocado Salad

Dessert

  • Banana Fritters and Honey, Fresh fruits, Tea/Coffee, Milk, drinking chocolate or Milo.

Afternoon Tea: 

  • Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate or Milo Served with Biscuits, Popcorn or nuts

 

Now that you know everything about Kilimanjaro Food, don’t wait longer. Just start planning your trip to Kilimanjaro with us. We have tested our Kilimanjaro Food Samples and accordingly suggest our clients for the right diet. Kilele Climb offers customized tour plans will help you not only plan your trip in the Best Time to Climb Kilimanjaro but also utilize the best of itineraries and enjoy to the fullest in your trip.