Food On Mount Kilimanjaro

Food On Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro trekking requires healthy food cuisine ranging from Proteins, Carbohydrates and Fats for both clients and our entire Kilimanjaro trekking team. During hiking, our professional chefs will prepare three hot meals on daily basis. i.e.  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Our meals are cooked with the freshest seasonal yields. All fruits, vegetables, sea food, beef and chicken are purchased from the local markets in Moshi.  For all treks of over 5 days in length, we have re-supplied of fresh food to the camp/hut for our use.

Mount Kilimanjaro Food Sample Menu

For each trek on Mount Kilimanjaro a dedicated cook will be part of the logistical team.

  • Fresh, organic ingredients are resupplied throughout the entire trek.
  • Nutritionist-designed meals include an optimal balance of complex carbohydrates, protein, and fats.
  • Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and kosher diets can be accommodated with advance notice.
  • Unlimited purified drinking water provided daily.
  • Chefs are trained in hygienic food preparation and allergy safety.
  • Custom dining tents and comfy chairs included on every trek.
  • -friendly solar lighting brightens your meals.
Below are typical foods from our standard menu that you can expect to eat during your climb (Kilimanjaro sample menu):-

Breakfast: Eggs, sausages, bacon, French toast/pancakes, bread/toast, cereal/porridge, fruit. Margarine, jam, honey, peanut butter. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, fruit juice.

Packed Lunch: Carrot and cucumber strips, avocado slices, boiled eggs, chicken, meat cutlets, sandwiches (egg, cheese, tomato, meat, tuna, or peanut butter), and fruit. Meat sauce and bread.

Dinner: Soup of the day, bread, salad, meat/chicken/fish, rice/pasta/potatoes, vegetables, lentils, fruit. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate
Snacks: Peanuts, popcorn, crisps, cookies.

Porcupine Expeditions recommends you bring some of your own trail snacks to eat, especially for your summit night.

  • Lightweight and low-calorie is good, and energy or granola bars, chocolate, candy, cookies, crackers, nuts, and dried fruit are all popular choices.
  • sure to choose things that you really like, because you’ll need extra incentive to keep eating if you find your appetite decreasing at high altitude.
  • Adding drink crystals such as Gatorade, Crystal Light, or Tang to one of your water bottles may also encourage you to consume extra fluids, and they often taste especially delicious on a hard day of hiking!