Kilimanjaro Medical Checkup for All hikers should have a medical check earlier to attempting the mountain. Ask your doctor if high height hiking is allowed for your age, fitness level and health condition. Request if you have any previous medical conditions that can cause problems on the hike. Request if any of your medications can affect altitude adaptation. Enquire whether Diamox can be taken with your current prescription medicines.
If you have any medical matters that can make hiking Kilimanjaro more hazardous for you than the normal person, we need to be informed of this earlier you book.
Such medical matters include but are not restricted to: spine problems; circulation problems; internal problems such as diabetes, hypoglycemia, intestinal or kidney problems; respiratory issues such as asthma; high or low blood pressure; head trauma or injury; heart conditions; blood disease; hearing or vision impairment; cancer; seizure disorders; joint displacements; sprains; hernia.
The minimum age for hiking Mount Kilimanjaro is 10 years old. There is no maximum age. However, the hike is energetic and presents health dangers, mainly to people in high danger categories. Serious thought should be given to anyone under the age of 18 and over the age of 60. The hikers on the dangerous ends of the age range should definitely check their doctor.
Our minimum fitness requirements are that each hiker must have a resting heart rate of under 100 beats per minute. We will check your resting heart rate before your climb. If your resting heart rate is above 100, you will be required to see a local doctor earlier to the hike to get approval. The average resting heart rate is 60-80 beats per minute.