Our menus are always improving and we always have new dishes being introduced accordingly and you can have any of special requirements before climb even if you aren't a vegetarian. What about have birthday cakes during the climb or a Christmas, New Year cards and cakes at the top of Kilimanjaro!
Up Top Trekking employs experienced mountain chefs who prepare food that is both delicious and healthful, the perfect (and very necessary!) fuel to power your successful climb to the summit. We use locally-purchased ingredients, including seasonal fruits and vegetables, and our hot breakfasts/dinners, packed lunches, and snacks are made fresh daily by your cook/s. Hot drinks are also provided at breakfasts, dinners, and some lunches (the latter depends on your route). Portions are generous, and we encourage climbers to eat all that they can, especially at higher altitudes when many people tend to have decreased appetites. It is also important to drink extra water every day, which will be collected and provided to you by your porters (water tablets?).
Please let us know when booking if you have any special dietary requests or allergies, as we are happy to cater to your needs!
Below are typical foods from our standard menu that you can expect to eat during your climb:
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), 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.
Midnight Snack on Summit Night: Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, biscuits, orange squash or soup
It is also recommended that you bring some of your own trail snacks to eat, especially for your summit night. Anything lightweight and low-calorie is good, and energy or granola bars, chocolate, candy, cookies, crackers, nuts, and dried fruit are all popular choices. Be 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!