Mount Kilimanjaro is Tanzania's greatest peak, with about 35,000 people attempting to climb it every year. Only about half of these people make it to the peak, and three to seven people die on the trek, annually.

According to Brooke Baldwin, CNN News Anchor, who attempted to climb and successfully reached the peak, "Tourists like me could never do it without the guides, especially the porters -- the local young men who quite literally break their backs for the sake of the summit. There were six of us in my group attempting to summit and 41 porters. Yes, 41!"

Despite there being help from porters, you do have to carry yourself, and here are five tips for the climb of a lifetime.

1. Cardio and Strength

Aerobic exercises such as jogging, swimming or cycling develop your cardiovascular system, essential in low-oxygen settings.

"Training over different terrain in the UK and incorporating steep hills," Rob McIntyre, a former Royal Marine who has spent time at Base Camp, tells Nat Geo Traveller, "Snowdon is similar to walking in the Himalayas."

2. Altitude Training

The Altitude Center in London is worth a visit, with the motto "Aim High, Train High". The center can simulate high altitudes and experts can monitor your sensitivity to altitude, and provide you with a healthy training program.

3. Healthy habits

Hydration and sleep are two important health routines that are so simple, yet often go unnoticed. Hydration does not just mean the standard 5 liters a day, but also cutting out alcohol and caffeine, substances that drain water.

On the other hand, most people have trouble sleeping at altitude, so collect enough sleep before you go; about 7-8 hours of sleep at night is ideal.

4. Doctor's orders

Check with your doctor if you have any indications that altitude and intense activity would be bad for you. A common prescription is Diamox, which can help speed up acclimatization.

5. Travel Gear Shopping

Some things to pack in your bag are sunglasses, sun cream, lip balm, mosquito repellent, alcohol gel, re-hydration tablets (to combat 'traveler's diarrhea').

Check this out for some of the most innovative gear of 2016, essentials that will definitely help you on your way to the top.