Kilimanjaro Packing list

 Mount Kilimanjaro Packing List

  • Small backpack (20–40 liters) for your daily necessities;
  • Large duffel bag for your belongings, which will be carried by a porter (80–120 liters);
  • Sleeping bag (designed for up to −15°C);
  • Rain poncho, a water-proof covering for your backpack;
  • Hiking boots with a water-repellent layer and good protector;
  • Gym shoes for the first days of the climb and to change at the camp;
  • Hiking pants for the first days of the climb (2 pairs);
  • Waterproof and wind block trousers;
  • Warm ski pants (designed for −15°C);
  • T-shirt or long sleeve shirt (4-5 pieces);
  • Soft-shell or fleece jacket;
  • Down jacket for −15°C is an absolute necessity for the final ascent to the summit;
  • Thermal underwear for active sports (preferably 2 pairs);
  • Light trekking gloves;
  • Mittens/gloves designed for −15°C for the final ascent to the summit;
  • Trekking socks (4-5 pieces);
  • Gaiters for protection against dust/snow;
  • Cap/panama hat/hat to protect your face and neck against the equatorial sun;
  • Fleece hat;
  • Balaclava for wind protection during the final summit ascent;
  • Alpine sunglasses or googles (don't take cheap Chinese sunglasses);
  • Headlamp;
  • Trekking poles;
  • Water flasks (2 liters in total); the flask may be substituted by a water bladder installed in your backpack;
  • Sunblock (SPF 50+);
  • Lip balm;
  • Towel, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush;
  • Personal medication in case of a chronic disease.

A list of recommended things for the climb Kilimanjaro:

  • Inflatable pillow will add you the comfort in the tent during the night
  • MP3-player is a perfect thing for trekking and summiting
  • Slippers because the passages last from the morning till 14 p.m. and the rest of time you spend in the camp where your feet need to relax
  • Heat pack for hands and feet
  • Solar batteries for charging phone / laptops, it should be considered that batteries discharge in the cold and it is necessary to have spare battery and keep them in warm
  • Waterproof bags for money / documents – they also can be left in a safe in our office
  • Hand wash disinfectant
  • Earplugs and sleeping mask because sometimes porters are talking loud at night that could be irritating
  • Chocolate bars / candy sticks, nuts and dried fruit that is suitable for light and nutritious snack

Equipment that we provide at no charge

  • Tent
  • Warm and comfortable sleeping pad
  • Eureka mess tent
  • Tables / chairs
  • All the necessary kitchenware is provided (plates / mugs / spoons / knifes)