Mount Kilimanjaro Equipment Packing List
Technical ClothingBelow is a list of highly recommend items. Please know the weather is very unpredictable and temperatures can fall as low as -25. We recommend it is always better to be over, than under prepared. Any items you do not wish to purchase or bring from home can be hired here from local gear shops specializing in quality imported items. A price list of each item is available upon request.
FootwearHiking Boots, warm, waterproof, broken-in, with spare laces Gym Shoes, to wear at camp (optional), Socks, thick, wool or synthetic (3-5),Sock Liners, tight, thin, synthetic, worn under socks to prevent blisters (3-5), Gaiters, waterproof – highly recommended to prevent loose gravel and sand
EquipmentSleeping Bag, warm, four season rated, Sleeping Bag Liner, for added warmth (optional) Trekking Poles (highly recommended), Head lamp, with extra batteries, Duffel bag, for porters to carry your equipment, Daypack, for you to carry your personal gear
PaperworkTrip Receipt, Passport, Visa (available upon arrival), Yellow fever vaccination card, Insurance Documents.
HeadwearSun Hat for sun protection, Warm Hat for warmth, Balaclava for face coverage (highly recommended), Bandana (optional). Gloves liner and thick warm (waterproof recommended) Glove Liners, thin, synthetic, worn under gloves for added warmth.
AccessoriesSunglasses or Goggles, Backpack Cover, waterproof Poncho, during rainy season (optional) Water Bottle (Nalgene recommended, must have 2-3 Liters combined) Water Bladder, Camelback type, note disposable plastic bottles are not allowed on the mountain per National Park regulations. Towel, lightweight quick-dry (optional).
First Aid Kit
Snacks, light-weight, high calorie, high energy Camera, with extra batteries