Equipment

We recommend the following individual equipment list to climb Kilimanjaro. Your equipment will be checked by the guides before departure.

Please note: What you bring in your back pack will be carried by a porter. Porters will only carry 18 kg and no more so please make sure that this is all you have in weight. list. Basically, you will need to keep as warm and as dry as you can while climbing. It is recommended that you wear layers of clothing which you can remove as you walk and heat up. We recommend that you print this list out and check it against your packed list

Qty ITEM PACKED
1 Duffle bag or back pack (60-90 Litre) to keep climbing items in (to be carried by your porter)  
1 Day pack to keep items you will need on a day to day basis (30 Litre)  
1 Sleeping bag for extreme cold weather (-7 to -10 Celsius)  
1 Sleeping bag liner  
1 Over bag to keep bag dry  
1 Pair of walking/trekking poles  
Clothing:

Qty

ITEM

PACKED

3

Pairs of Socks

 

3

Liner socks

 

3

Short sleeve shirts or t-shirts (Made from wicking material to keep you dry)

 

1

Gaiters

 

1

Light wool/warm hat

 

1

Fleece jacket

 

1

Gore – Tex shell jacket / wind proof jacket

 

1

Fleece or leather gloves

 

1

Gore – Tex mitten shell / gloves

 

1

Heavy trekking pants

 

1

Balaclava

 

1

Scarf

 

1

Sun hat with wide brim for sun protection

 

1

Tennis shoes/trainers to wear in camp

 

1

Mountaineering boots – please break your shoes in well before you come to Kilimanjaro

 

1

Waterproof jacket (with hood or rain hat) & trousers

 

2

Quick dry pants (preferably with zipper legs)

 

2

Long sleeved quick dry shirts

 
Miscellaneous

1

Tube of sun block (SPF 30 or +)

 

1

Head lamp for summit ascent

 

1

Flashlight for camp use

 

1

Pair of sunglasses (better with nose guard & side covers)

 

1

Camera (including films and sufficient batteries)

 

1

Swiss army knife (optional)

 

1

2 Litre water bottle

 

1

Alarm clock

 
Toiletries

1

Toothbrush, toothpaste, razor, soap and other personal items

 

1

Lip balm

 

1

Roll of toilet paper

 

1

Camp towel

 

1

Small mirror

 
 

Multi Vitamins (B, C, E, Iron and Zinc

 

1

Sewing kit

 
Important Luxury Items
Pack biscuits  
Chocolate  
Sweets, nuts and dried fruits  
Glucose Powder and other energy rich packs