Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking Gear

October 14, 2019
Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking Gear

Climbing Equipment

  • Pack cover
  • Sleeping bag comfortable to 15°F (dependent upon season, weather forecast and personal preference)
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • LED headlamp with extra batteries
  • Trekking pole
  • LED headlamp with extra batteries
  • Trekking poles

Climbing Clothing

  • Wicking, quick-dry boxers or briefs (3)
  • Wicking, quick-dry sports bra (for women)
  • Heavyweight long underwear bottoms
  • Heavyweight long underwear top
  • Midweight long underwear bottoms
  • Midweight long underwear top
  • Synthetic T-shirt
  • Midweight fleece or soft-shell jacket (2)
  • Midweight down or synthetic parka with hood
  • Convertible hiking pants
  • Fleece pants
  • Lightweight waterproof/breathable rain jacket
  • Lightweight waterproof/breathable rain pants
  • Midweight fleece gloves or wool gloves
  • Midweight waterproof gloves or mittens
  • Liner gloves
  • Midweight fleece/wool winter hat
  • Sun-shielding hat or cap
  • Midweight wool or synthetic socks (3 pairs)
  • Liner socks (optional)
  • Glacier sunglasses
  • Neck gaiter, balaclava, Buff or bandana
  • Gaiters
  • Personal Items
  • Many of the following items are optional; tailor the list to suit your personal needs.

Other Things of Personal Nature

  • Water bottles (four 1-liter or two 1-liter + hydration reservoir)
  • Hydration reservoir (2-liter; optional)
  • Water bottle insulating sleeves
  • Watch with alarm
  • Action camera (or regular camera)
  • Spare camera battery
  • Spare camera memory card
  • Camping pillow
  • Camp towel
  • Insect repellent
  • Pocket knife or multi-tool
  • Personal first-aid kit
  • Eye shade
  • Ear plugs
  • Hand and toe warmers
  • Journal
  • Pen
  • Book
  • Small binoculars
  • Cash / credit card
  • Cell phone
  • Women’s hygiene items
  • Pee bottle
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher)
  • Lip balm (SPF 30 or higher)
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Biodegradable soap
  • Deodorant
  • Dental floss
  • Skin lotion

Guide companies generally provide breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinking water during your climb. You’ll want to add to this by bringing snacks, energy foods. Check with your guide company to see what;

Food is provided.
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