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Kilimanjaro Packing List

Our Kilimanjaro gear list is split into a number of key sections.

Buying vs. Renting

Typically you get two types of trekkers on Kilimanjaro. Those who are unprepared and under-equipped, and those who have spent an arm and leg on equipment that they will unlikely use during their hike.

In this Kilimanjaro packing list we hope to provide a happy medium between the two that covers all mandatory equipment that we recommend you should purchase in preparation for your adventure.

If you happen to forget a few things you can usually hire from your tour company or buy equipment from the various hawkers who loiter outside the route gates trying to sell you everything under the sun. Remember if you decide to buy from these guys they will always try to overcharge. Bartering is just the way it is done in Tanzania.

Kilimanjaro Gear List

Here is a quick list of all the gear that you need to pack for your Kilimanjaro trek. To read exactly what type of gear to get, along with our personal recommendations, click the detail links below.

Clothing

  • 4-5 Pairs of Underwear
  • Top and Bottom Base Layer
  • 3-4 Short Sleeve and 1-2 Long Sleeve Trekking Shirts
  • 1-2 Pairs of Hiking Trousers
  • 1 Polartec Fleece Jacket
  • 1 Insulated Winter Jacket
  • 1 Insulated Trekking Pants
  • 1 Hard Shell Jacket
  • Lightweight Raingear

Headgear

  • Sun Hat, ideally with a neck cover
  • Warm Beanie or Fleece Headband
  • Buff or Neck Gaiter
  • Headlamp
  • Sunglasses

Hands and Walking

  • Lightweight Inner Gloves
  • Warm Outer Gloves / Mitts
  • Adjustable Trekking Poles

Footwear

  • Mid-weight Hiking Boots
  • Camp Trainers / Trekking Sandals
  • 4-5 Pairs of Trekking Socks
  • 1 Pair of Warm / Thick Trekking Socks

Bags and Daypack

  • 80-90L Waterproof Duffle Bag
  • 20-30L Daypack
  • Daypack Raincover
  • Travel Bag Organisers (Optional)

Sleeping Accessories

  • 4-Season Sleeping Bag
  • Insulated Sleeping Mat
  • Inflatable Pillow (optional)

General Accessories

  • Large Volume Water Bottle or Hydration Bladder
  • Water Purification Tablets
  • Baby Wipes
  • Sweat Resistant Suncream
  • Blister Platers
  • Insect Repellant
  • General Medications (Paracetamol, Imodium)
  • Pee Bottle (optional)

Technology

  • Camera
  • GoPro (optional)
  • Solar Backpack Charger (optional)
  • Spare Batteries and Camera Memory Card
  • Kindle with Back Light (optional)

Other Bits and Bobs

  • Energy Bars
  • Energy Drink Supplement
  • Zip Lock Bags for Important Possessions (Passport, Money etc.)
  • Trekking Towel
  • Toiletries, including one roll of toilet paper
  • Passport, Visa, Insurance, Yellow Fever Card (if applicable)
  • Small Lock for your Duffle Bag