Gear List

Gear List

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Summiting the peak of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro is really a challenge as well as a life-changing experience. So to make it successful you should be well-equipped with the necessary gears.

We have prepared a checklist of things you should pack for climbing Kilimanjaro. Have a look.

Kilimanjaro Clothing:

  • 1 Insulated Jacket
  • 1 Fleece Jacket
  • 1 Rain Jacket
  • 1 Short Sleeve Shirt, moisture-wicking fabric
  • 2 Long Sleeve Shirts, moisture-wicking fabric
  • 2 Hiking Pants
  • 1 Fleece Pants
  • 1 Rain Pants, side zip recommended
  • 3 Underwear, moisture-wicking fabric
  • 1 Long Underwear, moisture-wicking fabric
  • 2 Sports Bra (women)

Kilimanjaro HeadWear:

  • 1 Wide Brimmed Hat or Cap
  • 1 Warm Hat or Beanie
  • 1 Balaclava or Buff

Kilimanjaro Hands and foot Wear:

  • 1 Gloves, warm, waterproof
  • Water resistant semi-stiff hiking boots – mid-weight boots work great
  • Shoes for overnight camps – i.e. sneakers, running shoes, etc
  • Socks – several pairs for the climb
  • Liner socks – to keep your feet dry and limit the risk of blisters

Essential Items:

  • Duffel bag – large enough for all climbing gear and clothing. To be carried by the porters. An extra bag to be left at the hotel with extra gear
  • Small luggage lock – to lock zippers
  • Day backpack – between 20 – 35 litres. Large enough to carry your water, camera, raincoat, lunch pack, snacks & warm clothing
  • Sleeping bag
  • Ski-pole / walking stick
  • Water bottle/containers
  • Kilimanjaro map (Can be bought at Park gate)


  • 1 Sleeping Bag
  • 1 Sleeping Bag Liner
  • 1 Duffel Bag, 90L, for porters to carry
  • 1 Daypack, 30-35L, for you to carry
  • 1 Backpack Cover, waterproof
  • 1 Trekking Poles, collapsible
  • 1 Headlamp, with extra batteries
  • Camera, with spare batteries or Smartphone with a portable charger

Other Accessories

  • 1 Sunglasses, full coverage
  • 2 Water Bottle, 1 liter
  • 1 Water Bladder, 2 liters
  • 1 Camp Towel, quick drying
  • 1 Pee Bottle, to avoid leaving a tent at night
  • Dry Bags or Plastic Bags, to keep gear dry and separate


  • 1 Sunscreen, SPF 30 or higher
  • 1 Lip Balm, SPF 30 or higher
  • 1 Insect Repellent, containing DEET
  • 1 First Aid Kit, basic
  • 1 Toilet Paper, full roll
  • 1 Hand Sanitizer
  • 1 Wet Wipes and body wipes
  • Toiletries
  • Energy bars or energy drink supplements

First Aid Kit

Diamox, Antibiotics for gastro and intestinal infections, anti-malaria, painkillers and your regular medications water purification drops, band-aids, antibiotic creams Before your departure consult with your doctor and do a proper health check-up. Don’t forget travel insurance as nothing is more precious than your life.

Make a print out of the list and tick off the packed items.

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