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Packing List

Packing List

Kilimanjaro Packing List


What you should bring:


The following information is seen as an essential l ist of what you should take with you on the mountain. A supplementary list follows for extra items as well. Extra items can be extremely hard to source in Tanzania, and whilst the guides can often help out with kit this is simply not a reliable source of their equipment may be being used! Please also note that this list should be used to check off items that you h ave. We will also check over your kit in the pre-climb briefing to make sure you are ready for a climb- there are times when luggage does not arrive with the aircraft and in those circumstances we will do our best to make sure you are well prepared for your climb.

Please try and keep your total weight of equipment on the mountain to around 15kg (30lbs) in your porter's bag (duffel/soft bag/rucksack) knowing that you will be carrying extra 6kg in your day pack/small rucksack. Please advice us if you will be bringing more.

Large soft-sided duffel bag (70L to 90L)YESNOYES - $25
Small day pack (25L to 35L)YESNOYES - $20
Sleeping bag (3 Seasons)YESYESNO
Sleeping matYESYESNO
Walking PolesYESNOYES - $15
Head TorchYESNOYES - $15
Wate bottles / Camelbaks (enough to hold 3L of water)YESNOYES - $5
SunglassesYESNOYES - $5
Windproof, waterproof mountain jacketYESNOYES - $15
Long sleeved shirtsYESNOYES - $5
T-shirtsYESNOYES - $5
Thermal long sleeved topYESNOYES - $5
Thick long-johns / thick tightsYESNOYES - $5
Warm sweaters or fleecesYESNOYES - $5
Walking trousers (lightweight cargo trousers)YESNOYES - $10
Waterproof walking trousersYESNOYES - $10
Thin outer rain jacketYESNOYES - $10
Thick hiking socks (wool) - multiple pairsYESNOYES - $5
Proper hiking boots (waterproof with good ankle support)YESNOYES - $30
Trainers (for wearing around the camp in the evenings)YESNOYES - $20
Pair of warm glovesYESNOYES - $5
BalaclavaYESNOYES - $5
Sunhat (cap or wide brimmed)YESNOYES - $5
Warm hatYESNOYES - $5
Sunscreen (Minimum 30 SPF) & Lip balmYESNONO
Personal First Aid KitYES*NONO
*Guide carries a first aid kit for the group   
Insect RepellentYESNONO
Hand SanitizerYESNONO
Snacks such as protein barsOPTIONALNONO
Passport (A photocopy is enough)YESN/AN/A
Travel Insurance (please bring a copy of your insuranceYESNONO
certificate with the 24hr emergency contact number   
Cash (just bring enough for tipping and buying souvenirs)YESN/AN/A
Water Purification TabletsYESNONO
*Water on the mountain is filtered using Katadyn Filters hence   
it is safe for drinking but purification tablets are still recommended