Kilimanjaro Gear List

Kilimanjaro Gear List

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Kilimanjaro Gear List

If climbing Kilimanjaro is a priority then you should be aware of a few facts before embarking on a feat of personal accomplishment that can have all the significant signs of making a profound impact. First up, Kilimanjaro is not a climb, it’s a trek and a challenging one at that. And challenges are negotiated with careful thought and preparation. That includes your packing list. Pack everything you really need as weight management is essential. The porters accompanying you will only carry a load of 15 kilos, no more than that. On Kilimanjaro, you will need a Large Duffel bag (33lb or 16kg) to carry most of your luggage items.

Non-disposable water bottles or a camelback– Hydration is important when negotiating high altitudes.

Hiking poles– For balance and leverage on the steep trails laden with grit and scree.

Portable Charger– For charging your smartphones and flashlights on the week-long hike

Headlamp/Flashlights – Extremely useful and necessary tool when navigating in low visibility


  • 1 Insulated Jacket
  • 1 Fleece Jacket
  • 1 Rain Jacket
  • 1 Short Sleeve Shirt, moisture-wicking fabric
  • 2 Long Sleeve Shirts, moisture-wicking fabric
  • 1 Hiking Shorts
  • 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)


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


  • 1 Gloves, thin
  • 1 Gloves, warm, waterproof
  • Footwear
  • 1 Hiking Boots, waterproof
  • 1 Shoelaces, extra
  • 4 Hiking Socks
  • Foot and hand warmers: These are great to have on hand, even if you are wearing the right type of socks, shoes and gloves.

Personal Care Recommendations

  • 1 Sunglasses, full coverage
  • 1 Sunscreen, SPF 30 or higher
  • 1 Lip Balm, SPF 30 or higher
  • 1 Insect Repellent, containing DEET
  • 1Body and face wipes

Toothbrush/Tooth Paste

  • 1 Toilet Paper, full roll
  • 1 Hand Sanitizer
  • Energy bars or energy drink supplements

Medications– Diamox, Antibiotics for gastrointestinal infections, anti-malaria, painkillers and your regular medications water purification drops, Band-Aids, antibiotic creams

Kilimanjaro Gear List
Kilimanjaro Gear List
Kilimanjaro Gear List
Kilimanjaro Gear List


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