Kilimanjaro Gear List
- Ankle high waterproof boots (Gortex probably best) Make sure there is plenty of room at the front for toes when going down hill
- Gaiters Knee high.
- Thick woollen socks 3 pairs- Opossum hair socks are fantastic as they don’t smell and are extremely warm. They can be worn for up to 5 days without being washed.
- Sock liners 2 pairs
- Trainers or similar for at night and travelling
- Kitbag or Rucksack 60 litres Army surplus store are good to get these if you don’t already have one. Please do not bring a large back pack. Our porters prefer to carry duffel bags.
- Day Pack with waist strap (must be 30-35 litres)
- Trekking Poles (essential)
- Bag (lockable) for leaving gear at hotel
- 2 water bottles Nalgene 900ml- water in ordinary bottles freezes on summit climb.
- Camel pack with insulator to go on the outside of the tube.
- Gortex waterproof jacket and over trousers (trousers can be lighter weight)
- 3-4 Water proof stuff sacks (Sea to Sky larger ones are better, 1 to put your sleeping bag in)
- Sleeping Bag must be 3 season or better (will be well below freezing) We cannot reitierate enough that you must have a very good sleeping bag for high altitude extremely cold conditions. We do not take the normal route up Kilimanjaro. Staying in the crater and at Arrow Glacier is extremely cold. Any where up to -25 degrees.
- Sleeping bag liner (optional)
- 4 sets of underwear
- 2 sets of poly props (or polar tech) top and bottoms (Tops long sleeved)
- Mid layer top capilene or merino
- Long Trekking trousers or track pants (to use as mid layer)
- Wind stopper jacket
- Down (lightweight) or pile jacket
- Hat (beanie)
- Lightweight Balaclava
- Neck gaiter- we take a light cotton gaiter plus a warm one as well.
- Sun hat or cap
- Quick dry shorts and 2 quick dry tops (long sleeved) for trekking at lower levels
- Foam Sleeping Pad
- Self inflating Mattress
- Water proof mitts (Ski Gloves would be OK)
- 1 pair light glove liners
- Small towel and flannel
- Head torch and spare batteries (take batteries in hand luggage)
- Sun glasses (good side protection)
- Sunscreen and lip protection
- Camera and spare battery and memory card
- Personal first aid kit to include -
- For Diarrhoea – Imodium or Lomotil
- Re Hydration drink powder
- Antiseptic cream
- Aspirin based pain killer
- Throat lozenges
- Fabric Band aid and roll of fabric tape
- Antiseptic wipes
- Women’s things ( they say canestan as well )
- Repair kit – needle, dental floss, safety pins, lighter
- Pencil and small note book
- Zip lock bags to pack stuff in
- Money belt
- Book to read
Our gear will be weighed before we start climbing – need to be under 14kgs.
If you do not have a sleeping bag please get back to us as we can arrange for you to hire one in Tanzania.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have regards the above list. It is very important that trekkers have everything they need on the mountain to keep warm.
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