Kilimanjaro Packing List

Packing list

  • Towel
  • Soap
  • Camera
  • Toothbrush
  • Spare batteries for camera, headlamp
  • Face cloth
  • Toilet paper

Summit gear (wear on summit night):

  • Leather or thermal boots
  • Gore-Tex, Microtex or K-Tech Trilaminate jacket
  • Gore-Tex, Microtex or K-Tech pants
  • Fleece jacket
  • Fleece gloves (use as inner for Gore-Tex mittens
  • Thermal gloves liners (use as inner for Gore-Tex gloves
  • Gaiters
  • Fleece balaclava
  • Thermal balaclava
  • Thermal top
  • Thermal long johns
  • Thermal socks
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Day packs
  • Head torch
  • Thermal flask

Trekking gear (wear between camps):

  • Rain suit or poncho (mainly used in the rain forest)
  • Hiking boots or cross trainers
  • Day pack
  • Short pants
  • Tracksuit pants
  • T-shirt
  • Sun hat (peak caps do not offer enough protection)
  • Woolen sacks
  • Fleece beanie
  • Water bottle

General gear & equipment:

  • Duffel bag
  • Walking stick (adjustable)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat

Recommended medication:

  • Malaria
  • Altitude sickness
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Cold and flu
  • Water purification
  • Muscular sprains

Helpful Hints:

  • Drink at least two to three liters of water a day.
  • Use water filters and purifying pills to minimize stomach bugs.
  • Take enough snacks like energy bars, drink mixes, etc.
  • Move as lightly as possible, do not carry unnecessary weight.
  • All clothing in duffel bags or backpacks must be protected with sack-liners to avoid getting wet, especially through the rainforest.