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Kilimanjaro Check List

What Gear Do I Need to Bring?

You are responsible for bringing personal gear and equipment while communal equipment (tents, sleeping mattress, camping table, camping chair, food, cooking items, etc.) is provided. Below is a gear list of required, recommended and optional items to bring on your Kilimanjaro climbKilimanjaro Check List

SAMPLE CLIMBING GEAR (but not everything necessary)


1 Waterproof Jacket, breathable with hood (Recommended)

1 Insulated Jacket, synthetic or down (Recommended)

1 Soft Jacket, fleece or soft-shell (Recommended)

2-3 Long Sleeve Shirt, light-weight, moisture-wicking fabric (Recommended)

1-2 Short Sleeve Shirt, light-weight, moisture-wicking fabric (Recommended)

1 Waterproof Pants, breathable (side-zipper recommended)

2 Hiking Pants (convertible to shorts recommended)

1 Fleece Pants (Recommended)

1 Shorts (optional)

3-4 Long Underwear (moisture-wicking fabric (Recommended)

8-15 Underwear, briefs (moisture-wicking fabric recommended)

2 Sport Bra (women) Head wear (Recommended)

1 Brimmed Hat, for sun protection (Recommended)

1 Knit Hat, for warmth (Recommended)

1 Balaclava, for face coverage (Recommended)

1 Bandana for neck coverage (Recommended)

1 Scarf (Optional)

1 Pair Gloves, warm (waterproof recommended)

1-2 Pair Glove Liners, thin, synthetic, worn under gloves for added warmth (Recommended)

5-8 pieces of Hand and foot warmer (Optional)

1 Pair of Hiking Boots, warm, waterproof, broken-in, with spare laces (Recommended)

1 pair of Running Shoes, Open shoes to wear at camp (optional)

3-4 pair of Socks, thick, wool or synthetic (Recommended)

3 pair of Sock Liners, tight, thin, synthetic, worn under socks to prevent blisters (optional)

1 pair of Gaiters (Recommended)

1 pair of Sunglasses or Goggles (Recommended)

1 Backpack Cover, waterproof (Recommended)

1 Poncho for rainy protection (Recommended)

2 Water Bottles (Nalgene, 32 oz. Recommended)

1 Water Bladder, Camel back type (Recommended)

1 Towel, lightweight, quick-dry (Recommended)

1 Pee Bottle, to avoid leaving tent at night (optional)



1 Sleeping Bag, warm, four seasons (-5 to 18 degree centigrade recommended)

1 Sleeping Bag Liner, for added warmth (optional)

1 Pair of Trekking Poles (recommended)

1 Head lamp, with extra batteries (Recommended)

1 Duffer bag, (waterproof recommended) for porters to carry your equipment (Recommended)

1 Day pack, for daily carrying your personal stuff (Recommended)

1 Sleeping pillow (Optional)


Sunscreen (Greater than 30 Recommended)

Sweat resistant sun cream (p20 is recommended)

Lip Balm (Recommended)

Insect Repellent, containing DEET (Recommended)

Small First Aid Kit (Recommended)

Hand Sanitizer (Recommended)

Toilet Paper we will provide (Optional to bring yours)

Wet Wipes (recommended)

Enough Snacks, light-weight, high calorie, high energy (Recommended)

Pencil and Notebook, miniature, for trip log (optional)

Camera, with extra batteries (Recommended)

Purification Tablets (Optional) we will provide treated water for drinking

NOTE: Sleeping mattress will be provided (optional to bring yours)

NOTE: We have hiring store in Tanzania in case someone doesn’t want to buy all the stuff you can get them for rent in Tanzania.

NOTE: Please do not bring suitcase we recommend rucksack / Kit bag/ Duffer bag for Kilimanjaro.

Also these equipment can be rented in Tanzania as shown bellow:

1. Rain coat or Poncho and water proof paints – $25
2. Warm Hat – $5
3. Torch and spare batteries (head torch) – $15
4. Walking sticks -$15
5. Gaiters – $15
6. Zinc cream and sun block 50 sent greed
7. Trail munchies
8. Camera
9. Small first aid kit (See your doctor for more advice about altitude pills like diamox)
10. Warm gloves / thick and thin pairs – $15
11. Day pack 35liter -$30
12. Kit bag or Duffer bag or Rucksack bag for the porter – $30
13. Scarf – $5
14. Thermal underwear pants -$10
15. Water proof Jacket – $25
16. Glasses – $20
17. Contact lens Jerseys / Fleece etc – $15
18. Socks thin and thick pairs- $5
19. Cotton shorts or cycling type – $10
20. T shirts – $10
21. Shade hat – $5
22. Warm wool hat or Balaclava -$5
23. Down Jacket -$20
24. Hiking boots -$20 and Lightweight shoes
25. Sleeping Bag -$40
26. Mattress – free
27. Water bottle – $5
28. Purifying tablets-free
29.Powdered drinks