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When it comes to the Kilimanjaro Gear List, packing light is the key. All organized trips by Patrol Africa Tours and Safaris come with a large team of people including guides, cooks, and porters. The Kilimanjaro Porters carry your main bag as well as tents, kitchen equipment, food, fuel, tables, and chairs.

Now while on the plus side, it becomes easier for you to conserve energy and focus on reaching the summit successfully. But on the downside, you have a weight limit to stick to. Also, it is our responsibility to be aware of the welfare of porters during your Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing. Patrol Africa Tours and Safaris brings you our comprehensive and accurate Kilimanjaro Gear List.

Footwear: Footwear is one of the most important parts of your Kilimanjaro Gear List. Choosing the right pair of hiking boots and/or sneakers is a task of supreme importance. You will need high-quality trekking boots, gaiters, and hiking socks for your Kilimanjaro Hike.

Trekking Boots:You need waterproof hiking boots specially designed for hiking in cool to cold conditions. Choosing the appropriate hiking boots is of utmost importance. You’ll find many attractive options on the market.

Running Shoes: Comfy, lightweight running shoes are recommended for pre-and-post trip travel and any off-mountain use.

Hiking Socks: Hiking socks are a must during Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing. Cotton socks are not ideal as they retain sweat and give you blisters. We suggest you pack a good pair of woolen socks.

Gaiters:Gaiters will keep your trekking pants and boots clean during the trek. Thus, making your clothing more pleasant to put on. Also, gaiters will be very effective in protecting your trekking pants from the edgy rocks which are ubiquitous on Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Kilimanjaro Clothing List

All in all, you will need warm clothes for the high altitude of Kilimanjaro. Pack only necessary clothing as per the season. If you are Climbing Kilimanjaro in summer, pack full sleeve clothes. And if it's a wet season for Kilimanjaro Hike, then you’ll require warm clothes. Take a look at our list of Kilimanjaro Climbing Wear.

  • 4 pairs of thick trekking socks
  • 3-4 thermal undergarments
  • 4 thermal t-shirts
  • Underwear
  • 2 thermal long-sleeved tops
  • Normal t-shirts
  • 1 fleece sweater
  • 1 ski-mask
  • 1 balaclava
  • 1 sun hat
  • 1 pair of sunglasses (with UV protection)
  • 1 pair of thin warm gloves
  • 1 pair of thick warm gloves
  • 1 pair of rain trousers/waterproof trousers
  • 1 rain jacket
  • 2 pairs of warm trousers
  • 1 winter jacket (Wind stopper summit)

Toiletries & Medicine for Kilimanjaro Hike

We recommend you pack the following personal items:

  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Wet wipes
  • Small, quick-drying towel
  • Lip balm
  • Sunscreen
  • Regular plasters
  • Sports tape
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Malaria tablets
  • Diarrhea tablets (a common symptom of altitude sickness)
  • Painkillers (for headaches; a common symptom of altitude sickness)

These items are pretty much self-explanatory. Also, know that while being on the mountain there will be no shower facilities. However, we’ll provide a bucket of water to wash your hands and face or as we call it ‘washy washy’ every day.

Backpack: There are two types of bags that you need to have for your Kilimanjaro Trekking expedition a Kilimanjaro daypack and a duffle bag. Your main pack will be carried by a porter. Normally, they tend to wear backpacks so a duffel bag is perfect.

Kilimanjaro Day Pack List

At Kilimanjaro, all climbers are expected to prepare their daypacks. You’re supposed to pack all other items into a duffel bag for the porters. So you need to pack your Kilimanjaro daypack strictly according to your need during the day. Baggage weight is restricted to 5-10 kg. Your bag must include:

  • • Your prepared first aid kit
  • • Sun hat
  • • Sunglasses
  • • Energy bar
  • • 3 L water bottle
  • • Rain trousers and coat
  • • Camera
  • • Fleece sweater
  • • Hiking poles

Gear on the Mountain

  • Waterproof clothes
  • A 3-liter water system or 3-liter water bottle
  • A thermos flask
  • 1 pair of hiking poles
  • 1 pair of gaiters
  • 1 sleeping bag
  • 1head torch + spare batteries
  • 1 waterproof rack sack and 1 poncho

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