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Kilimanjaro Equipment and packing list

Sleeping Gear:

  • Sleeping bag rated 0F, -15F
  • Sleeping mat: We provide one
  • Sleeping bag liner (For warmth or for rented sleeping bag)
  • Compresion sa

Packs and Bags:

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  • Waterproof duffel bag 80-100 liters
  • Daypack 25-35 liters
  • Waterproof pack cover
  • Compression sacks 0r 6-8 waterproof bags
  • (Optional) packing cubes to organize your duffel bag
  • Hiking boots – Water proof mid weight
  • Running shoes/Light hikers (For wearing around camp)
  • Gaiters
  • 5 -6 pairs line socks (wool or synthetic – no cotton)
  • 4 – 6 pairs thick socks (no cotton) – thermal socks for summit night
  • Spare laces for hiking boots
  • Trekking poles

 

  • Thin Gloves (Wool or synthetic no cotton)
  • Thick waterproof gloves gloves or mittens
  • Underwear (No Cotton)
  • 1 “Convertibles” or shorts
  • 1 – 2 light medium Weight base layers 
  • Hiking pants (no cotton)
  • Winter hiking pants
  • Waterproof shell pants(Recommend size zipper)
  • Comfortable sport bra (ladies only)
  • 1-2 lights weight t-shirts (no cotton)
  • 1-2 light weight long sleeved t-shirts (no cotton)
  • 2-3 light to mid weight base layer
  • 1-2 fleece as insulation layer
  • Insulated shell jacket
  • Down jacket (Approx. 750 fill)
  • Waterproof shell jacket that fits over all your layers
  • Brim hat or cap with neck protection
  • Warm hat with ear flaps
  • Neck gaiter or “Buff” (very versatile)
  • Sunglasses (rated 100% UV protection)
  • Headtorch (don’t forget spare batteries)



  • 2-3 liter hydration bladder (Platypus or Camelbak or similar)
  • 1-2 One-liter wide-mouth water bottle (Nalgene or similar)
  • Electrolyte/Sports drink powdered formula for adding to your water
  • Snacks: Energy bars of your preference – plan for 2-4 per day
  • Water purification tablets or filter pen (we provide boiled/filtered water)
  • Toiletries: toothbrush & paste, hairbrush/comb, foot powder, hand cream, deodorant, soap.
  • “Baby-wipes” and anti-bacterial, hand-sanitizer wipes
  •  Any regular medication you are taking
  • Anti-bacterial hand-sanitizer gel such as Purell
  • Fingernail brush
  • Nail clippers
  • Ear plugs
  •  Sunscreen SPF 40+
  • Small microfiber quick-dry towel
  • Pee-bottle for night time calls of nature
  • Small torch
  • Headtorch
  • Pocket knife (Swiss Army Knife or “Leatherman”)
  • Spare contact lenses/glasses
  • Toilet paper (1-2 rolls. Take out the cardboard center for easier packing)
  • Camera/phone/iPod/Kindle
  • Spare batteries
  •  Blister plasters – different shapes and sizes
  • Antibiotic cream or ointment
  • Band-Aid/Elastoplast for minor cuts and scrapes
  • Ibuprofen/Paracetamol – over the counter pain relief
  • Skin healing ointment such as Aquaphor
  • Immodium for diarrhea
  • Anti-nausea medication
  • Any prescription medications
  • Diamox (if using)
  • During menstrual period, plan to change your tampon or pad 3-4 times daily
  • Ziplock bags for used tampons/pads (these must be carried off the mountain)
  • Anti-bacterial hand sanitizer – clean hands regularly
  • “Baby wipes” or heavy-duty wipes
  • Pee funnel: if you’ve ever wanted to pee standing up, now’s your chance

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