Kilimanjaro Hike Packing List | Best Gear for Kilimanjaro Trip
Kilimanjaro Hike Packing List | Best Gear for Kilimanjaro Trip Suggested by Kabira Safaris. What to wear when climbing Kilimanjaro?
- Summer shirts and shorts – for walking in the heat at the start of the trek
- Warm long-sleeved shirts – for when it gets cold
- Warm long walking trousers (not jeans!)
- Fleece jacket (one or more, and/or a down jacket) – for additional warmth; or a warm anorak/jacket which should not be too heavy
- Thermal underwears
- The good quality waterproof and windproof outer shell (Jacket & trousers)
- Cheap plastic poncho or (Rain jacket and rain pants)
- Hat – a warm hat and a sun hat (that has both a peak and shades the back of your neck)
- Wool Hat/Balaclava
- Gloves – 2 pairs; one pair of thin liners and another of warmer and waterproof outer gloves are more practical than mittens.
- Mountain boots – essential (good quality well worn in)
- Walking Shoes (another pair of lighter weight walking shoes/trainers for the start of the climb)
- Several pairs of warm, cushioned socks (so you always have a dry pair to change into)
- Crampons for the summit day. Please do carry a pair of your own crampons. Kindly note that they are a must-have for the summit of Margherita peak
- Good quality Sleeping bag (minimum rating of 4 seasons)
- Soft Bag / Holdall or Rucksack (framed or unframed) – large enough to hold your personal gear (limit 23Kg) on the mountain; this will be carried by a porter
- Days, Big enough for you to carry your daily water (3litres), lunch box, camera, wet weather clothing, and fleece jacket.
- External protective cover for rucksack & daysack (or pack all contents in plastic bags for waterproofing)
- Sunglasses (models with side shields are preferable).
- Lip salve
- Head Torch and a set of spare batteries (special batteries are not always available locally)
- 2nd / Back up the torch and spare batteries
- Water bottle(s) (strong) to hold 3 liters – which you will carry with you, daily)
- Water treatment tablets/iodine or quality filter (although water gets boiled for you by our staff and served as tea or coffee which can also be filled up in your water bottles)
- Spare plastic bags (to keep things as dry as possible)
- Wash kit plus a small towel
- Basic First Aid kit (for personal use) including paracetamol & dehydration sachets
- A few of your favorite sweets/’chewies’/dried fruit etc. (They are good motivators on the trek)