Gear List for Kilimanjaro Trek

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Here below is a quick list of all the gear that you need to pack for your Kilimanjaro trek

Basic equipment:

  • Sleeping bag – You will need a 4-season or -20 Degree Celsius sleeping bag and compression sack
  • Duffle bag/ rucksacks – This is for carrying your main gear and normally will be carried by a porter. We recommend 60Liters – 80Liters water proof duffel bag/rucksacks
  • Daypack – You will need to carry your own daypack. 30-40L is sufficient.
  • Trekking poles – Trekking poles will reduce your joint pain. We recommend adjustable trekking poles.
  • Water bladder/bottles – Capacity to carry 3 liters of water. Alternatively you can bring two bottles 1.5L each.

Head wear:

  • Warm winter hat
  • Neck gaiter or scarf – We recommend bringing a neck gaiter or bandana as it can get dust on Kilimanjaro
  • Sun hat – Choose a hat that is wide-brimmed for protection
  • Sun glass – Choose a pair of high UV protection glasses as sun intensity above 4,500m is very high.
  • Headlamp – You will need a headlamp with good light output for any late night toilet journeys, and importantly for summit night. We also recommend having extra batteries (AAA batteries)

Hands and feet wear:

  • Lightweight Gloves – We recommend this for the lowers slope
  • Warm gloves or mittens – For the cold nights and for the summit  we recommend heavyweight gloves
  • Trekking boots – We recommends using a mid-weight trekking boots with good ankle support. We also recommend it to be waterproof
  • Gym shoes/sandals – To wear around camp after a day’s trek.
  • Socks – We recommend bringing 3-4 pairs of outer socks and 2-3 pairs of liner socks. We also recommend bringing 1 x thick thermal socks for summit night.
  • Gaiters – We recommend this so as to keep your trousers clean from wet and muddy or dusty conditions.
  • Micro-spikes/crampon – Not always required, but there are special periods when the mountain receives an excessive amount of ice near the summit.

UPPER BODY WEAR:

  • Thermal base layer – 1 thermal base layer, ideally made from merino wool.
  • Short sleeved shirt: 2 lightweight, moisture wicking short sleeved shirts are sufficient.
  • Long sleeve shirt – 2 or 3 light or medium weight, moisture wicking long sleeve shirt.
  • Fleece or soft shell jacket – A mid-weight fleece jacket is ideal for Kilimanjaro
  • Insulated jacket – A good quality and warm down or primaloft jacket is required for the cold nights and summit push.
  • Hard shell outer jacket – A windproof hard shell outer jacket to protect you from the elements
  • Poncho – As Kilimanjaro weather is unpredictable then poncho is real recommended.

LOWER BODY WEAR:

  • Leggings – 2 Thermal or fleece base layer for your legs
  • Trekking trousers: 1 medium weight trekking trousers is recommended.
  • Hard shell trousers – Wind proof will protect yourself from the elements

TOILETRIES AND OTHER STUFFS:

  • Sun and lip screen – High sun protection factor sunscreen and lip protection balm is recommended
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Wet wipes and hand sanitizer
  • Personal medicines and medical kit – Recommend bringing Paracetamol and Imodium at a minimum
  • Extra bag – For your extra luggage that will remain at hotel
  • Packing cubes: Useful for keeping items organized within your duffle bag
  • Camera and spare batteries
  • Plug Adapter – A plug adapter for charging your devices in the hotels before and after the trek.  We recommend adapter type G.
  • Personal snacks: Boiled sweets, nuts, energy bars and dried fruit are all a good for Kilimanjaro.
  • Towel – lightweight, quick-dry
  • Portable power bank and extra one if possible

KILIMANJARO RENTAL PRICE LIST:

Here below is a rental price list for Kilimanjaro gear. Gear hiring can be done when you arrive here in Moshi.  The rental price is per climb and not per day. You may decide to bring some item and rent the rest or bring all of these items from home.  The rental can be paid in USD or local currency (TSH)

Basic equipment:

  • Sleeping bag – $ 35 usd
  • Duffle bag/ rucksacks – $ 25 usd
  • Daypack – $ 15 usd
  • Trekking poles – $ 15 usd
  • Water bladder/bottles – $ 10 usd

Head wear:

  • Warm winter hat
  • Neck gaiter or scarf – we recommend bringing your own.
  • Sun hat – $ 10 usd
  • Sun glass – we recommend bringing your own.
  • Headlamp – $ 15 usd

Hands and feet wear:

  • Lightweight Gloves – $ 10 usd
  • Warm gloves or mittens – $ 10
  • Trekking boots – $ 15 usd
  • Gym shoes/sandals – we recommend bringing your own.
  • Socks – $ 5 usd per pair
  • Gaiters – $ 10 usd
  • Micro-spikes/crampon – $ 20 usd

UPPER BODY WEAR:

  • Thermal base layer – $ 10 usd
  • Short sleeved shirt: $ 10 usd
  • Long sleeve shirt – $ 10 usd
  • Fleece or soft shell jacket – $ 10 usd
  • Insulated jacket – $ 10 usd
  • Hard shell outer jacket – $ 10 usd
  • Poncho – $ 10 usd

LOWER BODY WEAR:

  • Leggings – $ 10 usd
  • Trekking trousers: $ 10 usd
  • Hard shell trousers – $ 10 usd

TOILETRIES AND OTHER STUFFS:

  • Sun and lip screen – we recommend bringing your own but also you can shop it here in Moshi.
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste – we recommend bringing your own but also you can shop it here in Moshi.
  • Wet wipes and hand sanitizer – we recommend bringing your own but also you can shop it here in Moshi.
  • Personal medicines and medical kit – we recommend bringing your own but also you can shop it here in Moshi.
  • Extra bag – $ 10 usd
  • Packing cubes – we recommend bringing your own
  • Camera and spare batteries – we recommend bringing your own
  • Plug Adapter – we recommend bringing your own
  • Personal snacks: we recommend bringing your own but also you can shop it here in Moshi.
  • Towel – we recommend bringing your own but also you can shop it here in Moshi.
  • Portable power bank and extra one if possible – we recommend bringing your own.
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