Mount Kilimanjaro climbing is a breathtaking activity of one’s life time and trekking or climbing with a reputable organize is one of the successful way to the roof top of African continent.
A well defined preparation of the equipment and proper final checklist before depart is another key factor to your Kilimanjaro climbing. The below list is a directive for what you should pack for Kilimanjaro climbing, however one should put in mind the issue of weight of the luggage. One porter is supposed to carry 15 kg (30 lbs.) or less and there is a scale on each point to check the weight. Unnecessary stuff can be left at the hotel in Moshi. If you are experience any difficulties please contact us so we can assist you.
Most of the product listed below can be rented on your arrival and are treated in a high quality of clearness and hygienically.
Please note: This checklist is only a guideline. A comprehensive checklist will be send to you as soon as your hike is confirmed.
|Travel Documents||Important Items|
|Valid passport (at least six month before expiration) and visaAirline ticket basically returns one.
International health card with immunizations (Yellow fever)
Medical insurance (mostly important)
Travel insurance (very important)
Travelers Cheques / Credit Card / VISA Card
Duffel bag – Commonly carried by porter and will include your climbing clothing and gear should be large enough to accommodate the above items. If you have lots of stuff an extra bag should be with you to leave other thing in the hotel.
Backpack this is used for your daily carrying such as water, food, raincoat, camera and simple warm clothing.
Sleeping bag – Walking stick – Water bottle / containers.
Kilimanjaro map (see our climbing maps in the website or obtain one at the gate.
|Sun hat or similar (with a brim)Collapsible ski stick (optional but highly recommended)Water bottles – two or three (total capacity at least 6 litres)
Head lamp, good strong one with spare
Sunglasses, good quality dark lenses for the climb, with a securing strap
|Toilet kit (soap, tooth brush, toilet articles, wet wipes).TowelSun screen and lip protection, Ziploc bags, to protect camera, binoculars, Flashlight (torch) etc.
Money belt for passport and valuables
|Medical and First Aid Supplies||High Altitude Gear|
|Headaches–SyndolsAltitude sickness-Diamox (very important but if not allergic to sulpha)Diarrhoea – Imodium
Nausea – Valoid
Malaria – Prophylaxis (Painkillers)
Abrasions blisters and cuts – Plaster, bandages
Antiseptic cream – Betadine
|Waterproof, breathable & windproof jacket (outer wear like Ventex, Gore-Tex or Jeantex)Waterproof, breathable & windproof pants (outer wear)Polar fleece (middle layer)
Thermal underwear (under layers)
Mittens or warm gloves
Glove liners (if necessary)
One pair thermal (polertex) socks
Balaclava – Gaiters – Thermal water flask
|Water resistant semi-stiff hiking boots – mid weight boots work greatSocks – several pairs for the climbLiner socks – to keep your feet dry and limit the risk of blisters||Raincoat or PonchoShorts and T-shirtsHiking pants