KILIMANJARO PACKING LIST

SLEEPING BAG

Sleeping bag (Rated -10 degrees F/-25 degrees C or colder is recommended)

CLOTHING

You want your inner layer to be wicking -- no cotton. Next layer should be insulating and warm, and the top layer should be water proof but breathable. You will need clothes for hiking during the day, lounging in the evening, and for sleeping. Layers are important as temperatures vary greatly.

  • Your clothing should be lightweight, breathable, hand-washable, and quick-drying.
  • Shorts, mid-thigh or longer
  • Long pants (zip-off pants are very useful)
  • Short-sleeved shirts
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • Undergarments, socks
  • Sport bras for women (roads can be bumpy)
  • Sweater, jacket, windbreaker
  • Rain racket and pants or rain poncho.
  • COLD WEATHER CLOTHING

    Long underwear, Fleece jacket or wool sweater, Fleece pants

  • Mittens and/or gloves (waterproof, one thin pair, one thick pair that can be layered)
  • Wool or pile hat, Balaclava or neck gaiter, Hand and foot warmers (chemical activated)
  • Down jacket or parka (for temperatures below freezing plus wind)
  • FOOTWEAR

    Be sure to break in your shoes before the hike!

  • Trekking shoes for hiking during the day, preferably warm, waterproof, and with ankle-support -- not too light and not too heavy
  • Tennis shoes or sandals for lounging in the evening, hiking socks for warmer conditions, Wool socks for colder conditions.
  • BAGGAGE

    Large duffel bag or backpack with rain cover, for Support crews to carry Day pack and rain cover, for you to carry.

    Our Equipment is Designed for the conditions on Climbing kilimanjaro