The Kilimanjaro Tours kit list is only a guide to the items you should consider packing to take with you on your trip to Tanzania. It is up to you to decide what is important. You are responsible for bringing personal gear and equipment for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, while communal equipment (tents, food, cooking utensils, etc.) will be provided.

Please note that porters are limited to carrying 35lbs (15kg) of your personal belongings and if you have excess weight, you will be required to hire an additional porter. All extra luggage items not required on your climb, such as safari clothing, gear and equipment, can be safely stored at the hotel.

The cost of kitting yourself out for your Mount Kilimanjaro climb can soon add up, so it might be worth considering renting equipment where possible, especially if it is unlikely to be required again in the future.

The most common mistake that climbers make is that they over pack and bring too much clothing and equipment.

  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Down Jacket – nice to have but not essential if you have plenty of layers
  • Fleece or Soft Shell Jacket
  • Long Sleeve Shirt (light-weight) – not cotton moisture wicking
  • Short Sleeve Shirt (light-weight) – not cotton
  • Waterproof Breathable Pants
  • Trekking Trousers
  • Shorts
  • Long Thermal Underwear
  • Underwear, Briefs
  • Sports Bra (women)
  • Brimmed Hat – for sun protection
  • Fleece or Knitted Hat -for warmth
  • Warm Waterproof Gloves and Mittens or Over-Mittens – for summit night
  • Glove Liners – thin, synthetic, worn under gloves for added warmth
  • Hiking Boots – spare laces
  • Socks – thick, wool or synthetic
  • Sock Liners – tight, thin, synthetic, worn under socks to prevent blisters
  • Trainers – for around camp
  • Poncho – during Tanzania’s rainy season
  • 2 litre Water Bladder – Platypus type (recommended) or 2x 1 litre water bottles
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel – small/quick-dry
  • Pee Bottle – to avoid leaving tent at night
  • Backpack Cover – waterproof
  • Sleeping Bag – four seasons or -10 deg C
  • Insulating Sleeping Mat – self-inflating or closed-cell foam
  • Head lamp – extra batteries
  • Trekking Poles
  • Duffel bag – for porters to carry your equipment
  • Daypack – for you to carry your personal gear
  • Personal Toiletries – (toothbrush, toothpaste, etc)
  • Personal Prescriptions – (malaria tablets, etc)
  • Sunscreen/Lip Balm
  • Insect Repellent – containing DEET
  • First Aid Kit
  • Hand Sanitizer/Wet Wipes
  • Camera
  • Stuff Sacks or Plastic Bags – various sizes, to keep gear dry and separate
  • Toilet Paper
  • Snacks – light-weight, high calorie, high energy
  • Pencil and Notebook – miniature, for trip log, notes
  • Trip Receipt
  • Passport
  • Visa (available at Kilimanjaro Airport)
  • Immunization Papers
  • Travel Insurance Documents

If you would like more information, or have any questions, please contact or call Kilimanjaro Tours on 077 25750703