What to Bring & Trekking Gears on Mt Kilimanjaro

What To Take Up Kilimanjaro

Once again this section is taken almost directly from the book. Hope you find it useful we think its just about as comprehensive as can be though if you have got any other recommendations don't hesitate to write and let us know! In addition to the sections listed below, you may also wish to check out our page on what to put in your day pack, which advises you on what items you should actually carry with you while on the mountain.

With most of your luggage carried by porters on the mountain, its important that you remember to carry the essential items that you will need with you during the day while walking, such as water bottles, camera etc. This list will help you to sort out which things to take with you, and which items to leave for your porters to carry.

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How Do I Prepare to Climb Kilimanjaro?

This section covers what gear you need to bring, physical training, Tanzania entry requirements (passport & visa), immunizations and vaccinations, and travel insurance Please read this carefully and make sure you have gathered everything before you depart on your trip.

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What Gear Do I Need to Bring?

You are responsible for bringing personal gear and equipment while communal equipment (tents, food, cooking items, etc.) is provided. Below is a gear list of required, recommended and optional items to bring on your climb.

Technical Clothing

>1- Waterproof Jacket, breathable with hood
>1-Insulated Jacket, synthetic or down.
>1-Soft Jacket, fleece or soft-shell
>2- Long Sleeve Shirt, light-weight, moisture-wicking fabric.
>1- Short Sleeve Shirt, light-weight, moisture-wicking fabric
>1- Waterproof Pants, breathable (side zipper recommended).
>2- Hiking Pants
>1- Fleece Pants
>1- Shorts (optional).
>1- Long Underwear, moisture-wicking fabric.
>3- Underwear, moisture-wicking fabric recommended.
>2- Sport Bra (women)


>1 - Brimmed Hat, for sun protection
> 1 - Knit Hat, for warmth
>1 - Balaclava or Buff, for face coverage (optional).
>1 - Gloves, warm (waterproof recommended)
>1 - Gloves, thin.
>1 - Hiking Boots, warm, waterproof, broken-in.
>1 - Gym Shoes, to wear at camp (optional)
>3 - Socks, wool or
>1 - Gaiters, waterproof (optional)


>1 - Sleeping Bag, warm, four seasons*.
>1 - Trekking Poles, collapsable (highly recommended)*
>1 - Head lamp, with extra batteries
>1 - 1 - Duffel bag, 50-90L capacity, for porters to carry your equipment
>1 - Daypack, 30-35L capacity, for you to carry your personal gear *may be rented on location


>1 - Sunglasses or Goggles
>1 - Backpack Cover, waterproof (optional)
>Insulated Jacket, synthetic or down.
>1 - Water Bottle (Nalgene, 32 oz.)
>1 - Water Bladder (Camelbak type, 3 liters).
>1 - Towel, lightweight, quick-dry (optional).
>1 - Pee Bottle, to avoid leaving tent at night (recommended).
>Stuff Sacks, Dry Bags or Plastic Bags, various sizes, to keep gear dry and separate
>Fleece Pants
>Shorts (optional).
>Long Underwear, moisture-wicking fabric.
>Underwear, moisture-wicking fabric recommended.
>Sport Bra (women)


Toiletries,Prescriptions,Sunscreen,Lip Balm,Insect Repellent, containing DEET,First Aid Kit,Hand Sanitizer,Toilet Paper,Wet Wipes (recommended), Snacks, light-weight, high calorie, high energy (optional),{Electrolytes, powder or tablets (optional)},{Camera, with extra batteries (optional)} ,Paperwork,Trip Receipt,Passport,Visa (available at JRO), Immunization Papers,Insurance Documents.