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Kilimanjaro gear list

Kilimanjaro gear list.

This list consists of items that are necessary on a Kilimanjaro climbing, climbs to high altitude . These items are not optional , they are essential for your comfort and safety . You may rent items on the list from Kilimanjaro Brothers. We have all in Kilimanjaro climbing list, used but in good condition Kilimanjaro climbing climbs.

You may contact us with any questions about mountaineering equipment.

  1. Basic Equipment

Backpack with an internal or external frame. Find a pack that fits you well and that can hold all your gear. 2500 – 3000 cubic inches is a good minimum size.

Sleeping bag. Down or synthetic fill, Rated to at least 15 degrees Fahrenheit

Sleeping pad.

Duffel bags. A large one for your mountaineering gear and clothes and a smaller one for your city clothes. Please keep combined weight to approx 100 1bs. It is essential to keep gear separated for storage purposes.

Luggage locks. For locking your duffle bags.

  1. Sun Protection

Warm hat

Balaclava for neck and face covering

Sun hat with good brims are essential for protection from the equatorial sun

Sunglasses – Dark, glacier glasses with side shields. Choose glasses with full UV and IR blockage.

Lip Balm with SPF rating of I5 or more

  1. Clothing – upper body

T-Shirts. Two T-shirts. Synthetic is best.

Long sleeve underwear top. Light or medium synthetic. Absolutely no cotton.

Light weight long sleeved shirt made of fleece or wool. This is the mild layer between a base (underwear) layer and a heavy top layer.

Heavyweight Jacket. This should be a heavy fleece or wool jacket.

Waterproof /windproof /breathable shell. A outer layer made of Gore Tex or equivalent with full hood.

Insulating outer layer. An insulated down or synthetic parka.

Sports bra for women. No cotton

Rain parka or poncho. Water proof nylon that has been “seam sealed”

Gloves or mittens (wool or pile). One pair of heavy mittens and one light pair of gloves work well.

Mitten shell. These are for use against the winds on the way to the summit.

  1. Clothing – lower body

Quick dry hiking shorts. Good for hiking at lower elevations on the mountain.

Long underwear bottoms. Wool or synthetic. Light or medium weight.

Wool, bunting or pile pants. One pair that fit loosely and are comfortable

Rain pants. Waterproof nylon

Wind pants.

Tights. Lycra type are best. These are comfortable while hiking to prevent needle stings, or to provide warmth on cool misty days under a pair of pile pants.

Undergarments enough for proposed days.

  1. On Your Feet

Socks. Synthetic or wool, at least 3 pairs. Liners if you wear them. Absolutely no cotton.

Hiking boots. High–top heavy duty hiking boots with a good sole for traction. These should be well worn-in by trip departure.

Gaiters. Must be knee length with Velcro closures

Lightweight shoes, sandals, or other shoes for crossing rivers and for base  camp.

  1. For drinking

Water bottle. Four bottles, one liter size. Can be purchased in Moshi.

Water treatment tablets. Not essential, but good to have on hand. (We provide tablets as part of the trip service.)

Water flavoring. (The water treatment tablets tend to leave a small aftertaste, so having your favorite drink powder can help to mask this. Also not essential.)

  1. For personal health

Toiletries. Bring enough for the entire trip. Keep it simple and light, but bring enough for your needs.

Biodegradable soap.

Headlamp. Be sure to bring extra batteries and extra light bulbs. Some clients have reported their batteries being confiscated from hand luggage while traveling through Kenya, so be sure to check extra batteries if you have more than four.

Sunscreen. Minimum of SPF 15.

First Aid. A complete personal first–aid kit containing any drugs prescribed by your doctor (see the “letter to your physician for high altitude meds, antibiotic and the like”).

Towel for washing in camp. (A small one.) You can also use a bandana.

Moist towlettes or baby wipes for additional hygiene.

Pocket Knife. Simple Swiss Army type with scissors.

Trail Munchies. Although plenty of snack food is provided, trekkers like to have a  taste of home in their packs. It is also advisable to bring at least three energy bars to assist you on summit day.

Hot drink mixes. We provide plenty of coffee, cocoa and tea, but non caffeinated drinks are not readily available here. Bring a supply of your favorite herbal teas.

Ear plugs. To block out snoring and hut noise and ensure peaceful rest.