[]
1 Step 1

Book your Next Vacation

we will get back to you asap

Your Nameyour full name
Date of Bookingof appointment
Previous
Next
Payment Method
Stay in Touch
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Rss
  • Youtube
Call + 4746353182 OR Book Online

Kilimanjaro Final Check List

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 ways to the roof top of the 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 experiencing 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 sent to you as soon as your hike is confirmed.

Travel Documents

  • Valid passport and visa
  • Airline ticket
  • International health card with immunizations (Yellow fever)
  • Travel insurance
  • Medical insurance
  • US$ cash / Travellers Checks / Credit Card

Essential Items

  • Duffel bag – large enough for all climbing gear and clothing. To be carried by the porters. An extra bag to be left at the hotel with extra gear
  • Small luggage lock – to lock zippers
  • Day backpack – between 20 – 35 litres. Large enough to carry your water, camera, raincoat, lunch pack, snacks & warm clothing
  • Sleeping bag
  • Ski-pole / walking stick
  • Water bottle / containers
  • Kilimanjaro map (Can be bought at Park gate)

Equipment

  • Sun hat or similar (with a brim)
  • Collapsible ski stick (optional but highly recommended)
  • Water bottles – two or three (total capacity at least 4 litres)
  • Head lamp, good strong one with spare batteries and an extra light bulb
  • Water purification tablets
  • Sunglasses, good quality dark lenses for the climb, with a securing strap
  • Flashlight (torch) with spare batteries

Medical and First Aid Supplies

  • Headache tablets
  • Altitude sickness-Diamox (if not allergic to sulpha)
  • Diarrhoea – Imodium
  • Nausea – Valoid
  • Malaria – Prophylaxis
  • Water purification tablets
  • Painkillers
  • Muscular sprains
  • Abrasions blisters and cuts – Plaster, bandages
  • Antiseptic cream – Betadine
  • Flu and colds
  • Eye drops
  • Insect repellent

High Altitude Gear

  • Waterproof, breathable & windproof jacket (outerwear like Vertex, Gore-Tex or Jeantex)
  • Waterproof, breathable & windproof pants (outerwear)
  • Polar fleece (middle layer)
  • Thermal underwear (under layers)
  • Mittens or warm gloves
  • Glove liners (if necessary)
  • One pair thermal (power tex) socks
  • Balaclava
  • Gaiters
  • Thermal water flask

Hiking Gear

  • Shorts
  • Hiking pants
  • Regular underwear
  • T-shirts
  • Raincoat or Poncho

Footwear

  • Water resistant semi-stiff hiking boots – mid weight boots work great
  • Shoes for overnight camps – i.e. sneakers, running shoes, etc.
  • Socks – several pairs for the climb
  • Liner socks – to keep your feet dry and limit the risk of blisters

Personal Items

  • Toilet kit (soap, tooth brush, toilet articles, wet wipes, etc.)
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen and lip protection, SPF 30+
  • Ziploc bags, to protect camera, binoculars, etc. from dust
  • Toilet paper
  • Money belt for passport and valuables

Optional Items

  • Camera, extra lenses and film (ASA 200 film recommended)
  • Binoculars
  • Powdered sports drinks for the climb (ex. Game or Isotonic drinks)
  • Pocket knife
  • Notebook & pencil
  • Plastic bags to keep clothing dry (masking tape)
  • Energy snacks and sweets
  • Video camera, tapes, battery packs and tri-pod