Kilimanjaro Pack List

KILIMANJARO PACK LIST

YOUR LUGGAGE
Day pack
up to 35 lt
Big back pack
up to 135 lt
will be carried by porters

MOST IMPORTANT
Water bottle
minimum 2 lt, preferably 3,
made of sturdy material
Purifying tablets
to sterilize drinking water
Torch/Headlight
essential for evenings
and the final ascent
Spare batteries
for your torch. Cold weather shortens battery life
If you wear Glasses
avoid metal rims, they will freeze on your face

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Thermos flask
for extra hot tea during daytime
Trekking poles
ideally adjustable, can be hired
Gaiters (to the knee)
stop water and mud getting
into your boots. Can be hired
Lip ice or Zinc cream
for sun protection
Toilet paper
Matches
Thin plastic bags
as used for garbage, to wrap your clothes against rain
Small first aid kit
for personal medication
Dubbin/waterproofing
to re-apply to your boots

CARE FOR YOUR FEET
Many Socks
at least a fresh pair daily
Best wear a combination of thick and thin socks as extra support against blisters and dryness.
Hiking boots
well worn in (!), waterproof,
ideally leather upper
Lightweight shoes
to wear in camp

PROTECT YOUR HEAD
Shade Hat
Warm hat
should cover your ears.
A balaclava may be used for this as well, just roll it up a little and wear it as a hat.
Fleece hat/balaclava
against cold and winds
Dark sunglasses
wraparound protection against UV rays and ice-glare
Sunscreen
factor 20 or more, oil based (water based will freeze)

CLOTHES
Shorts
for hiking at lower elevations
Pants
tracksuit pants, fleece if possible.
Waterproof pants
lightweight, preferably breathable
Synthetic T-shirts
for lower altitudes
Thermal underwear
preferably polypropylene/thermalator
Jerseys/Fleece
don’t take heavy jerseys, wear layers
Waterproof jacket
breathable waterproof jacket, longish, with a hood, ideally lightweight. At higher altitude wear one layer underneath
Lightweight Poncho/
Splash cover
keeps the rain off you AND your backpack
Warm gloves
inner thermal fleece PLUS outer glove (waterproof)
Woolen scarf
to keep your neck warm

TOILETRIES
Personal stuff
Towel
Cloth soap
Wet ones
can be handy

SLEEP TIGHT
Sleeping bag & inner sheet
you should be comfortable at -8 degrees
Thermarest/self inflating mattress
the mattresses supplied on the mountain are compressed foam. If you are looking for more comfort just bring one of those

PERSONAL STUFF
Pocket knife
is always handy
Book/diary/game/cards/pen
for joyful evenings at camp
Camera & plenty of film
bring a spare battery
Some cash
for celebratory drinks
at the end of the tour.)

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