Kilimanjaro “The Roof of Africa”

As one of the “Seven Summits”, mighty Kilimanjaro is an eternal magnet for adventurers and mountaineers.

Nestled between the border of Kenya and Tanzania, Africa’s highest mountain and the tallest free-standing mountain in the world attracts travellers from all corners of the globe to conquer its splendour. We invite you to experience Kilimanjaro trekking for yourself. Experience the pride of having reached the summit of Kilimanjaro and the feeling of freedom you feel when you stand on top of Africa!

The Complete Kilimanjaro Packing List – Overview

How Should You Prepare for Summit Mount Kilimanjaro?  This list covers what gear you will need to bring, physical training, Tanzania entry requirements (passport & visa), immunizations and vaccinations, and travel insurance.
The most important thing that you can bring to help you succeed in summing Mt Kilimanjaro is a positive attitude. The golden rule here is to pack as lightly as possible. You will have a porter carrying a lot of these items, but it is important to pack lightly so they can carry additional items that will be necessary for the climb.  Plus, you don’t want to be stuck with a lot of heavy baggage that you probably won’t use. Below is a gear-list required 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,
1 – Short Shirt, light-weight,
1 – Waterproof Pants, breathable (side-zipper recommended)
2 – Hiking Pants
1 – Fleece Pants
1 – Shorts (optional)
1 – Long Underwear
3 – Underwear, briefs (moisture-wicking fabric recommended)
2 – Sports Bra (women)


1 – Brimmed Hat, for sun protection
1 – Knit Hat, for warmth
1 – Balaclava, for face coverage (optional)
1 – Bandana (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 synthetic
3 – Sock Liners, tight, thin, synthetic, and worn under socks to prevent blisters (optional)
1 – Gaiters, waterproof (optional)

Trekking Accessories

1 – Sunglasses or Goggles
1 – Backpack Cover, waterproof (optional)
1 – Water Bottle (Nalgene, 32 oz.)
1 – Water Bladder (Camelback type, 3 liters)
1 – Towel, lightweight, quick-dry (optional)
1 – Pee Bottle, to avoid leaving tent at night (recommended)
Stuff Sacks, Dry Bags to keep gear dry and separate.

Trekking Equipment

1 – Sleeping Bag, warm, four seasons*
1 – Trekking Poles, collapsible (highly recommended)*
1 – Headlamp, with extra batteries
1 – Duffel bag, 50-90L capacity, for porters to carry your equipment
1 – Daypack, 30-35L capacity, for you to carry your personal gear

Other Kit List

• 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

Kilimanjaro Gears Equipment – Overview.

More information besides Kilimanjaro Gears Equipment, including how to prepare for climbing Kilimanjaro (what to pack, visa, passport, insurance, vaccinations, international flights, etc.), fitness and preparation, treks duration, climbing gear, departure dates, prices and costs for climbing Kilimanjaro, and the best time to go climbing Kilimanjaro.

Climbing a mountain is a big undertaking and the right preparation can make all the difference in the final days before the summit. Anyone who has been to the high mountains knows about the vagaries of weather and the need for quality equipment at high altitudes. Imagine: You wake up in the morning of the summit in a warm sleeping bag in a sturdy tent, while in the middle of the night you wake up in a cold (or worse: wet!) sleeping bag and a leaky tent because the equipment is poor. Quality equipment means more than just comfort – it means that your health and safety are a priority. Just as poor equipment can jeopardise your trek or even put your health at risk, quality equipment can be an important factor in a successful summit.

An experienced mountain guide and careful preparation are important for a mountain expedition – and so is the equipment. These are the items you will walk, sleep and use in bad weather. For your own health, safety and investment in your climb, you should use good quality equipment