Mount Kilimanjaro Packing List

Embarking on the challenging journey of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro requires meticulous preparation, including careful consideration of your packing list. Here is a concise guide to the essential items you should have for this expedition:


  • 1-2 Pairs of Hiking Trousers
  • Top and Bottom Base Layer
  • 3-4 Short Sleeve and 1-2 Long Sleeve Trekking Shirts
  • 1 Hard Shell Jacket
  • 4-5 Pairs of Underwear
  • 1 Fleece Jacket
  • 1 Insulated Winter Jacket
  • 1 Insulated Trekking Pants

Lightweight Raingear

  • Buff or Neck Gaiter
  • Headgear
  • Sun Hat (with a neck cover ideally)
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp
  • Warm Beanie or Fleece Headband

Hands and Walking

  • Warm Outer Gloves/Mitts
  • Lightweight Inner Gloves
  • Adjustable Trekking Poles


  • 4-5 Pairs of Trekking Socks
  • Mid-weight Hiking Boots
  • 1 Pair of Warm/Thick Trekking Socks
  • Camp Trainers/Trekking Sandals

Bags and Daypack

  • 80-90L Waterproof Duffle Bag
  • Daypack Raincover
  • 20-30L Daypack
  • Travel Bag Organizers (Optional)

Sleeping Accessories

  • 4-Season Sleeping Bag
  • Insulated Sleeping Mat
  • Inflatable Pillow (optional)

General Accessories

  • Large Volume Water Bottle or Hydration Bladder
  • Water Purification Tablets
  • Baby Wipes
  • Sweat-Resistant Sunscreen
  • Blister Plasters
  • Insect Repellent
  • General Medications (Paracetamol, Imodium)
  • Pee Bottle (optional)


  • Camera
  • Spare Batteries and Camera Memory Card
  • GoPro (optional)
  • Kindle with Backlight (optional)
  • Solar Backpack Charger (optional)

Other Bits and Bobs

  • Zip Lock Bags for Important Possessions (Passport, Money, etc.)
  • Passport, Visa, Insurance, Yellow Fever Card (if applicable)
  • Energy Bars
  • Energy Drink Supplement
  • Trekking Towel
  • Toiletries (including one roll of toilet paper)
  • Small Lock for your Duffle Bag

These items are crucial for your packing bags when planning this challenging trip. Each item on the list can prove invaluable at different points during the ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro. While the climb is demanding, the breathtaking view from the top makes it all worthwhile. For detailed information on the Mount Kilimanjaro Packing List and to book your ticket, call us or visit our website now.


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