When it comes to packing for your climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro it can be very intimidating. You have a lot of outdoor gear, but is it enough? Can you bring everything or will it be too much, or worse too little? Let the staff of Peak Planet help you pack your gear.
Keep in mind that there are park weight regulations, that are enforced at the trailhead. Porter loads are limited by our standards of porter treatment as well as by Kilimanjaro National Park authorities. Each client should bring a maximum of 33 pounds or 15 kilograms of luggage for porters to carry on Mt. Kilimanjaro, so please choose your gear sparingly. The luggage, which should be contained in a duffel bag, will be weighed prior to departure at the trailhead. Once weighed it will be placed in a waterproof dry bag.
Clients will only carry a medium-sized daypack, approximately a 33-35 Liter pack will do. The day pack will contain items that you will need each day. These items can be rain gear, camera equipment, extra socks, gloves, a hat, water and snacks. Accordingly, your duffel bag should contain the items that you will not need between campsites. This will have your sleeping bag, additional snacks, extra boots, warm gear you will need on summit night and other gear. The porters will carry your duffel bag inside another heavyweight client bag to give it further protection from dust, water and abrasions. Any items that are not needed for the climb at all can be safely stored in the hotel. This would be items like a laptop, travel clothes, etc.
So what gear does our staff take?
The list is quite extensive. Click on the button below to see our gear. Once you go to the next page, there is a button to allow you to download and print out a check sheet to make things easier.