Packing for Kilimanjaro can seem overwhelming. You are traveling halfway around the world and will be on the mountain for several days. So how do you know if you brought enough gear? Will you be warm enough? Can your feet handle all those days of walking? Did you bring enough batteries to last your entire trip? Don’t worry. That is what we are here for.
Below is a list of items that Peak Planet recommends for your Kilimanjaro climb. Keep in mind that you can rent some of the equipment through us by requesting it here.
Recommended Gear List
In addition to the list above, you may also want to bring
- Duct tape or a blister kit.
- Diamox is good for elevation, talk to your doctor.
- Malaria pills—they are optional.
- Bring gaiters. Threy are nice to keep water and skree out of your boots and your pant legs dry.
- Hand warmers if you get cold easily.
- Extra shoelaces
- Duffel bag 70-90 liters. Waterproof is best.
- Ziploc and dry bags for waterproofing
- Pee bottle, to avoid leaving tent at night
- Hand sanitizer
- Disposable wipes
- Gatorade or Nuun tablets for your Nalgene type bottle
- Paperwork: Booking form, Insurance paperwork
- Microspikes or Yaktrax: These are only required if we email you before your trip and recommend them.
To keep the cost down on all of the gear you may need to purchase, you can rent some equipment from Peak Planet. Below are the items we rent.
- Trekking Poles
- Synthetic Jacket
- Sleeping Bag (Synthetic)
- Sleeping Pad (included)
- ALTOX Personal Oxygen
Items You Will Not Need
Furtherrmore, now that we told you what you will need, here are a ferw items you will not need.
- ice axe
- waterfilter – we proved all the water on the mountain
We hope this helps you with your trip preparation. With this gear list you should be well prepared to climb Kilimanjaro. If you want more information you can watch the video below.