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Kilimanjaro Packing List

Kilimanjaro Recommended Packing List

Climbing Kilimanjaro may be overwhelming but one should not get confused on what to bring along for the trekking. The major concern is not only packing but acquiring the right and necessary items.


  • Two sets of lightweight speed off strolling trousers
  • One sets North Face downy pants for wearing around camp and for staying in bed
  • One set of warm baselayer stockings
  • One set of waterproof trousers
  • One sets ski pants or warm climbing pants
  • A quite solid waterproof coat
  • Two non-cotton-wicking shirts
  • Two long-sleeved non-cotton sports tops
  • One long-sleeved warm baselayer
  • Zoom up wool mid-layer
  • Super light down coat
  • Non-cotton, Microfibre pants.
  • Two sets of gloves: one slim, one thick ski glove.
  • Two buffs
  • Two caps
  • Coaches for wearing around camp.
  • Climbing boots
  • Thick down coat
  • Gaiters


  • 2l hydration bladder
  • A water bottle for the highest point night
  • 4 season hiking bed
  • Travel towel
  • Wool/wash fabric
  • Pillowcase
  • Headtorch and extra batteries
  • Journal and pen
  • Ignite/book
  • Wraparound shades
  • Waterproof rucksack cover
  • Earplugs
  • Eye veil for resting
  • Convenient telephone charger/power pack
  • Camera and 4 extra batteries
  • Hankies
  • Gather Mate Compression Bags
  • Tweezers, nail scissors, and pocket reflect.


  • Sports drink/electrolytes tablets
  • Diamox (for height infection)
  • Ibuprofen and Paracetamol
  • Doxycycline (for jungle fever)
  • Imodium (for loose bowels)
  • Rehydration sachets
  • Anti-microbial cream
  • Piriton (antihistamine)
  • Rankle mortars, sticky tape, typical mortars
  • Standard moist disposable cloths
  • Face cleaning wipes
  • Underwear liners
  • Tampons/sterile towels
  • Suncream SPF50 – travel size
  • Lip security SPF30 or higher
  • Bug repellant – travel size
  • Sudocrem/universally handy mitigating skin cream
  • Stick antiperspirant
  • Decongestant shower
  • Eye drops
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Mouth blister treatment
  • Loo paper\Vaseline for dry lips and skin
  • Hand cream
  • Face cream
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Cleanser or shower gel


safari booking
Tanzania National Parks Authority
Tanzania Tourist Board
TATO – Tanzania Association of Tour Operators
Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project
Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA)
The African Travel & Tourism Association (ATTA®)