Kilimanjaro Climbing Gear List

Here is a quick list of all the gear that you need to pack for your Kilimanjaro trek. We’ve included links to our personal recommendations.


  • Shorts 2-3
  • Pairs of pants for hiking and for lounging in the evenings
  • Wind break pants (warm trekking pants for the summit)
  • 3-4 short sleeved and long-sleeved shirts for hiking and for the evenings
  • 4-5 pairs of long underwear, depending on the duration of your climb
  • Fleece jacket Down Jacket Rain Jacket Rain trousers Trekking shoes/hiking boots
  • Sports shoes or trekking sandals for the evenings
  • Balaclava Seamed cap (Beanie)Wool socks
  • Thermal socks for the summit
  • Hat with neck cover
  • Thin inner gloves
  • Warm and waterproof outer gloves


  • Duffel bag and day pack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Binoculars
  • Trekking poles
  • Headlamp with enough batteries
  • Sunglasses – make sure they have polarized lenses Camera
  • Memory cards
  • Extra batteries
  • Battery charger and lens cleaner
  • Money belt
  • Travel alarm clock


  • Insect repellent
  • Sunblock and after sun lotion
  • A travel towels
  • Skin cream
  • Shower gel
  • Wet wipes/hand sanitizer or no-water/antibacterial soap
  • Pocket Knife with scissors
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste/dental floss
  • Tweezers
  • Lip balmQ-tips & cotton balls
  • Razor & shaving cream/gel
  • Sanitary requirements
  • Band aids
  • Painkiller
  • Antiseptic cream
  • Motion sickness tablets
  • Re-hydration salts
  • Anti-diarrhea medicine
  • Pen/pencil
  • Plastic bags (wet washing/muddy shoes/organize clothes in suitcase) Small compass
  • String/rope (washing line, tying sleeping bag, etc.) Cold/flu tablets
  • Allergy remedy
  • Some people take a basic antibiotic in case
  • Sterile needles (in case you need an injection and don’t trust the hygiene conditions) Prescribed medicine


  • Passport & correct visas
  • Emergency phone numbers
  • Travel insurance policy
  • Extra passport photos
  • Copy of your passport, kept in a separate place than your passport
  • Copy of marriage certificate
  • If applicable especially if you recently tied the knot
  • Medical history
  • Copies of prescriptions

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Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, is a challenging and rewarding adventure. It's important to note that this guide provides general information, and for a successful Kilimanjaro climb, it's recommended to consult with a professional guide or tour operator who can provide specific guidance based on your individual circumstances.

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