Kilimanjaro Equipment Pack-List

Kilimanjaro Equipment - Packing List By Tanzania Tribe Safari

Sleeping Gear

Sleeping Bag rated 0°F,-15°F
Sleeping mat : We provide one for you.
Sleeping bag liner (for extra warmth or for rented sleeping bag)
Compression sack for sleeping bag

Packs & Bags:

Waterproof duffel bag 80-100 litres
Daypack 25-35 litres
Waterproof pack cover Compression sacks or 6-8 waterproof bags
(Optional) Packing cubes to organize your duffel bag Bag lock for duffel bag

Footwear & Trekking Poles

Hiking boots - waterproof mid-weight
Running shoes/light hikers (for wearing around camp)
5-6 pairs liner socks (wool or synthetic, no cotton)
4-6 pairs of thick socks (no cotton!) - thermal socks for summit night
Spare laces for hiking boots
Trekking poles


Thin gloves (wool or synthetic, no cotton)
Thick waterproof gloves or mittens)+liner.

Clothing: Lower Body

Underwear (no cotton)
1 “Convertibles” or shorts
1-2 light-medium weight Base layer
Hiking pants (no cotton)
Winter hiking pants
Waterproof shell pants (recommend size zippers)

Clothing: Upper Body

Comfortable sports bra (ladies only)
1-2 light-weight T-shirts (no cotton)
1-2 light weight long-sleeved T-shirts (no cotton)
2-3 Light to mid-weight Base Layer
1-2 Fleece as insulation layer
Insulated shell jacket
Down jacket (approx 750-fill)
Waterproof shell jacket that fits over all your layers


Brim hat or cap with neck protection
Warm hat with ear flaps
Neck gaiter or “Buff” (very versatile)
Sunglasses (rated 100% UV protection)
Headtorch (don’t forget spare batteries)

Water & Snacks

2-3 liter hydration bladder (Platypus or Camelbak or similar)
1-2 One-liter wide-mouth water bottle (Nalgene or similar)
Electrolyte/Sports drink powdered formula for adding to your water
Snacks: Energy bars of your preference - plan for 2-4 per day
Water purification tablets or filter pen (we provide boiled/filtered water)

Personal Health & Comfort

Toiletries: toothbrush & paste, hairbrush/comb, foot powder, hand cream, deodorant, soap.
“Baby-wipes” and antibacterial, hand-sanitizer wipes
Any regular medication you are taking
Anti-bacterial hand-sanitizer gel such as Purell
Fingernail brush
Nail clippers
Ear plugs
Sunscreen SPF 40+
Small microfiber quick-dry towel
Pee-bottle for night time calls of nature
Small torch
Headlamp / Torch
Pocket knife (Swiss Army Knife or “Leatherman”)
Spare contact lenses/glasses
Toilet paper (1-2 rolls. Take out the cardboard center for easier packing)
Spare batteries

Personal first-aid Kit

Blister plasters - different shapes and sizes
Antibiotic cream or ointment
Ibuprofen/Paracetamol - over the counter pain relief
Skin healing ointment such as Aquaphor
Imodium for diarrhea
Anti-nausea medication
Any prescription medications
Diamox (if using check with us for more information)

Ladies Only:

During menstrual period, plan to change your tampon or pad 3-4 times daily
Ziplock bags for used tampons/pads (these must be carried off the mountain)
Anti-bacterial hand sanitizer - clean hands regularly
“Baby wipes” or heavy-duty wipes
Pee funnel: if you’ve ever wanted to pee standing up, now’s your chance!