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KILIMANJARO PACKING LIST

What You Should Know About Kilimanjaro Packing List

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Clothing & Equipment

The summits of Mt Kilimanjaro are covered in glaciers and snow, and the temperature at night often drops to below -10 c so you are going to need a good sleeping bag. A closed cell foam mat is also advisable if you are going to sleep on the ground as it provides the necessary insulation under your body and is far more comfortable than sleeping without one and this can be provided by us during your trek.

A good set of warm clothes is equally important and that should include some sort of headgear and gloves. As it can rain at any time of year and heavily — you will also need waterproof clothing. A decent pair of boots is an advantage but not strictly necessary. A pair of joggers is quite adequate most of the time though it’s a good idea to have a pair of thongs, sandals or canvas tennis shoes to wear in the evening if your main shoes get wet.

Remember that it’s not a good idea to sleep in clothes which you have worn during the day because the sweat which your day clothes absorb from your skin keep them moist at night and so reduce their heat-retention capabilities. If you don’t intend to stay in the huts along the way you’ll need a tent and associated equipment.

Unless you intend to eat only canned and dried food along the way (not recommended) our mountain local professional chef have basic cooking equipment and a water container with a capacity of at least one litre per person. Our porters have the rucksack that they can carry your luggage including theirs with a limited of 15kg per person so bring as less as you can.  

If you wonder want to bring during your trek, below is the list of the important equipment even though all the gear you need for the trek can be hired in Moshi.

Examples of the sort of daily hire charges (in US dollars) which you’ll have to pay at Moshi are:

 

ITEM

HIRE COST

Sleeping Bag

$35

Trekking Poles

$15

Head Lamp

$10

Sunglasses

$10

Water Bottle

$10

Water Bladder

$10

Gaiters

$10

Hiking Boots

$20

Wollen Gloves

$8

Raincoat

$10

Tennis Shoes

$15

Long Underwear

$10

Bandana

$5

Rucksack

$25

Woollen socks

$5

Backpack Waterproof

$10

Climbing Pants

$10

Balaclava

$5

 

These rates apply for all days of the trek. We have a shop with a good range of equipment and is mostly in good condition and well maintained. The shop is managed by off-duty guides from Mt Kilimanjaro and he is helpful with information and advice. Contact us for more information about renting equipment in Moshi.

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