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Kilimanjaro Gear Checklist

• Drink at least three to four liters of water a day.
• Use water filters and purifying pills to minimize stomach bugs.
• Take enough snacks like energy bars, drink mixes, etc.
• Do not move too fast, walk at a slow steady pace.
• Move as lightly as possible, do not carry unnecessary weight.
• All clothing in Duffel bags or backpacks must be protected with sack-liners to avoid getting wet, especially through the rainforest.
• High factor lip balm and sun block is essential.
• Nausea and headache pills should be kept handy on summit night.
• Symptoms of altitude sickness can be reduced by using medication (consult your doctor).
• New boots should be walked-in; this avoids blisters.
• Use a sleeping mat when camping.
• Use a thermal flask on summit night; other water bottles will freeze.
• Allow camera or video camera to acclimatize; do not wrap or place them in plastic bags.
• Thermal glove liners allow easier camera handling on the summit.
• Use only new camera and headlamp batteries on summit night.
• Guides and porters will expect tips; confirm amounts with your tour operator.

Kilimanjaro Summit Gear List

• Leather or thermal boots
• Gore-Tex, Microtex or K-Tech Trilaminate jacket
• Gore-Tex, Microtex or K-Tech pants
• Fleece jacket
• Fleece pants
• Gore-Tex mittens or gloves
• Fleece gloves (use as inner for Gore-Tex mittens)
• Thermal glove liners (use as inner for Gore-Tex gloves)
• Gaiters
• Fleece balaclava
• Thermal balaclava
• Thermal top
• Thermal long johns
• Thermal socks
• Sunglasses with UV protection
• Day pack
• Head torch
• Thermal flask

Kilimanjaro Trekking gear: (Wear between camps)

• Rain suit or poncho (mainly used in the rain forest)
• Hiking boots or cross trainers
• Day pack
• Short pants
• Tracksuit pants
• T-shirts
• Sun hat (peak caps do not offer enough protection)
• Woolen socks
• Fleece beanie
• Water bottle

Kilimanjaro General Gears & Equipment’s

• Duffel bag
• Walking stick (adjustable)
• Sleeping bag (-10 rating)
• Sleeping mat

Kilimanjaro Helpful Hints


Tipping is a way of showing satisfaction with your climbing crew. Tipping is a sign of appreciation for good service and helps ensure continued good service for those who follow you. As with any tipping situation, if the service was of particularly high quality, we encourage you to give a generous tip; if the service did not meet your expectations, adjust the tip accordingly. You should arrange tips of between $ 150 – $ 200 for all crew for the entire trip.

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