Kilimanjaro Packing List

To ensure you have a safe and comfortable climb experience, African Traits recommends you bring the items listed below.  For your convenience, our customers have the option to rent our high-quality gear at a nominal price.  Camping facilities and supplies such as tents, table, chairs, etc., will be provided by African Traits according to the arrangements outlined in your customized itinerary.

Warm Clothing and Layers: 
1 – Waterproof Jacket, breathable with hood.
1 – Insulated Jacket, synthetic or down.
1 – Soft Jacket, fleece or soft-shell.
2 – Long Sleeve Shirt, light-weight, moisture-wicking fabric.
1 – Short Sleeve Shirt, light-weight, moisture-wicking fabric.
1 – Waterproof Pants, breathable (side-zipper recommended).
2 – Hiking Pants (convertible to shorts recommended).
1 – Fleece Pants.
1 – Shorts (optional).
1 – Long Underwear (moisture-wicking fabric recommended).
3 – Underwear, briefs (moisture-wicking fabric recommended).
2 – Sport Bra (women).

1 – Brimmed Hat, for sun protection
1 – Knit Hat, for warmth
1 – Balaclava, for face coverage (optional)
1 – Bandana (optional)

1 – Gloves, warm (waterproof recommended)
1 – Glove Liners, thin, synthetic, worn under gloves for added warmth (optional)

1 – Hiking Boots, warm, waterproof, broken-in, with spare laces
1 – Gym Shoes, to wear at camp (optional)
3 – Socks, thick, wool or synthetic
3 – Sock Liners, tight, thin, synthetic, worn under socks to prevent blisters (optional)
1 – Gaiters, waterproof (optional)

1 – Sunglasses or Goggles
1 – Backpack Cover, waterproof (optional)
1 – Poncho, during rainy season (optional)
1 – Water Bottle (Nalgene, 32 oz. recommended)
1 – Water Bladder, Camelback type (recommended)
1 – Towel, lightweight, quick-dry (optional)
1 – Pee Bottle, to avoid leaving tent at night ( recommended)
Stuff Sacks or Plastic Bags, various sizes, to keep gear dry and separate

1 – Sleeping Bag, warm, four seasons
1 – Sleeping Bag Liner, for added warmth (optional)
1 – Trekking Poles (recommended)
1 – Head lamp, with extra batteries
1 – Duffel bag, (waterproof recommended) for porters to carry your equipment
1 – Daypack, for you to carry your personal gear

Lip Balm
Insect Repellent, containing DEET
First Aid Kit
Hand Sanitizer
Toilet Paper
Wet Wipes (recommended)
Snacks, light-weight, high calorie, high energy (optional)
Pencil and Notebook, miniature, for trip log (optional)
Camera, with extra batteries (optional)

Trip Receipt
Visa (available at JRO)
Immunization Papers
Insurance Documents

Mount Kilimanjaro Itineraries: 

8 Days Summit Machame Route

9 Days Lemosho Route