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checklist Kilimanjaro

checklist Kilimanjaro equipment

Compulsory Clothing:

Summit Jacket, synthetic or down

Summit Fleece Pants high tech

Soft Jacket, fleece or soft-shell

Waterproof Jacket, breathable

Waterproof pants, breathable (side-zipper recommended)

3 Long sleeve shirt, light-weight, moisture-wicking fabric

3 Short sleeve shirt, light-weight, moisture-wicking fabric

3 Hiking light weight pants for daily wear (convertible to shorts recommended)

Shorts (optional)



Hiking boots, waterproof, good grips

Running/cross trainer for daily wear as long as there are good grips

5 light breathable sock liners for daily wear

2 Wool (Marino ideally) over sock for summit night only or in tents

Gaiters, waterproof (optional)



Brimmed hat, for sun protection

Warm beanie styled hat for summit

Knit hat, for warmth

Balaclava, for face coverage

Buff for face/nose wind/grit protection

Bandana (optional)



1 or 2 Long underwear (moisture-wicking fabric recommended)

7 Daily change of underwear, briefs (moisture-wicking fabric recommended)

2 to 4 Sport bras (women)



Summit mitt extreme gloves, warm

Glove liners, thin, synthetic, worn under gloves for added warmth



Sleeping bag, warm, four-seasons

Sleeping pad/thermo rest, self-inflating or closed-cell foam

Trekking poles

Please Note: These 3 equipment items above can be hired

Sleeping bag liner silk, for added warmth

Small daypack, for you to carry your limited personal gear (rain jacket/pants/gloves)

Water bladder, Camel Bak type goes inside day pack

Bag (90 liters, not a back pack) (porter carries)

Day back-pack (20-25 liters) (you carry)

Head lamp, with extra batteries

Sunglasses minimum category 3

Goggles (optional, ideal for people with sensitive eyes on summit descent)

Backpack cover, waterproof (optional)

3 or 4 Stuff sacs to keep gear dry and separate (may be purchased in any outdoor shop)


alu blanket


Toiletries, Hygiene etc

Anti bac wash

Roll on deodorant

Tooth brush  and tooth paste

Sunscreen (We recommend something with moisture retention)

Zinc for your lips viper

Insect repellent, containing DEET

First Aid Kit (small)


Feet moisturizer

2 big Water bottles (Nalgene recommended)

2 Towels, lightweight, quick-dry (optional)

Pee bottle, to avoid leaving tent at night (highly recommended)

2 Packs of baby wipes

Personal items

liquid gels, snacks (light-weight, high calorie, high energy), treats like sweets or biscuits

Pencil and notebook, miniature, for trip log (optional)

Camera, with extra batteries (optional)

Small video camera (optional)

Solar charger for i pods /cameras




Nurofen, diclofenac, paracetamol


Anti Malaria Tablets  (Malarone)

Tanalbumine (Enterosorbin)

Loperamide (Imodium)

primperan (be careful!)


Broadspec Antibiotic  (Augmentin or Ciprofloxacine) (just in case)

personal medication, like migraine relief

nasal spray

second skin



Passport a.o. off. documents

Shots Cards

cover for the CamelBak to prevent freezing