Kilimanjaro Equipment

Bring crucial gear and supplies to ensure safety and comfort during your Kilimanjaro climb. Use our comprehensive Kilimanjaro Packing list for preparation. Trek through five different climate zones, from warm and humid forests to freezing summit zones with ice and snow. Be ready for all weather conditions including sun, wind, and rain. Tents, camp equipment, food, cooking facilities, and shared items are provided, while your duffel bag of gear will be carried by porters. Carry a daypack with you during trekking.

When preparing for your Kilimanjaro climb, proper clothing is crucial. To help, we suggest packing:

  • Top Base Layer
  • Bottom Base Layer
  • 4-5 Pairs of Underwear
  • 3-4 Short Sleeve Shirts
  • 1 Pair of Insulated Trekking Pants
  • 1-2 Long Sleeve Hiking Shirts
  • 1-2 Pairs of Hiking Trousers
  • 1 Insulated Winter Jacket
  • 1 Polartec Fleece Jacket
  • 1 Hard Shell Jacket

Equipment: Basics


Trekking poles

Waterproof duffle bag

Water bladder / bottles

Sleeping bag

Neck gaiter or scarf

Equipments: Head Wear

Sun hat

Warm hat



Equipments: Hands and Feet

Training boots

Lightweight gloves

Warm gloves

Trekking boots



Equipments: Body

Short sleeved shirt

Long sleeve shirt

Thermal base layer

Hard shel outer jacket

Insulated jacket

Soft shell jacket

Trekking trousers

Hard shel trousers


Other items

Ear plugs

Sun and lip screen

Plug adapter

Toothbrush & Toothpaste

Camera and space batteries

Important to know

The porters will transport your primary duffel bag with a weight limit of 15 kg (35 lbs) on Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru. Excess or additional luggage will require hiring additional porters. Pack clothing in sturdy, waterproof bags. In your daypack, bring essentials like water, sunglasses, camera, binoculars, rain gear, and any other necessary items for the day as you won’t have access to your main luggage until the end of the trek. Take extra batteries as cold weather reduces battery life. Keep crucial climbing gear, especially boots, with you on the flight in case of delayed baggage. Consider bringing older clothing items to gift to your guides and porters.