Your Kilimanjaro packing list should not be without essential gears to make the trek an easy-going one. Now, you must be wondering what gear you need to carry. Having the right gear tends to be expensive for your trip, but there are also available for renting in our stores for a very reasonable price.

As you cannot predict the weather there on top to welcome you, nothing should stop you from reaching the summit. The equipment list is all you need to know when you climb to the historic mountain of kilimanjaro top and make a lifetime experience. All camping, hiking and clothing gears are essential for beginners and professionals.

Climb to the historic mountain of kiliviking

List of technical clothing

  1. Carry comfortable hiking pants
  2. Carry comfortable options for underwear in many
  3. Fleece pants are a good option to carry in hiking

Head Gear

  1. Get a hat for sun protection
  2. Carry Balaclava for protecting the face
  3. A knit woolen hat is a must during winters
  4. You may carry a bandana

Camping gear list for Kilimanjaro

  1. Thermal mat
  2. Sleeping bag
  3. Sleeping bag liner

Footwear items

  1. Gumshoes are perfect at camps
  2. Waterproof and comfortable hiking boots. If trying with new boots, make sure that it can accommodate a new pair of socks for summit nights.
  3. Carry normal socks and wear them as per your comfort. Try to wear dry socks to help your feet stay in good condition throughout the trek.
  4. Waterproof gaiters
  5. Sock liners are options that prevent blisters

What to carry to protect your hand?

  1. Try to carry warm and waterproof gloves
  2. Thin gloves are also recommended

List of toiletries

  • Toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, little soap, mini towel are a must in toiletries
  • Carry enough toilet paper, wet wipes, hand sanitizer
  • Sunscreen, lip balm, insect repellant are a must

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Other essential equipment

  • Walking poles – Unlike wooden sticks, the collapsible ones are the best option to move while trekking
  • Head torch – This is important to guide you during summit night, and does not forget to carry extra batteries
  • Water bottles – A 2-litre water consumption is must and refill them during day and evening time

Basics items to carry

  • Sunglass or goggles to protect from sun
  • Backpack cover to protect the bag from rain
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Lightweight snacks as a source of high energy
  • Electrolytes or tablets

Important documents to carry

Apart from the above list, documents like visa, passport, trip receipt, insurance details immunization documents are a must to carry on your Kilimanjaro trek. However, the travel team you approach would guide you with the same for a smooth experience.

So, with all these, get in touch with the team at Kilimanjaro Vikings. With these ideas, it would be easy for you to pack and do not miss essentials. Cross-check it with the tour guide you approach to have a hassle-free trek experience and enjoy reaching Kilimanjaro summit.

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