What you pack for your Kilimanjaro climb is vitally important to your health and the success of your trek. We’ve put together a comprehensive list of what to pack, and why. Please use this as a checklist in planning and packing for your Kilimanjaro adventure.
Now that you’ve made the decision to climb the highest peak in Africa, it’s time to prepare. We know that planning a Kilimanjaro packing list can seem a daunting task, so we’ve made it as easy as possible for you by putting together an extensive packing guide that you can follow! If you pack everything in our list, you can rest assured you’ll be fine on your Kilimanjaro trekking.
What do you need to climb Kilimanjaro?
Climbing Kilimanjaro is like hiking from the Equator to the North Pole in a matter of days, as you start the trek walking in a hot and humid rainforest and quickly ascend to a world of ice and glaciers. This means you need to pack hiking gear for all weather!
What’s provided by Tiem Tours and Safaris
Ultimately, we want to keep you warm, safe and healthy! In fact, we feel so strongly about this that we included the following equipment in all of our Kilimanjaro packages at no extra cost:
Tents: We provide clients with high-quality, four-season mountain tents. Each tent sleeps two people, so please note that you’ll be sharing your tent with one other. We also supply a toilet tent.
Sleeping bag: You need a bag that can handle very cold conditions. We provide The North Face four-season sleeping bags suitable for at least -20° C (-4° F).
A sleeping mats: We provide you with a padded mat that provides further insulation as well as a comfy sleeping spot.
We also provide clients with the following items, but please note the rental fees attached to each:
Down jacket: We supply high-quality down jackets that can withstand temperatures up to -20° C (-4° F). These can be rented from Tiem Tours and Safaris at $40 per jacket. We highly recommend these!
Trekking poles. We can rent you high-quality, collapsible trekking poles for $15.
We recommend you use our equipment for the above items as they adhere to our Kilimanjaro safety guidelines. You are, however, of course free to bring your own if you prefer. If you would like to bring your own, be sure to add them to your Kilimanjaro packing list.
IMPORTANT TO NOTE
In an attempt to reduce pollution, the Government of Tanzanian has prohibited any plastic carrier bags from entering the country. You are therefore advised to avoid having plastic carrier bags in any of your luggage.