Here are the list of essentials required for the Kilimanjaro trek. Most of it can be purchased or rented at Moshi. Renting would cost anywhere between USD 100 to 200 depending on what you are renting.

Basics

  • Towel
  • Soap
  • Camera
  • Toothbrush
  • Spare batteries for camera, headlamp
  • Face cloth
  • Toilet paper

Summit gear (wear on summit night)

  • Leather or thermal boots
  • Gore-Tex, Microtex or K-Tech Trilaminate jacket
  • Gore-Tex, Microtex or K-Tech pants
  • Fleece jacket
  • Fleece gloves (use as inner for Gore-Tex mittens
  • Thermal gloves liners (use as inner for Gore-Tex gloves
  • Gaiters
  • Fleece balaclava
  • Thermal balaclava
  • Thermal top
  • Thermal long johns
  • Thermal socks
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Day packs
  • Head torch
  • Thermal flask

Trekking gear (wear between camps)

  • Rain suit or poncho (mainly used in the rain forest)
  • Hiking boots or cross trainers
  • Day pack
  • Short pants
  • Tracksuit pants
  • T-shirt
  • Sun hat (peak caps do not offer enough protection)
  • Woolen sacks
  • Fleece beanie
  • Water bottle

General gear & equipment

  • Duffel bag
  • Walking stick (adjustable)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat

Recommended medication

  • Malaria
  • Altitude sickness
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Cold and flu
  • Water purification
  • Muscular sprains

All this gear and more can be rented from our rental gear partners.

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Last updated on May 22, 2017.

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