What do you need to climb Kilimanjaro?
Climbing Kilimanjaro is like hiking from the Equator to the North Pole in a matter of days.
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What's provided by Follow Alice
1 backpack (between 35 and 50 litres) 1 backpack rain cover Dry bags 1 duffel bag (between 65 and 100 litres) 1 hydration pack (water bladder) 2 water bottles
Do training hikes with your backpack
Backpack rain cover
You're not allowed to bring single-use plastic bags into Tanzania.
protecting clothes in case there's a leak in your bag storing worn, sweaty clothes
Please note that your pillow, sleeping bag and sleeping mat must fit into your duffel bag.
Built-in hydration pack with drinking hose (ideal, but not essential) Two or more one-litre water bottles with secure lids
Water helps to ease the symptoms of altitude sickness.
Hiking boots Gym shoes or sneakers Gaiters (optional)
A pair of comfortable, worn-in hiking boots is the most important item on your Kilimanjaro packing list.
We recommend that you and your trusty boots cover at least 100 km together before your Kilimanjaro climb.
Gym shoes or sneakers
keeping your calves and feet dry preventing sticks and stones getting into your shoes (super annoying!) protecting you from ticks, snakebites and other such nasties keeping you dry should you walk through snow on summit day
2+ base layers 1 summit base layer 1 middle layer 3+ sports underwear 2 thermal underwear Socks
Summit base layer
You experience five distinct climate zones during a Kilimanjaro climb.
Hiking socks Thermal socks Sock liners
Down jacket Waterproof jacket and trousers Windbreaker Hiking trousers
Follow Alice's down jackets have been designed and produced specifically for the climate on Kilimanjaro.
Waterproof jacket and trousers
Sunhat Warm hat Balaclava or snood Head torch and batteries Gloves or mittens Glove inners Sunglasses
Balaclava or snood
Head torch and batteries
Gloves or mittens
Toiletries and first aid
Toiletries for women
Camera Cellphone (Solar) power bank Small binoculars
Passport Visa Vaccinations
Don't forget your passport!
Top Kilimanjaro packing tips
1. Keep important gear with you during flights
2. Have a pen and cash to hand