climbing mount Kilimanjaro Equipment

MOUNTAIN EQUIPMENT REQUIRED

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We recommend the following individual equipment list for climbimg expeditions. Your equipment will be checked by the guides before departure.

Please note: Whatever you bring in your luggage will be carried by a porter. Porters will only carry 20kg and no more so please make sure that this is all you have in weight. Basically, you will need to keep as warm and as dry as you can while climbing.

It is recommended that you wear layers of clothing which you can remove as you walk and heat up.


Clothing Required

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3   Pairs of Socks  

3   Liner socks  

3   Short sleeve shirts or t-shirts (Made from wicking material to keep you dry)  

1   Gaiters 

1   Light wool/warm hat  

1   Fleece jacket 

1   Gore – Tex shell jacket / wind proof jacket  

1   Fleece or leather gloves  

1   Gore – Tex mitten shell / gloves  

1   Heavy trekking pants   

1   Balaclava  

1   Scarf 

1   Sun hat with wide brim for sun protection  

1   Tennis shoes/trainers to wear in camp  

1   Mountaineering boots – please break your shoes in well before you come to Kilimanjaro  

1   Waterproof jacket (with hood or rain hat) & trousers  

2   Quick dry pants (preferably with zipper legs)  

2   Long sleeved quick dry shirts


Equipment provided Travel by Mong'ateko

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Please refer your Kilimanjaro and safari package category.

Bags Required:

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1   Duffle bag or back pack to keep climbing items in (to be carried by your porter)

1   Day pack to keep items you will need on a day to day basis

1    Sleeping bag for extreme cold weather (-7 to -10 Celsius)  

1    Sleeping bag liner  

1   Over bag to keep bag dry  

1   Pair of walking/trekking poles  


Miscellaneous Items Required

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1    Tube of sun block (SPF 30 or +)

1   Head lamp for summit ascent 

1   Flashlight for camp use  

1   Pair of sunglasses (better with nose guard & side covers)  

1   Camera (including films and sufficient batteries)  

1   Swiss army knife (optional)  

1   2 Litre water bottle  

1   Alarm clock


Toiletries

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1   Toothbrush, toothpaste, razor, soap and other personal items 

1   Lip balm 

1   Roll of toilet paper 

1   Camp towel  

1   Small mirror  

1   Sewing kit


Luxury Items:

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Biscuits, Chocolate, Sweets, Nuts and Dried Fruits. Glucose Powder and other energy rich packs. Multi Vitamins (B, C, E, Iron and Zinc). 

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