Kilimanjaro Gear List


  • Moisture-wicking base layers (top and bottom)
  • Insulating layers (fleece or down jacket)
  • Waterproof and windproof outer shell jacket
  • Waterproof and windproof pants
  • Hiking pants (zip-off or convertible)
  • Long-sleeve shirts
  • T-shirts
  • Underwear and socks (moisture-wicking and preferably synthetic or wool)
  • Warm hat or beanie
  • Sun hat with a wide brim
  • Gloves (thin liner gloves and insulated waterproof gloves/mittens)
  • Gaiters (to keep snow, rocks, and debris out of your boots)


  • Sturdy and comfortable hiking boots (broken-in and waterproof)
  • Hiking socks (moisture-wicking and preferably synthetic or wool)
  • Camp shoes (lightweight and comfortable for resting at campsites)

Sleeping Gear:

  • Sleeping bag (rated for cold temperatures)
  • Sleeping pad or mat (insulated for warmth and comfort)

Backpack and Daypack:

  • Backpack (50-70 liters) for carrying your personal gear and clothing
  • Daypack (20-30 liters) for carrying essentials during daily hikes


  • Trekking poles (helpful for stability and reducing strain on knees)
  • Headlamp or flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Sunglasses (with UV protection)
  • Water bottles or hydration bladder (2-3 liters total capacity)
  • Snacks and energy bars for hiking
  • High-altitude medications (if prescribed by a doctor)
  • Personal toiletries and medications
  • Sunscreen (with high SPF)
  • Lip balm (with SPF)
  • Insect repellent (with DEET)
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Camera or smartphone for capturing memories

Other Items:

  • Passport (with necessary visas)
  • Money and important documents (kept in a waterproof bag)
  • Portable charger or power bank
  • Travel adapters (if required)
  • Trekking permits and park fees (arranged in advance)

It’s important to note that this is a general gear list, and specific items may vary based on the route, time of year, and personal preferences. It’s advisable to consult with experienced guides or tour operators who can provide a comprehensive gear list tailored to your specific climb. Additionally, ensure that your gear is of good quality, well-maintained, and appropriate for the conditions you’ll encounter on Mount Kilimanjaro.