Mountain Gear

Warm jacket / Down jacket

A warm jacket is used in camps to keep you warm during chilly evenings and for the summiting part of your trip. It is an absolutely necessary element of your kit.

A warm jacket should not be too heavy or too light and it should be comfortable to wear at -15°C / (5°F).

Another important thing to bear in mind is the waterproof capacity of a down jacket. Rain and snow are not unusual on Mount Kilimanjaro, therefore, we recommend choosing warm jackets with a water-resistant outer material to protect you against minor precipitation.


You will need several types of trousers for this trip.

Trekking pants of good quality are usually enough for a Kilimanjaro expedition. If you prefer hiking in shorts, taking a pair of trousers is nevertheless needed for the higher elevation parts of Kilimanjaro and chilly evenings in the camps.

Bags & Backpacks for hiking

High-quality bags are necessary for your Kilimanjaro trip. In short, you will need two types of bags: a daypack that you’ll be carrying yourself and a duffle bag that will be taken care of by a porter.

Water Flask

A water flask is an absolute must. Unlike some poor-quality hydration bladders, it will not freeze at night. You are required to drink at least 3-4 liters of water every day, so a flask is one of the key items for this trip.

You willneed 1-2 water flasks (one liter each) for your Kilimanjaro trip.

Apart from having a water flask, it is also recommended to have a thermos for hot tea/coffee. Though the guides normally carry one thermos each for the hikers to have a hot drink on the way, taking your own means extra supply, which will be never superfluous on Kilimanjaro. More tea or coffee means more energy, which you will surely need.


Footwear is one of the most important items on your Kilimanjaro pack list. This is where you should be particularly attentive and selective. Choosing your hiking boots and/or sneakers is a task of supreme importance. A wrong choice here can result in broken toenails, corns and blisters.

For this trip you will need high-quality hiking boots, trekking sneakers (optional) and trekking socks.

Hiking boots

Choosing appropriate hiking boots is probably of utmost importance. There are many options on the market, and sometimes it’s hard to find the right one.

Ideally, your hiking boots should meet the following criteria:

Boots should have good ankle support.

To avoid getting injured make sure to choose a robust model with sufficient ankle support.

Boots should be of medium weight.

Avoid buying boots that feel very heavy, it will affect your comfort and make your feet quickly tired.

Of course, your boots should be waterproof to keep your feet dry all the way up to the top. It is especially important in the summit area if you climb Kilimanjaro during the rainy season. 

Gore-Tex mittens or gloves.

The thin fleece gloves will be the go-to glove. You’ll want to use them when the temperature drops. Though you could probably go without gloves for most of the time on the trail, we encourage climbers to put them on in cool weather in order to protect the hands and preserve heat. It’s one less thing your body has to do, thus saving precious energy at altitude.

Sunglasses with UV protection.

The equatorial sun is very strong. While you should make it a habit to protect your eyes against the sun’s UV rays all the time, on Kilimanjaro it is extra important that you have the right eyewear. A good pair of sunglasses prevents cataracts, growths on the eye (including cancer) and other eye conditions. They also enhance the normal light-filtering capabilities of your eyes, giving you better vision.

Hiking poles (adjustable).

These poles provide balance and support if you are going for long trekking. Using trekking poles increases the success rate of reaching the summit by 25%. Doesn’t matter if you are fit or not, Trekking Poles should definitely be there on your Kilimanjaro Gear List.

Crampons for Mt Climbing climbing.

A crampon is a similar but more serious type of traction device. It also has metal teeth that bite onto the ice to generate traction. However, the points are much longer, sharper and sturdier than those on a microspike. Crampons are what are used by mountaineers on snowy, icy alpine peaks. Petzl makes a variety of crampons.

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