Lelwat Jungle Guides

Kilimanjaro Trekking Gear List

Waterproof duffel bag 80-100 liters.
Daypack 25-35 liters.
Waterproof pack cover.
Compression sacks or 6-8 waterproof bags.
(Optional) Packing cubes to organize your duffel bag.
Bag locks for a duffel bag.

Hiking boots – waterproof mid-weight
Running shoes/light hikers (for wearing around camp)
5-6 pairs liner socks (wool or synthetic, no cotton)
4-6 pairs thick socks (no cotton!) – thermal socks for summit night
Spare laces for hiking boots
Trekking poles

Thin gloves (wool or synthetic, no cotton).
Thick waterproof gloves or mittens.

Underwear (no cotton).
1 “Convertibles” or shorts.
1-2 light-medium weight Base layer.
Hiking pants (no cotton).
Winter hiking pants.
Waterproof shell pants (recommend size zippers).

Brim hat or cap with neck protection.
Warm hat with ear flaps.
Neck gaiter or “Buff” (very versatile).
Sunglasses (rated 100% UV protection).
Headtorch (don’t forget spare batteries).

2-3 liter hydration bladder (Platypus or Camelbak or similar) or 1-2 One-liter wide-mouth water bottle (Nalgene or similar)
Electrolyte/Sports drink powdered formula for adding to your water
Snacks: Energy bars of your preference – plan for 2-4 per day
Water purification tablets or filter pen (we provide boiled/filtered water)

Toiletries: toothbrush & paste, hairbrush/comb, foot powder, hand cream, deodorant, soap.
“Baby wipes” and anti-bacterial, hand-sanitizer wipes.
Any regular medication you are taking.
Anti-bacterial hand sanitizer gel such as Purell.
Fingernail brush.
Nail clippers.
Ear plugs
Sunscreen SPF 40+
Small microfiber quick-dry towel.
Pee-bottle for nighttime calls of nature.
Small torch.
Pocket knife (Swiss Army Knife or “Leatherman”).
Spare contact lenses/glasses.
Toilet paper (1-2 rolls. Take out the cardboard center for easier packing).
Spare batteries.

Blister plasters – different shapes and sizes.
Antibiotic cream or ointment.
Band-Aid/Elastoplast for minor cuts and scrapes.
Ibuprofen/Paracetamol – over-the-counter pain relief.
Skin healing ointment such as Aquaphor.
Immodium for diarrhea.
Anti-nausea medication.
Any prescription medications.
Diamox (if using).

During menstrual period, plan to change your tampon or pad 3-4 times daily.
Ziplock bags for used tampons/pads (these must be carried off the mountain).
Anti-bacterial hand sanitizer – clean hands regularly.
“Baby wipes” or heavy-duty wipes.
Pee funnel: if you’ve ever wanted to pee standing up, now’s your chance!

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