Lelwat Jungle Guides

Kilimanjaro Trekking Gear List

Sleeping Bag rated 0°F, -15°F
Sleeping mat : we provide one
Sleeping bag liner (for extra warmth or for rented sleeping bag)
Compression sack for sleeping bag

Waterproof duffel bag 80-100 litres
Daypack 25-35 litres
Waterproof pack cover
Compression sacks or 6-8 waterproof bags
(Optional) Packing cubes to organize your duffel bag
Bag lock for 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
Comfortable sports bra (ladies only)
1-2 light-weight T-shirts (no cotton)
1-2 light weight long-sleeved T-shirts (no cotton)
2-3 Light to mid-weight Base Layer
1-2 Fleece as insulation layer
Insulated shell jacket
Down jacket (approx 750-fill)
Waterproof shell jacket that fits over all your layers

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)
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 night time 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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