The cheklist

Make a chek list. Chek lists are great.

Before presenting the gear list we would like to ask you to Please Note!

  • The pack that the porters carry for you is limited to 15 kg (35 pounds)
  • Overweight or extra luggage will require an extra porter at $25/day (covering salary $18 and food $7)

Now the things listed below is not a must have list. This is a list with some advice and a lot of inspiration. Check the weight of your luggage and take the things you would need. We are all different.

Carrying and packing equipment

  • A good ergonomic backpack for items you will carry yourself, ie. your daypack
  • A duffel bag for your porter to carry your things in
  • Plastic bags for water proof storing of your clothes in the duffel bag
  • Waterproof bags with double zipper for storing your electrical equipment in your day pack.

Foot wear

  • Hiking boots should be warm, waterproof and with ankle support. Be sure to use them well before climbing – new, unused shoes are a no go, when climbing!
    A tip is to wear them when flying to Kilimanjaro. This is to avoid having to climb in rented boots, should your luggage get lost or be delayed on the way.
  • Sports shoes or sandals for relaxing in the evening – your feet will love you for bringing these.


  • Short pants or dress for the first and last day
  • T-shirts or short sleeved shirts
  • Long trousers for hiking and for relaxing in the evening
  • Long sleeved shirts for hiking and for relaxing in the evening
  • Long sleeved and long legged underwear
  • Fleece
  • Fleece pants
  • Long jacket or ski jacket
  • Waterproof (both jacket and pants) for the rain and cold snow
  • Underwear
  • Sports bra for women
  • Cap or hat with sun visor
  • A warm hat that covers as much of the head, cheeks and neck as possible, like a balaclava
  • Warm gloves suitable for the last climb and thin water tight gloves
  • Scarf (thick and warm)
  • Hiking socks for use in areas which are hot
  • Wollen socks for use in areas which are cold
  • Extra socks to ensure your feet are kept as dry as possible for you to avoid blisters
  • Swim wear for use in hotel pool, after the climb – if you are staying at a hotel


  • A good sleeping bag (-20/30C) and mattress
  • Ski poles or trekking poles

The above equipment can be rented on location – let us know if you are interested in renting and we will provide you with a price list and help you when you arrive

  • Water flask (insulated to prevent your water from freezing)
  • Energy bars, snacks, chocolate (useful for keeping your energy high, as long as you don’t ruin your appetite for the meals)
  • We recommend you also bring energy drinks with minerals to quench both thirst and hunger
  • Sunglasses
  • Head torch (better than just a torch)
  • Camera
  • Batteries (Bring at least one extra set for everything that uses batteries. The cold weather shorten battery life)
  • Binoculars
  • Notebook and pen
  • Pocket knife
  • Electrical adapter (Tanzania uses GB standard)
  • Playing cards, games, books
  • Needles and thread for any repairing
  • Toilet papers and a small plastic bag for storing any used papers while climbing. (There are public toilets at all camps, but if you need between the camps, you also need to be able to bring the used paper to the nearest camp. No littering!!)
  • Wet wipers
  • Small towel (If you are going on a beach holiday after the climb, we will be happy to store your big beach towel during your climb.)
  • Soap (you will get water for washing every morning and evening)
  • Tooth brush and tooth paste
  • Serviettes or something to wipe away sweat
  • Sun screen (SPF 30 or above)
  • Lip balm with sun screen
  • Glasses or contact lenses
  • Comb, brush and small mirror


  • Passport + visa
  • Social security card
  • Vaccination card
  • Flight details
  • Cash and credit cards
  • Maps, travel books, guides and the like
  • Address book

Medication and first aid

  • Malaria pills
  • Antihistamines (for example hay fever and allergic reactions)
  • Any prescription drugs you might be taking

Consult your doctor for all of the above!

You might want to bring the following items as well. Mind you, the guide do carry first aid equipment, what you need to bring is to cover your personal need

  • Headache tablets or similar painkillers
  • Throat pastilles
  • Plasters
  • Sports tape
  • Insect repellent
  • Disinfectant, antiseptic gel
  • Volume, gauze, bandages and support
  • Medication for diarrhea

We boil all the drinking water on the mountain. If you would like additional purification, you must bring your own purification tablets – or lifestraw – as this will not be provided.

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