Mountain Trekking Gears

The trekking equipment necessary depends on the type of trek, the season of the year, weather conditions, terrain and maximum altitude. However, there are many essential things that would be wise to bring on most treks.

Here is a quick list of all the gear that you need to pack for your Kilimanjaro trek. We've include links to our personal recommendations.

Clothing

  • 4-5 Pairs of Underwear
  • Top and Bottom Base Layer 
  • 3-4 Short Sleeve and 1-2 Long Sleeve Trekking Shirts
  • 1-2 Pairs of Hiking Trousers
  • 1 Polartec Fleece Jacket
  • 1 Insulated Winter Jacket
  • 1 Insulated Trekking Pants
  • 1 Hard Shell Jacket
  • Lightweight Raingear

Headgear 

  • Sun Hat, ideally with a neck cover
  • Warm Beanie or Fleece Headband
  • Bandana or Neck Gaiter
  • Headlamp
  • Sunglasses

Sleeping Accessories 

  • 4-Season Sleeping Bag
  • Insulated Sleeping Mat
  • Inflatable Pillow (optional)

Hands and Walking 

  • Lightweight Inner Gloves
  • Warm Outer Gloves / Mitts
  • Adjustable Trekking Poles

Footwear

  • Mid-weight Hiking Boots
  • Camp Trainers / Trekking Sandals
  • 4-5 Pairs of Trekking Socks
  • 1 Pair of Warm / Thick Trekking Socks

Bags and Daypack 

  • 80-90L Waterproof Duffle Bag
  • 20-30L Daypack
  • Daypack Raincover
  • Travel Bag Organisers (Optional)

Technology

  • Camera
  • GoPro (optional)
  • Solar Backpack Charger (optional)
  • Spare Batteries and Camera Memory Card
  • Kindle with Back Light (optional)

General Accessories

  • Large Volume Water Bottle or Hydration Bladder
  • Water Purification Tablets
  • Baby Wipes
  • Sweat Resistant Suncream
  • Blister Platers
  • Insect Repellant
  • General Medications (Paracetamol, Imodium)
  • Pee Bottle (optional)

Other Bits and Bobs

  • Energy Bars
  • Energy Drink Supplement
  • Zip Lock Bags for Important Possessions (Passport, Money etc.)
  • Trekking Towel
  • Toiletries, including one roll of toilet paper
  • Passport, Visa, Insurance, Yellow Fever Card (if applicable)
  • Small Lock for your Duffle Bag