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kilimanjaro climbing hiking trekking packing list

Kilimanjaro climbing hiking trekking packing list: – In this Kilimanjaro packing list we hope to provide a happy medium between the two that covers all mandatory equipment that we recommend you should purchase in preparation for your adventure.

If you happen to forget a few things you can usually hire from your tour company or buy equipment from the various hawkers who loiter outside the route gates trying to sell you everything under the sun. Remember if you decide to buy from these guys they will always try to overcharge. Bartering is just the way it is done in Tanzania.

Kilimanjaro climbing hiking trekking packing list – Kilimanjaro Kit List for the Western Breach

The Western Breach is the most technically challenging approach to Kilimanjaro. It was closed for a short period in early 2006 after a fatal rockfall claimed the lives of three trekkers. It has however re-opened with a new and safer route configuration, and is steadily growing in popularity.

There are some specific Kilimanjaro kit requirements for the Western Breach that you should be aware of. Many of these items are not mandatory, however should conditions on the Western Breach be adverse you may need the following:

Kilimanjaro Climbing Hiking Trekking Packing List

Duffel Bag (main bag) – I chose a 60l duffel bag which is convertible into a backpack to fit all my clothes as well as the sleeping bag. The size and shape was perfect to fit into the porter’s bag – on top of that this Bag is completely waterproof, so you & your porter don’t need to worry that your clothes get wet.

Hiking Day Pack (waterproof) – for the day I had a lot of camera equipment so I choose a bag which can hold all my camera gear plus some food, altogether 3l of water and additional layers (rain gear, down jacket, extra shirt). If you don’t have a waterproof one you should take a rain cover.

Alternatively: Rain Cover – to protect your daypack

3x Packing Cubes – to organize your clothes (makes packing/unpacking in the camps way easier!!) shoe bag – for your camp shoes extra bag for clothes/stuff you leave in the hotel

Pack everything you really need, and nothing else! Most people take far too much. You are only allowed to take about 15 kg up the mountain anyway (or you will have to pay for an additional porter).

Most people end up not using much of what they brought. For example toothbrush, toothpaste, a little soap and a mini towel are all the toiletries you’ll have use for! Oh, and deodorant.

Anything you don’t need can be left at the hotel. (Get a written receipt.)

Talking of towels, don’t take the beach towel you brought for Zanzibar up on the mountain. Once it’s wet it won’t dry again and you just don’t need it.

Take some clothes pegs or other strong clips. Then you can attach items to the outside of your pack during the day, to dry in the sun.

Socks: you can rinse them at night and dry them on the outside of your pack during the day, or by wrapping them around a hot water bottle at night, see below.

Water bottles: even if you plan to use a camel back when hiking, do get at least one bottle that can double as a hot water bottle. It’s great in the sleeping bag at night and can also help to get the moisture out of the clothes you’ve been wearing during the day. Just wrap them around the bottle and put the lot in the bottom of your sleeping bag.

Make sure you can wear all your clothes on top of each other: two pairs of thermals, then the thick fleece over the thin fleece and your windbreaker/down jacket over the top of that. Don’t carry any water on the outside during summit night. It will freeze. Protect it somehow. (Insulation or clothing.)

Kilimanjaro Climbing Hiking Trekking Packing List

Get good batteries like Duracell for higher altitude. They are the only batteries that will work in the temperatures at the summit. The cheap local Tanzanian batteries won’t. (My rechargeable batteries don’t work below freezing point. If you plan to take yours, test them.)

During the climb to the summit carry your camera and batteries on your body to keep them warm. You need take enough money for tipping your guides and porters, but leave all other valuables in the hotel safe. Get a written receipt for it!

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