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Trekking Mt. Kilimanjaro Packing List


You will pass through many climates when climbing to the peak of Africa’s tallest mountain. Be prepared for anything – cold, hot, rainy, foggy, windy and snowy. It can reach up to 100 degrees at the base and the summit may be well below freezing. We suggest packing things that can be layered and that are also moisture-wicking and breathable.


Download printable checklist here.

Accessories , Clothing & Footwear

  • Rain shell
  • Wool Jacket
  • Snow jacket with hood
  • Pair of waterproof pants
  • Balaclava
  • Three shirts/T-shirts
  • Four pairs of wool socks
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Sneakers for walking around camp
  • Sun-shielding hat
  • Fleece or wool hat
  • Pair of mittens/Heavy gloves
  • Pair of light gloves
  • Two pairs of long hiking pants
  • Pair of shorts
  • Two long sleeve shirts/Sweaters
  • Thermal underwear 
  • Two sports bras
See Bold Betties’ Tips for Accessories, Clothing & Footwear here  


Travel Gear




  • TSA approved locks
  • Luggage tags
  • Stuff sacks


Personal Items

  • Roll of toilet paper
  • Wet wipes
  • Deodorant
  • Sunscreen
  • Hair brush
  • Hair ties
  • Small bandages (Blisters)
  • Clothespins
  • Extra batteries
  • Soap
  • Warm pouch for electronics
  • Hand/Foot warmers
  • Tissues
  • Antibiotic Ointment
  • Ibuprofen
  • Diamox (Altitude sickness)
  • Camera with extra battery
  • Book
  • Small snacks (Granola)
  • Journal
  • Playing cards
  • Something sentimental for picture at the peak
  • Outlet adaptar for hotel


Travel Documents

  • Passport
  • Credit/Debit card
  • Other photo ID
  • USD (For tipping porters)
  • Insurance Info
  • List of key phone numbers and/or addresses
  • International health card with immunizations*
  • Operator details
  • Trip itinerary
  • Flight confirmation and details

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