Trekking Mt. Kilimanjaro Packing List

July 12, 2015


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

See Bold Betties’ Tips for Accessories, Clothing & Footwear here


Travel Gear




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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