Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a breathtaking activity and trekking or climbing with a reputable operator is one of the successful way to the highest point in Africa.
Kilitop and Safaris, one of the leading Kilimanjaro operator recommends a well defined preparation of your personal climbing gear and proper final checklist before you depart for your climbing expedition, as this is undoubtedly a key factor to your Kilimanjaro climbing. We have listed below suggested personal gear that you should pack for your Kilimanaro trek, however you should put in mind the issue of weight of the luggage. One porter is not supposed to carry more than 20kg (40 lbs.) Kilimanjaro Park authorities have placed a scale on each point to check the weight. Any unnecessary stuff you do not need for your climb can be left at the hotel in Arusha.
Most of the climbing gear listed below can be rented on your arrival. The gear are of high quality of clean and hygienic. You should let us know well in advance which gear you would like to rent locally.
Please note: This checklist is only a guideline. A comprehensive checklist will be send to you as soon as your hike is confirmed.
You should have a Valid passport (at least six month before expiration), entry visa and Airline ticket basically roundtrip. Entry visa can be issued on arrival at your point of entry but you have to check with us before you leave for your holiday.
International health card with immunizations (Yellow fever)>
Comprehensive travel insurance (Very important)
Personal Climbing Gear
Duffel bag – which will carry your climbing clothing and gear. It should be large enough to accommodate all your clothing for the climb. The duffle bag is carried by a porter, If you have lots of stuff an extra bag should be with you to leave other thing in the hotel.
Clothing for the Climb
Water resistant semi-stiff hiking boots are recommended–(They should be well broken) mid weight boots work great Socks – several pairs for the climb Liner socks – to keep your feet dry and limit the risk of blisters
Raincoat or Poncho Shorts and T-shirts, Hiking pants.