Kilimanjaro Kit List – An Overview
Here is my super duper Kilimanjaro packing list
Don’t over-pack: Pack only what you actually require, and not anything else. Many people take way too much stuff – this makes your big heavy for porters and is unnecessary. Technically, you are only allowed to take 15 kilograms up the mountain anyway otherwise you will have to pay for an extra porter.
Many trekkers go to the beach or on Safari after trekking Kilimanjaro, don’t be tempted to take beach towels and other unrelated gear you brought for Zanzibar / Serengeti up on the mountain. Just the once it is soaked it would not dried out yet again in addition to you just do not require it. You can leave these items at your hotel and collect them after your trek / climb
Get some clothes pegs or extra strong clips. Then you can affix stuff to the outside of your pack throughout the daylight hours, to dry in the sun
Socks: you can clean them at nighttime as well as dried up them on the exterior of your pack throughout the day, or else by packaging them around a hot water bottle at nighttime
Water bottles: yet if you sketch to use a camel back while mountaineering, do get at least one bottle that can be able to twice as a hot water bottle. It is huge in the sleeping bag at nighttime all along with can also help out to get the moisture out of the clothes you have been wearing throughout the day. Just wrap them around the bottle and put the lot in the bottom of your sleeping bag.
Layering up your clothes: Confirm you can dress in all your clothes on top of each other: two pairs of thermals, next the thick fleece over the thin fleece in addition to your windbreaker or down jacket over the top of that. Similar with the pants… You will have to wear every piece of warm clothing on the summit night.
Do not expose your water bottle to the exterior throughout summit night – it will freeze. Protect the bottle by using clothing / socks as a insulator
Acquire high-quality batteries like Duracell for higher altitude. Duracell are the only batteries that will work at the summit temperature that you are bound to experience. Never use rechargeable batteries, as these do not work under freezing point.
Throughout the hike to the summit take your camera and batteries and keep them near to your body to so that they stay warm. I recommend using a GoPro camera. See here to know why: http://www.climbkilimanjaroguide.com/gopro-kilimanjaro/
You will require taking sufficient money for tipping your guides plus porters, other than leave all additional valuables in the hotel safe, and make sure to get a written receipt for it.
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