Mountain Packing List

Packing List – Mt. Kilimanjaro

It is important that you have the appropriate clothing and gear for your Kilimanjaro expedition. Please see the list below to help you pack for your trek. If you do not have certain equipment you can rent it from Tangawonders, just let us know what you need!


  • Hiking boots
  • Sneakers/shoes for the evenings
  • 6 pairs trekking socks

Warm clothes:

  • Warm fleece
  • Waterproof/windproof jacket (Gore-tex)
  • Down jacket
  • Thermals – both shirts and pants
  • 2 pairs water/windproof hiking pants
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves and glove liners
  • Gaitors

Hiking clothes

  • 5-8 T-shirts/wicking tops
  • 2 pairs track pants for hiking and sleeping
  • 2 pairs hiking shorts

Sun protection

  • Baseball hat for the sun
  • Sunscreen
  • Chapstick with SPF
  • Sunglasses
  • After sun moisturizer (lotion with aloe)

Sleeping equipment:

  • Sleeping bag (warm enough to sleep at -10o C)
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleeping mat


  • Insect repellent
  • Quick-dry camping towel
  • 2 water bottles
  • Rubber-tipped trekking poles (optional, but helpful on uneven ground)
  • Day pack to carry items needed throughout the day
  • Wet-wipes
  • Toilette paper and small plastic bags
  • Large plastic bags to keep things dry inside your bag
  • Headlamp and extra batteries
  • Camera
  • Snacks – energy bars, chocolate, drink powers

First-aid Kit

  • Pain-relievers
  • Anti-diarrhea tables
  • Antihistamines
  • Malaria medication
  • Rehydration salts
  • Band-Aids and dressings for blisters
  • Personal medication

Information about trekking with Tangawonders Adventure

  • Price includes:
  • Park fees
  • Camping fees
  • Rescue fees
  • Oxygen cylinders
  • Camping equipment
  • Transport to and from the gates
  • Professional guide and crew
  • All meals and snacks while on the mountain
  • Drinking water
  • Price does not include:
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Personal equipment to use while trekking: hiking poles, hiking boots, warm clothes (these items can be rented from Tangawonders if necessary)
  • Accommodation before and after the climb
  • Transfers to and from the Kilimanjaro Airport
  • Airport Transfers
  • Airport transfers are not included in the price of the trek. However, we are more than happy to arrange an airport transfer for our clients to/from the airport. The prices are:
  • Kilimanjaro Airport to/from Moshi – 45 USD
  • Kilimanjaro Airport to/from Arusha – 80 USD
  • Arusha Airport to/from Moshi – 80 USD
  • Lodging before and after your trek
  • Lodges before and after your trek is not included in the price. However, we are more than happy to arrange your accommodations in Moshi or Arusha for you. There are all different kinds of accommodations to choose from ranging from budget to luxury. Please let us know if you would like us to help you book your accommodations and we can send you some options.