Packing List

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The clothing and equipment you have for your trek are essential to your comfort on the mountain. The following list is comprehensive and will prepare you as you pack for your trek.

Packing List and Equipment

  • 5-8 T-shirts/wicking trekking tops
    2 pairs walking shorts
    2 pairs water & windproof trekking trousers
    1 loose long-sleeved shirt
    Warm jumper/good quality fleece
    Waterproof & windproof jacket -Gore-tex or equivalent standard
    Down jacket
    Tracksuit bottoms – good for sleeping in or as spares to trek in
    Thermal tops and bottoms – varying levels of warmth recommended
    Warm hat and gloves (hand-warmers also useful)
    6 pair trekking socks
    Trainers/spare footwear for the evenings (Crocs or Keens recommended)
    Hiking boots
    Sunscreen and Chapstick
    After sun/skin moisturizer
    Baseball cap
    Small camping towel
    2 water bottles – 2-3 liters total (if you prefer to use a Camelbak insulate the tube)
    Sleeping bag (4 season minimum -warm enough to sleep at -10º C)
    Sleeping bag liner – for extra warmth (silk best for warmth and weight)
    Light sleeping mat (Therm-a-rest style is ideal)
    Rubber-tipped trekking poles – optional; useful if you are unsteady on uneven ground
    Comfortable 35+ liter daypack (to carry items needed throughout the day)
    Wash kit, including wet-wipes
    Large plastic bags to keep things dry inside your rucksack
    Torch and spare battery (head torch recommended)
    Camera & film/spare batteries/memory cards
    Roll of toilet paper and small plastic bags
    Alarm clock
    Snacks/energy bars/electrolyte drink powders
    Insect repellant
    Liquid hand wash

** Keep in mind that there is clothing and equipment available for rent once you arrive in Tanzania.

  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Imodium (anti-diarrhea tablets)
    Plasters & blister dressings
    Re-hydration salts
    Any medication you regularly take or that you take while exercising

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