Kilimanjaro Hiking Routes

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Mount Kilimanjaro

Known as "The Roof of Africa"


The famous Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895 metres above sea level) is the tallest mountain on the African continent and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Which makes it the 4th most topographically prominent peak in the world, after Mount Everest, Aconcagua, and Denali.


Kilimanjaro Trekking

Trekking Notes

Mount Kilimanjaro

Packing List

Q. What should you wear on Kilimanjaro?

Q. What equipment do you need to climb?

You must remember that you are going to experience a wide variety of different conditions on your climb, as you transcend various ecosystems and rise to nearly 6,000 metres. When it comes to clothing, the key word is ‘layering’: you should take several breathable layers that ‘wick’ moisture – that is, take the sweat away from your body. Taking several layers will give you the maximum flexibility to adapt to the changing temperatures as you climb.


This small pack will let you carry personal items such as your camera, phone, suncream, sunglasses, water, snacks etc.

Make sure your main bag, which will be carried by the porters, is waterproof. Use separate plastic bags to compartmentalise your gear and provide extra waterproofing

A four-season sleeping bag is essential, and a fleece sleeping bag liner provides extra comfort and warmth

Very useful for Kilimanjaro, especially for summit day and generally for descent. 95% of accidents happen on the descent

As the campsites are not on totally level ground, a camp pillow is a good thing to have


Essential, as weather can be unpredictable in any season. Makes sure this outer garment is large enough to put over multiple layers of clothing

To keep you dry in light and moderate rain. Best if this garment has a durable, water-repellent outer layer

The moisture-wicking qualities will ensure that your shirts can be dried quickly, should they get wet

The moisture-wicking qualities will ensure that your shirts can be dried quickly, should they get wet

These are useful, not just against the rain, but also against the wind

Two pairs of these quick-drying, convertible garments are recommended.

These are ideal for use when you are in camp, but also as an extra layer on summit night

These can be useful in the warmer temperatures at lower altitudes

Again, these can be useful in camp, or for ‘layering’ on summit night/

Easy-to-dry versions are best; bring one pair for every two days.

These are comfortable when walking. Easy-to-dry fabric is recommended


A pair of good, waterproof ski-gloves is particularly useful at high altitudes and the summit attempt.

A lighter pair of thinner gloves can assist by providing extra grip on rocky sections


This type of hat, with a brim, will protect against the strong sun

A knotted hat will keep hikers warm, especially useful at camp

A balaclave or buff protects against the cold wind and dust. Very useful on summit night

A scarf (or buff) protects against the cold wind and dust. Very useful on summit night

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Kilimanjaro trekking according to the itinerary Tips
Professional, English-speaking guide Sleeping bag
Mountain crew (cook & porters) Flights
Overnight stays in hotels and mountain tents Alcoholic and soft drinks
Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, tables etc.) Visa fees
Meals according to the itinerary Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
Drinking water Travel insurance
All national park fees
All mentioned transfer

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