You are responsible only for personal clothing and gear listed below, we'll take care of everything else! A gear check will be completed before you depart for your homestay. Any luggage not needed at your homestay or on the trail can be left at the lodge in Kathmandu. See current weather conditions for Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Trekking Gear

  • Duffle bag or backpack to be carried by our staff.  
  • Change of clothes for Kathmandu - to be kept in storage during expedition
  • Medium-weight down jacket
  • Fleece jacket or vest (1)
  • Synthetic hiking pants (1)
  • Rain Jacket
  • Synthetic long underwear (top and bottom)
  • Synthetic T-shirt
  • Wool or synthetic hat
  • Gloves
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Nylon-wool blend socks (2-3)
  • Sandals/Crocs/Old Sneakers (for walking around the lodges/restrooms in the evening)
  • Day pack
  • Water bottle
  • Headlamp
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Personal toiletries and medicine
  • Sleeping bag w/ 15-20ºF rating
  • Toilet paper in ziplock bag
  • Ditty Bag and extra ziplock baggies for toilet paper waste on the trail 
  • Hand sanitizer

Documents and Logistics

  • International flights booked and confirmed to Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Flight information submitted
  • Passport valid for 6 months after arrival date
  • Photocopy of passport
  • $25 USD for 15-day Nepali Tourist Visa (available upon arrival for US citizens)
  • Medical insurance card
  • Cash for tipping guides, buying souvenirs, incidental costs, etc.

Optional Items

  • Reading material for the trail
  • OTC medications (Advil, Imodium, Pepto-bismol etc.)
  • Camera
  • Trekking poles
  • Bandana (for dust and wind)
  • Energy bars
  • Outlet adapter (available to purchase in Kathmandu)
  • Zip-lock bags for waterproofing passport and other valuables