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 hostel in Moshi. See current weather conditions for Kilimanjaro and Moshi, Tanzania.

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Trekking Gear

  • Change of clothes for Moshi - to be kept in storage during expedition
  • Medium/Heavyweight down jacket
  • Fleece jacket or vest (1)
  • Synthetic hiking pants (1)
  • Rain jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Wind jacket
  • Synthetic long underwear (1-2)
  • Fleece leggings or pants (for summit night)
  • Synthetic T-shirt (2)
  • Wool or synthetic hat
  • Sun hat
  • Ski gloves & Glove liners
  • Waterproof hiking boots (which can accommodate thick hiking socks and liners)
  • Nylon-wool blend socks (2-3)
  • Hiking sock liners
  • Sandals/Crocs/Old Sneakers (for walking around the lodges/restrooms in the evening)
  • Day pack (30 L)
  • Day pack cover
  • Water bottles (2) or bladder may be substituted for one water bottle
  • Headlamp
  • Sunscreen
  • SPF 50+ Sunglasses
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Personal toiletries and medicine
  • Sleeping bag w/ 0ºF rating
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Swimsuit for lodge in Moshi
  • Bug spray
  • Toilet paper in ziplock bag
  • Bandana or Buff (for dust and wind)
  • Extra ziplock baggies for toilet paper waste on the trail 

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
  • USD for 15 or 30-day Tanzania Visa (available upon arrival for US citizens)
  • Medical insurance card
  • Cash for tipping guides, buying souvenirs, incidental costs, etc.
  • Yellow fever vaccination card (if applicable, not required for travelers coming from the USA)

Optional Items

  • Reading material 
  • Over the counter medications (Advil, Imodium, Pepto Bismol etc.)
  • Guidebooks
  • Binoculars for safari
  • Camera
  • Trekking poles
  • Gaiters
  • Energy bars
  • Zip-lock bags for waterproofing passport and other valuables
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