Kilimanjaro - Packing List | Miyar Adventures
 
KILIMANJARO
PACKING LIST

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Packs

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Day Pack
  • 15-30 Liters. Lighter the better.
  • A pocket for a hydration bladder (Platypus) is helpful but not necessary
  • Few good options (We recommend Tempest or Talon)
Duffle Bag
  • 85-100 liters
  • Tough waterproof and Rugged Material

Hydration

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Hydration bladder (Platypus)
  • 2 Liter capacity.
  • Will be used while trekking to maintain proper hydration
Nalgene Water Bottles
  • Will be used for filling/filtering water. Can also be used as hot water bottles to be placed in your sleeping bag at night.

Sleeping Gear

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Sleeping Bag
  • 750-800 fill down bag rated to 0-20 degrees Fahrenheit is recommended.
  • Just enough room to accommodate wearing a puffy coat and puffy pants inside the bag if you sleep cold.

Head

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Baseball Cap (optional to protect from sun)
  • Packable, light colored, with a dark under-brim is best, but any will work
Warm hat/Balaclava
  • Fleece, wool, or synthetic.
  • Be sure it covers ears well, and will not easily blow away.
Silk/Nylon Neck Gaiter/Buff
  • A tube of fabric with open ends. Light color
  • Will be used as a light-weight balaclava, for keeping dust out of nasal passages, and for sun protection

Headlamp

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Headlamp
  • Bright, spot-light setting, and low, economy setting
  • Will be used for route finding early in the morning to watch the sun rise from a look-out called Kala Patar near Everest.
  • Black Diamond, Petzl.

Sunglasses/glacier goggles

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Sunglasses/glacier goggles
  • Full UV protection
  • Dark, mirrored lenses preferred
  • Julbo makes very good glacier glasses.
  • Cocoons (OTG) work very well over the eye glasses. We have all sizes in stock at our store. They retail for $49.95, you can get them discounted for $39.95.

Hands

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Chemical Hand Warmers
  • 4-6 pair.
  • the longer lasting, the better
  • Will be used under wrist cuff of liner gloves, or in socks for added warmth
Liner Gloves (1 pair)
  • Windstopper fleece, Mid-weight
  • Will be used when trekking, or under mittens when more warmth is needed
Mittens/Thicker Gloves ( 1 Pair)
  • Outer mitten of a waterproof, breathable fabric (like goretex)
  • Inner mitten (removable) of synthetic fill, down, or wool
  • Outer mitten can be worn over liner gloves, or over inner mittens depending upon need for warmth and dexterity
  • Or you could buy a pair of thicker insulated gloves with waterproof come with an inbuilt liner

Feet

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Trekking shoes/Hiking boots
  • Sticky rubber sole that works well on rock is nice, but not necessary
  • Comfortable for the long approach and trek back (more than 50 miles).. Stiff, heavy backpacking boots are not necessary with the light loads we will be carrying.
  • Goretex is best for added warmth and waterproofing.
  • La Sportiva, Scarpa, North Face
Gaiters
  • A durable pair of gaiters is helpful if we encounter much snow along the route.
Socks
  • Three pairs of mid-weight hiking socks (wool) to be used while hiking.
  • Two pairs of heavy-weight mountaineering socks

Upper Body

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T-shirts
  • Two smart wool or synthetic t-shirts (running shirts work great).
  • Smartwool doesn’t smell and is very light.
  • One cotton shirt can be used as a towel after showering
Long underwear tops
  • One medium weight, one expedition weight/micro-fleece
  • Synthetic or smartwool.
  • Will be used for layering, as well as for an outer layer while trekking
  • Smartwool has better heat regulation and doesn't smell after multi day use
Fleece Jacket or lightweight Synthetic fill or down jacket
  • To be used as part of your layering system when temperatures are just above freezing, but don’t warrant using a warmer coat
Down or synthetic Parka/Coat
  • 700-850 fill down or synthetic fiber-fill, with 1.5-2.5 Lbs of weight.
  • This should be bigger in size as it generally goes over rain jacket and other layers.
Waterproof/breathable Jacket
  • Pac-lite Gore-tex, e-vent, pertex, or another light-weight waterproof/breathable fabric
  • Chest pocket is nice to have so you have pocket access while wearing your pack Choose lightweight over heavy (often more expensive) alternatives
  • Be sure the jacket is roomy enough to accommodate a few layers underneath

Lower Body

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Underwear (4 to 6 pr.)
  • Synthetic or smartwool, fast drying, with few seams to prevent chafing. Women should bring at least a couple cotton pair.
Long John Bottoms (1)
  • One pair medium weight. Synthetic or wool
Hiking Pants
  • Lightweight and packable
  • Zip-off useful for low elevations where temps are warm

Hardware

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Trekking Poles
  • These are knee saving, and excellent for the approach

Self Care

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Self Care
  • (SPF 30 or greater) with UVA and UVB protection.