Mount Kenya Ascent

Kenya, Trek & Walk, 7 days - from $1,940 (land only)

Trek & WalkClimbing

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.

You must bring the following items:

Hiking boots (waterproof)



Trekking trousers/pants

Lightweight waterproof overtrousers / rainpants


Long johns (thermal underwear)

Thermal baselayer shirts

T-shirt and/or casual shirt

Fleece jacket or warm jumper

Lightweight windproof/waterproof jacket

Warm jacket (down)

Thermal gloves

Warmer over-gloves or mittens


Warm hat

Eyewear - sunglasses

Daypack c.30 litres – 2000 cu in

Headtorch / headlamp with spare batteries

Sun protection (including for lips)

Water bottles 1 Litre / 1 quart (x2)

4 season sleeping bag*

Thermarest or similar sleeping mat*

Washbag and toiletries

Antibacterial handwash

Trek towel

Small padlock (to lock your KE trek bag)

Selection of dry bags (to keep trek bag contents dry)

Basic First Aid Kit including the following: Insect repellent; antiseptic cream; throat lozenges; diarrhoea treatment (Diocalm or Immodium); altitude (Diamox); painkillers; plasters/band-aids and blister treatment; and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose sweets and vitamin tablets are a useful addition.

The following items are optional:

Travel clothes

Trekking poles (recommended)

Trainers / sneakers for camp

Sleeping bag liner


Spare laces


Camera, film, batteries

Pen-knife (remember to put all sharp objects in hold baggage


Equipment hire: Items marked * can be hired / rented through KE Adventure Travel. Please make all requests at least 6 weeks prior to the trip departure date. Hire / rental equipment is issued in Kenya.

Note that the hire sleeping bags are not suitable for people over 6 feet in height.

PHD Gear Advisor

PHD specialise in cold weather equipment, from the world’s lightest right up to the most protective for Everest or the Poles. It’s a large range. So to help you choose what you need to keep you warm, PHD have listed the gear that is appropriate for this expedition.

>> Click here to go to the PHD Gear Advisor for Mount Kenya Ascent

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