Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro

Kenya & Tanzania, Trek & Walk, 15 days - from $4,340 (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:

Sleeping bag with comfort rating of -10C/14F*

Thermarest or similar sleeping mat*

Water bottles 1 Litre / 1 quart (x2)

Daypack c.30 litres – 2000 cu in

Hiking boots (waterproof)


Trainers / sneakers for camp


Technical walking socks

Spare laces

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

Headtorch / headlamp with spare batteries

Basic First Aid Kit including a broad spectrum antibiotic, antiseptic cream/spray, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).

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

Antibacterial handwash

Washbag and toiletries

Trek towel


Eyewear - sunglasses

Warm hat

Sun protection (including for lips)

The following items are optional:

Sleeping bag liner


Trekking poles

Camera, film, batteries

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

Travel clothes

Small padlock (to lock your KE trek bag)

Equipment hire / rental

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 and Tanzania.

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

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