Mount Kilimanjaro Equipment/Gears

Head Torch:
The darkness as you climb the Kilimanjaro is no excuse to not go to the summit of Kilimanjaro. You can still get to the summit inspite of the darkness. Climbing the Kilimanjaro requires that on the last day you start your trekk before sunrise at around 4:00a.m. Head Torch helps you to see the way. Make Sure you head torch is working and you have extra batteries just incase.

Warm Hat
Though we're not as thermostatically sensitive above the neck as we are below it, because blood vessels in the surface of the head constrict very little in response to cold. It is still adviced that you put on a warm hat during your Kilimanjaro trekk. This is because if your head is uncovered you'll lose lots of body heat — potentially up to 50% of it — in certain cold-weather conditions. A cold hat can trigger blood vessel constriction in the other parts of the body, so it can make your hands and feet feel cold even if you are wearing mittens and warm socks and shoes. The solution, of course, is a hat and, if it's really cold and you want to really stay warm, maybe one of those face-covering balaclavas.

Sun Glasses
Sun Glasses can help your eyes in two important ways. They enhance the normal light-filtering capabilities of your eyes and they protect against the sun's damaging ultraviolet rays that cause amongst other conditions cataracts and retinal dysfunction. As the snow cap of Kilimanjaro tends to be bright hence, harmful rays to your eyes - SunGlasses can be your savior regulating the light to normal that can not be harmful toyour eyes.

Scarf or Balaclava
Because it's difficult to ascertain the identity of someone wearing a balaclava, this type of mountain gear have often been used by criminals for a robbery or other crimes. Race car drivers often wear fire-resisting balaclavas underneath their safety helmet to protect their faces in case of a crash resulting in a fire. But, for Kilimanjaro trekkers balaclavas are often used to create warmth on the head which helps you as a trekker to warm as a solution to triggered blood vessel constriction in the other parts of your body.

Sun Hat
Even when the sun isn't baking your cells, it's baking your skin. That will give you the worst kinds of sunburns. In addition, your eyes are under constant bombardment from those rays. A sun hat can work as a natural barrier against this. A Sun Hat Can Help Protect You from Harsh UV Rays.

Thermal T-shirt
Thermal T-shirt adds two or more layers of clothing to the trekker's normal wardrobe. As it is made up from two-ply fabric, it traps more body heat than a single layer of clothing could ever do. As the tempreture at Kilimanjaro goes down to -3 degrees of celcious. The extra body heat retained with the thermal t-shirt insulates against cold air and prevents heat loss.

Thermals top and bottom 3 pairs
Depending on how much you have been exposed to coldness before you can decide weather you need thermal top or Thermal T-shirt or both. They both pretty much work in the same manner of retaining the body heat that insulates against cold air and prevents heat loss.

Fleece
Fleece is a man-made wonder product, shall there be such a thing. Despite being named after the 'fleece' coat on a sheep, it's 100% synthetic and derived from plastic rather than a fluffy sheep's coat after being shed – despite being fuzzy to the touch. It as well help with warmth.

Down Jacket
This is a jacket which has been insulated with the soft and warm under feathers from duck or geese. Down is a fantastic insulator. The loft creates thousands of tiny air pockets which trap warm air and retain heat, thus helping to keep the trekker very warm in the Kilimanjaro.

Poncho
Originally Poncho was worn in South America, made of a thick piece of woollen cloth with a slit in the middle for the head. Ponchos for trekkers are water-proof to be worn on top of other clothes and day pack so that you and your belongings are protected from rain.

Poncho
Originally Poncho was worn in South America, made of a thick piece of woollen cloth with a slit in the middle for the head. Ponchos for trekkers are water-proof to be worn on top of other clothes and day pack so that you and your belongings are protected from rain.

Water Proof Trousers
To stay dry and protected against the wet elements. Waterproof trousers are highly recommended so as to keep you shielded from rain and snow. This kind of trouser allows flexibility (especially if it is lightweight) in bad weather. Waterproof trousers are also windproof so they will keep you dry and warm when there is wind.

Hiking Socks 1 pair
These are socks designed specifically to cushion the Foot. Hiking Socks are specifically designed to provide additional cushion to the front and the heel of the foot. They as well prevent blisters, keep the feet dry and warm. though it is a trekk to the roof of Africa your feet ought to be happy and warm all the time. The socks are thick, comfy and cozy.

Water Bottle
Your glass bottles keep filtered water fresh and pure without the risk of water contamination. The Kilimanjaro park rules do not allow you to put the bring a disposable bottle inside the park. Therefore, taking a water bottle (refillable bottle) is vital for your trekk because where will you put the bottle.

Camel Back Water Bag
A normal rookie mistake most cyclist make is that they don't drink enough water! But you as a trekker don't make it! You need this mountain gear to avoid not getting hydrated! With the pipes it helps to drink the water smoothly and easly. As it is a back pack it allows teo things: 1. Much water for drinking in a back like camel 2. You drink it from a straw!

Day Pack
Carry your necessary, important things (like: water bottles, cash, passport, sanitaries, rain coat and other items for personal use) because they help in accumulating all the things.

Rack Sack
A backpack—also called knapsack, rucksack, rucksac, pack, sackpack, booksack, .... One of the benefits of backpack with external frame is preventing the spine to incline ... in backpacks and other forms of carrying bags for various equipment.

Rack Sack Cover
A backpack—also called knapsack, rucksack, rucksac, pack, sackpack, booksack, One of the benefits of backpack/racksack with external frame is preventing the spine to incline (no so much bending) as it is in normal backpacks and other forms of carrying bags for various equipment.

Sleeping Bag
Your sleeping bag plays an important role during the Kilimanjaro trekk. In serious cases, choosing the right sleeping bag will protect you from cold (-3 degrees of celcious) and help protect you from cold-weather injuries.

Sleeping Bag Liner
Sleeping bag liners can add valuable extra degrees of warmth to your current sleeping bag. Like an extra blanket on a bed, placing a liner inside your bag provides a layer of insulation to help you stay at a comfortable temperature on cold. The liner as well help with the mountain dust situation. You need it to prevent sust and create warmth in the mountain.

Hiking Poles
During desending the hiking pole are vital. They help with the mountain steepness. Trekking poles are important part of your equipment when you are trekking. They can enable you to travel faster and more safely (Without falling). There are reasons why: Trekking poles work much like ski poles, helping your arms to propel you forward and upward. And as controlling downward is vital when climbing down in a motion they help with controlling and balancing.

Gaiters
The idea of Gaiters is to provide additional protection and insulation for your lower legs when trekking in wet Kilimanjaro conditions. This will help keep your socks and therefore your feet and boots dry. Gaiters are an important part of your trekking gear.