Although climbing Kilimanjaro doesn’t require any technical equipment, this vast range of temperature’s and changing weather conditions will require careful planning to ensure you are prepared for all conditions. How do you decide what to take? What should you carry in your rucksack? And how do you keep your kit bag under 15Kg? Hopefully we can answer these and many other questions that you may have.
Equipment provided; The main equipment required for living on the mountain will be provided for you and is included in the price of your Kilimanjaro trek: Tent – we use 4 season, 3 man tents – per 2 people. This will give you ample room to sleep and have all of your kit in the tents. Mess tent – a large canvas tent is provided to eat your morning and evening meals in. Table and chairs – well we wouldn’t want you eating on the floor! Eating utensils – cups, plates, knife, fork spoon etc…. Cooking equipment – the cook will bring all his pots and pans to prepare your fresh food. Toilet tent – no need to worry about the long drop toilets on the mountain, we will provide 1 toilet per group.
Higher still lies the moorland zone, where a cover of giant heather is studded with otherworldly giant lobelias. Above 4,000m, a surreal alpine desert supports little life other than a few hardy mosses and lichen. Then, finally, the last vestigial vegetation gives way to a winter wonderland of ice and snw – and the magnificent beauty of the roof of the continent.