Equipment List

Here is a Trekking Gear list. We can streamline your packing list depending on what trip you are booking.

Feet and Legs

  • 1 Pair of comfortable hiking boots
  • 3 Pairs of outer socks (thick wool or polypropylene)
  • 4 Pairs of inner socks (thin silk or polypropylene)
  • Sandals or light weight trainers for around camp
  • Gaiters
  • 1 Fleece pants (full length zippers recommended)
  • Comfortable trekking pants


  • 1 Pairs of inner thermal gloves (polypropylene or capilene)
  • 1 Pair of insulated outer gloves

Sleeping Gear

  • Sleeping bag for ‐15°C / 5°F (down or polarguard)


  • Head lamp with extra batteries and bulb
  • Block for lips and sun screen (not less than 35 spf)
  • 2 Water bottles (32 fl.oz / 1 liter Nalgene recommended. Water bottle insulator needed)
  • 1 Stainless steel thermos of one liter or half liter (optional)
  • Hand warmers (for summit day)
  • Hydrating system (like CamelBak, for approach trek to base camp)
  • Personal care elements (small towel and soap, wet wipes recommended)
  • 1 Pair of trekking poles (adjustable preferred)

Upper Body Packs

  • Comfortable Day pack (for approach to base camp)
  • One XL strong duffel bag (to be carried by the porters)

Optional Items

  • Book, IPod, games or anything for leisure time
  • Camera, memory cards and extra batteries
  • Silicon Earplugs (for windy nights)
  • Pocket‐knife
  • Your favorite energy bars. Avoid anything with caramel and toffee.


  • Sun cap or hat
  • Ski hat (wool or fleece)
  • Light balaclava
  • Good pair of sunglasses (with UV filter, wrap around)
  • Walking sticks = Ushs2.000

Other required items:

  • 1 Pair, Snow glasses
  • Sunscreen
  • First aid kit
  • Rubber boots = $7
  • Ice axe = $25
  • Sleeping mats = $10
  • Sleeping bags = $25

The following equipment are included:

  • Climbing ropes (one for each 2 clients)
  • Harness (one per client)
  • Rubber boots for bog(a pair per person)

At KG Mountain Expeditions we believe that all mountain travel equipment should follow two simple tenets: Lightweight and Functional. Functional equipment determines how warm, dry, and safe you will be, so always choose equipment that is of good quality, is dependable, and is adaptable to a variety of extreme conditions.

Clothing impacts not only your comfort but also your safety. Always be critical of the quality and the proper fit of your clothing. Cotton clothing must be avoided because it dries very slowly and is a poor insulator when wet. Instead, choose wool or synthetic fabrics that “wick” the sweat and moisture away from your skin. Our recommended clothing system has four layers.

Proper equipment is extremely important to the success, enjoyment, comfort and safety of your trip. Please bring the following items for your climb. Porters will carry up to 30 lbs (15KGS) of your personal gear, no more! If you pack by this list, you will meet the weight limit. If you wish to have additional porter support, we can accommodate you. If you have any questions, or would like the extra support, please e-mail us.

KG Mountain Expeditions

We offer rewarding wilderness adventures into the far reaches of East Africa. Our guided expeditions let you experience the wild nature in safety and to the fullest, using any combination of mountain climbing, trekking, walking safaris, rock climbing and cultural education trips.

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KG Mountain Expeditions
Railway Road, PO Box 199
Naromoru 10105, Kenya
Phone: +254 20 2033874
Mobile: +254 733 606338,
+254 708 729892