Must-Have Equipment Print equipment list

  • Alpine sunglasses or googles (don't take cheap Chinese sunglasses);
  • Balaclava for wind protection during the final summit ascent;
  • Cap/panama hat/hat to protect your face and neck against the equatorial sun;
  • Fleece hat;
  • Gaiters for protection against dust/snow;
  • Gym shoes for the first days of the climb and to change at the camp;
  • Headlamp + extra batteries;
  • Hiking boots with a water-repellent layer and good protector;
  • Hiking pants for the first days of the climb (2 pairs);
  • Hiking socks (4–5 pairs);
  • Insulated jacket for −15°C is an absolute necessity for the final ascent to the summit;
  • Large duffel bag for your belongings, which will be carried by a porter (80–120 liters);
  • Light trekking gloves; Lip balm;
  • Mittens/gloves designed for −15°C for the final ascent to the summit;
  • Personal medication in case of a chronic disease;
  • Rain poncho, a water-proof covering for your backpack;
  • Sleeping bag (designed for up to −15°C);
  • Small backpack (20–40 liters) for your daily necessities;
  • Snacks and energy bars, chocolate and nuts. Soft-shell or fleece jacket;
  • SPF 40-50+ sunblock;
  • T-shirts, long sleeve shirts (4–5 pieces);
  • Thermal underwear for active sports (preferably 2 pairs);
  • Towel, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush;
  • Trekking poles;
  • Warm ski pants (designed for −15°C);
  • Water flasks (2 liters in total); the flask may be substituted by a water bladder installed in your backpack;
  • Waterproof pants;
  • Windproof jacket.