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Rwenzori Packing List – Climbing Rwenzori

A cursory search for a Rwenzori Packing List on the web returns a number of unsatisfactory results. but the team of Rwenzori Expeditions knows what you really need to have in your pack  bags to Kasese in western Uganda ( How to Get there)  with an experienced Safari guide. We know that for our readers the devil is in the detail, so a few years ago we set out to produce a complete and reliable Rwenzori  gear list.

In order to be safe and comfortable throughout your Mount Rwenzori climb, you’ll need to bring important gear and supplies with you.

Trekking Rwenzori  involves five main climate zones, from the warm, humid forest and lower slopes, to the bitterly cold summit zone, with glaciers, ice, and snow. You need to be prepared for all Rwenzori  weather conditions: sunny, windy, and rainy.

The Packing list fits for the travelers that have booked their Rwenzori Trekking to be done using either Rwenzori Central circuit Services ( RMS)  and Kilembe Trekking Services for unique Safari holiday in Rwenzori Mountains National Park which is ranked as 3rd highest in Africa.

Rwenzori Packing List

Rwenzori Expeditions is a local tour operator that offer mountaineering tours & Safaris to Rwenzori Mountains National Park and the team is aware that the determinant facts for wonderful experience starts with the packing list to enable you summit to the peak of Margherita.

The comprehensive Rwenzori packing list includes the layers you should carry to ensure you’re warm during the climate fluctuations of the Rwenzori Mountains, gear to make your trek accessible and comfortable as well as supplies to help you have the best trekking or hiking experience possible. Check on the article of the best time to visit Rwenzori Mountains

A back Pack:

As you pack for any Rwenzori Trekking Tour , Always bear in mind that your gears will be divided into two packs.

Day Pack: your day pack that you will carry each day as you trek, and your duffel bag which will be carried between each camp/hut by porters. Other luggage can be left at the hotel before you begin your trek. Read about the article for mountaineering gears

At the start of every morning, your porters will take your duffel and carry it up to the next hut. It will be difficult or impossible to access your gear from your duffel bag until the evening when you arrive at your camp for dinner and an overnight sleep.

Rwenzori Packing List

If you are packing for your climb it is important to really plan your clothing appropriately. This is why we recommend that you pack the following:

Clothing for Rwenzori Trek

  1. 2 long-sleeved t-shirts (2)
  2. 2 short-sleeved t-shirt (1)
  3. Heavy fleece or down jacket
  4. waterproof jacket with hood
  5. Rain poncho
  6. Fleece pants
  7. Trekking pants
  8. Hiking shorts
  9. Waterproof pants
  10. Hiking socks
  11. Warm thermal socks
  12. Long underwear
  13. Underwear
  14. Hiking boots with ankle support
  15. Camp shoes
  16. Light inner gloves/glove liners
  17. Insulated wool gloves
  18. Sunglasses
  19. Broad-brimmed hat
  20. Neck  Scarf
  21. Wool hat or balaclava (should cover ears)
  22. Gaiters

Trekking Gear  for Rwenzori Packing List

  • Ruffle bag for carrying gear via porters
  • Waterproof cover for day pack
  • Water bottles.
  • Sleeping bag
  • Trekking poles
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • water filter or iodine water tablets
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Trekking towels
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Hiking ropes
  • Head Lamps
  • High Energy Snacks

Toiletries for Rwenzori Packing List

  1. Sunscreen
  2. Lip balm with sunscreen
  3. Toilet Paper
  4. Ibuprofen incase of stomach upset
  5. Diamox  for altitude sickness
    Personal medication
  6. Antibiotics
  7. Anti-chafe balm (e.g. Body Glide, to prevent chafing)
  8. Bathing Soap
  9. Deodorant(optional)
  10. Toothbrush and toothpaste
  11. Wet wipes
  12. Hand sanitizer
  13. Feminine hygiene products
  14. Face lotion
  15. Hairbrush
  16. Hair ties
  17. Earplugs (for sleeping)
  18. Portable power bank
  19. Journal/pen

For the rental Equipment prices , visit the pricing page for Rwenzori Expeditions !

Important Documents for Rwenzori Packing List

-Passport Valid for 6 Months

-Visa ( Uganda Immigration changed the rules regarding the visa and your advised to apply for your visa in advance before you travel to Uganda ) Check for the immigration website https://visas.immigration.go.ug/

-extra Money- Credit cards at times tend not to be functioning so avoid the delays and more with simple money .

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