There are two items that you’re going to grow very close with during your Kilimanjaro trek; your trekking poles and day pack. Trekking poles are essential to provide stability and power on the way up… and to save your knees on the way back down. A telescopic pair will fit into your duffel bag for the trip over, or you can rent poles and pick them up upon arrival. Your daypack should fit your frame, have shoulder and hip straps and carry about 30-40 liters. A good fit is key, so try on a few before you buy. Here’s our favorite!
Great daypack by Osprey for hiking up Kilimanjaro