The amount of weight you carry on Kilimanjaro can vary depending on a number of factors, including the length of your trek, the level of support you have, and the time of year you climb. However, in general, climbers can expect to carry between 10-15 kg (22-33 lbs) of gear, personal items, and food and water.
If you are climbing with a guided tour company, they will typically provide you with a list of recommended items to bring and will help you pack your gear. They will also provide porters who will carry the bulk of your gear, such as tents, cooking equipment, and food. You will only need to carry a daypack with your personal items, such as warm clothing, snacks, and water.
However, it’s important to be aware that some tour companies may limit the weight that porters can carry in order to comply with porter welfare guidelines. In these cases, you may need to carry more of your own gear, such as a sleeping bag and sleeping pad.
It’s important to pack carefully and only bring the essentials, as carrying too much weight can make the climb more difficult and increase your risk of injury or illness. You should also be mindful of the impact of your gear on the environment and try to minimize your waste and impact as much as possible.