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Mountain tents are the most reliable form of accommodation on the mountain. Inside the sleeping tents, there is a thick and oversized closed-cell foam pad that is basically a mattress that is insulated to resist the cold. It is possible to hire an extra mattress early to make your stay on the mountain more comfortable.

You will also need a good sleeping bag which we can provide, you can hire or you bring your own. Either way, a good sleeping bag should have a fleece liner

The camp setup is done by your camp crew, the same crew that includes porters to carry your tents, a cook to prepare your fresh and hot meals when you reach camp after a long day of trekking, and breakfast in the morning at the camp. Your crew will also include a guide and assistant guide to assist with your day-to-day activities and well-being. For security reasons, you will be equipped with two-way radios and mobile telephones for communication with the base camp crew.

For private guided climbs you might opt to have your own private toilets, this can also be arranged before you begin your adventure.

Types of Mountaineering tents

Sleeping Tent

For sleeping tents on the mountain in case you are using a route that doesn’t require you to sleep in huts, Mountain Hardwear Trango 3 tents are mostly preferred. The tents we use for sleeping are tough and built to withstand even harsh alpine conditions. Trango 3 tents are the standard type for mountaineering adventures all over the world.

The sleeping tent is capable of accommodating 3 people but to be more comfortable it will house two people plus their mountain climbing gear.

Inside the tent

The interior floor space is 48 square feet or about 4.5 square meters, with a large room, two doors, and internal mesh pockets. The corners of the tent are bonded making it completely waterproof as they also have fully taped seams.

A 4 cm thick foam(1.5 inch) sleeping pad is issued to all climbers. These custom made and locally produced sleeping pads are more comfortable, warmer and thicker than any other sleeping pads. To maintain great hygiene standards, their removable covers are washable.

How many people do I need to share my tent with on Kilimanjaro?

Unless otherwise specified, one or two people will share a 3-4 person tent with plenty of room for you and your belongings. Please keep in mind that high-quality tents intended to withstand harsh circumstances don’t provide many areas to stand up and wander about in. It is possible that sleeping alone or renting a walk-in tent would cost more, but this is dependent on the tour operator. If you choose this option, be sure to mention it during the signup process in the “Customize Your Experience” area.

Additional information

MountainsMount Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya, Mount Rwenzori, Mount Elgon, Mount Longonot, Oldonyo Lengai
SizeSmall, Medium, Large, X Large
Mount Kilimanjaro accommodation tent
Mount Kilimanjaro accommodation tent
Mount Kilimanjaro tents
Shira 1 campsite

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