Mountain Hardwear Tents

We understand that some climbers are anxious about camping for so many days, so we aim to have them be as dry, warm and comfortable as possible.

Climbers will sleep in state of the art, four-season mountain tents during the trek. Mountain Hardwear Trango 3 tents are built for the toughest alpine conditions. Trango 3 tents are standard issue for refined basecamp shelters on mountaineering expeditions worldwide. They are warm, waterproof and roomy – perfectly suited for your Kilimanjaro adventure.

Each three-person sized tent will comfortably house two climbers and their gear. The interior floor space is 48 square feet, with a large vestibule, dual doors, and internal mesh pockets. The Trango 3 is a fully waterproof tent with fully taped seams and welded corners.

Some Kilimanjaro operators cut costs by using tents that are not appropriate for the mountain. They are typically off-brand, locally made and poorly constructed. Others use name brand tents that have deteriorated beyond repair and should be replaced.

Foam Sleeping Pads

A 1.5 inch foam sleeping pad is provided to all climbers.

These sleeping pads are better than any commercially available sleeping pad. Therefore, it is not necessary to bring another sleeping pad unless you really want to use your own, or perhaps to double up on pads.

Our sleeping pads are thick, warm and comfortable, even for those not used to camping. Most of our clients are pleasantly surprised how well they manage to sleep on our trips.

The pad is placed inside a washable cover for cleanliness.

Mountain Hardwear Sleeping Bag Rentals

Mountain Hardwear Lamina -20F and -30F sleeping bags are available for rent on location in Tanzania for $50 per trip (USD). You do not need to reserve them ahead of time. Just request a rental sleeping bag at the trip briefing on the day before your climb.

These warm, winter synthetic sleeping bags are constructed to enhance loft and eliminate cold spots. The durable nylon shell repels water while the polyester lining wicks away moisture, keeping weary climbers dry and warm.

The Lamina is long enough to fit someone 6′ 6″ tall, weighs 5 lbs 14 oz. and is temperature rated to -20F (-29C) or -30F (-34C), more than sufficient even for Kilimanjaro’s chilly nights.

They are washed after every use and rented for only a short period before they are removed from the rental inventory.