We provide high quality “like new” rental gear that will serve you well during your climb. These items are quite expensive on the retail market and renting rather than buying can save you money. Renting gear will also lessen your airline baggage as sleeping bags, pads and down jackets will probably be the bulkiest items that you will bring to Kilimanjaro.
You can request to reserve rental gear by filling out our Rental Gear Request Form. The cost is paid at the pre-climb briefing; it is not included in your booking form. Rental gear is only available to Peak Planet clients.
Please note that the weight of the rental sleeping pad and trekking poles are not counted towards your porter weight limit if rented from us. The weight of the down jacket and sleeping bag do count towards your porter weight limit.
|Rental Gear||Price (USD)||Weight|
|Down Jacket||$60||1.3 kg / 2.9 lbs|
|Sleeping Bag||$50||2.0 kg / 4.4 lbs|
|Inflatable Sleeping Pad||Included||2.5 kg / 5.5 lbs|
|Trekking Poles (pair)||$20||0.5 kg / 1.1 lbs|
|ALTOX Personal Oxygen System||$350||3.0 kg / 6.6 lbs|
We use the Ferrino Nightec 800 sleeping bag or equivalent. The sleeping bag is supplied with a cotton liner to provide a cleaner and more comfortable nights sleep. These sleeping bags are comfort limit rated to -0°F (-15°C).
Ferrino designed this sleeping bag with a refined attention to detail. It is ideal for all seasons, thanks to its manmade filling to guarantee outstanding warmth, it also has a brand new Dual-Zip system for optimum comfort, whatever the situation. On the opposite side of the main zipper is an additional, 55-cm zipper which offers easier entry and even more room to move.
Our Ferrino synthetic down jackets will keep you warm and toasty on Kilimanjaro’s cold nights. The PrimaLoft® Silver Insulation is engineered with millions of air pockets to trap body heat in extreme conditions. The lack of bulk means great freedom of movement for activity. And the water resistant treatment ensures it maintains its warmth properties even in wet conditions. The jacket is designed for durability, maximum comfort and protection.
Our rental trekking poles are lightweight aluminum telescopic poles of various brands. Rented in pairs. Trekking poles help take some of the weight off of your legs during the hike and transfer some of your weight into your arms. They also help your stability when hiking over uneven or wet terrain.
We are one of only a few Kilimanjaro operators that offer ALTOX Personal Oxygen Systems.
ALTOX is designed to aid climbers on their ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro. It can eliminate most if not all of the symptoms of altitude illness, in the process it can greatly improving your chances of a successful summit and making it a far more pleasurable experience.
An ALTOX Personal Oxygen System provides oxygen supply to a climber on the mountain. Oxygen is supplied directly into the nostrils via our silicone nasal cannula, rather than a facemask. The system utilizes a pulse dose meter which detects when the climber is commencing an inward breath.
A small and precise dose of oxygen is delivered during the first part of the inhalation, ensuring that the valuable oxygen reaches the deepest parts of the lungs. This method of dosing makes it possible for each oxygen cylinder to last for 7 to 10 hours.
Our mountain guides are all fully trained on how to deploy the system, making it easy and simple for you to use. Two oxygen canisters are included in each system, carried in a backpack. The first canister is used during an acclimatization hike to get you used to the system. The second canister is used on summit night. A guide will carry your normal daypack during summit night so that you do not have to carry both the weight in your pack and the oxygen system.
If you have any doubts about acclimatizing to high altitude, ALTOX is highly recommended.