The Best Trekking Boots for your Mount Kilimanjaro Climb

There are many great trekking boots on the market these days.  And of course, we have not had personal experience with all of them. However, we have compiled a list of six of our favorite trekking boots for your Kilimanjaro climb. Ian has climbed Mount Everest to the top and lead over 35+ trips to climb Kilimanjaro over the past 15 years.  He has seen huge numbers of trekkers on Kilimanjaro and many of them wearing the incorrect footwear for the terrain.  Make sure that you come with the right boots, that have good ankle support, are waterproof, semi-rigid soles, are warm and most of all comfortable.  Watch our Kilimanjaro video below, then CONTACT US for further information.  We also have Kilimanjaro’s Number 1 Guide working for us. CHECK OUT our upcoming trips.

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1). La Sportiva Trango GTX

Our favorite trekking boot at the moment are the La Sportiva Trango GTX. I like a more rigid sole under foot and these boots do a great job. They are warm, lightweight and water proof. Some of our Kilimanjaro Guides wear these boots as well. Ian used these boots on 4 Kilimanjaro climbs this year along with 3 Everest Base Camp trips, and they are still in great condition for the same again next year. I also used them training and on other treks in Nepal and South America.

2). Salomon Quest

Another great option is the Salomon Quest 4D GTX Trekking boots. More and more people are using these trekking boots on a wide range of our trekking adventures in Nepal and around the world. They are comfortable, sturdy, waterproof and a very resilient trekking boot.

3). Scarpa Kenesis

Ian has used the Scarpa Kenesis pro GTX trekking boots for a few years. They are a little heavier than other trekking boots but a great boot for Kilimanjaro. If you maintain them well, you will have them for years.  Scarpa are always re-inventing trekking boots and if they fit your foot correctly, then they may be the right boot for you. They work great and last a long time.

4). Mammut Trovat

Ian has also used a range of Mammut trekking boots over the years. He really likes the Mammut Trovat guide High trekking boots. They are really durable, reliable and will last a long time. The high ankle support is great for the rocky terrains you will encounter and all around a great boot for Kilimanjaro.  All these boots will last a long time if you look after them well.

5). La Sportiva Trango Tech GTX

In our opinion,  La Sportiva have great footwear options at the moment.  Finding a boot that will last a long time, be comfortable, waterproof and have good support, is always our goal.  This option is both a great trekking boot as well as a light mountaineering boot for alpine climbs.  You should consider the La Sportiva Trango Tech GTX. They are crampon compatible, however still a lightweight option.  This is the new version of the Trango Trek boot listed at number 1 on our list!

La Sportiva Trango Tech GTX Boot

6). Meindl Vaccum

You could also consider using the Meindl Vaccum trekking boots.  These are a good option for Kilimanjaro climbs and a wide range of treks and multi-day trekking adventures. These are a very popular boot and we have a lot of people using these boots on all of our trekking trip. They are an excellent choice for mixed rocky terrain and long distance hiking.

Some of the Boots we Recommend

These are just some of the boots we have used and recommend. Just so you know all of these boots will work on every trekking trip we offer. They are great for Everest Base Camp Treks and walking into Mera peak,  Island peakElbrusAconcagua or any trekking trip that we offer. Read some REVIEWS.  Have questions, please GET IN TOUCH today for more information.

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