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 led 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.
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1). 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. They are crampon compatible, however still a lightweight option good for a Kilimanjaro climb. Having the slightly more rigid sole helps keep your foot sturdy and protected on the trails on Kilimanjaro. They will also be a warm option for the cold night spent going up to the summit! These boots would be a great option for the trekking portions on Mount Elbrus or Aconcagua as well.
2). Salomon Quest 4 GTX
Another great option is the Salomon Quest 4 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. They will give you the warmth you need on the cold night walking to the summit as well! We would recommend these boots for Everest Base Camp, Aconcagua, Mount Elbrus, and a range of other treks.
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). Meindl Vakuum
You could also consider using the Meindl Vakuum trekking boots for your Kilimanjaro climb. These are also a good option a wide range of trekking peaks and multi-day trekking adventures. These are a very popular boot and we see a lot of clients arriving to Tanzania in this option. They are an excellent choice for mixed rocky terrain and long distance hiking. These boots will be with you for many miles as they are an extremely durable boot. Also, this could be a good option for you if you feel the cold in your feet as they will be a warmer option.
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 peak, Elbrus, Aconcagua or any trekking trip that we offer. All of these boots also come in Men’s or Women’s styles. Therefore, they should work for anyone coming on one of our Kilimanjaro trips!