When packing for your Mount Kilimanjaro Climb, don’t simply throw items into your backpack where they might easily be dropped. We recommend that you use different plastic bags and dry bags (or stuff sack) so as to separate the different items in categories.
For instance tiny prescription containers, hand sanitizers, sunscreen and lip balm can be placed in one zip lock bag. This can also be done for cloth accessories such as neck gaiters, huts and gloves.
When Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, majority of your personal gear is going to be carried by porters. In the morning as the climbers begin their morning trek, the porters remain behind to clean the campsite and break-down the tents. Afterwards they move on ahead of the climbers to the next campsite where they prepare the evening meal and also boil some water. For that reason, climbers do not normally see their porters again not until their next overnight destination. That is when they will also be able to access their gear that porters will be carrying for them.
During the hike climbers will have their own day packs which will be containing the items that they will be needing through the day. The rest of the items are placed duffel bags and carried by porters. So when you are choosing what to carry in your backpack, the general rule is to only pack the few items you think you will need; Pack light. For instance you won’t need any bug spray while on the higher altitude.