Trek kit list

Essentials list
  • Sleeping bag
    3-4 season sleeping bag (these are available to hire in advance subject to an additional cost/availability)
  • Walking boots
    A pair of good quality boots that are well-broken in. Gore-Tex or leather is advised.
  • Lightweight walking shoes/trainers
    For walking around the city and campsite at night. To rest your feet when you're not walking. Flip flops are advised to air your feet in the evenings.
  • Lightweight walking trousers (2 pairs)
  • Socks (3-4 pairs)
    We recommend thick, sports/trekking socks as well as 4-5 normal pairs of comfortable socks.
  • Normal underwear
  • Warm layered tops (2-3)
    Layers are the key to keeping warm if the weather becomes cold in the evenings. One thin fleece and one medium fleece would be adequate and are better than one large, thick coat. They can be peeled off or put on accordingly.
  • Lightweight long sleeve shirts 
    Breathable, quick-drying, not cotton, to cover up from the sun and insects
  • T-shirts (3-4) 
    Fabrics that wick are best particularly if you sweat a lot. They also dry faster than cotton T-shirts (available at most gear shops)
  • Shorts
    Can be very comfortable for hiking, they should be quick drying, and preferably not cotton.
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
    Must be completely windproof and waterproof, not showerproof, Gore-Tex is best although there are many other alternatives that are adequate. It must fit comfortably while wearing warm clothing and wearing your rucksack. (Rain jacket with hood should be sufficient to withstand a day of rain or snow.)
  • Casual clothes
    For the evenings, travelling and celebration dinner
  • Gloves
    A warm and preferably waterproof pair
  • Wool hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunhat (important)
  • Light scarf and bandana
    For sun protection around neck
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