Trekking Packing List

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General Packing List

  • We highly recommend you to pack as light as possible. Always remember to leave space for souvenirs and gifts.
  • You should ensure that you have all the travel documents including passports, visas and money in your person. A small pouch or a bag that hangs around the neck is recommended.

For the domestic flight here are the luggage restriction;

  • Fastjet: hold baggage of up to 20kg and Hand bag of 6kg per passenger.
  • Precision Air,hold baggage of up to 20kg and Hand bag of 6kg per passenger.
  • Small Chartered and scheduled flights (Coastal Aviation, Flight Link, Air Excel, Regional Air, Safari Link,Tropical Air and Zan Air), hold baggage of up to 15kg per passenger.

Travel Documents:

  • Passport
  • Flight tickets
  • Your Safari Program
  • Yellow fever certificate (REQUIRED if traveling from or through an endemic)
  • Medical and Travel insurance
  • Address book

Notes:

  • The pack that the porters carry on trekking is limited to 15 kg. Overweight or extra luggage will require an extra porter at $15 / day.
  • Wrap clothing in waterproof plastic bags.
  • In the daypack, take along water, sunglasses, camera, binoculars, rain pants and jacket at a minimum. Add any other items you might need during the day because you may not see the porters until the end of your trek for that day.
  • Bring double extra sets of batteries as cold weather shortens their life.
  • Carry critical climbing gear on the airplane in case baggage is delayed.

Footwear: Be sure to break in your shoes before the hike!

  • Trekking shoes for hiking during the day, preferably warm, waterproof, and with ankle-support — not too light and not too heavy.
  • Tennis shoes or sandals for lounging in the evening
  • Hiking socks for warmer conditions
  • Wool socks for colder conditions
  • Sock liners to wick away moisture
  • Gaiters (for mud and scree)

Clothing: You want your inner layer to be wicking — no cotton. Next layer should be insulating and warm, and the top layer should be waterproof but breathable. You will need clothes for hiking during the day, lounging in the evening, and for sleeping. Layers are important as temperatures vary greatly. Your clothing should be lightweight, breathable, hand-washable, and quick drying.

  • Shorts, mid-thigh or longer
  • Long pants (zip-off pants are very useful)
  • Short-sleeved shirts
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • Undergarments, socks
  • Sport bras for women (roads can be bumpy)
  • Sweater, jacket, windbreaker
  • Rain racket and pants or rain poncho
  • Sun hat with brim and chin strap
  • Bandana (for dust, washing, etc.)
  • Belt

Cold weather clothing:

  • Long underwear
  • Thick shirts (Polartec Fabric)
  • Fleece jacket or wool sweater
  • Fibre pile jacket
  • Fleece pants
  • Mittens and/or gloves (waterproof, one thin pair, one thick pair that can be layered)
  • Wool or pile hat
  • Balaclava or neck gaiter
  • Hand and foot warmers (chemical activated)
  • Down jacket, rain and wind parka (for temperatures below freezing plus wind)

Sleeping :

  • Sleeping bag (Rated -10˚F / -25˚C or colder is recommended)

Luggage :

  • Waterproof Soft-sided bag of up to 15kg
  • Waterproof Backpack for your carry
  • Large duffel bag or backpack with rain cover, for porters to carry

Waterproof plastic bags for storing clothing and gear (Zip-locks are great)

Toiletries:

  • Soap, shampoo and conditioner
  • Shaving supplies
  • Nail clippers, nail brush
  • Toothbrushand toothpaste
  • Hand-wipes and sanitizer
  • Body Lotion
  • Hairbrush/comb and mirror
  • Small towel
  • Toilet paper
  • Facial tissue
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm with sunscreen
  • Q-tips (Cotton swab)
  • Sewing kit

First Aid:

  • Pain killers e.g. aspirin or panadol (prescribed by your physician)
  • Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, or Aspirin]
  • Band aids / plasters
  • Disinfectant, antiseptic cream, antibiotic ointment
  • Gauze, bandages and tap
  • Throat lozenge
  • Multi – Vitamin
  • Diarrhea medicines
  • Prescription antibiotics effective fight against range of bacteria
  • Antihistamines for allergies
  • Melatonin or other sleep aid
  • Diamox for altitude sickness

Electronics:

  • Camera, extra batteries and charger, memory cards, mini-tripod
  • Flashlight and headlight
  • UK plug adapter and transformer / voltage converter, if applicable
  • Personal music device
  • GPS

Other:

  • Maps, guidebooks
  • Notebook, pencil and pen
  • Binoculars
  • Sunglasses with straps
  • Eyeglasses, contacts, solution
  • Playing cards, games and reading material
  • Energy bars, hard candies, snacks, and comfort foods
  • Travel pillow
  • 2 – 3 Water bottles and Camelback (no disposable water bottles)
  • Gatorade or other drink mix helps with taste and minerals.
  • Trekking or ski poles
  • Bring 3 liters of bottled water for the first day of hiking. Guides will boil water or use Steripens for water sanitization for you along the route. To prevent water from freezing on summit day, keep your water and tube inside your jacket. For Camelbacks, blow air back into the bladder after each sip and drink often.