Information for trekkers
• Be sure to bring with you a first aid kit suited to the potential risk of the chosen destination and activity.
• Anticipate the vaccines and other health precautions you need to take care about beafore you leave.
• Check the Foreign Affair website of your country to get updated information about politics, health and security in your chosen destination.
• Keep yourself updated about the risky areas and avoid them, especially in the cities.
The success of a trek lies on several factors. Being well equiped is one of them.
Here is a basic list of what to pack. It is to be customized considering the destination (mountain, desert...) and activity (hiking, expedition...) you are foresseing and the season during which you are travelling. Your contact at the agency will be happy to answer your questions if needed.
• A fleece hat.
• A sun cap or hat.
• Sunglasses, with a case.
• T-shirts (breathable).
• Long sleeves T-shirts.
• Fleece jacket.
• Waterproof, windstopper jacket.
• Waterproof, windstopper pants.
• Sport tights.
• Shorts or 3/4 pants.
In some countries, shorts are to be banned ; but 3/4 pants (for men and women) are usually accepted by local populations.
• Hiking socks.
• Hiking shoes, used and tested.
• Sandals or flip-flops.
• Light gloves.
+ Back pack
• Hiking back pack, 20 to 30 liters for day hikes, 50 to 70 liters for longer treks.
+ Travel bag
• Duffle bag, 70 to 90 liters.
A wheellesse duffle bag is idea if the luggage is carried by animals (the wheels could injure them) or if you are travelling in a sandy destination (the sand will damage the wheels). But, if your luggage is carried by car and no sand is to be found during your trip, you can definitely use a wheeled bag, more practical in airports and stations.
• Sleeping bag.
• Sleeping sheet.
• Tent (provided by our agencies when needed).
• Hiking poles.
• Sewing kit (thread and needle).
• Toiletry bag.
• Waterpurifying pills.
• Plastic bags.
• Survivla blanket.
• Water bottle or hand-free hydratation system.
• Pocket knife (NOT in your carry-on luggage).
• Spare shoe laces.
• Toilet paper.
• Travel books.
• Disposable contact lenses or spare glasses if needed.
• Hand-free lamp and batteries.
• An electirc plug adapter if needed.
+ Security wallet
• Visa if needed.
• Vaccines notebook and medical indications if needed.
• Cash, credit card.
• Insurance contract.
• Personal papers.