Whether this is your first trip or you’re a seasoned globetrotter, it’s always helpful to have a rundown of what items you may want to pack.
Bookmark this travel packing list because you’ll want to refer to it as your trip gets closer. It’ll serve as a tool to tell you what to pack, but also will help you make sure you’ve thought of everything else you might want to pack.
- Hiking boots or shoes
- Sleeping bag and sleeping pad
- Stove and fuel
- Kitchen supplies
- Plenty of food
- Water bottles and water-treatment supplies
- Weather-appropriate clothing
- Emergency and hygiene supplies
- Small repair kit.
- Headlamp: plus extra batteries
- Sun protection: sunglasses, sun-protective clothes and sunscreen
- First aid: including foot care and insect repellent (as needed)
While you’re packing, use this handy backpacking checklist to make sure you don’t forget anything important.
A backpacking pack that holds 30–50 liters is about right for overnight trips; go with packs in the upper end of that range if you’ll be out for two or three nights
- Backpack with raincover
- Backpacking tent(with stakes)
- Sleeping bag(with stuff sack)
- Sleeping pad
- Headlamp or flashlight * (with extra batteries)
- Backpacking stove
- Cookset(with pot grabber)
- Eating Utensils
- Biodegradable soap
- Small quick-dry towel
- Collapsible water container
Food & Water
For the trail, pack snacks like energy bars, jerky, hard cheeses and nuts that you can eat easily on the move. For lunch, plan on a more robust snack break.
A general recommendation is to drink about a half liter of water per hour of moderate activity in moderate temperatures.
Clothing & Footwear
To be prepared for changing weather or an unplanned night out, pack extra clothes beyond those required for the trip. It’s also important to consider how much protection your clothing provides against the sun’s ultraviolet rays. For footwear, determine what to wear based on the terrain. On gentle hikes on smooth trails, hiking shoes or trail runners are sufficient. For treks on rocky, rugged trails, boots will provide more support..
- Moisture-wicking underwear
- Moisture-wicking T-shirt
- Quick-drying pants/shorts
- Long-sleeve shirt (for sun, bugs)
- Lightweight fleece or jacket
- Boots or shoes suited to terrain
- Socks(synthetic or wool)
- Extra clothes *(beyond the minimum expectation)
Additional items for rainy and/or cold weather:
- Rainwear (jacket and pants)
- Long underwear
- Warm, insulated jacket or vest
- Fleece pants
- Gloves or mittens
- Warm hat
Emergency & First Aid
- First-aid kit or first-aid supplies * (see First-Aid Checklist)
- Lighter/matches(in waterproof container) *
Health & Hygiene
- Prescription medications
- Prescription glasses
-Water bottle (or Camelback 2 0r 3 liters of water per day) headlamp (flashlight) + batteries:
-kit (first aid kit- personal, essential personal medications, ” Please do not forget to (consult your doctor before making the trek or hike) :
– THREE OR FOUR SEASONS TENT (for wind, rain and low temperatures, short foam pad (optional) Sleeping bag (ultralight sleeping bag, camping backpack, (ask the guide for options) (Camping pillow if you cannot sleep without one)
-Snacks 10 per day, electrolyte pills as Nuun, Fizz (as approved by your physician).
-Flash card (name, blood type, insurance policy #, phone # insurer, any current medical condition, if any)