Which clothes to pack obviously depends on the country and area you will be visiting as well as the type of travel you will be undertaken. Below we have prepared a list which includes travel to both cold and hot areas.
When packing your bags remember that your clothes should be breathable and offer both isolation and protection.
Here a non-exhaustive list:
- 3 T-shirts (breathable)
- 5 pairs of underwear (warm and breathable)
- 1-2 long sleeved casual shirts (i.e. fleece)
- 2 trekking trousers – the ones you can zip off at the legs are perfect and can be used as shorts.
- 1 fleece jacket
- 1 thick jacket
- 1 waterproof jacket
- Warm hat, scarf and gloves
- Warm, long underwear
- 5-7 pairs of socks (warm and comfortable)
- 1 bathing suit
- 1 lightweight, fast drying towel
- Trekking boots or shoes; the most important is that you are comfortable in your shoes – avoid buying new boots/shoes that you will be wearing for the first time during the trip. They should be waterproof, light with a nonslip sole and should provide good ankle support.
- 1 pair of sandals
- A small toilet bag (avoid shampoo and liquid soap that don’t handle pressure changes well)
- A good pair of sunglasses (protection 3 is recommended as a minimum and 4 for treks above 4000m/13.120ft)
- Sunscreen (high protection) and special lip protection
- Insect repellent
- Head torch (don’t forget extra batteries)
- Water flask
- Walking cane (for trekking)
- Toilet paper
- Extra pair of shoelaces
- Travel sewing kit
- A small Swiss knife (don’t forget to put this in your checked luggage during air travel)
- Wet wipes
- Survival blanket
- A big plastic bag to cover your bag for rain protection
- A lighter (to burn toilet paper – with caution)
- A copy of your passport and other important documents
- Sleeping bag – choose a good sleeping bag that goes to -15°C/5°F and don’t forget a liner
- Personal first aid kit (a group first aid kit will be provided but should only be used in case of emergency)
NB: You might not need all of the above mentioned material and you should adjust the list to your particular tour.
You should divide our belongings into 2 bags; a backpack in which you will carry the things you need during the day and a second bigger bag which you will have access to in the evenings and mornings. During the tour your luggage can be transported by car, bus, mules etc. and should be adapted to these transport conditions. Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible in case of wear and tear.
Unfortunately dishonest people can be found everywhere so you should always take care of your luggage and personal documents. Where available we suggest you use the safety boxes in the hotels. Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible in case of any loss of property.