Alpine trekking equipment list
As you prepare your equipment, think of major temperature changes. From a hot day, to a cold night, from a rainy walk to a windy clear day. Bring plastic bags or stuff sacs to keep all your gear dry. Make sure you have a good stuff sac for your sleeping bag (if needed) and down jacket so they do not get wet. Your hiking boots should be waterproof and sturdy. Gaiters are the best extra protection during rainy walk. Thing in term of layers so you can adjust to temperature
- Warm hat or balaclava
- Neck gaiter or scarf
- Sun cap or hat (for those hot sunny days)
- Rain/windproof (Gore-Tex) jacket with hood
- Rain/windproof (Gore-Tex) wind pant
- Hiking pants (stretch)
- Synchilla or pile sweater, jacket or pullover
- Synthetic (quick drying) zip turtleneck shirt
- Synthetic underwear-top & bottom
- Small light gloves and warm gloves (especially useful in the
- morning and in Evening at higher altitudes).
- Gaiters (optional)
- One or 2 layers of socks (wool or synthetic) and extra
- Optional: Down jacket, small type or puff ball type, primaloft.
- 2-3, T-shirts
- Leather hiking boots. Good quality with vibram sole, tortionally stiff, waterproof, ankle high. (Brand type & name: Sportiva Tibet anfibio, Salomon, Lowa, Garmont, etc…)
- Light weight running shoes.
- Your pack should allow you to carry day load. It should allow you to carry all your gear comfortably. Make sure is well suited for your back size and has a good waist belt. I recommend a 35 to 45 Liters volume. 2500 – 3000 cubic inches.
- Your daypack should be large enough to carry the following:
- Waterproofs pants and jacket, long trousers if walking in shorts, sun hat, sun cream, water (at least 1 liter) tissues and medicines, camera, light gloves and hat. Picnic lunches.
Food / Drink:
- Snacks and lunches. Variety is the key (chocolates, sweet, bred, cheese, Salami).
- One water bottle for water and (gaiter-aid mix type, or tea)
- One thermos with hot tea (optional)
Photography & optics (optional):
- Camera (with fresh batteries)
- Small binoculars (optional)
- Minimal first aid kit
- Band-aids, moleskin, aspirin, etc.
- Sun screen and lip balm ( minimum spf 15)
- Toilet paper/Kleenex
- Stuff sacks, plastic bag. If you pack your gear in plastic bags inside your
- Bag they will stay dry in case of rain
- Compass and map (optional)
- Altimeter, GPS (optional)
- Walkman, Ipod, Mp3, etc
- Headlamp with extra batteries
- Umbrella ( great for short rain-shower)
- Wet wipes
- Small towel (preferably quick-dry)
- Trekking poles
For trekking across glaciers:
- Ice axe
- Locking carabiners
Luggage’s in the van:
No Limitation. Suite case, duffle bag, all works well: bring comfortable clothes, extra and more. The van brings your luggage to the hotel without weight restriction.