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Packing list

Here is our full Classic USA packing list. You’ll notice there are a few asterisks (*) alongside some of the items. This is because these things are mandatory. We have a list of mandatory items because, for safety reasons, it’s vital you have your own gear. But, mandatory equipment may be shared with your fellow trekkers if you’re trekking in a group.

• 65-75lr backpack* with rain protection cover

• Three-season sleeping bag*

• Tent*

• Stove* with a deep pan – good for boiling water for the freeze dried meals

• Matches/lighter and gas*

• Dish cloth

• Small towel

• Water bottle*, minimum 0.5lt

• Water filter (Grayl water filter is provided)

• Small knife with scissors or a multi-tool

• Toiletries

• Toilet paper in a plastic bag with some matches – you should burn your used toilet paper rather than leaving it in the ground

• Map* and compass*

• Head torch

• Sunglasses

• First aid kit* including dressings, plasters, tape, painkillers and disinfectant

• Thermal base layers for top and bottom

• Trekking socks, preferably in wool

• A change of shoes or flip flops/sandals to give your feet a break

• Underwear in wool or in a synthetic material

• Hat/beanie

• Gloves

• Sun hat/cap

• Rain/shell jacket

• Rain/shell trousers

• A warm fleece/mid layer in down or a synthetic material

• Trekking trousers, a pair that can be unzipped to become shorts are ideal – it does get warm up there sometimes

• T-shirt

• Trekking boots

• Trekking poles

• Bear canister* (provided)