What to pack for a hiking trip
Original post: Another World Adventures
Here’s our packing list for a multi-day catered and accomodated hiking trip.
- Backpack – A sturdy backpack with padded straps and waist belt for carrying all your gear.
- Hiking boots – A good pair of hiking boots with proper ankle support and traction on the sole.
- Hiking socks – Pack a few pairs of thick, moisture-wicking hiking socks to prevent blisters and keep your feet dry.
- Clothing – Bring comfortable, moisture-wicking clothing that can be layered for changing weather conditions. Pack a rain jacket and a warm jacket for colder evenings.
- Hat and sunglasses – Protect your face and eyes from the sun with a hat and sunglasses.
- Water bottle – Carry a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated throughout the trip.
- Snacks – Pack high-energy snacks like trail mix, energy bars, and dried fruits to keep you fueled during long hikes.
- Map and compass – Bring a detailed map of the hiking trails and a compass to stay on track.
- First aid kit – Pack a basic first aid kit with bandages, antiseptic, pain relievers, and any personal medications.
- Headlamp or flashlight – Bring a headlamp or flashlight for navigating in low-light conditions and for any nighttime bathroom trips (check the batteries!).
- Trekking poles – Optional, but helpful for balance and support during steep climbs and descents.
- Insect repellent – To protect against mosquitoes and other bugs (look for non-toxic alternatives).
- Sunscreen – Protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays with sunscreen (look for non-toxic alternatives to mainstream lotions).
- Toiletries – Pack essentials like toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, and flannel.
- Camera – Bring a camera or smartphone to capture the stunning scenery along the hiking trails,and a solar or similar charging pack to keep your batteries happy.
If there’s a chance of snow or ice during your hike a pair of light removable spikes to put onto your boots might be a life saver!
Remember to pack only what you need and keep the weight of your backpack as light as possible.
Note! This assumes you’re staying in guest house or hut accommodation – if not you’ll need camping gear!
It also assumes your meals are included as they are on the hikes and treks Another World Adventures features.
And three packing hacks to save space in your backpack!
- Roll your clothes: Instead of folding your clothes, roll them tightly. This not only saves space, but also helps prevent wrinkles and makes it easier to see what you have packed.
- Use packing cubes: Packing cubes are a great way to organize your clothes and maximize space in your backpack. You can separate your items by category (shirts, pants, underwear, etc.) and easily find what you need without having to dig through your entire backpack.
- Wear your bulkiest items: If you’re bringing a bulky item like a jacket or hiking boots, wear them on the plane or during transport. This not only saves space in your backpack, but also keeps you warm and comfortable during travel.
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