Suggested Packing List

This is a minimum suggested list of items:

  • Broken-in boots
  • Light shoes (tennis shoes or sandals)
  • Hiking pants or shorts
  • 2 hiking shirts
  • 2 pairs of medium weight socks
  • 1 pair of long underwear
  • 2 undergarments
  • Sleeping clothing
  • 1 medium weight jacket or sweater
  • 1 light weight jacket or sweater (I like a polypro material for good insulation and wash and wear)
  • Shell jacket with hood
  • Wind pants
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Bathing Suit
  • Pair of casual slacks
  • Casual shirt
  • 2 handkerchiefs
  • 1 toiletry kit
  • Suntan lotion
  • Small backpack for lunch and water
  • Water bottle
  • Camera and film
  • Passport (current)
  • Cash (I recommend about $50-$100 per day for most needs

Be sure not to bring more than you can carry easily. The smaller and lighter luggage the better. There will be times where you will need to transport your own luggage (for instance, trains to and from the airport).