What to carry in your daypack while on the trail
A small back pack is required for the days that you will be hiking. Please make sure that this backpack is comfortable, spacious (preferably between 20L and 30 L), and waterproof. In it you will need to carry the following items:
- Headlamp or flashlight. We usually get to our campsites before dark. Sometimes, slow hikers arrive to our campsites shortly after the sunset, in the early evening. Whether you are a fast or slow hiker, carrying your headlamp in your daypack is a matter of safety in case walking at night is necessary.
- Medicines. If you are taking any kind of medication, whether that is altitude pills or an asthma inhaler, keep these items with you at all times.
- Rain gear. Keep this with you at all times, especially if you are hiking between September-April.
- Water bottle. Remember to drink at least 2 litres of water per day.
- Toilet paper or tissue
- Sun screen
- Insect repellent. Yes, there are mosquitoes at high altitude and they can be nasty at times.
- Hand sanitizer
- Small first aid kit. Our guides and porters carry our own first aid kit, but it is never a bad idea to have an extra one.
- Snacks. Trail mix or power bars are recommended.
- Fleece, in case it gets cold.
- Money. We recommend always having cash available.
- Trash bag