I had been on many hiking tours that last over a day where you need to camp. As a result, I was already aware of the basics that I should take with me. However when I booked my tour the guides gave me a few additional recommendations.
Basically you should have all the basics for your safety, but because this is such a challenging route “each pound counts”. This means that you should leave behind any of the items that you take with you for comfort.
Another phrase that stuck with me was “if it (the backpack) is going to be heavy, make it water weight”. You do need to drink a lot of water to successfully complete this really difficult trek.
Using this Trilogia Packing List:
This list assumes that you will be doing the whole tour. It also assumes that you will be carrying your own pack, although you do have the option of hiring a porter to carry it for you. Try to take only what is 100% necessary to reduce the weight. The trails are tough enough and you want to preserve as much energy a possible.
If you have any questions about this packing list, leave a comment below and I’ll try to answer it. Happy Packing!