The Berliner Hohenweg
The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your pack to a minimum. During this holiday you will carry all of the things you need during the trek. It is possible to leave travel clothes in your luggage at the guesthouse.
You must bring the following items:
Shoes or slippers for use in the huts
Gaiters (long or short)
Socks technical walking socks are best (2/3 pairs)
Trekking Trousers/Pants (not cotton)
Thermal Base Layer x 2 (one long sleeved)
Fleece jacket or warm jumper
Waterproof jacket (with hood)
Waterproof overtrousers (rainpants)
Eye wear sunglasses
Warm gloves/ski gloves or mittens
Sleeping bag liner/sheet sleeping bag (silk is lightest)**
Rucksack 40 to 50 litres
Sun Protection (high factor for skin)
Lip salve with sunscreen
Small Wash kit and Pack Towel
Water bottle x 1 litre
Dry bag to keep essentials dry
Basic First Aid Kit. Including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, Insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).
Extra warm layer (prima loft or lightweight down)
T-shirt or casual shirts x 2
Earplugs (particularly if you are not the one snoring!)
Pocket-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
Repair kit (eg. needle, thread, duck tape)
Camera, media, batteries
Small Padlock (for trek bag)
* Walking Boots:Recommended boots for this trip are comfortable, warm and sufficiently robust to protect feet and ankles on a variety of terrain including boulders and loose scree. You may also encounter snow patches and boots should be waterproof.
**Sleeping bags are NOT required as bedding is provided at mountain huts. However, you must bring a sheet sleeping bag.