Backwaters and Beaches of Kerala
The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.
The packed weight of your trek bag whilst trekking should be no more than 15 kgs / 33 pounds.
You must bring the following items:
Lightweight walking boots
Trainers / sneakers or sandals for sightseeing
Walking trousers / pants
Lightweight waterproof overtrousers / rain-pants
Casual shirts (2 short sleeve, 2 long sleeve)
Fleece jacket or warm jumper
Lightweight waterproof jacket
Eyewear - Sunglasses
Daypack c. 30 litres / 1800 cu in
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
Water bottles 1 litre / 1 quart
Washbag and toiletries
The following items are optional:
Insect repellant (DEET)
Repair kit (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
Small padlock (to lock your KE trek bag)
Camera, film / memory cards, batteries
Basic First Aid Kit. Including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, Insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).