One Week Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn

France & Switzerland, Trek & Walk, 9 days - from $1,640 (land only)

Trek & Walk

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.

You must bring the following items:

Hiking boots

Socks

Underwear

Technical walking socks (2 or 3 pairs)

Trekking trousers

Long johns (thermal underwear)

Thermal baselayer shirts (1 short sleeve, 1 long sleeve)

Fleece jacket or warm jumper

Windproof/waterproof jacket

Waterproof overtrousers / rain pants

Warm hat

Sunhat

Warm gloves or mittens

Eyewear - sunglasses

Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)

Water bottles 1 litre (x2)

Daypack (40 litres should be sufficient)

Waterproof daypack liner

Headtorch

Sheet sleeping bag (for use in huts)

Small trekking towel (for use in huts)

Washbag and toiletries

Antibacterial hand wash

Basic First Aid Kit including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, altitude (Diamox), plasters and blister treatment.

The following items are optional:

Gaiters

Spare laces

Shorts

Shirts (e.g. T shirts)

Trekking poles (highly recommended)

Insect repellant

Ear Plugs (especially if your are not the one snoring)

Camera, media, batteries

Travel clothes

Small padlock to lock trek bag

Notes:

We include 2 trail bars each day with your lunch pack. If you wish to take additional trail bars and snacks (not chocolate as it can melt) we recommend you bring these with you (or purchase them in local supermarkets) to keep in your trek bag as these can be expensive from hotels and refuges en-route.

We request that you keep the weight of your main baggage to less than 15kgs for the baggage transfers.

There are a total of two nights spent in mountain huts where there is no access to trek bags. Otherwise group members will have access to their main luggage on each evening. Sleeping bags are not required, as bedding is provided. However we recommend you bring a sheet sleeping bag for use in the mountain huts.

Please note that on this trip, there are a number of occasions when you will need to carry your KE bag for short distances. Some clients have found that a piece of luggage with wheels makes sense for this holiday.

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