One Week Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn
France & Switzerland, Trek & Walk, 9 days - from £995 (land only) - from €1,395 (land only) - from $1,670 (land only)
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:
Technical walking socks (2 or 3 pairs)
Long johns (thermal underwear)
Thermal baselayer shirts (1 short sleeve, 1 long sleeve)
Fleece jacket or warm jumper
Waterproof overtrousers / rain pants
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
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:
Shirts (e.g. T shirts)
Trekking poles (highly recommended)
Ear Plugs (especially if your are not the one snoring)
Camera, media, batteries
Small padlock to lock trek bag
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.