Best of the Tour du Mont Blanc Trek
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:
Trekking trousers / pants
Waterproof overtrousers / rain pants
Baselayer shirts (1 short sleeve, 1 long sleeve)
T-shirts and/or casual shirts
Fleece jacket or warm jumper
Warm fleece gloves or mittens
Daypack 30 litres / 1800 cu in
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
Water bottles 1 litre / 1 quart (x2)
Washbag and toiletries
Antibacterial hand wash
Sheet sleeping bag or sleeping bag liner
Small padlock to lock trek bag
Basic First Aid Kit including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment.
The following items are optional:
Training shoes / sneakers
Headtorch / headlamp with batteries
Long johns (thermal underwear)
Swimwear (sauna/hot tub may be available)
Camera, media, batteries
Change of clothes
Pocket-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
Repair kit (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
We request that you keep the weight of your main baggage to less than 15kgs for the baggage transfers.
PHD Gear Advisor
PHD specialise in cold weather equipment, from the worlds lightest right up to the most protective for Everest or the Poles. Its a large range. So to help you choose what you need to keep you warm, PHD have listed the gear that is appropriate for this expedition.