Best of the Tour du Mont Blanc Trek

France & Italy & Switzerland, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from $1,655 (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

Trekking trousers

Waterproof overtrousers / rain pants

Underwear

Baselayer shirts (1 short sleeve, 1 long sleeve)

Fleece jacket or warm jumper

Windproof/waterproof jacket

Warm gloves or mittens

Sunhat

Warm hat

Eyewear – sunglasses

Daypack (30 – 40 litres should be sufficient)

Headtorch

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

Water bottles 1 litre (x2)

Washbag and toiletries

Antibacterial hand wash

Sheet sleeping bag (may be used on Day 3)

Small padlock to lock trek bag

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

The following items are optional:

Training shoes / sneakers

Gaiters

Spare laces

Shorts

Shirts (e.g. T-shirts)

Long johns (thermal underwear)

Swimwear (sauna/hot tub may be available)

Trekking poles (highly recommended)

Insect repellant

Camera, media, batteries

Travel clothes

Travel shoes

Pocket-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)

Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)

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.

PHD Gear Advisor

PHD specialise in cold weather equipment, from the world’s lightest right up to the most protective for Everest or the Poles. It’s 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.

>> See the PHD Gear Advisor for the Best of Tour du Mont Blanc Trek

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