Best of the Tour du Mont Blanc Trek
France & Italy & Switzerland, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £945 (land only) - from €1,325 (land only) - from $1,540 (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:
Waterproof overtrousers / rain pants
Baselayer shirts (1 short sleeve, 1 long sleeve)
Fleece jacket or warm jumper
Warm gloves or mittens
Daypack (30 40 litres should be sufficient)
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
Shirts (e.g. T-shirts)
Long johns (thermal underwear)
Swimwear (sauna/hot tub may be available)
Trekking poles (highly recommended)
Camera, media, batteries
Pocket-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
Repair kit (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
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 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.