Trekking the Ridges and Summits of Bulgaria

Bulgaria, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from $985 (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

Lightweight waterproof overtrousers

Underwear

Baselayer shirts

T-shirts and/or casual shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper

Windproof/waterproof jacket

Warm jacket (down)

Gloves or mittens

Sunhat or cap

Eyewear-Sunglasses

Warm Hat

Daypack c.30 litres

Headtorch with batteries

Sun protection (including for lips)

Water bottles x2 1 Litre

Sleeping bag liner (for the night in the hut)

Washbag and toiletries

Small Towel

Antibacterial hand wash

Small padlock (to lock the trek bag)

Basic First Aid Kit including: Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium) painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, Insect repellent (DEET), and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are a good idea

The following items are optional:

Trekking poles

Gaiters

Training shoes / sneakers to travel in and for huts

Spare laces

Long johns (thermal underwear)

Shorts

Earplugs (Especially if you are not the one snoring)

Insect repellant – (DEET)

Camera, media, batteries

Travel clothes

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

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

NB. A via ferrata harness will be provided locally to all clients who wish to take part in the Marble Ridge traverse. This will be provided on the day of the walk to Marble Ridge (day 7) and will need to be carried in your own daypack for that day only. It will not take up much space, and will weigh a max 1.5kgs.

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