Camino Cubano - Trekking in Cuba

Cuba, Trek & Walk, 14 days - from $2,100 (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 / pants

Waterproof overtrousers / rain-pants

Underwear

Baselayer shirts

Shirts or T-shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper

Waterproof jacket

Sunhat

Warm hat

Eyewear – Sunglasses

Gloves

3 season sleeping bag

Daypack c. 30 to 40 litres*

Headtorch / headlamp with spare bulb and batteries

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

Water bottles 1 litre / 1 quart (x2)

Washbag and toiletries

Antibacterial handwash

Small towel

Selection of dry bags (to keep trek bag contents dry)*

Small padlock (to lock your KE trek bag)

Basic First Aid Kit including: A broad spectrum antibiotic, antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.

The following items are optional:

Trekking poles

Trainers / sneakers

Spare laces

Long johns / thermal underwear (it can be cold at night on the mountain)

Warm jacket

Sleeping bag liner

Travel clothes

Nailbrush

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

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

Camera, film / memory cards, batteries

*Note: You should have a dry bag for your sleeping bag and overnight items for the ascent of PicoTorquino. These you will carry on the ascent (1 night, 2 days).

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