Trekking in Cappadocia and the High Taurus

Turkey, Trek & Walk, 12 days - from $1,215 (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

Gaiters (to protect boots from scree/talus and occasionally snow)

Spare laces

Trekking trousers / pants

Waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants

Underwear

Baselayer shirts (2 short sleeve, 2 long sleeve)

T-shirts or casual shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper

Windproof/waterproof jacket

Sunhat

Fleece hat or balaclava

Eyewear – Sunglasses

Thermal or fleece gloves

3 to 4 season sleeping bag

Daypack c.30 litres – 1800 cu in

Second ‘hold-all’ type bag*

Headtorch / headlamp with spare bulb and batteries

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

Water bottles 1 Litre / 2 pint (x2)

Washbag and toiletries

Small towel

Antibacterial handwash

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

Small padlock (to lock your KE kit bag)

Basic First Aid Kit including the following: antiseptic cream; throat lozenges; diarrhoea treatment (Diocalm or Immodium); painkillers; plasters/band-aids and blister treatment; and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose sweets and vitamin tablets are a useful addition.

The following items are optional:

Trekking poles (recommended)

Sleeping bag liner

Thermarest (note that foam camping mats are provided)

Trainers / sneakers or sandals for camp

Long johns (thermal underwear)

Shorts

Light down jacket or smock

Insect repellent

Camera, media, batteries

Travel clothes

Pocket-knife

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

Water purification tablets/solution **

Notes

* Second bag: You will need to bring a bag which is large enough to store items not required for the 3-day trek on the Yedigoller Plateau. This bag will stay with the vehicles and does not have to be waterproof or particularly robust. It should be able to fit in your main baggage when not being used.

** Water purification tablets: At all the camps on trek spring water is available and good to drink. However you might wish to treat this water to be extra safe.

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