Dunes of Chegaga Trek
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 - light weight for the heat, and ankle height to prevent sand entering
Trekking trousers / pants
Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants (it can rain in the desert!)
Lightweight windproof jacket
Long sleeved loose fitting shirts or T-shirts (wicking)
Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
Wide brimmed sunhat
Headscarf (to protect against the sun and wind, can be purchased locally)
Eyewear - Sunglasses
Lightweight thermal gloves
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
Water bottles 1 Litre x2 hydration system e.g. camelbak or platypus useful.
3 season sleeping bag*
Washbag and toiletries
Small trek towel
Small padlock (to lock your KE kit bag)
Light daypack 25/30 litres
Head-torch / headlamp with spare batteries
Basic First Aid Kit, including pain killers, plasters (band-aids), blister protection (e.g. compeed), insect repellant, and rehydration salts.
The following items are optional:
Trainers /sneakers or sandals (for camp use)
Trekking poles (recommended)
Gaiters (useful to prevent sand getting into boots)
Shorts (should only be worn outside towns and villages)
Sleeping bag liner
Pocket-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
Repair kit (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
Flavouring for drinking water eg. Vit C tablets/powdered juice (water is purified by iodine on trek, and you might wish to hide the taste)
Camera, media, spare batteries
*Available for hire/rental through KE Adventure Travel.
**Please note that showers are not available in the desert and there is a limited amount of washing water, wet wipes are useful to wash in the interim.