The E5 Trans-Alp

Austria & Germany & Italy, Trek & Walk, 10 days - from $1,975 (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 pack to a minimum. During this holiday you will carry all of the things you need during the trek. It is possible to leave travel clothes in your luggage at the guesthouse.

You must bring the following items:

Walking boots*

Shoes or slippers for use in the huts

Gaiters (long or short)

Socks – technical walking socks are best (2/3 pairs)

Underwear

Trekking Trousers/Pants (not cotton)

Thermal Base Layer x 2 (one long sleeved)

T-shirt or casual shirts x 2

Fleece jacket or warm jumper

Waterproof jacket (with hood)

Waterproof overtrousers (rainpants)

Sunhat

Warm hat

Eye wear – sunglasses

Warm gloves/ski gloves or mittens

Rucksack 40 to 50 litres

Torch / flashlight

Sleeping bag liner/sheet sleeping bag (silk is lightest)**

Sun Protection (high factor for skin)

Lip salve – with sunscreen

Water bottle x 1 litre

Dry Bag(s) to keep essentials dry

Small Wash kit and Pack Towel

Small Padlock (for trek bag)

Basic First Aid Kit. Including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, Insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).

The following items are optional:

Trekking poles (recommended)

Extra warm layer – (prima loft or lightweight down)

Shorts

Earplugs (particularly if you are not the one snoring!)

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

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

Camera, media, batteries

Travel Clothes

Notes

* Walking Boots:Recommended boots for this trip are comfortable, warm and sufficiently robust to protect feet and ankles on a variety of terrain including boulders and loose scree. You may also encounter snow patches and boots should be waterproof.

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**Sleeping bags are NOT required as bedding is provided at mountain huts. However, you must bring a sheet sleeping bag.

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