Chamonix Family Alpine Adventure Holiday

France, Family, 8 days - from $1,460 (land only)

FamilyMulti Activity

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:

Walking/Hiking boots

Trainers / sneakers

Old trainers for canyoning and rafting (that you don’t mind getting wet)


Trekking trousers /pants


Lightweight waterproof overtrousers / pants

Thermal underwear (long-johns) for rafting

Baselayer shirts

T-shirts and/or casual shirts

Loose-fitting, long-sleeved shirt with collar (for sun protection)

Fleece jacket or warm jumper

Lightweight waterproof jacket


Warm hat

Eyewear - Sunglasses

Lightweight thermal or fleece gloves

Sheet sleeping bag

Daypack c.30 to 40 litres (depending on how much of the kids' stuff you want to carry)

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

Water bottles (approx 1 litre / quart per person)

Swimwear (at the public Chamonix swimming pool these must be Speedos or lycra type swim shorts)

Washbag and toiletries

Antibacterial handwash

Small towel

Torch/flashlight and batteries

Small padlock (to lock your KE trek bag)

Basic First Aid Kit - You should bring your own personal first aid kit consisting of the following: Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium) painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment, Insect repellent (DEET), and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets are a good idea. NB There are excellent medical facilities in Chamonix.

The following items are optional:

Spare laces


Walking poles

Insect repellant

Wet wipes

Travel clothes

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

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

Camera, film / memory cards, batteries

Toys / games / books etc


All specialist equipment required for the activities on this trip are provided.

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