Sri Lanka - Island Explorer
The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your baggage to a minimum.
You must bring the following items:
Walking boots, or study, comfortable walking shoes for children
Trainers/Sneakers or sandals
Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
Thermal baselayer shirts
T-shirts and/or casual shirts
Loose-fitting, long-sleeved shirt
Light fleece jacket or warm jumper
Sunhat with wide brim
Daypack c.20 to 30 litres (2000 2200 cu in) (depending on how much of the kids' stuff you need to carry)
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
Water bottles 2 x 1 Litre (2 x quart)
Selection of dry bags (to keep trek bag contents dry)
Washbag and toiletries
Headtorch / headlamp with spare batteries
Basic First Aid Kit Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Immodium), painkillers, plasters (band-aids), and blister treatment, Insect repellent (DEET), antihistamine cream and tablets, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are a good idea.
The following items are optional:
Pocket-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
Repair kit (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
Small padlock (to lock your KE trek bag)
Camera, media, spare batteries
Toys / games / books / a football etc.
Note:On the one camping night (at Udawalawe) we will stay at a fixed camp where camp beds and bedding are provided.