Southern Spice - Family Holiday in Kerala

India, Family, 12 days - from $1,700 (land only)

Family

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:

Strong shoes

Trainers/ sneakers or sandals

Socks

Underwear

Trekking trousers

Lightweight waterproof jacket

Lightweight waterproof overtrousers / rainpants

Shorts*

Swimwear

T-shirts and casual shirts

Loose-fitting, long-sleeved shirt

Fleece jacket or warm jumper

Sunhat with wide brim

Warm hat

Eyewear – Sunglasses

Daypack c.20 to 30 litres (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

Small towel

Antibacterial handwash

Wet wipes

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:

Spare laces

Travel clothes

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 / kite etc.

*Notes: Please be culturally sensitive. In many places in India shorts, tank tops and figure-hugging clothing is inappropriate wear. Although for children it is not usually an issue.

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