Trekking in Georgia and the High Caucasus

Georgia, Trek & Walk, 9 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 equipment to a minimum.

You must bring the following items:

Daypack c.30 litres – 1800 cu in

Sleeping bag - comfort rating to zero degrees C

Sleeping bag liner

Hiking boots

Gaiters*

Trainers / sneakers for camp

Sandals for river crossings **

Technical walking socks (2 or 3 pairs)

Spare laces

Trekking trousers / pants *

Waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants

Windproof/waterproof jacket

Underwear

Long johns (thermal underwear)

Thermal base layer shirts (2 short sleeve, 2 long sleeve)

T-shirts / Long sleeved tops *

Headtorch / headlamp with spare bulb and batteries

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

Water bottles 1 Litre / 2 pint (x2)

Eyewear - Sunglasses

Thermal or fleece gloves

A selection of dry bags (to keep trek bag contents dry)

Antibacterial handwash

Washbag and toiletries

Trekking towel

Sunhat

Fleece hat or balaclava

Headscarf for ladies (for church visits)

Fleece jacket or warm jumper

Small padlock (to lock your KE kit bag)

Basic First Aid Kit including: Insect repellent (DEET); antiseptic cream; throat lozenges; diarrhoea treatment (Diocalm or Immodium); painkillers; plasters/band-aids and blister treatment; and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose sweets and vitamin tablets are a useful addition

The following items are optional:

Thermarest (a foam mat is provided)

Shorts* (shorts are not allowed in many church visits)

Travel clothes

Trekking poles

Camera, film, batteries

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

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

Notes

*Note that on some days you will have to walk through areas of undergrowth and full-length trousers & long sleeved tops will be necessary. You may also wish to wear gaiters on these days. Your trip leader will advise when this is necessary.

** There are several river crossings encountered on the trek. The most suitable footwear is a pair of open sandals that can be securely fastened and remain comfortable to walk in when wet. Crocs and flip flops are not suitable footwear for river crossings.

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