Highlights of Northern Vietnam

Vietnam, Trek & Walk, 15 days - from $1,640 (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:

3 season sleeping bag

Thermarest or similar sleeping mat

Hiking boots

Daypack 30 litres

Gaiters

Training shoes /Sneakers or similar

Technical walking socks (2 or 3 pairs)

Spare laces

Trekking trousers / pants

Lightweight waterproof overtrousers / rainpants

Underwear

Socks

Thermal baselayer shirts

Casual shirt and/or T-shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater*

Lightweight waterproof jacket

Sunhat

Warm hat

Thermal gloves

Scarf or neck buff

Eyewear – Sunglasses

Ear Plugs (for use on overnight train journeys)

Headtorch with spare bulb and batteries

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

Water bottles 1 Litre x2

Selection of dry bags (to keep trek bag contents dry)

Washbag and toiletries

Antibacterial handwash

Small towel

Basic First Aid Kit - A basic medical kit will accompany each trek and our local leader will have first-aid training. We recommend that you bring your own personal first aid kit consisting of the following: Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Immodium), painkillers, plasters 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.

*Temperatures in north Vietnam can occasionally drop as low as 5C, particularly in the winter months, so you need to make sure you have clothing suitable for these temperatures.

The following items are optional:

Swimwear

Travel clothes

Trekking poles

Insect repellant – (DEET)

Camera, media, batteries

Penknife (remember to pack sharp objects in hold baggage)

Small padlock (to lock trek bag)

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