High Tatras Trekking - The Carpathian Mountains
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:
Lightweight shoes or sandals (for hut use)
Trekking trousers / pants
Lightweight waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
Baselayer shirts (at least one long sleeve)
Shirt or mid-layer
Warm fleece jacket or jumper
Lightweight waterproof jacket
Sun hat or cap
Lightweight thermal gloves
Daypack 35 to 40 litres
Headtorch / headlamp with spare batteries
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
Water bottles 1 litre (x2)
Antibacterial hand wash
Small travel towel
Basic First Aid Kit including : Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium) painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, Insect repellent (DEET), and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).
The following items are optional:
Small padlock (to lock trek bag)
Earplugs (Especially if you are not the one snoring)
You will need to carry all of your personal gear for the 5 or 6 days that are spent in the Tatras. On account of this, we advise that you take a rucksack of around 40 litres capacity. Note that bedding including sheets is provided in the refuges and, therefore, a sleeping bag is not needed. The refuges all have hot showers but towels are not provided.