High Tatras Trekking - The Carpathian Mountains

Poland, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from $1,065 (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:

Walking boots

Lightweight shoes or sandals (for hut use)

Socks

Spare laces

Trekking trousers / pants

Lightweight waterproof overtrousers / rainpants

Underwear

Shorts

Baselayer shirts (at least one long sleeve)

Shirt or mid-layer

Warm fleece jacket or jumper

Lightweight waterproof jacket

Sun hat or cap

Warm hat

Eyewear-Sunglasses

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)

Minimal toiletries

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:

Wet wipes

Trekking poles

Camera, batteries

Penknife

Travel clothes

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.

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