Jordan's Dana to Petra Trek
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.
2/3 season sleeping bag *
Hiking boots/Approach shoes
Water bottles 1 litre/1 quart x 2 (2 litres total)
Training shoes or sandals for sightseeing and camp use
Trekking trousers / pants
Lightweight waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
At least 1 long sleeve shirt with collar (for sun protection)
Warm jacket (eg. Fleece)*
Lightweight windproof / waterproof jacket
Warm hat (for chilly evenings in the desert)
Daypack of approx. 30 litres / 1800 cubic inches capacity
Headtorch / headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
Lighter/matches for burning toilet paper
Washbag and toiletries
Antibacterial handwash (note that washing water can be limited in the desert)
Basic First Aid Kit including: A broad spectrum antibiotic, antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, Insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).
Sleeping bag liner
Thermarest (a foam mattress is provided)
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, film / memory cards, batteries
*For the November - February trips when night-time temperatures can fall below freezing in the desert, we recommend a 4 season sleeping bag, a warmer jacket such as a down-filled jacket, and thermal baselayers.
**As Jordan is an Islamic country, modest dress is preferable in the towns and cities. Shoulders should be kept covered, and full-length trousers/skirts are recommended. Knee-length shorts are OK once on trek.