Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn Trek

France & Switzerland, Trek & Walk, 13 days - from $2,295 (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 approximately 40 litres

Dry bag for lining daypack

Hiking boots

Training shoes/sneakers

Socks

Underwear

Long johns (thermal underwear)

Trekking trousers/pants

Shorts

Lightweight waterproof over-trousers/rain pants

Lightweight windproof/waterproof jacket

Thermal baselayer shirts (1 short sleeve, 1 long sleeve)

T-shirts/casual shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper

Warm fleece gloves or mittens

Warm hat

Sunhat

Eyewear - sunglasses

Small wash-bag and toiletries

Small trekking towel (for use in the huts)

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

Water bottle (1 litre)

Headtorch/flashlight

Sheet sleeping bag (for use in the huts)

Basic First Aid Kit including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment.

The following items are optional:

Gaiters

Antibacterial hand wash

Trekking poles

Camera, film, batteries

Change of clothes

Small padlock to lock trek bag

Notes:

We request that you keep the weight of your main baggage to less than 15kgs for the baggage transfers.

There are a total of three nights spent in mountain huts where there is no access to trek bags. Otherwise group members will have access to their main luggage on each evening. Sleeping bags are not required, as bedding is provided. However we recommend you bring a sheet sleeping bag and a small towel for use in the mountain huts.

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