Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn Trek
France & Switzerland, Trek & Walk, 13 days - from £1,395 (land only) - from €1,675 (land only) - from $2,295 (land only)
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
Long johns (thermal underwear)
Lightweight waterproof over-trousers/rain pants
Lightweight windproof/waterproof jacket
Thermal baselayer shirts (1 short sleeve, 1 long sleeve)
Fleece jacket or warm jumper
Warm fleece gloves or mittens
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)
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:
Antibacterial hand wash
Camera, film, batteries
Change of clothes
Small padlock to lock trek bag
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.