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 (30 - 40 litres should be sufficient)

Dry bag for lining daypack

Hiking boots

Socks

Underwear

Hiking trousers

Windproof/waterproof jacket

Waterproof over-trousers/rain pants

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

Fleece jacket or warm jumper

Warm gloves or mittens

Warm hat

Sunhat

Eyewear - sunglasses

Small wash-bag and toiletries

Sheet sleeping bag (for use in the huts)

Small trekking towel (for use in the huts)

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

Water bottle (1 litre) x2

Headtorch

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:

Trekking poles (highly recommended)

Gaiters

Shorts

T-shirts/casual shirts

Long johns (thermal underwear)

Antibacterial hand wash

Camera, film, batteries

Change of clothes

Small padlock to lock trek bag

Notes:

We include 2 trail bars each day with your lunch pack. If you wish to take additional trail bars and snacks (not chocolate as it can melt) we recommend you bring these with you (or purchase them in local supermarkets) to keep in your trek bag as these can be expensive from hotels and refuges en-route.

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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