Trekking Nicaragua's Fire Mountains

Nicaragua, Trek & Walk, 15 days - from $2,580 (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:

3 season sleeping bag

Thermarest or similar sleeping mat

Walking boots

Gaiters (to keep out ash from boots)

Trainers / sneakers for travelling in and for camp use


Trekking trousers (trek pants)

Lightweight waterproof overtrousers (rain pants)


Baselayer shirts (wicking material)

Shirts or T-shirts

Lightweight fleece jacket

Lightweight waterproof jacket


Warm hat

Eyewear – Sunglasses


Daypack c.25 - 30 litres

Headtorch (Headlamp) with spare batteries

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

Water bottles 1 Litre (2 pint) x 2

Travel clothes

Washbag and toiletries

Small trek towel

Antibacterial handwash

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).

The following items are optional:

Spare laces



Beach towel

Trekking poles

Wet wipes

Pocket-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)

Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)

Camera, memory cards, batteries

Sleeping bag liner

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