Oman Adventure Trekking

Oman, Trek & Walk, 10 days - from $2,135 (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:

Approach shoes or lightweight hiking boots

which are suitable for scrambling.

Trainers / sneakers for sightseeing and camp use

Socks

Technical walking socks (2 or 3 pairs)

Spare laces

Trekking trousers / pants

Lightweight waterproof overtrousers / rainpants

Underwear

Shorts

At least 1 long sleeve shirt with collar (for sun protection)

Casual shirts and/or T-shirts

*Warm jacket (eg.. Fleece)

Lightweight windproof / waterproof jacket

Sunhat

Warm hat (for chilly evenings in the desert)

Eyewear – Sunglasses

Daypack of approx. 30 litres / 1800 cubic inches capacity

Headtorch / headlamp with spare batteries

Water bottles 1 litre / 1 quart (x3)

Or, 3 litre / quart Camelbak hydration system

*3 season sleeping bag(Camping mattresses are provided)

Basic First Aid Kit including A broad spectrum antibiotic, antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, Insect repellent (DEET), and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.

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

The following items are optional:

Trekking poles

Travel clothes

Washbag and toiletries

Swimwear

Antibacterial handwash

Wet-wipes (Note: water for washing can be scarce)

Small towel

Sleeping bag liner

Insect repellant – (DEET)

Camera, memory cards, batteries

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

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

Small padlock (too lock your KE trek bag)

Notes:

*For the December trip when night-time temperatures can fall below freezing in the desert, we recommend a 4 season sleeping bag and a warmer jacket such as a down-filled jacket

As Oman 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.

The camping on this trip is mostly wild camping with few facilities. Water for bathing will not always be available and we suggest you bring a supply of wet-wipes.

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