Transylvania Traverse - Trekking in Romania

Romania, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from $1,060 (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:

Hiking boots


Trainers / sneakers



Trekking trousers / pants

Windproof/waterproof jacket

Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants

Long johns (thermal underwear)


Thermal baselayer shirts (2 short sleeve, 1 long sleeve)

T-shirts and/or casual shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper

Thermal gloves

Sunhat or cap


Warm Hat

Earplugs (especially if you are not the one snoring)

Daypack c.40 litres

Headtorch / Flashlight and spare batteries

Sun protection (including for lips)

Water bottles 1 Litre

Sleeping bag liner (for the huts)

Note: Those who feel the cold should consider taking a lightweight sleeping bag for the night at the Podragu Hut, particularly for the September departures

Washbag, toiletries and wetwipes

Small Towel

Antibacterial hand wash

Basic First Aid Kit including: 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 a good idea.

The following items are optional:

Trekking poles

Insect repellant (DEET)

Camera, media, spare batteries

Penknife (remember to put all sharp objects in hold baggage)

Travel clothes

Small padlock (to lock the trek bag)

Spare laces

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