Ethiopian Explorer - Trekking the Simien Mountains
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.
The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 kgs./33 lbs.
You must bring the following items:
Trainers / sneakers
Technical walking socks (2 or 3 pairs)
Trekking trousers / pants
Lightweight waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
Thermal baselayer shirts
T-shirts and/or casual shirts
Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
Lightweight waterproof jacket
Eyewear - Sunglasses
Water bottles 1 Litre / 1 quart (x2)
4 season sleeping bag
Headtorch / headlamp with spare batteries
Daypack 30 - 40 litres / 2000 cu in
Basic First Aid Kit including: A broad spectrum antibiotic, antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox),painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).
The following items are optional:
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
Selection of dry bags (to keep contents of trek bag dry)
Washbag and toiletries
Sleeping bag liner
Thermarest (note: foam camping mats are provided)
Insect repellant (DEET)
Camera, film, batteries
Pocket-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
Repair kit (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
Small padlock (to lock trek ba
We regret that it is not possible to hire equipment through KE for this trip.
Night time temperatures can drop to below freezing, so you need to ensure your sleeping bag and clothing are adequate for these conditions.