Ethiopian Explorer - Trekking the Simien Mountains

Ethiopia, Trek & Walk, 13 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.

The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 kgs./33 lbs.

You must bring the following items:

Hiking boots

Trainers / sneakers


Technical walking socks (2 or 3 pairs)

Spare laces

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

Down jacket


Warm hat

Eyewear - Sunglasses

Thermal gloves

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

Antibacterial handwash

Sleeping bag liner

Thermarest (note: foam camping mats are provided)

Small towel

Trekking poles

Insect repellant– (DEET)

Camera, film, batteries

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

Travel clothes

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

Small padlock (to lock trek ba

Equipment hire

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.

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