Ethiopian Explorer - Trekking the Simien Mountains

Ethiopia, Trek & Walk, 13 days - from $2,550 (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

Socks

Technical walking socks (2 or 3 pairs)

Spare laces

Trekking trousers / pants

Lightweight waterproof overtrousers / rainpants

Underwear

Thermal baselayer shirts

T-shirts and/or casual shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater

Lightweight waterproof jacket

Down jacket

Sunhat

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.

Note:

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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