School Adventure - Dead Sea, Wadi Rum & Petra

Jordan, School Expeditions, 8 days - from $1,740 (land only)

School Expeditions

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 should be no more than 15 kgs / 33 pounds.

You must bring the following items:

Approach shoes or lightweight walking boots

which are suitable for scrambling.

Gaiters

Training shoes or sandals for sightseeing and camp use

Socks

Technical walking socks (2 or 3 pairs)

Spare laces

Trekking trousers / pants

Lightweight waterproof overtrousers / rain-pants

Underwear

Shorts

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

T-shirts

Warm jacket (eg. Fleece)

Lightweight waterproof jacket

Sunhat

Warm hat

Eyewear - Sunglasses

Daypack - 30 litres capacity

Headtorch / headlamp spare batteries

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

Water bottles 1 litre / 1 quart (x2)

Washbag and toiletries

Small towel

Swimwear

Antibacterial handwash

Sleeping bag (rated to 0 degrees centigrade)

Basic First Aid Kit including: A broad spectrum antibiotic, antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite)

The following items are optional:

Trekking poles

Sleeping bag liner

Thermarest (a foam mattress is provided)

Travel clothes

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

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

Small padlock (to lock your KE trek bag)

Camera, memory cards, batteries

As Jordan 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.

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