Tour de Monte Rosa Trek
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:
Trainers / sneakers
Trekking trousers / pants
Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
Long johns (thermal underwear)
Thermal baselayer shirts (1 short sleeve, 1 long sleeve)
Casual shirts and/or T-shirts
Fleece jacket or warm jumper
Lightweight down pullover or jacket
Lightweight thermal gloves
Warmer over gloves or mittens
Eyewear - sunglasses
Earplugs (particularly if you are not the one snoring!)
Small padlock to lock trek bag
Selection of dry bags (to keep trek bag contents dry)
Daypack 50 litres
Headtorch / headlamp and spare batteries
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
Water bottles 1litre
Sleeping bag liner / sheet sleeping bag
Washbag and toiletries
Lightweight travel towel
Antibacterial hand wash
Basic First Aid Kit including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium) painkillers, altitude (Diamox), plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment.
The following items are optional:
Camera, media, spare batteries
Pocket-knife (remember to pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
Sleeping bags are not required, as bedding is provided. However we recommend you bring a sheet sleeping bag for use in the mountain huts.
PHD Gear Advisor
PHD specialise in cold weather equipment, from the worlds lightest right up to the most protective for Everest or the Poles. Its a large range. So to help you choose what you need to keep you warm, PHD have listed the gear that is appropriate for this expedition.