Tour de Monte Rosa Trek

Switzerland & Italy, Trek & Walk, 11 days - from $1,970 (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.

You must bring the following items:

Hiking boots

Trainers / sneakers

Socks

Underwear

Trekking trousers / pants

Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants

Windproof/waterproof jacket

Long johns (thermal underwear)

Shorts

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

Sunhat

Warm hat

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:

Spare laces

Gaiters

Trekking poles

Camera, media, spare batteries

Pocket-knife (remember to pack sharp objects in hold baggage)

Travel clothes

Notes:

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 world’s lightest right up to the most protective for Everest or the Poles. It’s 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.

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