Angel Falls and trekking to the Lost World
The following checklist should help you with your packing. You should make every effort to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.
You must bring the following items:
Sports sandals for river crossings and beach use
Trekking trousers / pants
Waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants
Thermal baselayer shirts (2 short sleeve, 1 long sleeve)
Shirts and/or T-shirts
Fleece jacket or warm jumper
Eyewear - Sunglasses
Lightweight fleece gloves
Small padlock (to lock your KE trek bag)
Daypack c. 30 litres - 1800 cu. in
Selection of dry bags (to keep trek bag contents dry)
Second fold-away bag for storing extra items
Headtorch / Headlamp with spare batteries
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
Water bottles 1 Litre / 1 quart (x2)
Water purification treatment
Washbag and toiletries
3 season sleeping bag
Sleeping bag liner
Thermarest or similar sleeping mat
Basic First Aid Kit consisting of: Antiseptic cream, antihistamine, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment, insect repellent (DEET), water purification tables (see notes) and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.
The following items are optional:
Trainers / Sneaker or similar for traveling and camp use
Pocket-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
Repair kit (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
Camera, media, spare batteries
Please note that there is a weight restriction of 10kg for your KE trek bag on the Canaima and Los Roques flights. If necessary, you should wear your trekking boots and jacket when checking in for these flights to keep the weight of your trek bag to just 10kg. You will also have your daypack, with camera, water bottle and minimal other gear. During the trek porters will carry your equipment in your KE trek bag. The weight limit for baggage on trek is 7.5kg. Items not required on trek can be stored locally in Santa Elena, so we suggest you bring a second fold-away bag to store these in.
The drinking water at Roraima is sourced from local pure streams, but it is not purified treated water. For this reason you should bring along with you, your own purification tablets or systems.