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Equipment Guide


Equipment Guide Your equipment doesn’t necessarily have to be bought new; you can borrow equipment from friends and family. However it would be a good idea to use and test your equipment in the outdoors prior to the event to ensure you are happy with your kit and it’s comfortable to use for an extended period.

For your adventure it is important that you have the right equipment to keep you safe and as comfortable as possible in the outdoors where a variety of weather conditions can be encountered. Below is a recommended guide for equipment that you will need to bring with you or potentially consider taking depending on your kit preferences.

Trekking

When travelling on an adventure your equipment should be carried in a rucksack rather than a suitcase to enable porters to be able to carry your bag easily on the event. Bear in mind that your main rucksack should not exceed 15kg as you may face additional charges from National Parks if your bag weighs more – it’s also important for the welfare of your sherpas to keep your equipment to the essentials. Bear in mind that if you are bringing clothes to keep warm for colder conditions that it is better to have several thinner layers rather than fewer thicker layers. The air gets trapped between the layers and keeps you warm. If you have questions regarding equipment we would recommend speaking to either specialist outdoor equipment providers such as Cotswold Outdoors (who you receive a discount from once you are registered) or alternatively we are happy to discuss equipment needs with you.

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Mandatory Check List CHECKED? CLOTHING YOU SHOULD TAKE:

• Hiking boots with a good tread, ankle support and worn-in (trainers are not suitable) • Trainers or sandals (for when you are not trekking) • Waterproof jacket and trousers • Fleece • Long-sleeve and short-sleeve dry-flo or normal t-shirts • Lightweight trousers (not jeans) • Hat and Gloves (thermal lining) • Hiking socks and underwear • Thermal long johns and vest • Wide-brimmed hat • Sun glasses with UV protection • Travel Towel • A Swimming Costume – for the hot springs

WALKING EQUIPMENT YOU SHOULD TO TAKE:

• Adjustable walking poles (highly recommended) • Head torch with spare batteries • Water bottle or Small steel flask or camel pack to carry 4 litres of water • 4 season sleeping bag with silk liner and sleeping mat (these can be rented in Peru) • Rucksack liner to keep contents dry • High energy snacks i.e. cashew nuts, dried fruit, energy bars (these can be purchased in Peru) • Water purification tablets or drops • Wash bag with; soap and shampoo (bio-degradable), toothbrush and toothpaste, anti-bacterial wipes, sanitary products, razor, sun protection (factor 30, min.), and lip & nose sun protection • Small first aid kit including; blister compeeds, Paracetamol, rehydration sachets, immodium tablets,

Trekking

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Mandatory Check List CHECKED? CARRYING YOUR KIT:

• Day rucksack to carry essentials, i.e. water, lunch (should be no larger than 35 litres) • Rucksack or kit bag for your clothes and equipment (no larger than 90 litres or heavier than 15kg)

DOCUMENTS YOU WILL NEED WITH YOU:

• Passport, which should be valid for 6 months after dates of travel • Passport pictures and copy of passport • Travel Insurance policy documentation • Vaccination certificates for entry – (see My Adventures for details) NB Leave a photocopy of all your paperwork at home with a family member or friend just in case

Recommended Check List CHECKED? CLOTHING, EQUIPMENT AND OTHER THINGS THAT YOU MAY WISH TO BRING FOR COMFORT:

• Malaria tablets – please seek advice from your doctor or travel clinic • Insect repellent containing DEET • Shorts • Dress / skirt or sarong • Mobile phone • Camera, batteries and charger • Notebook and pens • Spare boot laces

Trekking

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