PACKING LISTS

Packing Lists

Below is a general list of recommended clothing and gear items. The details may vary depending on the specific trip you're doing, the length of the trip, and the nature of the trip (i.e. backpacking, basecamp, or Inn-based). Please feel free to call us at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) with any questions.

IMPORTANT: These are generalized lists. Some items may not apply to the trip you're doing, while other items may be necessary. You'll receive a detailed trip packet when you register that has a packing list specifically for your trip. Please follow the list in the trip packet as the authoritative source.


Arizona

Grand Canyon Packing List

(A) = Available at Wildland Trekking Outfitters Online Store


Year Round Clothing
  • Sturdy hiking boots, mid-weight, lug-soled, above the ankle (for backpacking trips), and ideally well broken in. Important note: Buy your boots ½ to one-size larger than your street shoes to allow for feet swelling and thicker socks (A)
  • Brimmed sunhat and bandana (A)
  • Rain shell, waterproof/breathable jacket (A)
  • Warm top, such as a long-sleeved sweater or fleece jacket (A)
  • One or two cotton shirts (may be long-sleeved) for protection from the sun, light colors are nice because they’re cooler than dark colors (A)
  • Long pants, one pair of leggings or lightweight trousers to block sun and give warmth at night (A)
  • Shorts, one pair, nylon is nice for light weight and to substitute as a bathing suit (A)
  • Underwear (A)
  • Sport sandals like Tevas®, lightweight flip-flops, or tennis shoes for camp comfort (A)
  • Hiking socks, one pair for every two days of your trip. Recommended brands include Bridgedale®, Smartwool®, or similar padded socks (wearing a thin liner sock under your hiking socks is highly recommended). No cotton socks!! (A)
  • On Inn-based and Basecamp Trips Only: a small duffel bag or backpack with extra hiking clothes and casual clothes.
  • On Basecamp Trip Only: towel and wash cloth

Additional Clothing October to April
  • Warm hat and gloves (A)
  • Long underwear, one pair of wicking tops and bottoms that are lightweight to midweight, example wicking materials include capilene, polypropylene, etc. Note: doesn't apply to Inn-based Tours. (A)
  • Additional fleece jacket or insulated coat, warm, lightweight and packable fleece jacket or coat insulated with synthetic material (A)
  • Rain pants, waterproof/breathable pant (A)

Gear
  • Water bottles or bladder (3 liters total capacity) (A)
  • Camp pillow, lightweight, packable camp pillow. Note: doesn't apply to Inn-based and Basecamp Tours. (A)
  • Contact lenses and glasses if you wear contact lenses please also bring a pair of glasses - your contacts are likely to become dirty and may be difficult to clean
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+ SPF), lip balm (A)
  • Headlamp, spare batteries (preferably an L.E.D. type that works with AA or AAA batteries) (A)
  • Toiletries, and a small washcloth in stuff sack (bandana can serve as a washcloth) (A)
  • Vitamins (optional)
  • Notebook, drawing supplies, or paperback book (optional)
  • Camera, spare batteries (optional)
  • Prescription medicine (please inform trip leader of any medications you are taking)
  • Knee braces, if needed
  • Money, for tipping your guide (generally 10-20% of trip cost based on your experience) and for purchase of alcoholic beverages on inn-based tours
 

Havasu Falls Packing List

(A) = Available at Wildland Trekking Outfitters Online Store


Year Round Clothing
  • Sturdy hiking shoes or boots: mid-weight, lug-soled, and ideally well broken in. Important note: Buy your boots ½ to one-size larger than your street shoes to allow for feet swelling and thicker socks (A)
  • Brimmed sunhat and bandana (A)
  • Rain shell, waterproof/breathable jacket (A)
  • Warm top, such as a long-sleeved sweater or fleece jacket (A)
  • One or two cotton shirts (may be long-sleeved) for protection from the sun, light colors are nice because they’re cooler than dark colors (A)
  • Long pants, one pair of leggings or lightweight trousers to block sun and give warmth at night (A)
  • Shorts, one pair, nylon is nice for light weight and to substitute as a bathing suit (A)
  • Underwear (A)
  • Supportive sport sandals or water shoes like Chacos® or Keens® for walking in and out of the creek. Absolutely no flip-flops please. (A)
  • Hiking socks, one pair for every two days of your trip. Recommended brands include Bridgedale®, Smartwool®, or similar padded socks (wearing a thin liner sock under your hiking socks is highly recommended). No cotton socks!! (A)
  • Swimsuit
  • On Havasupai Premier Only: a duffel bag or small backpack with extra hiking clothes and casual clothes for our final evening and day at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon

Additional Clothing October to April
  • Warm hat and gloves (A)
  • Long underwear, one pair of wicking tops and bottoms that are lightweight to midweight, example wicking materials include capilene, polypropylene, etc. (A)
  • Additional fleece jacket or insulated coat, warm, lightweight and packable fleece jacket or coat insulated with synthetic material (A)
  • Rain pants, waterproof/breathable pant (A)

Gear
  • Water bottles or bladder (3 liters total capacity) (A)
  • Lightweight, quick-drying camp towel for drying off after swimming (A)
  • Contact lenses and glasses if you wear contact lenses please also bring a pair of glasses - your contacts are likely to become dirty and may be difficult to clean
  • Light stuff sack or duffel bag (A)
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+ SPF), lip balm (A)
  • Headlamp, spare batteries (preferably an L.E.D. type that works with AA or AAA batteries) (A)
  • Toiletries, and a small washcloth in stuff sack (bandana can serve as a washcloth) (A)
  • Vitamins (optional)
  • Notebook, drawing supplies, or paperback book (optional)
  • Camera, spare batteries (optional)
  • Prescription medicine (please inform trip leader of any medications you are taking)
  • Knee braces, if needed
  • Money, for tipping your guide (generally 10-20% of trip cost based on your experience)
 

Sedona Packing List

(A) = Available at Wildland Trekking Outfitters Online Store


Year Round Clothing
  • Sturdy hiking boots, mid-weight, lug-soled, above the ankle (for backpacking trips), and ideally well broken in. Important note: Buy your boots ½ to one-size larger than your street shoes to allow for feet swelling and thicker socks (A)
  • Brimmed sunhat and bandana (A)
  • Rain shell, waterproof/breathable jacket (A)
  • Warm top, such as a long-sleeved sweater or fleece jacket (A)
  • One or two cotton shirts (may be long-sleeved) for protection from the sun, light colors are nice because they’re cooler than dark colors (A)
  • Long pants, one pair of leggings or lightweight trousers to block sun and give warmth at night (A)
  • Shorts, one pair, nylon is nice for light weight and to substitute as a bathing suit (A)
  • Underwear (A)
  • Sport sandals like Tevas®, lightweight flip-flops, or tennis shoes for camp comfort (A)
  • Hiking socks, one pair for every two days of your trip. Recommended brands include Bridgedale®, Smartwool®, or similar padded socks (wearing a thin liner sock under your hiking socks is highly recommended). No cotton socks!! (A)
  • On Inn-based and Basecamp Trips Only: a small duffel bag or backpack with extra hiking clothes and casual clothes.
  • On Basecamp Trip Only: towel and wash cloth

Additional Clothing October to April
  • Warm hat and gloves (A)
  • Long underwear, one pair of wicking tops and bottoms that are lightweight to midweight, example wicking materials include capilene, polypropylene, etc. Note: doesn't apply to Inn-based Tours. (A)
  • Additional fleece jacket or insulated coat, warm, lightweight and packable fleece jacket or coat insulated with synthetic material (A)
  • Rain pants, waterproof/breathable pant (A)

Gear
  • Water bottles or bladder (3 liters total capacity) (A)
  • Camp pillow, lightweight, packable camp pillow. Note: doesn't apply to Inn-based and Basecamp Tours. (A)
  • Contact lenses and glasses if you wear contact lenses please also bring a pair of glasses - your contacts are likely to become dirty and may be difficult to clean
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+ SPF), lip balm (A)
  • Headlamp, spare batteries (preferably an L.E.D. type that works with AA or AAA batteries) (A)
  • Toiletries, and a small washcloth in stuff sack (bandana can serve as a washcloth) (A)
  • Vitamins (optional)
  • Notebook, drawing supplies, or paperback book (optional)
  • Camera, spare batteries (optional)
  • Prescription medicine (please inform trip leader of any medications you are taking)
  • Knee braces, if needed
  • Money, for tipping your guide (generally 10-20% of trip cost based on your experience) and for purchase of alcoholic beverages on inn-based tours
California

Yosemite and the Sierras Packing List

(A) = Available at Wildland Trekking Outfitters Online Store


Clothing
  • Sturdy Hiking boots, mid weight, lug-soled, above the ankle, waterproof and ideally well broken in Important note: Buy your boots 1/2 size to 1 size larger than your street shoes to allow for feet swelling and thicker socks (A)
  • Lightweight tennis shoes or Crocs®, for camp (A)
  • Hiking socks, one pair for every two days of your trip, plus an extra pair to sleep in. Recommended brands include Bridgedale®, Smartwool®, or similar padded socks (wearing thin liner socks under your hiking socks is highly recommended). No cotton socks!! (A)
  • Gaiters (A)
  • Sunhat or baseball cap and bandana (A)
  • Mosquito head net (A)
  • Warm hat and gloves, sherpa style hat and light-to-mid weight fleece or wool gloves (A)
  • Long underwear, one pair of wicking tops and bottoms that are light-to midweight, example materials include capilene, merino wool, polypropylene, etc. (A)
  • T-shirt or nylon travel shirt (A)
  • Warm top, mid-weight shirt, sweater or pullover, also wicking material such as merino wool, fleece or polypropylene (A)
  • Fleece jacket or insulated coat, warm, lightweight and packable fleece jacket or coat insulated with a synthetic material (A)
  • Nylon pants and shorts, or zip-offs (A)
  • Bathing suit
  • Fleece pants (late-August and September only) (A)
  • Rainproof jacket and pant - Waterproof/breathable jacket and pant such as Gore-Tex® or coated nylon - with the pants look for side leg zippers or a style that will allow you to remove them without removing your boots (A)
  • On Inn-based and Basecamp Trips Only: a small duffel bag or backpack with extra hiking clothes and casual clothes.
  • On Basecamp Trip Only: towel and wash cloth

Gear
  • Water bottles or bladder, 2 liters total capacity (A)
  • Camp pillow, lightweight, packable camp pillow (A)
  • Contact lenses and glasses if you wear contact lenses please also bring a pair of glasses - your contacts are likely to become dirty and may be difficult to clean
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm (A)
  • Bug repellent, preferably a product containing at least 25% "DEET" (some people are sensitive to this product) (A)
  • Toiletries, and a small washcloth in stuff sack (bandana can serve as a washcloth) (A)
  • Headlamp, spare batteries (preferably an L.E.D. type that works with AA or AAA batteries) (A)
  • Camera, spare batteries (optional)
  • Notebook or paperback book, (optional)
  • Knee braces, if needed
  • Prescription medicine, please inform your trip leader of any medications you are taking
  • Vitamins, (optional)
  • Fly fishing gear, if you want to fish
  • Money, for tipping your trip leader (optional but appreciated, generally 10-15% of your trip cost based upon the quality of your experience)
 

Death Valley Packing List

(A) = Available at Wildland Trekking Outfitters Online Store


Year Round Clothing
  • Sturdy hiking boots, mid-weight, lug-soled, above the ankle (for backpacking trips), and ideally well broken in. Important note: Buy your boots ½ to one-size larger than your street shoes to allow for feet swelling and thicker socks (A)
  • Brimmed sunhat and bandana (A)
  • Rain shell, waterproof/breathable jacket (A)
  • Warm top, such as a long-sleeved sweater or fleece jacket (A)
  • One or two cotton shirts (may be long-sleeved) for protection from the sun, light colors are nice because they’re cooler than dark colors (A)
  • Long pants, one pair of leggings or lightweight trousers to block sun and give warmth at night (A)
  • Shorts, one pair, nylon is nice for light weight and to substitute as a bathing suit (A)
  • Underwear (A)
  • Sport sandals like Tevas®, lightweight flip-flops, or tennis shoes for camp comfort (A)
  • Hiking socks, one pair for every two days of your trip. Recommended brands include Bridgedale®, Smartwool®, or similar padded socks (wearing a thin liner sock under your hiking socks is highly recommended). No cotton socks!! (A)
  • On Inn-based and Basecamp Trips Only: a small duffel bag or backpack with extra hiking clothes and casual clothes.
  • On Basecamp Trip Only: towel and wash cloth

Additional Clothing October to April
  • Warm hat and gloves (A)
  • Long underwear, one pair of wicking tops and bottoms that are lightweight to midweight, example wicking materials include capilene, polypropylene, etc. Note: doesn't apply to Inn-based Tours. (A)
  • Additional fleece jacket or insulated coat, warm, lightweight and packable fleece jacket or coat insulated with synthetic material (A)
  • Rain pants, waterproof/breathable pant (A)

Gear
  • Water bottles or bladder (3 liters total capacity) (A)
  • Camp pillow, lightweight, packable camp pillow. Note: doesn't apply to Inn-based and Basecamp Tours. (A)
  • Contact lenses and glasses if you wear contact lenses please also bring a pair of glasses - your contacts are likely to become dirty and may be difficult to clean
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+ SPF), lip balm (A)
  • Headlamp, spare batteries (preferably an L.E.D. type that works with AA or AAA batteries) (A)
  • Toiletries, and a small washcloth in stuff sack (bandana can serve as a washcloth) (A)
  • Vitamins (optional)
  • Notebook, drawing supplies, or paperback book (optional)
  • Camera, spare batteries (optional)
  • Prescription medicine (please inform trip leader of any medications you are taking)
  • Knee braces, if needed
  • Money, for tipping your guide (generally 10-20% of trip cost based on your experience) and for purchase of alcoholic beverages on inn-based tour
Colorado

Colorado Rockies Packing List

(A) = Available at Wildland Trekking Outfitters Online Store


Clothing
  • Sturdy Hiking boots, mid weight, lug-soled, above the ankle, waterproof and ideally well broken in Important note: Buy your boots 1/2 size to 1 size larger than your street shoes to allow for feet swelling and thicker socks (A)
  • Lightweight tennis shoes or Crocs®, for camp (A)
  • Hiking socks, one pair for every two days of your trip, plus an extra pair to sleep in. Recommended brands include Bridgedale®, Smartwool®, or similar padded socks (wearing thin liner socks under your hiking socks is highly recommended). No cotton socks!! (A)
  • Gaiters (A)
  • Sunhat or baseball cap and bandana (A)
  • Mosquito head net (A)
  • Warm hat and gloves, sherpa style hat and light-to-mid weight fleece or wool gloves (A)
  • Long underwear, one pair of wicking tops and bottoms that are light-to midweight, example materials include capilene, merino wool, polypropylene, etc. (A)
  • T-shirt or nylon travel shirt (A)
  • Warm top, mid-weight shirt, sweater or pullover, also wicking material such as merino wool, fleece or polypropylene (A)
  • Fleece jacket or insulated coat, warm, lightweight and packable fleece jacket or coat insulated with a synthetic material (A)
  • Nylon pants and shorts, or zip-offs (A)
  • Bathing suit
  • Fleece pants (late-August and September only) (A)
  • Rainproof jacket and pant - Waterproof/breathable jacket and pant such as Gore-Tex® or coated nylon - with the pants look for side leg zippers or a style that will allow you to remove them without removing your boots (A)
  • Basecamp Trips Only: a small duffel bag or backpack with extra hiking clothes and casual clothes, towel and wash cloth.

Gear
  • Water bottles or bladder, 2 liters total capacity (A)
  • Camp pillow, lightweight, packable camp pillow. Note: doesn't apply to Basecamp Trip. (A)
  • Contact lenses and glasses if you wear contact lenses please also bring a pair of glasses - your contacts are likely to become dirty and may be difficult to clean
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm (A)
  • Bug repellent, preferably a product containing at least 25% "DEET" (some people are sensitive to this product) (A)
  • Toiletries, and a small washcloth in stuff sack (bandana can serve as a washcloth) (A)
  • Headlamp, spare batteries (preferably an L.E.D. type that works with AA or AAA batteries) (A)
  • Camera, spare batteries (optional)
  • Notebook or paperback book, (optional)
  • Knee braces, if needed
  • Prescription medicine, please inform your trip leader of any medications you are taking
  • Vitamins, (optional)
  • Fly fishing gear, if you want to fish
  • Money, for tipping your trip leader (optional but appreciated, generally 10-15% of your trip cost based upon the quality of your experience)
Ecuador

Ecuador Packing List

(A) = Available at Wildland Trekking Outfitters Online Store


Clothing
  • Sturdy Hiking boots, mid weight, lug-soled, above the ankle, waterproof and ideally well broken in Important note: Buy your boots 1/2 size to 1 size larger than your street shoes to allow for feet swelling and thicker socks (A)
  • Hiking socks, one pair for every two days of your trip, plus an extra pair to sleep in. Recommended brands include Bridgedale®, Smartwool®, or similar padded socks (wearing thin liner socks under your hiking socks is highly recommended). No cotton socks!! (A)
  • Sunhat or baseball cap and bandana (A)
  • Warm hat and gloves, sherpa style hat and light-to-mid weight fleece or wool gloves (A)
  • Long underwear, one pair of wicking tops and bottoms that are light-to midweight, example materials include capilene, merino wool, polypropylene, etc. (A)
  • Long sleeved shirt or nylon travel shirt (A)
  • Sandals (A)
  • Thick wool sweater to wear in evenings (A)
  • Warm top, mid-weight shirt, sweater or pullover, also wicking material such as merino wool, fleece or polypropylene (A)
  • Fleece jacket or insulated coat, warm, lightweight and packable fleece jacket or coat insulated with a synthetic material (A)
  • Nylon pants and shorts, or zip-offs (A)
  • Rainproof jacket and pant - Waterproof/breathable jacket and pant such as Gore-Tex® or coated nylon - with the pants look for side leg zippers or a style that will allow you to remove them without removing your boots (A)

Gear
  • Water bottles or bladder, 2 liters total capacity (A)
  • Ear plugs
  • Contact lenses and glasses if you wear contact lenses please also bring a pair of glasses - your contacts are likely to become dirty and may be difficult to clean
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm (A)
  • Toiletries, and a small washcloth in stuff sack (bandana can serve as a washcloth) (A)
  • Headlamp, spare batteries (preferably an L.E.D. type that works with AA or AAA batteries) (A)
  • Camera, spare batteries (optional)
  • Notebook or paperback book, (optional)
  • Knee braces, if needed
  • Prescription medicine, please inform your trip leader of any medications you are taking
  • Waterproof travel pouch
  • Vitamins, (optional)
  • Money, for tipping your guide(s) and crew (optional but appreciated, generally 10-20% of your total trip cost split between all staff, based upon the quality of your experience. Please tip your lead guide and they will distribute responsibly to the crew. USD is recommended.)
European Alps

Alps Packing List

(A) = Available at Wildland Trekking Outfitters Online Store


Clothing
  • Sturdy Hiking boots, mid weight, lug-soled, above the ankle, waterproof and ideally well broken in Important note: Buy your boots 1/2 size to 1 size larger than your street shoes to allow for feet swelling and thicker socks (A)
  • Hiking socks, one pair for every two days of your trip, plus an extra pair to sleep in. Recommended brands include Bridgedale®, Smartwool®, or similar padded socks (wearing thin liner socks under your hiking socks is highly recommended). No cotton socks!! (A)
  • Sunhat or baseball cap and bandana (A)
  • Warm hat and gloves, sherpa style hat and light-to-mid weight fleece or wool gloves (A)
  • Long underwear, one pair of wicking tops and bottoms that are light-to midweight, example materials include capilene, merino wool, polypropylene, etc. (A)
  • Long sleeved shirt or nylon travel shirt (A)
  • Sandals (A)
  • Thick wool sweater to wear in evenings (A)
  • Warm top, mid-weight shirt, sweater or pullover, also wicking material such as merino wool, fleece or polypropylene (A)
  • Fleece jacket or insulated coat, warm, lightweight and packable fleece jacket or coat insulated with a synthetic material (A)
  • Nylon pants and shorts, or zip-offs (A)
  • Rainproof jacket and pant - Waterproof/breathable jacket and pant such as Gore-Tex® or coated nylon - with the pants look for side leg zippers or a style that will allow you to remove them without removing your boots (A)

Gear
  • Water bottles or bladder, 2 liters total capacity (A)
  • Ear plugs
  • Contact lenses and glasses if you wear contact lenses please also bring a pair of glasses - your contacts are likely to become dirty and may be difficult to clean
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm (A)
  • Toiletries, and a small washcloth in stuff sack (bandana can serve as a washcloth) (A)
  • Headlamp, spare batteries (preferably an L.E.D. type that works with AA or AAA batteries) (A)
  • Camera, spare batteries (optional)
  • Notebook or paperback book, (optional)
  • Knee braces, if needed
  • Prescription medicine, please inform your trip leader of any medications you are taking
  • Waterproof travel pouch
  • Vitamins, (optional)
  • Money, for tipping your guide(s) (optional but appreciated, generally 10-20% of your total trip cost split between guides, based upon the quality of your experience. USD or Euro is acceptable.)
Iceland

Iceland Packing List

(A) = Available at Wildland Trekking Outfitters Online Store


Clothing
  • Sturdy Hiking boots, mid weight, lug-soled, above the ankle, waterproof and ideally well broken in Important note: Buy your boots 1/2 size to 1 size larger than your street shoes to allow for feet swelling and thicker socks (A)
  • Hiking socks, one pair for every two days of your trip, plus an extra pair to sleep in. Recommended brands include Bridgedale®, Smartwool®, or similar padded socks (wearing thin liner socks under your hiking socks is highly recommended). No cotton socks!! (A)
  • Sunhat or baseball cap and bandana (A)
  • Warm hat and gloves, sherpa style hat and light-to-mid weight fleece or wool gloves (A)
  • Long underwear, one pair of wicking tops and bottoms that are light-to midweight, example materials include capilene, merino wool, polypropylene, etc. (A)
  • Long sleeved shirt or nylon travel shirt (A)
  • Sandals (A)
  • Thick wool sweater to wear in evenings (A)
  • Warm top, mid-weight shirt, sweater or pullover, also wicking material such as merino wool, fleece or polypropylene (A)
  • Fleece jacket or insulated coat, warm, lightweight and packable fleece jacket or coat insulated with a synthetic material (A)
  • Swimsuit
  • Fleece pants (late-August and September only)
  • Nylon pants and shorts, or zip-offs (A)
  • Rainproof jacket and pant - Waterproof/breathable jacket and pant such as Gore-Tex® or coated nylon - with the pants look for side leg zippers or a style that will allow you to remove them without removing your boots (A)

Gear
  • Water bottles or bladder, 1 liter total capacity (A)
  • Sleep mask and ear plugs
  • Plastic bags or waterproof stuff sacks to protect items traveling in vehicle
  • Contact lenses and glasses if you wear contact lenses please also bring a pair of glasses - your contacts are likely to become dirty and may be difficult to clean
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm (A)
  • Toiletries, and a small washcloth in stuff sack (bandana can serve as a washcloth) (A)
  • Headlamp, spare batteries (preferably an L.E.D. type that works with AA or AAA batteries) (A)
  • Camera, spare batteries (optional)
  • Notebook or paperback book, (optional)
  • Knee braces, if needed
  • Prescription medicine, please inform your trip leader of any medications you are taking
  • Waterproof travel pouch
  • Vitamins, (optional)
  • Money, for tipping your guide(s) and crew (optional but appreciated, generally 10-20% of your total trip cost split between staff, based upon the quality of your experience. Please tip your lead guide and they will distribute responsibly to the crew. USD or local currency is acceptable.)
Montana & Wyoming
 

Yellowstone and Beyond Packing List

(A) = Available at Wildland Trekking Outfitters Online Store


Clothing
  • Sturdy Hiking boots, mid weight, lug-soled, above the ankle, waterproof and ideally well broken in Important note: Buy your boots 1/2 size to 1 size larger than your street shoes to allow for feet swelling and thicker socks (A)
  • Lightweight tennis shoes or Crocs®, for camp (A)
  • Hiking socks, one pair for every two days of your trip, plus an extra pair to sleep in. Recommended brands include Bridgedale®, Smartwool®, or similar padded socks (wearing thin liner socks under your hiking socks is highly recommended). No cotton socks!! (A)
  • Gaiters (A)
  • Sunhat or baseball cap and bandana (A)
  • Mosquito head net (A)
  • Warm hat and gloves, sherpa style hat and light-to-mid weight fleece or wool gloves (A)
  • Long underwear, one pair of wicking tops and bottoms that are light-to midweight, example materials include capilene, merino wool, polypropylene, etc. Note: doesn't apply to Inn-based Tours. (A)
  • T-shirt or nylon travel shirt (A)
  • Warm top, mid-weight shirt, sweater or pullover, also wicking material such as merino wool, fleece or polypropylene (A)
  • Fleece jacket or insulated coat, warm, lightweight and packable fleece jacket or coat insulated with a synthetic material (A)
  • Nylon pants and shorts, or zip-offs (A)
  • Bathing suit
  • Fleece pants (late August and September backpacking trips and Basecamp Trip only) (A)
  • Rainproof jacket and pant - Waterproof/breathable jacket and pant such as Gore-Tex® or coated nylon - with the pants look for side leg zippers or a style that will allow you to remove them without removing your boots (A)
  • On Inn-based and Basecamp Trips Only: a small duffel bag or backpack with extra hiking clothes and casual clothes.
  • On Basecamp Trip Only: towel and wash cloth

Gear
  • Water bottles or bladder, 2 liters total capacity (A)
  • Camp pillow, lightweight, packable camp pillow. Note: doesn't apply to Inn-based Tours. (A)
  • Contact lenses and glasses if you wear contact lenses please also bring a pair of glasses - your contacts are likely to become dirty and may be difficult to clean
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm (A)
  • Bug repellent, preferably a product containing at least 25% "DEET" (some people are sensitive to this product) (A)
  • Toiletries, and a small washcloth in stuff sack (bandana can serve as a washcloth) (A)
  • Headlamp, spare batteries (preferably an L.E.D. type that works with AA or AAA batteries) (A)
  • Camera, spare batteries (optional)
  • Notebook or paperback book, (optional)
  • Knee braces, if needed
  • Prescription medicine, please inform your trip leader of any medications you are taking
  • Vitamins, (optional)
  • Fly fishing gear, if you want to fish
  • Money, for tipping your trip leader (optional but appreciated, generally 10-15% of your trip cost based upon the quality of your experience)
Nepal

Nepal Packing List

(A) = Available at Wildland Trekking Outfitters Online Store


Clothing
  • Sturdy Hiking boots, mid weight, lug-soled, above the ankle, waterproof and ideally well broken in Important note: Buy your boots 1/2 size to 1 size larger than your street shoes to allow for feet swelling and thicker socks (A)
  • Hiking socks, one pair for every two days of your trip, plus an extra pair to sleep in. Recommended brands include Bridgedale®, Smartwool®, or similar padded socks (wearing thin liner socks under your hiking socks is highly recommended). No cotton socks!! (A)
  • Sunhat or baseball cap and bandana (A)
  • Warm hat and gloves, sherpa style hat and light-to-mid weight fleece or wool gloves (A)
  • Long underwear, one pair of wicking tops and bottoms that are light-to midweight, example materials include capilene, merino wool, polypropylene, etc. (A)
  • Long sleeved shirt or nylon travel shirt (A)
  • Sandals for wearing around huts (A)
  • Thick wool sweater to wear in evenings (A)
  • Warm top, mid-weight shirt, sweater or pullover, also wicking material such as merino wool, fleece or polypropylene (A)
  • Insulated coat (down or synthetic) (A)
  • Insulated pants (down or synthetic) - recommended but not required
  • Swimsuit
  • Fleece pants (late-August and September only)
  • Nylon pants and shorts, or zip-offs (A)
  • Rainproof jacket and pant - Waterproof/breathable jacket and pant such as Gore-Tex® or coated nylon - with the pants look for side leg zippers or a style that will allow you to remove them without removing your boots (A)

Gear
  • Water bottles or bladder, 2 liters total capacity (A)
  • Sleep mask and ear plugs
  • Plastic bags or waterproof stuff sacks to protect items traveling in vehicle
  • Contact lenses and glasses if you wear contact lenses please also bring a pair of glasses - your contacts are likely to become dirty and may be difficult to clean
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm (A)
  • Toiletries, and a small washcloth in stuff sack (bandana can serve as a washcloth) (A)
  • Headlamp, spare batteries (preferably an L.E.D. type that works with AA or AAA batteries) (A)
  • Camera, spare batteries (optional)
  • Notebook or paperback book, (optional)
  • Knee braces, if needed
  • Prescription medicine, please inform your trip leader of any medications you are taking
  • Waterproof travel pouch
  • Vitamins, (optional)
  • Money, for tipping your trip leader (optional but appreciated, generally 10-15% of your trip cost based upon the quality of your experience)
North Carolina

Appalachians / Smoky Mountains Packing List

(A) = Available at Wildland Trekking Outfitters Online Store


Year Round Clothing
  • Sturdy hiking boots, mid-weight, lug-soled, above the ankle (for backpacking trips), and ideally well broken in. Important note: Buy your boots ½ to one-size larger than your street shoes to allow for feet swelling and thicker socks (A)
  • Lightweight, close-toed sandals or shoes, to use for creek crossings and camp shoes (A)
  • Hiking socks, one pair for every two days of your trip. Recommended brands include Bridgedale®, Smartwool®, or similar padded socks (wearing a thin liner sock under your hiking socks is highly recommended). No cotton socks!! (A)
  • Gaiters, required during wet/snowy conditions, optional otherwise (A)
  • Sunhat or basecall cap and bandana (A)
  • Warm top, such as a long-sleeved sweater or fleece jacket (A)
  • Two breathable t-shirts or nylon travel shirts (A)
  • Nylon pants and shorts, or zip-offs (A)
  • Bathing suit
  • Waterproof/breathable rain jacket and pants (A)
  • On Inn-based and Basecamp Trips Only: a small duffel bag or backpack with extra hiking clothes and casual clothes.

Additional Clothing October to April
  • Warm hat and gloves (A)
  • Long underwear, one pair of wicking tops and bottoms that are lightweight to midweight, example wicking materials include capilene, polypropylene, etc. Note: doesn't apply to Inn-based Tours. (A)
  • Additional fleece jacket or insulated coat, warm, lightweight and packable fleece jacket or coat insulated with synthetic material (A)
  • Fleece pants, espcially November-March (A)

Gear
  • Water bottles or bladder (2 liters total capacity) (A)
  • Camp pillow, lightweight, packable camp pillow. Note: doesn't apply to Inn-based and Basecamp Tours. (A)
  • Contact lenses and glasses if you wear contact lenses please also bring a pair of glasses - your contacts are likely to become dirty and may be difficult to clean
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+ SPF), lip balm (A)
  • Bug repellent, preferably a product containing at least 25% DEET (some people are sensitive to DEET)
  • Headlamp, spare batteries (preferably an L.E.D. type that works with AA or AAA batteries) (A)
  • Toiletries, and a small washcloth in stuff sack (bandana can serve as a washcloth) (A)
  • Notebook, drawing supplies, or paperback book (optional)
  • Camera, spare batteries (optional)
  • Prescription medicine (please inform trip leader of any medications you are taking)
  • Ankle and knee braces, if needed
  • Money, for tipping your guide (generally 10-20% of trip cost based on your experience) and for purchase of alcoholic beverages on inn-based tours and for purchase of alcoholic beverages on inn-based tours
Patagonia (Chile)

Patagonia Packing List

(A) = Available at Wildland Trekking Outfitters Online Store


Clothing
  • Sturdy Hiking boots, mid weight, lug-soled, above the ankle, waterproof and ideally well broken in Important note: Buy your boots 1/2 size to 1 size larger than your street shoes to allow for feet swelling and thicker socks (A)
  • Hiking socks, one pair for every two days of your trip, plus an extra pair to sleep in. Recommended brands include Bridgedale®, Smartwool®, or similar padded socks (wearing thin liner socks under your hiking socks is highly recommended). No cotton socks!! (A)
  • Sunhat or baseball cap and bandana (A)
  • Warm hat and gloves, sherpa style hat and light-to-mid weight fleece or wool gloves (A)
  • Long underwear, one pair of wicking tops and bottoms that are light-to midweight, example materials include capilene, merino wool, polypropylene, etc. (A)
  • Long sleeved shirt or nylon travel shirt (A)
  • Sandals (A)
  • Thick wool sweater to wear in evenings (A)
  • Warm top, mid-weight shirt, sweater or pullover, also wicking material such as merino wool, fleece or polypropylene (A)
  • Fleece jacket or insulated coat, warm, lightweight and packable fleece jacket or coat insulated with a synthetic material (A)
  • Nylon pants and shorts, or zip-offs (A)
  • Rainproof jacket and pant - Waterproof/breathable jacket and pant such as Gore-Tex® or coated nylon - with the pants look for side leg zippers or a style that will allow you to remove them without removing your boots (A)

Gear
  • Water bottles or bladder, 2 liters total capacity (A)
  • Ear plugs
  • Contact lenses and glasses if you wear contact lenses please also bring a pair of glasses - your contacts are likely to become dirty and may be difficult to clean
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm (A)
  • Toiletries, and a small washcloth in stuff sack (bandana can serve as a washcloth) (A)
  • Headlamp, spare batteries (preferably an L.E.D. type that works with AA or AAA batteries) (A)
  • Camera, spare batteries (optional)
  • Notebook or paperback book, (optional)
  • Knee braces, if needed
  • Prescription medicine, please inform your trip leader of any medications you are taking
  • Waterproof travel pouch
  • Vitamins, (optional)
  • Money, for tipping your guide(s) and crew (optional but appreciated; generally 10-20% of total trip cost, split between staff, based upon the quality of your experience. Please tip your lead guide and they will distribute responsibly to the crew. USD is recommended.), gratuities for kayak and ice hike guides (recommended $25-$50 per kayak guide, $25-$50 per ice hike guide)
Peru

Peru Packing List

(A) = Available at Wildland Trekking Outfitters Online Store


Clothing
Important Note: Clothing should be items that can dry quickly and we do not recommend cotton. Cotton is an excellent fiber for cooling effects, but it retains a lot of moisture and requires a lot of heat from your body to evaporate. Other fibers will help to keep you warm and dry quickly such as wool, silk and synthetic fibers.

  • Sturdy Hiking boots, mid weight, lug-soled, above the ankle or below (personal choice), waterproof and ideally well broken in Important note: Buy your boots 1/2 size to 1 size larger than your street shoes to allow for feet swelling and thicker socks (A)
  • Hiking socks, one pair for every two days of your trip, plus an extra pair to sleep in. Recommended brands include Bridgedale®, Smartwool®, or similar padded socks (wearing thin liner socks under your hiking socks is highly recommended). No cotton socks!! (A)
  • Sunhat or baseball cap and bandana (A)
  • Warm hat and gloves, sherpa style hat and light-to-mid weight fleece or wool gloves (A)
  • Long underwear, one pair of wicking tops and bottoms that are light-to midweight, example materials include capilene, merino wool, polypropylene, etc. (A)
  • Long sleeved shirt or nylon travel shirt (A)
  • Sandals (A)
  • Light sweater to wear in evenings (A)
  • Warm top, mid-weight shirt, sweater or pullover, also wicking material such as merino wool, fleece or polypropylene (A)
  • Fleece jacket or insulated coat, warm, lightweight and packable fleece jacket or coat insulated with a synthetic material (A)
  • Nylon pants and shorts, or zip-offs (A)
  • Rainproof jacket and pant - Waterproof/breathable jacket and pant such as Gore-Tex® or coated nylon - with the pants look for side leg zippers or a style that will allow you to remove them without removing your boots (A)

Gear
  • Water bottles or bladder, 2 liters total capacity (A)
  • Ear plugs
  • Contact lenses and glasses if you wear contact lenses please also bring a pair of glasses - your contacts are likely to become dirty and may be difficult to clean
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm (A)
  • Toiletries, and a small washcloth in stuff sack (bandana can serve as a washcloth) (A)
  • Headlamp, spare batteries (preferably an L.E.D. type that works with AA or AAA batteries) (A)
  • Camera, spare batteries (optional)
  • Notebook or paperback book, (optional)
  • Knee braces, if needed
  • Prescription medicine, please inform your trip leader of any medications you are taking
  • Waterproof travel pouch
  • Vitamins, (optional)
  • Machu Picchu Treks: Money, for tipping your guide(s) (optional but appreciated, generally 10-20% of your total trip cost split between staff, based upon the quality of your experience. USD is recommended) *Please Note: Gratuities for Porters, Chefs, Waiters, and Drivers are included in the trip rate.
  • Cordillera Treks: Money, for tipping your guide(s) and crew (optional but appreciated, generally 10-20% of your total trip cost split between staff, based upon the quality of your experience. Please tip lead guide and they will distribute responsibly to the crew; USD is recommended.) *Note some of the crew will leave the group early before returning to Huaraz. If you are planning on tipping then money should be brought on the trek with you. Lead guides will distribute and answer any further questions on this subject.

How Will Packing Work?
We employ a 4-bag packing system on our Machu Picchu trips. Click here to read about how it works.

Tanzania

Kilimanjaro Packing List

(A) = Available at Wildland Trekking Outfitters Online Store


Clothing
  • Sturdy Hiking boots, mid weight, lug-soled, above the ankle, waterproof and ideally well broken in Important note: Buy your boots 1/2 size to 1 size larger than your street shoes to allow for feet swelling and thicker socks (A)
  • Hiking socks, one pair for every two days of your trip, plus an extra pair to sleep in. Recommended brands include Bridgedale®, Smartwool®, or similar padded socks (wearing thin liner socks under your hiking socks is highly recommended). No cotton socks!! (A)
  • Sunhat or baseball cap and bandana (A)
  • Warm hat and gloves, sherpa style hat and light-to-mid weight fleece or wool gloves (A)
  • Sunglasses and retainer (to keep around neck) (A)
  • Long underwear, one pair of wicking tops and bottoms that are light-to midweight, example materials include capilene, merino wool, polypropylene, etc. (A)
  • Warm hat and gloves, sherpa style hat and light-do-mid weight fleece or wool gloves (A)
  • Thick wool sweater to wear in evenings (A)
  • Warm top, mid-weight shirt, sweater or pullover, also wicking material such as merino wool, fleece or polypropylene (A)
  • Fleece jacket or insulated coat, warm, lightweight and packable fleece jacket or coat insulated with a synthetic material (A)
  • Fleece pants (late-August and September only)
  • Nylon pants and shorts, or zip-offs (A)
  • Rainproof jacket and pant - Waterproof/breathable jacket and pant such as Gore-Tex® or coated nylon - with the pants look for side leg zippers or a style that will allow you to remove them without removing your boots (A)

Gear
  • Water bottles or bladder, 2 liters total capacity (A)
  • Sleep mask and ear plugs
  • Plastic bags or waterproof stuff sacks to protect items traveling in vehicle
  • Contact lenses and glasses if you wear contact lenses please also bring a pair of glasses - your contacts are likely to become dirty and may be difficult to clean
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm (A)
  • Toiletries, and a small washcloth in stuff sack (bandana can serve as a washcloth) (A)
  • Headlamp, spare batteries (preferably an L.E.D. type that works with AA or AAA batteries) (A)
  • Camera, spare batteries (optional)
  • Notebook or paperback book, (optional)
  • Knee braces, if needed
  • Prescription medicine, please inform your trip leader of any medications you are taking
  • Waterproof travel pouch
  • Vitamins, (optional)
  • Money for tipping your US guide and local crew separately. Tipping is optional but appreciated; the industry recommendation is 10-20% of total trip cost split between all staff, based upon the quality of your experience. USD is recommended.) *Please note: Gratuity for mountain guide and crew will be done on the last day of your Kilimanjaro hike at the Marangu Gate. Here you will have a final lunch and depart from the crew (porters, chef, & assistant guides). Any tips should be given to your lead mountain guide during lunch that day to distribute to the crew fairly on your behalf. There is no bank or ATM service in this area so please be prepared beforehand for this if you plan on tipping. Small USD bills help the in-country guide to distribute appropriately to their crew (5's, 10's, & 20's are best). You can tip your US guide separately on the last day of the trip if desired.

Safari Packing List

(A) = Available at Wildland Trekking Outfitters Online Store


Clothing
  • 1 shade hat with a wide brim or baseball cap 1 bandanna (these have many uses)
  • 2 long-sleeved shirts
  • 4-6 short-sleeved shirts or t-shirts
  • 1 warm sweater or fleece jacket
  • 1 lightweight waterproof jacket or parka
  • 2-3 pairs of sturdy cotton shorts
  • 2 pairs of lightweight cotton pants
  • 1 skirt or dress slacks for hotel evenings
  • 1 bathing suit (some lodges have pools)
  • socks / underclothes
  • 1 pair walking shoes, tennis, or running shoes
  • 1 pair sandals or rubber thongs (great for camp showers)

Gear
  • Water bottles and/or bladder, 2 liters total capacity Notebook or paperback book, (optional)
  • Phone and charger
  • Camera, spare batteries (optional)
  • Waterproof travel pouch Power adapter
  • Money, for tipping your guide(s) (optional but appreciated, generally 10-20% of your total trip cost split between staff, based upon the quality of your experience. USD is recommended.) *Please Note: In Tanzania it is customary to tip your guides separately.
Utah

Zion, Bryce and Escalante Packing List

(A) = Available at Wildland Trekking Outfitters Online Store


Year Round Clothing
  • Sturdy hiking boots, mid-weight, lug-soled, above the ankle, and ideally well broken in. Important note: Buy your boots ½ to one-size larger than your street shoes to allow for feet swelling and thicker socks (A)
  • Brimmed sunhat and bandana (A)
  • Rain shell, waterproof/breathable jacket (A)
  • Warm top, such as a long-sleeved sweater or fleece jacket (A)
  • One or two hiking shirts (may be long-sleeved) for protection from the sun, light colors are nice because they’re cooler than dark colors. (A)
  • Long pants: one pair of leggings or lightweight trousers to block sun and give warmth at night (A)
  • Shorts: one pair, nylon is nice for light weight and to substitute as a bathing suit (A)
  • Underwear (A)
  • Sport sandals like Tevas®, lightweight flip-flops, or tennis shoes for camp comfort (A)
  • Hiking socks, one pair for every two days of your trip. Recommended brands include Bridgedale®, Smartwool®, or similar padded socks (wearing a thin liner sock under your hiking socks is highly recommended). No cotton socks!! (A)
  • Coyote Gulch, Paria and Zion, Bryce and Escalante Tours: Water shoes, supportive, closed-toed, well-drained shoe for walking in and out of the creek bottom. Several companies make water shoes for day-long hiking: Salomon®, Teva®, and Keen® to name a few (do not bring Vibram FiveFingers) (A)
  • Inn-based and Basecamp Trips Only: swimsuit, small duffel bag or backpack with extra hiking clothes and casual clothes

Additional Clothing October to April
  • Warm hat and gloves (A)
  • Long underwear, one pair of wicking tops and bottoms that are lightweight to midweight, example wicking materials include capilene, polypropylene, etc. Note: does not apply to inn-based trips. (A)
  • Coyote Gulch and Paria trips only: Neoprene socks, 1 pair breathable, waterproof neoprene socks for hiking in (A)
  • Additional fleece jacket or insulated coat, warm, lightweight and packable fleece jacket or coat insulated with synthetic material (A)
  • Rain pants: waterproof/breathable pants (A)

Gear
  • Water bottles or bladder (3 liters total capacity) (A)
  • Camp pillow, lightweight, packable camp pillow. Note: doesn't apply to inn-based and basecamp trips. (A)
  • Contact lenses and glasses if you wear contact lenses please also bring a pair of glasses - your contacts are likely to become dirty and may be difficult to clean
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+ SPF), lip balm (A)
  • Headlamp, spare batteries (preferably an L.E.D. type that works with AA or AAA batteries) (A)
  • Toiletries, and a small washcloth in stuff sack (bandana can serve as a washcloth) (A)
  • Vitamins (optional)
  • Notebook, drawing supplies, or paperback book (optional)
  • Camera, spare batteries (optional)
  • Prescription medicine (please inform trip leader of any medications you are taking)
  • Knee braces, if needed
  • Money, for tipping your guide (generally 10-20% of trip cost based on your experience) and for purchase of alcoholic beverages on inn-based tours
 

Paria Canyon Packing List

(A) = Available at Wildland Trekking Outfitters Online Store


Year Round Clothing
  • Older, sturdy hiking shoes or boots (we will be hiking in the creek much of the time): mid-weight, lug-soled, and ideally well broken in. Important note: Buy your boots ½ to one-size larger than your street shoes to allow for feet swelling and thicker socks (A)
  • Brimmed sunhat and bandana (A)
  • Rain shell, waterproof/breathable jacket (A)
  • Warm top, such as a long-sleeved sweater or fleece jacket (A)
  • One or two cotton shirts (may be long-sleeved) for protection from the sun, light colors are nice because they’re cooler than dark colors (A)
  • Long pants, one pair of leggings or lightweight trousers to block sun and give warmth at night (A)
  • Shorts, one pair, nylon is nice for light weight and to substitute as a bathing suit (A)
  • Underwear (A)
  • Supportive sport sandals or water shoes like Chacos® or Keens® for walking in and out of the creek. Absolutely no flip-flops please. (A)
  • Hiking socks, one pair for every two days of your trip. Recommended brands include Bridgedale®, Smartwool®, or similar padded socks (wearing a thin liner sock under your hiking socks is highly recommended). No cotton socks!! (A)
  • 1 pair of Neoprene socks
  • Ankle-high gaiters

Additional Clothing October to April
  • Warm hat and gloves (A)
  • Long underwear, one pair of wicking tops and bottoms that are lightweight to midweight, example wicking materials include capilene, polypropylene, etc. (A)
  • Additional fleece jacket or insulated coat, warm, lightweight and packable fleece jacket or coat insulated with synthetic material (A)
  • Rain pants, waterproof/breathable pant (A)

Gear
  • Water bottles or bladder (2 liters total capacity) (A)
  • Lightweight, quick-drying camp towel for drying off after swimming (A)
  • Contact lenses and glasses if you wear contact lenses please also bring a pair of glasses - your contacts are likely to become dirty and may be difficult to clean
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+ SPF), lip balm (A)
  • Headlamp, spare batteries (preferably an L.E.D. type that works with AA or AAA batteries) (A)
  • Toiletries, and a small washcloth in stuff sack (bandana can serve as a washcloth) (A)
  • Vitamins (optional)
  • Notebook, drawing supplies, or paperback book (optional)
  • Camera, spare batteries (optional)
  • Prescription medicine (please inform trip leader of any medications you are taking)
  • Knee braces, if needed
  • Money, for tipping your guide (generally 10-20% of trip cost based on your experience)
Vermont

Vermont Packing List

(A) = Available at Wildland Trekking Outfitters Online Store


Clothing
  • Sturdy Hiking boots, mid weight, lug-soled, above the ankle, waterproof and ideally well broken in (Important note: Buy your boots 1/2 size to 1 size larger than your street shoes to allow for feet swelling and thicker socks) (A)
  • Hiking socks, one pair for every two days of your trip, plus an extra pair to sleep in. Recommended brands include Bridgedale®, Smartwool®, or similar padded socks (wearing thin liner socks under your hiking socks is highly recommended). No cotton socks!! (A)
  • Sunhat or baseball cap and bandana (A)
  • Warm hat and gloves, sherpa style hat and light-to-mid weight fleece or wool gloves (A)
  • Long underwear, one pair of wicking tops and bottoms that are light-to midweight, example materials include capilene, merino wool, polypropylene, etc. (A)
  • Long sleeved shirt or nylon travel shirt (A)
  • Comfortable shoes (A)
  • Thick wool sweater to wear in evenings (A)
  • Warm top, mid-weight shirt, sweater or pullover, also wicking material such as merino wool, fleece or polypropylene (A)
  • Fleece jacket or insulated coat, warm, lightweight and packable fleece jacket or coat insulated with a synthetic material (A)
  • Nylon pants and shorts, or zip-offs (A)
  • Rainproof jacket and pant - Waterproof/breathable jacket and pant such as Gore-Tex® or coated nylon - with the pants look for side leg zippers or a style that will allow you to remove them without removing your boots (A)

Gear
  • Water bottles or bladder, 2 liters total capacity (A)
  • Ear plugs
  • Contact lenses and glasses if you wear contact lenses please also bring a pair of glasses - your contacts are likely to become dirty and may be difficult to clean
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm (A)
  • Toiletries, and a small washcloth in stuff sack (bandana can serve as a washcloth) (A)
  • Headlamp, spare batteries (preferably an L.E.D. type that works with AA or AAA batteries) (A)
  • Camera, spare batteries (optional)
  • Notebook or paperback book, (optional)
  • Knee braces, if needed
  • Prescription medicine, please inform your trip leader of any medications you are taking
  • Waterproof travel pouch
  • Vitamins, (optional)
  • Money, for tipping your guide(s), alcoholic beverages, momentos...etc.
Washington State

Pacific Northwest Packing List

(A) = Available at Wildland Trekking Outfitters Online Store


Clothing
  • Sturdy Hiking boots, mid weight, lug-soled, above the ankle, waterproof and ideally well broken in Important note: Buy your boots 1/2 size to 1 size larger than your street shoes to allow for feet swelling and thicker socks (A)
  • Lightweight tennis shoes or Crocs®, for camp (or casual shoes for inn-based tours) (A)
  • Hiking socks, one pair for every two days of your trip, plus an extra pair to sleep in. Recommended brands include Bridgedale®, Smartwool®, or similar padded socks (wearing thin liner socks under your hiking socks is highly recommended). No cotton socks!! (A)
  • Gaiters (A)
  • Sunhat or baseball cap and bandana (A)
  • Mosquito head net (A)
  • Warm hat and gloves, sherpa style hat and light-to-mid weight fleece or wool gloves (A)
  • Long underwear, one pair of wicking tops and bottoms that are light-to midweight, example materials include capilene, merino wool, polypropylene, etc. Note: doesn't apply to Inn-based Tours. (A)
  • T-shirt or nylon travel shirt (A)
  • Warm top, mid-weight shirt, sweater or pullover, also wicking material such as merino wool, fleece or polypropylene (A)
  • Fleece jacket or insulated coat, warm, lightweight and packable fleece jacket or coat insulated with a synthetic material (A)
  • Nylon pants and shorts, or zip-offs (A)
  • Bathing suit
  • Fleece pants (late August and September backpacking trips and Basecamp Trip only) (A)
  • Rainproof jacket and pant - Waterproof/breathable jacket and pant such as Gore-Tex® or coated nylon - with the pants look for side leg zippers or a style that will allow you to remove them without removing your boots (A)
  • On Inn-based and Basecamp Trips Only: a small duffel bag or backpack with extra hiking clothes and casual clothes.
  • On Basecamp Trip Only: towel and wash cloth

Gear
  • Water bottles or bladder, 2 liters total capacity (A)
  • Camp pillow, lightweight, packable camp pillow. Note: doesn't apply to Inn-based Tours. (A)
  • Contact lenses and glasses if you wear contact lenses please also bring a pair of glasses - your contacts are likely to become dirty and may be difficult to clean
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm (A)
  • Bug repellent, preferably a product containing at least 25% "DEET" (some people are sensitive to this product) (A)
  • Toiletries, and a small washcloth in stuff sack (bandana can serve as a washcloth) (A)
  • Headlamp, spare batteries (preferably an L.E.D. type that works with AA or AAA batteries) (A)
  • Camera, spare batteries (optional)
  • Notebook or paperback book, (optional)
  • Knee braces, if needed
  • Prescription medicine, please inform your trip leader of any medications you are taking
  • Vitamins, (optional)
  • Fly fishing gear, if you want to fish
  • Money, for tipping your trip leader (optional but appreciated, generally 10-15% of your trip cost based upon the quality of your experience)