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CHOPICALQUI
What to bring
 
     
  Essential items:

• Large bag to load on the donkeys containing up to 15kg of personal belongings
• Mountain backpack (40 litres)
• Sleeping bag (rated - 25°C) - we can provide one if required
• Warm jacket or fleece (windproof recommended)
• Down jacket
• Waterproof jacket (Gore-Tex recommended)
• Waterproof trousers (Gore-Tex recommended)
• A few pairs of trekking trousers
• A few t-shirts (long sleeve and short sleeve, fast dry, merino wool recommended)
• A few warm sweaters
• A few pairs of woollen trekking socks
• A few pairs of regular socks (for use in camp)
• Underwear
• Long thermal underwear (top and bottom)
• Fleece trousers (to wear under your Gore-Tex trousers)
• Well-worn in hiking boots
• Plastic mountaineering boots - we can provide some if required
• Crampons (technical) - we can provide some if required
• Two technical ice axes with leash - we can provide some if required
• Ice screws, ice pickets, carabiners (2 locking, 3 regulars), ATC for rappelling, perlon
cords - we can provide some if required
• Alpine Climbing Harness - we can provide one if required
• Mountaineering helmet - we can provide one if required
• Water bottle (1.5 litres minimum)
• Head torch (with spare batteries)
• Sun hat or cap
• Wool or fleece hat
• Liner gloves
• Gore-Tex Gloves - we can provide some if required
• Gaiters - we can provide some if required
• Sunglasses (100% UV protection)
• Sun cream (factor 40 minimum)
• Lip balm with sunscreen
• Small towel
• Personal toiletries (biodegradable products are strongly recommended)
• Personal medication
• Anti-bacterial hand gel
 
     
     
  Optional items:

• Light shoes for use in camp (not sandals)
• Shorts
• Neck warmer
• Thermarest
• Aluminium sleeping mat
• Silk inner sheet
• Camera
• Journal and pen
• Book
• Pocket knife
• Trekking poles – we can provide some if required
• Insect repellent
• A few packets of tissues
• High-energy protein bars or drinks
• High-energy lightweight mountain food
• Water purification tablets