What to Pack

Weather

Expect everything from warm sun to rain and a possibility of snow. We can expect early autumn temperatures in Ticino (around 20°C/68°F during the day, cooler in the evening), as well as cooler temperatures in Andermatt with a minimum of 5°C/41°F degrees and a maximum of 10°C/50°F degrees). Also in Valais the temperatures can vary between a minimum of 5°C/41°F degrees and a maximum of 15°C/59°F degrees depending on the altitude where we are.

Recommendations for your flight

  • Daypack
  • Valid passport
  • Copy of complete flight itinerary (also save a copy online)
  • Copy of applicable travel/medical insurance, including number and contact information (also save a copy online)
  • Debit Card
  • Credit cards (more than one)
    **We suggest you have a record of your number in case of loss or theft.**
  • Cash (Hard currency such as CHF or Euros; new, clean bills)
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Medication, if applicable
  • Change of clothing in which you can hike in case luggage is lost
  • Your Hiking boots, insulating jacket, rain jacket, hat, gloves
  • Small toiletry bag (Toothbrush/Toothpaste, deodorant, etc)

Luggage

  • Luggage (1 Piece, Leave at Hotel While Trekking)
  • Luggage Tags and Locks (2)
  • Day Pack (21L-35L)
  • Day Pack Rain Cover
  • Extra Small Duffel Bag (No Wheels or Rigid Frames) for overnight trek. Will be carried by pack animals.

Clothing

  • Casual Clothing for Travel and Town Wear (Lightweight, Easily Washable)
  • Base Layer Tops and Bottoms (Midweight, Synthetic)
  • Tee-shirts (synthetic or wool, quick drying)
  • Hiking Pants (Quick dry, Lightweight)
  • Fleece Pants,optional
  • Waterproof/windproof Jacket & Pants
  • Fleece/Wool Jacket
  • Down/Synthetic insulating jacket
  • Fleece/Wool Gloves or mittens
  • Fleece/Wool Liner Gloves
  • Fleece/Wool Hat
  • Sun Hat
  • Sleepwear

Footwear

  • Walking shoes – comfortable, casual for travel/town wear
  • Hiking boots – supportive, good tread, and waterproof
  • Hiking Socks (Synthetic or Wool)
  • Camp shoes, optional
  • Ankle Gaiters, optional

Personal accessories

  • Sport Sunglasses
  • Sunblock and Lip Balm (30 SPF)
  • Bandana
  • Water Bottles (Two 1-Quart) or Hydration System Plus One 1-Quart Water Bottle
  • Travel Towel, quick drying/lightweight, optional
  • Travel Sleep Sheet (silk or microfiber), optional
  • Personal Bathroom Kit: Toilet Paper (TP), Ziplock Bags (separate for Dirty TP/Clean TP), Hand Wipes, Hand Sanitizer (must not leave TP in the wilderness)
  • Personal First Aid Kit/Medications (Lightweight)
  • Blister kit – highly recommended
  • Toiletries
  • Trekking Poles (collapsible), optional but highly recommended
  • Ear plugs/Eye mask, optional
  • Electrical Plug Adapter and Converter
  • Water Purification Drops/Tablets/Filter, optional but recommended to avoid single use plastic
  • Camera and Accessories
  • External battery charger
   
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