Clothing and Equipment List

 

Adventure in the Andes

 

At altitude temperatures can change as quickly as the weather - the best way of coping with this is by layering: a wind and waterproof outer layer, a warm fleece to use as a mid layer, and a shirt or equivalent as a base layer. At night in the mountains it can get surprisingly cold, so a warm hat and gloves are useful, while during the day the sun can be fierce due to the thin atmosphere, so a sunhat and high factor sunscreen are essential.  

Documents

·          Passport – must have 6 months validity and appropriate visas

·          Photocopies of all documents (keep separate)

·          Airline tickets

·          Additional passport photos

·          Travel insurance details

·          Emergency contact numbers

·          Trip information and itinerary

·          Cash, credit/debit cards, money security belt/pouch

 

Clothing

·          Walking shoes

·          Trainers or strong sandals (all purpose wear)

·          Rubber sole footwear for rafting (optional)

·          T-shirts

·          Long sleeved shirt

·          Long casual trousers

·          Shorts/short trousers

·          Tracksuit bottoms or similar (optional)

·          Fleece or sweatshirt

·          Thick fleece (May to August)

·          Warm hat and gloves (May to August)

·          Lightweight waterproof jacket

·          Swimwear (optional)

·          Sunhat (styled to cover face, ears and neck)

 

Equipment

Soft-sided bag (50-80 litres)

·          Lightweight daypack

·          Sunglasses

·          Camera, memory card(s)

·          Universal travel adaptor

·          Insect repellent (with high DEET content)

·          Personal first aid kit

·          Sunscreen

·          Binoculars (optional)

·          Water bottle

·          Torch and batteries

·          Towel

·          Lipsalve

 

The following items can also be useful:

 

·          Face wipes

·          Moisturising cream

·          Snacks/energy bars

·          Padlock for your bags

·          Small mirror

·          Spare glasses/contact lenses

·          Earplugs (against snorers!)

·          Cold water travel wash (preferably biodegradable)

 

These items are also useful but don’t pack them in your hand luggage – put them in your main bag only!

 

·          Penknife/small scissors

·          Safety pins

·          Small sewing/repair kit

·          Nail clippers

 

Personal First Aid Kit
Your tour leader will be first aid trained and will carry a first aid kit. However, we recommend that you carry a small first aid kit for personal use. This could contain things like plasters, sterile dressings and bandages, a blister kit, pain killers e.g. paracetamol and ibuprofen, antiseptic cream, antihistamine cream (for insect bites), sunburn cream, anti-diarrhoea pills e.g. Imodium or Lomotil and rehydration salts e.g. dioralyte.


Please ensure you carry essential personal medication in your hand luggage rather than checked in bags. You may require a letter from your Doctor confirming this medication is for you.

 

For details regarding hand luggage restrictions please visit www.baa.com