Cap

Wool Hat

Water Bottle

 

Back Pack

 
 

Fleece Jacket

 

 

 Hiking Pants

 
Multi Tool Pocket Knife

 Hiking Poles

Hiking Shoes

What to Take and How to Pack
In general, Hiking is a simple Outdoor Activity, in the sense that almost everybody can go hiking and a formal training is not necessary. There is no need to learn a lot of technical know-how, although your guide will walk you through the basics.
It offers a one-of-a-kind outdoor experience. Hiking in any trail lets you marvel at nature's wonders, historical areas, and scenic landscapes that will make your hike very memorable.

Clothing - Summer Weather

  • Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots (we suggest boots with a Gore-tex lining to be waterproof)
  • A comfortable day pack, preferably with a waistband.
  • Hiking shorts / Trekking pants
  • Thin, lightweight inner socks (2)
  • Sun hat
  • T-shirts (2)
  • Underwear (2)

Clothing - Winter Weather

  • Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots (We suggest boots with a Gore-tex lining to be waterproof)
  • A comfortable day pack, preferably with a waistband
  • Trekking pants / Wind pants (if your trekking pants are reasonably windproof then special wind pants are not needed)
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks (2)
  • Warm fleece hat and scarf
  • Neck gaiter (for winter trekking they are really the best for staying warm)
  • Thermal shirts / underwear
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Walking poles

Walking poles are essential when hiking.They help you stay balanced in rugged fields and help take the strain off your legs on ascents and descent.

What to Bring - Other necessary equipments (fits all activities) 

  • Toiletries
  • Towel
  • Water bottles (2)
  • Tissues
  • Bandannas (many uses!)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunblock
  • Lip balm with sunscreen
  • Moisturizer (optional for skin that dries quickly)
  • Antiseptic hand wipes
  • Camera and journal (optional)

Group Items (will be supplied if needed) 

  • Flashlight / headlamp
  • Insect repellent
  • Basic first-aid kit

Hiking Tips

Pace is so important: It is better to set a steady pace that you can maintain than to push really hard and wear out quickly. Breaks are shorter this way; long breaks allow lactose to build up in muscles making them stiff and making it hard to get going again. Your stride is lost; it’s like starting all over. Avoid gasping for breath when hiking steep uphills. always blow out hard to clear the lungs.

Be safe: Most injuries happen on the way down the mountain when you are more tired and moving fast, than they do going up.

Always Remember: Before undertaking that marathon hike consider this - new socks, old shoes.  It's not a good time to see if those new shoes work..