Equipment will vary from person to person. This list can be used as a guide, as we understand people have personal preferences when hiking, so feel free to add your own things to this list.

Equipment:

  • Backpack (65 – 75 litres) - One that can be adjusted so approximately two-thirds of the weight will sit on your hips and one-third on your shoulders. Ensure the belt is well padded to avoid chafing.
  • Daypack – if you are using the services of a personal porter.
  • Sleeping bag
  • Eating utensils – cups, plates, bowls, knives and forks, etc.
  • Toiletries – including toilet paper in snap lock bags. Wet toilet paper isn’t much fun.
  • Trekking poles
  • First aid kit – details of contents later
  • Oral Electrolyte - it is highly recommended to bring enough of these to be taken daily, before you get dehydrated. Dehydration can be caused by diarrhoea or sweating. In an emergency, this can be substituted with drinking boiled water plus a bit of salt and one teaspoon of sugar.
  • Mosquito net
  • One towel (the chamois sports towels you can buy from camping stores are ideal).
  • Pack Covers - for when it rains (remember your day pack needs one as well if you are using a personal porter).
  • Hydration pack or water bottles (3 litres minimum)
  • Head light & spare batteries or small torch
  • Camera
  • You will be supplied with a tent and a bedroll
  • Plastic black garbage bags to separate your clothing (wet, socks, towel, clothes, last day's clothes).

Clothing:

  • One rimmed Hat or Peak Cap (protection against rain and/or sun)
  • Three quick dry shirts
  • One thermal top (optional - only used at a few camp sites)
  • A pair of bush walking boots (with good grip)
  • A pair of crocs, sandals or thongs (for day's end)
  • 2 pairs of shorts you are confortable to hike in
  • 1 warm jacket
  • 1 long pair of pants (light material)
  • One pair of gaiters and boot skirts
  • 3 pairs of thick socks
  • One pair of thin socks (Optional)
  • Underwear
  • Rain jacket
  • One pair of lycra gym shorts or skins (optional)
  • Sunglasses (optional as really do not see much sun)
  • 1 pair swimmers for washing in the rivers - nothing too revealing (most people will wear the clothes they are in so they can wash them).