Equipment List

Torres del Paine Trail Gear List

  • Ankle high waterproof boots (Gortex probably best)
  • Gaiters Knee high.
  • Thick woollen socks 3 pairs- Opossum hair socks are fantastic as they don’t smell and are extremely warm. They can be worn for up to 5 days without being washed.
  • Trainers, or similar for at night and travelling
  • Kitbag or Rucksack 60 litres (in preference to a back-pack)
  • Day Pack with waist strap (35 litre)
  • Trekking Poles, essential
  • Camel pack. 3 litre recommended
  • Gortex waterproof jacket and waterproof over trousers (trousers can be lighter weight)
  • 3-4 Water proof stuff sacks (Sea to Sky larger ones are better, 1 to put your sleeping bag in)
  • Sleeping Bag should be suitable for temperatures down to minus 5
  • Sleeping mat suggest self inflating Mattress
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional) (adds 5-10 degrees of warmth)
  • 4 sets of underwear
  • 1 set of poly prop/merino (merino wool fabrics do not smell) top and bottoms (Tops long sleeved)
  • Mid layer top capilene or merino, short sleeved and long sleeved
  • Long Trekking trousers, preferably with zip off legs for shorts.
  • Track pants (to use in evenings)
  • Wind stopper jacket
  • Down (lightweight) or pile jacket
  • Hat (beanie)
  • Neck gaiter
  • Sun hat or cap
  • Bandana
  • Bathers, swimmers
  • Water proof mitts (Gloves would be OK)
  • 1 pair light glove liners
  • Small towel and flannel
  • Head torch and spare batteries (take batteries in hand luggage)
  • Toiletries
  • Sun glasses (good side protection)
  • Sunscreen and lip protection
  • Camera and spare battery and memory card
  • Personal first aid kit to include-
  • Aspirin based pain killer
  • Panadol extra or similar headache medication
  • Antiseptic wipes
    • Zip lock bags to pack stuff in
    • Money belt
    • Book to read

 (Need to try and keep this to less then 15 kgs)

 US$ cash for buying snacks souvenirs etc

Note a basic first aid kit will be available including medication for diarrhoea, nausea, anti histamines, plasters, bandages, throat lozenges and antiseptic cream.

Porter service and luggage handling during the trip

The porter service for this trip is included in the trip’s price. Nevertheless for the trekking days with nights spent out of EcoCamp camping area the porters can only carry up to five kilos per person. The handling works this way: the day the group arrives each person has to separate his luggage in two dry bags provided ,maximum 5 kilos of content in each one. One bag will be carried by the porter service and the group until they leave Los Perros on day 4. The other bag will reach the group on day 4 with the content needed for the days 5, 6 and 7, so this day the group leave their first bag to be sent back to EcoCamp and continue just with the second bag. This method allows trekkers to change clothes and gear in the middle of the trek without surpassing the 5 kilos limit per bag.

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