The following list is based on the things I personally took.

The Big Stuff

  • Backpack – Our backpacks were 40 liters and 40+10. It was sufficient for the trip because there is no need to carry a tent or sleeping bag. Don’t forget your rain cover.
  • Shoes – It is recommended to wear shoes with ankle support (hiking boots). It is also very important to have shoes with good water protection. I hope this go without saying: Break your shoes well before the trip!
  • Hiking poles – Will help you keep the pace, will enble you to use your hands while climbing and will ease the stress from your joints while descending .


  • Thermal leggings – I ended up not using mine, but it could be useful.
  • Thermal shirt – super important.
  • 2 hiking shirts
  • 2 hiking pants
  • Coat (Waterproff!)
  • Rain pants
  • Fleece jacket
  • 3 pairs of hiking socks (+2 liners)
  • Gloves
  • Hat (for shade)
  • Wool hat
  • Neck warmer
  • Crocs
  • 3 underwear (there’s nothing like merino wool)


  • Kindle – very useful for the rest days, and relatively light.
  • Photography – we personally took a DSLR and a GoPro.
  • Camera charge
  • Cellphone
  • Cellphone charge
  • Flashlight (head mount)
  • Small earphones

Food and Bags

  • Leatherman
  • Cutlery - if you make your own food.
  • Trail Mix (nuts, Cashew, dried fruits etc)
  • A few garbage bags
  • a few sandwich bags
  • 3 liters water sack

Hygiene and Medicine

  • First Aid Kit – bandages, plasters, scissors, KT Tape, pain killers, antibiotics, alcohol pads.
  • Towel
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Sunscreen
  • Soap bar (for laundry)
  • Deodorant
  • Talc powder
  • Muscle cream (ex. Bengay)

More stuff (without category)

  • Sleeping liner – explanation in “Huts” page.
  • A notebook and a pen – if you’ll like to write.
  • 6 maps and a book (guide book)
  • Wallet

All in all, our packs weighted 12-13 kilograms (including water).