Packing list tips for long hikes and walks! What should you not forget on your hut tour in the Dolomites, for example? Just imagine: your first hiking holiday in the mountains is just around the corner. Exciting! You will be leaving in a few days, but what should you absolutely not forget to take with you? Which items should you absolutely pack before departure, and which items are optional? It is important that the weather can change every ten minutes, so you have to be prepared for anything. These are our packing tips for hiking and walking in the mountains.
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5 tips for novice hikers
In our blog '5 tips for novice hikers' we already told you what kind of food you can take with you on your multi-day hut tour in the mountains. So read it if you have any questions about it.
In that blog you will also find the first video of the hike in the Dolomites. Have you seen it yet? Then watch episode 2 of our hiking tour in the Dolomites below. Could you handle this trip?
Packing list for hiking in the mountains
Back to the packing list. Below we share tips from our own experience about what you should definitely take with you during your multi-day hut tour in, for example, the Dolomites. Fortunately, most items are small and take up little space.
Multifunctional and as light as possible
During the preparations for our trip in the Dolomites we also had these questions. Especially because we had a 'Baptism of Fire Deluxe XL' in the Italian Dolomites on the program. Together with our friends Hanna and Kajan, who have a lot of mountain experience, we went out. They took us for several days, to different mountain huts, at different altitudes. We had to prepare for all types of weather and then also in a backpack that we had to lug up and down ourselves. So it certainly didn't have to be too heavy, and you really need to adjust your packing list accordingly.
Basic packing list
- Passport/ID, credit card, insurance card, (if in possession: NKBV card)
- Good mountaineering boots, preferably category B or C
- Backpack (minimum 20 liters), preferably with rain cover
- Drinking bottle/bag 2L
- Mobile + charger
- Spare batteries (per pair)
- Toiletries (small bottles), toothbrush, wet wipes
- Sunscreen (high factor)
- Medicines if necessary.
- Lightweight mouth caps
- Hand disinfection
- Lightweight cloth to sit on/beach towel (NO THICK TOWEL)
- Towel (lightweight)
- Raincoat (breathable)
- Rain pants (preferably breathable)
- Cardigan/sweater (fleece)
- Hiking socks
- Zip-off pants + shorts
- sports t-shirts
- Underwear (which you can exercise in)
Optional packing list
- sheet bag
- Lightweight cutlery (e.g. Spork)
- Pocket knife
- Anti-mosquito spray, prick route
- Walking sticks (if your knees hurt quickly)
Joint packing list
- cooking set
- pan set
- (Muesli bars
- first aid kit
- Games (small & lightweight)
- Camera + charger
- Box for music
We hope that you are ready and that you are going to have a fantastic experience in the mountains. We always like to help other travelers so if you have any questions or just want to send us a nice picture of your trip, you know where to find us Instagram account.
Tip:: Did you know that you are with Sky Alps flies directly from Rotterdam to the Dolomites?