Hiking and Trekking - Clothing and Equipment

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Here are some suggestions about all the stuff you should bring for a one-or two-days trek.

Clothing

  • Comfortable trouser for trekking. We suggest the convertible pants that can be both long and short, with an easy zip system
  • Waterproof pants cover, if rain is expected
  • 2 pairs of thick socks
  • High or low heeled waterproof hiking boots or trail running shoes (high heeled hiking boots raccommended when is possibile to find snow on the trail - for example in early season)
  • Long-sleeved thermal base layer
  • 2 breathable shirts or t-shirts
  • Breathable fleece
  • Light breathable water and wind-proof jacket ("Hard Shell")
  • Scarf or neck warmer
  • Hat or bandana
  • Sunglasses
  • Gloves

Equipment
  • Trekking poles with pointed ends (essential when on snow or glaciers)
  • 30-40lt backpack
  • First Aid Kit (bandages, disinfectant, scissors, mineral salts, general medications)
  • 1lt water bottle
  • Snacks (we suggest nuts, dried fruit and chocolate)
  • Sunscreen (protection 20 minimum)
  • Insect repellant
  • Wet wipes

Mountain huts

  • Mountains huts are average-sized buildings offering overnight stay, meal, shower and bathroom services.
  • Accommodation varies between dormitories and rooms for 2 or more people.
  • A sleeping bag liner (which can be purchased in the hut) is usually all that is needed to stay overnight; blankets and pillows are provided.
  • Hot shower is usually available, sometimes you need to pay a little extra.
  • The hut staff cook meals on the spot and can prepare sandwiches for excursions.
  • Snacks and beverages, including alcoholic drinks, can also be purchased.
  • Telephone calls can be made and internet navigation is sometimes available.

Mountain huts

  • Sheet bag (usually is it possibile to buy it on-site, price 3 euro ca.)
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste and soap
  • Small towel
  • Spare underware
  • Comfortable pants for the evening
  • Slippers (usually provided by refuge)
  • Torch or headlamp (better)

If you are going on one of hiking tours in Italy, your guide will provide you with more information before departure.

Please contact us for further information.

Via Argentero 4, Torino

info@verticalife.it

011.0891022

agenzia viaggi e tour operator outdoor a Torino

VERTICALIFE snc
Outdoor Travel Company - Tour Operator
Via Argentero, 6
10126 - Torino
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