For walking: Bring light, windproof water proofs and a couple of layers for warmth as the weather conditions can be changeable. It can also be cool in the evenings. Wicking shirts are recommended as a base layer, and walking trousers are preferable to trousers of heavier material such as jeans.
General: Clothing should generally be lightweight for the day. However warmer layers and long trousers may be needed, especially at night and early and late summer. You may also wish to bring a swimming costume and towel.
Luggage: On tour
Bring one main piece of baggage and a daypack for carrying personal items during our walking days. Total allowance: 20kg (subject to you flight luggage allowance) plus a 25-30 litres daypack. Main baggage will be transported between nightstops.
Your day pack should be large enough to hold your water bottle, sun cream, waterproofs, a warm layer, snacks, camera, etc. You may also wish to bring walking poles.
We recommend that you bring a water bottle, torch, sunblock, sunhat, sunglasses and insect repellent. You may also wish to bring walking poles and binoculars.
At your discretion you might also consider tipping your Explore Leader in appreciation of the efficiency and service you receive.
Although entirely voluntary, tipping is a recognized part of life in this region of the world. Some local staff will look to members of the group for personal recognition of particular services provided. In order to make things easier for you, the Explore Leaders may organise a group's tips kitty and if this is the case, they will account for it throughout the trip.
Accordingly, we recommend approximately 15€ per person for tipping.
10% is recommended at meal times.