Packing list 102: for Trekking on a Backpacking Trip

mountain peak with snow, lots of cloudy but a bit of blue sky peaking though, dark river bed in front

Are you considering trekking as part of a longer backpacking trip? Then here is a list of gear to get you started packing. For long term hiking on a backpacking trip, you may need to buy some gear locally, or borrow gear from other travelers.

Start with our original backpacking packing list, then come back and add some of these, to make a compete packing list for your trip.

Packing list of Trekking in the Mountains

Here’s the addendum for trekking. These were things we picked up locally, but of course if you are going for a shorter trip you can bring them from home. 

  • bag cover (to waterproof your pack)
  • fleece jacket
  • rain coat (that fits on top of jacket)
  • gloves
  • hat
  • tent
  • sleeping bag
  • food (energy bars, dried fruit, nuts, ramen, pasta, bread, peanut butter, pasta, chocolate, bars, tuna, dried gatorade)
  • cooking gear (gas burner, pot, utensils etc)
  • water bottles

*Don’t forget from the main list: hiking shoes, socks, change of clothes (if you get wet), water treatment tablets, sunscreen, sunglasses, first aid kit).

Happy Trails!

Trekking in the Himalayas

If you want to know how our trek went down while hiking the Annapurna Base Camp- all the detail are here. There are small villages along the way, so a tent is not necessary. There are plenty of small lodges to stay at.

Trekking in South America

For our complete trek in Chile, at Torres del Paine, read our trekking journal, and day 2, day 3, day 4, and day 5.

In Chile we planned to tent camp, but at the last minute changed our plans to sleep in the lodges on the W trek. Here’s how it was hiking while pregnant.

Have you been on a trek while backpacking? Was your hiking bag too full and heavy or did you lightly pack?

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