What to bring on the trek or hike

What to bring on the trek or on the tour

Below each tour we have listed the things we recommend you to bring on the trek or on the tour. This of course depends on the duration of the tour. On a day trip you need to bring less stuff than on two day or three day tours.

This is a list of things you would typically want to bring along on a multiple day trek:

  • Good hiking shoes. A good pair of running shoes is fine in the dry season. In the rainy season running shoes with good profile are necessary.
  • Flip flops for in the evening and during the bamboo rafting
  • 2 T-shirts
  • 2 pairs of socks
  • a pair of shorts
  • a pair of swimming shorts or bathing suit
  • towel
  • personal toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, soap)
  • sunscreen
  • mosquito repellent
  • cap or hat
  • flashlight
  • a roll of toiletpaper
  • personal prescription drugs
  • camera
  • 1500-2500 THB in small notes for drinks, souvenirs and tips.

Sleeping: In the evening it can be chilly and even cold (November-March) in the village. It is recommended to bring long pants and a shirt with long sleeves. In the months November until March it is recommended We supply a thick sleeping bag. The rest of the year we will supply a clean sheet bag or a light sleeping bag is. There are mosquito nets, pillows and mattrasses.

This picture shows the typical overnight in a hill tribe village:

Matresses with mosquito nets
Overnight in the village

Trekking shoes

Trekking shoes and boots

Here is some practical trekking info about shoes. To wear the right trekking shoes is very important. If you are not wearing the proper footwear, an easy trek can become a nightmare. Don’t wear mountaineering boots. They are too heavy, cumbersome and uncomfortable in a tropical climate. We advise comfortable, light waterproof hiking shoes or boots with soles with good grip such as these.

Hiking shoe Source: Decathlon Outdoor shop, Chiang Mai

Wearing good shoes makes all the difference

Wearing comfortable trekking shoes with a good grip is very important. With uncomfortable shoes, an easy trek really can become an ordeal.

Your choice of shoes depends on quite a few factors:

– your hiking style

– the weather conditions

– the difficulty of the trails

– the number of days you are trekking

– the amount of luggage you are carrying.

We don’t recommend Teva sandals such as these:

Sandals with straps

They don’t protect you against insects and thorns.

If you are doing an overnight trek, we recommend taking flip flops for use in the village or the homestay.

More trekking info about food on our treks here.

Under every tour we list the things you have to bring along on the tour.