Gear list for trekking – Los Nevados National Park
Los Nevados National park is not as cold as other places, because of their geographical location along the tropical belt but this mountains are humid with constant drizzle rain, fog and mist, sleet and hail. Gear for cold and wet weather is mandatory, the guide is ready for this conditions so you must do the same.
For our trekking programs, we advise the following gear for each person:
*Please consider to take with you a headlamp. In the past we did not add this to the list since the headlamps are must in the mountains, but We have found ourselves with people in dark, remote and lonely places. Please take it with you!
Sunglasses (with UV protection)
1st layer – Shirt and underwear: Polypropylene, Capilene, Merino wool, Polyster (NO NATURAL FIBERS, NO COTTON PLEASE!!!!!!!)
2nd layer – Fleece jacket or pullover (something like Polartec 100 or Patagonia R1 is recommended)
3nd layer – Waterproof Jacket or Poncho(Waterproof is not the same that water-resistant)
2nd layer – Fleece pant for extra cold nights/summits (optional)
4th layer – Down/synthetic insulation jacket if you get cold easily (Remember Los Nevados is not just cold is HUMID and WET)
Pijama or spare set of dry clothing for sleeping or changing wet layers.
Glove for sun and cold protection.
Good quality Trekking boots/shoes/trail runners with good traction
Sandals/Crocs/Light shoes for campsites and huts (1 pair)
Trekking socks (2 pairs minimum in case one pair gets wet)
Backpack with enough volume to pack all your stuff INSIDE not hanging from the outside
Dry bags/plastic bag for packing inside the backpack.
Hydration & food:
Hydration system as a Camel/platypus bag or bottle – 1.5 liters minimum