Packing Tips

Adventure Treks provides all of the necessary outdoor equipment for our trips, including a backpack, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad.

How to Pack for your Adventure
  1. Inside your daypack (a school bookbag is perfect) that you will carry on the plane:
    1. ID/passport (if needed). For U.S. citizens traveling domestically, students under 18 are not required to show an ID to get through security and board their flight. For non-U.S. citizens, please check to see if any visa documents are required.
    2. Put your cell phone (and charger!), medications, wallet, and passport/ID in a Ziploc bag with your name on it. You will give this to your instructors at the airport.
    3. Pack your essentials in case your bags are delayed. This includes a toothbrush, fleece, rain jacket, rain pants, empty water bottle, and a change of clothes. While we rarely have a problem with delayed bags, it is always best to be prepared.
  2. Inside your duffel bag (a soft-sided duffel without wheels, 80–90 liters in size) that you will check:
    1. Everything else on your trip’s packing list into your duffel bag. Some airlines charge extra for one or more checked bags—please be ready.
    2. Check with your airline for size and weight limits on checked bags; it is very possible to fit everything you need off of the packing list in a duffel that weighs under 50 pounds.

After you have been officially enrolled on a trip, you’ll be able to check out the trip-specific packing list in your account to find out exactly what you need to bring. Packing lists are also available on each trip-specific page.