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packing list

You are responsible only for personal clothing and gear listed below. We'll take care of everything else.  A gear check will be completed before you depart for the trail. This list does not include additional clothing/items you may want for travel or for your time off the trail.  Any luggage not needed on the trail can be left in storage during your expedition.

See current weather conditions in Los Glacieres National Park here. 

See current weather conditions in El Calafate, Argentina here. 

Packing System: This expedition does not include porters. You are responsible for carrying all of your personal gear in your own pack.

Carried bag weight limit: n/a

Rentals Available: 

  • Not available on this expedition. 

Documents and Logistics

  • International flights booked and travel plans to Calafate
  • Flight information submitted
  • Passport valid through end of trip
  • Medical insurance card
  • 40 Argentinean pesos for departure from Calafate (may be acquired in country)
  • Cash for tipping guides, souvenirs, incidents etc.

Expedition Gear

  • Change of clothes for Calafate - to be kept in storage during expedition
  • Backpack (for carrying your gear)
  • Down jacket
  • Fleece jacket or vest
  • Synthetic hiking pants (1)
  • Rain Jacket
  • Synthetic long underwear (top and bottom)
  • Wool or synthetic hat
  • Light gloves
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Nylon-wool blend socks (2-3)
  • Sandals (for walking around camp in the evening)
  • Water bottle
  • Headlamp
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Personal toiletries and medicine
  • Toilet paper in ziplock bag
  • Ditty Bag and extra ziplock baggies for toilet paper waste on the trail 

Other (optional)

  • Sleeping bag liner (sleeping bags and pads will be provided)
  • Reading material for the trail
  • Hotel reservations for extended time in Argentina (if applicable)
  • Guidebooks
  • Camera
  • Trekking poles
  • Bandana (for dust and wind)
  • Energy/protein bars (especially for vegetarians as non-meat sources of protein are scarce)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Laundry soap
  • Zip-lock bags for waterproofing passport and other valuables