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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 for Bogota, Colombia here.

See current weather conditions Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia 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 confirmed to Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Flight information submitted
  • Passport valid for 6 months upon arrival
  • Medical insurance card
  • Cash for tipping guides, buying souvenirs, incidental costs, etc. 

Expedition Gear

  • Change of clothes for Bogotá/Santa Marta - to be kept in storage during expedition
  • Synthetic shorts (zip-away pants are a great option)
  • Rain Jacket
  • Synthetic long underwear or fleece top
  • Synthetic T-shirt (2-3)
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Nylon-wool blend socks (3)
  • Water sandals (for river crossings walking around the camp in the evening)
  • Swimsuit
  • Synthetic pants for evenings and bug protection
  • Backpack
  • Water bottles - 2
  • Headlamp
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Personal toiletries and medicine (basic showers are available on trail)
  • Sleeping bag liner (blankets are available for cooler nights)
  • Backpack cover
  • Insect repellent (long sleeves also provide protection)
  • Hat
  • Toilet paper in ziplock bag
  • Ditty Bag and extra ziplock baggies for toilet paper waste on the trail 

Other (optional)

  • Reading material for the trail
  • Hand sanitizer or wet wipes
  • Collapsible hiking poles
  • Hotel reservations for extended time in Bogotá (if applicable)
  • Guidebooks
  • Camera
  • Zip-lock bags for waterproofing passport and other valuables