Here we put a list with all the necessary items for this type of trip.
But before we begin, you need to decide on the most important item… Your backpack! It needs to be practical, comfortable and good quality. Remember that it will be your home during the trip.
Main characteristics of a good backpack:
- Back protection and waist fitting
- Height and waist adjustment for optimal fit on your back
- Frontal opening to facilitate access to your content
- Portioning to facilitate organising your content
- With built-in rain cover
Don’t forget to also buy a backpack protector to use when traveling on flights. This will conserve your backpack and will allow you to use all of the external pockets as you can put a lock in the protector bag.
Here we are listing the essential items for your trip considering most of the time will be spent in summer seasons. It can seem scary to bring such a small amount of clothing for one year, but taking so much clothing may be a waste of your space and you will buy new clothes anyway. Avoid leaving for the trip with your backpack full. Leave some space and try to keep maximum 14 kilos.
|Men's backpack||Women's backpack||Hand bag|
|1||Microfiber towel||1||Microfiber towel||1||Agenda / planner
|1||Clothes plastic bag||1||Clothes plastic bag||2||Pens|
|2||Waterproof Pants-shorts||2||Pants (shorts and a pants-waterproof)||1||Photo camera|
|2||Board Shorts||2||Board Shorts / shorts||1||Extra battery for photo camera|
|1||Long sleeve shirt||1||Light dress||1||Netbook|
|1||Thermal jacket (fleece)||10||T-shirt||1||HD external|
|1||Thin and waterproof windproof jacket||1||Long sleeve shirt||1||Pen drive|
|8||Underpants||1||Thermal jacket (fleece)||1||iPod / iPhone|
|8||Pairs of socks (Coolmax)||1||Thin and waterproof windproof jacket||1||Small briefcase|
|2||Swim wear||8||Pairs of socks (Coolmax)||1||Ear Protector|
|1||Hat / cap||1||Pajamas||1||Eye Mask|
|1||Waterproof hiking shoes (Goretex)||1||Thin beach towel||1||Input adapter earphone for 2 people|
|1||Hiking sandals||1||Hat / cap||1||Wet wipes for bathroom|
|1||Waterproof hiking shoes (Goretex)|
You can find stores specialising in travel items that offer clothes with technology to make your life easier: fast drying waterproof fabric pants, fast drying microfiber towels, ultra thin waterproof coats that protect from the wind and compact to the size of a wallet, board shorts, coolmax socks with ventilation for summer and protection for winter, waterproof shoes with gore-tex fabric. Some famous brands are Decathlon, The North Face and Marmot.
We also can’t forget the necessary items and other items we never remember to bring but in the middle of the trip you will miss them.
|1||Shampoo 2 in 1||1||Money belt
|1||Conditioner (for people with dry hair)||1||Swiss knife|
|1||Deodorante roll-on (avoid spray)||5||Ziploc bag (for the airplane and food)|
|1||Shaver||1||5 meters of rope for clothes|
|1||Shaving cream on-chip (Sea to Summit)||10||Big clips can serve as a hangers for clothes|
|1||Perfume||4||Lock with code|
|1||Toothpaste||1||Alarm clock (wrist or table)|
|1||Sun block||1||Mosquito net for bed|
|1||Anti-mosquito spray||1||Big lock (for hostels)|
|1||Small scissors||1||Book / word games|
|1||Nail file||1||Photos of family and friends|
|1||Tweezers||10||3x4 photos for visas|
|1||Medications (according to the health section)|
IMPORTANT: a money belt is a small bag to put important documents in that you can keep under your pants during the trip. What should you put there: your passport, an extra credit/debit card, your travel insurance and money.