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Terra Andina Bolivia, trekking and mountaineering agency

INDIVIDUAL EQUIPMENT
For all types of trips
Passport and photocopies of passport
- Insurance company numbers (number of insurance policy and telephone number) or photocopy of policy
- Driving license to rent vehicles
- Cash, traveler cheques ($ US), credit card(s)
- Photocopy of our program + telephone number of Terra Andina (00 591 2) 242 29 95
 
Miscellaneous
Camera: an instant camera will be appreciated by the locals and will allow you to present photographs to them
- Pencil + note book
- Presents for children (please avoid sweets, school materials are preferred)
 
Overland Altiplano / Lipez Expedition (4WD vehicle)
Year-Round. From June to September, nights on the Altiplano can be very cold. Lipez: generally sunny days, windy in the afternoon. Accommodation is often very basic
- Strong backpack or travel bag + small day-pack
- Good sleeping bag (for – 10ºC at least)
- Warm clothes (windbreaker and fleece / cap / gloves / warm socks etc.)
- Hiking boots
- Sun-block
- Hat
- Sunglasses
- Head torch with spare bulb and batteries
- Personal first-aid kit
 
Altiplano Treks
From March to November. Nights can be very cold on the Cordillera
- Strong backpack or travel bag + small day-pack
- Good sleeping bag (at least for – 15ºC)
- Ground mat
- Warm clothes (waterproof-breathable (type Gore-Tex) and polar clothes / cap / gloves / warm socks)
- Waterproof jacket/poncho
- Hiking boots
- Hiking poles (can be rented in La Paz)
- Sun-block
- Hat
- Sunglasses
- Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
- Knife
- Water bottle
- Personal first-aid kit
 
Climbing in the Andes
From March to November. Nights can be very cold on the Cordillera
- Strong backpack or travel bag + small day-pack
- Very good sleeping bag (at least for – 15ºC)
- Ground mat
- Individual technical equipment: harness, ice axe, plastic boots, crampons, gaiters (can be rent in La Paz)
- Technical mountain waterproof-breathable (type Gore-Tex) shell
- waterproof pants
- cold condition gear
- Two pairs of gloves (one in polar, the other one waterproof), mittens recommended
- fleece hat - Warm socks (many pairs)
- Hiking boots
- High protection sun-block
- Hat
- Glacier sunglasses
- Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
- Knife
- Water bottle
- Personal first-aid kit
 
Yungas and Amazon
From March to November. Very good climate out of rainy season (December to February)
Important:
No mandatory vaccines in Bolivia. Yellow Fever and malaria treatment suggested for the Amazon area, no particular recommendation for the Yungas
- Light clothes (T-shirt, short sleeved)
- some warm clothes for the evening
- rain coat
- Bathing suit
- Mosquito repellent
- Sun-block
- Hat
- Sunglasses
- Personal first-aid kit.
Note: in the Amazon region, all places are equipped with mosquito nets.
 
Fares indicated for mountain equipment rental in La Paz

Plastic boots: $ 10 US / day
- Crampons: $ 10 US / day
- Gaiters: $ 3 US / day
- Ice axe: $ 6 US / day
- Harness: $ 6 US / day
- Helmet: $ 4 US / day
- Headlamp: $ 4 US / day
- Pair of hiking poles: $ 3 US / day
- Waterproof pants: $ 6 US / day
- Gore-Tex jacket: $ 6 US / day
- Sleeping bag: $ 10 US / day
- Individual tent: $ 15 US / day

Sold by Terra Andina
Fleece sleeping bag interiors: $ 13 US

PS: group equipment (kitchen and dining tents, individual 2/3 person tents, ropes, cooking equipment) provided by Terra Andina.
If you wish to form / join a group, we suggest you leave a message in the forum on our web site (www.terra-andina.com/forum)

 
   

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