What to Pack
Layers, layers & layers. Come prepared for all types of weather!
We strongly recommend travelling light because of the challenging nature of the hikes.
Limit your luggage to one trek bag of 25L + one daypack (to carry on the trail and to keep with you on a day hike). Suitcases are less easy to carry on a trekking adventure, but a luggage transportation can easily be arranged between villages.
Any extra luggage can also be stored at a hotel in Quito or Latacunga.
Llullu Llama Mountain Lodge will provide you with hiking information and maps.
We have put together a list of clothing and equipment we recommend, being well equipped is mandatory for a pleasant and enthralling hiking holiday!
Equipment & essentials
- Waterproof trekking boots
- Good quality sunglasses (this helps in case of dust, especially when wearing contact
- Sunblock and lip salve
- Small first aid kit e.g. plasters, paracetamol, antiseptic wipes etc.
- Wide necked, plastic water bottle (1Litre)
- Flashlight or solar led light
- Trekking poles / sticks
- plastic bag (for dirt)
- Trekking socks (2-3 pairs)
- Comfortable trousers for hiking (full length or 3 quarter length, light weight)
- Base layers of light material (long & short sleeve)
- Warm fleece jacket
- Waterproof jacket and trousers
- Comfortable clothes and shoes (trainers or sandals are ideal) to wear around the lodge and village after trekking
- Swim suit to use in the Jacuzzi and Spa
- Camera and film (extra batteries)
- Pocket knife
- Hand sanitizer
- Books to read
Most accommodations on the Quilotoa Loop will provide you with a towel and bedding and soap. Not all accommodations will provide shampoo.