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
  • Sunhat
  • 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)
  • Shirts
  • 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)
  • Binoculars
  • Pocket knife
  • Umbrella
  • 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.


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