Backpacking trips make for one of the most adventurous trips and can be a lot of fun but only if you are carrying all the essentials items with you in your backpack. Always make sure you have packed all that you might need whilst backpacking your way into the beautiful location that you are headed to.

There are many most obvious things which people tend to forget to pack but regret their forgetfulness later on. To help you avoid facing such a situation, we have jotted down a list of the essentials things to pack before going for a backpacking trip:

things to pack before going for a backpacking tripClothes-

Ofcourse, the primary thing that you would need on a backpacking trip are enough pair of clothes.  Depending upon the number of days of your stay, you can decide on the number but carry the following:

  • Underwear
  • Jeans
  • Shorts
  • Swimming costume
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Shirt
  • Full sleeved top
  • Half sleeved top
  • Hat
  • Muffler/stole
  • Zipper jacket


Besides packing clothes, you must have all your documents in place and packed safely in the backpack. The following are the essential ones:

  • Passport
  • Passport photocopies
  • Credit card
  • Flight confirmation
  • Proof of vaccinations
  • Driver’s license
  • Travel insurance
  • Health insurance

Electrics and Electronics

No matter which destination you are headed to, you will definitely need a few equipments of technology to give you company and make your trip easier and a little less boring. The following are some of the most basic things you will need:

  • Mobile phone
  • Mobile phone charger
  • Camera
  • Camera charger
  • Extra batteries
  • Headphones
  • Memory cards
  • Universal adaptor
  • Shaving set


No matter where you would be staying and what all facilities you will be offered, it is always best to be prepared, especially on a backpacking trip where you might be required to sleep in camps and tents. The following is a list of the toiletries that you must definitely carry with you:

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • First aid kid
  • Soap
  • Razor
  • Shaving foam
  • Shaving cream
  • Shaving blade
  • Deodorant

Medicines and Other Healthcare

One must always be prepared for the worst case scenario and should be prepared for the situation of getting ill, hurt or sick. It is thus important to carry some essential medicines and other healthcare things. The following is a list:

  • Medicine for headache
  • Medicine for fever
  • Pain spray
  • Pain killer
  • Band-Aid
  • Bandage
  • Medicine for vomiting
  • Medicine for loose motions
  • Mosquito repellant


Well besides these things, you would probably need a few more. Here’s a list:

  • Hand towel
  • Body towel
  • A torch with batteries
  • Combination lock
  • Sleeping bag
  • Duct tape
  • Sunscreen
  • Waterproof bag for electronics
  • An all-in-one knife
  • Travel pillow


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