Packing List for Ultralight Hiking in Chile

📆 14 days in Chile
🌡 Between 0 and 30 degrees.
Travel Month: March
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nsiderbam from Reddit shared this great ultralight packing list from his trip to Chile.

Hiking in Chile

Chile is a beautiful country with impressive and varied landscapes. The Atacama Desert and the Andres mountain range are both in Chile, meaning there are a lot of different climates to prepare for. The temperatures of the trip range from 0 to 30 degrees. If you are hiking like nsiderbam, that means having to pack clothing for a lot of different climates.

It's tough to pack a minimalist packing list for one climate or season let alone two. Bringing coats and shorts in the same bag is annoying. One travel hack is to wear your jacket on the plane. Wearing a big jacket in a hot country while boarding a flight always gets curious looks.

Now, this list is mostly for ultralight hikers, so I'm a bit unfamiliar with the equipment. I could never think of a reason to bring hiking poles, for example.

Equipment Tradeoffs

One exciting part of this list is how it is multi climate and also contains hiking and photography gear. With all that gear, it's hard to pack a lot of clothes. Three pairs of underwear is a little light for an active trip, but there probably isn't enough room to bring more.

Overall this is a great packing list. I hope you are inspired to explore ultralight hiking equipment.

Just because you are walking the streets of Madrid or Marrakech instead of hiking in the Andes, doesn't mean you want the lightest gear available.


Added By:
John Farrell
Carry-On Travel Backpack:



Capacity 38
Weight 0.45
Dimensions 70 x 25 x 15
picture of BURN 38L

Packing List
  • 3x Darn Tough Endurance socks
  • Buff USA Merino Buff
  • Montbell Versalite rain jacket
  • Prana Brion pants
  • Pistol Lake One Bag Henley
  • 3x Eofficio given-go boxer brief
  • Prana Stretch Zion short
  • Arctery Atom LT
  • Melanzana Micro Grid Hoodie
  • Smartwool 50 Sport Tech tshirt
  • Smartwool 50 Base Layer tshirt
  • Bedrock Cairn sandals
  • Salomon Speed Cross 3
  • Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap
  • travel toothbrush
  • Zpacks cuben stuff sack
  • toothpaste
  • Epicka power adapter
  • lightning charging cable
  • micro USB charging cable
  • Anker Powercore II 0000
  • Petzl Zipka
  • Peak Designs Capture Clip v3
  • Pedco UltraPod II
  • Fuji XT20
  • Fuji XF 024mm f/4 R OIS
  • NPW26 battery
  • Fuji XF 23mm f/2 R
  • eagle creek XS packit cube
  • specter fabric
  • eagle creek S packit cube
  • eagle creek M packit cube
  • Field Notes and leather cover
  • Belroy Slim Sleeve wallet