WHAT TO BRING TO THE ANDES
Due to the variety of temperatures throughout the day in the Andes, you should dress in layers.
Light wool is ideal and a warm jacket (synthetic thermal or merino wool)
Long sleeved pants (trekking pants are ideal).
T-shirts (at least 3)
Long sleeved shirts (at least 2)
Shorts (Shorts-convertible pants are good)
Comfortable shoes for walking (sneakers), or good hiking boots if you’re planning on doing any heavy trekking.
A thick sweater and a jacket (if you're planning on visiting the Cotopaxi National Park or other places of a rather high altitude). Remember that the higher you are, the colder the weather will be. (temperature range: 5º-25ºC (41º-77ºF).
Sun protection (at least 50)
Sunglasses, hat, binoculars
Small back pack (waterproof if possible)
Personal toiletries and medicine; if you’re doing altitude trekking it should include: bandaids, blister plasters,
scissors, bandage, pills for diarrea and altitude sickness (consult a travel medicine specialist about these)
Money and Security
Copy of passport
US Cash mostly low denomination ($1 to $20) for local entrances and tipping • Travel Insurance