Hut to Hut Hiking Packing List
Hiking hut to hut is one of the most incredible experiences you can have in the Alps. However, your enjoyment is very much tied to how prepared you are and how much weight you’re carrying on your back. We’ve learned the hard way how poor gear impacts a multi-day hiking trip. We want to help you be as prepared as possible, so you don’t make the same mistakes as we did (e.g. low-grade hiking boots, travel pack instead of hiking pack).
Below, you’ll find our personal hut to hut packing list for multi-day trekking in the Alps. In addition to gear and overnight hut (Hütte, Rifugio, Koča, Cabane, Cappana, Refuge) essentials, remember to always bring enough cash for mountain hut expenses. Most mountain huts we’ve visited do not accept credit cards.
Also, remember to pack your passport. In Slovenia, you always have to show your passport when you check in to a mountain hut.
Important: Due to the ongoing pandemic, mountain huts may require you to bring additional items. Please review each hut’s website to ensure you bring the right overnight essentials. These requirements will vary from country to country.
In Austria, for example, overnight visitors must bring their own lightweight sleeping bag (not just a liner) like this Alpin Loacker Sleeping Bag and their own pillow like this Hikenture Camping Pillow. Additionally, Austrian hut visitors must adhere to new safety rules and regulations.