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5 Essential Items for Your Camino de Santiago Packing List

Luis Anaya

Luis Anaya

Feb 7, 20224 min read

Do you want to walk the Camino de Santiago in the most comfortable way possible? Follow Bukitt's ultimate Camino packing list and you'll enjoy the full pilgrim experience without the hassle of unnecessary extra weight!

Bukitt's exclusive Camino de Santiago experience is all about comfort and traveling light. Our trip is not designed as an endurance test focused on reaching a destination, but rather as a transcendental journey of nice, long walks where you'll be able to connect with nature, ancient traditions, and your inner self.

To free our travelers from the burden of unnecessary weight, we provide VIP services such as daily luggage transport services, accompanying support vehicles, and private rooms at the best rural lodgings in Galicia. Although this will allow you to not worry about packing bulky items or bringing extra clothes, there are still some items you'll want to take with you during your daily walks in order to stay dry and be prepared.

Here's a list of the 5 essential items you should always have with you while walking your Camino:

Sport Backpack

Osprey Hikelite 18Osprey Hikelite 18

Thanks to our luggage transportation service, you won't have to carry all of your luggage with you. We recommend you bring a small, waterproof hiking backpack during your daily walks. The compact Osprey Hikelite 18 will give you plenty of room for any essentials — especially during spring and summer when fewer layers of clothing are needed — while still ensuring light and unencumbered travel.

Hiking Shoes

Hoka ONE ONE Speedgoat 4 Gore-Tex.Hoka ONE ONE Speedgoat 4 Gore-Tex.

Comfortable and durable shoes are your best friends during El Camino's long walks. Each stage of our route covers more than 20 km, so you can expect at least 4 hours of walking each day. Have in mind that our Camino route, although not high in hiking difficulty, goes through some stretches of fairly mountainous and humid terrain. Hoka's Speedgoat 4 shoes are extremely light and comfortable, with a very grippy outsole that prevents slips and a durable, Gore-Tex waterproof material that will ensure your feet stay dry even in the wettest conditions.

Water Flask

Black Camelbak water bottle.Camelbak Carry Cap 64oz Bottle Insulated Stainless Steel.

Although Galicia is a relatively cool area of Spain, the long walking days it takes to cover the 156 km long stretch of our Camino Francés route will still make you sweat quite a bit. To ensure a pleasant and safe experience, it's essential you bring enough liquids with you in order to stay hydrated. The stout 64 oz CamelBack Carry Cap flask will allow you to carry loads of water while keeping it cool for the whole day. You'll always be able to refill your bottle from the public water fountains along el Camino.

Trekking Clothes

Red men's Berghaus Paclite Peak waterproof jacket .Berghaus Paclite Peak Jacket .

Although it's drier during late spring and summer, Galicia is one of the wettest areas in Spain. You can expect a humid atmosphere on some of your walks, especially if you set out early in the morning or finish in the late afternoon. We recommend you always carry a foldable, waterproof, lightweight trekking jacket like the Berghaus Paclite Peak so you can always be prepared for the occasional drizzle, the chilly mornings, and the windy afternoons.

Trekking Poles

Black Carbon Distance Carbon Z Trekking PolesBlack Carbon Distance Carbon Z Trekking Poles

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced hiker, a good pair of trekking poles are a fundamental item to successfully undertake any kind of distance walk. This item will enhance your stability, help you keep a natural walking rhythm, and provide you with support on any type of terrain or degree of inclination. The Distance Carbon Z by Black Diamond is a fantastic option for traveling light in El Camino. With a 100% carbon fiber shaft, these foldable poles are extremely durable, super lightweight, and perfectly portable.

For the second time in history, there will be two consecutive Xacobeo years. If you have the Camino de Santiago on your bucket list, 2022 is a unique opportunity for you to experience this millenary pilgrimage. With our Camino de Santiago experience, you're one click away from making your dreams come true!