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Practical Advice

If you do not have much experience in high-mountain trekking and you have queries, this information may prove useful to you:
The material carried on the trek must feature the bare essentials (nothing more or nothing less):

  • Flexible trekking boots
  • Socks
  • Shorts
  • Long trousers
  • Underwear
  • Short-sleeved t-shirt
  • Long-sleeved t-shirt
  • Light fleece
  • Windproof and waterproof jacket
  • Gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Head torch
  • Mini first-aid kit
  • Water bottle / CamelBak
  • Cap
  • Wool hat
  • Knife
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Compeed blister plasters
  • Map and compass
  • GPS
  • Mobile phone
  • Picnic
  • The Fifth Lake Guide and its maps.

To follow The Fifth Lake trail, it is important:

  • To have good physical fitness.
  • Not to carry a heavy rucksack during the trek.
  • To have knowledge of progression, mountain safety and orienteering.
  • To set out early and not to underestimate the terrain.
  • To drink plenty of water, especially at the hottest times of the day.
  • To follow the itinerary with the guidebook.
  • To check the weather forecast.
  • To have emergency telephone numbers at hand: 112.

Our conduct determines whether hiking can be continued in the future:

  • Take waste with you to dispose of it in the designated areas.
  • Respect fenced-in animals and close wire-mesh gates once you have passed through them.
  • If you bring dog(s) with you, tie it(them) up on the stretches where you come across animals.
  • If a dog from a village starts following you, stop them from doing so.
  • Do not go near or disturb livestock.
  • If animals approach you, do not be afraid and remain calm; they will probably think you are bringing salt to them. Do not take out plastic bags close to the animals for the same reason.
  • Respect the silence of nature. It will allow you to hear and listen to the special and characteristic sounds of the area. The animals like to graze quietly.

Respect the environment, remember we are in a place of great natural value: respect the flora and fauna, the crops and private property.
Our enjoyment of this landscape in the future depends on our sense of responsibility.