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This is the first time I’ve had such serious doubts about what to bring on a journey. Usually I just grab a few tops, skirts, a bikini, and off I go. But this time I knew we were going through all sorts of climates. It would be dazzling hot, cold and rainy, humid and even below zero degrees. So basically – mission impossible.

After a lot of researching, I narrowed it down to these things:

Packing list for Bolivia


Documents and money

  • Passport
  • Visa card
  • Plane tickets
  • Wallet
  • Local currency
  • Insurance card
  • Drivers license
  • Vaccination card (you’ll need the Yellow Fever vaccination to get into Bolivia)
  • Diary & pen

Packing list for Bolivia











Packing list for Bolivia












  • Softshell from hummel (a wonderful alternative to the stiff and less breathable rainwear)
  • Fleece
  • Sports bras (I brought three)
  • Socks
  • Three leggings
  • Baselayer (these became my lost indispensable items)
  • T-shirt
  • Three tops
  • Four dresses (two long and two short)
  • Bikini
  • Towel
  • Rain poncho (also very indispensable, but it’s easily bought in La Paz)
  • Sunglasses (two pair)

Packing list for Bolivia











  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Deo
  • Make up
  • Cleaning tissues (both for make up and body)
  • Hair elastics and hair donuts
  • Ear plugs (if you value your night’s sleep)
  • Shaver
  • Tweezers
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Small plastic bags
  • Toilet paper
  • Pocket knife
  • Neck pillow (for the nights on planes/cars, etc.)
  • Tampons
  • Sunscreen (factor 30)
  • Lip balm
  • Ear rings

Packing list for Bolivia











  • Flip flops
  • Salomon (Trekking boots)
  • Ballerinas
  • Snacks
  • Pad lock
  • Medicine

I ended up having 13 kg in my backpack with room left for presents and souvenirs – a personal record on my part. So, let’s hear the verdict: Did I overpack? Forget anything? What did you pack for Bolivia? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.