I googled about a million Camino de Santiago packing lists before starting my pilgrimage. I wanted to get it right – after all, the Camino takes around 36 days, and crosses nearly 500 miles. It’s not short.
Because the Camino is so long, it’s extremely important to pack the right gear. It’s equally important to pack light – every ounce counts when you’re carrying a backpack.
In my Camino de Santiago packing list, I’ve included recommendations on the best backpack, footwear, clothing, and more. I’ve also included what didn’t work for me, so you’ll know what not to pack.
I hope you’ll find it helpful. Buen camino!
Here are few important things to consider when choosing a backpack:
a. Size matters. A 40-liter backpack is probably ideal — not too big, not too small. Originally I bought a 33L backpack, but later returned it because it didn’t fit