The temperature may vary greatly between day and night, so we suggest dressing in layers.
Dress code is always casual at Lama and because we live close to the earth, things tend to get dirty quickly, so bring appropriate clothes.
If you are coming from a low elevation, we suggest that you start drinking liquid chlorophyll with water several days in advance (1 tablespoon per glass of water). This will help prevent altitude sickness.
In order not to attract bears, pack all toiletries (including lotions, lip balm, camera film, vitamins, perfumes, toothpaste) in a separate bag to be left in the washhouse. Do not bring any scented items into your sleeping area. You can put yourself in danger. We cannot over-emphasize this!
Because the water from the washhouse feeds plants, Lama supplies biodegradable soap, shampoo and lotion. Please do not use non-biodegradable toiletries that will go down the sink drains.
Our solar electric system cannot handle the load from hair dryers, curling irons, toasters, or any other electrical heating devices. Please do not bring these items.
If you have clothes that you are planning to donate to charity, please consider bringing them to Lama’s free-clothing room, “the Regalia Room”. The Regalia Room is also there for you if you need an extra sweater, shorts, etc.
What to Bring:
Tent with a good-quality rain fly
Two tarps—one to be used as a ground cloth under the tent; the other to be used inside the tent to reinforce the flooring—this has proven to be significant in assuring dryness in sudden storms
Flashlight and a tent lamp (no candles or lanterns with an open flame)
Sleeping bag (good to 40° F) and an extra blanket for additional warmth
Clothes for variable weather
Sturdy shoes for hiking
Toiletries, including sunscreen, lip protection; lotion if desired