Women’s Packing List for Pimentel

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Women’s packing list for Pimentel, Peru

Congrats on your acceptance into our program! The following guide will help you to prepare for your big adventure. Some people prefer to pack more and some prefer to pack less. It is 100% up to you but here is a mock packing list of what I would suggest for a woman who will be staying in Pimentel for a few months.

Lightweight breathable clothes are best for the Pimentel climate. It tends to be fairly dry with high temperatures ranging from 25-32C and lows ranging from 16-21C. Mornings and nights can be cool or even cold while the afternoon temperature tends to linger around 26C. It doesn’t rain much in Pimentel and it is never really humid. While heavy jackets aren’t necessary, it is good to pack a few sweaters and a jacket for the evening/morning. Also, be sure to check the monthly averages for the season you plan to come.

In some countries wearing shorts or tank tops to work or school may be considered too casual, however in Pimentel it is completely acceptable. Typically at ASI, the students and interns partake in a variety of activities, including (but not limited to) surfing, salsa dancing, beach volleyball, and going out on the weekends. As far as nightlife goes, most places tend to be casual or dressy casual at the most. Therefore, it might be a good idea to pack a few summer dresses or versatile outfits that work for both school and going out.

Students also travel to neighboring cities and national attractions while living in Pimentel. If you are planning on taking a trip to Machu Picchu, it would be wise to pack proper hiking gear and clothing as well. It is strongly recommended that you pack one warm jacket and rain gear considering the many areas in Peru where it rains frequently such as Chachapoyas. These areas get quite cold even during summer.

 

Clothing:

  • Atleast 6 T-shirts or tank tops
  • 2 long sleeve shirts
  • 2 dresses
  • 2 pairs of shorts
  • 1 pair of jeans
  • 1 pair of leggings
  • 1 pair of sweatpants
  • 1 ultra light sweater
  • 1 sweatshirt
  • 1 jacket
  • Undergarments
  • 1-2 swimsuits
  • 4 pairs of socks
  • 1 pair of flip flops
  • 1 pair of comfortable sandals/flats
  • 1 pair of running/hiking shoes
  • Bath towel and beach towel
  • Sarong

Accessories:

  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Daypack for hiking and city tours
  • Small purse
  • Change purse
  • Backpack or bag for school books and supplies
  • Cell phone and charger

Toiletries:

  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Body Wash/Soap
  • Wash cloth
  • Razor
  • Face Wash
  • Lotion
  • Contact Solution/Glasses
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste
  • Sunscreen!!!
  • Tampons/Pads
  • Hairbrush/hair ties
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Deodorant
  • Travel tissue packs also come in handy
  • Nail clippers

School/Work Supplies:

  • Outlet converter
  • Laptop (if your job requires it)
  • Pens/Pencils
  • Spanish/English pocket dictionary

Optional:

  • Camera
  • Locks
  • Gaffer tape
  • Cable ties
  • Pocketknife
  • Money belt
  • Makeup
  • Notebook (The school will provide you with a small one, but if you have a preference type, pick one up before you arrive)
  • Book
  • Jewelry (but nothing too valuable)
  • Sewing kit
  • First aid kit
  • Vitamins
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Mosquito repellent

*Be aware of airline baggage restrictions! Typically, 23 kilos (50 pounds) is the maximum weight, but ALL airlines are different. Check your specific airline’s restrictions and weigh your bag(s) before heading to the airport!

*If you forget something, you will more than likely find it in the neighboring big city, Chiclayo.